June 27, 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
All Hail The Power of Jesus' Name
UMH #145
(In-Person Only)

Welcome and Sharing of Announcements

A Time to Make Connections
(In-Person Only)

*Call to Worship

Liturgist: All things bright and beautiful,
People: God created for our enjoyment.
Liturgist: All things wrenching and hard,
People: God holds with tender care.
Liturgist: You and I, neighbors and strangers, friends and enemies,
People: God loves without condition.
Liturgist: So let us worship God.
People: It is right to worship God who is coming to us.


*Opening Prayer

Holy God, Risen Christ, we meet you on your way this day, as we hear your story, as we open our hearts and our minds and our souls to receive the word you give to us. Pause with us here a little while, that we will know your presence and your love, and reflect that presence and love to the world. Amen
(by Beth Merrill Neel)

Opening Hymn
"In the Garden"
UMH #314

Joys and Concerns
(In-Person Only)

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Prayer Response: Lord, Be Glorified
(FWS #2150)

In our lives, Lord, be glorified, be glorified
In our lives, Lord, Be glorified today.

In your church, Lord, be glorified, be glorified
In your church, Lord, Be glorified today.


ATTENTION TO THE WORD OF GOD

Scripture Readings 

Liturgist:
Scripture Readings: Philippians 2:1-11
If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, 2 make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. 5 Let the same mind be in you that was[a] in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, 7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness.
And being found in human form, 8 he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death— even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,11 and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

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

Message
“Jesus Before Christianity (5)
Jesus and Christianity”
 Pastor Seok-Hwan

Video
Blessed is the United Methodist Church: A Beatitudes Song
Original song and music video produced by United Methodist Communications based on the Beatitudes from Matthew 5:3-12. The video contains images of United Methodists experiencing and responding to the unique challenges of 2020.
Music composed by Leonard Wolf, Wolf Music (https://www.wolfmusic.com/).

WE RESPOND

*Offertory Prayer

We present these gifts, O God, in the confidence that healing, hope and wholeness will flourish through them and become of them. Amen.
(Herb Mather)

*Closing Hymn
“Living for Jesus"
 TFWS #2149

The Blessing and Sending Forth
Pastor: Thank you God, for uniting us with yourself and with all your people everywhere in sharing the body and blood of Jesus. Now send us forth by your Spirit to build and to plant and to work for the welfare of everyone around us. Amen. (Taylor Burton-Edwards)

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

Postlude
In Peace and Joy I now depart
J.S.Bach
(In-Person Only)

Online Service
Video: Mark Beatty
Liturgist: Hampton Ewiah

In-Person Service
Liturgist: Jodie Krueger
Usher: Roy Higgins
Projection: Sharon Lipp
Sound Board: Valarie Wilder
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.”
Please click here for “A Statement of Our Openness”.