July 2nd, 2023 Service

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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!


Gathering Music:  Peace In This House (by Wynona Judd)   -Jenn Comeau & Michelle Currie

Responsive Call to Worship:  

Leader:   Let us come to worship —

               the God of sunshine and rainbow.

People:  Let us come to worship —

               the God of day lilies and blueberries,

               of chipmunks and mosquitoes.

Leader:   Let us come to worship –

               God of this land and all lands,

               of spacious skies, amber grain, purple mountains.

People:   Let us come to worship our God,

               whose creation is wide,

               whose salvation is generous,

               whose resurrection is certain.

Opening Hymn: O Beautiful for Spacious Skies   #338


Gracious God, we come striving in mind and spirit to live lives worthy of the gospel. Touch us with your holy presence which will make worship of our jostling words and songs, service of our prayers and gifts, and community of our sharing at the table. Open the gospel in our lives so that all my read our faith in Christ. Amen.

Lords Prayer:                      

Awakening:  Battle Hymn of the Republic  – Michelle Currie & The Union Church Choir                                                              -Michelle Currie

Scripture:  Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18; Matthew 10:40-42

Sermon:     This Welcome is my Welcome; this Welcome

                    is your Welcome          -Maren Tirabassi                 

                      Celebration of the Lord’s Supper

                Words of Invitation        The Bread and The Cup

                           Prayer of Thanksgiving    

Response:  Meditative Instrumental ~ Michelle Currie

Musical call to Prayer:  (sung twice)  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 Things (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:

God you encourage and challenge us to be of service for you in the world. We dedicate these offerings to your work – that they may help this church to be a place of nurture, support, new ideas, and the old true values of faith, hope and love. Amen         


Closing Hymn:  This Is My Song      #340   vs. 1 & 2                               

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 visiting Minister Rev. Maren Tirabassi, Music Director and Musician Michelle Currie, Guest Vocalist Jenn Comeau & The Union Church Choir.