Weekly Liturgy

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


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.



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


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.


• 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!


• 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!


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!


*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



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



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


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. 


- Brittany Bryan 


- 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) 


- 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