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This will be Pastor Sharon and Roy's last Sunday with us. She came in at a difficult time and has given us great leadership, inspiring sermons and shared much of herself and shared Roy with us!

Let's show our appreciation this Sunday by having paper with a lovely picture or a few kind words to hold up to your camera so that she can see it during our Prayer time.

Pastor Katie and the Staff Parish Relations Committee have something for her as a big "thank you" from the church, and hopefully, Pastor Sharon & Roy will be able to return in the late summer or fall and we will be able to express our appreciation in person.

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Order of Worship May 10, 2020

The Fifth Sunday after Easter

Browns Point United Methodist Church

Please be ready to share - "Name one thing your mother taught you." Pastor Sharon wants to share our answers on Sunday.

Greeting Pastor Sharon

Call to Worship Liturgist

Leader: Remembering the faith of our mothers

               and those who loved us like mothers.

People: we come with gratitude and praise

Leader: Recalling tears of loss and grief.

People: we come to remember and reflect.

Leader: Seeking the spirit of power and love,

People: we come before our Mother God.

Leader: Gathering here as part of Christ’s family,

People: we come as children on the journey of faith.

Leader: Uniting in holy love,

People: we come to worship and to grow.

Hymn “Gather Us In” Ken Potter

         Here in this place new light is streaming,

         now is the darkness vanished away,

         see in this space our fears and our dreamings.

         brought here to you in the light of this day.

         Gather us in the lost and forsaken,

         gather us in the blind and the lame;

         call to us now, and we shall awaken,

         we shall arise at the sound of our name.

        We are the young out lives are a mystery,

         we are the old who yearn for your face,

         we have been sung though-out all of history,

         called to be light to the whole human race.

         Gather us in the rich and the haughty,

         gather us in the proud and the strong;

         give us a heart so meek and so lowly,

         give us the courage to enter the song.

         Not in the dark of buildings confining

         not it some heaven, light years away,

         but here in this place the new light is shining,

         now is the Kingdom, now is the day.

         Gather us in and hold us forever,

         gather us in and make us your own;

         gather us in all peoples together,

         fire of love in our flesh and our bones.

Opening Prayer Liturgist

Scripture Reading ll Timothy 1:2-14 Liturgist

Hymn “Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness” Ken Potter

Refrain: Spirit, Spirit of gentleness,

blow through the wilderness calling and free;

Spirit, spirit of restlessness,

stir me from placidness,

Wind, Wind on the sea.

You moved on the waters, you called to the deep,

then you coaxed up the mountains

from the valleys of sleep;

and over the eons you called to each thing;

wake from your slumbers

and rise on your wings. Refrain

You call from tomorrow, you break ancient schemes,

from the bondage of sorrow the captives dream dreams,

our women see visions, our men clear their eyes,

with bold new decisions your people arise. Refrain

Prayer of Illumination:     Liturgist                                       

Gospel Acclamation ”Alleluia!" Ken Potter

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Gospel Reading Matthew 12:46-50:    Pastor Sharon

Sermon “Things My Mother Taught Me”:   Pastor Sharon

Hymn “I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry”:   Ken Potter

I was there to hear your borning cry,

I’ll be there when you are old.

I rejoiced the day you were baptized, to see your life unfold.

I was there when you were but a child,

with a faith to suit you well;

in a blaze of light you wandered off

to find where demons dwell.

“When you heard the wonder of the Word

I was there to cheer you on; you were raised

to praise the living Lord, to whom you now belong.

If you find someone to share your time

and you join your hearts as one, I’ll be there

to make the verses rhyme from dusk to rising sun.

In the middle ages of your life, not to old,

no longer young, I’ll be there to guide you

through the night, complete what I’ve begun.

When the evening gently closes in

and you shut your weary eyes. I’ll be there

as I have always been with just one more surprise.

I was there to hear your borning cry,

I’ll be there when you are old.

I rejoiced the day you were baptized, to see your life unfold.

Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer

                                    The Lord’s Prayer

         Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.

         The 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, forever. Amen.

Closing Hymn “Marching to Zion”:    Ken Potter

Come we that love the Lord, and let our joys be known;

join in a song with sweet accord,

join in a song with sweet accord and thus surround

the throne, and thus surround the throne.

Refrain: We’re marching to Zion, beautiful, beautiful Zion,

                  we’re marching upward to Zion, the beautiful city of God.

Let those refuse to sing who never knew our God;

but children of the heavenly King,

but children of the heavenly king may speak their joys

abroad, may speak their joys abroad. Refrain

Then let our songs abound, and every tear be dry;

we’re marching though Emmanuel’s ground,

we’re marching through Emmanuel’s ground

to fairer worlds on high, to fairer worlds on high. Refrain

Blessing and Benediction:

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