In-Person Sunday Morning at 9:30 am
or
Pre-Recorded Worship Service

June 26, 2022
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Order of Worship
Third Sunday after Pentecost
BOLD indicates congregational SPEAKING participation
GATHERING AS THE BODY OF CHRIST

Prelude
"I Come with Joy"
 UMH #617 
(in person only)

Welcome and Sharing of Announcements

Introit
“What Wondrous Love Is This”
  arr. Brenda E.
Bell Choir (in-person service only)

 “Calypso on ‘He Leadeth Me”
arr. Tammy Waldrop
Bell Choir (online service only) 

 A Time to Make Connections 
(in person only)
*Call to Worship
Liturgist: Welcome to worship today. Bring your joys and burdens to the Lord.
People: For God hears the cries of our hearts and heals our wounded souls.
Liturgist: Remember the wondrous deeds that God continues to perform in your life.
People: Let us be thankful for all the mercies and tenderness that God offers to us.
Liturgist: Come, praise the Lord with all your heart and soul.
People: Let our voices raise in a powerful concert of praise and thanksgiving. AMEN. 
Opening Prayer
Lord, we want to follow you whoever you lead. Reach out to us this day, stirring our souls and spirits with the winds of your power that we may faithfully be your disciples. For we ask this in Jesus’ Name. AMEN.
(Ministry Matters)
Opening Hymn
"Lord of the Dance"
UMH #261

Children's Time
Courtney Till
(In-Person only)
Pastoral Prayer and Lord's Prayer

Prayer Response
"In His Time"
TFWS #2203
ATTENTION TO THE WORD OF GOD
Scripture Reading: Luke 9:51-62

51 When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. 52 And he sent messengers ahead of him. On their way they entered a village of the Samaritans to prepare for his arrival, 53 but they did not receive him because his face was set toward Jerusalem. 54 When his disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?” 55 But he turned and rebuked them. 56 Then they went on to another village. 57 As they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” 58 And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” 59 To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” 60 And Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” 61 Another said, “I will follow you, Lord, but let me first say farewell to those at my home.” 62 And Jesus said to him, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”
 
Liturgist: The word of God for the people of God.
People: Thanks be to God.  
Message
“Let the dead bury their own dead"
Pastor Seok-Hwan
Offering
“Seek Ye First”
UMH #405

Doxology
UMH # 95

*Offertory Prayer

Loving and welcoming God, we have come through a time in our lives when, for many months, we sheltered in our homes: working from home, learning from home, worshiping from home. As we bring our tithes and offering to you this morning, you open our minds to a wider definition of home and a broader definition of family. May the gifts we give today find their way to home projects: ways this world can feel like a safer, more loving home to all your children. In Christ’s holy name, we pray. Amen.
*Closing Hymn
 “Dear Lord and Father of Mankind” 
UMH #358 (vs 1&2)
 
     Blessing and Sending Forth

Benediction Response
“May the Grace of God Go With You”
by Anna Laura Page
Adult Choir singing from our homes in 2021 (online service only)

  Postlude
What Wondrous Love” 
arr. Gerald Near
(In-Person only)
Online Service

Liturgist: Nancy Burns
Video: Sharon Lipp
In-Person Services

Liturgist: Nancy Keelan
Usher: George Hodgman
Greeter: Marge Hodgman
Projection: Sharon Lipp
Sound: Valarie Wilder
Organist: Matt Cron
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“God calls us to be disciples of Jesus, building community through service and fellowship and sharing the love of Christ with all.”

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“The United Methodist Church of Westford is an open and welcoming community of Christian Faith. Without any exceptions, we welcome anyone who seeks to love and to serve God.”
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