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Hampstead Congregational Church

July 3, 2022

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost


No Matter Who You Are or Where You Are on Life’s Journey, 

You are Welcome Here!

Order of Worship


Prelude                                                                                        Herb Tardiff


Greetings and Announcements


Passing of the Peace of Christ  


Responsive Call to Worship   

One: May a joyful sound to the Holy One. Let the earth rejoice.
Many: How awesome are your works, O Sovereign!

Creation groans under the pressure of war, environmental abuse, and communal disconnection.
We cry out to you, Present God, and you hear and respond.

You turn our mourning into movement and stir our souls to action and to rest.
Everlasting God, we will give thanks and praise you for you clothe us in joy and peace.    


    

Opening Prayer         Judy Dobson  

Let us pray,
God with us, you send us into the world as your agents of restoration and change. You speak to us in the stillness of our rest and the chaos of a frenzied world. You guide us in troubling times, and you move us to dance in celebration. We give thanks for your presence among us. Open all points of receptivity within us as we worship you, Holy and Living God. Amen.

Opening Hymn  “In Christ There is No East or West”                  CH #687
 
Verse 1 
In Christ there is no east or west,
in him no south or north,
but one community of love
throughout the whole wide earth.

Verse 2
In Christ shall true hearts ev’rywhere
their high communion find.
His service is the golden cord
close binding humankind.

Verse 3
Join hands, disciples of the faith,
whate’er your race may be.
All children of the living God
are surely kin to me.

Verse 4
In Christ now meet both east and west,
in him meet south and north.
All loving hearts are one in him
throughout the whole wide earth.

 
Scripture Reading:   Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go.  He said to them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.  Go on your way.  See, I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves.  Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; and greet no one on the road.  Whatever house you enter, first say, 'Peace to this house!'  And if anyone is there who shares in peace, your peace will rest on that person; but if not, it will return to you.  Remain in the same house, eating and drinking whatever they provide, for the laborer deserves to be paid.  Do not move about from house to house.  Whenever you enter a town and its people welcome you, eat what is set before you; cure the sick who are there, and say to them, 'The kingdom of God has come near to you.'  But whenever you enter a town and they do not welcome you, go out into its streets and say,  'Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet, we wipe off in protest against you.  Yet know this: the kingdom of God has come near.'

"Whoever listens to you listens to me, and whoever rejects you rejects me, and whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me."   The seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord, in your name even the demons submit to us!"  He said to them, "I watched Satan fall from heaven like a flash of lightning.  See, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing will hurt you.  Nevertheless, do not rejoice at this, that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven."

Sermon  Wherever do we go for Good News today”    Rev. David Yasenka 
 


Special Music 


Call for Concerns & Celebrations
Pastoral 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.

Call to Offering 

 

Prayer of Dedication 

Creator, bless these gifts that we bring to this community and the world. May our time be used preciously, our treasure shared faithfully, and our talents demonstrated gloriously in your name. Amen. 


Hymn of Going Forth  "O God of Love, O Power of Peace”         CH #676 
 
Verse 1
O God of love, O Power of peace,
Make wars throughout the world to cease;
The wrath of human sin restrain.
Give peace, O God, give peace again.

Verse 2
Whom shall we trust O God, but you
Where rest but on your word so true
None ever called on you in vain.
Give peace, O God, give peace again.

Verse 3 
Where saints and angels dwell above
All hearts are joined in holy love;
Oh, bind us in that heav'nly chain.
Give peace, O God, give peace again

 

Benediction  

Go on your way into the harvest as laborers bringing good news into a world of need. Go on your way as companions of one another, of the Spirit, and of Christ. Go on your way in the assurance that the God of peace goes with you, before you, and behind you. Go in peace. Amen.


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Announcements...


Pastor Kathy Vacation-- Pastor Kathy is on vacation now and returning on Tuesday, July 5.  Rev. Jim Thomas of Atkinson Congregational Church will be providing pastoral coverage during these dates.  July's Communion Sunday will be July 10th.


Is your garden producing crops you can share?-- If you'd like to make a donation from the bounty of your garden, please bring produce items to Hadley Hall when you come for Sunday Service, or drop them off anytime in the basket located in the foyer. 
Donations for the produce you take can be placed in the offering basket (on Sunday mornings) or in the lockbox in the foyer.  All proceeds go to RIP Medical Debt to help pay off medical dept for those in need.


Bible Study--New Day, New Time, & New Location--Bible study has a new day, time, and venue. Meetings are Wednesday morning at 9:30 AM. We are now meeting at Jane Conradsen's home. If you need the address, you can contact Jane or the church office. The group study is the gospel of John. All are invited!


Steep Lit July 6 - July 19--In memory of Captain Richard Allen Jones by Thom Gregsak


Food Drive to Support Saint Anne Ecumenical Food Pantry — Please drop off any donations in the foyer of Hadley Hall. Thank you for all your support!
They need:
rice/rice pilaf ketchup mustard Raisin Bran Cheerios Special K coffee salad dressings


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