Second Sunday after Pentecost
Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

June 18, 2017

Pastor Mark Monson Alley’s
last Sunday at St John’s UMC
before officially retiring at the end of June.

Pastor Mark
Pastor Mark: “Hi, I’m Mark Monson Alley…. and I’m from South Portland!”

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Lesson from the Christian Scriptures
Mark 12:28-31
Listen – MP3
As read by Emily Simons

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A Time for the Child in All of Us
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By Pastor Mark

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Lesson from the Good News of Jesus
Matthew 25:31-36
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As read by Pastor Mark

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A favorite anthem of Pastor Mark’s:
“Come Build a Church” by Medema ~ sung by our Chancel Choir

Pastor Mark mentions this anthem during his Message.

You can listen to the professional sample music
here.
Courtesy of
Hope Publishing

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Pastor Mark’s last Message at St John’s

 

 

“Keep It Up”

©2017 Mark Monson Alley
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Time: 11:42

Pastor Mark
Pastor Mark

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Sacred Dance ~~~ “I Will Follow” by Tomlin ~~~ Cornerstone Dance

SACRED DANCE

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Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

With Pastor Mark and Wendy serving.

COMMUNION

COMMUNION

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Another favorite anthem of Pastor Mark’s:
“Hallelujah” by Handel (arr. Chinn) ~ sung by our Chancel Choir

You can listen to the professional sample music
here.
Courtesy of
J.W. Pepper & Son®, Inc

CHOIR

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Farewell Liturgy

“…It is important and right that we recognize these times of passage, of endings and beginnings. Today we share the time of farewell with Pastor Mark and Wendy, who are leaving…”

And

Mark: “As a sign of encouragement for the continuation of the ministry here, I leave this stole – a symbol of servanthood – for Pastor Sue to pick up.” (Pastor Sue Frost will be our new Pastor as of July 1st.)

CLOSING-STOLE

CLOSING-STOLE

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Pastor Mark Departing Comments

Departing Comments, and Benediction by Pastor Mark
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CLOSING

CLOSING

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“Good-Bye, Pastor Mark. We love you.”

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