Order of Worship 7-3-22


Fourth Sunday After Pentecost

July 3rd, 2022 Ten Thirty in the morning

Minister: Rev. Aaron Ochart       

Liturgist: Emily Garland

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



*PROCESSIONAL HYMN [Blue #469]     Morning Has Broken              

1 Morning has broken like the first morning,

blackbird has spoken like the first bird.

Praise for the singing! Praise for the morning!

Praise for them, springing fresh from the Word!


3 Mine is the sunlight! Mine is the morning

born of the one light Eden saw play!

Praise with elation, praise every morning,

God’s recreation of the new day!



CALL TO WORSHIP Rom. 7:24–25 

ONE: Who will save us from the ways of death?

MANY: Jesus Christ our Lord; thanks be to God!



God of the covenant,

in our baptism you called us

to proclaim the coming of your kingdom.

Give us courage like you gave the apostles,

that we may faithfully witness to your love and peace

in every circumstance of life,

in the name of Jesus Christ our redeemer,

who lives and reigns with you

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, forever and ever. Amen

HYMN               Come! Live in the Light!     WE ARE CALLED

  1. Come, live in the light 

Shine with the joy and the love of the Lord

We are called to be light for the kingdom

To live in the freedom of the city of God


Chorus: We are called to act with justice

We are called to love tenderly

We are called to serve one another

To walk humbly with God


2.Come, open your heart

Show your mercy to all those in fear

We are called to be hope for the hopeless

So all hatred and violence will be no more (chorus)


  1. Sing, sing a new song

Sing of that great day when all will be one

God will reign and we’ll walk with each other

As sisters and brothers united in love (chorus)  





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.


SCRIPTURE LESSON                                                                       Genesis 2:4b-25

In the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, when no plant of the field was yet in the earth and no herb of the field had yet sprung up—for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was no one to till the ground; but a stream would rise from the earth, and water the whole face of the ground— then the LORD God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being. And the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east; and there he put the man whom he had formed. Out of the ground the LORD God made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food, the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

A river flows out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it divides and becomes four branches. The name of the first is Pishon; it is the one that flows around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; and the gold of that land is good; bdellium and onyx stone are there. The name of the second river is Gihon; it is the one that flows around the whole land of Cush. The name of the third river is Tigris, which flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.

The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it. And the LORD God commanded the man, ‘You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall die.’

Then the LORD God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper as his partner.’ So out of the ground the LORD God formed every animal of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. The man gave names to all cattle, and to the birds of the air, and to every animal of the field; but for the man there was not found a helper as his partner. So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then he took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said,

‘This at last is bone of my bones

   and flesh of my flesh;

this one shall be called Woman,

   for out of Man this one was taken.’

Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and clings to his wife, and they become one flesh. And the man and his wife were both naked, and were not ashamed.

ONE: The Word of the Lord

MANY: Thanks be to God

SERMON                   “To Till and To Keep”                    The Rev. Aaron Ochart


AFFIRMATION OF FAITH                                           Scots Confession

We confess and acknowledge one God alone, to whom alone we must cleave, whom alone we must serve, whom only we must worship, and in whom alone we put our trust. Who is eternal, infinite, immeasurable, incomprehensible, omnipotent, invisible; one in substance and yet distinct in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. By whom we confess and believe all things in heaven and earth, visible and invisible, to have been created, to be retained in their being, and to be ruled and guided by [God’s] inscrutable providence for such end as [God’s] eternal wisdom, goodness, and justice have appointed, and to the manifestation of [God’s] own glory.


OFFERTORY          Excerpts from L’Union Gottschalk        


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. 



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.

ONE: …Therefore with all creation we sing your praise:

MANY: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

ONE: … Great is the mystery of faith:

MANY: Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again…

Our Father 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever.  Amen

ONE: … The gifts of God for the people of God.

MANY: Thanks be to God.


*HYMN [Blue #563]    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 through 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 has brought us thus far on the way

Thou who has 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


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.



POSTLUDE        Overture from The Music For the Royal Fireworks – Handel         

Participating in today’s service are Rev. Aaron Ochart, Pastor; Louise Ochart, CE Leader; Sam Garnett, Music Director; and Kelly Cuppett, Asst. Music Director. 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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Treasurer: The John Calvin Session is looking for someone to help oversee the finances of the church. If you or someone you know might be interested, please let us know.

VBS VOLUNTEERS: It’s that time of year again time to volunteer for VBS! We will be doing Spark Studios VBS July 18th – 22nd and we can’t do it without you. Our biggest volunteer needs are those willing to be group leaders. Ideally we would like to have two adults per group. So grab a friend and come have some fun with us teaching the kids about creativity and God’s plan for their lives. 

Conducting Clinic: Join us In a 3-week masterclass, setting intended for those with some music literacy, to learn the basic gestures of conducting and choose a piece from the choral or handbell library to prepare. The dates are July 6th, 13th and 20th from 6-7pm. Those who enjoy it may find themselves on the podium this fall! Please let Kelly know of your interest by July 1.

Handbell Choir: If you are interested in participating in a summer handbell choir, please let Sam know by July 1st. Rehearsals will take place July 13th, 20th, 27th and Aug. 7th at 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM for participation in August 7th service.

Bible Builds: Join us for bible builds, July 10th, 24th and Aug 7th at 9:30 AM. We will read a story from the bible and then the kids log on to Minecraft and build something from the story. We will talk about their builds and explore the story further using their ideas and builds. 

Wedding Bands: We give thanks to God that David Bottomley and Angel Jacobs were married on Friday, and we ask God to bless their marriage.

Events and Meetings this Week:

7/3 – 6:00 PM – Sundays At 6 Concert 

        6:30 PM – Youth Party at the Ocharts 

7/4 – Office is Closed 

7/5 – 7/9 – Generally Assembly Plenary Meetings

7/6 – 11:00 AM – Staff Meeting 

         6:00 PM – Conducting Clinic 

7/10 – 9:30 AM – Deacon Training / Bible Builds 

           10:30 AM – Worship Service 

3:30 PM – Fourth Wave Practice 

6:00 PM – Sundays At 6 Concert