A Simplified Order of Worship July 5, 2020 - Fifth Sunday after Pentecost 


Call to Worship
    Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
        Who alone does wondrous things.
    Blessed be God’s glorious Name for ever;
        May God’s glory fill the whole earth!

Opening Prayer
O God, you are rich in forgiveness, and for this  you assumed the way of our flesh:
Make us steadfast in all our struggles; grant that  we might always hold fast to the good things  which we 

   receive from you and, that as often as we fall into sin, we may be raised up by repentance;
Through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord. Amen.    [Gothic Missal; alt, TJC]

Hymn                                               “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”✝


Prayer Before the Word                                                                                                       Sandy Green

First Lesson                                               Romans 7:15-25a
                                                  The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

Psalm                                                           Psalm 145:8-21

Hymn                                                 “Near to the Heart of God” ✝✝   

Gospel Lesson:                                 Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30
                        L: The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ P: Praise to you, Lord Christ

Message:                                               “Yokes and Burdens”                           Pastor Gilbert Stones

Hymn                                                  “There Is a Balm in Gilead” ✝✝✝

Pastoral Prayer

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.
    Amen.

Offering    [We invite you to consider your stewardship - you may Click Here for online giving]

Offertory                         “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow” ✝✝✝✝   

Prayer of Dedication

Benediction
                                     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. None of the congregational music uses copyrighted special arrangements or performances.

✝ "What a Friend We Have in Jesus"  Trinity United Methodist Church, Big Stone Gap, VA

What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer! O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear, all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.

Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere? We should never be discouraged; take it to the Lord in prayer. Can we find a friend so faithful who will all our sorrows share? Jesus knows our every weakness; take it to the Lord in prayer.

Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered with a load of care? Precious Savior, still our refuge; take it to the Lord in prayer. Do thy friends despise, forsake thee? Take it to the Lord in prayer! In his arms he'll take and shield thee; thou wilt find a solace there.

✝✝ “Near to the Heart of God” Seventh Day Adventist quartet

There is a place of quiet rest, near to the heart of God; a place where sin cannot molest, near to the heart of God. O Jesus, blest Redeemer, sent from the heart of God, hold us who wait before thee near to the heart of God.

There is a place of comfort sweet, near to the heart of God; a place where we our Savior meet, near to the heart of God. O Jesus, blest Redeemer, sent from the heart of God, hold us who wait before thee near to the heart of God.

There is place a place of full release, near to the heart of God; a place where all is joy and peace, near to the heart of God. O Jesus, blest Redeemer, sent from the heart of God, hold us who wait before thee near to the heart of God.

✝✝✝ “There Is a Balm in Gilead” First Methodist Church, HoustonTX

There is a balm in Gilead to make the wounded whole; there is a balm in Gilead to heal the sin-sick soul. Sometimes I feel discouraged, and think my work's in vain. But then the Holy Spirit revives my soul again.

There is a balm in Gilead to make the wounded whole; there is a balm in Gilead to heal the sin-sick soul. Don't ever feel discouraged, for Jesus is your friend, and if you look for knowledge he'll ne'er refuse to lend.

There is a balm in Gilead to make the wounded whole; there is a balm in Gilead to heal the sin-sick soul. If you can't preach like Peter, if you can't pray like Paul, just tell the love of Jesus, and say he died for all.

✝✝✝✝ “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow” Trinity Methodist Church, Wilmette, IL



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