FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Rev. Dawn Garrett-Larsen, Pastor
Second Sunday after Pentecost
Don Raw, Jr., Lay Reader with Denise Morphy Responding
June 14, 2020 Worship 10:30 AM
WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS
PRELUDE Great is Thy Faithfulness arranged by Douglas Wagner
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Beloved God, source of all that is,
People: In you we live and move and have our being
Leader: Jesus, Emmanuel, God with us
People: With you, we walk the way of love
Leader: Creator Spirit, fire of our lives,
People: Through you we are made one
Leader: God, Trinity of love, community of life
People: We are made in your image
Leader: We are many, we are one
People: We are made in your image
Our hearts seek your face and we praise you.
*HYMN Holy, Holy, Holy Dan Forrest, Choirs of Covenant Christian High School Choirs
INVOCATION (in unison)
Lord God of Abraham, calling us to journey as your pilgrim people, going where you lead us, sharing your vision that is wide as the sky’s vastness, help us to follow. Lord God of Sarah, calling us to trust you, to remain faithful through the times of silence, give us the courage to believe your promise and share in your action. Lord God of Hagar, God of the afflicted who comes to the poor, the despised, and the oppressed, you enter our world and our lives with saving justice, with love, and freedom. Thank you for walking with us always. Amen.
LORD’S PRAYER (trespasses)
SPECIAL MUSIC Jesus Paid It All Rebecca Rice Fitzpatrick
HEBREW BIBLE LESSON Genesis 18: 1-15; 21: 1-7
*HYMN The God of Abraham Praise Leoni, sung by Birmingham Boys Choir
EPISTLE Romans 5: 1-5
SERMON Is Anything Too Wonderful For God? Rev. Dawn Garrett-Larsen
OFFERING Invitation to Share
Offertory As the Deer arranged by Douglas Wagner
PRAYER OF DEDICATION (in unison)
As we bring our offerings, we pray, O God, that you will send laborers among all your children to preach good news, to bring healing, to feed the hungry. We would support them with our gifts. And if there are tasks for us to do, help us to respond with our lives, not with our leftovers. Amen.
*HYMN Here I Am Lord arranged by Ovid Young, Luther College Cathedral Choir
POSTLUDE Triumphal March by G.F. Handel
Postlude June 14 (Click below to download & watch video)
Call to Worship reprinted from Praying for the Dawn, by Ruth Burgess & Kathy Galloway; Invocation adapted and reprinted from Bare Feet & Buttercups, by Margaret Harvey; Unison Prayer of Dedication reprinted from Fresh Winds of the Spirit, Book 2
June 14 Bill Hallett June 20 Dick Kotalik & Jay Harris-Maxwell
June 17 Matthew Newman
Three thousand four hundred forty-eight thank you’s to this unbelievably generous and compassionate church family! 3,348 — that’s the number of diapers we delivered this week to Healthy Families of Ontario County. In these days when our lives have been turned upside down, when we can’t come together to worship, still, you came together with your incredible spirit. In the words of Charles Dickens, “God bless us, everyone.”
~ Kathi Nacca
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; 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; The family of Louise Pool; 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); 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.
Prayer Shawl Meeting
The Prayer Shawl will reunite on June 26 at 2:00 pm at Sally Mueller’s house. Please call Sally at 396-9304 with any questions.
Sun. 6/14 Worship Online
Mon. 6/15 Weathervane Deadline
Tues. 6/16 Council 7:00 Zoom
Thurs. 6/18 Calling Hours for Louise Pool 10 am Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home; Graveside service 11 am Woodlawn Cemetery
Sat. 6/20 Carnation Pick up and delivery
Sun. 6/21 Worship, Graduation Sunday, Father’s Day Online
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.