May 31 Worship

No matter who you are or where you are, you are welcome here. Join us for our worship today with our graduates! Posted by Congregational United Church of Christ, Neenah/Menasha on Sunday, May 31, 2020 Welcome Song     NCH 59     Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling Blessing Reading     Psalm 104:24-34, 35b Recognition of Graduates…….. Reading      John 20:19-22, Acts 2:1-21,  1 Corinthians 12:3b-13   Meditation Song          NCH 451     Be Now My Vision Prayer NCH #59     Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling 1:  Holy Spirit, ever dwelling in the holiest realms of light; Holy Spirit, ever brooding o’er a world of gloom and blight; Holy Spirit, ever raising earth-bound souls to glory high; Living, life-imparting Spirit; you we praise and magnify. 2:  Holy Spirit, ever breathing on the church the breath of life; Holy Spirit, ever striving through your people’s ceaseless strife; Holy Spirit, ever forming in the church the mind of Christ; In our worship we will praise for your fruit and gifts unpriced. 3:  Holy Spirit, ever working through the church’s ministry–Quickening, strengthening, and absolving, setting captive sinners free; Holy Spirit, ever binding age to age and soul to soul, In community unending you we worship and extol. NCH #451     Be Now My Vision 1:  Be now my vision, O God of my heart; nothing surpasses the love you impart–You my best thought, by day or by night, waking or sleeping, your presence my light. 2:  Be now my wisdom, and be my true word; ever within me, my soul is assured; Mother and Father, you are...

May 24 Worship

https://www.facebook.com/david.frey.54/videos/4123727690978691/ Welcome Song     5  Praise to God Acts 1:6-14…..Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35……1 Peter 4:14b……John 17:1-11 Song     522  I Love to Tell the Story, v. 1-2 Meditation Song     522  I Love to Tell the Story, v. 3-4 Prayer Music for Living Our Faithful Lives NCH #5:  Praise to God Praise to God, praise to God, for the greenness of the trees, for the beauty of the flowers, for the blessing of the sky, for the greatness of the sea.  Praise to God, praise to God, now and forevermore.  Thanks, to God, thanks to God, for the gift of friends in Christ, for the church, our house of faith, for the gift of wondrous love, for the gift of endless grace.  Thanks to God, thanks to God, now and forevermore.  Sing to God, sing to God, for the grace of Jesus Christ, for the love of parent God, for the comfort and the strength of the Spirit, holy God.  Sing to God, sing to God, now and forevermore. NCH #522:  I Love to Tell the Story  I love to tel the story of unseen things above, of Jesus’ radiant glory, of Jesus’ endless love.  I love to tell the story, because I know it’s true; it satisfies my longings as nothing else can do.  I love to tell the story; and when I am in glory I’ll tell the old, old story of Jesus’ endless love.  I love to tell the story; more wonderful it seems than all the golden visions of all our golden dreams.  I love to tell the story, I tell it now...

May 17 Worship

Our worship this Sunday (5/17) is designed and presented by our national UCC leaders–our denomination’s conference ministers and national officers.  This service of faith and praise centers around the speech (recorded in Acts 17:22-31) that the apostle Paul delivered to philosophers and artists in the Greek city of Athens.  In that speech, Paul affirmed that the God in whom “we live and move and have our being” lives in us and not in the shrines we build.  God is with us, now as then, and always.  Worship includes a children’s message using nightlights, a sermon guided by the description of children’s safety with their parents even when they are temporarily lost together, and a beautifully written service of communion (if you wish to participate in realtime without distraction, gather your bread and drink before pressing play).  Three diverse songs are offered during worship–all moving in their own way.  The highlight for me is a simple and stirringly edited choral piece near the end of the service.  Taken together, the full service is a strong resource for our mental health.  I hope you are as blessed by the loving spirituality of our leaders as I was. Eastertide Worship Service – Wisconsin Conference UCC Eastertide Worship Service; Emergency Response Fund Grants; CARES Act and Families First Coronavirus Response Act Information; How to Create Virtual Worship Services...

May 10 Worship

No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here. Come and join us for our live worship service! Posted by Congregational United Church of Christ, Neenah/Menasha on Sunday, May 10, 2020 #426, O God, Whose Steadfast Love O God, whose steadfast love true motherhood has blessed; who shields the infant small upon its mother’s breast: Embrace us, too, O God, our God, and hold us in your loving arms, and hold us in your loving arms.  Your promises, O God, so sure throughout the years, have lived in mothers’ hearts, have bloomed from mothers’ tears.  So Sarah laughed, and Hannah wept, and singing Mary secrets kept, and singing Mary secrets kept.  In your great love, O God, full parenthood is known: a father mourns his child, a mother’s strength is shown.  Let parents’ faithful lives unbind your love that through them we might find Christ’s deeper love for humankind.  May your household of faith one family become, that love may be increased and none may be alone; That mother’s love and father’s care and children’s joy we all may share, and children’s joy we all may share. Happy Mother's Day Happy Mothers' Day Posted by Congregational United Church of Christ, Neenah/Menasha on Sunday, May 10,...

May 3 Worship

No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here. We welcome you to join us for today’s live church service. Posted by Congregational United Church of Christ, Neenah/Menasha on Sunday, May 3, 2020 252, Savior, like a Shepherd Lead Us:      Savior, like a shepherd lead us, much we need your tender care; in your pleasantpastures feed us, for our use your folds prepare.  Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus, you have bought us, yours we are; Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus, you have bought us, your we are.      We are yours, in love befriend us, be the guardian of our way; keep your flock, from sin defend us, seek us when we go astray.  Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus, hear your children when we pray; Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus, hear your children when we pray. 247, My Shepherd is the Living God:     When I walk through the shades of death, your presence is my stay; A word of your supporting breath drives all my fears away.  Your hand, in sight of all my foes, does still my table spread; My cup with blessings overflows, your oil anoints my head.      The sure provisions of my God attend me all my days; O may your house be my abode, and all my work be praise.  There would I find a settled rest, while others come and go–No more a stranger or a guest, but like a child at home. 373, They Did Not Build in Vain:      They did not build in vain who founded here a church as...