World Communion Sunday 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:  Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you.                                                               L.R. Knost

Gathering Music: You Are Welcome Here (by Wiley Beveridge) 

-Michelle Currie

Responsive Call to Worship:    

 L:  Come, Let us be God’s community. Come with love.

All:  The steadfast love of God never ceases.

L:  Come with curiosity.

All:  We are one body, one planet, one Church.

L:  Come with hope.

All:  As we gather with the bread and the cup, we are reminded of the bonds we share with one another and our brothers and sisters across the earth..

L:  Let us worship.

Opening Hymn:  Will You Let Me Be Your Servant   #727  vs. 1-4


O God of all peoples, as we gather in worship on this World

Communion Sunday, we ask that you send your Holy Spirit to fall afresh on us. We pray for your Spirit to awaken new hope in us. Help us to

celebrate the glimpses of grace that you have given to each of us. Knit our hearts together in worship and communion so that we know we do not struggle alone in working for your peace and justice.  We pray this in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ.                                          Amen.

Lords Prayer:      

AwakeningCome to the Table (by Sidewalk Prophets)       -Michelle Currie

Scripture:   Psalm 137: 1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1–14            -Marti Odle

Reflection:                                                            -Rev. Paula Norbert

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:  (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: 


Go forth in the promise of God’s steadfast love;

go forth in the promise of God’s new mercies.

Go forth as bearers of faith, ancient and new:

go forth with the kindled faith of our forebears.

May your paths shine with light and love. Amen.

Closing Hymn: Sing A New Song                            #276                           

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 Musician Michelle Currie and to our Reader and Zoom Hosts today.

Pastor’s Contact Info: 

Rev. Paula Norbert (207) 205-4951 or  (

Church Leadership:
Moderator: Paul Schlaver

Clerk: Anita Coupe

Treasurer: Debbie Lamb

Mission Chair: Ken Murray

Deacons: Sharon Gaudin Chair; Eve McPheeters, Nancy Batchelor, Ardis Chretien, Bonnie Tallagnon, Beth Baskin

Trustees: John Comeau, Chair; Don Chretien, and Rob Harriman

Finance: Peter McPheeters, Chair, Debbie Lamb, Doug Firebaugh, Brad Coupe, and Bob Sherman

Music Director: Michelle Currie

Promotions Person: Anita Coupe

Webmaster: Wonderful Websites


Animal Blessing:  Please join us following the Service for our Annual Animal Blessing Service on the lawn outside of Church.

Strategic Planning:  Join us this Tuesday 12-2 at BPCC or

Wednesday 6-8 (may be Zoom or at BPCC). 

Please  sign up in the foyer of our church or let Pastor Paula know which you will attend so we have a sense of numbers.  Thank you!

                            Looking Ahead:

October- Harvest Potluck at BPCC, Details to follow soon.

November-Labyrinth Presentation by Joyce Morrissette

and Labyrinth Walk at Kennebunkport Conservation Trust.

December-Advent Retreat and Advent Fireside Chat and Social.

For Your Reflection…

Do we really need much more than this?

To honor the dawn.

To visit a garden.

To talk to a friend.

To contemplate a cloud.

To cherish a meal.

To bow our heads before the mystery of the day.

Are these not enough?

                           Kent Nerburn

I Need Some Laughter, Lord

I have had enough

of sad saints and sour religion.

I have had enough of sin spotting

and grace doubting.

I need some laughter, Lord,

the kind you planted in Sarah.

But, please may I not have to wait

until I am ninety and pregnant.

            Church of Scotland Prayer

           Celtic Daily Prayer: Book Two (2015)

A Celtic Blessing

May the light of your soul guide you.

May the light of your soul bless the work that you do

with the secret love and warmth of your heart.

May you see in what you do the beauty of your own soul.

May the sacredness of your work bring healing, light

and renewal to those who work with you

and to those who see and receive your work.

May your work never weary you.

May it release within you wellsprings of

refreshment, inspiration and excitement.

May you be present in what you do.

May you never become lost in bland absences.

May the day never burden.

May dawn find you awake and alert,

approaching your new day with dreams, possibilities and promises.

May evening find you gracious and fulfilled.

May you go into the night blessed, sheltered and protected.

May your soul calm, console and renew you.   Amen

                                                                        Mary Jean Iron