A Simplified Order of Worship August 16, 2020 - Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Call to Worship Josie Main and Debbie Livingston with Oliver Main
Let us come together and worship the Lord.
Let us raise our voices as one in praise.
How good it is to live together in unity!
The Lord blesses our life for evermore.
Opening Prayer Ben Nucum
O Lord our God, it is by your compassion that we are drawn to love and fear your holy Name:
Mercifully pour out your grace into our hearts, that we, casting away those things that
separate us from you, may be united with one another in you with sure devotion;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns in unity with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever and ever. Amen. [Leonine Sacramentary; alt, TJC]
Hymn “In Christ There Is No East or West” #548
Prayer Before the Word Donna McSpadden
First Lesson Genesis 45:1-15
Second Lesson Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32
Children’s Time Kathy Lindsay
Gospel Lesson: Matthew 15: (10-20) 21-28
L: The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ P: Praise to you, Lord Christ
Message “Blessing, Blessing, Who Gets the Blessing?” Pastor Gilbert Stones
Music “Fierce Love” Jim Strathdee*
The Lord’s Prayer Scott Danielson
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 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” arr. Douglas E. Wagner
Prayer of Dedication
Hymn “Help Us Accept Each Other” #560
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 - Vocal
Kathy Lindsay - Children’s Time
Donna McSpadden- Reader
Josie and Oliver Main, Debbie Livingston, Scott Danielson, Ben Nucum - Liturgy
Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editing
Rich Bolin - Music Coordinator and some camera work
* “Fierce Love” by Jim Strathdee, Courtesy Strathdee Music, used by permission.