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Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on

Quote for Reflection: OPENING TO GOD Kathy Keay the other side.
But a Samaritan while traveling came near him; and when he
“It is true that God may have called you to be exactly where you are. Give us big hearts, dear God; saw him, he was moved with pity. He went to him and
Big enough to embrace all our sisters and brothers bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them.
But, it is absolutely vital to grasp that he didn’t call you there so you especially those in trouble, Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and
whether of their own making or took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii, gave
could settle in and live your life in comfort and superficial peace.” because of wrongs done to them. them to the innkeeper, and said, ‘Take care of him; and when I
― Francis Chan, Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.’
Give us big hearts, dear God;
big enough to acknowledge our own weakness Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man
before pointing the finger at others; who fell into the hands of the robbers?”
big enough to be humble He said, “The one who showed him mercy.”
We Gather as God’s People when blessed with your good gifts denied to so many.
Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”
Give us big hearts, dear God;
HYMN Here I Am, Lord UMH 593 to reach out again and again
to those who cannot help themselves
until hope is restored to them
We Respond to God’s Word
Call to Worship Maureen Farrell FCJ
Find a sense of Church, and we, thorn-beaten and bloodied
allow our loving to become more like yours.

Community, Communion. REFLECTION The Courage to be Uncomfortable
Hear a Call to Loving Kindness,
Compassion, Unity. HYMN How Shall I Come Before the Lord W&S 3124
Know a time for Believing,
Supporting, Upholding.
Recognize a feeling of Openness,
Integrity, Truthfulness. OFFERING & DOXOLOGY
Expect a movement to Encourage,
Include, Forgive. GOSPEL Luke 10:25-37
Experience a house for Prayer,
People, God.
Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said,
“what must I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What
We Are Sent Into God’s World
Inhabit a haven for the weak, is written in the law? What do you read there?”
The Peacemakers, The Spirit. He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your ANNOUNCEMENTS
heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and
Hymn Shine, Jesus, Shine FWS 2173 with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said BENEDICTION
to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will
Hymn Lord, I Want to Be a Christian UMH 402 live.” RESPONSE Let There Be Peace on Earth UMH 431
PASSING THE PEACE But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, “And who is my
neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from
YOUNG PEOPLE’S MESSAGE Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who
stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed by Emily Pearson
dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and July 15: Josiah Parker, Janet Bedard
when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. So likewise a July 16: Emily Parker
Hymn What Does the Lord Require of You FWS 2174 July 17: Emily McDonald
Ongoing Prayers Lifted Up Last Sunday
Essex Eats Out Schedule Arlitha Nancy - friend’s son Tyler died of
July 19: St James July 26: EUMC Callie ALS, leaving behind a wife
Anne Kennison
and two young daughter
Mary Willard
Judy - thankful for visit from great-
Calendar Norma Strickland
Judy & Diezela grandson William
Tuesdays: Pastor Is In @ Nest Coffee Shop 10 am - 11:30 am Lisa - friend Brenda’s son broke leg
Matthew C.
Jericho Clergy Group 11:30-12:30 Elissa & Leif in waterskiing accident;
Greg prayers for guidance in the
Thursdays: Church Office 10:00 am- noon Paula DeMichele coming week
Don Strickland Marjorie - Debra’s son Greg, who is
Ellie Uckele waiting for an MRI
Tues, 9 July – Tues, 23 July: Mitch at Wild Goose Workshop
and then vacation. Pastor Mitch can be reached by cell at 802- Cole
Mitch - Anne Miller and kids Sara
881-3268. Rev. Jen Mihok will cover pastoral emergencies, and Harley
and Brij on trip to India to
can be reached at 802-899-1722 or pastor@ucu.church Lenore
Michael Parker
work with refugees
Fri, 19 July: WoWW Luncheon at Olive Garden at 11:30 am
Gordon Mitchinson
Sat, 20 July: Food Shelf at Good Shepherd Lutheran Susan
Sun, 21 July: Narda Carlson leads worship

Sun, 28 July: Adult Sunday Class 9:00 am

Sat, 10 Aug: The Garage Sale That Ate Essex! Essex Center United Methodist Church
Please start bringing your donated items in early July
and leave in the back room in the Hall. Please keep essex_umc@comcast.net tel. 878-8304
large items until July 27, and have all donations at the www.essexumc.com
church by August 6. All proceeds for a new
Fellowship Hall roof. Call Linda or Ron with Ministers: the entire congregation Lay Leader: Joshua Knox
Equipping Pastor: Rev. V. Mitchell Hay
Essex Center
questions or for help with large items: 878-2926
cell tel. 881-3268 (feel free to call) mitchellhay@comcast.net
PLEASE NO textbooks, encyclopedias, computer
gear, or clothing! Un-Tied Methodist Church
Office Manager: Elissa Johnsen
Sunday School Coordinator: Krista Rochefort
Organ: Kathryn Parker Piano: June Packard
14 July 2019 Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Song Leader: Dana LaClair Projection: Sam Evans
Greeter: Pat M. next week: Marilyn A.
Thanks to Donna Holmes for the Beautiful Altar Covering Ushers: Donna P. next: Paula P. and Barbara A.
Nursery Helper Liz R. next week: Paula P
Parent Helper: Emily F. next week: Elissa J.

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