Potsdam United Methodist Church
Where we let Jesus shine! Where we invite, love and nurture ALL!
Sunday Worship
11:00am Service
12:00pm Fellowship
Pastor Rev. Sue Wenner
Secretary Donna McDonald
Office Hours: Tu-Th 9am-12pm

June 28th, 2020 - 4th Sunday after Pentecost : God has a Word for God's people, how do we perceive it?

Prelude: Tambling: Reverie

Greeting and Pastoral Prayer

Welcoming Lord, You have often come into our lives with refreshing waters of grace for our journey of life. We rejoice that You are ever mindful of our needs, before we even pray or ask. Send forth Your Holy Spirit to renew our souls like a cold, clear glass of water that quenches our thirst on a dry, and weary day. During this time of worship, center our hearts, our souls, and our minds on Your Presence with us as we lift to you the prayers of our hearts. We know You promise to hear our prayers, always, and in confidence,

We come to pray for: Our Church, for it's leaders and congregation Our world and our country our loved ones - keep them: keep them in health, in safety, in comfort, in Your care Keep us, also and send forth Your Holy Spirit of truth, of comfort, and of power for any among us who feel constrained, or emotionally distressed by our time and era for any who need to know Your love for them in this hurting world.

We also lift to You those who need comfort as they mourn their loved ones. Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit, The comforter, who would remind us of Your promises that Nothing in life, or in Death, things present, nor things to come, nor angel or demons within our lives, nor anything in all of creation will ever be able to separate us from Your love in Jesus the Christ, our Lord.

The Lord's Prayer

Opening Hymn: FWS 2149 Living for Jesus

Call to Worship: Psalm 13: 5 -6 [adapted]

  • Pastor: Trust in God's steadfast love;
  • People: Our hearts shall rejoice in God's salvation.
  • Pastor: Sing to the Lord;
  • People: We will sing because God has dealt bountifully with us.

Choral Anthem: Runestad: Alleluia performed by Gondwana Chorale

Unison Prayer:

God of our lives, we desire peace and safety within our lives, that is our prayer. We praise You for the promises that You are with us even when our lives reflect discord and sorrow. Open our eyes to know that You are guiding us, and that You are leading us with Your love. Teach us how to share the spiritual and tangible refreshing water that You provide for us and for others. Help us understand when we share our waters with others, our souls are refreshed. Grant us knowledge of Your ways, and Your blessings that fall upon us. Enliven our hearts, our souls, and our minds to seek Your refreshing waters that relieve our thirst in this struggling world. Send Your Holy Spirit to remind us of Your ways and Your Word to encourage us in this broken world we live in.

Hymn: No. 408 The Gift Of Love

Gospel Reading and message Matthew 10: 40-42 God has a Word for God's people, how do we perceive it?

Closing Hymn: No. 420 Breathe on Me Breath of God


  • Pastor: As God continually welcomes us into God's Kingdom;
  • People: So we welcome others to share in God's grace.
  • Pastor: As God sends refreshing waters to us in our journey and life;
  • People: Jesus asks all to share that water with others.
  • Pastor: God sends God's word to God's people for their good;
  • People: The Holy Spirit reminds us of God's promises and Word for us.
  • Pastor: God wants us to know Truth.
  • People: May the Holy Spirit of Truth guide us and strengthen us.
  • Pastor: God's presence goes with us;
  • People: May we live in the presence of God throughout our journey.
  • Pastor: God blesses us;
  • People: May we see God's blessings toward us and share them with others.

Postlude: Postlude on Ellacombe, arranged and played by Jason D. Payne