Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

Hey Everyone,

Guess what!

We’re going outside this Sunday, June 25th for our regularly scheduled 10:00am worship service. If you’ve signed up for worship set up for any week this summer, we’re asking that you show up at 9:00am this Sunday, so we can all our ducks in a row. And, if you didn’t sign up, but would like to serve in this way, please show up at 9:00 in Darley. 

If that’s not exciting enough for you, I’m happy to share that we’ll also be starting our summer series on the history of the church. This week, I’ll offer an introduction to the series, covering 2,000 years of church history in only 20 minutes. For those interested in reading the lectionary texts for this week, you’ll still be able to find them in the online downloadable Order of Worship bulletin below.

And as we start our summer series on the History of the Church, we invite you to read over and consider our theme song/hymn for the summer: The Church’s One Foundation.

The Church’s One Foundation
(1) The Church’s one foundation is Jesus Christ her Lord;
she is his new creation, by water and the word:
from heaven he came and sought her to be his holy bride;
with his own blood he bought her, and for her life he died.

(2) Elect from every nation, yet one o’er all the earth,
her charter of salvation: one Lord, one faith, one birth;
one holy name she blesses, partakes one holy food,
and to one hope she presses with every grace endued.

(3) Though with a scornful wonder we see her sore oppressed,
by schisms rent asunder, by heresies distressed:
yet saints their watch are keeping, their cry goes up, “How long?”
and soon the night of weeping shall be the morn of song.

(4) ’Mid toil and tribulation, and tumult of her war,
she waits the consummation of peace forevermore,
till with the vision glorious her longing eyes are blest,
and the great Church victorious shall be the Church at rest.

(5) Yet she on earth hath union with God, the Three in One,
and mystic sweet communion with those whose rest is won:
O happy ones and holy! Lord, give us grace that we,
like them, the meek and lowly, on high may dwell with thee.

Here are your announcements for the week ahead:

Games Up Here
We are having games this Monday, June 26 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the Presbyterian Annex. 

Wednesday Bible Study 
Join us this Wednesday, June 28 from 5:00pm until 6:30pm in the Presbyterian Annex for our third session on World Religion. This week we’ll be looking at Islam.

Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Men’s Prayer Breakfast is happening this week on Thursday, June 29 at 7:00am.

Help Us Staff the Trail Hiker Center
Consider offering a couple hours a week to help staff the Trail Hiker Center. We still have open slots on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Sign up after the Sunday service in Darley Hall (check out the bulletin board).

Cookie Drive
With a larger summer congregation, we need help replenishing our cookie supply for Sunday fellowship. Please consider baking a couple dozen cookies, putting them in a freezer bag, and dropping them off in Darley. 

Interested in finding a place to serve?
Consider serving the church in the following ministry areas. Volunteer sign-up sheets are in Darley Hall.
Special Music for Sunday Worship (See Celeste Scott)
Sunday Worship Setup/Clean up (see sign up sheet)
Sunday Fellowship Setup/Clean up (see sign up sheet)
Sunday Worship Readers (see sign up sheet)
Buildings and Grounds Committee (See Ron Bruce)
Trail Hiker Center (see sign up sheet) 

Here are your links for worship and our weekly Bible study:

Sunday Worship Service:

Wednesday Bible Study