Worship Services

 
 Sunday Worship  

Worship services are open in the sanctuary, and will also stream on Facebook Live at 10:30 each Sunday morning. Sunday school for all 

begins at 9:15 a.m.

 

Season of Pentecost  

Pentecost season, is a liturgical period celebrated by some Christian churches, which immediately follows the Easter season. Although the start and end dates vary by liturgical tradition, the season typically begins on the day of Pentecost and continues throughout the rest of the liturgical year, ending just before the season of Advent.

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Helping June 26 
Supply Pastor: Pastor George Rhyne
Reader: Dale Beaver
Greeters: Jenny Roberts, Linda Crouch, Camille Abernathy

Usher: Brian Barringer

Altar Guild: Carmen Pethel, Linda Connell, Earlene & Brittney Ritchie
Communion Assistants: Marsha Beaver & Barbara Crouch

Offering Counters: Cam & Laurie Ritchie
Altar Flowers: Charlotte Pacilio

Pedestal Flowers: Marsha Beaver

June 26 Scripture Lessons 

FIRST LESSON: 1 Kings 19:9b-21                                                                                                 

9bBehold, the word of the Lord came to {Elijah}, and he said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 10He said, “I have been very jealous for the Lord, the God of hosts. For the people of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword, and I, even I only, am left, and they seek my life, to take it away.” 11And he said, “Go out and stand on the mount before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. 12And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper. 13And when Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And behold, there came a voice to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 14He said, “I have been very jealous for the Lord, the God of hosts. For the people of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword, and I, even I only, am left, and they seek my life, to take it away.” 15And the Lord said to him, “Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus. And when you arrive, you shall anoint Hazael to be king over Syria. 16And Jehu the son of Nimshi you shall anoint to be king over Israel, and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah you shall anoint to be prophet in your place. 17And the one who escapes from the sword of Hazael shall Jehu put to death, and the one who escapes from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha put to death. 18Yet I will leave seven thousand in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.” 19So he departed from there and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen in front of him, and he was with the twelfth. Elijah passed by him and cast his cloak upon him. 20And he left the oxen and ran after Elijah and said, “Let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you.” And he said to him, “Go back again, for what have I done to you?” 21And he returned from following him and took the yoke of oxen and sacrificed them and boiled their flesh with the yokes of the oxen and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he arose and went after Elijah and assisted him.

PSALM 16                                                                                                    

Protect me, O God, for I take refuge in you;

     I have said to the Lord, “You are my Lord, my good above all other.”

All my delight is upon the godly that are | in the land,

     upon those who are noble among the people.

But those who run after other gods

     shall have their troubles multiplied.

Their libations of blood I will not offer,

     nor take the names of their gods upon my lips.

O Lord, you are my portion  and my cup;

     it is you who uphold my lot.

My boundaries enclose a pleasant land;

     indeed, I have a goodly heritage.

I will bless the Lord who gives me counsel;

     my heart teaches me, night after night.

I have set the Lord always before me;

     because he is at my right hand I shall not fall.

My heart, therefore, is glad, and my spirit rejoices;

     my body also shall | rest in hope.

For you will not abandon me to the grave,

     nor let your holy one see the Pit.

You will show me the path of life;

     in your presence there is fullness of joy, and in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

SECOND LESSON: Galatians 5:1, 13-25                                                                      
1For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. 13For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. 14For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 15But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another. 16But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. 18But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. 19Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, 21envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.

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HOLY GOSPEL: Luke 9:51-62

51When the days drew near for {Jesus} to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. 52And he sent messengers ahead of him, who went and entered a village of the Samaritans, to make preparations for him. 53But the people did not receive him, because his face was set toward Jerusalem. 54And when his disciples James and John saw it, they said, “Lord, do you want us to tell fire to come down from heaven and consume them?” 55But he turned and rebuked them. 56And they went on to another village. 57As they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” 58And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” 59To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” 60And Jesus said to him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” 61Yet another said, “I will follow you, Lord, but let me first say farewell to those at my home.” 62Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”