Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Order of Worship

Would I Have Answered When You Called
By Ralph Vaughan Williams

Kathy Onishi
Welcome of Grace and Greeting
Rev. Mia MiKyung Park
*Call to Worship
(Based on Psalm 105:1-11)
Rev. Dr. Jeney Park-Hearn
*Opening Hymn
Open the Eyes of My Heart
by Paul Baloche Eugene and Kathy Onishi, Michelle Vaughan, Miriam Tong, and Neal Komedal
Opening Prayer
Rev. Dr. Jeney Park-Hearn
First Scripture Reading
Romans 8:26-39 (NRSVUE, JLB)
Sylvia Wong, Mike Takahashi
Children’s Message
Rev. Mia MiKyung Park
Special Music
Blessed Be Your Name
By Beth Redman, Matt Redman

Eugene and Kathy Onishi, Michelle Vaughan, Miriam Tong, Neal Komedal
Life as Christians II
Rev. Mia MiKyung Park
Hymn of Reflection
Amazing Grace, My Chains are Gone
By J. Newton, C. Tomlin and L. Giglio

Eugene and Kathy Onishi, Michelle Vaughan, Miriam Tong, Neal Komedal
Introduction to the Offering
Rev. Dr. Jeney Park-Hearn
Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow (UMH #94)
Eugene and Kathy Onishi
Prayer of Dedication
Rev. Dr. Jeney Park-Hearn
Rev. Mia MiKyung Park
*Closing Hymn
Forever by Chris Tomlin
Eugene and Kathy Onishi, Michelle Vaughan, Miriam Tong, Neal Komedal
Rev. Mia MiKyung Park
It Is Well with My Soul
By Philip P. Bliss and setting by John Carter
Kathy Onishi
Passing of the Peace
Rev. Mia MiKyung Park

Sermon Questions

  • What are the roles of the Holy Spirit in the life of a Christian? 
  • According to Romans 8:28, what assurance do Christians have in their journey of life? 
  • Based on today’s passage, how can Christians find strength and courage to live boldly for and with Christ, no matter the circumstances they encounter? 
  • What practical steps can Christians take to strengthen a deeper relationship with the Holy Spirit and experience the guidance and comfort of the Holy Spirit in our lives? 

Upcoming Lectionary Scriptures

Monday, July 31, 2023:
Semi-continuous: Psalm 65:8-13; Genesis 30:25-36; James 3:13-18
Complementary: Psalm 119:121-128; 1 Kings 3:16-28; James 3:13-18
Tuesday, August 1, 2023:
Semi-continuous: Psalm 65:8-13; Genesis 30:37-43; Ephesians 6:10-18
Complementary: Psalm 119:121-128; 1 Kings 4:29-34; Ephesians 6:10-18
Wednesday, August 2, 2023:
Semi-continuous: Psalm 65:8-13; Genesis 46:2-47:12; Mark 4:30-34
Complementary: Psalm 119:121-128; Proverbs 1:1-7, 20-33; Mark 4:30-34
Thursday, August 3, 2023:
Semi-continuous: Psalm 17:1-7, 15; Isaiah 14:1-2; Philippians 4:10-15
Complementary: Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21; Proverbs 10:1-5; Philippians 4:10-15
Friday, August 4, 2023:
Semi-continuous: Psalm 17:1-7, 15; Isaiah 41:8-10; Romans 9:6-13
Complementary: Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21; Isaiah 51:17-23; Romans 9:6-13
Saturday, August 5, 2023:
Semi-continuous: Psalm 17:1-7, 15; Genesis 31:1-21; Matthew 7:7-11
omplementary: Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21; Isaiah 44:1-5; Matthew 7:7-11


“Looking Back” by Fumiko Kimura

Sumi Strokes of Summer Exhibit • Now – August 24

Puget Sound Sumi Artists (PSSA) presents Sumi Strokes of Summer, an exhibit of Sumi Fine Art and a memorial tribute to its founder, Fumiko Kimura (December 1929-March 2023), and a retrospective of 37 years of PSSA art. This event will be held at the Premier Gallery at the Puyallup Activity Center (210 West Pioneer, Puyallup, WA 98371), July 5 – August 24, 9am-4pm, M-F (except holidays). Read more.

RM Q&A Session • Today!

Join the Reconciling Ministries team for a drop-in Q&A session on Sunday, July 30 during fellowship hour! We will meet in the Webb Room (adjacent to the social hall) for some fun treats and conversation about the reconciling ministry process. Please stop by to chat with the team, find resources, enjoy snacks, and join in some fun activities! All are welcome. Contact Lynne Onishi for more info!

Save the Date: Blessing of the Animals • Next Sunday, Aug. 6

Blaine Memorial UMC will have a Blessing of the Animals worship service on Sunday, August 6, 2023, at 10:00AM in the Blaine Courtyard. Everyone is invited to bring pets (or pictures of pets) for the blessing. Dogs should be on leashes and other pets should be in appropriate carriers. Hope to see you there with your furry friend!

Ongoing Donations for Afghan and Ukrainian Refugees

Items being collected: At this time, we have an abundance of some items and so we are NOT in need of clothing or children’s toys. Especially needed items are women’s products, toothpaste, personal care items, rice cookers, blenders, mixing bowls, microwave ovens, toasters, mixers, irons, dish sets, towels, and blankets.

Blaine Memorial UMC Collection Hours:

Collection items can be dropped off to the Blaine Memorial Social Hall from Tuesday – Friday between 10:00am-4:00PM. Please call the Church Office at (206) 723-1536 prior to dropping off your items.

South King County Response Center Collection & Volunteer Hours:

The Donation Center is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays from 10am-2pm, same time as the Tukwila Pantry at 3118 S. 140th St. Seattle. Please text Kim Parks at (206) 683-1707 when you would like to help. Please wear a mask and bring a marking pen and measuring tape if possible. Please contact Donna Sekijima at: and/or Anne Arakaki-Lock at:

Read our latest issue of the Beacon!

The July edition of the Beacon features stories from our church in celebration of Summer! Download the PDF!

July 2023 Calendar