Order of Worship

Order of Worship
10:00 am | June 26, 2022

Rev. Tina Walker-Morin, Senior Minister

Rev. Jennie Valentine, Minister of Faith Formation and Service

Roy Gernhardt, Director of Music

Kathy Gernhardt, Accompanist

Jessica Creiglow, Administrative Manager/Marketing Assistant

“Therefore, you should treat people in the same way that you want people to treat you” ~Matthew 7:12

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Welcome Rev Tina Walker-Morin


Opening SongThis is Holy Ground
#55 Praise Chalice


Opening Prayer adapted from Ministrymatters.com

One: Throughout the ages, disciples have said,
“I will follow you wherever you go.”
Many: Holy God, give us the freedom to follow you
in the ways of love.
One:
We come from busy homes, filled with little time
to consider Christ in our lives.
Many: Holy God, give us the strength to follow you
in the ways of peace.
One:
In times of struggle, we look to God for help.
Many: Holy God, give us the opportunity to follow you
in the ways of kindness.
One:
Today, we celebrate the Holy Spirit,
who baptizes us and shows us the joy of following God.
Many: Holy God, give us the patience to follow you
in the ways of faith. Amen.


HymnWhat Does the Lord Require of You
#661 Chalice


Scripture:Psalm 16(NRSV) & Galatians 5:1, 13-25(CEB)
Brian Tucker


Psalm 16
Protect me, O God, for in you I take refuge.
2 I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
I have no good apart from you.”[a]

3 As for the holy ones in the land, they are the noble ones
in whom is all my delight.
4 Those who choose another god multiply their sorrows;[b]
their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out
or take their names upon my lips.
5 The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup;
you hold my lot.
6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
I have a goodly heritage.
7 I bless the Lord, who gives me counsel;
in the night also my heart instructs me.
8 I keep the Lord always before me;
because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices;
my body also rests secure.
10 For you do not give me up to Sheol
or let your faithful one see the Pit.
11 You show me the path of life.
In your presence there is fullness of joy;
in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Galatians 5:1, 13-25
Christ has set us free for freedom. Therefore, stand firm and don’t submit to the bondage of slavery again.

You were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only don’t let this freedom be an opportunity to indulge your selfish impulses, but serve each other through love. 14 All the Law has been fulfilled in a single statement: Love your neighbor as yourself.[a] 15 But if you bite and devour each other, be careful that you don’t get eaten up by each other!

16 I say be guided by the Spirit and you won’t carry out your selfish desires. 17 A person’s selfish desires are set against the Spirit, and the Spirit is set against one’s selfish desires. They are opposed to each other, so you shouldn’t do whatever you want to do. 18 But if you are being led by the Spirit, you aren’t under the Law. 19 The actions that are produced by selfish motives are obvious, since they include sexual immorality, moral corruption, doing whatever feels good, 20 idolatry, drug use and casting spells, hate, fighting, obsession, losing your temper, competitive opposition, conflict, selfishness, group rivalry, 21 jealousy, drunkenness, partying, and other things like that. I warn you as I have already warned you, that those who do these kinds of things won’t inherit God’s kingdom.

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against things like this. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the self with its passions and its desires.

25 If we live by the Spirit, let’s follow the Spirit.

May God bless the reading and our hearing of these holy words. Amen.


HymnI Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry
#351 New Century Hymnal v. 1 & 4


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

Invitation

Rev Tina Walker-Morin: Dear friends, as we come to this font of the living water, let us recall the meaning of baptism. For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.

People: For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body - Jews or Greeks, slaves or free- and all were made to drink of one Spirit.

Rev. Tina Walker-Morin: Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.

Rev. Tina Walker-Morin: Story of Jesus’ baptism

Rev. Tina Walker-Morin: The sacrament of baptism is an outward and visible sign of the grace of God. Inasmuch as the promise of the gospel is not only to us but also to our children, baptism with water and the Holy Spirit is the mark of their acceptance into the care of Christ’s church. In baptism, God works in us the power of forgiveness, the renewal of the Spirit, and the knowledge of the call to be God’s people always.

Questions of the Candidates

Rev. Tina Walker-Morin: Parents, do you desire to have your child baptized into the faith and family of Jesus Christ?

Parents: We do

Rev. Tina Walker-Morin: (To Parents and Godparents) Will you with God’s help to guide and encourage this child by counsel and example, in prayer and with love?

Parents & God parents: We will

Rev. Tina Walker-Morin: (To Parents and Godparents): Do you promise to seek out our still speaking God at work all around you in the beauty of nature, in the love of family and friends, in the wonder of the ways God’s love saves us from hopelessness, and restores us to our true and authentic selves, and to show love and justice to others? If so, say we will with the help of God.

Parents and Godparents: We will, with the help of God

Rev. Tina Walker-Morin: (To Parents and God parents): Do you promise, through the grace of God, to seek and live as a follower of the Christ, to show love to all people and to work for justice, and to witness as best as you are able to the work and word of the Christ? If so, say we will with the help of God.

Parents and Godparents: We will with the help of God.

Congregational Assent

Rev. Tina Walker-Morin: Jesus Christ calls us to make disciples of all nations and to offer them the gift of grace in baptism. Do you, who witness and celebrate this sacrament, promise your love, support and care to the one about to be baptized, as they live and grow in Christ?

People: We promise our love, support and care.

Prayer of Baptism
Rev. Tina Walker-Morin: Bless by your Holy Spirit, gracious God this living water, which flowed through the streams of your world coming to the town of Sandwich.
By your Holy Spirit watch over those who come in the name of Jesus Christ. Create new life in the one baptized this day that they may rise in Christ. Glory to you, eternal God, the one who was, and is, and shall always be, Amen.

Act of Baptism

Charlotte Kaitlin White
Juliette Diana White

Prayer For the Baptized
Gracious God, you have filled the world with joy by giving us the gift of Jesus. Bless Charlotte & Juliette, may they be filled with joy; may they grow in faith and curiosity. Give them strength for life’s journey, courage in time of suffering, the joy of faith, the freedom of love, and the hope of new life; through Jesus Christ, who makes us one. Amen.

HymnI Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry
#351 New Century Hymnal v. 2, 3 & 4



SermonRev. Tina Walker-Morin


SongTake My Life and Let it Be
#609 Chalice vv. 1, 2, 5 & 6


Pastoral Prayer Rev Tina Walker-Morin


The Lord’s Prayer Rev Tina Walker-Morin

Our Father/Mother/Creator,
who art in heaven hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory for ever. Amen



Offering

Invitation

Song Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone

Dedication

Sending Forth SongGod Be With You Till We Meet Again
#434 Chalice Hymnal


Benediction Rev. Tina Walker-Morin

Closing Music

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