Oct. 25 Livestream

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Be a force for positivity in the world! Embrace the good, even when it’s a challenge. Focus on the can-dos, rather than the do-nots. Love your neighbor. Be kind to all.

The order for Sunday, October 25 Worship:

Prelude / Anna diVesta

Responsive Call to Worship / Rev. Dan Wilson
One: Morning has broken!
All: Let us worship God.
One: We are drawn to worship by the unseen.
All: In worship, we sense God’s closeness.
One: The Creator of all living things gives us life!
All: There are wonders all around us!
One: Holy God is more than we can imagine.
All: Together, let us sing God’s praises!

Prayer of Invocation / Pastor Dan
One: I invite you to bow with me, and let us pray together.
All: God Who Leads; we know that we have not reached your Promised Land. We know that we have not yet seen the fulfillment of all that you have spoken across the generations. We know that there remains much to be done as your disciples in pursuit of “a just world for all.”
God Who Fulfills Promises; grant that we may have the faith of Moses, who trusts fully in you. Moses trusts ‘sight unseen’ that your Promised Land of Milk and Honey steadily is drawing near. Grant that we may display such trust to continue working on behalf of your justice, especially when we are tempted to despair that our efforts may be futile.
“Sometimes Unseen, but Always Faithful God,” we praise you
for guiding us toward loving as Christ loves;
for guiding us toward being willing to sacrifice our lives on behalf of others.
Fill us with your Spirit of unselfishness, Christ Jesus. We pray for your blessing on the whole world this day. Lead us to love you and to follow you, Jesus. Amen.

Hymn/ “With My Whole Heart” worship booklet, p. 98

Children’s Message / Sue Wilson

Special Music/ “Toccata in D” / Anna

Scripture Reading / Pastor Dan Matthew 22:34-46

Sermon/Prayer / Pastor Dan

Hymn / “They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love” # 119

Benediction / Pastor Dan

Postlude / Anna

September 27 Livestream – Stewardship Week 2

September 27, 2020 by  
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Thank you for joining us on our continuing exploration of generosity and love, as we make our journey through this year’s stewardship campaign.

This week’s order for worship:

Prelude/ Anna DiVesta

Invocation (Call to Worship; Prayer) / Pastor Dan

Hymn/ “O Love That Will Not Let Me Go” #439

O Love That Will Not Let Me Go

  1. O Love that will not let me go, I rest my weary soul in Thee;
    I give Thee back the life I owe, That in Thine ocean depths its flow
    May richer, fuller be.
  2. O Light that foll’west all my way, I yield my flickering torch to Thee;
    My heart restores its borrowed ray, That in Thy sunshine’s blaze its day
    May brighter, fairer be.
  3. O Joy that seekest me through pain, I cannot close my heart to Thee;
    I trace the rainbow through the rain, And feel the promise is not vain
    That morn shall tearless be.
  4. O Cross that lightest up my head, I dare not ask to fly from thee;
    I lay in dust life’s glory dead, And from the ground there blossoms red
    Life that shall endless be.

Children’s Message/ Linda Lowry

Special Music/ Anna

Scripture Reading 1 John 4:8-20 / Pastor Dan

Message (concludes w/ prayer) / Pastor Dan

Hymn/ “Love Lifted Me” #317

Love Lifted Me

  1. I was sinking deep in sin, Far from the peaceful shore,
    Very deeply stained within, Sinking to rise no more;
    But the Master of the sea Heard my despairing cry,
    From the waters lifted me, Now safe am I.

CHORUS
Love lifted me! Love lifted me!
When nothing else could help, Love lifted me.
Love lifted me! Love lifted me!
When nothing else could help, Love lifted me.

  1. All my heart to Him I give, Ever to Him I’ll cling,
    In His blessed presence live, Ever His praises sing.
    Love so mighty and so true Merits my soul’s best songs;
    Faithful, loving service too To Him belongs.

CHORUS

  1. Souls in danger, look above, Jesus completely saves;;
    He will lift you by His love Out of the angry waves.
    He’s the Master of the sea, Billows His will obey;
    He our Savior wants to be – Be saved today.

Benediction / Pastor Dan

Postlude/ Anna

September 20 Livestream

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Join us (virtually) this week as we begin our 2020 stewardship journey. We are blessed to share our gifts with the world.

This week’s order for worship:

Prelude/ Anna

Invocation (Call to Worship; Prayer) / Pastor Dan

Hymn/ “Seek Ye First” (Chorus Book #159)

Children’s Message/ Linda Lowry

Prayer concluding w/ Lord’s Prayer/ Pastor Dan

Special Music/ Anna DiVesta

Scripture Reading/ John W 1 John 4:7-11 / Proverbs 11:24-25

Message/ John Weiland

Prayer/ Dan

Hymn/ “Great Is the Lord” # 7

Benediction/ John

Postlude/ Anna

September 6 Virtual Worship

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From all of us at Ivy Chapel, we wish you the best on this Labor Day weekend. Stay tuned over the next few weeks as we look to improve the audio and video for our live streaming worship.

This week’s order of worship:

Prelude/ Anna DiVesta

Invocation/ Rev. Dan Wilson

Hymn/ “In This Very Room” (#125)

In this very room there’s quite enough love for one like me,
And in this very room there’s quite enough joy for one like me;
And there’s quite enough hope, and quite enough pow’r to chase away any gloom,
For Jesus, Lord Jesus, is in this very room.

  1. In this very room there’s quite enough love for all of us,
    And in this very room there’s quite enough joy for all of us;
    And there’s quite enough hope, and quite enough pow’r to chase away any gloom,
    For Jesus, Lord Jesus, is in this very room.
  2. In this very room there’s quite enough lover for all the world,
    And in this very room there’s quite enough joy for all the world;
    And there’s quite enough hope, and quite enough pow’r to chase away any gloom,
    For Jesus, Lord Jesus, is in this very room.

Children’s Message/ Linda Lowry

1st Scripture Reading: Exodus 12:1-14

Special Music/ Anna

Gospel Reading: Matthew 18:15-20

Sermon/Prayer/ Dan

Hymn/ “To God Be the Glory” (# 79)

To God be the glory, great things He hath done,
So loved He the world that He gave us His Son,
Who yielded His life an atonement for sin,
And opened the Lifegate that all may go in.

REFRAIN
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, Let the earth hear His voice!
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, Let the people rejoice!
O come to the Father thro’ Jesus the Son,
And give Him the glory, great things He hath done.

  1. O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,
    To every believer the promise of God;
    The vilest offender who truly believes,
    That moment from Jesus a pardon receives.

REFRAIN

  1. Great things He hath taught us, great things He hath done,
    And great our rejoicing thro’ Jesus the Son;
    But purer, and higher, and greater will be
    Our wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see.

Benediction/ Dan

Postlude/ Anna

August 30 Virtual Worship

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Celebrate with us this week as we take one more step toward live worship!

Here is the order for worship:

Prelude / Anna DiVesta

Invocation (Responsive Call to Worship; and Unison Prayer) / Rev. Dan Wilson

Responsive Call to Worship
One: How majestic is God’s name in all the earth!
All: God is alive in all creation!
One: Everything which God makes is a reflection of God’s goodness.
All: Together, we praise God our Creator!
One: Thanks be to God for this day of life!
All: Let us rejoice and worship God!

Unison Prayer of Invocation
One: Let us pray.
All: God of life, you are a joy to behold! You are always near. Your constant closeness is a blessing. Realizing that you are close by each moment fills us with joy and peace. Every breath we breathe is a gift from you. Our every step, our every word, our every action is visible to you, God. You alone know the burdens that we are carrying. Sometimes our journey seems to go on forever, and we feel as though we never get any rest. Yet you are aware of our fatigue, God. This opportunity to receive nourishment from you fills us with gladness.

We thank you, God, that your revelation does not come to us because we are worthy. No, the truth is, you simply reveal things to people because you are a Gracious and Loving God.

Open our hearts to receive the gifts you would like to offer your Church during this time of worship. Jesus, you are our Risen Savior. We have heard your invitation to come to you. We long to walk in your footsteps and to live in your ways, Jesus. May we follow your lead and get behind you.

O Spirit of Christ, breathe upon us and breathe within us now as we worship you. Amen.

Hymn / “Majesty” (#4)

Majesty

Majesty, worship His majesty. Unto Jesus be all glory, honor and praise.
Majesty, kind authority flow from His throne unto His own; His anthem raise.

So exalt, lift up on high the name of Jesus. Magnify, come, glorify Christ Jesus the King.

Majesty, worship His majesty. Unto Jesus be all glory, honor and praise.
Majesty, kind authority flow from His throne unto His own; His anthem raise.

So exalt, lift up on high the name of Jesus. Magnify, come, glorify Christ Jesus the King.

Majesty, worship His Majesty; Jesus who died, now glorified, King of all kings.

Children’s Message / Linda Lowry

Special Music / Anna

Scripture Reading / Dan Matthew 16:21-28

Sermon and Prayer / Dan

Hymn / “Wherever He Leads I’ll Go” (#543)

Wherever He Leads I’ll Go

  1. “Take up thy cross and follow me,” I heard my Master say;
    “I gave My life to ransom thee, Surrender your all today.”

REFRAIN
Wherever He leads I’ll go, Wherever H leads I’ll go,
I’ll follow my Christ who loves me so, Wherever H leads I’ll go.

  1. He drew me closer to His side, I sought His will to know,
    And in that will I now abide, Wherever He leads I’ll go.

REFRAIN

  1. It may be through the shadows dim, Or o’er the stormy sea,
    I take my cross and follow Him, Wherever He leaders me.

REFRAIN

  1. My heart, my life, my all I bring To Christ who loves me so;
    He is my Master, Lord, and King, Wherever He leads I’ll go.

REFRAIN

Benediction / Dan

Postlude / Anna

August 23 Virtual Worship

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Thanks for joining us for this week’s online worship at Ivy Chapel United Church of Christ. We’re currently exploring some new approaches to our virtual worship. We’ll keep you updated as we have more details.

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August 16, 2020 Virtual Worship

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Thanks for watching this week’s online worship with Ivy Chapel United Church of Christ. Stay tuned over the next few weeks, as we’ll be making changes to improve the experience.

This week’s hymns:

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

  1. Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father,
    There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
    Thou changest not, Thy compassions they fail not;
    As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.

REFRAIN
Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided-
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

  1. Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
    Sun, moon and stars in their courses above
    Join with all nature in manifold witness
    To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

REFRAIN

  1. Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
    Thy own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
    Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
    Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

REFRAIN

Pass Me Not

  1. Pass me not, O gentle Savior – Hear my humble cry!
    While on others Thou art calling, Do not pass me by.

CHORUS
Savior, Savior, Hear my humble cry!
While on others Thou art calling, Do not pass me by.

  1. Let me at a throne of mercy Find a sweet relief;
    Kneeling there in deep contritions, Help my unbelief.

CHORUS

  1. Trusting only in Thy merit, Would I seek Thy face;
    Heal my wounded, broken spirit, Save me by Thy grace.

CHORUS

  1. Thou the spring of all my comfort, More than life to me!
    Whom have I on earth beside Thee? Whom in heav’n but Thee?

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August 9, 2020 Virtual Worship

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This week’s hymns:

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

  1. Come, Thou Fount of every blessing, Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
    Streams of mercy, never ceasing, Call for songs of loudest praise.
    Teach me some melodious sonnet, Sound by flaming tongues above;
    Praise His name – I’m fixed upon it – Name of God’s redeeming love.
  2. Here I raise mine Ebenezer, Hither by Thy help I’m come;
    And I hope, by Thy good pleasure, Safely to arrive at home.
    Jesus sought me when a stranger, Wandering from the fold of God;
    He, to rescue me from danger, Bought me with His precious blood.
  3. O to grace how great a debtor Daily I’m constrained to be!
    Let Thy goodness, like a fetter, Bind my wandering heart to Thee;
    Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, Prone to leave the God I love;
    Here’s my heart, O take and seal it; Seal it for Thy courts above.

Give to the Winds Your Fears

  1. Give to the winds your fears, Hope, and be undismayed;
    God hears your sighs and counts your tears, God shall lift up your head.
    Through waves and clouds and storms He gently clears the way;
    Wait for His time, so shall the night Soon end in joyous day.
  2. Still heavy is your heart? Still sink your spirits down?
    Cast off the weight, let fear depart, And every care be gone.
    He everywhere has sway And all things serve His mind;
    His every act pure blessing is, His path unsullied light.
  3. Far, far above your thought His counsel shall appear,
    When fully He the work has wrought That caused your needless fear.
    Leave to His sovereign will To choose and to command;
    With wonder filled, you then shall own How wise, how strong His hand.

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July 26 Virtual Worship

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Thank you for joining us again this week for worship. We pray that, even when it may be hard to find, you can see hope in this world.

The Peace of Mind That Christ Can Bring

  1. The peace of mind that Christ can bring Is peace in knowing how to sing
    In spite of doubts of why or how, In spite of fears of here and now.
  2. The peace that strengthens faithful souls Cannot be built on self-made goals,
    But rather comes to those wo heed A call for help in time of need.
  3. So one finds peace within the heart when each with others bears a part.
    When peace for me is peace for you, Then Christ is present, peace is true.
  4. So Christ, invade our life and will Until we see your justice still
    Defining best all human worth, Reshaping dreams of peace on earth.

You Are My All In All

  1. You are my strength when I am weak, You are the treasure that I seek.
    You are my all in all.
    Seeking you as a precious jewel; Lord, to give up, I’d be a fool,
    Your are my all in all.

REFRAIN
Jesus, Lamb of God, Worthy is Your name.
Jesus, Lamb of God, Worthy is Your name.

  1. Taking my sin, my cross, my shame; Rising again, I bless Your name,
    You are my all in all.
    When I fall down You pick me up; When I am dry you fill my cup,
    You are my all in all.

REFRAIN

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June 14 Virtual Worship

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We continue to offer virtual worship to protect the health and safety of our congregation and community.

’Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

1.         ’Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, Just to take Him at His word;

            Just to rest son his promise; Just to know, “Thus saith the Lord.”

REFRAIN

            Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him! How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er!

            Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus! O for grace to trust Him more!

3.         Yes, ’tis sweet to trust in Jesus, Just from sin and self to cease;

            Just from Jesus simply taking Life and rest, and joy and peace.

REFRAIN        

4.         I’m so glad I learned to trust Thee, Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend;

            And I know that thou art with me, Wilt be with me to the end.

REFRAIN

Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love  

REFRAIN

            Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love, show us how to serve the neighbors we have from you

1.         Knelt at the feet of his friends, silently washing their feet,

            Jesu, You acted as servant to them.

REFRAIN

2.         Neighbors are rich and poor, varied in color and race,

            neighbors are near and far away.

REFRAIN

3.         These are the ones we should serve, these are the ones we should love;

            all these are neighbors to us and you.

REFRAIN

4.         Loving puts us on our knees, showing our faith by our deeds,

            serving the neighbors we have from you.

REFRAIN

5.         Kneel at the feet of his friends, silently washing their feet,

            This is the way we should live with you.

REFRAIN 

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