Sunday, June 21, 2020
ANNOUNCEMENTS

Click here to join us at 9:00 am Sunday, June 21, for Zoom prayer & devotion led by Pastor Sarah. We will finish by 9:30 for those attending Sunday School. The Zoom ID is 838 486 3325 and the password is 4111.

Pastor David and Pastor Sarah joined local clergy of many faiths to produce an interfaith service in response to the death of George Floyd. The service runs 14:15 total, with a sermon by the Rev. Dr. Paul Murphy (Trinity AMEZ, So. Pines), starting at minute 7 in the video. Click  here to view.

Our next “car church” will be Sunday, June 28, and will include the option of lawn seating for those who feel comfortable being outside their cars. Please bring your own blanket/chairs. We will continue to honor social distancing. Service will begin at 9 am, weather permitting.

June 28 is also our last Sunday with Pastor Sarah and Jordan. We will have a car parade immediately following the service until 11 am. Drop by anytime to drive past and greet them through your car window. There will be a basket for cards.
PRELUDE

"Faith of Our Fathers"
Darlene Skinner
SILENCE

Set a timer for 5 minutes and use a breath prayer.
On the inhale, mentally say: “I only know in part...”
On the exhale: "...but I am fully known."
OPENING WORD (I Corinthians 13:11-12)

When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. 
OPENING HYMN

"Be Thou My Vision"
David Yoder & Darlene Skinner
Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best thought, by day or by night
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light

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

Great God of heaven, my victory won
May I reach heaven's joys, O bright heav'n's sun
Heart of my own heart, whate'er befall
Still be my vision, O ruler of all
SPECIAL MUSIC

“Borning Cry"
David, Marianne, Caroline, and John David Yoder
OFFERING

God our Heavenly Father has given us the ultimate gift: life and freedom found through Jesus, the Son, in the power of the Holy Spirit. Out of gratitude for all God has given us, we in turn give back to God’s world around us. Click here to offer your efforts toward building up our community, and also consider giving financially through online giving. Note: Our missions budget is separate from our general budget, so please consider indicating “missions” in the memo line of your check or designating “missions” in online giving.
CHILDREN'S MESSAGE
"The Porpoise with a Purpose"
Thomas McDow
(click image to begin story)
SECOND SONG

"Come Now Is the Time to Worship"
the Connections Praise Band
Come, now is the time to worship
Come, now is the time to give your heart
Come, just as you are to worship
Come, just as you are before your God
Come

One day every tongue will confess You are God
One day every knee will bow
Still the greatest treasure remains for those
Who gladly choose You now

Come, now is the time to worship
Come, now is the time to give your heart
Come, just as you are to worship
Come, just as you are before your God
Come

One day every tongue will confess You are God
One day every knee will bow
Still the greatest treasure remains for those
Who gladly choose You now

One day every tongue will confess You are God
One day every knee will bow
Still the greatest treasure remains for those
Who gladly choose You now

Come, now is the time to worship
Come, now is the time to give your heart
Come, just as you are to worship
Come, just as you are before your God

Come
Come
Come
Come
We Will Come
SCRIPTURE LESSON
I Corinthians 13:8-13

Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. For we know only in part, and we prophesy only in part; but when the complete comes, the partial will come to an end. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.

MESSAGE

"Through a Mirror Dimly"
by Pastor David
CLOSING HYMN

"This Is My Father's World"
David Yoder & Darlene Skinner
This is my Father's world
And to my listening ears
All nature sings and ‘round me rings
The music of the spheres
This is my Father's world
I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas
His hands the wonders wraught

This is my Father's world
The birds their carols raise
The morning light, the lily white
Declare their Maker’s praise
This is my Father's world
He shines in all that’s fair
In the rustling grass, I hear him pass
He speaks to me everywhere

This is my Father’s world
O let me not forget
That though the wrong seems oft’ so strong
God is the ruler yet
This is my Father’s world
Why should my heart be sad?
The Lord is King, let the heavens ring!
God reigns; let the earth be glad!
CLOSING PRAYER
in honor of Father's Day
Almighty God and Father of us all, thank you for the gift of the men in our lives, those who give us life and are a loving presence to anchor us in the world. Today we praise you for every man who showed your unconditional love to others and made us the people we are today—all dads, stepfathers, grandpas, uncles, big brothers, foster parents, pastors, and priests. Pour out your blessing on their lives if they are still on this earth. Help us to live out their legacy if they have already gone on to be with you. Let their foundation of love ground us so that we might have the security we need to branch out and touch others and serve you. Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

Eternal Father, strong to save, be our refuge in times of trouble. When we are unable to move or think because we are so wrapped up in anxiety, be our peace. When the shape of the land is shifting or there is conflict, whether within our hearts or played out on a national scale—we trust that you’ve got the whole world in your hands. You are our hiding place, and you set us high on a rock, with our feet firm on the ground. Thank you, God, Creator of us all, for being our eternal Father, strong to save. Help us truly feel what is already true: that you will never let us go. Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

Thank you for your Holy Spirit, filling our hearts, as it’s by that same Spirit that we can cry, “Abba, Father.” Thank you that you invite us to call on you, and even to do so with the cry a child might make: Abba, Father. So we lay before you all burdens we are carrying, all people who are on our hearts, praying that you would hear the names of people in special need of your care, as we say their names to you either silently or aloud. Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

All of these people are yours, O Lord. We are yours. We pray all this in the name of the One who led us to you, the One who taught us what to call you, as we pray his prayer together, saying:

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come; thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.