Communion Worship Service

June 2, 2024

Prelude: “Main Theme” from Paramount Pictures’ Interstellar, Music by Hans Zimmer, Alex Gibson, and Ryan Rubin; Arranged by Jimmy Nguyen – Kimie Karlton, pianist


Hymn: Breathe on Me, Breath of God” – Vs. 1-3

Opening of the Word

Responsive Invocation (from Psalm 33)

Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous.

Praise befits the upright.

Praise the Lord with the lyre;

make melody to him

with the harp of ten strings.

Sing to him a new song;

play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.

For the word of the Lord is upright,

and all his work is done in faithfulness.

He loves righteousness and justice;

the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord.

By the word of the Lord the heavens were made

and all their host by the breath of his mouth.

Our soul waits for the Lord;

he is our help and shield.

Our heart is glad in him

because we trust in his holy name.

Invitation to Prayer

O come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our maker.

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. 

Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your holy spirit from me.

Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.  Amen.

O Lord, our heavenly Creator, whose great love holds a forgiveness for all who desire and seek it: we thank thee for thy gracious assurance that thou art always near and ready to forgive.  Pardon and deliver us from all our sins; confirm and strengthen us in all goodness and truth, and bring us into everlasting life; for thy mercy’s sake.  Amen.

Lord’s Prayer

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.

O Lord, open thou our lips:

And our mouths shall show forth thy praise.

Praise ye the Lord!

The Lord’s name be  praised!

Sanctus/Sung Response

God of All, Your Name is Holy Earth and Heaven are full of Your Glory Alleluia,  Amen.

Scripture Readings: Mark 4:30-32; Ezekiel 17:22-24; True Christianity #290 (Swedenborg)

Children’s Message

Choral Anthem: “The Rose” from Twentieth Century-Fox The Rose, Words and Music by Amanda McBroom, Arranged by H. Garland

Message: The Mustard Seed – Rev. Junchol Lee


Concluding Communion Prayer

O Lord Jesus Christ, by whose mercy we have been fed with heavenly gifts: Abide with us, O Lord, and fill us with your peace. Direct us in our way; uphold our going in our paths. Give us grace so to keep your commandments henceforth, that we may abide in your love forever. Amen.

Silent Meditation

Pastoral Prayer

Invitation to Offertory

Offertory: “Back Home” by Enzo Orefice


Praise God the Source of life and birth

Praise God the Word who came to earth

Praise God the Spirit, holy flame

All glory, honor to God’s name.  Amen.

Prayer of Dedication

Hymn:As the Deer Panteth”


Closing of the Word 

Sung Response: Aaronic Benediction 

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you; the Lord be gracious to you, and give you peace, and give you peace. Amen.

Postlude: “Married Life” from Pixar’s Up, Music by Michael Giacchino, Arranged by Kyle Landry