Calais United Methodist Church
Monday, July 13, 2020
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Online Worship Bulletin Sunday Service

Cutler and Calais United Methodist Church

Service of the Word and Table

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

July 12, 2020

The lit candle represents the presence of Christ

All are welcome and may you receive what God has for you today


Gathering: Center yourself as we prepare to worship.   Those in the sanctuary observe the 6 ft distance and keep your mask on. Thank you.


Greeting: God be with you.

                        And also with you.



Call to Worship:+

L: God scatters the seeds of reconciliation and love, and waits….
P: So much of it lands on flat pathways or rocky roads and won’t take root….
L: God scatters the seeds of healing and hope, and waits….
P: Shallowness and fear claim the seeds and they cannot live.
L: God scatters the seeds of redemption and peace, and waits….
P: These are the places of deep growth where the seed will cast down strong roots.
L: Welcome this day to a seed-scattering station!
P: May our hearts be the rich soil in which God’s love takes root.


Opening Prayer:+                                                        


Prayer of Illumination:                                                         UMH#6

Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that, as the Scriptures are read and your Word proclaimed we may hear with joy what you say to us today.  Amen


Old Testament Scripture:                                Genesis 25:19-34

Reading of the Epistle:                                   Romans 8:1-11


Psalter Reading:                                            Psalm 119:105-112

105 Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
106 I have taken an oath and confirmed it, that I will follow your righteous laws.
107 I have suffered much; preserve my life, Lord, according to your word.
108 Accept, Lord, the willing praise of my mouth,
    and teach me your laws.
109 Though I constantly take my life in my hands, I will not forget your law.
110 The wicked have set a snare for me,
    but I have not strayed from your precepts.
111 Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart.
112 My heart is set on keeping your decrees to the very end.[a]


Music:                         Thy Word Is a Lamp                          UMH#601


Reading of the Gospel:                                   Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23


This is the word of God for the people of God.

Thanks be to God.




Response to the Word:         Affirmation of Faith -         

The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth;

And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;*
the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

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

Music:                         Hymn of Promise                               UMH#707


Prayers of Joys and Concerns:

Requests this week:  

Tom, Jen, Debbie, Michelle, Cynthia, Terry, Brian, Gerald, Ryan


Invitation, Confession and Pardon:   

The Lord’s Prayer: 

Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be they name.  Thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen


Tithes and Offerings collection plate at the door as you leave or check may be mailed

 Calais UMC 849 Main ST Calais, ME 04619

Cutler UMC P O Box 364 Cutler, ME 04626

Please, support the church you attend.


Music:             Lord Dismiss Us with Thy Blessing               UMH#671


Bold Print Congregation responses



We take the light of Christ into the world. 


All meetings and events are on line temporarily

by request of the Bishop and State Government.


Sunday,                 Worship                  Calais @ 9:00am  - Cutler @ 11:00am


                                                    Church Contact Information

Sharon Grant, Pastor

207-214-4613, 207-454-0142,

207-454-3926 Calais Office - messages for both churches

 will be answered with-in 48 hours






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Calais UMC 849 Main ST Calais, ME 04619

207 454 3926

Cutler UMC P O Box 364 Cutler, ME 04626