June 28, 2020 Virtual Worship

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https://youtu.be/w_woqAysXSA

This week’s hymns:

Psalm 89: I Will Sing of the Mercies

  1. I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever, I will sing, I will sing.
    I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever, I will sing of the mercies of the Lord.
    With my mouth I will make known your faithfulness, your faithfulness;
    with my mouth will I make known your faithfulness to all generations.
    I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever, I will sing of the mercies of the Lord.
  2. All the hosts of the angels sing God’s praise forever for the things he has done.
    All the hosts of the angels sing God’s praise forever,
    all the hosts of the angels sing God’s praise.
    Who can be compared to God in faithfulness, in faithfulness?
    Who can be compared to God in faithfulness to all generations?
    I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever, I will sing of the mercies of the Lord.

Help Us Accept Each Other

  1. Help us accept each other as Christ accepted us;
    Teach us as sister, brother each person to embrace.
    Be present, Lord, among us and bring us to believe.
    We are ourselves accepted and meant to love and live.
  2. Teach us, O Lord, Your lessons, as in our daily life.
    We struggle to be human and search for hope and faith.
    Teach us to care for people, for all, not just for some;
    To love them as we find them, or as they may become.
  3. Let Your acceptance change us, so that we may be moved
    In living situations to do the truth in love;
    To practice Your acceptance until we know by heart
    The table of forgiveness and Laughter’s healing art.
  4. Lord, for today’s encounters with all who are in need,
    Who hunger for acceptance, for righteousness and bread,
    We need new eyes for seeing, new hands for holding on;
    Renew us with Your Spirit; Lord, free us, make us one!

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June 21 (Father’s Day) Virtual Worship

June 21, 2020 by  
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Happy Father’s Day from Ivy Chapel United Church of Christ.

About the United Church of Christ

Purpose Statement

To love God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength 

and our neighbor as ourselves. (Matthew 22)

Vision Statement

United in Christ’s love, a just world for all.

Mission Statement

United in Spirit and inspired by God’s grace,

we welcome all, love all, and seek justice for all.      

This week’s worship hymns:

The Greatest Thing

1.         The greatest thing in all my life is knowing You;

            The greatest thing in all my life is knowing You.

            I want to know You more, I want to know You more.

            The greatest thing in all my life is knowing You.

2.         The greatest thing in all my life is loving You;

            The greatest thing in all my life is loving You;

            I want to love You more, I want to love you more.

            The greatest thing in all my life is loving You.

3.         The greatest thing in all my life is serving  You;

            The greatest thing in all my life is serving You;

            I want to serve You more, I want to serve You more.

            The greatest thing in all my life is serving You.

Hymn of Promise

1.         In the bulb there is a flower; In the seed, an apple tree;

            In cocoons, a hidden promise; Butterflies will soon be free!

            In the cold and snow of winter There’s a spring that waits to be,

            Unrevealed until its season, Something God alone can see.

2.         There’s a song in evry silence, Seeking word and melody;

            There’s a dawn in every darkness, Bringing hope to you and me.

            From the past will come the future; What it holds, a mystery,

            Unrevealed until its season, Something God alone can see.

3.         In our end is our beginning; In our time, infinity.

            In our doubt there is believing; in our life eternity.

            In our death a resurrection; At the last, a victory. 

            Unrevealed until its season, Something God alone can see.

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June 14 Virtual Worship

June 14, 2020 by  
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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.

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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.

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Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love  

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            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.

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

            neighbors are near and far away.

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

            all these are neighbors to us and you.

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

            serving the neighbors we have from you.

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

            This is the way we should live with you.

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June 7 Virtual Worship

June 7, 2020 by  
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Here are this week’s hymns.

Here I Am, Lord

  1. I, the Lord of sea and sky, I have heard my people cry.
    All who dwell in deepest sin my hand will save.
    I who made the stars of night, I will make their darkness bright,
    Who will bear my light to them? Whom shall I send?

REFRAIN
Here I am, Lord, Is it I, Lord? I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go, Lord, if you lead me. I will hold your people in my heart.

  1. I, the Lord of snow and rain, I have borne my people’s pain.
    I have wept for love of them, they turn away.
    I will break their hearts of stone, give them hearts for love alone.
    I will speak my word to them. Whom shall I send?

REFRAIN

  1. I, the Lord of wind and flame, I will tend the poor and lame.
    I will set a feast for them, my hand will save.
    Finest bread I will provide till their hearts be satisfied.
    I will give my life to them. Whom shall I send?

REFRAIN

We’ve a Story to Tell the Nations

  1. We’ve a story to tell to the nations That shall turn their hearts to the right,
    A story of the truth and mercy, A story of peace and light,
    A story of peace and light.

REFRAIN
For the darkness shall turn to dawning, And the dawning to noonday bright,
And Christ’s great kingdom shall come to earth, The kingdom of love and light.

  1. We’ve a song to be sung to the nations That shall lift their hearts to the Lord,
    A song that shall conquer evil and shatter the spear and sword,
    And shatter the spear and sword.

REFRAIN

  1. We’ve a message to give to the nations That the Lord who reigneth above
    Hath sent us His Son to save us, And show us that God is love,
    And show us that God is love.

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  1. We’ve a Savior to show to the nations Who the path of sorrow hath Trod,
    That all of the world’s great peoples Might come to the truth of God,
    Might come to the truth of God.

REFRAIN

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May 31 Virtual Worship (Pentecost)

May 31, 2020 by  
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Today’s Hymns:

Come, Holy Spirit

  1. Come as a wisdom to children, Come as new sight to the blind,

            Come, Lord, as strength to my weakness, Take me; soul, body and mind.

REFRAIN

            Come, Holy Spirit, I need You, Come, sweet Spirit, I pray;

            Come in Your strength and Your power, Come in Your own gentle way.

2.         Come as a rest to the weary, Come as a balm for the sore,

            Come as a dew to my dryness; Fill me with joy evermore,

REFRAIN

3.         Come like a spring in the desert, Come to the withered of soul;

            O let Your sweet healing power Touch me and make me whole.

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Revive Us Again

1.         We praise Thee, O God, for the Son of Thy love,

            For Jesus who died and is now gone above.

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            Hallelujah! Thine the glory, Hallelujah! Amen;

            Hallelujah! Thine the glory; Revive us again.

2.         We Praise Thee, O God, for Thy Spirit of light,

            Who has shown us our Savior and scattered our night.

REFRAIN

3.         All glory and praise to the Lamb that was slain,

            Who has borne all our sins, and has cleansed every stain.

REFRAIN

4.         Revive us again, fill each heart with Thy love;

            May each soul be rekindled with fire from above.

REFRAIN

Eastertide Service from the Conference of Ministers

May 16, 2020 by  
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Thank you to the United Church of Christ Conference of Ministers for sharing this special worship.

If you would like to follow along, you click here to download the bulletin.

If you are unable to view the video, or would like to read along, click here to download the full transcript.

May 10 Virtual Worship

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May 3 Virtual Worship

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We are glad you could join us again for this week’s virtual worship, the fourth Sunday of Easter.

https://youtu.be/cHpWX20d_MA

More Love to Thee

  1. More love to Thee, O Christ, More love to thee!
    Hear Thou the prayer I make on bended knee;
    This is my earnest plea: More love, O Christ, to Thee,
    More love to Thee, More love to Thee!
  2. Once earthly joy I craved, Sought peace and rest;
    Now Thee alone I seek, Give what is best;
    This all my prayer shall be: More love, O Christ, to Thee,
    More love to Thee, More love to Thee!
  3. Let sorrow do its work, Send grief and pain;
    Sweet are Thy messengers, Sweet their refrain;
    When they can sing with me: More love, O Christ, to Thee,
    More love to Thee, More love to Thee!
  4. Then shall my latest breath Whisper Thy praise;
    This be the parting cry My heart shall raise;
    This still its prayer shall be: More love, O Christ, to Thee,
    More love to Thee, More love to Thee!

Spirit Song

  1. O let the Son of God enfold you with his Spirit and his love,
    let Him fill your life and satisfy your soul.
    O let him have the things that hold you and his Spirit, like a dove,
    will descend upon your life and make you whole.

Refrain
Jesus, come and fill your lambs.
Jesus, O Jesus, come and fill your lambs.

  1. O come and sing t his song with gladness as you r hearts are filled with joy,
    lift your hands in sweet surrender to his name.
    O give him all your tears and sadness, give him all your years of pain
    and you’ll enter into life in Jesus’ name.

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