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The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost


July 14, 2019



Rev. Shane Page


Gordon Young John Settlemyer, organ


Come, Christians, Join to Sing











WORDS: Christian Henry Bateman, 1843 MUSIC: Trad. melody; arr. by Benjamin Carr,

1824; harm. by Austin C. Lovelace, 1963



 All who are able, please stand.


Psalm 78

Pastor (8:00) Soloist (9:30 and 11:00): Open your ears, O faithful people, open your ears and hear God’s Word. Open your hearts, O royal priesthood, God has come to you. Refrain: All

Pastor or Soloist: They who have ears to hear the message, they who have ears, now let them hear. They who would learn the way of wisdom, let them hear God’s Word. Refrain: All Pastor or Soloist: What we have heard we’ll teach our children; may they have ears to hear God’s Word. Let us through every generation make God’s wonders known. Refrain: All WORDS:

Hasidic traditional; tr. Willard F. Jabusch © 1966, 1982, admin. OCP Publications; stanza 3 Martin Tel © 2011, admin. Faith Alive Christian Resources MUSIC: (YISRAEL V’ORAITA with refrain): Hasidic traditional; arr. Robert Buckley Farlee © 2006 Augsburg Fortress Publishers

PRAYER OF CONFESSION Merciful God, we confess that we have not acknowledged you as the source of our successes. We have relied on our own work rather than on you for what we need and what we want. We have fed our bodies a rich diet while neglecting to feed our souls. We have allowed religious words and forms to substitute for deep relationship with you. Forgive us, we pray, and teach us to how to live more completely in your love. Amen. Lavon Bayler, UM Book of Worship, adapted

Prayer Song O Lord Have Mercy

Guarani Kyrie, Paraguay; harm. Carlton R. Young

Words of Assurance Pastor: Hear the good news: Christ died for us while we were yet sinners; that proves God’s love toward us. In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven. People: In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven. All: Glory to God. Amen.


Exodus 5:1-9

Afterwards Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said, ‘Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, “Let my people go, so that they may celebrate a festival to me in the wilderness.”’ But Pharaoh said, ‘Who is the Lord, that I should heed him and let Israel go? I do not know the Lord, and I will not let Israel go.’ Then they said, ‘The God of the Hebrews has revealed himself to us; let us go a three days’ journey into the wilderness to sacrifice to the Lord our God, or he will fall upon us with pestilence or sword.’ But the king of Egypt said to them, ‘Moses and Aaron, why are you taking the people away from their work? Get to your labours!’ Pharaoh continued, ‘Now they are more numerous than the people of the land and yet you want them to stop working!’ That same day Pharaoh commanded the taskmasters of the people, as well as their supervisors, ‘You shall no longer give the people straw to make bricks, as before; let them go and gather straw for themselves. But you shall require of them the same quantity of bricks as they have made previously; do not diminish it, for they are lazy; that is why they cry, “Let us go and offer sacrifice to our God.” Let heavier work be laid on them; then they will labour at it and pay no attention to deceptive words.’ Lector: This is the Word of God for the people of God. People: Thanks be to God!

HYMN (9:30 and 11:00) Go Down, Moses


Soloist: When Israel was in Egypt’s land, Refrain 1: All

Soloist: oppressed so hard they could not stand, Refrain 2: All

Soloist: “Thus saith the Lord,” bold Moses said, Refrain 1: All Soloist: “if not, I’ll smite your first-born dead,” Refrain 2: All Soloist: No more shall they in bondage toil, Refrain 1: All Soloist: Let them come out with Egypt’s spoil, Refrain 2:All Soloist: As Israel stood by the water’s side, Refrain 1: All Soloist: At God’s command it did divide, Refrain 2: All Soloist: O let us all from bondage flee, Refrain 1: All Soloist: And let us all in Christ be free, Refrain 2: All WORDS AND MUSIC:

Afro-American spiritual; adapt. and arr. by William Farley Smith, 1986 Adapt. and arr. © 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House


Exodus 16:13-30

In the evening quails came up and covered the camp; and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp. When the layer of dew lifted, there on the surface of the wilderness was a fine flaky substance, as fine as frost on the ground. When the Israelites saw it, they said to one another, ‘What is it?’ For they did not know what it was. Moses said to them, ‘It is the bread that the Lord has given you to eat. This is what the Lord has commanded: “Gather as much of it as each of you needs, an omer to a person according to the number of persons, all providing for those in their own tents.”’ The Israelites did so, some gathering more, some less. But when they measured it with an omer, those who gathered much had nothing over, and those who gathered little had no shortage; they gathered as much as each of them needed. And Moses said to them, ‘Let no one leave any of it over until morning.’ But they did not listen to Moses; some left part of it until morning, and it bred worms and became foul. And Moses was angry with them. Morning by morning they gathered it, as much as each needed; but when the sun grew hot, it melted.

On the sixth day they gathered twice as much food, two omers apiece. When all the leaders of the congregation came and told Moses, he said to them, ‘This is what the Lord has commanded: “Tomorrow is a day of solemn rest, a holy sabbath to the Lord; bake what you want to bake and boil what you want to boil, and all that is left over put aside to be kept until morning.”’ So, they put it aside until morning, as Moses commanded them; and it did not become foul, and there were no worms in it. Moses said, ‘Eat it today, for today is a sabbath to the Lord; today you will not find it in the field. For six days you shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is a sabbath, there will be none.’ On the seventh day some of the people went out to gather, and they found none. The Lord said to Moses, ‘How long will you refuse to keep my commandments and instructions? See! The Lord has given you the sabbath, therefore on the sixth day he gives you food for two days; each of you stay where you are; do not leave your place on the seventh day.’ So, the people rested on the seventh day. Lector: This is the Word of God for the people of God. People: Thanks be to God!


Rev. Alexis Coleman A New Ism


The World Methodist Social Affirmation

We believe in God, creator of the world and of all people; and in Jesus Christ, incarnate among us, who died and rose again; and in the Holy Spirit, present with us to guide, strengthen, and comfort. We rejoice in every sign of God’s kingdom: in the upholding of human dignity and community; in every expression of love, justice, and reconciliation; in each act of selfgiving on behalf of others; in the abundance of God’s gifts entrusted to us that all may have enough; in all responsible use of the earth’s resources. We confess our sin, individual and collective, by silence or action: through the violation of human dignity based on race, class, age, sex, nation, or faith; through the exploitation of people because of greed and indifference; through the misuse of power in personal, communal, national, and international life; through the search for security by those military and economic forces that threaten human existence; through the abuse of technology which endangers the earth and all life upon it. We commit ourselves individually and as a community to the way of Christ: to take up the cross; to seek abundant life for all humanity; to struggle for peace with justice and freedom; to risk ourselves in faith, hope, and love, praying that God’s kingdom may come. Amen.




All those who feel led may join the pastor at the altar for prayer.

The pastor will end each petition with: Lord, in your mercy, to which the congregation responds: Hear our prayer. The Lord’s Prayer, No. 895 (9:30 and 11:00)

THE OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS You may also give by texting 704-457-5083 with the amount you would like to contribute to the General Fund or give online at www.davidsonumc.org/finances.


arr. Anna Laura Page John Settlemyer, organ

Lord, Here Am I

John Ness Beck Dick Slater, tenor


Gladly We Praise Thee

THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION (8:00)  The Great Thanksgiving, The Hymnal, pages 15 & 16  The Lord’s Prayer, No. 895

Communion Music Prayer of Thanksgiving Eternal God, we give you thanks for this holy mystery in which you have given yourself to us. Grant that we may go into the world in the strength of your Spirit, to give ourselves for others, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

CLOSING HYMN Father, We Have Heard You Calling


WORDS: Gareth Hill ©2005 Hope Publishing Company MUSIC: Rowland H. Prichard; harm. from The English Hymnal



We will be the Body of Christ in our community through worship, education, fellowship, and service .

CLOSING VOLUNTARY Come, Christians, Join to Sing

arr. Don Wyrtzen

WELCOME! Davidson United Methodist Church gathers to worship the living God and to share mercy, encouragement, challenge, and hope. Guests are encouraged to stop by the Welcome Center to receive a gift and information about DUMC. Please sign the fellowship register on the end of the pew and pass it to your neighbor. All children are welcomed to join their families in worship. Childcare is provided for infants through age 4 on the childcare hall. Childcare workers are background checked and CPR/First Aid certified. Children’s bulletins and fidgets are available in the Gathering Space. Devices for the hearing impaired are available from the sound technician. Larger print hymnals are available by the Sanctuary entrance. See an usher for assistance with any of these items. THE MISSIONAL PRAYER FOCUS for this week is the Sanctuary Counseling Group—formerly known as Methodist Counseling and Consultation Services—has provided mental health counseling and pastoral counseling in the greater Charlotte area and in satellite offices in cities and towns around the western piedmont of North Carolina for over 50 years. Sanctuary Counseling Group currently has satellite offices in 15 locations in the western and central piedmont, including an office at DUMC. To learn more about the kinds of services they provide, or to find out how to make an appointment with a therapist in your geographical area, see their website at www.mccsvs.org or call 704-375-5354. $6,200.00 of the 2019 DUMC missions budget supports this ministry. LIVESTREAM NOTE This worship service may be recorded and shared via the Internet on our church website (www.davidsonumc.org) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/DavidsonUMC). Audio/video of any congregant may appear in the webcast. PASTORAL CARE NOTE A DUMC pastor remains on call after hours to be of assistance during emergency situations (death, sudden hospitalizations, etc.). Please call 704-770-1264 (or the Church Office - 704-892-8277 which provides this number as well) and a pastor will respond as soon as possible. You may arrange pastoral care for all non-emergency events, such as a scheduled surgery or hospitalization, by calling the Church Office. OPPORTUNITIES WELCOME TO REV. JIM HUMPHRIES A reception will be held in the Fellowship Hall after each service today to welcome Rev. Jim Humphries, Pastor for Congregational Care, to DUMC. Stop by and say “hello” to Jim! MAKE-A-DIFFERENCE (MAD) COLLECTION for July is NEW wash cloths, bath towels, pillow cases, and pillow covers for Children’s Hope Alliance (formerly Barium Springs). Place donations in the marked bins in the Gathering Space or in the Church Office. CANCER CARE will meet on Thursday, July 18, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the Brickhouse Tavern (209 Delburg St.) in Davidson. Just ask for "Bob McIntosh" upon arrival at the restaurant. The topic for July is Building Friendships. GEMS: GIRLS EVERYWHERE MEETING THE SAVIOR DUMC is excited to offer another year of GEMS for girls in Grades 1 - 5. We need 4 counselors to help with girls in Grades 1 - 2 for the 2019 - 2020 (September - April) year. Contact Melanie Chrencik for more info and to register ([email protected] or 704-728-4583). HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE 2020 There will be persons in the Fellowship Hall between the services on Sunday mornings in July wearing “I WENT” name tags. Stop by and learn about the February 25 - March 6, 2020 pilgrimage. See www.davidsonumc.org/holyland/ for more details. The signup FINAL deadline is July 31, 2019. THE LECTIO DIVINA CLASS: Encountering the Word to Be Transformed will be held on Saturday, August 10 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Foundation,13816 Professional Center Drive, Huntersville, NC. Learn a way of encountering God in Scripture known as Lectio Divina, which means "divine reading." You will not leave as you entered; you will have a way forward you can use to be intentionally shaped by the Word and more keenly recognize God's voice. Register at: www.thelydiagroup.com/soul-tending-retreats.

DAVIDSON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Rev. Shane Page • Senior Pastor; Rev. Kevin Turner, Rev. Alexis Coleman, Rev. Linda Zastovnik, Rev. Jim Humphries • Associate Pastors Post Office Box 718 • 233 South Main Street, Davidson, NC 28036 • 704-892-8277 • www.davidsonumc.org