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June 20, 2021
10:30 AM

Before the service begins, make sure you have a candle and lighter. Please mute your microphone.

Prelude

Sonata No. 20 in G Major
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)

Welcome and Announcements

Rev. Cynthia Good

Candle Lighting: We invite you to light a candle with us.

Poem

Chime

Gathering Words

Parke Wilde, Worship Leader

For such a time as this God has carried us through
We have made it thus far by faith.

We stand on a firm foundation of grace and hope
We have made it through deep waters and rivers of woe

We have made it through fiery trials and lonesome days
God’s grace has been all sufficient

We have not been deserted, we have not been forsaken
God has been with us, God is with us, God will be with us

Thanks be to God.

Hymn: How Firm a Foundation

words from Rippon’s A Selection of Hymns; music Early USA melody

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Shared Reading of Our Congregational Statement

Calvary Church is love in action.

We are a loving, welcoming, and fully inclusive Christian community. We believe in the Gospel. We worship, live, pray, and take action all within the Wesleyan tradition. Calvary is strong spiritually and financially. We are visible due to our beautiful 100-year physical presence and our active role in the community. Our current members are multi-generational and creative. We have adaptive leaders who demonstrate their faith through good works based on our traditions as influenced by our current reality.

Music

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
J. S. Bach, transc. by Bernard Dewagtere
Anne Lewin, recorder
Sue Paro, piano

Scripture: Mark 4:35-41 from the New Revised Standard Version

On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”

The Word of God to us.

Children’s Time with Ryan Harrison

Music

The Grand Finale
Catherine Rollin
Aggie and Annie Li

Sharing Our Story

We welcome everyone who enters our sanctuary. We see all as bright, brilliant and beloved children of God who are beautiful to behold.

Lay Leader – Johan de Besche

We manifest our faith in everything we do:

By fostering a church culture and a community whose participants are engaged, open, loving adaptive and supportive.

Church Council – Steve Schmidt

All steward the church their time, talent, and treasure.

Finance – Sarah Huber and Tom Stewart

By creating dynamic worship services, inclusive of all ages, full of songs, stories, and silence. The services are creative, prayerful, challenging, joyful, and comforting.

Worship and Music Team – Becky Linton
By learning together through play, gatherings, study, and dialogue about the Word and our world.

Christian Education – Ryan Harrison

By engaging and supporting brave, collaborating, and flexible leadership. We encourage people to participate, learn, and then to lead.

Staff-Parish Relations Committee – Chuck Willwerth

By taking action, partnering and collaborating within and outside of our church, locally and globally, to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God.

Missions/Social Action Team – Sara Stackhouse
Lucas Funds Committee – Ellen Naser

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 from the New Revised Standard Version

As Christ’s coworkers we beg you not to receive the grace of God in vain. For God says through Isaiah,

“At an acceptable time I have listened to you,
and on a day of salvation I have helped you.”

See, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation! We are putting no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, holiness of spirit, genuine love, truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet are well known; as dying, and see—we are alive; as punished, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

We have spoken frankly to you Corinthians; our heart is wide open to you. There is no restriction in our affections, but only in yours. In return—I speak as to children—open wide your hearts also.

The Word of God for us.

Thoughts: Rev. Good

Hymn: And Are We Yet Alive

words by Charles Wesley, music by William H. Walter

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Sharing of Joys and Concerns

The shepherds will each read prayers from their flocks.

Abracadabra: Jane and Kent
Candle: Sara and Johan
Flo’s Flock: Flo and Luke
Lemonade: Sarah and Parke
Ponderers: Becky and Paul
Schmidts’ Creek: Susan and Steve
Whyzeflock: Jamie and Clara

Silent Prayer and Pastoral Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer

We invite you to use your chosen words for God: Father, Mother, or…

Our Creator, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on 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 forever. Amen.

Offering: What is it you will offer to God and neighbor this week? Type on the screen.

Offertory

Cantate Domino (Sing to the Lord)
Giuseppe Pitoni (1657–1743)
Becky Linton, Susan Goetcheus, Eric Shank, John Kohl

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Gracious God, we are thankful for Calvary Church and all the ways we share in its work. We offer our gifts as signs of our commitment to you, each other, and the larger world. We offer ourselves as acts of love and hope in the name and example of Jesus. Amen.

Benediction

Virtual Fellowship Time

We will invite everyone into breakout rooms where you can unmute yourself and chat with your Calvary friends.