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Pastor: Rev. Sheila M. Beckford

 

Westbury United Methodist Church

*Rev. Sheila M. Beckford, Pastor
*Jenice Bryan, Assistant Pastor
*Phil Glover, Minister Of Music.

               

                           June 24, 2018 10:00AM

                              Order of Worship

                          *IF ABLE, PLEASE STAND

In silence, we gather in God’s presence, readying ourselves to be transformed.

SONG OF PRAISE AND CENTERING:         “I Need You, You Need Me”           Hezekiah Walker

PRELUDE:                                        “Andante” from the Sonata #2                     Felix Mendelssohn

CALL TO WORSHIP:                                                                                                                                            Naima Smith

One: When I think of God’s presence in the world, I am grateful:

All: Grateful for the presence of hope; grateful for the gift of life.

One: We gather this morning to remind each other about that,

All: We gather as God’s beloved children

One: We come together as a people whom Jesus calls into community

All: So this becomes a place where all are welcome

One: Friends, we know what God desires of us

All: That we do justice, and love kindness, and walk humbly with God.

One: We gather this morning to be reminded of this,

All: That NOW is always the right time to do these things.

One: So with thanks in our hearts, let us worship God

 

OPENING PRAYER (Unison):                                                                                                                         Congregation

Merciful God you call us into right relationship with you, where we are partners on this journey of life, you call us to work together, to care for each other and to love each other. When one hurts we all hurt, when one suffer we all suffer, when one rejoice we all rejoice. With you we have the power to speak truth to life and to restore faith and hope to those who are oppressed and have been marginalized. We thank you for the power that you have bestowed on us your children who believe your word. Help us to use the power rightfully for your good towards humanity.  

 

DEVOTIONAL SONGS:                 “Through it All”                        UMH#507                                                                  

                                                   "Blessed Quietness"                     FWS#2142                                            

                                               “How Firm a Foundation”               UMH#529

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE (Response) “Lord in your mercy, hear our prayers.”

                                                   Sung Response           FWS# 2200

RITUAL OF FRIENDSHIP:                                              

PASSING OF THE PEACE:                                        

Before we greet one another in Christ let go of your anger towards your brothers and sisters in Christ. Silently, confess to God if you have turned away from God, and the life God called you to live.  

Silence

Calling us friends, Jesus has given us a commandment to love one another as he has loved us. May we show this love today as we pass the peace of Christ. 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:  

Remembering our brother in ICE custody Bro. Robenson Guy Joseph ID# 319589 Location D5E.  Alpha 500 East, Hudson Correctional Facility, 35 Hackensack Ave., Kearney, NJ 07032 Ronnie Woody ID#17A0697 Gowanda Correctional Facility P.O. Box 311 Gowanda, NY 14070  Let us remember them in our prayers and encourage them with our words.

~Bro. Delroy Roberts

  • Donations needed children’s clothing, diapers and toys. They need to be delivered to Mark Levine Council Member - 7th District Office at 500 West 141st Street From 9:30am-5:30pm. For more information, call 212-928-6814.  ** We will need someone to deliver the items once collected to the stated address. In addition, The East Harlem-based non-profit administration are in need of additional Spanish speaking family to serve as foster homes.  Call 718-860-1656 THANK YOU!
  • Church Office Summer hours will be Mon.-Thurs. 10am-4pm. We will be closed on Fridays!
  • Nurture Committee meeting immediately after service in the Rhinesmith Room
  • Scholarship Committee meeting after service in the Asbury Room 
  • July 1st Baccalaureate service. If there are any members of our congregation who have been awarded advance degrees to please leave the names in the office by Wed., June 27th or email Phil Glover at glovepiano88@optonline.net
  • August 25th UMW Annual Sight & Sound Theater trip. Play titled “Jesus” Cost: Adults ages 13+ $156 Child ages 12 and under $108.  The price includes tickets, transportation, and a buffet lunch at Golden Coral. Monthly installments can be made until August 20th. For more information contact Patricia Dunmore, Mary Campbell, and Barbara Thompson     

 

MUSIC MINISTRY:                                “Brother James Air”            setting by Douglas Wagner                  

CHILDREN MESSAGE:                                                                                                        

HYMN OF PREPARATION:         “Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior”                   UMH#351                       

 

WORD AND RESPONSE:                             Psalms 130                                      Naima Smith                

One: Out of the depths, I cry to you, O Lord. Lord, hear my voice!

All: Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications!

One: If you, O lord, should mark iniquities, Lord, who should stand? But there is forgiveness that you should be revered.

All: I wait for the Lord, my soul waits and in his word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning, 

One: O Israel, hope in the Lord! For with the Lord there is steadfast love, and with him is great power to redeem.

 

GOSPEL READING:                              Mark 4 v35-41                                Pastor Jenice Bryan

SERMON:                                     The Power in “Let Us”                           Pastor Jenice Bryan

 

TITHES & OFFERING:                                                                                                                                               

*DOXOLOGY:             “Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow”               UMH#94                                         

 

CLOSING HYMN:                           “You Are Mine”                                          FWS#2218

*SUNG RESPONSE:               “What a Mighty God Serve”                            W&S#3016                                                 

* SENDING FORTH WITH A BLESSING:                                  

 

POSTLUDE:                                             “Fugue in G”                                      J. S. Bach