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

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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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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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