May 29, 2022 9:00 am
THE WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
*THE CHRIST LIGHT
“God Will Take Care of You” (V. 1-3) #130
*THE CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Rejoice in God always!
People: We come before our God with praise and thanksgiving.
Leader: Come worship God in peace, gentleness, and love.
People: We come with our minds on the good gifts of God.
Leader: Rejoice in God always!
People: And again, we say rejoice!
THE SHARING OF JOYS, PRAYERS AND CONCERNS
“Lord, in your Mercy,” “Hear our prayers”
*THE PRAYER FOR All WHO HAVE BEEN AFECTED BY GUN VIOLENCE & LORD’S PRAYER (*Please refer to the insert)
May the peace of Christ flow through you
1st SCRIPTURE John 17:20-26
THE CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER
God of songs and marvels, old and new, your powerful love for this world continues to astound us. Today, we gather to recall the love that brought Jesus into this world and into our lives: as savior, friend and brother. We thank you for welcoming us into your household and for trusting us with your marvelous work to draw all people into the spacious home of your love. Amen.
2nd SCRIPTURE Genesis 37:1-11
THE MESSAGE Genesis Sermon Series (21) Rev. Sean Kang
“There Is Something More in It”
*THE HYMN “Where He Leads Me” (V.1-3) #338
THE RECEIVING OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS
*THE DOXOLOGY #95
*THE OFFERING PRAYER Rev. Sean Kang
*THE DISMISSAL WITH BLESSING
L: As we go from here into the coming week, may God open the
eyes of our hearts,
P: so that we can experience the hope He offers to all who
L: May we come to understand the full extent of God’s power at
work in our lives; and may the Holy Spirit continue to teach
and guide us to the truth of Jesus Christ,
P: so that it is well with our souls wherever we may go,
whatever we may experience. Amen!
*RESPONSE “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today” (V. 1) #302
* Going into the world with the light of Christ!
* Please stand as you are able *
“Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me." (John 17:21)
The Bible Text to Be Read this Week
Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21
Remembering All Who Have Been Affected By Gun Violence
We pray in remembrance of those impacted of gun violence, both those who have been injured and those who have been killed in cities and towns across our country, and expercially now in Uvalde, Texas. We hold their memories dear. We treasure those lives permanently altered through injury or those taken in senseless acts of violence, and we pray that they might find rest and peace. May their lives continue to make a difference in our world.
God of Mercy, heal our broken hearts.
We raise our prayers in remembrance of the families and friends of the victims of gun violence in our nation and in Uvalde. Comfort those who mourn. Dry the tears of those who weep. Sustain those who feel diminished. Impart courage to the hearts of those who feel helpless.
God of Peace, sustain our broken hearts.
We pray in remembrance of all communities torn apart by gun violence. We are too familiar with places like Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Parkland, Columbine, Aurora, Orlando, Newtown, Roseburg, Charleston and El Paso, but there are countless others. Each incident of violence affects all of us in our daily lives and work. Renew our resolve to pursue peace in our cities and towns and to respect the dignity of all human beings.
God of Comfort, encourage our broken hearts.
We pray in remembrance of school teachers and administrators who put their students’ needs ahead of their own safety. We pray for first responders who witness the horror of gun violence while in service to our communities, and we pray for all those with responsibility for law enforcement. We give thanks for their call to protect and serve and to seek justice, which is inspirational to others, and we pray that their emotional wounds will be healed.
God of Courage, inspire our broken hearts.
We pray for those lives taken by gun violence through suicide, and through accidental shootings, especially when those shootings involve children. We pray for those who are impacted by gun violence through domestic violence. Console and strengthen those whose despair is great.
God of Hope, comfort our broken hearts.
We pray in remembrance of all people impacted by gun violence, as gun violence knows no boundaries but can affect all nationalities, races, cultures, faiths, genders, and socioeconomic classes; it can affect us where we live, where we worship, where we work, where we study, and where we play.
God of Love, transform our broken hearts.
We pray for those who have committed acts of gun violence and for their families. We remember those suffering from mental illness who have gone untreated, and those suffering from loneliness and isolation. We pray for those who use guns, power and violence rather than respect and dignity to reconcile differences. Grant us the strength to pursue justice with a voice of love.
God of Forgiveness, enlighten our broken hearts.
We pray for all community leaders and elected officials. We pray especially for the young adult leaders of the gun violence prevention movement. Give them insight, wisdom, and courage to address the epidemic of gun violence. Pour forth your Spirit on all our neighborhoods and break the chains of violence that bind your people.
God of Power, strengthen our broken hearts.
We pray today for ourselves and for others in our lives who have been touched by gun violence.
God of Astonishing Mercy, Compassion and Immeasurable Love, restore our broken hearts and enliven our confidence to find new ways to revive our world to become one of peace. Amen.
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R-Church is a “Meeting House of Prayer.” May you experience hospitality here and a reverence for peace, grace, forgiveness.
- We invite you to register in the foyer and include your email.
- We seek two volunteers each Sunday to read the scripture.
- Prayer concerns may be entered in R-Church Prayer Book.
- Wednesday,10-12 noon, Meditation Group practicing Buddhist-Christian contemplative prayer meets at R-Church in the renovated Group Area. Contact Jim: 540-270-7873, for information.
- R-Church Council met Thurs, download a copy of the minutes from the web.
- The mission of the UMC is to make disciples of Jesus Christ
- Remember our Ukrainian brothers and sisters at war. And the families and children of Uvalde. Pray Peace.
- The Annual Review of the Church-Owned Parsonage:
The deadline for 2022 will be June 1, 2022.
- The Clergy Evaluation: The deadline June 1, 2022.
- The 240th session of the Virginia Annual Conference to be in-
person in Hampton, Virginia, June 16-18, 2022
- Check website for updates. Website: www.rehobethchurch.org
Bishop: Rev. Sharma D. Lewis
District Superintendent: Rev. Victor Gomez
Pastor: Rev. Sean Kang
- Send Articles, Notices, Items of Interest to website manager:
Pastor’s email: email@example.com
Thanks to Jere, Rv Sean, David C, Jim and Rae, David T, and Deb S for help and support in planting Korean Maple Trees alongside Rickard and Rehobeth Church Road the last two Saturday mornings.
Come join us as we build Christian Community on High Ridge.
God is good all the time.
All the time God is good.
Father of Everything,
Your presence fills all of Creation.
Again today, your kingdom has come.
Again today, I join my will to your will to make earth as heaven.
Again today, you’ll give us the bread we need for your daily work,
And you’ll show mercy to us just as much as we show mercy to others.
Again today, as we face times of testing, you’ll be with us in our trials.
Todd Wynward, Rewilding the Way, p63
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MINUTES Council MAY 26 , 2022 (docx)Download
2022 Apportionments 1st Quarter (pdf)Download
MESSAGE MAY 1st The Further Journey - Rv Kang (docx)Download
MESSAGE MAY 8th Toward Reconciliation & Forgiveness - Kang (docx)Download
MESSAGE MAY 15 Go Up to Bethel - Rv Kang (docx)Download
MESSAGE MAY 22 The Ultimate Wrestling - Rv Kang (docx)Download
MESSAGE MAY 29 There Is Something More in It - Rv Kang (docx)Download
Remembering All Who Have Been Affected By Gun Violence (docx)Download
Rev. Sean Kang graduated from the Methodist Theological Seminary in Seoul and became an ordained minister from the Eastern Conference of the Korean Methodist Church. He served as an Associate Pastor in a Methodist Church in Seoul, then moved to Canada in 2000, where he studied Spiritual Theology and Spiritual Direction at the University of Toronto. While studying there, he began a new church for college students and young adults and served there for five years.
Rev. Kang accepted an invitation by the Korean United Methodist Church of Greater Washington and moved to Virginia in 2006; where he served as an Associate Pastor for seven years. In the spring of 2013, he started a new church in Ashburn, Virginia, and spent six years as it's Leading Pastor. Rev. Kang is very interested in Contemplative Spirituality and Spiritual Formation. In this context, his pastoral focus is geared toward spiritual sermons, spiritual exercises, and prayer practices.
We look forward to Rev. Kang's ministry with us ... as our journey continues.
Rehobeth United Methodist, 14085 Rehobeth Church Road, Lovettsville Join us on Zoom for worship and fellowship.
Join us on zoom, Sunday's at 9:00 am. If you miss the service, you can find them on the website.
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FROM LEFT TO RIGHT
(Standing) Rev Andreas Armstrong, Zion & Bethel Lutheran Church; Rev Mark Jagoe, (Mark has moved to South Carolina)
(Sitting) Rev. James D Nenninger, Retired UMC; Rev. Tiffany Towberman, Zion Lutheran; Rev. Stephen King, Mt. Olivet & Mt. Pleasant UMC;
Rev. Krista Vingelis, New Jerusalem Lutheran; Rev. David Douthett, Catoctin Presbyterian, Waterford; Rev. Roland England, Christian Community at St. Paul's, UCC;
(Absent) Rev. Sean Kang, Rehobeth UMC
(Absent) Pastor Ralph Carver, Hillsboro UMC
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2022 CHURCH CAMPUS UPKEEP
- ON GOING Mowing & Trimming
- COMPLETED Fire Inspection – Passed 2021
- COMPLETED Termite Inspection: Passed 2022
- COMPLETED Repaired Lentil, 2020
- COMPLETED Beautify church front
- Paint Outside Trim (postponed)
- COMPLETED Zoom broad casting
- Oil Tank Replacement
- Utility Shed Replacement
- Carpet Replacement
- Pew cushions
- Stained Glass Window Repair
- Fellowship Area Study
2022 CEMETERY UPKEEP
- COMPLETED Cemetery Landscaping Face Lift
- Upright Cemetery Headsto
- GPR Mapping
D - Air Conditioning
R - Pointing of bricks
E - Belfry Lighting
A - Storm windows
M - Belfry Inspection & Greasing Bell
REHOBETH CEMETERY is a major MISSION of our Church, requiring much work, expense, and upkeep. Our intent is to maintain our cemetery that honors the many Methodist's and others who gave of their resources to support R-Church. We do honor to ourselves to honor our history and those who have graced us with this facility. Thanks be to God.
THANK YOU TRUSTEES ...
Rehobeth is fortunate to have a very active team of Trustees. If you are interested in joining our Team, we are interested in you !!!
- Jeremy Nenninger, Chairman
- David Thompson, Financial Sec
_ Jim Nenninger, Ret'd UMC Clergy
.......................................... , (sign on the dotted line)
Welcome! For the past 225 years Rehobeth United Methodist Church has been a place where people could come to learn, be in community and grow as people of God. Even as the world has changed and we have changed, we are still committed to being a community that reaches out to our neighbors and our world so that all can know the love of God. We hope you will join us and make yourself at home here as we sincerely welcome you to Rehobeth United Methodist Church (R-Church).
Rehobeth UMC is located at 14085 Rehobeth Church Road, Lovettsville VA 20180. The pastor is the Rev. Sean Hyunsik Kang. The Pastor's email is firstname.lastname@example.org; and cell phone: 703-336-3679. Our website is www.rehobethchurch.org Sunday worship is at 9 am with a dialogue fellowship meeting after worship to discuss spiritual issues with which we cope and grow. The Dialogue is open to everyone.
On Rt. 7 go to the exit for Rt. 287; at the underpass, turn left and go north 6.2 mi on Rt. 287 (Berlin Turnpike) toward Purcellville and Lovettsville. Turn right onto Rickard Road and go 0.4 mi east. Take the 1st right onto Rehobeth Church Road; the turn is 0.2 mi on the left.