A Simplified Order of Worship August 23, 2020 - Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

Call to Worship                                                           Weston and Emilia and Cathy Bonnett
    If the Lord were not on our side,
        We would have been lost.
    Our help is in the Name of the Lord
        Who made heaven and earth.

Opening Prayer   
O God, the source of all knowledge and truth:
Confirm in our hearts the mysteries of true faith, that as we confess Him who came

  among us in the flesh as both divine and human, so by the power of his resurrection

  we may be enabled to attain everlasting joy;
Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns in everlasting Trinity,

   one God for ever and ever. Amen.                             [Gregorian Sacramentary; alt, TJC]

Hymn                                    “Majesty, Worship His Majesty”                                          #176

Prayer Before the Word                                                                                            Beth Crizer

First Lesson                                         Romans 12:1-8
                                      L: The Word of the Lord P: Thanks be to God

Children’s Time                                                                                                      Mike Lindsay

Gospel Lesson:                                  Matthew 16:13-20
                     L: The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ P: Praise to you, Lord Christ

Message                                   “Cornerstone and Capstone”             Pastor Gilbert Stones

Song                                                            “Stones”                                       George R. Crisp*

Pastoral Prayer

Prayer Interlude (Pray you own prayers here)
The Lord’s Prayer   
    Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come,
    your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
    Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who
    sin against us.
    Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.
    For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever.

Offering    [Click here to go to online giving]

Offertory                                               “Rock of Ages”                                 arr. Barbara Hoff

Prayer of Dedication

Music                                                     “Walk With Me”                                                  #2242

                              Join us on Zoom at 11:00 a.m. for fellowship.

Song of Blessing:                             “Shalom to You”                                          Jora Landis

Passing the Peace of Christ with phone calls, texts, emails, cards and prayers

Thanks to everyone who made today’s service possible
Barbara Hoff - Organ and Piano
Jora Landis - Vocals
Mike Lindsay - Children’s Time
Beth Crizer - Reader
Weston, Emilia and Cathy Bonnett; Scott Danielson - Liturgy
Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editing
Rich Bolin - Music Coordinator

Rich Bolin, Mary Anne Meyer - Additional Camera Work

*George R. Crisp - Special Music: Stones, ©2000 George R. Crisp/Giraffe Music. Used by permission. This song may be found on the album "Songs Along the Road," available on Amazon Music, Spotify, and Apple Music.


Children's Time

This week Mike Lindsay shows us what it looks like inside of a radio and demonstrates how important all of the parts are, just like you are a special and essential part of God's Creation.  Mike teaches us that all the parts are needed to make up one important and magical whole!