First United Methodist Church
The Order of Divine Worship
Leader: In the name of Jesus Christ we are forgiven!
People: In the name of Jesus Christ we are all forgiven. Glory to God!
Sixth Sunday After Pentecost
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Rev. Art McClellan, Senior Pastor
Elizabeth Goldstein, Director of Music
HYMN SING (8:30 a.m.)
Dan Hoffman♦
Donna Maynard
Leader: The love of God is more splendid than purple mountain majesties.
People: The Word of God’s grace fills the spacious skies.
Leader: The amber waves of grain remind us of God’s abundant care.
People: In every nation, in every heart, the Spirit of God is working
for good.
Leader: Let our songs rise, and let Christ’s peace be known from sea to
shining sea.
The Offertory
Arr. by Fettke/Grassi
(Congregation join in singing when words appear on screen.)
(8:30 a.m.) Trine Bolling, Baron Garriott,
Hope McQuarrie, Marilyn Parry, Joe Ryan
*Doxology Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
*Prayer of Thanksgiving
Leader: May the peace of the Lord be with you.
People: And also with you!
Mark 6:1-13
Leader: This is the Word of God for the people of God…
People: Thanks be to God!
Discipleship and Baggage
Rev. Brian Brightly
The communion table is open to all who will receive the invitation.
Call to Confession
Leader: Our sin separates us from a holy and righteous God. Yet throughout
the ages, our God longs to wrap us in an embrace of forgiveness
and love.
People: Let us, therefore, with confidence and gratitude confess our
shortcomings in our relationship with God and with others.
Prayers of Confession (congregation prays in silence)
Assurance of Forgiveness
Leader: In faith and gratitude, our Holy God, we place ourselves in your
loving and merciful hands, trusting not only in your forgiveness but
also in your power to transform us, renew us, and set us free.
People: God’s mercy restores our lives. This is the Good News which we
celebrate and proclaim.
Communion Instructions
The communion elements are served by intinction, an ancient practice celebrated
and shared around the world. Receiving a piece of bread from the communion
steward, dip the bread into the chalice. The altar is open for moments of prayer.
Please return to your seats by the outside aisles. Gluten-free wafers are available
upon request from communion stewards.
Mark 6:1-13 (NRSV) – The Rejection of Jesus at Nazareth
Jesus came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. 2 On the sabbath
he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded.
They said, “Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been
given to him? What deeds of power are being done by his hands! 3 Is not this the
carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon,
and are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. 4 Then Jesus
said to them, “Prophets are not without honor, except in their hometown, and
among their own kin, and in their own house.” 5 And he could do no deed of
power there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and cured them.
6 And he was amazed at their unbelief.
The Mission of the Twelve
Then Jesus went about among the villages teaching. 7 He called the twelve and
began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean
spirits. 8 He ordered them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no
bread, no bag, no money in their belts; 9 but to wear sandals and not to put on
two tunics. 10 He said to them, “Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you
leave the place. 11 If any place will not welcome you and they refuse to hear you,
as you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.”
12 So they went out and proclaimed that all should repent. 13 They cast out many
demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.
The Great Thanksgiving
This Is My Song
Let Us Break Bread Together
For the Bread Which You Have Broken
See Insert
Hymnal 437
Hymnal 618
Hymnal 614
Guest Preacher ~ Rev. Brian Brightly
Pastor Brightly, ordained in the New York Annual Conference, has had a varied
career – including Director of Education for NPR and work in communications for
Methodist Conferences. He produced the first Christian radio program on Radio
Moscow. He has served several appointments in the Florida Conference. Just last
week he concluded his thirteen-year appointment to Boca Grande UMC. He serves on
the board of the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home and is a chaplain for the
Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office. Welcome, Rev. Brightly!
Pastor: Christ our Lord invites to his table all who love him, who earnestly
repent of their sin and seek to live in peace with one another. Having confessed our sins, let us offer ourselves and our gifts to
God as we come the Christ’s table of grace.
Craig Phillips
Hymnal 698
The Lord Bless and Keep You
When in Our Music God Is Glorified
Hymnal 670
*Please stand as able.
O beautiful for patriot dream that sees beyond the years. Thine alabaster cities
gleam, undimmed by human tears! America! America! God shed his grace on
thee, and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea!
Paul Manz
*CALL TO WORSHIP Nola Hietbrink, Liturgist
God of the Ages
Hymnal 895
Go Forth for God
Rev. Brian Brightly=
Guest Organist and Assistant Choir Director
We welcome Nancy Siebecker as our guest organist for four Sundays. In Sarasota for
only two years, Nancy serves as a guest organist, accompanist, recitalist, and is on the
executive board and events committee of the Sarasota-Manatee Chapter of the America
Guild of Organists. From Wisconsin, Nancy was a faculty member of the Wausau
Conservatory of Music for over twenty years. She also served as director of music in
Wausau churches for over thirty years. Welcome, Nancy!
We welcome Dan Hoffman as Assistant Choir Director and 8:30 a.m. pianist. Dan is
a multi-talented musician who graduated Indiana University School of Music and also
holds a J. D. in law. We appreciate his contribution to our worship services today.
Communion Stewards
Candy Bell, Elizabeth and Wallace Mossbarger, Maria Mossbarger
First Church Upcoming Events & Reminders
Communion Offering
Our Share the Table Communion Offering benefits First Church’s sponsorship of
Caritas Ministries to provide emergency assistance for work boots and clothing,
prescription medications, partial utilities, and bus passes in addition to assistance
from the Caritas Food Pantry. Offerings may be brought to the communion rail or
placed in the offering plate.
Homebound Communion Ministry
Consecrated, individually packaged communion elements and a brief communion
liturgy are available in the Narthex. Take one to share Christ’s table of grace with
anyone you know who is unable to worship with us today.
Patriotic Picnic
12 PM ~ Fellowship Hall
No Reservation Needed
Hamburgers – Hot Dogs – Potato Salad – Baked Beans
Donations will benefit Youth Mission Trips.
“Christmas in July” Handbell Concert
(200 bells rung by 30 hands)
Sanctuary ~This Friday ~ 7 p.m.
First Church Upcoming Events
Sunday, July 5
Sixth Sunday After Pentecost
8:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Braren Library, RM 108
8:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Coffee & Juice
8:30 a.m. - Worship in Chapel
9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Nursery, RM 106
9:30 a.m. - Celebration Modern Worship, F.H.
9:30 a.m. - Christian Fellowship Class, RM 108
9:30 a.m. - Tasters Class, RM 103
9:45-10:30 a.m. - First Church Kids, RM 107
10:45 a.m. - Youth Study, Y.H.
11 a.m. - Worship in Sanctuary
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. - First Church Kids, RM 107
12 p.m. - Patriotic Picnic, F. H.
Monday, July 6
7:15 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. - Early Care Center (M-F)
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Church Office (M-F)
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Artisans’World Marketplace (M-F)
Tuesday, July 7
Wednesday, July 8
12 p.m. - Women’s Group, RM 104
Wednesday, July 8 (continued)
5:30 p.m. - Celebration Band Practice, F.H.
Thursday, July 9
First Church
Friday, July 10
7 p.m. - Ring Sarasota Handbell Concert,
Family Promise Benefit, Sanctuary
Saturday, July 11
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Artisans' World Marketplace
Sunday, July 12
Seventh Sunday After Pentecost
8:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Braren Library, RM 108
8:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Coffee & Juice
8:30 a.m. - Worship in Chapel
9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Nursery, RM 106
9:30 a.m. - Celebration Modern Worship, F.H.
9:30 a.m. - Christian Fellowship Class, RM 108
9:30 a.m. - Tasters Class, RM 103
9:45-10:30 a.m. - First Church Kids, RM 107
10:45 a.m. - Youth Study, Y.H.
11 a.m. - Worship in Sanctuary
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. - First Church Kids, RM 107
July 5, 2015
A United Methodist Congregation
To Celebrate and Share
the Joy of Christ’s Love
The Worship Flowers are given to the Glory of God and
in loving memory of John and Barbara Lane by Melissa Lane.
Enjoy all your holiday favorites!
Love Offering To Benefit Family Promise
The Zenith Garage (Mira Mar Entrance) is available
for your parking convenience 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sundays. Adult Sunday Groups
For Christian education and fellowship,
choose from the following studies on Sunday, July 12:
Tasters (Room 103) and Christian Fellowship (Room 108)
No Tolerance for Corrupt Leaders and Prophets - To examine the temptation to
use rather than to serve others. Micha 3
Faith Café will resume in September.
Children’s Worship at First Church (11 a.m. - Noon)
First Church Kids (ages 4 – 5th grade) – Room 107 (Family Life Center)
Nursery (infants – 3 years) - Room 106 (Family Life Center)
8:30 a.m. Greeters
Judy Pearson, Paul Nelson
11:00 a.m. Greeters
Diana Berry, John and Ruth Fernstrom, Karin Murphy, Leah Pittard
Welcome Center: Mike and Dawn Gonzalez
Christian Counseling Ministry
To make an appointment, contact Rev. John Tuff at 1-941-214-8780
Church Staff
Rev. Art McClellan, Senior Pastor
Elizabeth Goldstein, Director of Music
Kevin Voigt, Celebration Worship Leader
Donna Maynard, Director of Ministries
Joyce Johnson, Pastoral Care Assistant/Faith Community Nurse
Mike Dull, Director of Youth
Paul Anacki, Director of Finance and Administration
Brian Silvas, Church Technology Coordinator  Bob Neuf, Audiovisual Assistant
Sue Loncaric, Early Care Center Director  Debi Adams, Publications Coordinator
Sara Miller, Church Secretary/Program Assistant
Bob Russell, Facilities Supervisor  Mark Summers, Facilities Assistant
Dena Kelly, Nursery Caregiver  Rev. John Tuff, Christian Counselor
Rev. Art McClellan
Senior Pastor
Elizabeth Goldstein
Director of Music
104 South Pineapple Avenue
Sarasota, Florida 34236