Good morning, everyone! We continue to meet online and in person, and are glad for all of our worshipers, whether home, away or at church! Tammy’s new Sunday School lesson can be found on our Sunday School page. Wednesday Bible studies meet at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Men’s Bible Study meets Thursdays at 7 at the Bayport UMC. Our Thrift Shop is open on Saturdays from 10-2 and always in need of volunteers ~ simply contact Tracy S. or the church office. We invite you to attend in person for next week’s Father’s Day Music Service with band!
CALL TO WORSHIP
Beyond the music, beyond the noise
In the quiet, may we hear your voice.
WORD OF GOD, SPEAK.
AS WE WORSHIP THIS MORNING,
MAY EVERY SIGHT AND SENSATION,
EVERY SOUND AND EVERY SILENCE
BECOME A PARABLE OF CHRIST. AMEN.
WORDS OF ASSURANCE: Philippians 4:8-9, New International Version
Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable ~ if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things, and the God of peace will be with you.
THE LORD’S PRAYER
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.
OPENING SONG: Pat Barrett & Dante Bowe, “Nothing/Something”
This brand new song pairs Pat Barrett (Housefires) and Dante Bowe (Maverick City Music) for a simple yet effective meditation on 1 Corinthians 13. The lyrics reflect many of the themes we’ve been covering in recent weeks; we pray that it is a blessing to you!
(Note: Add your own prayers at the beginning or end)
Lord Jesus, we thank you for the NY Annual Conference as it completes its work today with the ordination of new pastors. Be with these pastors on their spiritual journey, and bless them with the gifts they will need in their ministry.
Be with Lauren M. as she expects to give birth this week. May the birthing process be guided by your hand, and may mother and child be healthy and father be calm!
We pray for Karen K. as she continues to recovery from back surgery. Ease her pain and aid her adjustment. May the surgery have solved the problems she has been facing. Bless Kathleen M. as she also recovers from surgery, and we pray that the surgery was effective and the recovery complete. Bless Ruth W. as she recovers in the Stony Brook Veterans’ Hospital from a broken leg. Keep her spirits high and knit her back together with your loving care. Be with Karen G. with all that is needed in her own recovery from surgery; we pray that whatever treatments may be needed going forward will be minimal, with few or no side effects.
Bless those who are battling cancer, especially Liz S., Dannie M., Tracy S.’s brother Paul, Brie’s boyfriend’s father Paul and Janet C.’s relative Rolene. Provide them with all the care that is needed from your Spirit, their families and their friends.
We pray for others in our church family who are going through times of need: for Ursula, Amy, Pat, Jim, Sue, Janet, Joan, Lois, Dannie, Lily, Ken, Bunny, Harriet, Diane, Laurie & Steve, Paul, and Ruth; for all members of our extended family who are suffering; for this nation and for the world.
We come to you now in silent prayer …
Lord, as you know what is written in our hearts,
Attend now to our spirits, we pray in your name, Amen.
SCRIPTURE LESSONS: Matthew 24:23-24, 26; Luke 17:23 and 21, Good News Bible
If anyone says to you, “Look, here is the Messiah!” or “There he is!” – do not believe it. For false Messiahs and false prophets will appear; they will perform great miracles and wonders in order to deceive even God’s chosen people, if possible.
Or if anyone should tell you, “Look, he is out in the desert!” – don’t go there; or if they say, “Look, he is hiding here!” – don’t believe it.
There will be those who will say to you, “Look, over here!” or “Look, over there!” But don’t go out looking … because the Kingdom of God is within you.
SUNDAY MEDITATION: “Spiritual Focus”
(Video followed by slightly modified print version)
Please use this time to make out a check to the church (Sayville United Methodist Church, 164 Greene Avenue, Sayville NY 11782). Thank you to all who have been contributing during this time, and helping the church to pay its bills! As you write, please enjoy Tanae playing “Seek Ye First!”
Lord, thank you for being our God and for bringing us to this point of our lives. Thank you for your presence in the everyday and your promise of the life above. Bless these gifts as you bless the givers, that your Kingdom may be on earth as it is in heaven. Amen.
Throughout this week, may we focus on the things that really matter ~ not the peripheral, or distracting, or damaging things, but the things that give us energy, encouragement and hope, and provide us with the power necessary to get through each day and to help others with the strength that comes from heaven above. Amen.
Blest Be the Tie That Binds
Thank you to Kaitlyn and Tanae for helping with today’s online service!
And thank you for worshiping with us! We wish you God’s blessing of peace.