Home Worship for June 13 2021

Staying home is a form of loving your neighbor. Think about it, you may be staying home for your own health but in reality you then become less of a carrier to others that you might come in contact with. We hope you will feel close to God who is near even if we are far apart. May God Bless you and Keep you.


If you are in a high risk category, it is highly recommended that you remain safe as much as possible. Caregivers and family members are encouraged to do the same, so as to not jeopardize their loved ones.


If you are not comfortable attending socially distanced activities, please stay home and stay in touch! 

Hosanna, Loud Hosanna

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Call to Worship: For the Beauty of the Earth

For the beauty of the earth, For the beauty of the skies,

For the love which from our birth Over and around us lies,


For the beauty of each hour Of the day and of the night,  

Hill and vale, and tree and flow’r, Sun and moon, and stars of light,


For the joy of human love, Brother, sister, parent, child, 

Friends on earth, and friends above, For all gentle thoughts and mild,


Lord of all, to thee we raise, This our hymn of grateful praise.

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Prayer

Breath of my breath and Core of my Being

You made all things. 

You know my weaknesses and my faults-

The improper lines, the too-strong advances, 

The petty resentments and indignities that I refuse to shoulder silently

You give me all that I need-

Beyond my food in due season,

You clothe me in broad swaths of deepest green

And give me the songs for my dance....


When we are in congregation, 

We lift our arms to you, remembering the source of our joy

Our roots spread their toes, gripping the earth-

Giving our praise lift and balance.

We who are tuned to your voice

Seek to hear its life-giving murmurs all day long.

We cannot bear your silence, 

Your waiting.

Keep us a-hum by the Spirit's tuning fork, 

vibrating to the goodness of your commands


Create in us new life

As is befitting to your plan

for hope, goodness, and a future

Let us dare to be witnesses

to your greatness, your mercy, 

your grace, and your love

Make us instruments of renewal and restoration-

builders of kin-dom and community. 


Remember those who depend on us. Do not let them be forgotten. 

Grant us the grace to be generous with what you have first given us- all that we have, all that we are, all that we have yet to know.  


Do not forget our wounds, O Creator. Do not allow our brokenness to separate us from your love. Draw near to us and heal us. Heal us for service to your holy desires. 


Bring us to a good death, O Holy One. 

In your kindness,  allow us to decrease as you increase.

Grant us a vision of the Eternal Word, enfleshed as Jesus

Who knew the trees as his cradle, his trade, and the means of his death

Allow his presence to pioneer the way and guide us

As we move from one life to the next


In your loving-kindness, bring us to eternal life in you. Amen

Amen


Source:http://lutheranjulia.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-prayer-of-trees.html

Scripture: Ezekiel 17: 22-24 (CEB)

22 The Lord God proclaims: I myself will take one of the top branches from the tall cedar. I will pluck a tender shoot from its crown, and I myself will plant it on a very high and lofty mountain. 23 On Israel’s mountainous highlands I will plant it, and it will send out branches and bear fruit. It will grow into a mighty cedar. Birds of every kind will nest in it and find shelter in the shade of its boughs. 24 Then all the trees in the countryside will know that I, the Lord, bring down the tall tree and raise up the lowly tree, and make the green tree wither and the dry tree bloom. I, the Lord, have spoken, and I will do it.


Copyright © 2011 by Common English Bible

Message: Dry Tree Bloom

Pastor Emily Denmark McGee

Lectionary Series


A word of hope from God in the midst of human suffering.

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Oceanview Worship: Come Alive (Dry Bones)

Through the eyes of man it seems

There's so much we have lost

As we look down the road

Where all the prodigals have walked

And one by one the enemy

Has whispered lies and led them off as slaves


Verse 2

But we know that You are God

Yours is the victory

We know there is more to come

That we may not yet see

So with the faith You’ve given us

We step into the valley unafraid


Chorus

We call out to dry bones come alive come alive

We call out to dead hearts come alive come alive

Up out of the ashes let us see an army rise

We call out to dry bones come alive


Verse 3

God of endless mercy God of unrelenting love

Rescue ev'ry daughter

Bring us back the wayward sons

And by Your spirit breathe upon them

Show the world that You alone can save

You alone can save


Bridge

(So) breathe oh breath of God

Now breathe oh breath of God

Breathe oh breath of God now breathe



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The Blessing

As we bloom in dry seasons let us never forget the source of our miraculous live. God before me, God beside me, God behind me, God within me. Amen.

Revised Common Lectionary

Further Readings for the Third Sunday after Pentecost, June 13, 2021, from The Revised Common Lectionary, Year B.


1st Reading: Ezekiel 17:22-24

Psalm: Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15

2nd Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, (11-13), 14-17

Gospel: Mark 4:26-34


https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/

Women of the Bible (Converge)

Four Week Zoom Bible Study

Join Pastor Emily Denmark McGee  for this great four-week study at 10:00 am on Wednesday mornings. 

New Dates: June 2, 9, 16 and 23


Many biblical women play critical roles in the drama of God’s salvation. Women of the Bible grew out of a desire to discover how some of the women who made a difference in the Bible can make a difference in our lives today. 


Join Pastor James A. Harnish as he takes a closer look at the stories of four extraordinary women in Scripture: Deborah, Abigail, Mary Magdalene, and the woman at the well. You’ll be drawn into a fresh awareness of what it means for all of us--men and women alike--to be more faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. 


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Converge Bible Studies is a series of topical Bible studies based on the Common English Bible. Each title in the series consists of four studies on a common topic or theme. Converge can be used by small groups, classes, or individuals. Primary Scripture passages are included for ease of study, as are questions designed to encourage both personal reflection and group conversation. The topics and Scriptures in Converge come together to transform readers’ relationships with others, themselves, and God.


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