Zoom Invitation and Order of Worship for August 1, 2021 

Dear Friends of Pioneer,

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

Topic: Pioneer UMC - Sunday Morning Worship
Time: August 1, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 858 4997 7401

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Meeting ID: 858 4997 7401
Pioneer United Methodist Church                         August 1, 2021 (10:00 am)
                                                                                                                                                             Order of Worship
                                        Tenth Sunday of Pentecost           
                    Questions? Call Nancy Marchinek @ (530) 320-7484
                               or Pastor Ginger @ (559) 676-8719.
                     **On August 1 join the service online with this link
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                                    Meeting ID#: 858 4997 7401

Bells of Invitation
Prelude                            David Thorp & Qi Qing Thorp, Viola & Piano Duet                                                                                                          
Words of Welcome                                                         Pastor Ginger Foster                                                                                                
Unison Call to Worship                                           Glen Cleveland, Liturgist
   Here we come to the table again, the holy table set for us unholy saints.
  Here we come, the broken-hearted, the unemployed, the fearful ones, 
      the guilty ones,
     the lonely, the anxious, the despairing, the grief-stricken.
  Here we come, men and women, children and parents, poor and rich,
      rolling and walking,
     left and right, short and tall, every color and class imaginable.
  Here we come, because we’re hungry, used up, worn down, tired out,
      hung up,
     cast off, stressed out, turned off, put down, lost!
  Here we come.  Amen.
                                |“Here We Come” by James E. Magaw |
                            From “Alive Now!, May-June 1997,” page 19 |
                                   Copyright 1997 by The Upper Room |
Gift of Music             “Come and Find                  Regeneses, Sierra Pines
                                            the Quiet Center”         UMC Band                         
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 Prayer"
            Joys:                 In Grateful Praise          “Thanks be to God”
      Time of Personal Prayer                                        Dave Hogge, Guitarist
      Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer                                                                            
Scripture Reading              Mark 14: 22-25             Glen Cleveland, Liturgist
Reading               “A Meal by Any Other Name”               By Dean McIntyre   
                         |“A Meal By Any Other Name” by Dean McIntyre |
             Copyright 2006, The General Board of Discipleship of the UMC |
Hymn                         “One Bread, One Body”                  #620 (red hymnal)
                                                                                                     Vs. 2 & 3                
Scripture Reading             Mark 13: 33                   Glen Cleveland, Liturgist
Reading                            “Yeast Thoughts”                          By Mike Hodge
                     |“Yeast Thoughts” by Mike Hodge | From “Alive Now!,
    September-October 1976,” page 4-5 | Copyright 1976 by The Upper Room |Hymn                               “Let Us Be Bread”                #2260 (black hymnal)
                                                                                                 Sing twice               
Scripture Reading        I Corinthians 10: 14-17      Glen Cleveland, Liturgist
Reading                           “Grandma’s Bread”                       By Sandy Bryan
                   |“Grandma’s Bread” by Sandy Bryan | From “Alive Now!,
      September-October 1976,” page 9 | Copyright 1976 by The Upper Room
Hymn                “Let Us Break Bread Together”                #618 (red hymnal)
                                                                                                      Vs. 1 & 2

Reading                                                               By Bishop William Willimon
Reflection on the Reading for private worship at home:
  Why has Communion, especially the attempt to define Christ’s presence, been divisive? Our divisions are no more evident than at a table and the people you would eat with and wouldn’t eat with. We’re smart enough to know that eating is a very intimate activity. You take care whom you invite to dinner. Southern segregationists were smart enough to know they had to keep blacks away from lunch counters, because if you dare ask people to sit down with you, even at a lunch counter, you’ve got to admit they’re human beings. We also know that barriers are most readily broken at the table. The meal is an intimate, communal, uniting experience, and it’s also a risky, scary time when we try to erect boundaries. For Christians, it ought to be a sign of unity. It is a tragedy that of all things this should be a mark of division.
                   | Reading by Bishop William Willimon | From “Alive Now!,
            May-June 1997,” page 15 | Copyright 1997 by The Upper Room |

Scripture Reading       I Corinthians 11: 27-32       Glen Cleveland, Liturgist
                         Come join Drive-Through Communion TODAY
                                  August 1st between 1:00 – 2:00 pm
                     Enter through the side parking lot from Lincoln Way.
                                   For Everyone in the Congregation,
               Whether you participated in worship on zoom earlier or not.
                                     Safety protocols will be followed.

Holy Communion  -  Invitation 
    Confession and Pardon – Merciful God, we confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart. We have taken your love for granted. We have not done your will, and we have broken your law. We confess sins of which we are not truly repentant, and we make promises we will not keep. We have not loved our neighbors, and we have not heard the cry of the needy. Forgive us, we pray. Free us for joyful obedience, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen. 
          The Great Thanksgiving / Lord’s Prayer               Sharing a Meal

Closing Hymn                 “Take Our Bread”                      #640 (red hymnal)
                                                                                                     Vs. 1 & 2

Benediction                                                              Glen Cleveland, Liturgist
   Here we are, eating again, without credentials, without money,
      without vouchers or coupons, just because you say we belong. 
   Here we go, full, from the table again, still unholy saints, but saints 
      again alive, renewed in compassion and hope, taking bread with us for
      those not yet at the table.
                |“Here We Come” by James E. Magaw | From “Alive Now!,
           May-June 1997,” page 19 | Copyright 1997 by The Upper Room |
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