Worship Bulletin for 06/14/2020


Too Wonderful?

Prayers for the Second Sunday of Pentecost

Opening Music: “Open My Eyes That I May See” – Linda Fairleigh

Welcome and Centering

Passing of the Pain

Call to Worship

Leader: Strangers visit Abraham and Sarah; they were welcomed with a feast!
People: How wonderful!

Leader: Strangers promise Sarah and Abraham a child in their old age!
People: Too wonderful?

Leader: Strangers leave Abraham and Sarah to wait and ponder:
People: “Is anything too wonderful for God?”

All: Let us worship our Wonder-full God!


Holy One, who we so often don’t recognize,
come into our midst and make your presence known!

Renew our strength,
refresh our imaginations,
retool our weary efforts
to carry your Peace into the world.

Amaze us with your power to make all things new
And let us face your world with curiosity and hope.
In the name of the One who leads us on the Way, Jesus, the Christ. Amen.

Children’s Sermon

Scripture Reading: Genesis 18:1-15; 21:1-7 – Joe Hall

Sermon: “Ultrasound Faith” – Rev. David K Bucey

Invitation to Generosity:
The Psalmist writes: I love our God, who heard my cries and prayers!

Let us offer our gifts to God at this time, to support the life and work of the people of God in our community, and around the world.

Offertory: “Nearer, My God, to Thee” – Amy Maneval

Dedication Prayer:
Holy One, accept these gifts and multiply them
so that the wonder of your love, and justice and peace
may be known throughout the world! Amen

Pastoral Prayer

Silent Prayer

Lord’s Prayer

Go forth from this time together
With hearts open to the surprising, inexhaustible love of God.
Greet friends and strangers with the gifts of Christ: Mercy, and justice, and joy.
Expect the Spirit to meet us wherever we are, in struggle, in grief, and in peace.
Ponder: Is anything too wonderful for God?

Closing Music: “Down to the River to Pray” – Chancel Choir

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