Worship

 

Live Stream Worship

Phone Stream & Telephone Playback Worship

Zoom Worship

This Coming Sunday's Bulletin

Previous Sunday Bulletins

Can I Get a Witness?

 

 

Regular Sunday Worship Schedule - worship services begin at 10:25am.

     (The regular worship schedule takes place from September 1 to May 31).

 

Summer Sunday Worship Schedule - worship services begin at 9:30am.

     (Our summer Sunday schedule is during June, July, and August).

 

Click on this Upcoming Events link to find out about upcoming special worship services.  Due to the Coronavirus, we are continually updating and altering our schedule, click on this Cancellation Page link for a list of upcoming cancellations and postponements.

 

 

Live Stream Worship

     Look at the box below during our regular worship times for the live streaming video.  If you click on the bottom right hand corner of that box you will get the "full screen view", and clicking on the bottom right hand corner again or using your keyboard's escape key "Esc" will return the video box to normal size.  Below you can find this Sunday's bulletin (printed order of worship), if you would like to follow along with the music lyrics, responsive readings, and printed prayers.

    "Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-728042."

 

 

     Click on this St. Paul's UCC YouTube Channel link for past videos and to subscribe to our channel for automatic notifications.  For a chronological listing of our videos, click on this St. Paul's UCC YouTube Playlist link.

 

 

Live Stream Overview

      Even if you cannot come to the church sanctuary to worship, you can still join us by watching and hearing the Sunday worship service (and some special services) by watching the Live Stream on our St. Paul's UCC YouTube Channel.  Plus, we often have a video of the worship service available online afterward on our church's YouTube channel, which you can watch later if you missed the live stream.

    We post the upcoming week's bulletin on this page in a pdf format, so that you can follow along with the bulletin in your own home (or whever you might be watching the stream).  Some of our viewers find that it helps to print out the bulletin ahead of time, and then use that paper copy while watching the live stream on their computer, tablet, phone, or other device.

 

Bulletins (Order of Worship)

     Click on the following link(s) for the bulletin(s):

     Bulletin - Sunday, August 9, 2020 - Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

                 Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - August 9

                 Children's Bulletin 7+yo - August 9

                 PSEC Communitas Insert - August 9

                 Home Touch - August 9  coming soon

 

 

Bulletin Page Announcements

     Please note, we do not post the announcement pages of our weekly bulletin online.  Instead, click on this Upcoming Events Page link for information about upcoming events.  You can also sign up to receive the monthly newsletter The Herald or the periodic E-Newsletter by clicking on this News Sign Up link.

 

 

 

Telephone Live Streaming & Playback Worship  New!

Beginning August 2, 2020

     You can also call us at our toll free number 1-888-649-5770 and listen to the worship service live using a landline or cell phone. (No internet, smartphone, tablet, or computer is necessary - this works with a standard corded phone, cell phone, or even with a rotary phone).

     You also have the option for the church to automatically call you when the live stream worship begins (rather than you calling the church); which you can sign up for at the above toll free number, or you can call the church office, and we can add you to the call list for you. 

     Beginning in August, a few previous worship services will be available for playback at the toll free number; meaning that if you couldn't join us live on Sunday, you can listen to a playback of the worship service on Monday, later in the week, or the following week. 

     If you know of someone who does not have internet access, please let them know of this feature, especially as they cannot log onto the website and find out about this themselves. 

     There is no fee to the caller for using this service.  This is made possible through the members' regular tithes and offerings.

     This is a new pilot program for us beginning in August.  If you have any questions, difficulties, or issues, please let us know by calling the office at 610-621-5770.  If this works well and enough people like using this feature, we will continue it beyond August.

 

 

Zoom Worship

     You can also connect to the worship service via "Zoom," and watch on a computer or just listen through your landline or cell phone.  Below is the connection information that you need to for the upcoming worship service. 

      Zoom Worship for Summer Sundays (June, July, August) at 9:30am

      Zoom Worship for Regular Sundays (September - May) at 10:30am

          Join Zoom Worship: https://zoom.us/j/104401368

          or Join Zoom Worship by phone: 1-646-558-8656

          Meeting ID: 104 401 368


 

Please note: When you connect, your phone or device will automatically be on "mute", please leave it on mute throughout the worship service, so that other participants only hear the worship service and not you or other background noise in your home.  For children's sermon, the pastor or other worship leader may ask parents/guardians to unmute their device for the children's sermon, so the youth can interact - if interested in doing so; please set it back to mute at the end of the children's sermon.

 

 

Live Stream Difficulties?

     If you encounter any difficulties or problems with the live stream, and/or if you would like to provide some helpful feedback about your live stream experience, please contact any member of the Worship Committee or the church office.

 

 

 

More Live Stream Information

     For more information and options regarding our live streaming services click on the following link:

          Streamed Worship Services Page

 

 

 

Witness and Testimonies in Worship

     Members sharing their testimonies and witnesses of faith during the worship service is an essential and central aspect of how the Christian faith is shared with others.  Your real life stories help bring hope, encouragement, and inspiritation to the life of others.  Your examples of how God is at work in the world, help people see God at work, and know better where and how to look to see God in their lives.

     What kind of stories might you want to share?  Stories where the central figure is God, and how God led you to experience: hope, blessings, healing, reconcilliation, forgiveness, love, compassion, kindness, peace, unity, etc.  Or, perhaps where you have experienced the "fruits of the Spirit": love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23).  Or, perhaps where you have seen God at work in blessings the life of another through a mission or ministry of the church.

     During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic we are doing worship a bit differently, and as such we are doing witness and testimony a bit differently.  You are invited to: (1) do a video self-recording sharing your witness (it need not be long - 15 seconds to 2 minutes would be fine, but not longer than 5 minutes); or (2) you could email or postal mail a written witness for a worship leader to read during the streamed worship service.  If you are not sure about the wording of your witness, the pastor can be of help.  We will review submissions before sharing them in worship to help ensure that they are appropriate and give feedback where helpful to do so.

     Thank you for answering the call, as a disciple of Christ, to share your faith, as it brings hope, encouragement, and inspiration to the lives of others.

      For more information (including technical questions about how to send a submission), please contact Lynelle Heimbach, Chair of the Worship Committee; or Pastor Ben; or the church office.  You can email your witness to Pastor Ben at PastorMotz@sprucc.org.  We could also potentially pick up a USB thumb drive, SD card, or paper copy from you at your home (contact the office for information about doing a pick up).

 

 

 

Highlights from Past Worship Services

     On Sunday, February 11, a sound clip from the song "Jesus I Believe" by Big Daddy Weave was played before worship.  The Pastor referenced this song in his sermon.  You can view the music video on YouTube, by clicking on it below.  "Jesus, I believe; help my unbelief!" (Mark 9:24b).

 

 

     On Sunday, February 4, the sermon included the following music video, "Just Breathe" by Jonny Diaz.  In the midst of all the tasks of "doing" in our lives, it is equally important, if not more important, to take the time to "just be" with God (see Mark 1:35).

 

 

Previous Week's Bulletins

     For those who wanted a copy of last week's bulletin, but didn't get the chance to access it, you can still access it here (or contact the church office to see if an extra hardcopy is still available or to have an electronic copy sent to you):

 

     Bulletin - Sunday, August 2, 2020 - Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

                 Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - August 2

                 Children's Bulletin 7+yo - August 2

                 PSEC Communitas Insert - August 2

                 Home Touch - August 2

 

     Bulletin - Sunday, July 26, 2020 - Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

                 Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - July 26

                 Children's Bulletin 7+yo - July 26

                 PSEC Communitas Insert - July 26

                 Home Touch - July 26

 

     Bulletin - Sunday, July 19, 2020 - Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

                 Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - July 19

                 Children's Bulletin 7+yo - July 19

                 PSEC Communitas Insert - July 19

                 Home Touch - July 19

 

     Bulletin - Sunday, July 12, 2020 - Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

                 Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - July 12

                 Children's Bulletin 7+yo - July 12

                 PSEC Communitas Insert - July 12

                 Home Touch - July 12


     Bulletin - Sunday, July 5, 2020 - Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

                 Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - July 5

                 Children's Bulletin 7+yo - July 5

                 PSEC Communitas Insert - July 5

                 Home Touch - July 5

 

     Bulletin - Sunday, June 28, 2020 - Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

                 Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - June 28

                 Children's Bulletin 7+yo - June 28

                 PSEC Communitas Insert - June 28

                 Home Touch - June 28

 

     Bulletin - Sunday, June 21, 2020- Third Sunday after Pentecost

                 Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - June 21

                 Children's Bulletin 7+yo - June 21

                 PSEC Communitas Insert - June 21

                 Home Touch - June 21


     Bulletin - Sunday, June 14, 2020 - Second Sunday after Pentecost

                 Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - June 14

                 Children's Bulletin 7+yo - June 14

                 PSEC Communitas Insert - June 14

                 Home Touch - June 14

 

     Bulletin - Sunday, June 7, 2020 - Trinity Sunday: First Sunday after Pentecost

                 Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - June 7

                 Children's Bulletin 7+yo - June 7

                 PSEC Communitas Insert - June 7

                 Home Touch - June 7

 

     Bulletin - Sunday, May 31, 2020 - Pentecost Sunday

                 Supplemental Links: Postlude - "Give Me Your Eyes" by Brandon Heath     Lyrics     Video

                 Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - May 31

                 Children's Bulletin 7+yo - May 31

                 PSEC Communitas Insert - May 31

                 Home Touch - May 31

 

      Bulletin - Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 7th Sunday of Easter

                 Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - May 24

                 Children's Bulletin 7+yo - May 24

                 PSEC Communitas Insert - May 24

                 Home Touch - May 24

 

          Bulletin - Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 6th Sunday of Easter

                 Supplemental Links: Prelude - "Fighting for Me" by Riley Clemmons     Lyrics     Video

                 Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - May 17

                 Children's Bulletin 7+yo - May 17

                 PSEC Communitas Insert - May 17

                 Home Touch - May 17

 

          Bulletin - Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 5th Sunday of Easter

                Supplemental Links: Prelude - "You Say" by Lauren Daigle     Lyrics     Video 

                Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - May 10

                Children's Bulletin 7+yo - May 10

                PSEC Communitas Insert - May 10

                Home Touch - May 10


          Bulletin - Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 4th Sunday of Easter

                Supplemental Links: Prelude - "Through My Father's Eyes" by Holly Starr     Lyrics     Video

                Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - May 3

                Children's Bulletin 7+yo - May 3

                PSEC Communitas Insert - May 3

                Home Touch - May 3

 

          Bulletin - Sunday, April 26, 2020 - 3rd Sunday of Easter

                Supplemental Links: Prelude - "The God Who Stays" by Matthew West     Lyrics     Video

                Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - April 26

                Children's Bulletin 7+yo - April 26

                PSEC Communitas Insert - April 26

                Home Touch - April 26

 

          Bulletin - Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 2nd Sunday of Easter

                Supplemental Link: Prelude Lyrics for "Christ the Lord Is Risen Today" 

                Supplemental Links: Postlude "Scars" by I Am They     Scars lyrics     Scars video

                Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - April 19

                Children's Bulletin 7+yo - April 19

                PSEC Communitas Insert - April 19

                A Mine Craft Telling of Jesus Appearing to Thomas - Created by Steven

                         (You may need to turn up the brightness of your screen to view the video well).

                Home Touch - April 19

 

          Bulletin - Sunday, April 12, 2020 - Easter Sunday

                Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - April 12

                Children's Bulletin 7+yo - April 12

                Additional Easter Sunday Activities - April 12

                    The Easter Story Activity Pages for Younger Children

                    The Easter Story Activity Pages for Older Children

                PSEC Communitas Insert - April 12

                HomeTouch - April 12

 

           Bulletin - Thursday April 9, 2020 - Maundy Thursday

                Supplemental Links: Music for "The Old Rugged Cross" - April 9

                Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - April 9

                Children's Bulletin 7+yo - April 9

 

          Bulletin - Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 6th Sunday in Lent - Palm/Passion Sunday

                Supplemental Links: Prelude Music - "The Palms" by the Crystal Cathedral Choir - April 5

                Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - April 5

                Children's Bulletin 7+yo - April 5

                Additional Palm Sunday Activity Sheet - April 5

                PSEC Communitas Insert - April 5

                HomeTouch - April 5

 

          Bulletin - Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 5th Sunday in Lent

                Supplemental Links: Pre-Prelude Music with Video - "Lazarus" by Sanctus Real - March 29

                                               Post-Postlude Music with Video - "Speak Life" by TobyMac - March 29

                Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - March 29

                Children's Bulletin 7+yo - March 29

                PSEC Communitas Insert - March 29

                HomeTouch - March 29


          Bulletin - Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 4th Sunday in Lent (Laetare Sunday)

                 Supplemental Links: Prelude Music Video - March 22; Prelude Lyrics - March 22

                                               Psalm 23 - for March 22

                                               Postlude Music Video - March 22

                Children's Bulletin 3-6yo - March 22

                Children's Bulletin 7+yo - March 22

                HomeTouch - March 22         

 

          Bulletin - Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 3rd Sunday in Lent

 

 

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