Weekly Liturgy

The order of worship for this week’s service...

Announcements

COVID-19 Update

We are excited to announce some changes following the governor’s Covid Update!

1- Masks are optional when inside the Sanctuary 

2- Fellowship Time is Back!  Coffee and bush tea are available in the pavilion after the service as we take time to reconnect.  Masks are optional.

3- The nursery is open for parents with young children; they need to stay in the room as it will not be staffed at this time. The service is live-streamed into the room for your convenience.

 

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NEW TO STRC? Welcome! We would love to connect with you and answer any questions you may have! You can access our online connect card at www.strchurch.org/im-new


READY TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP?

We believe that God wants everyone to experience an abundant life in Christ! We experience that best together as the body of Christ. Head to www.strchurch.org/next-steps to discover ways of living into God’s abundant grace.


NEXT STEP HIGHLIGHTS:

• Running-Club meets each Saturday at 7am at Magens Bay. Learn more and let us know you’re coming by heading to our website /running-club

• Serve - Looking for ways you can get involved? We are always on the look out to get YOU plugged in and connected. Sign up to be a part of one of our ministries by going to our website /serve

• “Welcome, We’re glad You’re here!” A Greeter sign-up sheet is on the back table. Please take a moment to sign up and volunteer to be a greeter on Sunday morning!


UPCOMING/ SAVE THE DATE:

• The Garage Men’s Bible Study meets each Wednesday at 6 pm in the Pavilion - CANCELLED JUNE 29

Order of Worship

St. Thomas Reformed Church

St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands

Founded 1660


We Welcome One and All

In the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ!

Sunday Worship @ 10 a.m. AST


STRC Bulletin

June 26, 2022


Gathering Music


Greeting and Ministry Opportunities


Introit (C) “The Fruit of the Spirit” Casebow


For the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace


Patience, kindness, goodness


Faithfulness, gentleness, self-control


For such there is no law


Call to Worship 


Our help is in the name of the Lord who made heaven and earth!


AMEN!


Our God is great, and holy, and just;

We praise God’s name in the sanctuary.

Our God is merciful, mighty, and brings peace;

We proclaim God’s name in our world.

Our God is loving, kind, and strong;

We prepare for God’s work in our lives.

We gather here in worship,

To praise God’s holy name. Alleluia and Amen!


Prayer 


*Hymn #356 (O) ‘We, Your People, God, Confessing’ v 1, 2, 4   IN BABILONE


We, your people, God, confessing


Jesus Christ your Son as Lord


Gather here in common worship


Praising your Incarnate Word


Through the power of Christ within us


We are strengthened to proclaim


Gospel truth in witness, service


Offered in Christ’s holy name


We, your people, God, rejoicing


In your vast creative power


Bind ourselves, each with the other


Covenant in love this hour


Through baptismal rite we enter


Rising, newly born to be


Unifies with your whole people


Here in perfect liberty


We, your people, God, receiving


Gifts of ministry outpoured


In the light of holy scripture


Are set free, refreshed, restored


In the bonds of faith we serve you


God of all, whom we adore


Yours the blessing, yours the glory


One God, reigning evermore


Call to Confession 


Unison Prayer of Confession


Eternal and merciful God, you have loved us with a love beyond our understanding, and you have set us on paths of righteousness for your name’s sake. Yet we have strayed from your way; we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, through what we have done and what we have left undone. As we remember the lavish gift of your grace symbolized in baptism, O God, we praise you and give you thanks that you forgive us yet again. Grant us now, we pray, the grace to die daily to sin, and to rise daily to new life in Christ, who lives and reigns with you, and in whose strong name we pray…


Response (P) ‘Sanctuary’ Thompson/Scruggs


Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary


Pure and holy, tried and true


With thanksgiving


I’ll be a living sanctuary for you


Lord, empower me to be a witness for you  


Acting boldly in your name


Seeking justice where there is hurting


Offering hope where there is pain   


Assurance and Hope


To all who turn from sin in sorrow, to all who turn to God in hope, this is God’s Word of grace: We are accepted, we are forgiven, we are loved. This gift we have from God. 


Thanks be to God. Amen.


The Sacrament of Baptism (see insert)


*Hymn #365 (P)  ‘Wash, O God, Your Sons and Daughters’   BEACH SPRING


Wash, O God, Your sons and daughters

Where your cleansing waters flow

Number us among your people

Bless as Christ blessed long ago

Weave us garments bright and sparkling

Compass us with love and light

Fill, anoint us; send your Spirit

Holy dove and heart's delight



We, Your children, long for nurture

By your milk may we be fed

Let us join your feast, partaking

Cup of blessing, living bread

God, renew us, guide our footsteps

Free from sin and all its snares

One with Christ in living, dying

By your Spirit, children, heirs


Oh, how deep your holy wisdom

Unimagined, all your ways

To your name be glory, honor

With our lives we worship, praise

We your people stand before you

Water washed and Spirit born

By your grace, our lives we offer

Recreate us; God, transform


Scripture: Galatians 5:1, 13-25


Message: 


Offering 


Offertory   “May the Mind of Christ, My Savior”   Larson/Wilkinson


May the mind of Christ, my Savior

Live in me from day to day

By his love and power controlling 

All I do and all I say


May the word of God dwell richly 

In my heart from hour to hour

So that all may see I triumph 

Only through God’s love and power


May the peace of God the Maker

Rule my life in everything

That I may be calm, to comfort 

All the sick and sorrowing


May the love of Jesus fill me 

As the waters fill the sea

Him exalting, self-abasing

For this is victory


May I run the race before me

Strong and brave to face the foe

Looking only unto Jesus 

As onward I will go


May the mind of Christ live in me


Amen


*Doxology


Pastoral Prayer & the Lord’s Prayer


*Hymn  ‘Those Who Are Holy’ ST. ANNE


Those who are holy, loved of God


Those whom God wills to bless


Must put on kindness, patience, peace


Compassion, gentleness


Whatever grievances you bear


Forgive them readily


Forgive as Christ forgave, and live 


In love and unity


Let Christ’s own peace rule in your hearts


For you were called to peace


As those who share a common life


Let thankfulness increase


In love admonish, wisely teach


Let Christ’s Word dwell in you


Sing psalms and hymns and songs of praise


Give thanks in all you do


*Benediction


TODAY we celebrate the sacrament of Baptism with: 


-Brenda-Rose Chanel Boschulte, daughter of James Jr. & Chanel Boschulte. Standing with them are Nicholas Figueroa and Patricia Arie Ruan; 


-Adalee Grace & Samual Levi McKenney-Myers, daughter and son of Adam Myers and Jessica McKenney. Standing with them are Shelly McKenney and Debra Myers.


A service to celebrate the life of Jimmy McNicholas will be held on Brewer’s Beach at 11:30am on Saturday, July 9.


Summer Camp 2022 “Spread Peace” is FULL! Orientation is this week and camp begins July 5! Please keep the entire staff and campers in your prayers as they grow in faith together. 


Director:

- Brittany Bryan 


Teachers: 


- Amy Himes (Arts and Crafts) 


- Tama McConnell (Music and Drama) 


- Roxanne Rhymer (Bible) 


- Titus Flowers (Recreation) 


- Gabriel Christian (Recreation) 


- Grace King (Swim) 


- Natalia Figueroa (Swim) 


Counselors: 


- Selena Webster 


- Solyce O’Neal 


- Dalen Rhymer 


- Nashibo Benjamin 


Junior Counselors: 


- Shadeen Honorè 


- Djarin O’Neal 


- Natasha Webster 


- Siara Abbott 


- Aysia Frett 


- Mia Benjamin 


Swim Staff: 


- Cayla Petersen 


- Christine Rowe 


2 Kings 5:1-14; Psalm 30; Isaiah 66:10-14; Psalm 66:1-9 


Galatians 6:(1-6), 7-16; Luke 10:1-11, 16-20