Sunday Service 6-26-22

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Topic: Sunday
Worship Service
Time: June 26, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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June 26, 2022
Second Sunday of Pentecost

If this is your first visit, please stay after worship so we can meet and say hello.

If you are able, please stand at the places marked with an asterisk(*).  For all other portions of the service, you may remain seated.

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Morning Meditation:  Separation is the arch-enemy of all life. Indeed the word “diabolical” is from the Greek diaballein, to separate or divide. So separation is the work of the devil, and let us away with it.  (Elaine MacInnes)
To Practice This Thought:
Just say “no” to anyone who wants to split mind and body, head and heart, sacred and secular. 

  Prelude: Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore

  Welcome:  This Is the Day 

  Call To Worship
One: God in the Spirit revealed in Jesus Christ, calls us 
    by grace
All: to be renewed in the image of our Creator, 
  that we may be one in divine love for the world.

One: Today is the day, God cares for the integrity of 
   creation, wills the healing and wholeness of all life, 
   weeps at the plunder of earth’s goodness.
All: And so shall we.
One: Today is the day, God embraces all hues of 
   humanity, delights in diversity and difference, favors 
   solidarity transforming strangers into friends.
All: And so shall we.
One: Today is the day, God cries with the masses of 
   starving people, despises growing disparity between rich and
   poor, demands justice for workers in the marketplace.
All: And so shall we.
One: Today is the day, God deplores violence in our 
   homes and streets, rebukes the world’s warring 
   madness, humbles the powerful and lifts up the lowly.
All: And so shall we.
One: Today is the day, God calls for nations and peoples 
   to live in peace, celebrates where justice and mercy 
   embrace, exults when the wolf grazes with the lamb.
All: And so shall we.  Today is the day, God brings 
   good news to the poor, proclaims release to the 
   captives, gives sight to the blind, and sets the 
   oppressed free.  And so shall we.

 *Hymn #393:  Spirit of the Living God


  Passing the Peace

  Ministry in Music:  Lord, I Want to Be a Christian/Fill My Cup

  Joys & Concerns
  Pastoral Prayer
  The Lord’s Prayer
  Gloria Patri No.  71

  Scripture lesson Galatians 5: 1, 13-25  page 190  N.T.

*Hymn #344:  Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore

  Gospel lesson:  Luke 9:51-62  page 70   N.T.


*Hymn #206:  I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light

 Ministry of Giving

*Hymn #94:  Doxology


 Closing Song #2238:  In the Midst of New Dimensions  
     God of rainbow, fiery pillar, leading where the eagles soar
     We your people, ours the journey, 
     now and ever, now and ever, now and evermore.


  Offering:  Please leave your offering in the plate as you leave or mail it.  The Lord has given us so much, let us remember to return some to His church.  

-Prayer List:  Carol Brunelle, Beth Dietz, Pauline & George Kiakis, Samantha Snopek, Adele Reynolds, Doug & Dee Brooksbank, Dave Fanaras, Tim O’Donnell, Lily Marion, Kathy Washburn, Darlene Dout, Mark Hudgik, Jessica Guarnera, Renata Cournoyer, Heidi Barta, Lucy Huegli, Marion Winters

Today: Casseroles for Kate’s Kitchen are due.
Tuesday:  6:30 p.m. Education meeting
July  2:  So Hadley Fireworks at middle school. We have a booth selling novelty items.  
July  3:  11:15 a.m. Choir rehearsal
July 10:  9:15 a.m. Choir warmup
            10:00 Let’s kick it up a notch music service   
July 13: 10:00 a.m. United Women in Faith on zoom 
July 15:  5:00-6:00 p.m. Grab & Go meal
July 17: Celebration of our first year together – picnic after service.
July 19:  6:30 p.m. Church council & Trustee 
July 24:  Casseroles for Kate’s Kitchen are due.

-Our steeple is lit during the month of June:

     ✞ In memory of women from our church who have 

     passed during the last year:  

           Kay Washburn

           Anne “Betty” Dout

If you would like the steeple lit for one month, the fee is $25.00.  The deadline is the 25th of the month. More than one person/family may participate.

       Scripture & Hymns

First Scripture Reading:  Galatians 5: 1, 13-25
For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters, only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love become enslaved to one another.  For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”  If, however, you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another.
Live by the Spirit, I say, and do not gratify the desires of the flesh.  For what the flesh desires is opposed to the Spirit, and what the Spirit desires is opposed to the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to prevent you from doing what you want.  But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not subject to the law.  Now the works of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, debauchery, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, anger, quarrels, dissensions, factions, envy, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these. I am warning you, as I warned you before: those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things.  And those who belong to Christ[c] have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.  If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit.
GOSPEL READING  Book of Luke 9:51-62 
When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem.  And he sent messengers ahead of him. On their way they entered a village of the Samaritans to prepare for his arrival, but they did not receive him because his face was set toward Jerusalem.  When his disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?”  But he turned and rebuked them.  Then they went on to another village.
Would-Be Followers of Jesus
As they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.”  And 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.”  To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.”  And Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”  Another said, “I will follow you, Lord, but let me first say farewell to those at my home.”  And Jesus said to him, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”
Spirit of the Living God

Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on me. (2x)
Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me.
Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on me.

 Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore

1. Lord, you have come to the lakeshore
looking neither for wealthy nor wise ones,
you only asked me to follow humbly.

Refrain: O Lord, with your eyes you have searched me,
and while smiling have spoken my name;
now my boat’s left on the shoreline behind me;
by your side I will seek other seas.

2. You know so well my possessions;
my boat carries no gold and no weapons;
you will find there my nets and labor.

Refrain: O Lord, with your eyes you have searched me…

3. You need my hands, full of caring
through my labors to give others rest,
and constant love that keeps on loving.

Refrain: O Lord, with your eyes you have searched me…

4. You, who have fished other oceans,
ever longed for by souls who are waiting,
my loving friend, as thus you call me.

Refrain: O Lord, with your eyes you have searched me…

I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light

1. I want to walk as a child of the light.
I want to follow Jesus.
God set the stars to give light to the world.
The star of my life is Jesus.

Refrain: In him there is no darkness at all.
The night and the day are both alike.
The Lamb is the light of the city of God.
Shine in my heart, Lord Jesus.

2. I want to see the brightness of God.
I want to look at Jesus.
Clear Sun of Righteousness, shine on my path,
and show me the way to the Father.

Refrain: In him there is no darkness at all…

3. I’m looking for the coming of Christ.
I want to be with Jesus.
When we have run with patience the race,
we shall know the joy of Jesus.

Refrain: In him there is no darkness at all…

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Welcome to the South Hadley Methodist Church web site

We are located at 30 Carew Street, South Hadley, MA 01075

We are a reconciling congregation and all are welcome here!

We are a mission focused congregation. Please visit the missions page to learn more.

We also house the Neighbors Helping Neighbors food pantry.
Please visit their page on this website to learn more.

Regular Sunday Hours:

  • Church School — 9:00am – 10:00am
  • Worship Service — 10:00am – 11:00am