Father’s Day 2022

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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: What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?  (Micah 6:8)

Gathering Music:  By Faith (by Keith Getty/Kryistyn Getty/Stuart Townsend) 

      -Michelle Currie

Welcome:                                                             Rev. Paula Norbert

Responsive Call to Worship: 

Leader:  Come, bless the Lord with me.

All:  For the Lord is like a father to his children-compassionate and merciful, filled with endless love.

Leader:  Who forgives us, and heals us

All:  Who surrounds us with love and mercy and fills our lives with good things.  Let’s worship God together. 

Opening Hymn:  All Creatures of Our God and King          vs. 1-3

     All creatures of our God and King, lift up your voice and with us sing. Alleluia! Alleluia! O brother sun with golden beam, O sister moon with silver gleam,

Sing praises! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

     O brother wind with clouds and rain, you nurture gifts of fruit and grain. Alleluia! Alleluia! O sister water flowing clear, make music for your Lord to hear. Sing praises! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!   

     O brother fire so warm and bright, chase off the shadows of the night. Alleluia! Alleluia! Dear mother earth who day by day unfolds such blessings on our way

Sing praises! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Invocation :  AFather’s Day Prayer by Kristen Grassel Schmidt

Lords Prayer:                      

AwakeningWhat Faith Can Do ( by Scott Davis/Scott Krippane)

                  -Michelle Currie

Scripture:   Psalm 103:8-12; Luke 8:26-30, 33-39

-Cris Hudson

Sermon:  Of Fathers and God                            -Rev. Paula Norbert                                  

Sermon Response: Meditative Instrumental

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)  ~ Instrumental

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:  Faith of Our Fathers  

Faith of our fathers living still, in spite of dungeon fir and sword

O how our hearts beat high with joy when-e’er we hear that glorious word!

Faith of our fathers holy faith! We will be true to thee till death.

     Faith of our fathers we will strive to win all nations unto thee

And through the truth that comes from God, we all shall then be truly free.

     Faith of our fathers holy faith! We will be true to thee till death.

Faith of our fathers we will love both friend and foe in all our strife

And preach thee to as love knows how by kindly words and virtuous life. Faith of our fathers holy faith! We will be true to thee till death.

Benediction                                                          Rev. Paula Norbert

As you go from here, remember this:

God’s love is from everlasting to everlasting,

from generation to generation.

Just as a father has compassion on his children

so God has compassion on all of us.

Go out in the knowledge

that the everlasting love of God goes with you.    Amen

Recessional: Go in Peace

Go in peace and the peace of God be with you this day.

Go in peace and the peace of God be with you always.

celebrate and share the joy. Celebrate new life.

Go in peace and the peace of God be with you always.

Thank you to Music Director and our Musician today: Michelle Currie. Many thanks to Rev. Dr. Nancy Bancroft and to Rev. Shirley Bowen for leading Worship over the last two Sundays. Thank you to our Reader, our Zoom Host and all who help.

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.