Round Hill Community Church Order of Worship
June 6, 2021
PRELUDE Andante L. Vierne
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: We gather today to learn what it is to be a pilgrim community.
All: We gather, bringing our hopes and our fears, our memories, and our visions.
Leader: We gather, longing for the guidance of God’s Spirit to give us renewal and courage for the days ahead.
All: Come, Christ Jesus, be in our midst. Bless us as we remember those who have shown us your way forward. Help us to find a clear vision for the future, as we learn to be your disciples day by day.
Almighty God, unto whom all hearts are open,
all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid,
cleanse the thoughts of our hearts,
by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,
that we may perfectly love you
and worthily magnify your holy name;
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.
HYMN Let the Whole Creation Cry
SCRIPTURE Luke 5: 1-11 Translation by Alan Dale
Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little way from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat.
When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.” Simon answered, “Master, we have worked all night long but have caught nothing. Yet if you say so, I will let down the nets.” When they had done this, they caught so many fish that their nets were beginning to break. So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both boats, so that they began to sink.
But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!” For he and all who were with him were amazed at the catch of fish that they had taken; and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. Then Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.” When they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed him.
SERMON The Pilgrim's Way The Rev. Dr. Ed Horstmann
MUSIC Draw Us In the Spirit’s Tether H. Freidell
ROUND HILL COMMUNITY CHURCH PRAYER
Our Heavenly Father, shed forth thy blessed spirit upon all our lives. Make each one of us an instrument in thy hands for good. Purify our hearts, strengthen our minds and bodies, fill us with Christian love. Let no pride, no self-conceit, no rivalry, no ill will ever spring up among us. Make us earnest and true, wise and prudent, giving no just cause for offense; and may thy holy peace rest upon us this day and every day throughout the coming week, sweetening our trials, cheering us in our work, and keeping us faithful to the end, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
POSTLUDE Danze R. Laurin