Sanctuary Rose Window

A Service of Word & Table


Sunday, July 11, 2021
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Sanctuary | 14:30

Edenton Street United Methodist Church
228 W Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27603

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Voluntary

Lento Assai, from Symphony VII | Guilmant

Words of Welcome

+ Processional Hymn

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty | UMH 139

1 Praise to the Lord,
the Almighty, the king of creation!
O my soul, praise him,
for he is thy health and salvation!
All ye who year,
now to his temple draw near;
join me in glad adoration!

2 Praise to the Lord,
who o'er all things so wondrously reigning
bears thee on eagle's wings,
e'er in his keeping maintaining.
God's care enfolds all,
whose true good he upholds.
Hast thou not known his sustaining?

3 Praise to the Lord,
who doth prosper thy work and defend thee;
surely his goodness and
mercy here daily attend thee.
Ponder anew what
the Almighty can do,
who with his love doth befriend thee.

4 Praise to the Lord,
who doth nourish thy life and restore thee,
fitting the well for the
tasks that are ever before thee.
Then to thy need
God as a mother doth speed,
spreading the wings of grace o'er thee.

5 Praise to the Lord!
O let all that is in me adore him!
All that hath life and breath,
come now with praises before him!
Let the amen
sound from his people again;
gladly forever adore him.

+ Collect

from the Book of Common Prayer

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Let us pray:

O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Prayer with Children

Prayer for Illumination

UMH 6

Lord, open our hearts and mouths 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 Lesson

2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b–19 | CEB

Once again David assembled the select warriors of Israel, thirty thousand strong. David and all the troops who were with him set out for Baalah, which is Kiriath-jearim of Judah, to bring God’s chest up from there—the chest that is called by the name of the Lord of heavenly forces, who sits enthroned on the winged creatures. They loaded God’s chest on a new cart and carried it from Abinadab’s house, which was on the hill. Uzzah and Ahio, Abinadab’s sons, were driving the new cart. Uzzah was beside God’s chest while Ahio was walking in front of it. Meanwhile, David and the entire house of Israel celebrated in the Lord’s presence with all their strength, with songs, zithers, harps, tambourines, rattles, and cymbals.

King David was told, “The Lord has blessed Obed-edom’s family and everything he has because of God’s chest being there.” So David went and brought God’s chest up from Obed-edom’s house to David’s City with celebration. Whenever those bearing the chest advanced six steps, David sacrificed an ox and a fatling calf. David, dressed in a linen priestly vest, danced with all his strength before the Lord. This is how David and the entire house of Israel brought up the Lord’s chest with shouts and trumpet blasts.

As the Lord’s chest entered David’s City, Saul’s daughter Michal was watching from a window. She saw King David jumping and dancing before the Lord, and she lost all respect for him.

The Lord’s chest was brought in and put in its place inside the tent that David had pitched for it. Then David offered entirely burned offerings in the Lord’s presence in addition to well-being sacrifices. When David finished offering the entirely burned offerings and the well-being sacrifices, he blessed the people in the name of the Lord of heavenly forces. He distributed food among all the people of Israel—to the whole crowd, male and female—each receiving a loaf of bread, a date cake, and a raisin cake. Then all the people went back to their homes.

Psalm

Psalm 24:1–6 | UMH 755

Refrain: Organ only
Refrain: Choir only
Refrain: All

The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof,
The world and those who dwell therein;
For God has founded it upon the seas,
And established it upon the rivers.
Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?
And who shall stand in God’s holy place?
Those who have clean hands and pure hearts,
Who do not lift up their souls to what is false,
And do not swear deceitfully.
They will receive blessing from the Lord,
And vindication from the God of their salvation.
Such is the generation of those who seek the Lord,
Who seek the face of the God of Jacob.

Refrain: All

New Testament Lesson

Ephesians 1:3–14

Bless the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! He has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing that comes from heaven. God chose us in Christ to be holy and blameless in God’s presence before the creation of the world. God destined us to be his adopted children through Jesus Christ because of his love. This was according to his goodwill and plan and to honor his glorious grace that he has given to us freely through the Son whom he loves. We have been ransomed through his Son’s blood, and we have forgiveness for our failures based on his overflowing grace, which he poured over us with wisdom and understanding. God revealed his hidden design to us, which is according to his goodwill and the plan that he intended to accomplish through his Son. This is what God planned for the climax of all times: to bring all things together in Christ, the things in heaven along with the things on earth. We have also received an inheritance in Christ. We were destined by the plan of God, who accomplishes everything according to his design. We are called to be an honor to God’s glory because we were the first to hope in Christ. You too heard the word of truth in Christ, which is the good news of your salvation. You were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit because you believed in Christ. The Holy Spirit is the down payment on our inheritance, which is applied toward our redemption as God’s own people, resulting in the honor of God’s glory.

+ Gradual Hymn

Holy Spirit, Truth Divine | UMH 465

Sing stanza one before the reading of the Gospel.
Sing stanza four after the reading of the Gospel.

1 Holy Spirit, Truth divine,
dawn upon this soul of mine;
Word of God and inward light,
wake my spirit, clear my sight.

4 Holy Spirit, Right divine,
King within my conscience reign;
be my Lord, and I shall be
firmly bound, forever free.

+ Gospel Lesson

Mark 6:14–29 | CEB

Herod the king heard about these things, because the name of Jesus had become well-known. Some were saying, “John the Baptist has been raised from the dead, and this is why miraculous powers are at work through him.” Others were saying, “He is Elijah.” Still others were saying, “He is a prophet like one of the ancient prophets.” But when Herod heard these rumors, he said, “John, whom I beheaded, has been raised to life.”

He said this because Herod himself had arranged to have John arrested and put in prison because of Herodias, the wife of Herod’s brother Philip. Herod had married her, but John told Herod, “It’s against the law for you to marry your brother’s wife!” So Herodias had it in for John. She wanted to kill him, but she couldn’t. This was because Herod respected John. He regarded him as a righteous and holy person, so he protected him. John’s words greatly confused Herod, yet he enjoyed listening to him.

Finally, the time was right. It was on one of Herod’s birthdays, when he had prepared a feast for his high-ranking officials and military officers and Galilee’s leading residents. Herod’s daughter Herodias came in and danced, thrilling Herod and his dinner guests. The king said to the young woman, “Ask me whatever you wish, and I will give it to you.” Then he swore to her, “Whatever you ask I will give to you, even as much as half of my kingdom.”

She left the banquet hall and said to her mother, “What should I ask for?”

“John the Baptist’s head,” Herodias replied.

Hurrying back to the ruler, she made her request: “I want you to give me John the Baptist’s head on a plate, right this minute.” Although the king was upset, because of his solemn pledge and his guests, he didn’t want to refuse her. So he ordered a guard to bring John’s head. The guard went to the prison, cut off John’s head, brought his head on a plate, and gave it to the young woman, and she gave it to her mother. When John’s disciples heard what had happened, they came and took his dead body and laid it in a tomb.

Sermon

+ Affirmation of Faith

Apostles' Creed | UMH 881

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.

+ Invitation, Confession & Peace

UMH 7

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.
Therefore, let us confess our sin before God and one another.

Merciful God,
we confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart.
We have failed to be an obedient church.
We have not done your will,
we have broken your law,
we have rebelled against your love,
we have not loved our neighbors,
and we have not heard the cry of the needy.
Forgive us, we pray.
Free us for joyful obedience,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

All pray in silence

Hear the good news:
Christ died for us while we were yet sinners;
that proves God's love toward us.
In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!

In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!

Glory to God. Amen.

Let us offer one another signs of reconciliation and love.

All, including the pastor, exchange signs and words of God's peace.

Offering

As forgiven and reconciled people,
Let us offer ourselves and our gifts to God.

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Offertory Anthem

The Heavens Are Telling | Beethoven

The heavens are telling the Lord’s endless glory, Through all the earth His praise is found. The seas re-echo the marvellous story: O man, repeat that glorious sound! The starry hosts He doth order and number, He fills the morning’s golden springs, He wakes the sun from his night-curtained slumber; O man, adore the King of Kings! The heavens are His and the earth knows His favor, His power in all things thou dost see; The Lord of hosts who for ever and ever Thy God and Father still shall be. He is thy Maker whose love shall not waver, a God of wisdom, ever kind; Praise Him and love Him with all thy endeavor, In Him salvation shalt thou find.

— Psalm 19

Doxology

UMH 95

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.

+ The Great Thanksgiving

Musical Setting D | UMH 23

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.

...

And so,
with your people on earth
and all the company of heaven
we praise your name and join their unending hymn:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

...

And so,
in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ,
we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving
as a holy and living sacrifice,
in union with Christ's offering for us,
as we proclaim the mystery of faith.

Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.

...

Through your Son Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church,
all honor and glory is yours, almighty Father,
now and forever.

Amen.

Communion Anthem

Draw us in the Spirit’s Tether | Harold Friedell

Draw us in the Spirit’s tether; For when humbly, in thy name, two or three are met together, Thou art in the midst of them: Alleluya! Alleluya! Touch we now thy garment’s hem. As the brethren used to gather in the name of Christ to sup, Then with thanks to God the Father Break the bread and bless the cup, Alleluya! Alleluya! So knit thou our friendship up. All our meals and all our living Make as sacraments of thee, That by caring, helping, giving, We may true disciples be. Alleluya! Alleluya! We will serve thee faithfully, we will serve thee faithfully.

— Percy Dearmer

Prayer After Communion

+ Closing Hymn

God of Grace and God of Glory | UMH 577

1 God of grace and God of glory,
on the people pour thy power;
crown thine ancient church's story,
bring her bud to glorious flower.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
for the facing of this hour,
for the facing of this hour.

2 Lo! the hosts of evil round us
scorn thy Christ, assail his ways!
Fears and doubts too long have bound us;
free our hearts to work and praise.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
for the living of these days,
for the living of these days.

3 Cure thy children's warring madness,
bend our pride to thy control;
shame our wanton, selfish gladness,
rich in things and poor in soul.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
lest we miss thy kingdom's goal,
lest we miss thy kingdom's goal.

4 Save us from weak resignation
to the evils we deplore;
let the search for thy salvation
be our glory evermore.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
serving thee whom we adore,
serving thee whom we adore.

+ Dismissal With Blessing

Postlude

Moderato, from Symphony X | Widor


Serving in Worship

  • Rev. Greg Moore
    Senior Pastor
  • Krysha Jamis
    Director of Caring and Senior Adult Ministries
  • Jonathan Sobel
    Pastor Intern
  • Dr. Filippa Duke
    Director of Music & Worship Arts
  • Bradley Burgess
    Associate Director of Music & Worship Arts
  • Pam Russell
    Director of Parents and Children's Ministries
  • Rosemary Ritzman
    Lector
  • Chancel Choir

Tithes & Offerings

Thank you for your ongoing gifts

Actual

Week of July 4

$23,975.00

Year to date total

$1,384,991.39

Goal

2022 Total Goal

$3,200,000.00

YTD % of 2022 goal

43.28%

Altar Flowers

The flowers on the altar are given to the glory of God; and in memory of Felton, Rose and Larry Tilley by Jan and Tommy Williams and their family.

Altar Flowers Opening: July 25

There is an opening for altar flowers on July 25. Multiple families, a Sunday School class, a Bible study class, or other group can join together to donate flowers for a Sunday. If interested, please contact Lee Blankenhorn at LeeKBlankenhorn@gmail.com or (919) 812-6912.