Dear Friends,

Join us for worship on this Third Sunday after Pentecost, 13 June 2021. 
The service will premier at 2:00 p.m. due to Church Council and the updating of my video editor. 
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George Reed
Interim Pastor
First Congregational United Church of Christ
June 13, 2021, 10:00 am
The Third Sunday after Pentecost
Rev. George Reed



The Light Calls Us to Worship Steve Hohler and Natalie Link

Prelude Kelley Georgiafandis

* Call Worship Pauline Malone

God called us forth in the beginning of creation.

God continues to call us to become God’s likeness.

We have been blessed with the wonder of God’s image.

We will share that image by our loving acts of kindness.

God’s glory is for all of God’s children.

We will help others to know of their value to God and to us.

*Prayer for the Day

Let us pray:

O God who created us in your own image and likeness:

Grant us the wisdom to take pride in who you made us to be

and not in the vain things we have adorned our lives with. Amen.

Passing of the Peace

The peace of Christ be with you!

And also with you!

*Hymn of Praise All People That on Earth Do Dwell

All people that on earth do dwell,

sing out your faith with cheerful voice.

Delight in God whose praise you tell,

whose presence calls you to rejoice.

The Scriptures

First Reading Psalm 20

Gospel Mark 4:26-34

The Sermon When is Pride Not a Sin?

Music for Silent Reflection

The Offering

The Prayers of the People

Adoration (silent prayer)

Confession (silent prayer)

Thanksgiving (silent prayer)

Supplication (silent prayer)

Lord’s Prayer (using ‘sins’ p. 9c)

*Hymn of Consecration Creator God, Creating Still

Creator God, creating still

by will and work and deed.

Pour out your love on us, through us,

make this a holy place.

Dismissal with Blessing


We welcome our visitors today.


WELCOME KELLEY! – We welcome Kelley Georgiafandis this morning, filling in for Peggy. It is always a pleasure to have you sharing your music with us!

CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING – There will be a Church Council meeting immediately after service today in the Sanctuary.

SECOND SUNDAY SHARING – We are collecting Spaghetti & Pasta Sauces and Boxed Meals for June’s Angel’s Closet, June 19, 9:00-Noon at the BHCC. Please place your donations in the cart in the Narthex. Your generosity means so much to those in need in our community.

MEAL OF THE MONTH FOR JUNE – The Meal of the Month for June is brought to you by the Diaconate. It will be a Summer Picnic Lunch! Hot Dog/Bun, Chips. Fruit Salad, Macaroni Salad and a Cookie! Orders will be taken June 6-20. Meals will be delivered to the Sanctuary after service on June 27. Envelopes are available in the Narthex. Place your orders in the offering plate. The cost is only $5.00! Thank you for supporting this important fundraiser!

JULY OF BASKET OF THE MONTH – The July Basket of the Month is a Patriotic Holiday Basket! Tickets are on sale ($2.00 for 1 and $5.00 for 3). Tickets are on sale June 13 to July 4 with the drawing after service on July 4. The winner of the June Father’s Day Grilling Basket was Linda Phillips.

 FLOWERS FOR THE ALTAR – If you would like to place flowers on the altar in honor or memory of a loved one, please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex. The flowers may be fresh or artificial. If you are bringing fresh flowers, we ask that you have them to the church by 9:30am on that Sunday. Artificial flowers may be dropped off during office hours – 9:00-Noon on Mondays and Thursdays.

This Week:

June 13 10:00 Worship

11:00 Church Council

June 14 9:00 BHCC Board

June 19 9:00 – Noon Angel Closet (BHCC)

Next Week:

June 20 10:00 Worship/Father’s Day

 June 23 7:00 Search Committee Meeting

Church e-mail address: bh1stcong@gmail.com

Church phone number: 419 588 2102

Web Site: www.thebigwhitechurch.com





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