06 09-2013 sc gathering


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06 09-2013 sc gathering

  1. 1. Follow Me the Master SaidWords: Unknown author; from The Voice of Praise, 1887,Music: Richard Kentopp, 2012.“Follow Me,” the Master said;We will follow Jesus:By His Word and Spirit led,We will follow Jesus.Still for us He lives to plead,At God’s throne does intercede,Offers help in time of need:We will follow Jesus.…
  2. 2. Should the world and sin oppose,We will follow Jesus:He is greater than our woes,We will follow Jesus.On His promise we depend;He will nurture and defend,Help and keep us to the end:We will follow Jesus.…
  3. 3. Though the way may dark appear,We will follow Jesus:He will make our pathway clear,We will follow Jesus.In our daily round of care,As we plead with God in prayer,With the cross which we must bear,We will follow Jesus.…
  4. 4. Ever keep the end in view;We will follow Jesus:All His promises are true:We will follow Jesus.When this earthly course is run,And the Master says, “Well done!”Life eternal we’ll have won!We will follow Jesus.
  5. 5. Call to WorshipInspired by Jeremiah 31:7-9Praise God!For God is gathering His people together.From near and far we come together—the wounded and the whole, the weakand the strong—seeking God’s presence,God’s forgiveness,and God’s direction for our lives.Amen.
  6. 6. We Are Waiting Blessed SaviorWords: Fanny Crosby.Music: Richard Kentopp, 2012.We are waiting, blessed Savior,We are watching for the hourWhen in majesty descending,You will come in mighty power;Then the shadows will be lifted,And the darkness rolled away,And our eyes behold the splendorOf the glorious crowning day.…
  7. 7. We are waiting, blessed Savior,We are watching not in vainFor the cloud that bore you upward,And will bring you back again.Then, among your ransomed people,We will tread the shining way,And our eyes behold the splendorOf the glorious crowning day.…
  8. 8. We are waiting, blessed Savior,For a union, heart to heart,With our savior in the garden,Where we nevermore will part;Then our sorrows, in a moment,Like a dream will pass away,When our eyes behold the splendorOf the glorious crowning day.
  9. 9. Been in this War for too LongWords and Music: Chris Simpson, 2008.remember your mercies O Lordweve got so much hurtremember weve fallen so hardfrom our concrete towers to earthremember we sleep every nightwith doors locked and shades pulled downtightremember your mercies O Lordwere already so terrified…
  10. 10. we just stay in one placewe just cover our faceswe just look at our handswe just dont know what time it is…
  11. 11. remember your mercies O Lordjust could you please be kindwere grateful for so many thingsbut you also gave us these mindslike you gave us the sky and the treesand we couldnt keep them from harmremember your mercies O Lordweve wired our hearts with alarm…
  12. 12. we just sit in these chairs nowwe just stare at these screens nowwe just work all the time nowso we just dont know what day it is
  13. 13. were tired and hungry for dreams nowweve traded all love for reliefour casualties rise like black riversfrom deserts and flood city streetsremember your mercies O Lordand please dont deny us our songwere rambling and restless and wearyweve been in this war for too longwere black and were blue and werebroke downweve been in this war for too long
  14. 14. Psalm 146:1-2, 5-10 (CEB)146 Praise the LORD ! Let my whole beingpraise the LORD !2 I will praise the LORD with all my life; Iwill sing praises to my God as long as I live.
  15. 15. 5 The person whose help is the God of Jacob— the person whose hope rests on the LORDtheir God— is truly happy!6 God: the maker of heaven and earth, thesea, and all that is in them,God: who is faithful forever,7 who gives justice to people who areoppressed,who gives bread to people who are starving!The LORD: who frees prisoners.8 The LORD: who makes the blind see.The LORD: who straightens up those whoare bent low.The LORD: who loves the righteous.9 The LORD: who protects immigrants,who helps orphans and widows,but who makes the way of the wicked twistand turn!10 The LORD will rule forever!Zion, your God will rule from one generationto the next!Praise the LORD !
  16. 16. Be Thou My Visionwords:Words: Attributed to Dallan Forgaill, 8th Centurymusic:of Irish folk originBe Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art.Thou my best Thought, by day or by night,Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.
  17. 17. Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word;I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;Thou my great Father, I Thy true child;Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.
  18. 18. Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,Thou mine Inheritance, now and always:Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.
  19. 19. High King of Heaven, my victory won,May I reach Heaven’s joys,O bright Heaven’s Sun!Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.
  20. 20. Let Thy Blood in Mercy PouredWords: Unknown; translated from Greek to English by John Brownlie, 1907.Music: Richard Kentopp, 2011.Let your blood in mercy poured,Let your gracious body broken,Be to me, O gracious Lord,Of your boundless love the token.
  21. 21. You did give yourself for me,Now I give myself to thee.You did give yourself for me,Now I give myself to thee.
  22. 22. You did die that I might live;Blessed Lord, you came to save me:All that love of God could giveJesus by His sorrows gave me.
  23. 23. You did give yourself for me,Now I give myself to thee.You did give yourself for me,Now I give myself to thee.
  24. 24. By the thorns that crowned your brow,By the spear wound and the nailing,By the pain and death, I nowClaim, O Christ, your love unfailing.
  25. 25. You did give yourself for me,Now I give myself to thee.You did give yourself for me,Now I give myself to thee.
  26. 26. Wilt you own the gift I bring?All my penitence I give thee;You art my exalted King,Of Thy matchless love forgive me.
  27. 27. You did give yourself for me,Now I give myself to thee.You did give yourself for me,Now I give myself to thee.
  28. 28. 1 Sam 8:11-1811 He said, "These will be the ways of theking who will reign over you: he will takeyour sons and appoint them to his chariotsand to be his horsemen, and to run before hischariots; 12 and he will appoint for himselfcommanders of thousands and commandersof fifties, and some to plow his ground and toreap his harvest, and to make his implementsof war and the equipment of his chariots. 13He will take your daughters to be perfumersand cooks and bakers. 14 He will take thebest of your fields and vineyards and oliveorchards and give them to his courtiers.
  29. 29. 15 He will take one-tenth of your grain and ofyour vineyards and give it to his officers andhis courtiers. 16 He will take your male andfemale slaves, and the best of your cattle anddonkeys, and put them to his work. 17 Hewill take one-tenth of your flocks, and youshall be his slaves. 18 And in that day youwill cry out because of your king, whom youhave chosen for yourselves; but the LORDwill not answer you in that day."
  30. 30. Jer 1:4-84 Now the word of the LORD came to mesaying, 5 "Before I formed you in the womb Iknew you, and before you were born Iconsecrated you; I appointed you a prophetto the nations." 6 Then I said, "Ah, LordGOD! Truly I do not know how to speak, for Iam only a boy." 7 But the LORD said to me,"Do not say, I am only a boy; for you shallgo to all to whom I send you, and you shallspeak whatever I command you, 8 Do not beafraid of them, for I am with you to deliveryou, says the LORD."
  31. 31. Jer 2:2-82 Go and proclaim in the hearing ofJerusalem, Thus says the LORD: I rememberthe devotion of your youth, your love as abride, how you followed me in the wilderness,in a land not sown. 3 Israel was holy to theLORD, the first fruits of his harvest. All whoate of it were held guilty; disaster came uponthem, says the LORD. 4 Hear the word of theLORD, O house of Jacob, and all the familiesof the house of Israel. 5 Thus says the LORD:What wrong did your ancestors find in methat they went far from me, and went afterworthless things, and became worthlessthemselves?
  32. 32. 6 They did not say, "Where is the LORD whobrought us up from the land of Egypt, wholed us in the wilderness, in a land of desertsand pits, in a land of drought and deepdarkness, in a land that no one passesthrough, where no one lives?" 7 I broughtyou into a plentiful land to eat its fruits andits good things. But when you entered youdefiled my land, and made my heritage anabomination. 8 The priests did not say,"Where is the LORD?" Those who handle thelaw did not know me; the rulers transgressedagainst me; the prophets prophesied by Baal,and went after things that do not profit.
  33. 33. Jer 8:18-2118 My joy is gone, grief is upon me, my heartis sick. 19 Hark, the cry of my poor peoplefrom far and wide in the land: "Is the LORDnot in Zion? Is her King not in her?" ("Whyhave they provoked me to anger with theirimages, with their foreign idols?") 20 "Theharvest is past, the summer is ended, and weare not saved." 21 For the hurt of my poorpeople I am hurt, I mourn, and dismay hastaken hold of me. 22 Is there no balm inGilead? Is there no physician there? Why thenhas the health of my poor people not beenrestored?
  34. 34. Jer 16:10-1510 And when you tell this people all thesewords, and they say to you, "Why has theLORD pronounced all this great evil againstus? What is our iniquity? What is the sin thatwe have committed against the LORD ourGod?" 11 then you shall say to them: It isbecause your ancestors have forsaken me,says the LORD, and have gone after othergods and have served and worshiped them,and have forsaken me and have not kept mylaw; 12 and because you have behavedworse than your ancestors, for here you are,every one of you, following your stubborn evilwill, refusing to listen to me.
  35. 35. 13 Therefore I will hurl you out of this landinto a land that neither you nor yourancestors have known, and there you shallserve other gods day and night, for I willshow you no favor.
  36. 36. 14 Therefore, the days are surely coming,says the LORD, when it shall no longer besaid, "As the LORD lives who brought thepeople of Israel up out of the land of Egypt,"15 but "As the LORD lives who brought thepeople of Israel up out of the land of thenorth and out of all the lands where he haddriven them." For I will bring them back totheir own land that I gave to their ancestors.
  37. 37. Jer 22:3-43 Thus says the LORD: Act with justice andrighteousness, and deliver from the hand ofthe oppressor anyone who has been robbed.And do no wrong or violence to the alien, theorphan, and the widow, or shed innocentblood in this place. 4 For if you will indeedobey this word, then through the gates of thishouse shall enter kings who sit on the throneof David, riding in chariots and on horses,they, and their servants, and their people.
  38. 38. Jonah 3:4-84 Jonah began to go into the city, going adays walk. And he cried out, "Forty daysmore, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!" 5And the people of Nineveh believed God; theyproclaimed a fast, and everyone, great andsmall, put on sackcloth. 6 When the newsreached the king of Nineveh, he rose from histhrone, removed his robe, covered himselfwith sackcloth, and sat in ashes. 7 Then hehad a proclamation made in Nineveh: "By thedecree of the king and his nobles: No humanbeing or animal, no herd or flock, shall tasteanything. They shall not feed, nor shall theydrink water.
  39. 39. 8 Human beings and animals shall be coveredwith sackcloth, and they shall cry mightily toGod. All shall turn from their evil ways andfrom the violence that is in their hands.
  40. 40. 14 I will give the priests their fill of fatness,and my people shall be satisfied with mybounty, says the LORD. 15 Thus says theLORD: A voice is heard in Ramah,lamentation and bitter weeping. Rachel isweeping for her children; she refuses to becomforted for her children, because they areno more. 16 Thus says the LORD: Keep yourvoice from weeping, and your eyes fromtears; for there is a reward for your work,says the LORD: they shall come back fromthe land of the enemy...
  41. 41. and after I was discovered, I struck my thigh;I was ashamed, and I was dismayed becauseI bore the disgrace of my youth." 20 IsEphraim my dear son? Is he the child Idelight in? As often as I speak against him, Istill remember him. Therefore I am deeplymoved for him; I will surely have mercy onhim, says the LORD. 21 Set up road markersfor yourself, make yourself guideposts;consider well the highway, the road by whichyou went. Return, O virgin Israel, return tothese your cities. 22 How long will you waver,O faithless daughter? For the LORD hascreated a new thing on the earth: a womanencompasses a man.
  42. 42. Prayer of ConfessionMerciful God, we confess that we have not lovedyou with our whole heart.We have failed to be an obedient church.We have not done your will,we have broken your law,we have rebelled against your love,we have not loved our neighbors,and we have not heard the cry of the needy.Forgive us, we pray.Free us for joyful obedience,through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.Hear the good news: Christ died for us whilewe were still sinners; that proves God’s lovetoward us.
  43. 43. forgiven!In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.Glory to God!  Amen.Let us offer each other signs of God’s peace andlove.
  44. 44. Great ThanksgivingIn the United Methodist Church, we believesomething holy and mysterious happens incommunion, whereby are united with christand one another. Because of this belief, weset aside certain clergy to bless these gifts,
  45. 45. These gifts were blessed by Tina Carter withAbby Parker and JD Herrera in little chapel onthe Parker Lane UMC Campus. They prayedover these gifts of bread and juice and overthe entire congregation of Servant Church,that we might be one with Christ, and onewith each other, that the world might knowChrist through our union.Holy Wisdom is with us.We praise you, Christ Crucified.Holy Spirit breathes in us.Spirit of Power, Spirit of Life!Holy Source of All draws near.In you alone we boast!With all creation we sing:Holy are you, O God,
  46. 46. and setting captives free.Holy are you, O God,enfleshed in Jesus,delivering us from possession,and recreating us in your image.Holy the food Jesus gave,when on the night of his betrayalhe took bread, blessed it and broke it,and gave it to his disciples.Holy the words he spoke then,and your Spirit speaks still:"This is my body broken for you. Rememberme."
  47. 47. Holy the drink Jesus offered, O God,when that same night he took the cup,thanked you and shared it.Holy the words he spoke then,and your Spirit speaks still:"This is my blood of the new covenant foryou. Remember me."We remember you,Source, Wisdom and Spirit of Holiness.We praise you not only with our lipsbut with our lives:
  48. 48. We remember you,Source, Wisdom and Spirit of Holiness.We praise you not only with our lipsbut with our lives:Jesus Christ,crucified, you called and claimed us,risen, you have raised us,coming again, you make all things new.Even so, come Lord Jesus! Hallelujah!Even so, come and fill this feast, Holy Spirit,Spirit of Power, Spirit of Life.Make us become what Jesus prays we are,one body in him empowered and enlivened
  49. 49. one body in him empowered and enlivenedby his blood.So may this food and drink be what PastorTina prayed, holyand may it nourish us in holy conversationthis dayand every dayas on that day we feastin new creation.And now and ever,all glory to you,Holy Spirit, Holy Wisdom, Holy Source
  50. 50. Response Time:- Prayer Station - Service Station- Art Station - Communion: all are welcome, kids too!- Offering Basket: thank you for your generosity!- Leave green connection card in the offering basket- Reflection on the message:By faith, I will _________.By faith, Servant Church will _______.Who is a model of faith to you? How do they show faith?Praying with our kids:God, help our church to be more_____.Help us to do ______ with your help.
  51. 51. Praise God from whom all blessings flowPraise God all creatures here belowPraise God above ye heavenly hostsPraise Father Son and Holy Ghost
  52. 52. Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowedbe thy name.Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, onearth as it is in heaven. Give us thisday our daily bread, and forgive us ourtrespasses, as we forgive those whotrespass against us. Lead us not intotemptation, but deliver us from evil.For thine is the kingdom, and the power,and the glory forever.Amen.
  53. 53. Closing Prayer