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Order of Service

June 16, 2024

Ordinary Time

Welcome and Announcements

Celebrant: The Lord be with you

All: And also with you

Celebrant: This is the day the Lord has made

All: Let us rejoice and be glad in it

See How Great a Flame Aspires

See how great a flame aspires,

kindled by a spark of grace.

Jesus’ love the nations fires,

sets the kingdoms on a blaze.

To bring fire on earth he came,

kindled in some hearts it is;

O that all might catch the flame,

all partake the glorious bliss!

 

When he first the work begun,

small and feeble was his day;

now the Word doth swiftly run,

now it wins its widening way;

more and more it spreads and grows,

ever mighty to prevail;

sin’s strongholds it now o’erthrows,

shakes the trembling gates of hell.

 

Saints of God, your Savior praise,

who the door hath opened wide;

he hath given the word of grace,

Jesus’ word is glorified;

Jesus mighty to redeem,

who alone the work hath wrought;

worthy is the work of him,

him who spake a world from naught.

 

Saw ye not the cloud arise,

little as a human hand?

Now it spreads along the skies,

hangs o’er all the thirsty land.

Lo! the promise of a shower

drops already from above;

but the Lord will shortly pour

all the spirit of his love.


 

Study War No More

I’m gonna lay down my sword and shield

Down by the riverside

Down by the riverside

Down by the riverside

I’m gonna lay down my sword and shield

Down by the riverside

And study war no more

 

I ain’t gonna study war no more…

 

I’m gonna talk with that Prince of Peace

Down by the riverside

Down by the riverside

Down by the riverside

I’m gonna talk with that Prince of Peace

Down by the riverside

And study war no more

 

I’m gonna lay down my heavy load

Down by the riverside

Down by the riverside

Down by the riverside

Gonna lay down my heavy load

Down by the riverside

And study war no more

 

I’m gonna shake hands around the world

Down by the riverside

Down by the riverside

Down by the riverside

I’m gonna shake hands around the world

Down by the riverside

And study war no more


 

Among the Thorns 

Give us strength to work among the thorns

to find some light

Give us rest at night, some love and bread

before the dark

Give us hope when all we seek is shelter

Send us friends

Give us movements with a holy breath now

Send us dreams

 

God, creator

Jesus, worker

Spirit, sustainer

Now give us peace

 

There is honesty in speaking out

the work is bleak

Our minds feel broken, like our hands

now hard as stone

Give us hope when all we seek is shelter

Send us friends

Give us movements with a holy family

make us new

 

Sermon by Heather Folliard

Prayers of the People 

(After each prayer the leader will say “We pray to the Lord” and in response everyone will say, “Lord, hear our prayer.”)

The Lord’s Supper

 

Celebrant: Friends, come now to the table, to receive with thanksgiving what by the power of the Holy Spirit we also give to one another, God’s grace. 

 

All: Lord, in these acts we remember that we need each other to know you. We all have gifts to offer and we all have needs that we cannot meet on our own. Let us give as we are able and receive as we have need. Let this table be a level place, where valleys are lifted and mountains laid low, where we share in communion with one another and with you. 

 

Words of Institution (1 Corinthians 11:23-26) 

Doxology

Praise God from who all blessings flow 

Praise God all creatures here below 

Praise God in heaven you choirs above 

The Triune Lord, source of all love 

 

Every Ditch and Valley

Every ditch and valley shall be raised up 

Every hill and mountain be made low 

Every rugged place will be made flat 

Everybody shall see the glory of the Lord

 

Benediction 

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