The Service of Worship of the FPCU in Trumansburg, September 13, 2020

 

You will find that the service has been broke up into 3 links, each link is posted at the beginning of the service portion it covers.

The Prelude

 

Scripture for Preparation 

33 But a Samaritan while traveling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii,[k] gave them to the innkeeper, and said, ‘Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.’ 36 Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” 37 He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”

 

The Welcome, News and Announcements

 

 The Introit

 

The Call to Worship                                                                                                           Jerry VanOrden


Leader: Beloved, we are called to love those in need.
People: Let us love and truth in action.
Leader Beloved, we are called to be people of peace.
People: Let us love in truth and action.
Leader: Beloved, we are called to be people of healing.
People: Let us love in truth and action.
Leader: May we abide in God’s love.
People: Let us love and truth and action

Hum the Hymn #341, “Blessed Assurance, Jesus is Mine”

 

Prayer of Confession                                                                                                         Jerry VanOrden

Merciful God, your strength and courage pour forth to sustain the witness of your faithful people. Awaken in us the humility to serve where every creation is broken and needy – that we may follow in the way of our brother, Jesus, die as he did to all that separates us from you, and be raised as he was to new life. Amen.

 

The 1st Scripture Reading                            I Samuel 2:24-42                                 Jerry VanOrden

 

 24 So David hid in the field, and when the New Moon feast came, the king sat down to eat. 25 He sat in his customary place by the wall, opposite Jonathan,[a] and Abner sat next to Saul, but David’s place was empty. 26 Saul said nothing that day, for he thought, “Something must have happened to David to make him ceremonially unclean—surely he is unclean.” 27 But the next day, the second day of the month, David’s place was empty again. Then Saul said to his son Jonathan, “Why hasn’t the son of Jesse come to the meal, either yesterday or today?”

28 Jonathan answered, “David earnestly asked me for permission to go to Bethlehem. 29 He said, ‘Let me go, because our family is observing a sacrifice in the town and my brother has ordered me to be there. If I have found favor in your eyes, let me get away to see my brothers.’ That is why he has not come to the king’s table.”

30 Saul’s anger flared up at Jonathan and he said to him, “You son of a perverse and rebellious woman! Don’t I know that you have sided with the son of Jesse to your own shame and to the shame of the mother who bore you? 31 As long as the son of Jesse lives on this earth, neither you nor your kingdom will be established. Now send someone to bring him to me, for he must die!”

32 “Why should he be put to death? What has he done?” Jonathan asked his father. 33 But Saul hurled his spear at him to kill him. Then Jonathan knew that his father intended to kill David.

34 Jonathan got up from the table in fierce anger; on that second day of the feast he did not eat, because he was grieved at his father’s shameful treatment of David.

35 In the morning Jonathan went out to the field for his meeting with David. He had a small boy with him, 36 and he said to the boy, “Run and find the arrows I shoot.” As the boy ran, he shot an arrow beyond him. 37 When the boy came to the place where Jonathan’s arrow had fallen, Jonathan called out after him, “Isn’t the arrow beyond you?” 38 Then he shouted, “Hurry! Go quickly! Don’t stop!” The boy picked up the arrow and returned to his master. 39 (The boy knew nothing about all this; only Jonathan and David knew.) 40 Then Jonathan gave his weapons to the boy and said, “Go, carry them back to town.”

41 After the boy had gone, David got up from the south side of the stone and bowed down before Jonathan three times, with his face to the ground. Then they kissed each other and wept together—but David wept the most.

42 Jonathan said to David, “Go in peace, for we have sworn friendship with each other in the name of the Lord, saying, ‘The Lord is witness between you and me, and between your descendants and my descendants forever.’” Then David left, and Jonathan went back to the town.[b]

 

Hum the Hymn #438, “Blest Be The Tie That Binds” 

 

We Proclaim God’s Word


The 2nd Scripture Reading   I Corinthians 13: 4a,7     

Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. (Love) bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

 

Sermon          “The Pain(s) of Friendship”            

 

Organ Music for Meditation

We Respond to God’s Word

The Offertory

Our lives gain value as we give our time and talents in loving service and our silver and gold increase in value as they are invested according to your purposes. Give us glad and generous hearts as we participate in the building of the community you intend, through Christ, Amen.

**The Doxology

 

**The Prayer of Dedication 

You, O God are one; likewise, the world you have created.  You know the heart of our actions, how we give in different ways and venues. We dedicate this money as one evidence of our stewardship, loving God. May you bless it to Thy use and our bodies to Thy service in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

The Joys and Concerns 

 

The People’s Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

…Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be your name,    

    your kingdom come, your 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 yours is the kingdom, 

    and the power, and the glory, forever.  Amen   

 

We Go Forth in God’s Name

**The Charge and Benediction

Numbers 6:24-26  The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.

 

**The Sending Hymn “Go Now In Peace” 

 

**Postlude

 

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Covid 19 Restrictions

To the congregation:  Please do not sing the hymns. Please be careful to observe a six foot perimeter for appropriate distancing. 

 

Tent Services In Case of Inclement Weather

It’s going to take more than rain to upend our Tent Services.  In case of inclement weather, there will be limited space under the tent.  Don’t catch cold.  Stay in your car by parking nearby the tent and tuning into FM 89.7 on your car radio.  In the event of a storm, the service of worship will be made available via digital recording. 

 

Attributions

Psalms and Prayers for Congregational Participation by B. Davie Hostetter, 1982

The hymns for today are from The Presbyterian Hymnal, Westminster Press, 1990

To Steve Little -Videographer this entire summer experiment, and what a successful one it has been. 

To our brave Tent Soloists and Liturgists. To Kristin Parry who cleared and reset the FPCU laptop after a solid brass projectile broke the pastor’s keyboard last Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Service of Worship of the FPCU in Trumansburg, September 6, 2020

 

You will find that the service has been broke up into 3 links, each link is posted at the beginning of the service portion it covers.

The Prelude

The Scripture for Preparation                   

Exodus 19 – 20 selected verses

19 In the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness of Sinai. 2 For they were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the desert of Sinai, and had pitched in the wilderness; and there Israel camped before the mount. 3 And Moses went up unto God, and the Lord called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel. 4 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself. 5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: 6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel. 7 And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the Lord commanded him. 8 And all and spake unto them. 20.1 And God spake all these words, saying The Ten Commandments 

 

Welcome, News and Announcements

An Important Invitation

Today’s service includes the Holy Communion.  Please have your elements ready for that part of the service.  If you did not bring elements, please raise your hand.  Our usher will see to it that you are included.  Unfortunately, we do not have gluten free elements.  We will take our time and allow for the newness of this social distancing approach to Holy Communion to happen.

Are there other announcements?

This ends the news and announcements of the WFPC. Now let us be church. Let us worship God. 

The Introit

The Call to Worship 

Leader: Grant us, O God, the heart of a child, pure and transparent as a spring of water; a simple heart,

which never harbors sorrows;

People:  Let us worship you today with an open and receptive heart.

Leader: a heart glorious and self-giving, tender in compassion; a heart faithful and generous, which will

never forget any good or bear a grudge for any evil.

People:  Let us worship you today with an open and receptive heart.

Leader: make my heart gentle and humble, loving without asking anything in return, large hearted and

undauntable, which no ingratitude can sour and no indifference can weary;

People:  Let us worship you today with an open and receptive heart.

Leader: a heart penetrated by the love of Jesus whose desire will only be satisfied in heaven. Grant us, all

Lord, the mind and heart of Jesus in all we do and say.

People:  Let us worship you today with an open and receptive heart.

 

The Hymn of Praise “Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore”

Prayer of Confession                                                      

Holy God, we thank you that you receive us, not according to our feeling goodness, but according to your overflowing grace. You receive us as we are. You show us what we can be. You have come to us in Jesus Christ to share a common lot and reconcile us to yourself. Sweep over us with your Spirit, change us by your love, that we may shout for joy before you, and live to your glory in the world. Amen.

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER                                                                   

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy will be done, thy kingdom come 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.

The Scripture Reading:                                                 The Psalm 90:12-4,12

1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.

2 Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

3 You turn people back to dust, saying, “Return to dust, you mortals.”

4 A thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night.

12 Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

 

 The Hymn, “Let Us Break Bread Together”

 

2nd Reading:                                                                Ecclesiastes 3:1,4b-15

3 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5 a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 6 a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to throw away; 7 a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; 8 a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.

 

9 What gain have the workers from their toil? 10 I have seen the business that God has given to everyone to be busy with. 11 He has made everything suitable for its time; moreover he has put a sense of past and future into their minds, yet they cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for them than to be happy and enjoy themselves as long as they live; 13 moreover, it is God’s gift that all should eat and drink and take pleasure in all their toil. 14 I know that whatever God does endures forever; nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it; God has done this, so that all should stand in awe before him. 15 That which is, already has been; that which is to be, already is; and God seeks out what has gone by.

 

The Meditation “On Time in Rhyme”

 The Offertory

Please hum along for The Doxology

The Prayer of Dedication (Call and Response)

We give our best, gracious God, lest in gaining the whole world we lose life itself. As a covenant people, we seek to do our part to witness to your will and way. As we give, help us to perceive more clearly what you would have us do with the wealth entrusted to our management. As we contribute to the needs of the Saints, we present ourselves as living sacrifices. Direct us according to your will. Amen.

 

The Service of Holy Communion

THE INVITATION TO THE TABLE

Communion Special Music                                                   Jeanette Little

Sharing of the Bread and Cup

The Silent and Pastoral Prayer

**The Charge and Benediction

**The Sending Hymn “Go Now In Peace”

**Postlude       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Service of Worship of the FPCU in Trumansburg, August 30, 2020

The Prelude

Scripture for Preparation  Psalm 19

Psalm 19

 1 The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. 2 Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge.

3 There is no speech, nor are there words, their voice is not heard; 4 yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.

In the heavens he has set a tent for the sun, 5 which comes out like a bridegroom from his wedding canopy, and like a strong man runs its course with joy.

6 Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them; and nothing is hid from its heat.

7 The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the decrees of the Lord are sure, making wise the simple;

8 the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is clear, enlightening the eyes;

9 the fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever; the ordinances of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.

10 More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey, and drippings of the honeycomb.

11 Moreover by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward. 12 But who can detect their errors?  Clear me from hidden faults.

13 Keep back your servant also from the insolent;[d] do not let them have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression.

14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

The Welcome, News and Announcements

Welcome to the service of worship of the WFPC.

These are the news and announcements:

WHAT’S HAPPENING?

….This ends the news and announcements of the WFPC. Now let us be church. Let us worship God.  

The Introit

The Call to Worship                                                       Karen Perkins

Leader: We gather to see the world with each other. 

People: We gather to offer our visions of love and of hope. 

Leader: We gather to hear the word with each other. 

People: We gather to offer our visions of love and of hope. 

Leader: We gather to taste community with each other. 

People: We gather to offer our visions of love and of hope. 

Leader: We gather to touch each other’s lives with compassion. 

People: We gather to offer our visions of love and of hope. 

Leader: We gather to honor our bodies’ ways of knowing. 

People: We gather to offer our visions of love and of hope. 

Hymn  #420, “God of Grace and God of Glory”

Prayer of Confession                                                       Karen Perkins

God of Mercy – we find ourselves separated from each other by time and by space, and yet we know our hearts are in communion as we share in the gift of your love. So in the midst of the chaos and disruption we face, we look to you to remind us of the resources we have in each other and the stillness we can find when we open ourselves to your peace.

The 1st Scripture Reading      Matthew 27:57-61, 28:1       Karen Perkins

57 When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who was also a disciple of Jesus. 58 He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus; then Pilate ordered it to be given to him. 59 So Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth 60 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn in the rock. He then rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb and went away. 61 Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the tomb. 28:1  After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb.  This ends  the reading of God’s holy word. Thanks be to God. Amen. 

Hymn #306 “Fairest Lord Jesus” 

We Proclaim God’s Word

The 2nd Scripture Reading    Luke 9:59-60

59 To another Jesus said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” 60 But Jesus[m] said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” 

Sermon “The Grateful Dead, Zombies, and the Silent Majority”                     

Organ Music for Meditation

We Respond to God’s Word

The Offertory

Psalm 19:9-11  The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever; the ordinances of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.  More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey, and drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward. Please give generously to church. 

**Please hum along or speak The Doxology

**The Prayer of Dedication 

May God bless these gifts and all who give, and may we use our wealth, our time, and our abilities for the good of all God’s people.

The Joys and Concerns 

The People’s Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

…Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be your name,    

    your kingdom come, your 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 yours is the kingdom, 

    and the power, and the glory, forever.  Amen   

We Go Forth in God’s Name

**The Charge and Benediction

Numbers 6:24-26  The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.

**The Sending Hymn “Go Now In Peace” 

**Postlude

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Attributions

Psalms and Prayers for Congregational Participation by B. Davie Hostetter, 1982

The hymns for today are from The Presbyterian Hymnal, Westminster Press, 1990

To Steve Little -Videographer this entire summer experiment, and what a successful one it has been. 

To our brave Tent Soloists and Liturgists.

To Kristin Parry who cleared and reset the FPCU laptop after a solid brass projectile broke the pastor’s keyboard last Sunday.