6-29-14 Bulletin Booklet - Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ

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6-29-14 Bulletin Booklet - Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ
Salem Evangelical
United Church of Christ
Third Sunday after Pentecost
June 29, 2014
Pastor Ken Kramer
GATHERING MUSIC
Laura Kammerer
ANNOUNCEMENTS, JOYS AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
*THE CALL TO WORSHIP (Responsively)
The day breaks
And God does not let us go!
The hour calls
And God does not let us go!
The evening falls
And God holds us fast!
Let us turn to God in Worship
To the God who never turns from us!
*THE HYMN OF PRAISE (Insert)
Annette Newquist, Liturgist
“A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”
*THE PRAYER OF INVOCATION (Responsively)
God you see us.
You see our struggles, You see our difficulties.
You see our possibilities, You see our promise
Connect the dots for us, O God. Soften our hard spots with Your
blessing.
Call us in our wandering to hear You say our names. Satisfy our
longings with loaves and fishes and manna from heaven.
For You are a good God, a God present in the scramble, and,
in the end, You always have a blessing.
For this and so much more, we give You thanks, through Jesus Christ,
Amen.
*THE PASSING OF THE PEACE (Please greet others around you)
The peace of God be with you.
And also with you!
THE CHILDREN’S MESSAGE: “Through Christ Who Strengthens Us”
SPECIAL MUSIC
“The Climb”
by Miley Cyrus
Bre Thevil
THE COMMISSIONING OF THE PASTORAL SEARCH COMMITTEE
INVITATION
THE WORD: 1 CORINTHIANS 12:4-12
RESPONSE
Pastor: There are different gifts.
PEOPLE: BUT IT IS THE SAME SPIRIT WHO GIVES THEM.
Pastor: Each one is given a gift by the Spirit.
PEOPLE: TO BE USED FOR THE COMMON GOOD.
ADDRESS TO THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Sisters and Brothers, you have committed yourselves to a significant
leadership task on behalf of the entire congregation. In recognition of
the importance of your work, we pause to express our gratitude and to
remind ourselves that you do not undertake this task alone; you will be
guided by the power and presence of the Holy Spirit, the prayerful
support of the members of this church, and the assistance of the
United Church of Christ through the Western Association and Illinois
Conference.
COVENANT
Committee Members: We, who are serving on the Search Committee
for Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ, promise to perform
faithfully the vital task of searching for a new pastor. We pledge, with
God’s guidance and your prayers, to be open to the leading of the Holy
Spirit in all we do, say, and decide.
We will endeavor:
to establish a harmonious working relationship within our
committee;
to maintain consistent attendance at our Search Committee
meetings;
to be open and patient listeners to each other and to the
congregation;
to listen carefully to your hopes and dreams as we consult with
you, the members, in the development of a description of our
church community and the style of pastoral leadership we seek;
to maintain strict confidentiality in all we read, say, and hearprotecting both the privacy of each other and of potential
candidates;
to review all profiles with open minds and hearts, treating all
candidates fairly and justly;
to seek decisions not made by majority rule, but by the coming
together of minds, hearts, and souls in a consensus that will build
a firm foundation for the effective future mission and ministry of
this church.
PEOPLE:
WE PLEDGE, AS A GATHERED COMMUNITY OF FAITH, TO
BE PATIENT WITH YOU AND TO RESPECT YOUR NEED TO
BE CONFIDENTIAL IN YOUR TASK. WE RECOGNIZE THAT
THE WORK OF OUR SEARCH COMMITTEE IS A DIFFICULT
ASSIGNMENT AND WILL TAKE MUCH EFFORT. WE PRAY
FOR YOU AND OFFER OUR SUPPORT AND WORDS OF
ENCOURAGEMENT THROUGHOUT THIS TIME.
THESE THINGS WE PROMISE IN THE HOPE AND BELIEF
THAT YOU WILL BE OBEDIENT TO THE GUIDANCE OF THE
SPIRIT AS YOU SEEK A NEW PASTOR TO MINISTER WITH
US.
CLOSING PRAYER
SHARING OUR TITHES, TALENTS AND TREASURES
THE CALL TO OFFERING (Responsively)
When resources were short, did Christ worry?
No! Christ saw the gifts and Christ multiplied them.
This is the miracle we witness every time we give to Christ’s church.
God will take what we have, and God will do good things with it.
You are invited to give, and participate in the miracle of God’s multiplying
acts.
After the service, ask us how!
OFFERTORY
*OFFERTORY RESPONSE “Doxology” NO. 556
PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW;
PRAISE HIM, ALL CREATURES HERE BELOW;
PRAISE HIM ABOVE, YE HEAVENLY HOST;
PRAISE FATHER, SON AND HOLY GHOST. AMEN
*DEDICATION PRAYER (In Unison)
God of increase and bounty, source of all good things: we offer
these gifts as a portion of that which You have given us. May these
gifts be as loaves and fishes for those who find themselves
struggling to stay alive. May this act of giving bring about change:
change in our lives, change in the lives we touch, change in the
system that harms others. Through Christ, who gave so much, we
pray. Amen
*HYMN OF MEDITATION (Insert)
“O Jesus, I Have Promised”
SCRIPTURE READING
SERMON
Genesis 32: 22-31
“Wrestling With God”
*CLOSING HYMN (Insert) Verses 1-4
Pastor Kramer
“We Shall Overcome”
*BENEDICTION
“Family of Faith”
*BENEDICTION RESPONSE
IT'S BEEN GOOD TO BE TOGETHER.
IT'S BEEN GOOD TO WORSHIP AS A FAMILY OF FAITH.
THOUGH IT'S PLAIN FOR ALL TO SEE, WE'RE AS DIFFERENT AS
CAN BE, YET WE'RE ONE IN LOVE, WE'RE ONE IN OUR CARE,
WE'RE ONE IN OUR FAMILY OF FAITH.
*POSTLUDE
We have received a
memorial in loving memory of
Dr. Clifford A. Hendricks from Ray
Hendricks.
The Afternoon Guild
be
Thankwill
you!
hosting a picnic in the Gazebo
at Noon
Judy Bushaus
on Thurs., July 10th. All women of the
church are welcome!!
Bring a covered dish to share!
The Church at Work
June 29 thru July 6
Janet Adair
Kenton Baxter
Robert Buss
Sandra Cegas
Denise Eastman
Steven Gragg
Sharon Higgins
Anna Kammerer
Jim Kosowski
Cindy Lohmeyer
Gary McEwen
Don Mowen
Valerie Ortbal
Millie Predmore
Randy Starman
John Swayzer
Raina Tappe
Roger Woods
Craig Banks
Jayne Brown
Nick Caudill
Lynn Davis
Bob Giuliani
Jean Hamann
Carla Jacobs
Jeannie Kammerer
Ken Kramer, Sr.
Rich Lohmeyer
Chuck McMullen
Kent Nelson
Linda Owens
Antwone Starks
Jeanette Swayzer
Timothy Swayzer
Sam Wood
Hospital Visitors
Sunday, June 29
Tuesday, July 1
Thursday, July 3
Sunday, July 6
No Visitor
No Visitor
Paul Gabriel
No Visitor
Please submit changes to the church office!
Please keep Interim, Rev.
Steven Welker, St. Paul UCC, Pekin, in
your prayers this week in support of his
work and ministry.
Sunday, June 29
9:00am
Sunday Worship
10:00am
Coffee Hour/Youth Fellowship
10:30am
Adult Bible Study
10:30am
Search Committee Meeting
11:30am
Youth Fellowship
2:00pm
Wedding Shower
Monday, June 30
5:30pm
Property Task Force Meeting
Tuesday, July 1
9:00am
Staff Meeting
11:30am
Salem Singles
Wednesday, July 2
8:30am
Quilters
Friday, July 4
Office Closed-HAPPY 4TH!!
Saturday, July 5
11:30am
Saturday Meals
4:30pm
Saturday Worship
Sunday, July 6
9:00am
Sunday Worship
10:00am
Coffee Hour/Kings & Queens
10:30am
Adult Bible Study
Acolytes
A reminder...we continue
to collect the HyVee brand UPC labels. Each
one is worth five cents and starts with the
numbers 75450---. You can deposit the labels
in the box across from the church office or
give them to me. Thanks,
Letha Althoff,
The Label Counter
Sunday, June 29
Katie Husar
Sunday, July 6
Hannah Brice
Saturday Meals
Saturday, July 5
Cindy Davis & Teal Raney
Hannah Brice
Salem Church is a Gun Free Zone!
Saturday, July 12
Dottie, Marilyn and Friends
Lindsey Fuller
Ushers
Join us for Coffee
Hour immediately following the worship
service in the Fellowship Hall (located
across the Interlink and downstairs). Coffee
& donuts are provided. This is a great way
to get to know others in our Salem family!
From the
Video Crew
Welcome to Salem. We are glad you are
here! We want you to know that each
service is recorded and played on our
website each week. If you do not wish to be
seen on camera during the service please sit
under the balcony or in the upper balcony.
Sunday, June 29
VMST
Sunday, July 6
Kathy Willing, Duane Phillips, Terry Alter,
Chuck McMullen, Dave Tipton
Nursery Volunteers
Sunday, June 29
Mary Pott, Kathy Willing
Sunday, July 6
Katie Edwards, Donetta Ridings
Sta ff of Sa lem Eva ngelica l
United Church of Christ
Members & Friends of Salem
Rev. Ken Kramer
Steve Disseler
Kay Whitfield
Dr. Phyllis Robertson
Barbara Edwards
Jeannie Kanauss
Dolores Wemhoener
Laura Kammerer
Jann Lockman
Jody Messmer
Amy Mueller
Salem Web Site
Salem Facebook Link
Ministers
Interim Pastor
Saturday Worship Leader
Service Coordinator
Adult Choir Director
Youth Choir Director
Bell Choir Director
Pianist
Organist
Wedding Coordinator
Secretary
Custodian
www.salemquincy.org
facebook.com/salemquincy
Salem Evangelical UCC
435 S. 9th Street
Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 222-0601
Please sign the Ritual of
Friendship pad in the pew &
place it in the offering plate!
We are excited to have a
nursery available for your
young ones! Newborn
children to three year olds
may attend the nursery. Older
children are encouraged to
take part in the Sunday
children’s activities. If you
need to locate the nursery,
please ask any usher for
assistance.
Salem Evangelical United Church
of Christ is an ‘Open and
Affirming’ congregation. We
believe that…
MISSION STATEMENT
“No m a t t e r w h o y ou a r e
Or w h e r e y ou a r e
on l ife ’s jou r n e y
You a r e w e l c om e h e r e ”
Called to share God’s grace and abundance
with all.
VISION STATEMENT
Building character through Christian virtue.

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