A Simplified Order of Worship August 30, 2020 - Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Call to Worship                                                                                                           Kay and Rich Bolin
    Glory in God’s holy Name;
        Make known the deeds of God to all the earth!
    Seek the strength of the Lord;
        Seek the Lord’s presence continually!

Opening Prayer   
   O God, whose will it is that all should hear and follow the invitation of Jesus:
      Convert our hearts to you, that we, avoiding the things which offend you may feel your

      mercy and not your wrath;
   Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns,   

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

Music                                                     “Morning Has Broken”                                                     #145*

Prayer Before the Word                                                                                                 Elizabeth Clover

First Lesson                                              Romans 12:9-21

Children’s Time                                                                                   Mike Lindsay and Special Guest

Gospel Lesson:                                        Matthew 16:21-28
                            L: The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ P: Praise to you, Lord Christ

Message                                     “What Do You Think That Means?”              Pastor Gilbert Stones

Music                                                          “The Summons”                                                          #2130

Pastoral Prayer

Prayer Interlude
The Lord’s Prayer                                                    Debbie Livingston, Josie Main, and Oliver Main
    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                                                        “Pass It On”   

Prayer of Dedication

Music                                          “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”                                            #2129

                                       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
*Martha Chivens - Harp; Rick Grether - Guitar – with thanks to SLOUMC
Barbara Hoff - Organ and Piano
Jora Landis - Vocals
Mike Lindsay (and guest) - Children’s Time
Elizabeth Clover - Reader
Rich and Kay Bolin; Debbie Livingston, Josie Main, and Oliver Main - Liturgy
Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editing
Rich Bolin - Music Coordinator and some camera work


Children's time

This week we meet someone new, someone from a place you've probably never been before.  The Bible teaches us to welcome in the foreigner and to be kind to strangers, so let's see if we can make a new friend!