Order of Worship 6-19-2022


2nd Sunday After Pentecost

June 19th, 2022 Ten Thirty in the morning

Minister: The Rev. Aaron Ochart       

Liturgist: Evelyn Tobey

Please silence all cell phones. 

Face masks are encouraged for all participants unless leading worship.

Bold face indicates congregational participation.

* Please stand, in body or spirit


*HYMN (#455 v. 1, 2, &6) All Creatures of Our God and King     

1 All creatures of our God and King,

lift up your voice and with us sing, Alleluia! Alleluia!

Thou burning sun with golden beam,

Thou silver moon with softer gleam,

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

2 Thou rushing wind that art so strong, 

Ye clouds that sail in heaven along,

O sing ye! Alleluia!

Thou rising morn in praise rejoice,

Ye lights of evening, find a voice!

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

  1. All creatures, your Creator bless,

and worship God in humbleness,

O sing Ye! Alleluia!

Praise, Praise the Father, Praise the Son, 

And Praise the Spirit, Three in One!

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


PRELUDE 2nd Movement from Sonata in C Minor, Op. 13         Beethoven



ONE: As a deer longs for flowing streams

MANY: so my soul thirsts for the living God.                                         


Teach us, good Lord,

to serve you as you deserve;

to give and not to count the cost;

to fight and not to heed the wounds;

to toil and not to seek for rest;

to labor and not to ask for any reward,

save that of knowing that we do your will;

through Jesus Christ our Lord,

who lives and reigns with you

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and forever. Amen.

HYMN        “Will You Come and Follow Me?”      KELVINGROVE

  1. “Will you come and follow me if I but call your name?

Will you go where you don’t know and never be the same?

Will you let my love be shown? Will you let my name be known,

will you let my life be grown in you and you in me?

  1. Will you leave yourself behind if I but call your name?

Will you care for cruel and kind and never be the same?

Will you risk the hostile stare should your life attract or scare?

Will you let me answer prayer in you and you in me?

  1. Will you let the blinded see if I but call your name?

Will you set the prisoners free and never be the same?

Will you kiss the leper clean and do such as this unseen,

and admit to what I mean in you and you in me?

  1. Will you love the “you” you hide if I but call your name?

Will you quell the fear inside and never be the same?

Will you use the faith you’ve found to reshape the world around,

through my sight and touch and sound in you and you in me?

  1. Lord your summons echoes true when you but call my name.

Let me turn and follow you and never be the same.

In Your company I’ll go where Your love and footsteps show.

Thus I’ll move and live and grow in you and you in me.         MESSAGE FOR THE CHILDREN                        


CALL TO CONFESSION                                                                  



Eternal God, our judge and redeemer, we confess that we have tried to hide from you, for we have done wrong. We have lived for ourselves, and apart from you. We have turned from our neighbors, and refused to bear the burdens of others. We have ignored the pain of the world, and passed by the hungry, the poor, and the oppressed. 

In your great mercy forgive our sins and free us from selfishness, that we may choose your will and obey your commandments; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen. 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                     


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.


LESSON                                                       Genesis 1:26-2:4a

Then God said, ‘Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.’

So God created humankind in his image,

   in the image of God he created them;

   male and female he created them.

God blessed them, and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.’ God said, ‘See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food. And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.’ And it was so. God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all their multitude. And on the seventh day God finished the work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all the work that he had done in creation.

These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created.

ONE: The Word of the Lord

MANY: Thanks be to God

SERMON                     “The Image of God”                     The Rev. Aaron Ochart


*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH     Apostles’ Creed

I BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, And in Jesus Christ [God’s] only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.     



“Lift Every Voice and Sing” 

Performed by Symonne Sparks and Preston Wilson


Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

Praise God, all creatures here below;

Praise God above, ye heavenly hosts;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen


ONE: The Lord be with you.

MANY: And also with you.

ONE: Lift up your hearts.

MANY: We lift them to the Lord.

ONE: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

MANY: It is right to give our thanks and praise.

*HYMN [Blue #434]  Today We All Are Called to Be Disciples     

Today we are all called to be

Disciples of the Lord,

To help to set the captive free,

Make plow-share out of sword,

To feed the hungry, quench their thirst,

Make love and peace our fast,

To serve the poor and homeless first,

Our ease and comfort last.


God made the world and at its birth

Ordained our human race

To live as stewards of the earth,

Responding to God’s grace.

But we are vain and sadly proud,

We sow not peace but strife,

Our discord spreads a deadly cloud

That threatens all of life.


Pray justice may come rolling down

As in a mighty stream,

With righteousness in field and town

To cleanse us and redeem.

For God is longing to restore

An earth where conflicts cease,

A world that was created for

A harmony of peace.


May we in service to our God

Act out the living word,

And walk the road the saints have trod

Till all have seen and heard.

As stewards of the earth may we

Give thanks in one accord

To God who calls us all to be

Disciples of the Lord.


Holy Spirit, you have filled us with your life. 

Christ our Savior, you have embraced us in your love. 

God our Mother, you have fed us with your grace.

Now send us out into your beloved world

to share your life, your love, your grace with all.

Blessing and honor and glory to you,

holy, holy, holy Lord. Amen.


*RESPONSE               “An Irish Blessing”                   Blackmon

May the road rise to meet you, may the wind blow at your back,

may the sun shine warm upon your face, 

May the rain fall softly on your fields,

and until we meet again, until we meet again, 

may God hold you in the palm of his hand. Amen. 

POSTLUDE                           Diademata          

Participating in today’s service are Rev. Aaron Ochart, Pastor; Julie Hebert, CE Leader; and Sam Garnett, Organist. Appreciation to Dennis Lauland. Mike Fortin, and David Garland for the video production of today’s service. 

The Scripture quotations contained herein are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved.  


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