Communion Worship Service

July 7, 2024

Prelude:On Golden Pond” by Dave Grusin (b. 1934) – Charles Calhoun, keyboardist


Hymn: “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

Opening of the Word

Responsive Invocation

Let me hear what God the Lord will speak,
for he will speak peace to his people,
    to his faithful, to those who turn to him in their hearts.

Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet;

righteousness and peace will kiss each other.
     Faithfulness will spring up from the ground,
    and righteousness will look down from the sky.

The Lord will give what is good,
and our land will yield its increase.
     Righteousness will go before him
    and will make a path for his steps.

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: Job 38:1-11; John 6:16-21; Apocalypse Explained #514 (Swedenborg)

Children’s Message

Choral Anthem: “We Shall Overcome”, African American Spiritual, 1750-1875, arr. by M. Estermann & H. Garland

Message: Jesus Walks on Water – 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: “God of the Deep”, Music by Dan Forrest, Words by Eileen Berry


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: “We Seek a Mighty Nation


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: Marche by Alfred Lefébure-Wély (1817-69)