FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Rev. Dawn Garrett-Larsen, Pastor
Jesse Garrett-Larsen , Lay Reader
July 5, 2020 Worship 9:30 AM
WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS
PRELUDE “Introductory Voluntary” by Francis Linley (1771-1800)
Leader: Freedom is coming!
People: We can hear it in the voices of the oppressed.
Leader: Hope is coming!
People: We can see it in the eyes of all those who despair.
Leader: God is here!
People: We count on God’s presence with us, to guide, heal and uplift our spirits. AMEN.
HYMN Great Is Thy Faithfulness
INVOCATION (in unison)
God of freedom and miracles, we wait for your voice and direction this morning. We have been busy with the holiday celebrations and gatherings, and yet anguish, fear and pandemic arise around us. News of tragedy, rising infections and deaths blare at us from all directions. Hear our cries, O Lord. Come and comfort and heal our wounds. Open our hearts this day that we might become people who bring peace, healing, and hope to those in despair. For we ask these things in the name of the master healer, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
LORD’S PRAYER (trespasses)
SPECIAL MUSIC Give to Jehovah by Heinrich Schuetz Sung by Steve Kane
HEBREW BIBLE LESSON Genesis 24: 34-38, 42-49, 58-67
HYMN Seek Ye First created by Emmanuel Prathap Singh
EPISTLE LESSON Romans 7:15-25a
COMMUNION MEDITATION Choices Rev. Dawn Garrett-Larsen
OFFERING Invitation to Share
Offertory “Trumpet Air” by James Bremner (?-1780)
PRAYER OF DEDICATION (in unison)
We give thanks for all whose courage has passed life and faith to us. We lift u all who trust you, O God, in spite of ruthless oppression. We offer ourselves with our gifts, that right and truth may prevail throughout your world. Amen.
*COMMUNION HYMN Let Us Break Bread Together Chamber Singers Gunn High School
SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION
Invitation to the Table
Sharing of the Bread and Cup
HYMN America the Beautiful Shenandoah Children’s Choir
POSTLUDE “Voluntary” by William Shelby (1738-1798)
Call to Worship & Invocation adapted and reprinted from Nancy C. Townley adapted and reprinted from Ministry Matters website; Unison Prayer of Dedication reprinted from Fresh Winds of the Spirit, Book 2
July 5 Tom Harradine July 8 Rev. Dawn & Javery Hey
July 6 Nancy Raley July 11 Bob Hotchkiss & Regina Schneider
July 7 Keith Olivet
Muriel Allemand (Jim & Connie Malone’s friend); Steve Beck (Heidi Schwarz’s brother); Keith Blaker; Brad Bliss; Ruth Bundy (Cheryl Bootes’ friend); Marjorie Case; Cathy Coots; Peggy & Bob DeSantis (Dorice & Don Raw, Sr.’s friends); Don DeSmith; Julie English (Janet & Kim Tenreiro’s friend); Brian Fuscaldo (Mara Huberlie’s nephew); Jerry Gomez (Kathi Nacca’s friend); Gayle Henry; Carin Herren; Jeff Johnson (Jim & John Johnson’s brother); Barb Kutner; Carol Kober (Debbie Lyon’s neighbor); Jim Kolesar (George & Carin Herren’s friend); Sue Kotalik; Laura (Karen DeMay’s sister); Michelle List (JoAnn Reed’s friend); Loren (Meg & Jack Radley’s friend); Lynn (Joan Ryan’s friend); Scott Lyon (Betty’s son); Eileen McCarthy (Carla DeMeco & Betsy Dresser’s friend); Sally Mueller; Liz Nelson (Kathy Ward’s friend); Claude Peters; Chris Pritchard (Rick, Cindy Mullen & George Herren’s friend); Jack and Meg Radley; Sara (Meg & Jack Radley’s granddaughter); Scott and Amanda (nephew and niece of Don & Marilyn DeSmith); John Paul and Pat Smith; Smith/Dworetsky Family (Okke & Kathy Postma’s friends); Sally Stowell (Alice Berry’s mother); Walker (Don & Dorice Raw’s friend); Kathy Ward; Gordon Wenner (George & Carin Herren’s friend); Judy White; Merle Winn (Amy Ogden’s friend); Josh Yeo (Barb Stahl’s friend); Jason Zeller (Kathy Ward’s son); Linda Zeller (Kathy Ward’s daughter in law)
DRIVE WAY VISITS
The weather is changing. Spring turns to summer and the warm air brings us out of our houses. The social distancing restrictions remain in place, but that doesn’t mean we can’t see one another. We cannot gather for worship, but I would love to come to your home for a driveway visit!
I know that not everyone is comfortable with having people from outside of their family unit coming to visit, but if you are comfortable with a six or more feet away visit, outside in your driveway, on your porch or in your yard. I’d like to come visit.
Give me a call 905-3105 or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, so that we can arrange for a time for me to stop by for a short social distanced visit.
I know that not everybody will want me to stop by for a driveway visit, but I look forward to seeing those of you who would enjoy a chance to chat.
Family Promise Bed Race
The Family Promise Bed Race will take place virtually July 25 thru August 1.
Our church family has generously supported the fundraiser for Family Promise in the past and thank you for supporting this Ontario County organization again, if you are able. If you are willing to donate, please write the check to the church with “Family Promise” in the memo line.
Family Promise provides shelter, meals and safety to homeless school children and their families. They also provide advocacy in finding jobs for parents, childcare and advice on being self-sustaining. Families who “graduate” from the program are followed for a year to help them maintain self-sufficiency.
The Family Promise of Ontario County site can provide more information at fpocny.org. Thank you for your support for Family Promise.
July 7 Men’s Group at Gateway 8AM
July 12 Online Worship
July 13 Trustees 4:00 Zoom?
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
United Church of Christ
58 N. Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424 (585) 394-2184
We’re a Different Kind of Church
We value and respect diversity in the ways we express our faith. We enjoy thoughtful dialogue about faith issues.
We encourage each other to work for justice and to care for people in need in our community and in our world.