Home Worship for June 6, 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! 

Organ Prelude: Grace Greater Than Our Sins LL


Call to Worship

Leader: On an ordinary Sunday, we come to worship God.

People: We come, trusting God will speak to us;

People: we come, hoping God will surprise us.

Leader: On this day, like every other day, we seek to follow Jesus:

People: We follow, believing Jesus will be with us;

People: we follow, hoping Jesus will work through us.

Leader: On this day, we lift our souls to God's Spirit:

People: We open our hearts, that the Spirit may fill us;

People: we open our hands, that we might be a gift to others.

In The Garden UMH #314

Verse 1

I come to the garden alone, 

While the dew is still on the roses

And the voice I hear falling on my ear

The Son of God discloses


And He walks with me, And He talks with me

And He tells me I am His own

And the joy we share as we tarry there

None other has ever known

Verse 2

He speaks and the sound of His voice

Is so sweet the birds hush their singing

And the melody that He gave to me

Within my heart is ringing

Verse 3

I'd stay in the garden with Him

Tho' the night around me be falling

But He bids me go thro' the voice of woe

His voice to me is calling

CCLI Song # 62858. Charles Austin Miles. © Words: Public Domain. Music: Public Domain. All rights reserved. CCLI License # 625707



(inspired by Mark 3:20-35)

Heavenly Father, you call us like a good parent to you to guide and protect us, to nourish and lead us.

Brother Jesus, you call us like a caring elder brother to serve us and help us, to cheer us and invite us.

Healing Spirit, you call us and move us ever closer into fellowship with you and each other.

Yet like unruly children we strain at your guidance, we try to break away and do it ourselves. We feel our strength and imagine to be all powerful. We rejoice in our life and imagine ourselves to be immortal. We know our talents and want to be independent rather than depend on you. Before we know it we are in the grip of other powers, leading us away from your loving ways into the slavery of selfish greed, adoring false gods of youth-fulness, materialism and power.

Lord, forgive us and free us. Open our eyes to how your wisdom knows true leadership to be service. Open our hearts that we may learn that neither race or tribe, culture or religion are barriers to separate us but that we are all one family in your love.

So open our hearts and minds to learn again to live your love as we celebrate and worship you here together.

Written by Rev. Andrea Price, and posted on the Church of Scotland’s Starters for Sunday website. http://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/. Reposted: https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/05/prayer-of-confession-proper-5-b_30.html.

Scripture: Genesis 3:8-15 (NRSV)

8 They heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. 9 But the Lord God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?” 10 He said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.” 11 He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” 12 The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit from the tree, and I ate.” 13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent tricked me, and I ate.” 14 The Lord God said to the serpent,

“Because you have done this,

    cursed are you among all animals

    and among all wild creatures;

upon your belly you shall go,

    and dust you shall eat

    all the days of your life.

15 I will put enmity between you and the woman,

    and between your offspring and hers;

he will strike your head,

    and you will strike his heel.”

New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Message: Who Told You That You Were Naked?

Pastor Emily Denmark McGee

Lectionary Series


Oceanview Worship: The Table

Verse 1

I will feast at the table of the Lord

I will feast at the table of the Lord

I won't hunger anymore at His table


Come all you weary come and find

His yoke is easy His burden is light

He is able He will restore

At the table of the Lord

Verse 2

There is peace at the table of the Lord

There is peace at the table of the Lord

I won't worry anymore at His table

Verse 3

There is healing at the table of the Lord

There is healing at the table of the Lord

Oh and I won't suffer anymore at His table

Verse 4

I'm invited to the table of the Lord

I'm invited to the table of the Lord

He says come just as you are to His table


I know He has a place for me

Oh what joy will fill my heart

With the saints around the mercy seat of God

CCLI Song # 7028956. Chris Tomlin | Ed Cash | Wayne Jolley © 2014 Capitol CMG Paragon, S. D. G. Publishing, sixsteps Songs, Worship Together Music, Terebinth Music. All rights reserved. CCLI License # 625707.


The Blessing

Sisters and brothers of Christ, go into all the world!

Go forth with forgiveness and grace.

Go forth with compassion and love.

We go as Christ’s family

for all the world to see.

Adapted from The Abingdon Worship Annual 2012, © 2011 Abingdon Press by Mary Scifres. Posted on the Worship Elements page of the Ministry Matters website. https://www.ministrymatters.com/worship.

Revised Common Lectionary

Further Readings for the Second Sunday after Pentecost, June 6, 2021, from The Revised Common Lectionary, Year B.

1st Reading: Genesis 3:8-15

Psalm: Psalm 130

2nd Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1

Gospel: Mark 3:20-35