May 31 Service: Pentecost

Oconee Street UMC Online Service
May 31, 2020 • Pentecost

Prelude

“There’s a Meeting Here Tonight”
Arranged by Bob Gibson, Alex Hassilev and Glenn Yarbrough Perfomed by Cantus

Welcome

Pastor Elaine Puckett

Call to Worship / Pentecost with our Children

Maxine Easom with Jack, Matthew, Scarlett and Willa

Opening Hymn

“Skye Boat Song/Spirit of God”
Performed by Willkommen beim  Harvesters International Ministries e.V. Aachen

Scripture

Acts 2:1-21
Read by Brandon Laraeu

Anthem

“God’s Gonna Set This World On Fire” (African American Spiritual)
Performed by the Moses Hogan Chorale

Sermon

“If it’s not about love, it’s not about God”
Sermon by The Rev. Elaine Puckett

Prayer

A Prayer of Confession and Renunciation of White Supremacy
Responsive Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer (multiple languages) Recited by Carla Dennis (German), Aaron Farnham (Spanish), Elsa Dennis (Tagalog), Sonya Collins (Brazilian Portuguese) and Janet Johnson (American Sign Language)

Closing Hymn

“Breathe on me, Breath of God”

Postlude

“Pentecostal Power” by Charlotte G. Homer and Charles H Gabriel
Performed by Maxine Easom

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May 24 Online Service

Oconee Street UMC Online Service
May 24, 2020

Prelude

“Hyfrydol”
Performed by Carisa Elam, keyboard and guitar

Welcome

Pastor Elaine Puckett

Special Recognition

Recognition of 2020 UGA graduate and OSUMC choir member Thomas Dobbins

Recognition of 2020 Graduates

A special tribute video recognizing all academic year high school and college and graduates of Oconee Street UMC and U-Lead Athens.

Invocation

Carter Vest

Opening Hymn: “Rejoice, the Lord is King!”

“Rejoice, the Lord is King”
Performed by Grace Community Church congregation (Sun Valley, California)

Scripture Reading, Ephesians 1:15-23

Carter Vest

Gospel Reading, Luke 24:44-53

The Rev. Elaine Puckett

Anthem: Psalm 150

Psalm 150, arr. Nathan Carter
Performed by Oakwood University Aeolians & Orchestra
“Praise ye the Lord. 
Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.
Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.
Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.
Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.
Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.
Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.”

Sermon: Darth Vader vs. Jesus

The Rev. Elaine Puckett

Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer

Carter Vest

Closing Hymn: Crown Him With Many Crowns

“Crown Him With Many Crowns”
Performed by Westminster Abbey congregation

Benediction

Pastor Elaine Puckett

Postlude

“Hyfrydol”
Performed by Molly Stanley, violin

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May 17 Online Service

Oconee Street UMC Online Service
May 17, 2020

Prelude

“Eventide” by William H. Monk / Arrangement by Mark Hayes
Performed by Maxine Easom

Welcome

Pastor Elaine Puckett

Recognizing the Class of 2020

Special Presentation to Oconee Street UMC high school graduating seniors:
Colin Frick, Casey Pendley, Chandler Pendley and Sam Pennington

Invocation

Joe Dennis

Opening Hymn

“I Sing the Mighty Power of God” by Isaac Watts
Performed by Grace Community Church congregation (Sun Valley, California)

Reading

Psalm 66: 8-20
Joe Dennis

Gospel Reading

Mark 2: 1-12
The Rev. Elaine Puckett

Sermon

“Friends”
Sermon by The Rev. Elaine Puckett

Musical Reflection

“Count on Me” by Bruno Mars

Prayer

Joe Dennis

Closing Song

“Lean on Me” by Bill Withers
Performed by Straight No Chaser

Benediction

Benediction by Pastor Elaine Puckett

Postlude

“Abide With Me” by Henry Francis Lyte
Performed by Colleen Varan

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May 10 Service

Prelude

“There is a Balm in Gilead”
Traditional Spiritual
Performed by Maxine Easom

Welcome

Pastor Elaine Puckett

Announcement

George Miller

Invocation

Steve Frick

Opening Hymn

“A Mighty Fortress is Our God”
Performed by The Master’s Seminary Chorus
Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California

Reading: Psalm 40: 1-10

Steve Frick

Reading: Psalm 40: 11-17

Pastor Elaine Puckett

Anthem

“I Believe”
Song by Mark Miller / Performed by The Northern Lights Chorale

I believe in the sun even when it’s not shining.
I believe in love even when I don’t feel it.
I believe in God even when God is silent.

Sermon

“Sing a New Song”
Sermon by The Rev. Elaine Puckett

Musical Response to Sermon

“40”
Song by U2 / Performed by Angel Montoya

I waited patiently for the Lord. He inclined and heard my cry.
He brought me up out of the pit. Out of the mire and clay
I will sing, sing a new song.
How long to sing this song.
He set my feet upon a rock, and made my footsteps firm
Many will see, many will see and fear
I will sing, sing a new song
How long to sing this song

Prayer

Steve Frick

Closing Hymn

“How Can I Keep from Singing”
Performed by Victoria Clark

My life flows on in endless song; above earth’s lamentation,
I hear the clear, though far-off hymn that hails a new creation.
No storm can shake my inmost calm while to that rock I’m clinging.
Since Lord is Lord of heaven and earth, how can I keep from singing?
Through all the tumult and the strife, I hear that music ringing.
It finds an echo in my soul. How can I keep from singing?
No storm can shake my inmost calm while to that rock I’m clinging.
Since Lord is Lord of heaven and earth, how can I keep from singing?

Benediction

Pastor Elaine Puckett

Postlude

“I Will Trust in the Lord” / African American Spiritual
Performed by Maxine Easom

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May 3 Service

Oconee Street United Methodist Church
May 3 Online Service

Prelude

“Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us”
Performed by Janet Frick

Welcome

Pastor Elaine Puckett

Announcement: Stay Connected!

Allison Floyd

Opening Prayer

Edwina Biron

Opening Hymn

“Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us”
Grace Community Church (Sun Valley, California)

Psalter: Psalm 23

Edwina Biron

Anthem

“My Shepherd Will Supply My Need” arr. Virgil Thomson (1896-1989)
Performed by The Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

My Shepherd will supply my need, Jehovah is His name;
In pastures fresh He makes me feed, Beside the living stream.
He brings my wandering spirit back When I forsake His ways,
And leads me, for His mercy’s sake, In paths of truth and grace.

When I walk through the shades of death Thy presence is my stay;
One word of Thy supporting breath Drives all my fears away.
Thy hand, in sight of all my foes, Doth still my table spread;
My cup with blessings overflows, Thine oil anoints my head.

The sure provisions of my God Attend me all my days;
O may Thy house be my abode, And all my work be praise!
There would I find a settled rest, While others go and come;
No more a stranger, nor a guest, But like a child at home.

Sermon

“Trust the Shepherd” by The Rev. Elaine Puckett

Response to Sermon

“Psalm 23” by Bobby McFerrin

Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer

Edwina Biron

Closing Hymn

Easter Alleluia by Marty Haugen
Performed by Conmigos Choir at St. Edward the Confessor, Bowie, Maryland

Refrain: Alleluia alleluia, alleluia!

Glory to God who does wondrous things
Let all the people God’s praises now sing,
All of creation in splendour shall ring: Alleluia! (refrain)

See how salvation for all has been won
Up from the grave our new life has begun
Life now perfected in Jesus, the Son: Alleluia! (refrain)

Now in our presence the Lord will appear,
Shine in the faces of all of us here,
Fill us with joy and cast out all our fear: Alleluia! (refrain)

Call us, Good Shepherd we listen for you
Wanting to see you in all that we do,
We would the gate of salvation pass through: Alleluia! (refrain)

Lord, we are open to all that you say,
Ready to listen and follow your way,
You are the potter and we are the clay: Alleluia! (refrain)

If we have love then we dwell in the Lord,
God will protect us from fire and sword
Fill us with love and the peace of his word:! Alleluia (refrain)

Benediction

Pastor Elaine Puckett

Postlude

“Take My Life and Let it Be” performed by Janet Frick

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April 26 Service

Oconee Street United Methodist Church
April 26 Online Service

Prelude

“Great Is Thy Faithfulness” by William M. Runyan, Arrangement by Gloria Roe
Performed by Maxine Easom

Welcome

Pastor Elaine Puckett

Youth Celebrations

Oconee Street UMC high school students

Missions & Outreach Update

Oconee Street UMC Missions & Outreach Committee

Call to Worship

Steve Williams

Opening Hymn

“O God, Our Help in Ages Past” by Isaac Watts
Performed by Grace Community Church

Psalter

Psalm 70, Read by Steven Williams

Old Testament Reading:

Told by Brandon Lareu

Sermon

“New York Strong” by The Rev. Elaine Puckett

Anthem

“Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel?” by Craig Hella Johnson, Arrangement by Moses Hogan
Performed by Conspirare


Didn’t my lord deliver Daniel, deliver Daniel, deliver Daniel.
Didn’t my lord deliver Daniel, then why not every man.
He delivered Daniel from the lion’s den,
Jonah from the belly of the whale.
And the Hebrew children from the fiery furnace,
Then why not every man.
Didn’t my lord deliver Daniel, deliver Daniel, deliver Daniel.
Didn’t my lord deliver Daniel, then why not every man.
The wind blows east and the wind blows west
It blows like a judgement day
And every poor sinner that never did pray
Will be glad to pray that day
I set my foot on the Gospel ship and the ship began to sail.
It landed me over on Canaan’s shore and i’ll never come back no more.
Didn’t my lord deliver Daniel, deliver Daniel, deliver Daniel.
Didn’t my lord deliver Daniel, then why not every man
.

Prayer

Steven Williams

Closing Hymn

“Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” by Roar VBS Group Publishing

Benediction

Pastor Elaine Puckett

Postlude

“Sent Forth by God’s Blessing” Traditional Welsh Folk Melody,  Arrangement by Jason W. Krug
Performed by Maxine Easom

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April 19 Service

Oconee Street UMC Online Service
Online Service • April 19, 2020

Prelude

“There Is a Fountain” • Traditional American Melody
Arranged by Mark Hayes • Performed by Maxine Easom

Welcome

Pastor Elaine Puckett

Call to Worship

Sarah Sumners

Opening Hymn: “The Day of Resurrection”

Performed by the Gloucester Cathedral Choir

Psalms 19

Sarah Sumners

Gospel:

Pastor Elaine Puckett

Anthem: Resucitó (Kiko Argüello)

Performed by the Sancta Maria Choir

Resucitó, resucitó,
He rose, rose,
Aleluya, ¡Resucitó!
Hallelujah, He is risen!

La muerte,
Death,
Dónde está la muerte,
Where is death

Dónde está mi muerte,
Where is my death
Dónde su victoria.Where his victory?
Resucitó, ¡Aleluya!
He is risen, Hallelujah!

Gracias,
Thank you,
Sean dadas al Padre,
Be given to the Father,
Que nos pasó a Su Reino,
What happened to His Kingdom,

Donde se vive de Amor.
Where love is lived.
Resucitó, ¡Aleluya!
He is risen, Hallelujah!
Alegría,
Joy,

Alegría, hermanos,
Joy, brothers,
Que si hoy nos queremos,
That if we love each other today,
Resucitó, ¡Aleluya!
He is risen, Hallelujah!

Si con Él morimos,
If we die with Him,

Con Él vivimos,
We live with Him,
Con Él cantamos:
With Him we sing:
¡Aleluya!
Hallelujah!

Sermon

Pastor Elaine Puckett

Prayer

Sarah Sumners

Special Announcement

Carla Dennis

Closing

Elaine Puckett

Benediction

“Christ is Risen”
Performed by Amanda and Rick Martin

Postlude

“All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!” • Arr. James Ellor
Performed by Maxine Easom

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Easter Sunday Service

Oconee Street UMC Online Service
Easter Sunday • April 12, 2020

Welcome

Pastor Elaine Puckett

Call to Worship

Air by Georg Philipp Telemann
David Stanley, trumpet

Greeting

Joshua King & Laurie Norris

Opening Hymn

Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia! Earth and heaven in chorus say, Alleluia! 
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia! Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply, Alleluia! 
Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia! Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia! 
Death in vain forbids him rise, Alleluia! Christ has opened paradise, Alleluia! 
Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia! Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia! 
Once he died our souls to save, Alleluia! Where’s thy victory, boasting grave? Alleluia! 
Soar we now where Christ has led, Alleluia! Following our exalted Head, Alleluia! 
Made like him, like him we rise, Alleluia! Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia! 
Hail the Lord of earth and heaven, Alleluia! Praise to thee by both be given, Alleluia! 
Thee we greet triumphant now, Alleluia! Hail the Resurrection, thou, Alleluia! 
King of glory, soul of bliss, Alleluia! Everlasting life is this, Alleluia! 
Thee to know, thy power to prove, Alleluia! Thus to sing, and thus to love, Alleluia! 

Psalter

Joshua King

Anthem

“Worthy is the Lamb That Was Slain” from Messiah by Georg Frederic Handel
Performed by The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

Gospel Reading

Dr. Jodie Lyon

Sermon

Dr. Jodie Lyon

Apostle’s Creed

Prayer

Joshua King

Closing Hymn

“Christ is Risen”
Sung by the Choir and Congregation of First Plymouth Church, Lincoln, Nebraska

Benediction

Dr. Jodie Lyon
“God Be With You Till We Meet Again”
(Music: Ralph Vaughan Williams, Text: Jeremiah E. Rankin)
Performed by J.D. Burnett and Brandon Baker, tenors

Postlude

“Christ is Alive / Christ the Lord is Risen Today”
Performed by David Stanley, trumpet and Molly McClure Stanley, piano

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Holy Thursday Online Service

Oconee Street United Methodist Church
Holy Thursday Online Service
April 9, 2020

Welcome

Pastor Elaine Puckett

Prelude: “Let Us Break Bread Together” (arranged by Mark Hayes)

Maxine Easom

Invitation and Call to Worship

Janet Frick

We join a solemn journey of three days that has changed the world and our own lives. Followers of Jesus have been taking this journey since his first followers took it, long ago.
This is the night of love.
On this night Jesus took a towel and basin, and washed his disciples’ feet.
On this night he told them to do the same for others to show their love for him and for one another.
This is the night of love.

On this night, followers of Jesus have invited those preparing for baptism to begin with them a solemn vigil of prayer and fasting until the day of Christ’s resurrection is fulfilled.
This is the night of love.

On this night, Jesus broke bread and shared wine with his followers for the last time, and invited them to remember him to encounter him anew, whenever they did the same.
This is the night of love.
On this night, followers of Jesus have welcomed those who have returned to the way of Jesus after a time of wandering and a journey of returning.
This is the night of love.

This is the night of love. And so, on this night, we welcome the penitent, we welcome those who are wandering, we welcome those who are still learning. We invite all to join us in hearing and obeying the commandment of our Master and to feast together, that we may love one another as Christ has loved us.
Come, ye sinners. Come, ye thirsty. Come, ye weary. Come to the night of love. This is the night of love. Christ, who loves us, is with us.
God is with us, and we are God’s children. 
We belong to God. 
And so we pray:
We are yours, all yours, blessed God,
all our lives, all our thanks, all our praise,
all our fears, all our grumbling, all our hesitations,
all our loves, all our joys, all our passions,
we give them all to you, with bodies, and minds and voices.
Yours, all yours!

Hymn: “Come Ye Sinners Poor and Needy

Capitol Hill Baptist Church

Comfort Food: A Feast of Love

Colin Frick, Stephen Frick, Melanie Frick & Carol Knopp

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Online Service: April 5, 2020 • Palm Sunday

Oconee Street UMC Online Service
Palm Sunday • April 5, 2020

Welcome:

Pastor Elaine Puckett

Prelude:

Maxine Easom

Scripture — Luke 19:28-40:

Joe Dennis

Response:

Beth Gavrilles

Opening Hymn:

Park Central Presbyterian Church

Opening Prayer:

Beth Gavrilles

Anthem:

First Plymouth Choir, Lincoln Nebraska

Prayer for Illumination:

Pastor Elaine Puckett

Proclamation of the Passion Story (with hymns):

Pastor Elaine Puckett and The Rev. Richard Puckett

Closing Hymn:

Benediction:

Pastor Elaine Puckett
Westminster Choir of Westminster Choir College

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