Sunday Service 5-22-22

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NOTE: You will be muted upon entry to the service. You can un-mute yourself if you’d like to speak, such as during Joys and Concerns or other appropriate times. Be sure to mute yourself after speaking.

Topic: Sunday
Worship Service
Time: May 22, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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May 22, 2022
Sixth Sunday of Easter
 If this is your first visit, please stay after worship so we can meet and say hello.

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Morning Meditation:  In the end, everyone is our teacher, 
on one level or another. The child is our teacher, our friends, our family, the stranger on the street. Every experience is a challenge; a teaching is always hidden in it. Every thought that bubbles up in our minds can teach us things about ourselves, if we are able to listen.  (David A. Cooper)

To Practice This Thought: Name a person, thing, or activity that has been a teacher to you.
  Choral introit: Behold, I Make All Things New by John Bell
     Behold, behold, I make all things new, 
     beginning with you, and starting from today.
     Behold, behold, I make all things new,
     my promise is true, for I am Christ the Way.
  Call To Worship
    Leader: We come this morning full of ourselves:
    All: Our concerns, our plans, our opinions, our schedules.
    Leader: In this moment, help us empty our minds of the relentless ‘I’ and make space for you.
    All: Enable us to put down our priorities; to set aside our assumptions and schemes.
    Leader: Open our hearts to recognize your love in action in our lives.
    All: Reassure us of your divine vision, and let us rest in your unending care.
*Hymn #2158: Just A Closer Walk with Thee
  Passing the Peace

  Ministry in Music: The Time for Singing Has Come by Natalie Sleeth
  Consecration of Prayer Shawls
    Leader: Without even knowing who would receive it, this shawl was made specifically for the person who will receive it.
      All: May they see the intricate love and care given to this shawl, mirroring the intricate   love and care that God bestows upon all people.
   Leader: This shawl was made to bring warmth to some one who feels a chill.
     All: May they feel the warm breath of the Holy Spirit as they wrap themselves with it.
   Leader: This shawl was made to bring comfort to some one who feels alone.
     All: May they feel comfort in knowing that someone prayed for them as they pieced it together.
   Leader: This shawl was made to bring peace to someone in need of prayer.
     All: May they feel the power of our prayers as they feel the yarn winding through their fingers.
   Leader: This shawl was made to remind the recipient that they are part of this community.
     All: May they feel touched by our love, moved by our guidance and held up by our support.
  Prayer of Blessing
  Joys & Concerns
  Pastoral Prayer
  The Lord’s Prayer
  Gloria Patri No. 71

  Scripture lesson: Book of Psalms – Psalm 67  page 529 Old Testament
*Hymn #408:  The Gift of Love
  Gospel lesson:  John 14:23-29 page 109  New Testament
*Hymn #2162:  Grace Alone
  Closing Song #2184:  Sent Out In Jesus’ Name
      Sent out in Jesus’ name, our hands are ready now 
      to make the earth the place in which the kingdom comes.
      The angels cannot change a world of hurt and pain 
      into a world of love, of justice and of peace. 
      The task is ours to do, to set it really free. 
      O help us to obey and carry out your will.

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.  

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-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, Family of Kay Washburn

   May 29: Casseroles for Kate’s Kitchen are due.
   June 11: 10:00 a.m. United Women in Faith on zoom.
   June 12:  9:15 a.m. Choir warmup
   June 17:  5:00-6:00 p.m. Grab & Go meal
   June 21:  6:30 p.m.  Church council & Trustee

CWS BLANKETS HEARTS & CARDS Each year our United Methodist Women collect money for Church World Service by selling hearts or Mother’s Day cards or Father’s Day cards for $5.00 each.
You may purchase a card to give to your mother, father or other special person or you may get a red heart to honor or memorialize a special person and pin the heart on the blanket that will be on display. The proceeds will go to Church World United Service Missions to buy blankets to be used by people in need. Some of them may stay right here in the area. 
This is a great way to show your love by helping to keep others warm! 

Scripture & Hymns
First Scripture Reading:  Book of Psalms – Psalm 67   
May God be gracious to us and bless us
    and make his face to shine upon us, Selah
    that your way may be known upon earth,
    your saving power among all nations.
    Let the peoples praise you, O God;
    let all the peoples praise you.
    Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,
    for you judge the peoples with equity
    and guide the nations upon earth. Selah
    Let the peoples praise you, O God;
    let all the peoples praise you.
    The earth has yielded its increase;
    God, our God, has blessed us.
    May God continue to bless us;
    let all the ends of the earth revere him.
GOSPEL READING:  John 14:23-29 
Jesus answered him, “Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.  Whoever does not love me does not keep my words, and the word that you hear is not mine but is from the Father who sent me.
“I have said these things to you while I am still with you.  But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of all that I have said to you.  Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.  You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I am coming to you.’ If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I.  And now I have told you this before it occurs, so that when it does occur you may believe.

Ministry in Music:     The Time for Singing Has Come

The time for singing has come, the time for singing has come 
The time for singing a joyful song to God, the Lord, has come! 
The time for praising is here, the time for praising is here
The time for praising the Lord above with songs of love is here!
For lo, the winter is past, the cold is over and done
The flow’rs appear on the earth, the world’s awakening begun 
The time of sorrow is gone, the hour of grieving is through 
The heart rejoices to greet the dawn and hope is born anew

Blessed, blessed, shall they be 
All who praise with melody
Let the chorus fill the air
God’s great goodness to declare

The time for singing has come, the time for singing has come 
The time for singing a joyful song of praise to God has come! 
The time for praising is here, the time for praising is here
The time for praising the Lord above with songs of love is here!

Let all before the Maker bow
The time for singing praise is now

     Just a Closer Walk with Thee

1. I am weak, but thou art strong
Jesus, keep me from all wrong;
I’ll be satisfied as long
as I walk, let me walk close to thee.

Refrain: Just a closer walk with thee,
grant it, Jesus, is my plea,
daily walking close to thee:
Let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

2. Through this world of toil and snares,
if I falter, Lord, who cares?
Who with me my burden shares?
None but thee, dear Lord, none but thee.

Refrain: Just a closer walk with thee…

3. When my feeble life is o’er,
time for me will be no more;
guide me gently, safely o’er
to thy shore, dear Lord, to thy shore.

Refrain: Just a closer walk with thee…

     The Gift of Love

1. Though I may speak with bravest fire,
and have the gift to all inspire,
and have not love, my words are vain
as sounding brass, and hopeless gain.

2. Though I may give all I possess,
and striving so my love profess,
but not be given by love within,
the profit soon turns strangely thin.

3. Come, Spirit, come, our hearts control,
our spirits long to be made whole.
Let inward love guide every deed;
by this we worship and are freed.

     Grace Alone

1. Every promise we can make,
every prayer and step of faith,
every difference we will make
is only by his grace.
Every mountain we will climb,
every ray of hope we shine,
every blessing left behind
is only by his grace.

Refrain: Grace alone which God supplies,
strength unknown he will provide.
Christ in us our Cornerstone;
we will go forth in grace alone.

2. Every soul we long to reach,
every heart we hope to teach,
everywhere we share his peace
is only by his grace.
Every loving word we say,
every tear we wipe away,
every sorrow turned to praise
is only by his grace.

Refrain: Grace alone…

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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