Dear Pioneer UMC Friends,

          This Sunday, March 29, we will be holding online worship (thru Zoom) with Pioneer United Methodist Church.  I understand that many of us are not online, so this Order of Worship is designed so it can be used at home, with or without the internet.

          I encourage you to set aside time to worship at our usual time, Sunday @ 10:00, then we will be worshiping TOGETHER (in a different way).   If you are alone at home, then try having a worship buddy, call a friend to join you.

         If you do not know the tunes of the hymns and thus cannot sing them easily, please draw inspiration from the words alone.

        If you are online and the church has your email address (you should have received several eNotes by now) you will receive a Zoom invitation to join me for worship online Sunday at 10:00 am. Click on or copy the link in the invitation to be taken to our “meeting”.  Questions? Call me before Sunday at 10:00 am and we will try to figure it out.

 

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Come Worship "together" online this Sunday!

No hugs, no handshaking, but we should be able to see each other!
Most importantly, we can "gather" for worship.


Pastor Ginger Foster is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Pioneer UMC Sunday Morning Worship
Time: Mar 29, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/741915782

Meeting ID: 741 915 782


To join worship on Zoom at 10:00 am on Sunday, find the URL address
above under the words "Join Zoom Meeting". If the address is in color,
doubleclick on that link. If it is in black print, you need to copy
and paste that address into your browser. That will take
you to the Zoom window. Follow the prompts. You want video, and
audio, when they ask.

If you want more guidance, there is a YouTube video that shows how
to show up for a Zoom meeting. Go to:  https://youtu.be/hIkCmbvAHQQ

Call if you have questions.

Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday,
Pastor Ginger

 

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Fifth Sunday of Lent - Sunday, March 29, 2020

Order of Worship
 

Meditation   
“For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words.”
(Romans 8: 24-26)

Lenten Call to Worship
On the first Sunday of Lent, we remembered our faith in Jesus Christ to help us resist the temptations of the world.
 
On the second Sunday of Lent, we remembered our hope in Jesus Christ to teach us again how to love, how to break down walls, and to build bridges.
 
On the third Sunday of Lent, we remembered our faith in Jesus Christ that his presence is with us and that we are not alone.
 
On the fourth Sunday of Lent, we remembered our trust in Jesus Christ that God will always remain faithful, even when we lack faith.
 
Today, on the fifth Sunday of Lent, we remember we have been born into a world of sin. We try to do the right thing, but at times we fail, and temptation seems to win. At other times, we seem to drown in our failures, believing nothing good can come from us. We forget that God has called us to repent, and that God remembers our sins no more.
 
We remember our trust in Jesus Christ that our sins are forgiven, when we repent and turn back to God.
 
Prayer
Loving God, help us to turn back to you when we stray. As we journey towards the cross this Lenten season, help us to repent from where we have gone wrong. Amen
 
Hymn                      Spirit of the Living God                                         #393 (Red Hymnal)
                                               Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me
                                               Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.
                                               Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me.
                                               Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.
Prayers of . . .
       Confession                              Admit mistakes; ask for forgiveness.
       Petition/Discernment               Asking for help and guidance for yourself. Listening.
       Intercession                             Asking help for others.
       Gratitude                                 Express your thankfulness.


Lord’s Prayer
Hymn                       Spirit of the Living God                                        (See above)
 
Scripture                                Romans 8: 13-19, 24-32, 35, 37-39 (NRSV)
13 for if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. 15 For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16 it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ—if, in fact, we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.
 
18 I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God; 24 For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. 27 And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
 
28 We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn within a large family.30 And those whom he predestined he also called; and those whom he called he also justified; and those whom he justified he also glorified.
 
31 What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? 32 He who did not withhold his own Son, but gave him up for all of us, will he not with him also give us everything else? 35 Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?  37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
 
Hymn                We Shall Overcome                                           # 533 (Red Hymnal) Vs. 1 & 5
     1. We shall overcome, we shall overcome, we shall overcome someday!
                               Oh, deep in my heart I do believe we shall overcome someday!
     5. The Lord will see us through, the Lord will see us through, the Lord will see us through someday!
                               Oh, deep in my heart I do believe the Lord will see us through someday!
 
Reflection                               “Nothing Separates Us”
Reflect on these questions related to the Romans scripture:
What does it mean to “live according to the flesh”? “Live by the Spirit”?
How do we avoid having a spirit of slavery today and falling back into fear?
What reminds you that you are a child of God, and joint heir with Christ?
What do you hope for that you cannot see? How do you wait with patience?
How has the Spirit helped you in your weakness? Helped you pray?
How will “all things work together for good” in our present situation?
How do you feel separated from the love of Christ? How can you change that?
What then are we to do about these words?
                       
Closing Prayer                                              (Howard Thurman - #489 Red Hymnal)

 

O Holy God,
      open unto me
            light for my darkness,
            courage for my fear,
            hope for my despair.
O loving God,
      open unto me
            wisdom for my confusion,
            forgiveness for my sins,
            love for my hate.
O God of peace,
      open unto me
            peace for my turmoil,
            joy for my sorrow,
            strength for my weakness.
O generous God,
      open my heart
            to receive all your gifts.
Amen.
 


 
Hymn                     Do, Lord, Remember Me                           #378 (Red Hymnal) Vs. 1-3 & 5
                1. Do, Lord, do, Lord, do Lord, remember me;
                    do, Lord, do Lord, do Lord, remember me;
                    do, Lord, do, Lord, do, Lord, remember me;
                    singing do, Lord, remember me.
 
               2. I took Jesus as my Savior, do, Lord, remember me;
                   I took Jesus as my Savior, do, Lord, remember me;
                   I took Jesus as my Savior, do, Lord, remember me;
                   singing do, Lord, remember me.
 
               3. When Im in trouble, do, Lord, remember me;
                   when Im in trouble, do, Lord, remember me;
                   when Im in trouble, do, Lord, remember me;
                   singing do, Lord, remember me.
 
               5. I got a home in gloryland, that outshines the sun;
                   I got a home in gloryland, that outshines the sun;
                   I got a home in gloryland,
                   that outshines the sun;
                   singing do, Lord, remember me.