Zoom Invitation and Order of Worship for Sunday May 22, 2022 

Dear Friends of Pioneer,

REMINDER:  Worship is offered in the Sanctuary and on zoom .

Pastor Ginger Foster is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Pioneer UMC - Sunday Morning Worship
Time: May 22, 2022 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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                             PIONEER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH                                           

                                         May 22, 2022 at 10:00 AM
                                                5th Sunday of Eas1er
                                          - Festival of God's Creation -

  Hybrid worship starts up again TODAY!
        You can worship in-person in the sanctuary or online on Zoom.

               **On May 22nd join the service online with this link
       Or join by phone. Dial 1-(669)-900-9128 and enter the Meeting ID#. 
                                      Meeting ID#: 858 4997 7401
                   Questions? Call the office @ (530) 885-4196  or
                                       Pastor Ginger @ (559) 676-8719.
                                                 Order of Worship

Bells of Celebration
Prelude                                                                           Qi Qing Thorp, Pianist
Words of Welcome & News of the Church                    Pastor Ginger Foster

                                Easter Greeting:  Leader: Christ is Risen!
                                               People: He is Risen Indeed!

Responsive Call to Worship                                          Barbara Mandolfo, Liturgist
    One: Christ the Lord is Risen today!                                    
        All: Alleluia
    One: As I stand upon the Earth,                                           
        All: I know that I am part of a Circle.
   One: As I experience all the beauty of God’s creation,    
        All: I know that I am part of a Circle.
    One: As I look into the eyes of babies and elders,            
        All: I know that I am part of a Circle.
    One: As I feel the sun or the rain upon my face,           
        All: I know that I am part of a Circle.
    One: As I look into the eyes of strangers,                          
        All: I know that I am part of a Circle.
    One: With each breath I take, with each day I live,        
         All: I know I am part of a Circle.
    One: Laughter and tears mingle to remind us that we are all part of a Circle.
        All: That Circle is the Earth. That Circle is the People.
               That Circle is Life.
    One: Christ the Lord is Risen today!                                   
        All: Alleluia  

 |Adapted from Rev. Dr. Thom White Wolf Fassett| UMW’s 2008-2009 mission study on Native American Survival| Native American Ministries Sunday Liturgy| resourceumc.org|
Opening Hymn             “Many and Great, O God”              #148 (red hymnal)
                                                                                                        Vs. 1 & 2

Offering Our Gifts & Lives to God
      Invitation to Give
      Offertory                                                                   Qi Qing Thorp, Pianist
     Doxology         “Praise God, from Whom                        #95 (red hymnal)
                                All Blessings Flow”                                   Sing once

Offering Our Prayers to God
      Sharing Our Joys and Concerns:       
            Concerns:      Lord in Your Mercy   “Hear our Prayers”
                    Joys:     In Grateful Praise     “Thanks be to God”
      Time of Personal Prayer                                          Dave Hogge, Guitarist
      Pastoral Prayer
      Lord’s Prayer:
         Eternal Spirit, Earth-maker, Pain-bearer, Life-giver,
            Source of all that is and that shall be,
         Father and Mother of us all, Loving God, in whom is heaven:
       The hallowing of your name echo through the universe!
         The way of your justice be followed by the peoples of the world!
          Your heavenly will be done by all created beings!
          Your commonwealth of peace and freedom sustain our hope
             and come on earth.
          With the bread we need for today, feed us.
          In the hurts we absorb from one another, forgive us.
          In times of temptation and test, strengthen us.
          From trials too great to endure, spare us. From the grip
             of all that is evil, free us.
          For you reign in the glory of the power that is love,
             now and for ever.  Amen.

                            |”The New Zealand Anglican Lord’s Prayer”|
         The New Zealand Book of Prayer, He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa|
             Native American Ministries Sunday Liturgy| resourceumc.org|

Hymn of Preparation  “All Things Bright and Beautiful”  #147 (red hymnal)
                                                                                                    Vs. 1, 2, 3 & 4  

Scripture Reading      “Litany for Creation”       Barbara Mandolfo, Liturgist
                                                                                    & Ginger Foster, Pastor

Hymn of Preparation           “What a Wonderful World”             (See screen)
                                              Sung by Louie Armstrong

Message               “Make Us Wise –                                Pastor Ginger Foster
                                Help Us Learn the Lessons (Part 2)”              
                               Easter Series: “We Are Witnesses.”

Reflection on the Scripture Passages/Questions for private worship at home:
  Psalm 24
  1 The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it,
  2 for he has founded it on the seas and established it on the rivers.
3 Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place?
4 Those who have clean hands and pure hearts who do not lift up their souls
        to what is false and do not swear deceitfully.
5 They will receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from the God
        of their salvation.
6 Such is the company of those who seek him, who seek the face
        of the God of Jacob.
           The Creator made all that is, and proclaimed that 'it is good.'
           Creator, help us to discover in all you have made in Nature,
               the good wisdom about the interconnectedness of all things,
               about balance and about living in harmony.
           We are not above nature, we are part of Creation; we live
               by the same laws as all of nature and need to learn
               from what God has made.
            Creator, help us discover the power that lies in the wisdom
                and understanding of our role in the Great Mystery, and in honoring
               every living thing as a teacher.
            Creator God, may our spirits be in harmony with yours.
          | Native American Ministries Sunday Resources| resourceumc.org|

Closing Hymn                “How Great Thou Art”                    #77 (red hymnal)
                                                                                                        Vs. 1 & 2

Unison Benediction                                              Barbara Mandolfo, Liturgist

   May the sun bring you new energy by day, may the moon softly restore
        you by night,
  May the rain wash away your worries, may the breeze blow new
         strength into your being,
  May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty
         all the days of your life.  Amen. 


  |Apache Blessing|Native American Ministries Sunday Liturgy| resourceumc.org|

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