Welcome to worship In the Park!
United Presbyterian Church
United Church of Christ Congregational
June 13, 2021 at 9:30
Welcome and announcements
Call to worship
Pastor: May the love of God our Creator, the grace of Jesus our Savior and the guidance of God’s Holy Spirit our Helper be with you.
Congregation: And also with you.
Pastor: May you experience God’s presence this morning and may you experience God’s presence throughout this day and every day.
Congregation: And may you experience the same.
Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways. Psalm 119:37 ESV
Prayer of confession and reconciliation (1 John 1:8-9)
Pastor: If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
All: Merciful God, you call us to live as your word teaches, but we fail to follow the guidance you give. We regularly fail to do justice, love mercy or walk humbly with you. We have not loved you with our whole heart and we have not loved our neighbor the way we love ourselves. We pray that you would forgive us and fill us with your Holy Spirit.
(time of silence – private time with God)
Pastor: We are called to believe and share this good news.
All: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven and by God’s Holy Spirit we are empowered.
The reading of God’s word (Mark 4:26-34)
Pastor: The word of God for the people of God.
Congregation: Thanks be to God.
Sermon by Pastor Bill
Quiet time of reflection and worship through giving
A statement of our faith (Galatians 5:22, 23 and 25)
All: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.
Prayers of the people
Sharing of joys and concerns – prayer by Pastor Bill
The Lord’s Prayer
All: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, they will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
All: By the fire of your Spirit, O God, forge us into one church. Set our hearts aflame with a love for you and a desire to do your will. Ignite our lives that we might live in joyful discipleship. Keep us faithful in your service until Christ comes in final victory. Remind us that we shall feast with all your saints in the joy of your eternal kingdom. Amen.
We are looking for a part time custodian at the Presbyterian Church.
Please see Bill or any session member if interested.
We need volunteers for VBS which runs July 25th through July 29th. Bri will be teaching and will need assistant. Our snack night is Wednesday of that week.
Presbyterian Church is looking for people to deliver meals on wheels for July!
Harlan Poolman - hand surgery
Mark Zwiefel - heart issues
Paul Eekhoff - recovery
Karen Chapman - recovery
Todd Studer - wrist
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Pastor Bill Cell Phone 515/293-2104
We are glad you are here.
Thanks for worshiping with us today!