Sunday June 16, 2024

Our Mission: Love God. Love Others. Change the World!


Order of Sunday Worship 

(bold text indicates congregational responses; * indicates please stand as able)
(For those joining on Zoom, when we get to the part of the service when we celebrate communion, you are invited to participate along at home. All you will need is something like bread and juice – something ordinary to eat and to drink).

*Call to Worship (inspired by Genesis 12:1-4)

One: We are met in the presence of God,

ALL: And we do not meet alone.

One:  With our forefathers and foremothers, and the saints of every 


ALL: We gather to worship the Lord.

One: We too are called, and embark on our own journey of faith.

ALL: God’s Holy name be praised.

One:  O God, make of us a blessing for all people.

ALL: Your Holy name be praised.

*Opening Hymn: This is a Day of New Beginnings UMC Hymnal #383

Words and music will also be on the screen.

Communal Prayer: (attributed to Benedict of Nurnia)

O gracious and holy God,

give us diligence to seek you,

wisdom to perceive you,

and patience to wait for you.

Grant us, O God,

a mind to meditate on you,

eyes to behold you,

ears to listen for your Word,

a heart to love you,

and a life to proclaim you,

through the power of the spirit

of Jesus Christ, our Lord.


Scripture Reading: Genesis 11:31–12:9 (ESV)


Response: For the Word of God in scripture, for the Word of God around us, for the Word of God within us, we say: Thanks be to God.


Sermon: “God’s Will, Leaving the Familiar, and Silent Answer”

Pastor HyungHee Kim


*Hymn: “I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry,” #2051 in TFWS

Music and lyrics are also on the screen


Weekly Connection Points

  • Thursdays: Walk, Talk, Pray, 10am (starting in our parking lot)
  • Our Food Pantry days and times: First Sundays 2 – 4pm; 2nd and 4th Wednesdays
Coming Up!
June 15 – 17 Pastor Hyunghee visiting; Sunday 6/16 after service welcome reception
June 22: Memorial Service for Leo McGlothin, 2:00pm.
June 23: Pastor Nico’s last Sunday, community ice cream social to follow
June 27-30 Alaska Annual Conference (Terry & Pastor Nico attend)
Sunday June 30 to be congregation led worship
July 1 Pastor Hyunghee’s appointment begins
July 1 – Reijns family loading UHaul, help appreciated

Invitation to Generosity 

To give go to or scan the code

Mail your offering to PO Box 1068

Prayer of Thanksgiving


Transition time off of Facebook

Community Prayers 

Leader: God in your mercy

People: Hear our prayer


Pastoral Prayer & The 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 tresspasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.


Holy Communion — pp. 15-16 in the Hymnal 

You are invited and welcome to participate in communion with us. We believe that this is God’s table and is open to all.
Responses will be on the screen.

Music during communion: “I Am Yours: The Wesley Covenant” (COR Worship Collective)



Benediction: “On Eagles Wings”

And God will raise us up

On eagles’ wings

Bear us on the breath of dawn

Make us to shine like the sun

And hold us, in the palm, of God’s hand