Sunday Worship. June 6, 8 & 10AM, Online/In-Person
This Sunday is special in the life of our church. Dolly’s Fund Grants will be presented to 8 community-serving organizations. Let’s welcome them in worship (10AM) and celebrate it together! We will also launch our brand-new summer series: Summer on the Mount. This summer series will walk us through the Sermon on the Moun section by section. Let’s come with the expectation that God will lead us to amazing discoveries as we travel the inner roads of our soul. Come and partake of Holy Communion.
Your sanctuary is open for your participation in corporate worship at 8 & 10AM in a safe environment.
Between the two service, sprays a disinfectant registered on the EPA List N for use against COVID-19 virus.
Both services continue to be livestreamed https://www.facebook.com/LodiUMC
and are available on FM 103.5 channel at the locations within a half mile away from the church.
Order of Worship
June 6, 2021
We gather to worship with expectations: God revealed in new and astonishing ways.
God comes to us in real time. God comes to us in dreams.
Sometimes God’s presence is hard to take in—difficult to believe.
O God, we long to believe. Help our unbelief!
God is present here. God is working in our midst.
Then our mouths are filled with laughter. Our tongues shout out with joy!
HYMN OF ADORATION All Are Welcome (United Methodist Upper Room Worshipbook #58)
1 Let us build a house where love can dwell and all can safely live,
a place where saints and children tell how hearts learn to forgive.
Built of hopes and dreams and visions, Rock of faith and vault of grace;
here the love of Christ shall end divisions:
Refrain All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place.
2 Let us build a house where prophets speak and words are strong and true,
were all God’s children dare to seek to dream God’s reign anew.
Here the cross shall stand as witness and a symbol of God’s grace;
Here as one we claim the faith of Jesus: Refrain
3 Let us build a house where love is found in water, wine and wheat:
A banquet hall on holy ground where peace and justice meet.
Here the love of God, through Jesus is revealed in time and space;
As we share in Christ the feast that frees us. Refrain
4 Let us build a house where hands will reach beyond the wood and stone
to heal and strengthen, serve and teach, and live the Word they’ve known.
Here the outcast and the stranger bear the image of God’s face;
let us bring an end to fear and danger: Refrain
5 Let us build a house where all are named, their songs and visions heard
and loved and treasured, taught and claimed as words within the Word.
Built of tears and cries and laughter, prayers of faith and songs of grace,
let this house proclaim from floor to rafter: Refrain
SHARING JOYS AND CONCERNS
Those joining online may share prayer requests and joys by typing them on the comment section.
Those in the pews may use a card that is found in the narthex or speak from the pews gently.
CONFESSION OF FAITH United Methodist Social Creed
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We believe in God, Creator of the world; and in Jesus Christ, the Redeemer of creation.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, through whom we acknowledge God’s gifts,
and we repent of our sin in misusing these gifts to idolatrous ends.
We affirm the natural world as God’s handiwork
and dedicate ourselves to its preservation, enhancement, and faithful use by humankind.
We joyfully receive for ourselves and others
the blessings of community, sexuality, marriage, and the family.
We commit ourselves to the rights of men, women,
children, youth, young adults, the aging, and people with disabilities;
to improvement of the quality of life; and to the rights and dignity of all persons.
We believe in the right and duty of persons to work
for the glory of God and the good of themselves and others
and in the protection of their welfare in so doing;
in the rights to property as a trust from God,
collective bargaining, and responsible consumption;
and in the elimination of economic and social distress.
We dedicate ourselves to peace throughout the world,
to the rule of justice and law among nations,
and to individual freedom for all people of the world.
We believe in the present and final triumph of God’s Word in human affairs
and gladly accept our commission to manifest the life of the gospel in the world. Amen.
TIME OF DEDICATION This is our commitment to following Jesus. Thank you for living your faith by sharing your gifts with God’s world through your church. Online Giving: www.LodiUMC.org/Give
Doxology (United Methodist Hymn #94)
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise God, all creatures here below:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise God, the source of all our gifts!
Praise Jesus Christ, whose power uplifts!
Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Prayer of Dedication
Holy God, the world in which we live is as terrifying as it is wonderful. We need Jesus as much today as in times of old. Many sow in tears, and go out weeping. Wipe away the tears of despair and hopelessness. Replenish our lands, fill our hearts with gladness, restore our faith in you and each other. As we worship today, let the voice of your angel fill our souls with new understanding. We are longing for you. We are in need of you. Speak to us today, Lord. Amen.
SCRIPTURE READING Matthew 4:23-5:3
Jesus traveled throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues. He announced the good news of the kingdom and healed every disease and sickness among the people. News about him spread throughout Syria. People brought to him all those who had various kinds of diseases, those in pain, those possessed by demons, those with epilepsy, and those who were paralyzed, and he healed them. Large crowds followed him from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea, and from the areas beyond the Jordan River. Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up a mountain. He sat down and his disciples came to him. He taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
MESSAGE Sermon on the Mount (1)
SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION
After the prayer of consecration and before taking the communion, we sing
(to the tune of UMH #622, CMD CLEANSING FOUNDATION)
We gather at your table, Lord, because you bid us come.
Our lives, though scattered through the week,
we now unite as one. Before us is the bread, the juice; prepare our souls to eat.
Come join us by your Spirit, Lord, and make the feast complete.
PRESENTATION OF DOLLY’S FUND GRANTS (10AM)
Porchlight – serving the homeless in the greater Madison area. with Karla Thennes.
Pregnancy Resource Center – serving pregnant women and their families in Portage. w/ Faith Vangen.
Ice Age Trail – providing children with a summer saunter program in Lodi. w/ Luke Kloberdanz.
Lodi Public Library – offering a community-wide summer reading program. w/ Alex LeClair.
Prairie Valley Resale Store – helping children and elderly with their medical needs. w/ Jennie & Brian Larsen.
Lake Melvin Yacht Club – providing financial assistance to those in need. w/ Chris Benesh, Rose Karls & Derek Ripp
Reach Out Lodi – planning to purchase a van for transportation service. w/ Jim & Penny Schmiedlin
Good Neighbor Clinic – providing medicine and primary care to un/underinsured people. w/ Don & Linda Hohneke
SONG OF COMMITMENT Together We Serve (The Faith We Sing #2175)
1 Together we serve, united by love, inviting God’s world to the glorious feast.
We work and we pray through sorrow and joy, extending your love to the last and the least.
2 We seek to become a beacon of hope, a lamp for the heart and a light for the feet.
We learn, year by year, to let love shine through until we see Christ in each person we meet.
3 We welcome the scarred, the wealthy, the poor, the busy, the lonely, and all who need care.
We offer a home to those who will come, our hands quick to help, our heart ready to dare.
4 Together, by grace, we witness and work, remembering Jesus, in whom we grow strong.
Together we serve in Spirit and truth, remembering love is the strength of our song.
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