Service Bulletin

Sunday, May 15, 2024 at 10:15 a.m. Church Gathering with Rev. Lucy Youngblood

Today’s service has THREE choices.  You may view the Live Stream on Facebook at this link: , hear it in the church parking lot at 107.1 FM, or join us in person either at the woods stage or inside (masking preferred). 

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Gathering Music                    Polly Dunford

Welcome and Announcements            Karen Manley                          

Call to Worship Psalm 150 Rev. Lucy Youngblood

Opening Hymn  “My Soul Cries Out with a Joyful Shout” Hymnal #100

    Canticle of the Turning

          Words by Rory Cooney; Music is an Irish melody

1)  My soul cries out with a joyful shout that the God of my heart is great,

and my spirit sings of the wondrous things that you bring to the ones who wait.

You fixed your sight on your servant’s plight, and my weakness you did not spurn,

so from east to west shall my name be blest.  Could the world be about to turn?

Refrain   My heart shall sing of the day you bring.  Let the fires of your justice burn.

  Wipe away all tears, for the dawn draws near, and the world is about to turn.

2)  Though I am small, my God, my all, you work great things in me,

and your mercy will last from the depths of the past to the end of the age to be.

Your very name puts the proud to shame, and to those who would for you yearn,

you will show your might, put the strong to flight, for the world is about to turn.   Refrain

3)  From the halls of power to the fortress tower, not a stone will be left on stone.

Let the king beware for your justice tears every tyrant from his throne.

The hungry poor shall weep no more, for the food they can never earn;

there are tables spread; every mouth be fed, for the world is about to turn. Refrain  

4)  Though the nations rage from age to age, we remember who holds us fast:

God’s mercy must deliver us from the conqueror’s crushing grasp.

This saving word that our forebears heard is the promise which holds us bound,

till the spear and rod can be crushed by God, who is turning the world around. Refrain

First Scripture Reading Matthew 27: 11-26, 62-66

Second Scripture Reading Micah 6:6-8

Sermon “Who Can Work Under These Conditions?” Rev. Lucy Youngblood

Prayers of the People Karen Manley

Closing Hymn “Will You Come and Follow Me” Hymnal #726

  The Summons

Words by John L. Bell and Graham Maule; Music is a Scottish melody

1)  “Will you come and follow me if I but call your name?

Will you go where you don’t know and never be the same?

Will you let my love be shown; will you let my name be known;

will you let my life be grown in you and you in me?”

2)  “Will you leave yourself behind if I but call your name?

Will you care for cruel and kind and never be the same?

Will you risk the hostile stare should your life attract or scare?

Will you let me answer prayer in you and you in me?”

3)  “Will you let the blinded see if I but call your name?

Will you set the prisoners free and never be the same?

Will you kiss the leper clean, and do such as this unseen,

and admit to what I mean in you and you in me?”

4)  “Will you love the ‘you’ you hide if I but call your name?

Will you quell the fear inside and never be the same?

Will you use the faith you’ve found to reshape the world around,

through my sight and touch and sound in you and you in me?”

5)  Lord, your summons echoes true when you but call my name.

Let me turn and follow you and never be the same.

In your company I’ll go where your love and footsteps show.

Thus I’ll move and live and grow in you and you in me.

Benediction       Rev. Lucy Youngblood




Calendar of Service  

May 22 —  Sarah Woodard from Nicaragua (Zoom in Sanctuary or at home)

May 29 —  Rev. David Lytle

The love and sympathy of the congregation is extended to family and friends of Terry Ann Hayes in her passing on Sunday, May 8, 2022.  She died peacefully and “the way she wanted to” at the Rainey Hospice House in Anderson.  Her memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. at North Anderson Community Church, Presbyterian.  Mike Johnston will lead the service and give time for folks to share their memories of Terry Ann.  Afterward, we will have a potluck meal. This was one of Terry Ann’s favorite church activities.   


Remember in prayer:  Family and Friends of Terry Ann Hayes; Steve Hallowell; Pat Weddle; Glenn Burns; Jason Harding; Tim and Michael Little-Bell and family; Jackie Moore; Linda McFall; Whitney Bishop; Latha and Cheryl Semones; Immigrant families; Victims of all violence, oppression, and injustice; Victims of coronavirus COVID-19; People of Ukraine who are struggling and fighting for their country’s democracy.