Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Worship for 31 May 2020


 Burns Flat Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Pentecost
31 May 2020


Tom Spence, Pastor                                                        (580) 515 2995
Larry Walker, Liturgist                                   Church Phone: 562-4706
Kendra Walker, Choir Director             
First Light                                                                            9:00 a. m.
Christian Education                                                           10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship                                                               11:00 a.m.
F4  (Resumes in September)                                        6:00 – 7:30 p.m.


THE GATHERING


Introit


*Invocation

*Hymn                        I Love You Lord                                          85

*CALL TO WORSHIP 

Worship in Song

He Has Made Me Glad                                                                657

Awesome God (Chorus)                                                               658   

Lord, I Lift Your Name on High                               17 (Blue Folders)

A Time for Children (Children come forward)
Martha Offering
Children’s Songs
Children’s Message

THE WORD

Proclamation of the Good News  John 3:16-17

Memory Verse

Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.



 

Memory Verse Maintenance – 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV


Prayers of the People





Collection of Tithes and Offerings         Give Thanks                   359

*Doxology                                                                                       34

*Prayer of Thanksgiving

                                       


Scripture Reading                                                         John 9:24-25



Message                          I was blind, but now I see


*Hymn of Invitation**    They’ll Know We Are Christians            595


THE SENDING

*Benediction

*Hymn                              Step by Step                                       494

*Passing of the Peace     

*Postlude



*Please stand according to your comfort and needs.
**Please come forward to profess your faith or have the elders pray with you.

Announcements

Proclaim the Good News & Connect the Disconnected!
Please contact one of the elders on the session if you would like to be a part of the Youth Center Planning Committee.
Contact Amanda Rush if you would be willing to serve in the nursery.
online.



Important Dates:


  7 June – Nursery, Choir, & Acolytes resume
  7 June—Senior Sunday
11-13 June—Elementary Youth Yard Sale-Questions
13-17 July--VBS
22 July—Blood Drive
27-31 July—Church Camp
8 Aug—Elder Retreat
6 Sep – Pulpit Supply
 9 Sep –F4 Begins
20 & 27 Sep – Pulpit Supply
 4 Oct – Pulpit Supply
18 Nov-F4 Finale
29 November - Fellowship Meal - 5th Sunday
  2 Dec—One Pot Meal + Activities
13 Dec—Evening Worship + Christmas Meal
16 Dec—One Pot Meal + Activities
24 Dec—Christmas Eve Communion
                                                                                      
Nursery

This Sunday                                         Next Sunday
No Nursery                                     Amber & Kenzie

First Light:  9 Encounters of John 9 @ Lightspeed



Friday, May 22, 2020

Worship for 24 May 2020


 Burns Flat Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Worshiping Together
24 May 2020


Tom Spence, Pastor                                                        (580) 515 2995
Larry Walker, Liturgist                                   Church Phone: 562-4706
Kendra Walker, Choir Director             
First Light                                                                            9:00 a. m.
Christian Education                                                           10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship                                                               11:00 a.m.
F4  (Resumes in September)                                        6:00 – 7:30 p.m.


THE GATHERING


Introit

Memorial Day Videos


*Invocation

*Hymn                        I Love You Lord                                          85

*CALL TO WORSHIP 

Worship in Song



Hymn                            Shout to the Lord                                      94   


A Time for Children (Children come forward)
Martha Offering
Children’s Songs
Children’s Message

THE WORD

Proclamation of the Good News  John 3:16-17
Memory Verse

Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.



 

Memory Verse Maintenance – 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV


Prayers of the People





Collection of Tithes and Offerings         Give Thanks                   359

*Doxology                                                                                       34

*Prayer of Thanksgiving

Hymn                             


Scripture Reading                                                         John 8:42-59



Message                          Before Abraham was, I Am


*Hymn of Invitation**    They’ll Know We Are Christians            595


THE SENDING

*Benediction

*Hymn                              Step by Step                                       494

*Passing of the Peace     

*Postlude



*Please stand according to your comfort and needs.
**Please come forward to profess your faith or have the elders pray with you.

Announcements

Proclaim the Good News & Connect the Disconnected!
Please contact one of the elders on the session if you would like to be a part of the Youth Center Planning Committee.
Contact Amanda Rush if you would be willing to serve in the nursery.
Nursery will resume beginning 7 June 2020.
Choir will resume in June.
We will recognize our graduating seniors on 7 June 2020.
Expect more detail on our calendar as we confirm more events and activities.
The prayer list remains online.



Important Dates:


31 May – Pentecost Sunday –No 5th Sunday Meal
  7 June – Nursery Resumes
11-13 June—Elementary Youth Yard Sale-Questions
13-17 July--VBS
22 July—Blood Drive
27-31 July—Church Camp
8 Aug—Elder Retreat
30 August – Fellowship Meal - 5th Sunday

6 Sep – Pulpit Supply
 9 Sep –F4 Begins
20 & 27 Sep – Pulpit Supply
 4 Oct – Pulpit Supply
18 Nov-F4 Finale
29 November - Fellowship Meal - 5th Sunday
  2 Dec—One-Pot Meal + Activities
13 Dec—Evening Worship + Christmas Meal
16 Dec—One-Pot Meal + Activities
24 Dec—Christmas Eve Communion

                                                                                      
First Light:  John 8 – Facts or Purpose






Friday, May 15, 2020

Order of Worship for 17 May 2020


Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Onsite and Online Worship Service
17 May 2020



Invocation

Worship in Song
This I believe (Offering & Special Offering for Martha)

Children’s Songs

The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended into hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy church universal,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.

Amen.

Proclamation of the Good News

Memory Verse

Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.



Memory Verse Maintenance
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

Worship Warmup

God Loves You – Love One Another
As for me and my house we will serve the Lord
He is risen.  He is risen indeed.
Jesus is life.  Jesus is Lord.


Prayers of the People


Offering Reminder & Blessing

Message

Benediction (Unison)

Numbers 6:24-26 (NIV)

24 “‘“The LORD bless you
    and keep you;
25 the LORD make his face shine on you
    and be gracious to you;
26 the LORD turn his face toward you
    and give you peace.”’

Closing:  He is Lord

Friday, May 8, 2020

Order of Worship for 10 May 2020 - Happy Mother's Day


Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Online Worship Service
10 May 2020

Happy Mother’s Day


Invocation

Worship in Song
Holy Spirit (Offering & Special Offering for Martha)

Children’s Songs

Proclamation of the Good News

Memory Verse

    even when he is old he will not depart from it.
 The rich rules over the poor,
    and the borrower is the slave of the lender.
Memory Verse Maintenance
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Worship Warmup

God Loves You – Love One Another
As for me and my house we will serve the Lord
He is risen.  He is risen indeed.
Jesus is life.  Jesus is Lord.

Prayers of the People

Offering Reminder & Blessing

Message

Benediction (Unison)

Numbers 6:24-26 (NIV)

24 “‘“The LORD bless you
    and keep you;
25 the LORD make his face shine on you
    and be gracious to you;
26 the LORD turn his face toward you
    and give you peace.”’

Closing:  He is Lord

Monday, May 4, 2020

It is time to come home and worship, but at your own speed


Greetings to All!

It is time to come out of quarantine or lockdown or whatever colorful name you might have attached to it.  We will resume our normal services with all deliberate speed.  What does that mean?

This coming Sunday, 10 May 2020, we will open the doors for the 11:00 am service.  We will continue to broadcast on Facebook Live as we have over the past several weeks if it is not time for you or your family to return to worship on the premises.

Here’s the thing.  You are the screener.  It’s not the government or the church leadership.  It’s you.

We do ask that if you are sick (any illness not just COVID-19) that you stay at home.  That’s just common sense and common courtesy to others.  Worship with us online for another week or two.

If you feel that you are in what has generally been labeled as a vulnerable group, you probably want to stay home a little longer, but it is completely up to you.  I know that some of you can’t stand to be away any longer, but use the sound mind that God gave you.

Our plan is to open the 11:00 am service for 2 weeks, then open both Sunday School and First Light on 24 May 2020.  That means that our doors will once again be open from 9:00 to noon for worship and education.  Come as you feel led to come.

We will not have a nursery for the month of May, so if you bring your children, they are either in Sunday School or with you. 

We ask you to practice reasonable social distancing at first but don’t expect you to distance yourself from your own family. 

When you return, you may notice that we are still in studio set up.  That is the pulpit is closer to the altar so that it is easier to broadcast.  We want you to worship in spirit and in truth without intruding upon this special time, but we still have many at home who want to worship with us as well. 

That also means if you are sitting near the cameras, your conversations are broadcast to whomever is tuned in at that time.  Social distancing from the cameras might be in order.

In any case, the sanctuary is a place of reverence.  Let us enter it in holy reverence to God even if there are a couple of things that are not quite the same.  While we enjoy the fellowship of other believers, let us make a special effort to set this place apart as one of worship. 

We look forward to your return but will not judge you in any way if you need a while longer.

Just to clear up one item.  Neither the federal government nor the state government closed the church.  That might not be true in other states, but here guidelines were issued and your elected church government (the session) decided what measures to take.

Now that it’s time to return to the fullness of on-site worship, it is your session that is making these decisions.  Remember that in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, your elders are not only your spiritual leaders, but they are also your elected representatives. 

That said, share your concerns with them.  Share the things that you thought were beneficial with them.  It would be a shame to have gone through these past two months without learning something.  Talk with your elders. 

One last note—if you are allergic to Lysol or Clorox or other disinfectants, the first couple of Sundays might be a bit overwhelming.  We make a quality effort to maintain good standards of cleanliness throughout the year but will turn that up a notch or two for these Sundays in May.    We have an abundance of hand sanitizer and plenty of soap by the sinks.   

Handshakes and hugs are in your hands.  Some people can’t do without a hug for another day.  Others are more cautious.  Be a bit more perceptive of others' concerns as we greet each other soon.
I look forward to seeing each of you when the time is right for you.

Blessings,

Tom