UNITED CHURCH of LUDLOW
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If you are comfortable attending in person, please join us.
The doors open at 9:45 am, and worship begins at 10:00 am.
We follow procedures to minimize the risk of exposure.
Please read and follow those procedures for the safety of all.
If you are not able to attend in person, a simultaneous Zoom stream is available.
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A Warm Welcome to All Visitors
If any member of the congregation may be of service to you, please contact the church office at 802-228-4211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regarding Individuals in the Hospital or Sick at Home
It would be greatly appreciated if you know of individuals or family members in the hospital or sick at home, to kindly inform the church office at 802-228-4211 or email@example.com.
Executive Board Meeting - Wednesday, June 23, 7:00 pm
Offerings and other cash receipts for the week ending June 6, 2021 were $ 917. The costs for each week are $1,320 (derived by dividing the annual budget by 52 weeks).
Please continue to mail your offerings to our Receiver of Offerings, Anne Oakes, at 145 Merrill Road, Ludlow, Vermont 05149.
Linda Alexander and Carol Wu provide our Altar Guild services.
We ask that you keep Lee and Sheila Kafer in your prayers as Sheila recovers from complications of her back surgery this past week.
We ask that you keep Linda Thomson’s sister, Starr Anderson, who lost her husband to metastatic cancer, in your prayers.
We ask that you keep Hannah Sotak in your prayers as she deals with some health issues.
We continue to keep the following in our prayers:
Lorraine Fitzgibbons, James Almond, Arthur Marin, Jean Eggleston, Kathy Doyle, Rick Doyle, Mindy Doyle, Judy Edwards, Anne Oakes, Carolyn Gauthier, Sheila Kafer, Susan Kneebone, Ginny Kottkamp, Evelyn Tucker, Herb Van Guilder, and Evelyn Verro.
Brenda and Dick Dansingburg celebrate an anniversary on June 18
Herb Van Guilder celebrates a birthday on June 19
Larry and Dotti Humm, Penny Trick & Pat Moore, and
George and Linda Thomson celebrate anniversaries on June 24
Herb and Sandra Van Guilder celebrate an anniversary on June 25
Peony Pie Party at Happy Acres Farm
All are invited to this year's Peony Pie Party at Jim and Sandy Peplau's farm on Sunday, June 13 at 2pm. Bring a vase or container for a bouquet, along with your craving for pie this Sunday. The peonies are getting close to full bloom, but with the weather forecast for next week, this is our best bet for viewing. Happy Acres is located at 826 Twenty Mile Stream Road, South Reading, VT. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org for directions or more info. Hope to see you then.
Jim and Sandy
Annual Church Picnic
The Church Picnic will take place on Sunday, August 1 following church at the home of the Thomsons.
The United Church of Ludlow has adopted the following rules of operation, consistent with the latest CDC Guidelines and the third step of the Vermont Forward Plan described by Governor Scott. If you have any questions or are unsure about anything, please contact Dean or Laura. Please refer to vermont.gov for complete guidance and additional detail.
Service of Worship
THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
(All are encouraged to use the prelude as a quiet time of meditation in preparation for the worship service which follows.)
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND GREETING
The grace of our LORD Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of
the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2 Corinthians 13: 13)
And also with you.
CALL TO WORSHIP * (Please Stand.)
Give thanks to God; give praise to the One who saves;
Rejoice and sing, for our lives are held fast in God’s mercy!
Give thanks to God; give praise to the One who restores;
Rejoice and sing, for our lives are held fast in God’s grace!
Give thanks to God; give praise to the One who calls us by name!
Rejoice and sing, for our lives are held fast in God’s love!
HYMN 144* This is My Father’s World
READING OF SCRIPTURE 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, (11-13), 14-17
Psalm 92 page 811, Response 1
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the
beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen. Amen.
THE GOSPEL LESSON Mark 7: 14-30
SERMON “Are There Still Crumbs for the Dogs?”
HYMN 400* Come, Though Fount of Every Blessing
JOYS AND CONCERNS
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Let us pray.
LORD’S PRAYER (“trespasses”)
PRAYER RESPONSE Hymnal, No. 473
Lead me, Lord, lead me in thy righteousness;
Make thy way plain before my face.
For it is thou, Lord, thou, Lord only,
That makest me dwell in safety.
At the Presentation, Hymn 95* Old 100th
Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him, all creatures here below;
Praise him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
PRAYER OF DEDICATION*
HYMN *519 Lift Every Voice and Sing
BENEDICTION AND BLESSING*
Go forth, now, into the calling you have received from the Father, clothed in
the restoring and renewing Light of Christ, held and strengthened by the power
of the Holy Spirit. Go in peace to make peace!
* All who are able may stand.
for the June 13 Service
HYMN 144 This is My Father’s World
This is my Father's world, and to my listening ears
all nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres.
This is my Father's world: I rest me in the thought
of rocks and trees, of skies and seas; his hand the wonders wrought.
This is my Father's world, the birds their carols raise,
the morning light, the lily white, declare their maker's praise.
This is my Father's world: he shines in all that's fair;
in the rustling grass I hear him pass; he speaks to me everywhere.
This is my Father's world. O let me ne'er forget
that though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.
This is my Father's world: why should my heart be sad?
The Lord is King; let the heavens ring! God reigns; let the earth be glad!
HYMN 400 Come, Though Fount of Every Blessing
Come, thou Fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing thy grace;
streams of mercy, never ceasing, call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet, sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount! I'm fixed upon it, mount of thy redeeming love.
Here I raise mine Ebenezer; hither by thy help I'm come;
and I hope, by thy good pleasure, safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger, wandering from the fold of God;
he, to rescue me from danger, interposed his precious blood.
O to grace how great a debtor daily I'm constrained to be!
Let thy goodness, like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, prone to leave the God I love;
here's my heart, O take and seal it, seal it for thy courts above.
HYMN *519 Lift Every Voice and Sing
Lift every voice and sing, till earth and heaven ring,
ring with the harmonies of liberty;
let our rejoicing rise high as the listening skies,
let it resound loud as the rolling sea.
Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us;
sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us;
facing the rising sun of our new day begun,
let us march on till victory is won.
Stony the road we trod, bitter the chastening rod,
felt in the days when hope unborn had died;
yet with a steady beat, have not our weary feet
come to the place for which our fathers sighed?
We have come over a way that with tears has been watered;
we have come, treading our path thru the blood of the slaughtered,
out from the gloomy past, till now we stand at last
where the white gleam of our bright star is cast.
God of our weary years, God of our silent tears,
thou who hast brought us thus far on the way;
thou who hast by thy might led us into the light,
keep us forever in the path, we pray.
Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met thee;
lest our hearts drunk with the wine of the world, we forget thee;
shadowed beneath thy hand, may we forever stand,
true to our God, true to our native land.