Third Sunday After Pentecost
June 13, 2021 Outdoor Worship Bulletin

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Gathering for God’s Word


Choral Introit

#2015, “Bless His Holy Name”


Bless the Lord, O my soul

And all that is within me

Bless His holy name

For He has done great things,

He has done great things

He has done Great things

Bless His holy name


 Welcome & Announcements


Call to Worship

[based on Psalm 103: 1-5]

Leader: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me,
People: Bless his holy name.

Leader: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all his benefits—

People: He who forgives all our iniquities,  who heals all our diseases, who redeems our lives from the Pit,  who crowns us with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies us with good as long as we live so that our youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

Leader: Let us worship our great Lord!

Preparing for God's Word

Hymn of Adoration

#35, “Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty”


Praise ye the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy health and salvation!
All ye who hear, now to His temple draw near;
Join me in glad adoration.

Praise ye the Lord, who o'er all things so wondrously reigneth,
Shelters thee under His wings, yea, so gently sustaineth!
Hast thou not seen how thy desires e'er have been
Granted in what He ordaineth?


Praise ye the Lord, oh, 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 for aye we adore Him.



Prayer of Confession 

All: Most gracious and merciful God, we confess that time after time we enter your presence with countless prayers but with hearts that have been closed to your grace. We have lifted our hands to you in praise, but our feet have still walked in the ways of evil. We have rehearsed your commandments but have refused to see your face in the needs of our neighbor. We pray, Lord, that you forgive our lack of faith and pardon our acts of selfishness. Grant us the healing that comes from your presence and the cleansing of your all-powerful Word,
through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.


Assurance of Pardon

[based on 1 Timothy 15, 17]

Leader: Hear the Good News… words you may trust.. words that merit full acceptance:
Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.

People: To all who confess their sins and resolve to lead a new life, he says, “Your sins are forgiven.”
Leader: Jesus also says, “Follow me.”
People: Now to the one who rules all worlds, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever.  Praise God.


Hearing God's Word

Children's Message


Prayer of Illumination




"Psalm 20...Saint, Sinner & Human"


Responding to God’s Word

Affirmation of Faith

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 Ghost,

born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, dead, and buried.

He descended into hell.

The third day he rose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven,

and sitteth on 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 Ghost,

the holy catholic Church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.


Hymn of Response

#837, “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”


What a fellowship, what a joy divine,
Leaning on the Everlasting Arms!
What a blessedness, what a peace is mine,
Leaning on the Everlasting Arms!


Leaning, leaning

Safe and secure from all alarms

Leaning, leaning,

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms

O how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way,

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms!
O how bright the path grows from day to day,
Leaning on the Everlasting Arms!

What have I to dread, what have I to fear,
Leaning on the Everlasting Arms!
I have blessed peace with my Lord so near,
Leaning on the Everlasting Arms!



Benediction Response

#2066, “Praise the Name of Jesus”


Praise the name of Jesus

Praise the name of Jesus

He's my Rock

He's my Fortress

He's my Deliverer

In Him will I trust

Praise the name of Jesus

Union Presbyterian Church

5615 Union Road, Gastonia, NC 28056

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