July 11, 2021
In-Person Sunday Morning at 9:30 am
or
Pre-Recorded Worship Service
To access, please visit our website at www.umcw.org/sermons
Order of Worship
BOLD indicates congregational SPEAKING participation
* stand with your heart or with your posture
GATHERING AS THE BODY OF CHRIST

Prelude
Lord God, Your Love Has Called Us Here
UMH#539
(In-Person Only)

Welcome and Sharing of Announcements

A Time to Make Connections
(In-Person Only)

Introit
"Morning Has Broken”
Eleanor Farjeon
Beth Fowler, Jane Beatty, and Mark Beatty

*Call to Worship

Liturgist: We come to you, O God, to thank you for what is good
People: We come to you, O God, to cry out for what is wrong.
Liturgist: We come to you, O God, to ask for help and restoration.
People: We come to you, O God, with aching hearts and glad souls.
Liturgist: Then let us worship God.
(Hold Fast to What Is Good by Beth Merrill Neel)

*Opening Prayer

As we gather, nourish us with your presence, Bread of Life.
As we worship, fill us with springs of faith, Living Water.
As we learn, inspire us with holy wisdom, Eternal Spirit.
Help us recognize our gifts and discern how best to share them for the healing of your world. Amen.
(Abingdon Worship Annual, 2018)

Opening Hymn
"Thy Word is a Lamp"
UMH #601

Summer of Service Local Mission Week Blessings

Joys and Concerns
(in-person only)

Pastoral Prayer and Lords Prayer

Prayer Response
 “Be Thou My Vision”
UMH #451 (vs 2)

Be thou my wisdom, and thou my true word; I ever with thee and thou with me, Lord; thou and thou only, first in my heart, great God of heaven, my treasure thou art.


ATTENTION TO THE WORD OF GOD

Liturgist:
Scripture Readings: Deuteronomy 4:9-14

9 But take care and watch yourselves closely, so as neither to forget the things that your eyes have seen nor to let them slip from your mind all the days of your life; make them known to your children and your children’s children— 10 how you once stood before the Lord your God at Horeb, when the Lord said to me, “Assemble the people for me, and I will let them hear my words, so that they may learn to fear me as long as they live on the earth, and may teach their children so”11 you approached and stood at the foot of the mountain while the mountain was blazing up to the very heavens, shrouded in dark clouds. 12 Then the Lord spoke to you out of the fire. You heard the sound of words but saw no form; there was only a voice. 13 He declared to you his covenant, which he charged you to observe, that is, the ten commandments;[a] and he wrote them on two stone tablets. 14 And the Lord charged me at that time to teach you statutes and ordinances for you to observe in the land that you are about to cross into and occupy.
Liturgist   The word of God for the people of God.
 
Psalm 119:105-112

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. 106 I have sworn an oath and confirmed it, to observe your righteous ordinances.107 I am severely afflicted; give me life, O Lord, according to your word. 108 Accept my offerings of praise, O Lord, and teach me your ordinances. 109 I hold my life in my hand continually but I do not forget your law.110 The wicked have laid a snare for me, but I do not stray from your precepts. 111 Your decrees are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart. 112 I incline my heart to perform your statutes forever, to the end.

Liturgist: The word of God for the people of God.
People: Thanks be to God.

Message
Invitation to the Old Testament (1):
Wonderful Words of Life
 Pastor Seok-Hwan

We Respond
A Time for Reflection: Pastor Seok-Hwan

*Offertory Prayer

Bless our gifts and bless us with your miraculous love, that our gifts may nurture your creation with abundance and hope. Bless our offerings this day, that all who are hungry may be fed, and all who yearn for love may experience love living in and through us. With thanksgiving and hope, we pray. Amen
(Abingdon Worship Annual, 2018)


*Closing Hymn
“Wonderful Words of Life"
 UMH #600

The Blessing and Sending Forth
Pastor:
God’s love is at work right now in your life. Christ walks with you even now as you show love to all. The wind of the Spirit is blowing you out the door on the wings of love. In God’s love, with Christ’s love, by the Spirit’s love. Go to be love in the world. Go with God. Amen. 
(Abingdon Worship Annual, 2018)

Response
“May the Grace of God Go With You”
Adult Choir (singing from our homes)
Anna Laura Page

Postlude
Then we know that God still goes that road with us
UMH #434
(In-Person Only)

Online Service
Video: Bill Kruger
Liturgist: Nancy Burns

In-Person Service
Liturgist: Jodie Kruger
Usher: Roy Higgins
Technology: Sharon Lipp
Organist: Matt Cron

Adult Choir Singers:
Marge Barnett
Jane Beatty
Mark Beatty
Morgan Bott
Nancy Burns
Beth Fowler
Bella Guilmartin
Larry Guilmartin
Claire Hall
Scott Hall
Mark Johnson
Ken Muzykewicz
Our Mission Statement
“God calls us to be disciples of Jesus, building community through service and fellowship and sharing the love of Christ with all.”

Our Openness Statement
“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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