Celebrating God’s Presence in Each Moment

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                                    Order of Worship

  Let us be as open vessels that God’s spirit may enter.

The Community Gathers:  Experience God’s presence in the assembly. Please greet one another with joy and welcome new friends into our community of love.

             You are welcome here…come and worship!

Focus:  I will bless the Lord at all times; God’s praise will always be in my mouth.                                                                   — Psalm 34:1

Gathering Music:   Like the Starlight (by Joanne Hogg/Margaret Becker/Moya Brennan)                                              -Michelle Currie

Welcome:

L: Gather us in, Lord, and hear our prayers.

P: We have come to this place in need for healing and hope.

L: Gather us in, Lord, and heal our spirits.

P: We come here seeking guidance and strength.

L: Gather us in, Lord, and open our hearts to receive your word.

P: Open our hearts, our spirits, our souls to comprehend your word and follow you faithfully. AMEN.

Opening Hymn: Be Thou My Vision     #450                         vs. 1-3

Invocation:

Loving God, as we rise to meet each new day, please let us be filled with Your spirit. Wherever we go, let us spread love, joy, peace, goodness, and faithfulness. Let us desire to become more like you and to worship you in all we do. Thank you for always going before us. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Lords Prayer:                       

Awakening:  Over Fields of Green (by  Joanne Hogg/Kristyn Getty/Margaret Becker)                                                                       -Michelle Currie

Scripture:    Psalm 113, Blessing The Story by Jan Richardson

                                                                          -Peter McPheeters

      After the readings, you may respond with “Thanks Be to God.”

Sermon:   The World according to Rohr                        -Rich Westley                   

Sermon Response:   Meditative Instr. ~ Michelle Currie

Musical call to Prayer:  (two times)  Hush now in quiet peace, be still your mind at ease. The Spirit brings release, so wait upon the Lord.

                                  Prayers of the People:

                    Silent Prayers                 Pastoral Prayer

Offertory: Simple Gifts (by Joseph Brackett)                     -Michelle Currie

Doxology:  Praise God from whom all blessings flow, Praise God all creatures here below. Praise God above ye heavenly hosts,

Creator, Christ and Holy Ghost.  Amen.

Prayer of Dedication:

Closing Hymn:  Blest Are They                         #172   vs. 1-3

Benediction: 

May the blessing of God go before you.

May her grace and peace abound.

May her Spirit live within you.

May her love wrap you ’round.

May her blessing remain with you always.

May you walk on holy ground.

Closing: Go In Peace

Our thanks to Michelle Currie, our Music Director.

Pastor’s Information:  Rev. Paula Norbert (207) 205-4951 or (pnorbert1217@gmail.com)

Union Church website: www.unionchurchme.com.  Church Address: Union Church, P.O. Box 344, B.P. ME.  04006

Summer Speaker Series:  begins Thursday evening, July 14th as we welcome our speakers from The Telling Room. Please join us.  FMI and to register:  https://unionchurchme.com/news-events/

The Telling Room. Nationally recognized literary arts non-profit; empowers youth, Maine- and foreign-born, to write stories about the urgency of their lives and futures, and to tell the world.Summer Sail: Our chair of Deacons, Sharon Gaudin, is organizing an outing on the Pineapple Ketch out of Kennebunkport some time in August.  If you are interested in going, please contact Sharon directly.  More info is available in our weekly email message