1. A Simplified Order of Worship June 21, 2020 - Third Sunday after Pentecost

    Call to Worship
        Let us bow down before the Lord,
            And glorify God’s holy Name.
        O  Lord, you are good and forgiving;
            Abounding in steadfast love to all who call you.

    Opening Prayer
    Abba, Father, we call you by the name Jesus used:
        Fulfill now that name to us; govern, protect, sanctify, guide and console us; let us be so filled with love for you that we may know your steadfast love for us;
        Through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen.    [Gallican Sacramentary; alt, TJC]

    Hymn     “Give to the Winds Thy Fears”✝

    Prayer Before the Word

    First Lesson    Genesis 21:8-21
        The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

    Psalm    Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17

    Hymn    “If Thou but Suffer God to Guide Thee” ✝✝   

    Gospel Lesson:    Matthew 10:24-39
        L: The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ P: Praise to you, Lord Christ

    Message:     “”    Pastor Gilbert Stones

    Hymn    “God of Love and God of Power” ✝✝✝

    Prayers of the People

    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     “We Give Thee But Thine Own” ✝✝✝✝   

    Prayer of Dedication

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

    Song of Blessing:     “Shalom to You”
    Passing the Peace of Christ with phone calls, texts, emails, cards and prayers

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    Music Notes: To the best of our ability to check, all music is either Public Domain or used by permission. No congregational music is with special arrangements.

    ✝ “Give to the Winds Thy Fears” First-Plymouth Church, Lincoln, NB

    Give to the winds thy fears; hope and be undismayed.
    God hears thy sighs and counts thy tears, God shall lift up thy head.

    Through waves and clouds and storms, God gently clears thy way;
    wait thou God's time; so shall this night soon end in joyous day.

    Leave to God's sovereign sway to choose and to command;
    so shalt thou, wondering, own that way, how wise, how strong this hand.

    Let us in life, in death, thy steadfast truth declare,
    and publish with our latest breath thy love and guardian care.

    ✝✝ “If Thou but Suffer God to Guide Thee” The Congregational Church of Brookfield (UCC) Brookfield, CN

    If thou but suffer God to guide thee, and hope in God through all thy ways,
    God will give strength, whate'er betide thee, and bear thee through the evil days.
    Who trusts in God's unchanging love builds on the rock that naught can move.

    Only be still, and wait God's leisure in cheerful hope, with heart content
    to take whate'er thy Maker's pleasure and all-discerning love hath sent;
    we know our in-most wants are known, for we are called to be God's own.

    Sing, pray, and keep God's ways unswerving; so do thine own part faithfully,
    and trust God's word; though undeserving, thou yet shalt find it true for thee.
    God never yet forsook at need the soul that trusted God indeed.

    ✝✝✝ “God of Love and God of Power”  First United Methodist Downtown Houston TX

    God of love and God of power,
    Grant us in this burning hour
    Grace to ask these gifts of Thee,
    Daring hearts and spirits free.

    God of love and God of power,
    Thou hast called us for this hour.

    We are not the first to be
    Banished by our fears from Thee;
    Give us courage, let us hear
    Heaven's trumpets ringing clear.
    Repeat Refrain

    All our lives belong to Thee,
    Thou our final loyalty;
    Slaves are we whene'er we share
    That devotion anywhere.
    Repeat Refrain

    God of love and God of power,
    Make us worthy of this hour;
    Offering lives if it's Thy will,
    Keeping free our spirits still.
    Repeat Refrain

    ✝✝✝✝ Recorded live at Trinity Methodist Church Penang on April 12, 2009