Worship: June 7, 2020

“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.”   Matthew 28:19     

Seasonal Theme: Peace with Justice
Hearing God’s Word speak to us about Justice through the Bible Lectionary readings from Pentecost (May 31) through Reign of Christ Sunday (Nov. 22).

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2020-06-07 Trinity Sunday

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Online meeting opens at 10:45 am
so we can greet each other as we gather
before the 11:00 am worship service.

WELCOME

BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
June 7-13

Birthdays
7 Andy Wyatt
9 Kathy Bradley
10 Erica Terek
12 Maggie Henrich

Anniversaries
7 Becky & Ricky Blanchard
12 Bill & Kathy Bradley

ANNOUNCEMENTS

      • Wednesday Bible Study, 6:30 pm
      • On-site church gatherings suspended until June 21
      • Virtual Communion Today

The host will mute everyone except the leader during hymns and longer unison prayers so we can all sing and speak together without the distraction of various lag times. Otherwise, sound will be on for all participants so we can interact freely throughout the service (exception: disruptive background noises).

INVOCATION

HYMN OF PRAISE
Holy, Holy, Holy

1. Holy holy holy
Lord God Almighty
Early in the morning
Our song shall rise to Thee
Holy holy holy
Merciful and mighty
God in three persons
Blessed Trinity

2. Holy holy holy
All the saints adore Thee
Casting down their golden crowns
Around the glassy sea
Cherubim and seraphim
Falling down before Thee
Which wert and art
And evermore shalt be

3. Holy holy holy
Though the darkness hide Thee
Though the eye of sinful man
Thy glory may not see
Only Thou art holy
There is none beside Thee
Perfect in power
In love and purity

4. Holy holy holy
Lord God Almighty
All Thy works shall praise Thy name
In earth and sky and sea
Holy holy holy
Merciful and mighty
God in three persons
Blessed Trinity

CCLI Song # 1156 CCLI License # 3194034
John Bacchus Dykes | Reginald Heber
© Words: Public Domain Music: Public Domain

PRAISE AND TESTIMONIES
Briefly share your recent God-Sightings, joys, thankfulness, and good thoughts so the rest of us can rejoice with you.

PRAYER CONCERNS
We remain in solidarity with suffering children, immigrants, victims of war and storms, and everyone affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bishop McAlilly requests prayer
at noon daily for health care workers.

Additions from Last Week
Steve and Karen, Scottie Schaeffer, Charlene, Our Country, Racism

Health Care Workers
Ron Fowler, Melissa Milam, Donna Smith, Greer Waldrop

Homebound
Freda & Dan Wyatt, Mary Lou Anderson, Betty Travis,
Carl Hamilton, Ruth Purvis, Will Lawson, Bruce Gillette

Military Families
Ron Fowler, Dylan Field, Kale Merrick, Matthew Petway, Sarah Petway,  Randy Bagwell, Christopher Telle, Brittany Jones, Bryar Fortner

Ecumenical Prayer Cycle for June 7-13:
Botswana, Zimbabwe

PRAYER OF CONFESSION
AND RECONCILIATION

God of grace and glory,
we thank you that you judge us not
by the perfection of our actions,
but by our readiness
to live boldly by faith.
Help us, as individuals
and as a congregation,
to trust you
and follow where you lead,
t
hat in Christ
your name may be glorified
in all the earth. Amen.

WORDS OF ASSURANCE

Leader to people:
Hear the good news:
Christ died for us
while we were yet sinners;
that proves God’s love toward us.
In the name of Jesus Christ,
you are forgiven!

All to each other:
In the name of Jesus Christ,
you are forgiven!
Glory to God. Amen.

PASTORAL PRAYER

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH
United Methodist Discipleship Ministries

God of grace and mercy, you are the source of the true healing that can make us whole. We remember this morning that Jesus’ ministry was deeply involved in both healing of people’s bodies and healing of relationships. As we take time now in worship to offer our spiritual gifts to you, we pray that they might be used to bring healing – of body, of spirit, of broken relationships – to people who are in desperate need. We pray this in the holy Jesus’ name. Amen.

OFFERTORY
www.Briensburg.org/donate

We give thanks for those who are continuing their financial support of our ministries with online, mail-in, or drop-off tithes and offerings.

We offer to the Lord our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service and our witness, together with the elements each brings to their table for consecration to be for each of us the body and blood of Christ.

DOXOLOGY
“Doxology by Karen Heise”

By Thomas Ken, 1689
The United Methodist Hymnal, No. 95

Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!
Praise God all creatures here below!
Praise God above, ye Heavenly host!
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!

THE GOSPEL READING
Matthew 28:16-20

16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.
17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.
18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

CONVERSATIONAL SERMON
“JUSTICE: The Great Commission”
Everyone is invited to share as the Pastor leads a discussion of these sermon points.

“The mission of the church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ
for the transformation of the world.”   United Methodist Book of Discipline

 Go to Everyone
“Go, then, to all peoples everywhere…”    Matthew 28:19a (GNT)

Make Disciples
“and make them my disciples.”   Matthew 28:19b (GNT)

Baptize Them
Marking them by baptism in the threefold name:
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.     Matthew 28:19c (MSG)

Teach Them
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you.                  Matthew 28:20a (KJV)

With Us to the End
And, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.     Matthew 28:20b (KJV)

HYMN OF CELEBRATION
Go, Make of All Disciples

1. Go make of all disciples
We hear the call O Lord
That comes from Thee our Father
In Thy eternal Word
Inspire our ways of learning
Through earnest fervent prayer
And let our daily living
Reveal Thee everywhere

2. Go make of all disciples
Baptizing in the name
Of Father Son and Spirit
From age to age the same
We call each new disciple
To follow Thee O Lord
Redeeming soul and body
By water and the Word

3. Go make of all disciples
We at Thy feet would stay
Until each life’s vocation
Accents Thy holy way
We cultivate the nature
God plants in every heart
Revealing in our witness
The Master Teacher’s art

4. Go make of all disciples
We welcome Thy command
Lo I am with you alway
We take Thy guiding hand
The task looms large before us
We follow without fear
In heaven and earth Thy power

CCLI Song # 6104861 CCLI License # 3194034
Leon M. Adkins
© 1964 Abingdon Press (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.)

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING
FOR EASTER SUNDAY
The United Methodist Book of Worship, Page  61

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God
It is right to give our thanks and praise.

It is right, and a good and joyful thing,
always and everywhere
to give thanks to you,
Almighty God,
creator of heaven and earth.

You formed us in your image and breathed into us the breath of life.
When we turned away, and our love failed, your love remained steadfast.
You delivered us from captivity, made covenant to be our sovereign God,
and spoke to us through your prophets, who looked for that day
when justice shall roll down like waters
and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream,
when nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
neither shall they learn war anymore.

And so, with your people on earth
and all the company of heaven
we praise your name
and join their unending hymn:

Holy, holy, holy Lord,
God of power and might,

Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he
who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

Holy are you,
and blessed is your Son Jesus Christ.

Your Spirit anointed him to preach good news to the poor,
to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
and to announce that the time had come
when you would save your people.

He healed the sick, fed the hungry, and ate with sinners.

By the baptism
of his suffering, death, and resurrection
you gave birth to your Church,
delivered us from slavery to sin and death,
and made with us a new covenant
by water and the Spirit.

At his ascension you exalted him
to sit and reign with you at your right hand.

When the Lord Jesus ascended,
he promised to be with us always,
in the power of your Word and Holy Spirit.

On the night in which
he gave himself up for us,
he took bread, gave thanks to you,
broke the bread,
gave it to his disciples, and said:
“Take, eat;
this is my body which is given for you.
Do this in remembrance of me.”

When the supper was over he took the cup,
gave thanks to you,
gave it to his disciples, and said:
“Drink from this, all of you;
this is my blood of the new covenant,
poured out for you and for many
for the forgiveness of sins.
Do this, as often as you drink it,
in remembrance of me.”

And so, in remembrance of these
your mighty acts in Jesus Christ,
we offer ourselves
in praise and thanksgiving
as a holy and living sacrifice,
in union with Christ’s offering for us,
as we proclaim the mystery of faith.

Christ has died;
Christ is risen;
Christ will come again.

Pour out your Holy Spirit
on each and every one of us
gathered here out of love for you,
and on these gifts of bread and wine.
Make them be for us
the body and blood of Christ,
that we may be for the world
the body of Christ, redeemed by his blood.

By your Spirit make us one with Christ,
one with each other,
and one in ministry to all the world,
until Christ comes in final victory,
and we feast at his heavenly banquet.

Through your Son Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church,
all honor and glory is yours,
almighty Father,
now and for ever.
Amen.

THE LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done in earth,
as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.

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.

BREAKING THE BREAD

Because there is one loaf,
we, who are many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf.
The bread which we break is a sharing in the body of Christ.

The cup over which we give thanks is a sharing in the blood of Christ.

SHARING THE BREAD AND CUP

The body of Christ, given for you. Amen.
The blood of Christ, given for you. Amen.

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
A Eucharistic Prayer for the Global Pandemic

by Rev. Lane Cotton Winn and Rev. Juan Huertas
Louisiana Conference
of The United Methodist Church

Day after day after day
you give yourself to us:
in two or three gathered in your name,
in connection across the miles,
and in bread and wine.

As we go from this gathering
around your table,
may we feel restored to your body,
companioned by your people,
and sustained
by the power of your Spirit

as we witness to your healing
and reconciling work.

Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

HYMN OF DEDICATION
The Spirit Sends Us Forth

1. The Spirit sends us forth to serve; We go in Jesus’ name To bring glad tidings to the poor, God’s favor to proclaim.

2. We go to comfort those who mourn And set the burdened free; Where hope is dim, to share a dream And help the blind to see.

3. We go to be the hands of Christ, To scatter joy like seed And, all our days, to cherish life, To do the loving deed.

4. Then let us go to serve in peace, The gospel to proclaim. God’s Spirit has empower’d us; We go in Jesus’ name.

Text: CM; Delores Dufner, OSB,
© 1993, The Sisters of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN. Published by OCP.
All rights reserved. Music: Carl Gotthilf Gläser, 1784–1829

“Go ye into all the world,
and preach the gospel to every creature.”
Jesus, Mark 16:15

INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP
We invite you, your friends, and your family to a relationship with God in Jesus Christ, and to full participation and membership in our congregation. 

GOING FORTH TO LOVE OTHERS
AS CHRIST LOVES US

CHORAL BENEDICTION
“Beloved, Let Us Love One Another”

Beloved let us love one another
For love is of God and ev’ryone that loveth
Is born of God and knoweth God
He that loveth not knoweth not God for God is love
Beloved let us love one another
First John four seven and eight

CCLI Song # 26344; CCLI License # 3194034
Dennis Ryder
© 1974 Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.)


FURTHER REFLECTION

A Pastoral Letter to United Methodists of the Southeastern Jurisdiction
Posted by Bishop McAlilly

The Pandemic of Racism
by Bishop McAlilly

Inclusive of Race

“We recognize racism as sin.”
(Social Principles: The Social Community)

– Book of Resolutions: A Charter for Racial Justice Policies in an Interdependent Global Community

– What the Church Says: Racism

– The General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR) focuses on bringing about full and equal participation of the racial and ethnic constituencies in The United Methodist Church. The commission carries out its work through advocacy of the issues and by reviewing and monitoring the practices of the denomination.