August 2 Online Service

Oconee Street UMC Online Service
Aug. 2, 2020

Prelude

“In Christ Alone” by Keith Getty
Performed by Molly McClure Stanley

Welcome

Pastor Laura Patterson

Invocation

Jodie Lyon

Opening Hymn

“Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore”
Performed by First Plymouth Church (Lincoln, Nebraska)

Reading: Matthew 14:13-21

Reading by Jodie Lyon

Sermon: “Sacramental Resistance”

Sermon by The Rev. Laura Patterson

Anthem

“Not One Sparrow Forgotten”
 Shaker Hymn arranged by William Hawley

Not one sparrow is forgotten, E’en the raven God will feed;
And the lily of the valley From His bounty hath its need.
Then shall I not trust Thee, Father, In Thy mercy have a share?
And through faith and prayer, my Mother, Merit Thy protecting care?

Prayer / The Lord’s Prayer

Jodie Lyon

Closing Hymn

“Break Thou Bread of Life”
Performed by Metropolitan Tabernacle (London)

Benediction

Pastor Laura Patterson

Postlude

“Let Us Break Bread Together”
Performed by Laura Valentine

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July 26 Online Service

Oconee Street UMC Online Service
July 26, 2020

Prelude

“I Love To Tell the Story”
Song by William G. Fischer. Arranged by Robin Thomas. Performed by Maxine Easom

Welcome

Pastor Laura Patterson

Invocation

Sarah Sumners

Opening Hymn

“I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord”
Performed at Grace Community Church (Sun Valley, California)

Reading: Matthew 13:31-33, 45-52

Sarah Sumners

Sermon: “Kingdom Change”

The Rev. Laura Patterson

Anthem

“The Rune of Hospitality”
Arranged and performed by The Dale Warland Singers

‘I saw a stranger yestreen. I put food in the eating place,
drink in the drinking place, music in the listening place.

And in the sacred name of the Triune he blessed myself and my house,
my cattle and my dear ones

And the lark said in her song, often often often.
Goes the Christ in stranger’s guise, often often often.
Goes the Christ in stranger’s guise’.

Prayer / The Lord’s Prayer

Sarah Sumners

Closing Hymn

“Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God”
Performed by Marantha! Acoustic

Benediction

Pastor Laura Patterson

Postlude

“I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord”
Words by Timothy Dwight. Music by Aaron Williams. Performed by Maxine Easom

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July 19 Online Service

Oconee Street UMC Online Service
July 19, 2020

Prelude

“Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”
Performed by Janet Frick

Welcome

Pastor Laura Patterson

Invocation

Carter Vest

Opening Hymn

“Come, Ye Thankful People, Come”
Performed at St. George’s Church, Windsor, England

Reading: Matthew 13:24-30, 36-40

Carter Vest

Sermon: “Beyond the Binary”

Pastor Laura Patterson

Anthem

“Then Shall the Righteous Shine Forth” from Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn
Performed by Jerry Hadley
Accompanied by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Robert Shaw

Prayer / The Lord’s Prayer

Carter Vest

Closing Hymn

“Hymn of Promise”
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.
There’s a song in every 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.
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.

Special Announcement

Adrienne Bumpers

Benediction

Pastor Laura Patterson

Postlude

Medley: “Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us” and “Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God”
Performed by Janet Frick

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July 12 Online Service

Oconee Street UMC Online Service
July 12, 2020

Prelude

“Hymn of Praise” by Natalie Sleeth
Performed by Molly McClure Stanley, violin, and David Stanley, piano

Welcome

Pastor Laura Patterson

Invocation

JoBeth Allen

Opening Hymn

“We Know That Christ is Raised”
Performed by First Plymouth Church (Lincoln, Nebraska)

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 43:18-21; 2 Corinthians 5:17

JoBeth Allen

Sermon: “New Things”

Pastor Laura Patterson

Anthem

“You Are the New Day”
Written by John David, arranged by Peter Knight
Performed by The King’s Singers

You are the new day. You are the new day.
I will love you more than me and more than yesterday.
If you can but prove to me you are the new day.
Send the sun in time for dawn. Let the birds all hail the morning.
Love of life will urge me say, “You are the new day.”
When I lay me down at night, knowing we must pay.
Thoughts occur that this night might; Stay yesterday.
Thoughts that we as humans small could slow worlds and end it all.
Lie around me where they fall before the new day
One more day when time is running out for everyone;
Like a breath I knew would come I reach for the new day.
Hope is my philosophy; just needs days in which to be.
Love of life means hope for me. Borne on a new day.
You are the new day.

Prayer / The Lord’s Prayer

JoBeth Allen

Closing Hymn

“Wash, O God, Our Sons and Daughters”
Written by James Abbington
Performed by the Morgan State University Choir

Wash, O God, our sons and daughters where your cleansing waters flow.
Number them among your people. Bless as Christ blessed long ago.
Weave them garments bright and sparkling; Compass them with love and light.
Fill, anoint them, send your Spirit, Holy Dove and heart’s Delight.

We who bring them long for nurture; By your milk may we be fed.
Let us join your feast, partaking; Cup of blessing, living bread.
God, renew us, guide our footsteps; Free from sin and all its snares.
One with Christ in living, dying; By your Spirit, children, heirs

Oh, how deep your holy wisdom; Unimagined all your ways
To your name be glory, honor; With our lives we worship, praise
We your people stand before you, Water-washed and Spirit-born
By your grace our lives we offer; Re-create us; God, transform!

Benediction

Pastor Laura Patterson

Postlude

“Children’s Medley” by Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.
Performed by Maxine Easom

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July 5 Online Service

Oconee Street UMC Online Service
July 5, 2020

Prelude

“Peace Medley” by Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.
Performed by Maxine Easom

Invocation

Amanda Martin

Opening Hymn

“Love Divine All Loves Excelling”
Sung by the choir and congregation of First Plymouth Church (Lincoln, Nebraska)

Psalm 145

Amanda Martin

Gospel Reading: Matthew 11:16-30

Dr. Robert Foster

Sermon: “Woe the Unrepentant”

Dr. Robert Foster

Anthem

“I Will Arise”
Arrangement by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw
Performed by Tancept at the Cathedral of St. Joseph (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)

Responsive Prayer

Amanda Martin

Closing Hymn

“Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”
Performed at Grace Community Church (Sun Valley, California)

Benediction

Dr. Robert Foster

Postlude

“Today We Are Called to Be Disciples”
Written by Jason Krug.  Tune: KINGSFOLD. 
Performed by Maxine Easom

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June 28 Online Service

Oconee Street UMC Online Service
June 28, 2020

Prelude

“Precious Memories”
Arranged by Don Phillips
Performed by Maxine Easom

Welcome

Pastor Elaine Puckett

Opening Hymn

“O God, Our Help in Ages Past”
Grace Community Church (Sun Valley, California)

Reading: Isaiah 40:26-31

Robert Foster

Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

“Turn, Turn, Turn”
Written by Pete Seeger
Performed by The Byrds

Sermon: “Time”

Pastor Elaine Puckett

Anthem

“For Good”
From the musical Wicked
Performed by Jacob Cummings & Peter Gibbons

Prayer / The Lord’s Prayer

Robert Foster

Closing Hymn

“How Can I Keep From Singing”
Performed by Joel Siebentritt and Carter Vest

Benediction

Pastor Elaine Puckett

Postlude

“On Eagle’s Wings”
Performed by Michael Crawford

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June 21 Online Service

Oconee Street UMC Online Service
June 21, 2020

Prelude

“Holy, Holy, Holy”
Tune by NICEA. Arranged by John B. Dykes.
Performed by Maxine Easom

Welcome

Pastor Elaine Puckett

Invocation

Jon Biron

Opening Hymn

“Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above”
MIT FREUDEN ZART
Performed by First Plymouth Church UCC

Reading: Psalm 119: 1-8

Jon Biron

Reading: Deuteronomy 30:15-20

Pastor Elaine Puckett

Sermon: “Choices”

Pastor Elaine Puckett

Anthem

“To Life”
Composed by Jerry Bock
Performed by the cast of Fiddler on the Roof

Prayer / The Lord’s Prayer

Jon Biron

Closing Hymn

“We Are Called”
Performed by The University of Notre Dame Folk Choir

Special Announcement

Carla Dennis

Benediction / Homework

Pastor Elaine Puckett

Postlude

Greatness of God”
Medley By Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.
Performed by Maxine Easom

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June 14 Online Service

Oconee Street UMC Online Service
June 14, 2020

Prelude

“Holy, Holy, Holy” Tune: NICEA. Arranged by John B. Dykes.
Performed by Maxine Easom

Welcome

Pastor Elaine Puckett

Invocation

Katie Calkin

Opening Hymn

“Wonderful Words of Life”
Performed by the Joslin Grove Choral Society

Reading: 1 Corinthians 13: 1-13

Katie Calkin

Epistle Reading: James 3: 1-12

Pastor Elaine Puckett

Sermon: “The Power of Words”

Pastor Elaine Puckett

Anthem

“Words” by Hawk Nelson

Prayer / The Lord’s Prayer

Katie Calkin

Closing Hymn

“The Gift of Love” Arranged by Hal H. Hopson

Vow of Membership

Ryan & Sloan Dobrin

Benediction

Pastor Elaine Puckett

Postlude

“Trust and Obey” by Daniel Towner. Arranged by Dan Phillips.
Performed by Maxine Easom

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June 7 Online Service

Oconee Street United Methodist Church
June 7, 2020 Online Service

Prelude

“Lord, I Want to be a Christian”
African American Spiritual / Setting by John Carter
Performed by Maxine Easom

Welcome

Pastor Elaine Puckett

Invocation

Beth Gavrilles

Opening Hymn

“Left Every Voice and Sing”
African American Spiritual
Performed at the African American Church Inaugural Ball

Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 13: 11-13

Beth Gavrilles

Scripture Reading: Micah 6: 6-8

Pastor Elaine Puckett

Anthem

“Give Me Jesus”
Moses Hogan
Sung by Anastasia Talley

Sermon: “Godly Symbols”

The Rev. Elaine Puckett

Prayer / The Lord’s Prayer

Beth Gavrilles

Closing Hymn

“Make Me a Channel of Your Peace”

Benediction

Pastor Elaine Puckett

Postlude

“Let There Be Peace On Earth”
Sy Miller and Jill Jackson
Performed by Maxine Easom

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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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