Bellport United Methodist Church
Sunday, June 23, 2024
He who abides in love, abides in God.

Sunday Church Service Bulletin

 

Bellport United Methodist Church

185 S. Country Rd., Bellport, NY 11713 ~ 631-286-0525

June 23, 2024

5th Sunday After Pentecost, Year B

 

Welcome!
The Bellport UMC family welcomes visitors from all backgrounds. You are invited to join us for our fellowship hour following the service. For childcare, large print hymnals, or directions to our accessible access (elevator), please see any of our ushers. Our current newsletter and church brochure with upcoming events are available in the entry area and Fellowship Hall. We hope you will feel God’s presence with us, and we invite you to join us again. We invite members and guests to sign in at the entrance area. Thank you!

 


IMPORTANT CHURCH MEETINGS

Bible & Healing Prayer Service: Monday – Friday 7:15 AM on Zoom

Women’s Bible Study: Monday 7 PM at Ellen Horn’s Home
Men’s Bible Study: Every Monday at 12:15 PM On Zoom
Youth Bible Class: Every Wednesday, 7: 30 PM On Zoom

Men’s Breakfast: 2nd Saturdays (7/13, 9 AM) at the Church

Choir for Worship: Thursdays at 7 PM, Sundays at 9 AM.

Finance Committee: 7/9, 7 PM

Church Council Meeting: 7/16, 7:30 PM, using Zoom

Trustee Meeting: 7/10, 7:30PM.
Staff Pastor Parish Relationship: 7/21, Sunday, 10:40 AM after service

Worship Team & Ushers Meeting: 2nd Sundays at 8:45AM

Stewardship Committee:                Outreach: 



Thank you for your Food Pantry Donations: the Drop Box is available

Please Sign Up for Coffee Hour using the Sign-up Sheet. Thank You!

The Thrift Shop is open Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays,

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

June 23rd: Pastor Lydia’s last Sunday

June 23rd: Rev. Julia Yim, DS’s Farewell at 4 pm, Bible UMC 

July 7, Communion Sunday, Welcome Our New Pastor!


WE GATHER AND PRAISE

 

PRELUDE & QUIET MEDITATION

WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS

CENTERING: THE LIGHT OF CHRIST CANDLE

INTROIT

Call To Worship (Psalm 9)

Leader: Put your trust in God, who knows our names.

People: The Holy One does not forsake those who seek God.

Leader: Be gracious to us, Holy One.

People: For You are the One who lifts us from the storm.

Leader: We praise You every time in space.

All: We rejoice that Your hand guides us.

Opening Hymn: UMH #369. Blessed Assurance (v. 1~3)

1. Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! O what a foretaste of glory divine!

Heir of salvation, purchase of God, born of his Spirit, washed in his blood.

Refrain: This is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long;

this is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long.

 
 
Opening Prayer

All: Holy Breath of Life, we enter this space searching for sacred peace. May the winds of this hour be quiet and calming. May the waters of this day be as peaceful as a pond. May our hearts find the tranquility we desire. May we fill the air with sweet songs of joy. Amen.

 

WE PROCLAIM AND RESPOND 

Prayer of Confession (2 Corinthians 6)

All: Holy Generosity of Spirit, You are the fountain of salvation. From Your love, we see peace and comfort. We yearn to extend the beauty of Your grace to our neighbors, instead of hoarding it for ourselves. We long to remove the obstacles to Your care from neighbors that need a helping hand, even when it requires heavy lifting. We seek to offer mercy to all Your children, even when our struggles cloud our vision. Open our hearts to the needs of our neighbors that we may be agents of Your grace and messengers of Your peace. Amen.

 

Silent Prayer

Words of Assurance

LeaderFrom the great fountain of salvation, find peace in God’s grace. Even amidst the hardships and storms of life, God’s love carries us to safe harbors. Receive the unconditional love of God with hearts filled with joy. Like Christ, who says, “Peace!” in the middle of the storm, may our greetings bring peace to the spirits of our neighbors.

Passing the Peace of Christ

All: Peace be with you!

 

Ministry Of Music: “The Presence of God” by Jay Althouse

Time with Children and The Lord's Prayer

Scripture Reading: Romans 5:1-5 Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. 3And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.
 
Gospel Reading (Please rise if you are able)Mark 4:35-41   Jesus Stills a Storm

On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, ‘Let us go across to the other side.’ And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. A great gale arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, ‘Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?’ He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, ‘Peace! Be still!’ Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. He said to them, ‘Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?’ And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, ‘Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?’

Liturgist: This is the Word of God for the people of God.

People: Thanks be to God!

People’s Response in Music: UMH #71“Glory be to the Father,” and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, it is now and ever shall be, a world without end. Amen.

The Message: “Jesus Calms Storms In Our Sufferings: Let us Boast about what Jesus Has Been Doing!”          Rev. Lydia Han

Hymn of response: UMH # 377 “It is Well with My Soul” (vs. 1, 2)

1. When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, 

when sorrows like sea billows roll; whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say,

It is well, it is well with my soul.

Refrain: It is well with my soul, it is well, it is well with my soul.

2. Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
let this blest assurance control,
that Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
and hath shed his own blood for my soul.

Prayers of the People – Your Joys & Concerns
You may offer up a prayer of thanksgiving, followed by “This is my prayer, O Lord.”

The church family will respond, saying, “Lord, hear our prayer.”

 page6image49609136Peoples Response in music: UMH #71 “Glory be to the Father” and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, it is now and ever shall be, a world without end. Amen. 

INVITATION TO THE OFFERING 

UMH # 431 “Let There be Peace on Earth” (V. 1)

The Doxology UMH #95 “Praise God, from Whom ...”

Offering Prayer

We are always rejoicing, Holy One, for Your many gifts in our lives. Even when we have nothing, You make us feel as if we have everything. May these gifts usher peace into our world, that all may know of Your love and touch Your grace. Amen.

 

 

WE GO FORTH

Closing Praise  130 “God Will Take Care of You” (v. 1~4) 

Be not dismayed whate'er betide, God will take care of you;

beneath his wings of love abide, God will take care of you.

Refrain: God will take care of you, through every day, o'er all the way;

he will take care of you, God will take care of you.

Commissioning & Benediction Psalm 139, Mark 2–3

Leader: May the breezes of the Spirit calm our hearts 

People: as we share God’s presence with the world. Leader: May the peace of Christ pacify our engulfed minds,

 

People: As we go to care for our neighbors.

Leader: The Holy One is our source of peace,

People: Today and forevermore. Amen.

Choral Response

 


JOIN US FOR COFFEE HOUR FELLOWSHIP.

THANK YOU FOR WORSHIPING WITH US

AND WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN!


 

CHURCH SERVICE: Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
CHURCH OFFICE
Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

TELEPHONE631-286-0525
CHURCH WEBSITE & SUNDAY BULLETIN: www.umcbellport.org

CHURCH EMAIL: bellportumc@optimum.net
ZOOM MEETING LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6312860525
DIAL BY PHONE:16465588656 then 6312860525#
PASTOR: Rev. Lydia Han 646-464-2215 revlydiahan@gmail.com

LITURGIST: Scott Munson

MUSIC: Lynn Hoag & Choir       PIANO: Dan Fogel
COFFEE HOUR: The Morses
USHERS: Bruce Groh, Bill Morse, and Youth
YOUTH & CHILDREN: Lori Labalsamo and Bill Morse

TECHNOLOGY: Barbara Pannhurst, Bill Lang, Samuel Han
CHURCH FACEBOOKhttps://www.facebook.com/bellportmethodist.church.5 PRESCHOOL: 631-286-2498, www.BellportPreschool.com
THRIFT SHOP: 631-286-0746https://www.facebook.com/UmcBellportFiddlersGreen


 

Sympathy Prayers for the Carl (Sheryl) Moodt family.

Prayers: Rescue and recovery for victims of natural disasters & wars, Peace of the World, Revival of the Church, Prayers for healing and strength: Rachel Langert and her parents, Henry and Rosemarie Gonzalez, Katherine Wright, Mark and Lois Barton (Bristal, Sayville), Joe Harder (Jr.), Jack Antos & family, the Downs family, Tess Mouquin, Peter & Barbara Berman (Village Walk at Patchogue), Doris Lundegard, Kristin Quatrale, Sheryl Moodt and family for the passing of Carl Moodt, Donna and Carl Catandella, the Vander Zalm family, Lillian Muttitt and family, Dorothy Vogel and family, Prayers for young adults including: Andrew, Ethan, Amy and Seann, Shelby, Derek, Diana, Oliver, David and Samuel; the Pastor & the family, and all Church affiliated people.

Prayers for COOP Churches (Cooperative Parish): United Methodist Churches of South Shore, & UM churches/All the churches worldwide


 Send offering checks by mail:

“Bellport United Methodist Church”
PO Box 460, Bellport, NY 11713
By ZELLE: bellportumc@optimum.net, Tel: 631-205-4050