Worship services are each Sunday, at 10:00 a.m. in the church sanctuary.
Please note the Yellow Frame Cemetery is a separate organization. If you need to contact the cemetery, call Jim Hunt at 973-670-9615 or T.R. Shotwell at 973-903-5958.
2021 Harvest Home has been cancelled due to COVID-19.
The Church office remains closed. Sunday School is also suspended until further notice.
Sunday, July 25, 2021
“Our culture is so fixated on dying and going to heaven when the whole Scripture is about heaven coming to earth.” — N. T. Wright
“If you want to know who God is, look at Jesus. If you want to know what it means to be human, look at Jesus. If you want to know what love is, look at Jesus. If you want to know what grief is, look at Jesus. And go on looking until you’re not just a spectator, but you’re actually part of the drama which has him as the central character.” — N. T. Wright
Prelude “Morning Has Broken” –Mark Hayes David Scott, Organist
Welcome and Announcements
Call to Worship
Introit “Let Your Light Shine” -arr.M. MacDonald Gina Maria Jones, Soloist
Reading: Two Poems from Wendell Berry
Enclosing the field within bounds
sets it apart from the boundless
of which it was, and is, a part,
and places it within care.
The bounds of the field bind
the mind to it. A bride
adorned, the field now wears
the green veil of a season’s
abounding. Open the gate!
Open it wide, that time
and hunger may come in.
The dark around us, come,
Let us meet here together,
Members one of another,
Here in our holy room,
Here on our little floor,
Here in the daylit sky,
Rejoicing mind and eye,
Rejoining known and knower,
Light, leaf, foot, hand, and wing,
Such order as we know,
One household, high and low,
And all the earth shall sing.
Call to Confession
The Lord’s Prayer (in unison): Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in 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, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.
Time of Silent Prayer
Assurance of Pardon
Hymn#1 (verses 1 and 4) “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”
Reading: Galatians 5:22-25
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.
Sermon “Imagination and Reality or Imaginative Reality?”
Anthem “All Earth Rejoice with Gladsome Voice” -Hal Hopson Gina Maria Jones, Jessica King, David Scott
Sharing Joys and Concerns
Affirmation of Faith (in unison): Eph. 4:1-6
We will lead a life worthy of the calling to which we have been called,
with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,
making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
There is one body and one Spirit, just as we were called to the one hope of our calling,
one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all
and through all and in all. Amen.
Response “May the Lord, mighty God, bless and keep you forever…”
Postlude “A Joyful Trumpet’” -Patricia Lou Harris David Scott, Organist