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Zoom Invitation and Order of Worship for February 21, 2021 

Dear Friends of Pioneer,

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

Topic: Pioneer UMC - Sunday Morning Worship
Time: Feb 21, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Pioneer United Methodist Church                February 21, 2021 (10:00 am)  

Order of Worship                                      First Sunday of Lent
Bells of Celebration
Prelude                                   Qi Qing & David Thorp, Piano & Viola Duet             
Words of Welcome                                                       Pastor Ginger Foster
Gift of Music                                                                  Nancy Thym, Harpist
Unison Call to Worship                                                 Carl Swain, Liturgist         
     Again and again, God meets us where we are. God’s love knows no
      bounds, which is hard for us to understand and easy for us to forget. 
      I worship we remember together that we are not alone.  And in a
      unified voice, we once again ask for God’s grace. God was with
      Jesus at his baptism.   God was with him in the wilderness, and even
      in between, God was there, saying aloud, “This is my beloved.”
      If you hear nothing else today, hear this: God is  here. God sees you.
      God knows you. God meets you at the edge of every new beginning,
      and God calls you beloved. We are washed by the water. We are called
      beloved. Thanks be to God for a love like that.  Amen.
                     |Again & Again-Words for Worship |Written by: Sarah Are
                                       (Adapted) |SANCTIFIEDART.ORG|
Opening Hymn               “There’s a Song”                #2141 (black hymnal)
                                                                                          Sing v. 1 twice.              
Offering Our Gifts & Lives to God 
     Mission Moment                                          
      Invitation to Give
      Offertory                                                              Qi Qing Thorp, Pianist
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                                                                                     
Scripture Reading         1st Corinthians 13: 1-13        Carl Swain, Liturgist
Hymn of Preparation          “The Gift of Love”                #408 (red hymnal)
                                                                                                    Vs. 1 & 3
Message/Reflection        “When All Else Fails,        Pastor Jackie Turner,
                                               There is Love”                   Acres of Hope
Reflection on the Scripture Passages/Questions for private worship at home:
      There is a love that never fails. A love that reaches into the heart of where we are and calls us redeemed, chosen, worthy, and claimed. We are taught we love because God first loved us, in knowing such a love, what do we do to reveal that love. Join Pastor Jackie in diving deep into the heart of what
love is, as she explores 1st Corinthians 13: 1-13 and shares with us about Acres of Hope, a ministry helping mothers transform their lives.       
      If you cannot join us online, here is a brief description providing a glimpse of what is happening at Acres of Hope, and the part we play:
“I broke trust, with everyone I encountered. They trusted me, the real me, but the addict I had become was untrustworthy. Who could love someone like that. Who could love someone with a past like that.
I never knew a love like this existed.
I didn’t know how to love my son, I didn’t have parents just a cycle of systems. Those places taught me rules, and to be tough, and manipulate to get my way. The one thing they didn’t teach me, was how to love. I didn’t know how to love myself, or my child.”

      Each day at Acres of Hope we hear the reflections spoken to us about the lives our residents have seen. The places they have been. The suffering, trauma, and losses they have endured. Many of the stories are so overwhelming and heartbreaking we’re left wondering how they survived. Yet each day we also watch as those who have transformed and have experienced a renewed life share their stories. The difference in each story is the power of change, the power of hope discovered… what is at the core of those redeemed stories that bring smiles to our faces, and warms the hearts of those who listen. At the core we found you.  When you volunteer, donate, mentor, or become an angel grandparent, it is you our families see pouring out love to them. You become a part of their redemption story…
      The reflections that our families see through you shows them ultimately how big God’s love is for them. One mother said recently, “It’s amazing strangers love like this, I mean they don’t even know me, but they love me”.
                              |March 7, 2020|Strangers Love Like This|
                       |stories-of-hope |
Closing Hymn            Together We Serve”             #2175 (black hymnal)
                                                                                             Vs. 1, 2 & 4                
Unison Benediction                                                    Carl Swain, Liturgist

      As we leave this time,
      May our mouths speak of God’s goodness.
      May our arms hold those in need.
      May our feet walk toward justice.
      May our hearts trust their worth.
      May our souls dance in God’s grace
      And may this be our rhythm—
      Again and again and again,
      Until God’s promised day.
      In the name of the Lover, the Beloved, and Love itself,
      Go with courage, go with heart, go in peace.  Amen.
                 |Again & Again-Words for Worship |Written by: Sarah Are
                                 (Adapted) |SANCTIFIEDART.ORG|
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