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Here is the link and the bulletin for today's worship service. It is available now. 

https://youtu.be/0fdJIW6AtUM

God bless and have a great week. 

George Reed

Interim Pastor

 

  

First Congregational United Church of Christ

July 25, 2021, 10:00 am

The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Rev George Reed

Reflection: Do I see love as the greatest power?

Greeting

The Light Calls Us to Worship                                          Rylie Mullen and Steve Hohler

Prelude                                                                                Peggy Bast

* Call Worship                                                                     Pauline Malone

The God of all power calls us to worship.

Where is the thunder and lightning of God’s power?

God’s power is not in force but in the mystery of love.

We see the power of love in the cross of Jesus.

Be filled with the power of God’s love today.

Filled with God’s love we will share it with others this week.

*Prayer for the Day

Let us pray:

O God who is all-powerful and all love:

Grant us the wisdom to find love as our power

That we may truly reflect you in our lives. Amen.

Passing of the Peace

The peace of Christ be with you!

And also with you!

*Hymn of Praise God of Grace and God of Glory

God of grace and God of glory, on your people pour your power,

Crown your ancient church’s story, bring its bud to glorious flower.

Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, for the facing of this hour, for the facing of this hour.

From the evils that surround us and assail the Savior’s ways,

From the fears that long have bound us – free our hearts for faith and praise.

Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, for the living of these day, for the living of these days.

Cure your children’s warring madness, bend our pride to your control.

Shame our reckless, selfish gladness, rich in things and poor in soul.

Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, make our broken spirits whole, make our broken spirits whole.

Set our feet on lofty places, gird our lives that they may be

armored with all Christlike graces, in the fight to set us free.

Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, in the quest for liberty, in the quest for liberty.

Save us from weak resignation to the evils we deplore,

Let the search for your salvation be our glory evermore.

Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, serving you whom we adore, serving you whom we adore.

The Scriptures

First Reading            2 Samuel 11:1-13

                                   Ephesians 3:14-21

Gospel                      John 6:1-21

The Sermon              Love of Power vs Power of Love

Music for Silent Reflection

Offering

The Prayers of the People

Adoration (silent prayer)

Confession (silent prayer)

Thanksgiving (silent prayer)

Supplication (silent prayer)

Lord’s Prayer (using “sins”)

*Hymn of Consecration Jesu, Jesu, fill Us with Your Love

Refrain: Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love, show us how to serve the neighbors we have from you,

Knelt at the feet of his friends, silently washing their feet, Jesu, you acted as servant to them.

Refrain

Neighbors are rich and poor, varied in color and race, neighbors are near and far away.

Refrain

These are the ones we should serve; these are the ones we should love, all these are neighbors to us and to you.

Refrain

Loving puts us on our knees, showing our faith by our deeds, serving the neighbors we have from you.

Refrain

Kneel at the feet of our friends, silently washing their feet, this is the way we should live with you.

Refrain

Dismissal with Blessing

Postlude

We welcome our visitors today.

 

Announcements:

MEAL OF THE MONTH FOR JULY – The Meal of the Month will be delivered today after service during Social Hour. Thank you to all who purchased meals and for your continued support of this important fundraiser.

AUGUST OF BASKET OF THE MONTH–The August Basket of the Month is a Summer Fun! Basket. Tickets are on sale ($2.00 for 1 and $5.00 for 3) July 11-Aug 1 with the drawing after service on Aug 1.

CHICKEN BBQ AT THE BASKET FESTIVAL - We will be having our Chicken BBQ on Saturday, Aug 7, beginning at 11:30am until 2:30-pm. There are sign-up sheets in the Fowler Room for donations for the food and paper products needed. You may also sign up to help prepare for the BBQ or serve. We need everyone’s help to have a successful BBQ! Please sign-up!

POINT OF LIGHT RAFFLE - Point of Light Missions will be raffling off several items at the Basket Festival. A vintage door with a flower pocket, a porch chair with a pot of herbs, and a vintage concrete leveler flower holder. Tickets will be sold at the Basket Festival for $5 each or 3 for $10. All proceeds will go toward financing local mission work. (See pictures below)

This Week:

July 25 10:00 Worship

11:00 Social Hour/Meal of the Month Delivered

Next Week:

Aug 1 10:00 Worship

11:00 Social Hour

Aug 6 9:00 Set-up for Chicken BBQ

Aug 7 11:30 Chicken BBQ

Church e-mail address: bh1stcong@gmail.com

Church phone number: 419 588 2102

Web Site: www.thebigwhitechurch.com

 

Point of Light Basket Festival Raffle Items:

Vintage Door with Flower Pocket

Porch Chair With Herbs

Vintage Concrete Leveler with Flower Holder

 

 

 

 

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First Congregational United Church of Christ
5 East Main Street
P.O. Box 66
Berlin Heights, Ohio 44814
Phone (419)588-2102
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