“As long as the earth exists, seedtime and harvest, cold and hot, summer and autumn, day and night will not cease.” (Genesis 8:22; CEB)
* Indicates that worshippers are to stand if able. Congregational responses are in bold print.
Worship Leader: Aaron Lewis
Entrance & Praise
Prelude (John Kwon)
Welcome (Rev. Park)
Opening Hymn: Leaning on the Everlasting Arms (Verses 1 & 2) UMH #133
1. What a fellowship, what a joy divine, leaning on the everlasting arms;
what a blessedness, what a peace is mine, leaning on the everlasting arms.
Leaning, leaning, safe and secure from all alarms;
leaning, leaning, leaning on the everlasting arms.
2. O how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way, leaning on the everlasting arms;
O how bright the path grows from day to day,
leaning on the everlasting arms.
*Call to Worship (Aaron Lewis)
L: Welcome to a celebration of God’s love for us!
All: We surely need to see that love; stresses weigh us down.
L: You’ve come to the right place. This is a place where all of us can seek God’s presence and share our deepest inmost concerns with God.
All: We are glad to hear that, for we wrestle with our faith far too often.
L: Don’t fear! God is with you always, loving and transforming your lives.
All: Lord of mercy and compassion, be in our hearts this day. Help us to reach out with love to others. Amen.
VBS Mission Report (Bonni Pear)
Pastoral Prayer Rev. Park
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
This is the Word of Life for all the people of God.
Thanks be to God
Offering Anthem "Dona Nobis Pacem" (Flute Choir)
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Message: Trusting God in Major Changes (Rev. Park)
Holy Communion & Sending Forth
Follow the Screen (in-person) or the subtitles (on-line)
"Let Us Break Bread Together" (UMH #618
Closing Hymn: Forward Through the Ages, Verses 1 & 3 (UMH #555)
1. Forward through the ages, in unbroken line,
move the faithful spirits at the call divine;
gifts in differing measure, hearts of one accord,
manifold the service, one the sure reward.
Forward through the ages, in unbroken line,
move the faithful spirits at the call divine.
3. Not alone we conquer, not alone we fall;
in each loss or triumph lose or triumph all.
Bound by God's far purpose in one living whole,
move we on together to the shining goal.
Benediction (Rev. Park)
Postlude (John Kwon)