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Both services are available on FM 103.5 channel within a half mile away from the church.
May 28, 2023, 8 & 10AM
Lodi United Methodist Church
WE GATHER AND PRAISE
WELCOMING Pastor Peace Kim
Reading Psalms has taught us to… FIND GOD’S CALL TO WORSHIP Dennis Crow (8), Debra Oetzman (10)
Reading Psalms has taught us to… SING PRAISE TO GOD
After a video, Women: We gather to praise you, O God, for all the things we can see, and sometimes understand: the sun, moon and stars; the clouds and changing weather.
Men: We gather to praise you, O God, for all the things that we cannot see or understand: all heaven’s angels, outer space; and the skies above us.
ALL: We gather to praise you, O God, for all the things in life that we experience: the created world, people of all ages and circumstances, all God’s creations. We join in their eternal chorus of praise to God: whose name is glorious, and whose ways are holy. Amen. (based on Psalm 148)
* SONG OF PRAISE We Sing to You, O God The Faith We Sing (Black) #2001, st.1 & 4
1 We sing to you, O God, the Rock who gave us birth,
let our rejoicing sing your name in all the earth.
To you, O God, let songs be raised, in joyful hymns, our feast of praise.
4 O god, eternal God, we hide within your wings,
the everlasting arms to whom our praises ring.
Your word is true, your way is just, you are the God in whom we trust. (based on Psalm 66:2; 96:1-2)
* Reading Psalms has taught us to … FIND THE JOY OF THE CHURCH COMMUNITY
Liturgist: I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!”
ALL: Our feet are standing within the gates of the Lord’s house. For the sake of my relatives and friends, I will say “Peace be within you.” (based on Psalm 122:1-2,8)
TIME WITH YOUNG DISCIPLES
Reading Psalms has taught us to… REMEMBER GOOD THINGS GOD HAS DONE Sherrie Orcholski
(Psalm 124:1-5; 105:5-6)
Reading Psalms has taught us to… SAY, “THANK YOU, LORD”
Sherrie O: I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord.
I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people.
I will offer to you a thanksgiving sacrifice and call on the name of the Lord.
I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people.
ALL: Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. (Psalm 9:1; 116:13-14, 17-18; 107:1)
Reading Psalms has taught us to… SAY, “FORGIVE ME, LORD”
ALL: I acknowledge my sin to you, O Lord, and I don’t hide my iniquity.
I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.
Against you, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight.
Consider my affliction and my trouble, and forgive all my sins.
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.
<personal prayer of confession in silence> (adapted from Psalm 32:5; 51:3-4, 10; 25:18)
Pastor to people: Hear the good news: … In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.
People to pastor: In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.
ALL: Glory to God. Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. (32:1)
Reading Psalms has taught us to… OFFER GIFTS TO GOD
Pastor: Praise the Lord for the glory that belongs to him. Bring an offering and come into his temple.
ALL: “I will offer in His temple sacrifices with shouts of joy;
I will sing and chant praise to the Lord.” (Psalm 96:8; 27:6b)
* SONG OF DEDICATION We Bring the Sacrifices of Praise TFWS (Black) #2031
We bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the Lord. x2
And we offer up to you the sacrifices of thanksgiving; and we offer up to you the sacrifices of joy.
Reading Psalms has taught us to… GIVE OUR HONEST HEARTS TO GOD Quentin McRobers
CRYING, “WHY, LORD, DO THESE BAD THINGS HAPPEN?” (Psalm 22:1-2)
PRAYING, “LORD, DELIVER ME FROM ENEMIES” (Psalm 59:1-2, 12-13)
Reading Psalms has taught us to… ASK FOR GOD’S HELP (Psalms 121:1-2)
SHARING JOYS AND CONCERNS Prayer Cards will be collected
PRAYER OF THE PEOPLE
After each prayer, people join in the prayer by saying:
“Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” (Psalms 124:8)
SONG OF PRAISE A Mighty Fortress Is Our God Red Hymnal #110, st.1, 2 & 4
1 A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing;
our helper he amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing.
For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe;
his craft and power are great, and armed with cruel hate, on earth is not his equal.
2 Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing,
were not the right man on our side, the man of God’s own choosing.
Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is he;
Lord Sabaoth, his name, from age to age the same, and he must win the battle.
4 That word above all earthly powers, no thanks to them, abideth;
the Spirit and the gifts are ours, thru him who with us sideth.
Let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also;
the body they may kill; God’s truth abideth still; his kingdom is forever.
Reading Psalms has taught us to… HEAR GOD’S INVITATION TO LISTEN TO GOD
Liturgist: God says, “Listen, my people, and I will speak. Listen to my teaching. Pay attention to what I say.
ALL: We are the sheep belonging to God’s flock. …
Liturgist: If only you would listen to God’s voice today. (adapted from Psalm 50:7; 78:1; 95:7)
Reading Psalms has taught us to… HEAR GOD’S PROMISE: “I LOVE YOU”
(adapted from Psalm 103:3-4, 136:1)
Reading Psalms has taught us to… SAY, “GOD, WE LOVE YOU. WE TRUST YOU.”
ALL: I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer,
my God, my rock in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. (adapted from Psalm 18:1-2; 46:2-3)
SONG OF LOVE I Love You, Lord TFWS (Black) #2068 (based on Psalm 35:9)
I love you, Lord, and I lift my voice to worship you, O my soul rejoice.
Take joy, my King, in what you hear, may it be a sweet, sweet sound in your ear.
REFLECTIONS Sherrie Orcholski, Quentin McRoberts
Joyce Hillestad (video, Psalm 149)
Reading Psalms has taught us to… CHOOSE GOD’S PATH
ALL: God, I have heard you say two things.
One is that power belongs to you, God. The other is that your love, Lord, never ends.
You will reward everyone in keeping with what they have done.
… Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. I have sworn an oath
and confirmed it, to observe your righteous ordinances. (Psalm 62:11-12; 119:105-106)
WE GO WITH BLESSINGS
Reading Psalms has taught us to… RECEIVE GOD’S BLESSING (Psalm 3:8; 24:5; 65:9-11: 144:15)
ALL: (Psalm 150) Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary!
Praise God in his fortress, the sky! Praise God in his mighty acts!
Praise God as suits his incredible greatness! Praise God with the blast of the ram’s horn!
Praise God with lute and lyre! Praise God with drum and dance! Praise God with strings and pipe!
Praise God with loud cymbals! Praise God with clashing cymbals!
Let every living thing praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
SONG OF PRAISE Halle, Halle, Halleluja TFWS (Black) #2026
Halle, Halle, Hal-le-lu-ja! Halle, Halle, Hal-le-lu-ja!
Halle, Halle, Hall-le-lu-ja! Halleluja! Halleluja! Repeat all
DISMISSAL WITH BLESSING AND COMMISSIONING
POSTLUDE Adele VanNess
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