Oct. 11 Livestream – Guest Steward, Rev. Donna Smith-Pupillo

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Thank you for joining us this week. We are please to welcome Donna Smith-Pupillo, the Executive Director of Deaconess Nurse Ministry Network, as our guest steward.

We were unable to welcome Donna into our live worship, however she was kind enough to prerecord her inspiring message so we could share it with you.

Here is the Order for Sunday, October 11 Worship:

Prelude / Anna DiVesta

Invocation / Pastor Dan Wilson

Hymn: “Amazing Love”

You Are My King (Amazing Love)

I’m forgiven because You were forsaken.
I’m accepted, You were condemned
I’m alive and well
Your Spirit is within me
Because You died and rose again

Amazing love, how can it be
That You, my King, would die for me?
Amazing love, I know it’s true
It’s my joy to honor You.

In all I do I honor You
You are my King
You are my King
Jesus, You are my King
Jesus, You are my King

Amazing love, how can it be
That You, my King, would die for me?
Amazing love, I know it’s true
It’s my joy to honor You.

In all I do I honor You

Children’s Message/ Liz Schurwan

Special Music/ “A Welcome Place”

Scripture Readings/ Romans 16:1-2 / Rev. Donna Smith-Pupillo
Luke 5:17-26

Sermon / Rev. Donna Smith-Pupillo

Hymn: “Live Into Hope” worship booklet, p. 65 #317

Live into Hope

  1. Live into hope of captives freed, O sight regained, the end of greed.
    The’oppressed shall be the first to see The year of god’s own jubilee!
  2. Live into hope the blind shall see With insight and with clarity,
    Removing shades of pride and fear – A vision of our Got brought near.
  3. Live into hope of liberty, The right to speak, the right to be,
    The right to have one’s daily bread, To hear God’s word and thus be fed.
  4. Live into hope of captives freed From chains of fear or want or greed.
    God now proclaims our full release To faith and hope and joy and peace.

Benediction / Rev. Donna Smith-Pupillo

Postlude/ Anna

Oct. 4 Livestream – World Communion Sunday

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Gather around the virtual table with us as we celebrate World Communion Sunday. We hope you are able to share in this meaningful experience.

The service will begin at 10 a.m.

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Prelude / Anna DiVesta

Invocation (Call to Worship & Prayer) / Pastor Dan Wilson

Hymn / “One Bread, One Body”
worship booklet, pp. 72-73

REFRAIN
One bread, one body; one Lord of all,
one cup of blessing which we bless.
And we, though many throughout the earth,
we are one body in the is one Lord.

  1. Gentile or Jew, servant or free, Woman or man, no more.

REFRAIN

  1. Many the gifts, many the works, one in the Lord of all.

REFRAIN

  1. Grain for the fields, scattered and grown, gathered to one, for all.

REFRAIN

Children’s Message / Linda Lowry

Special Music / “In Remembrance” Anna & Aaron DiVesta and Sue Wilson

Scripture Reading John 6:35ff / Pastor Dan

Message / Pastor Dan

Sacrament of Communion / Pastor Dan

The Lord’s Prayer / Pastor Dan

Hymn / “Spirit Song” worship booklet, pp. 84-85

  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 Spirit, like a dove,
    will descend upon your life and make you whole.

REFRAIN
Jesus, O Jesus, come and fill your lambs.
Jesus, O Jesus, come and fill your Lambs.

  1. O come and sing this song with gladness as your hears 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.

REFRAIN

Benediction / Pastor Dan

Postlude / Anna

September 27 Livestream – Stewardship Week 2

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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 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 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 19 Virtual Worship

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Summertime greetings from Ivy Chapel! We continue to pray for healing and health. As you strive in your own way to make sense of the world, we hope you are able to find joy when you need it most.

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July 5 Virtual Worship

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This week, we invite you to join us for a virtual communion experience. Gather your own elements, and we can share them together.

As our Independence Day celebrations wind down, we pause to pray for peace and unity in our county and our world. Thank you for continuing to join us for our virtual worship experiences. And while we anxiously await the time when we may be able to worship together again, we will always put the health and safety of our members, friends and community first. Be safe, be healthy, and stay connected as best you can.

America

  1. My country, ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, Of thee I sing;
    Land where my fathers died, Land of the Pilgrim’s pride,
    From every mountain side Let freedom ring!
  2. Let music sweet the breeze, and ring from all the trees Sweet freedom’s song:
    Let mortal tongues awake, Let all that breathe partake;
    Let rocks their silence break, The sound prolong.

America the Beautiful

  1. O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain,
    For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain!
    America! America! God shed His grace on thee,
    And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea!
  2. O beautiful for pilgrim feet, Whose stern impassioned stress
    A thoroughfare for freedom beat Across the wilderness!
    America! America! God mend thine every flaw,
    Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law!

Battle Hymn of the Republic

  1. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;
    He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
    He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword; lory! glory, hallelujah!
    His truth is marching on.

REFRAIN
Glory! glory, hallelujah! Glory! glory, hallelujah!
Glory! glory, hallelujah! Our God is marching on.

  1. In the beauty of the lilies, Christ was born across the sea,
    With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me;
    As He died to make men holy, let us live to make men free,
    While God is marching on.

REFRAIN

Spirit

REFRAIN
Spirit, Spirit of gentleness, blow through the wilderness, calling and free,
Spirit, Spirit of restlessness, stir me from placidness, wind, wind on the sea.

  1. You move on the waters, you called to the deep,
    then you coaxed up the mountains from the valleys of sleep,
    and over the eons you called to each thing,
    “Awake from your slumbers and rise on your wings.”

REFRAIN

  1. You swept through the desert, you stung with the sand,
    and you gifted your people with a law and a land,
    When they were confounded with idols and lies,
    Then you spoke through your prophets to open their eyes.

REFRAIN

  1. You sand in a stable, you cried from a hill,
    then you whispered in silence when the whole world was still,
    and down in the city you called once again
    when you blew through your people on the rush of the wind.

REFRAIN

  1. You call from tomorrow, you break ancient schemes,
    from the bondage of sorrow the captives dream dreams;
    our women see visions, our men clear their eyes.
    With bold new decisions your people arise.

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June 28, 2020 Virtual Worship

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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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