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Sunday, June 21, 2020 Worship Service



Third Sunday after Pentecost
The Original Congregational Church


Order of Worship





PRELUDE      “Peace”       Horace Silver (1928-2014)
Giulio Cetto, electric bass & Teddy Cetto,

OPENING HYMN No. 26    Praise to the Lord the Almighty, the King of Creation
Please rise, turn up your speaker, and sing along. There are two verses.

READING OF PSALM 86 (vs. 1-5, 8-10)
“Listen to me, O God, and answer me for I am poor and needy.”    Wrentham wRingers

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE “Jesus Calls for Abba—Daddy”
Hey everybody,
PK here.

Today is Father’s Day.
We think about all the things that Dads have taught us to do.

Take this baseboard for example.

We can sand it!

We can drill it!

We can hammer it!

We can paint it!

See this lawn mower? We can start it!

See this leaf blower? We can blow it!

See this grill? We can flip the burgers!

O wait, it’s baked beans!

Jesus had a Father on earth he called Joseph, he was a carpenter.

Jesus had a Father in Heaven he called “Abba” or “Daddy”

We all can be like Jesus when we call on God in prayer!

Dear Abba, thank you for loving me and showing me how to do amazing things! Amen.

ANTHEM 1 “Close Your Eyes” (1971) James Taylor (b.1948)
Eliana & Teddy Cetto, Ben Blakesley, guitar

Matthew 6:5, 9-13 “Pray in this Way”
And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. Pray then in this way: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not bring us to the time of trial, but rescue us from the evil one.

SERMON/PRAYER “You Can Do Wondrous Things”
Unconditional love, loves unconditionally. Love rejoices in seeing the other live, thrive and survive in a world that can throw everything at us, and sometimes it seems, all at once.

Jesus was very clear about instructing his disciples in how to pray. He would say to them don’t pray so much on street corners or in the impressive houses of faith for the purpose that others would see you and think you were being so faithful.

Instead, bring your daily prayers to God directly from your heart. Be in a place apart. There, you can begin to hear the unconditional love from God speaking to you. First you begin to hear this affirmation in your own prayer words of petition, intercession, thanksgiving and praise to God. And second, you receive the affirmation of God’s love in the quiet stillness away from the usually noisy world of society. There are a lot of voices competing for your attention.

Jesus is convinced that God loves to hear our voice when we pray. When we are feeling poor in spirit and in great need and can’t see our way forward, that’s the time to pray. Faith is the conviction in things not yet fully seen. God is great and does wondrous things.

Who can forgive the unforgivable? Who can love the unlovable? Who can gladden the soul of the inconsolable? Who will provide an answer in our time of trouble? Who can save all children from the shame that comes with hatred, violence, injustice, and unmerciful acts?

God alone is great and will do wondrous things. The world is crying in so many ways right now for so many things. Will God hear all our voices? Will God hear all our cries? Will God help us and comfort us? Jesus, how do we pray?

Jesus says, pray in this way:

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

CLOSING HYMN No. 418    Faith of Our Fathers Still Living
Please rise, turn up your speaker, and sing along. There are two verses.

POSTLUDE 1 “Father, Father” (2013)      Laura Mvula
Lorri & Teddy Cetto, for their Dad, Edward, Sr.

POSTLUDE 2 “Ornithology”    Charlie Parker (1920-1955)
Teddy & Giulio Cetto, electric bass


                                                         Happy Father’s Day