Healing Waters

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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:  “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.”                                                                                 – Rumi

Gathering Music:  I Dreamed of Rain (by J.D. Martin/Jan Garrett) 

           -Cheryl Sager & Neal Zweig                                                                                               

Responsive Call to Worship:     

One:    We may be thirsty and parched, like an unwatered

             garden, so we come into God’s presence:

All:      The Divine One is a spring of water.

One:    We may be weary from worry and work

             so we come into God’s presence:

All:      The Holy One offers us Sabbath rest.

One:    We may be lost or confused

              so we come into God’s presence:

All:       The Wise One offers us welcome and guidance.

One:    We may be bent over with struggle or pain

             So we come into God’s presence:

All:      The Healing One empowers us to seek hope.

Opening Hymn:  There’s a Sweet, Sweet Spirit       #408   vs. 1 & 2


O God of all goodness,

you welcome us, forgive us and heal us. 

You seek us out from places where we have hidden from you.

You surround us with steadfast love and mercy.

Reveal yourself to us in this moment.

Let us know your presence so that we may bless you:

Bless you, O God.

Bless your holy name.  Amen.

Lords Prayer:    

    Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we

forgive those who trespass 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.             

AwakeningBring Me A Little Water Sylvie (by Huddie Ledbetter) 

      -Cheryl Sager & Neal Zweig

Scripture:  James 1:17-27, John 5:1-9                      -Anne Murray

Reflections:  Healing Waters                    Rev. Paula Norbert

Sermon Response:  Slipping Through My Fist (by David Wilcox) 

    -Cheryl Sager & Neal Zweig

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


Now let us go forth in God’s love,

and with God’s power  know the grace of God’s healing in mind,

body and spirit. Go and offer wholeness in the name of God.


Closing Hymn:  Here I Am, Lord          #69?   Vs. 1, 2 & 3

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 Michelle Currie and our Musician’s today Neal Zweig and Cheryl Sager

Pastor’s Contact Information:

Rev. Paula Norbert (207) 205-4951 or (pnorbert1217@gmail.com)


Walk to End Alzheimer’s:

Denise Kinney will again participate in Portland’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s and invites our support. 

Below is the link to information for this year’s fundraiser, Portlands Walk to End Alzheimer’s. I would appreciate any support that you are to give.💜


Hunger Action:  Congratulations to Sara Lambert Bloom, Maureen White and Sandra Ragan who worked tirelessly to support LD 1046 which was recently signed into law. The Press Release from this important Bill to support efforts to eradicate hunger in Maine was included in this week’s email message.

Sponsor a Bible:  Pre-Covid, we began to compile a list of folks within our community who would like to sponsor a Bible In Memory of or In Honor of someone they know.  We are asking those interested in sponsoring to please sign up at church or to contact Sharon Gaudin, Chair of Deacons.  Even if you signed up before, please let us know that you are still interested.  A donation of $20 per Bible will help us cover the costs of our new Pew Bibles.  Thank you!