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June 21, 2020
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Order of Worship
June 28, 2020

Gathering as the Body of Christ

Welcome and Sharing of Announcements

Call to Worship 
(The Kruger Family)
Liturgist: We rejoice in the One who leads us beside still waters,
People: and gives us refreshment of soul.
Liturgist: Christ our Shepherd shows us the way we should go,
People: so that the name of God will be glorified.
Liturgist: Though all manner of evil befall us, we will not be afraid,
People: for the Great Shepherd of our souls is with us.
Liturgist: We are never away from the love and mercy of the Lord,
People: and we shall be with him for ever and ever. Amen!
(Lectionary Sermons Worship Resources archive)

Opening Prayer
( The Kruger Family )
Loving Shepherd, you know our names; you care for us. When we face darkness and death, walk beside us. When we hunger for your love, fill us with your presence. When we are fearful, feed us at your table. May we dwell in the house of goodness and mercy all the days of our lives. Amen.
(Mary Petrina Boyd, http://www.ministrymatters.com/ )

Opening Hymn - “Fill My Cup, Lord” - UMH #641 (2 times)

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer 

Prayer Response - “Lead Me, Lord” UMH #473 (two times)
Lead me, Lord, lead me in thy righteousness,
make thy way plain before my face.
For it is thou, Lord, thou, Lord only,
that makest me dwell in safety.

Scripture Readings
( Nancy Burns)

Psalms 23
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures;he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff—they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long. (NRSV)

John 10:1-10
“Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. They will not follow a stranger, but they will run from him because they do not know the voice of strangers.” Jesus used this figure of speech with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them. So again Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and bandits; but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. (NRSV)

Message - "My Cup Overfows " - Pastor Seok-Hwan

Message in Music
“God is Our Refuge" - Alan Pote (based on Psalm 6)
Adult Choir - with Matthew Cron on piano & Courtney Till on organ
June 16, 2019

Offertory Prayer 
God of love, you abide with us; you provide for all our needs and guide us in your ways.
Out of gratitude for your care, we bring our gifts before you. Use them for your work of caring, that all may feast at the table of abundance, walk without fear, and drink deeply from the cup of compassion. Amen.
(Mary Petrina Boyd, http://www.ministrymatters.com)

Closing Hymn - " Great Is Thy Faithfulness " - UMH #140

The Blessing and Sending Forth
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