Benediction                                        Eternal Father, Strong to Save                                        No. 2191 (TWFS)


Eternal Father, strong to save,

Whose arm does bind the restless wave,
Who bids the mighty ocean deep

Its own appointed limits keep;
O hear us when we cry to Thee,

For those in peril on the sea.


O Savior, whose almighty word
The winds and waves submissive heard,
Who walked upon the foaming deep,
And calm amid the rage did sleep;
O hear us when we cry to Thee 

For those in peril on the sea.


O Holy Spirit, who did brood
Upon the waters dark and rude,
And bid their angry tumult cease,
And give for wild confusion peace;
O hear us when we cry to Thee 

For those in peril on the sea.


O Trinity of love and pow'r,

Your children shield in danger's hour;
From rock and tempest, fire, and foe,

Protect them where-so-e'er they go;
Thus, evermore shall rise to Thee

Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

Closing Praise Song                          Chorale Prelude on St. Ann’s        D. Buck


(Let us meet the day in new and hopeful ways.  Let us make this day remarkable in

thanksgiving and remembrance. The remembrance that nothing separates us from God’s

amazing grace and love because of the One who loved us first and best.)





The United Methodist Hymnal (UMH).

The Faith We Sing (TFWS).

The  New International Version Bible (NIV).

The Message (MSG).

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*For further information on the Battle of Midway National Archives including a documentary by award

winning director, John Huston, please use this link:


National Archives: The Unwritten Record

The Battle of Midway and Torpedo Squadron 8: A Memorial to a Fallen Unit

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United   Methodist  Church

200 Turner Road   Middletown, RI

 Calvary United Methodist Church

 Rejoicing in Worship Together

 Sunday, May 24, 2020 


 Thoughts for the Journey:

“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms.

It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die." ~ G. K. Chesterton




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Opening Song          Variations on “God Save the King”                              L. Beethoven


Welcome with Church Family Joys and Concerns                                                              (DC pages/history)


Preparing Your Spirit        When We Are Called to Sing Your Praise                     No. 2216 v. 3 (TFWS)

When we are called to sing your praise and life ahead looks grim,

still give us faith and hope enough to break forth in a hymn,

a thankful hymn, great God of Love, that you are everywhere;

you walk the shadowed way with us and keep us in your care.


The Lord’s Prayer


Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we

forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen. 


The Gospel Reading                                                                                                                                                   John 15:9-17 (NIV)


9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my

commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12 My

command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you

servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends,

for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that

whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. 17 This is my command: Love each other.”                                                           

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Meditation             “Torpedo 8”                                Guest Speaker: Alex Ellermann


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Prayer of Honor and Remembrance                                  (Diocese of Newark)


As we [now] pause to lift our hearts and minds in prayer, let us be mindful of those who have laid down their lives in the service of their country.

O God, we ask your strength, that we might dedicate ourselves to perfecting your kingdom of peace and justice among nations. Let us give thanks for the many blessings of freedom which we possess, purchased at the cost of many lives and sacrifices. Fill us with courage to fulfill our tasks and in no way break faith with the fallen. We commend these fallen to your mercy and ask that you give them eternal rest. This we ask and  pray in your name. Amen.