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       A Simplified Order of Worship July 19, 2020 - Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Call to Worship
    Search us, O God, and know our hearts!
        Try us and know our thoughts.
    In  every place you are there, O God.
        Lead us in your everlasting ways!

Opening Prayer
  Almighty God, Who knows all things and gives all good gifts:
  Grant that we may always seek your kingdom and righteousness; and whenever you see us in need, mercifully

    grant us an abundant portion;
  Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God in glory

    everlasting. Amen.                                                                                                       [Leonine Sacramentary; alt, TJC]

Hymn                                                              “The God of Abraham Praise”✝

Prayer Before the Word                                                                                                                                    Jan Carpenter

First Lesson                                                               Genesis 29:10-19a
                                                                    The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

Psalm                                                                       Psalm 139:1-12; 23-24

Hymn                                                            “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise” ✝✝   

Gospel Lesson:                                                          Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24
                                              L: The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ P: Praise to you, Lord Christ

Message:                                                  “Stairway to Heaven, Stairway to Earth”                      Pastor Gilbert Stones

Hymn                                                           “We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder” ✝✝✝

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 the Online Giving page]

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

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

✝ "The God of Abraham Praise" Congregational singing, Metropolitan Tabernacle, London
The Tabernacle Fellowship have been worshipping together since 1650.C. H. Spurgeon was it’s best known preacher

The God of Abraham praise, who reigns enthroned above;
Ancient of Everlasting Days, and God of love;
Jehovah, great I AM! by earth and heaven confessed;
I bow and bless the sacred name forever blest.

The great I AM has sworn; I on this oath depend.
I shall, on eagle wings up-borne, to heaven ascend.
I shall behold God's face; I shall God's power adore,
and sing the wonders of God's grace forevermore.

The heavenly land I see, with peace and plenty blest;
a land of sacred liberty, and endless rest.
There milk and honey flow, and oil and wine abound,
and trees of life forever grow with mercy crowned.

The God who reigns on high the great archangels sing,
and "Holy, holy, holy!" cry, "Almighty King!
Who was, and is, the same, and evermore shall be:
Jehovah, Lord, the great I AM, we worship thee!"

✝✝ “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise” First United Methodist Church, Houston, TX

Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, Thy great name we praise.

Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
Nor wanting, nor wasting, Thou rulest in might;
Thy justice like mountains high soaring above
Thy clouds which are fountains of goodness and love.

To all, life Thou givest, to both great and small;
In all life Thou livest, the true life of all;
We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
And wither and perish, but naught changeth Thee.

Thou reignest in glory; Thou dwellest in light;
Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight;
All laud we would render: O help us to see
'Tis only the splendor of light hideth Thee.

✝✝✝ “We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder”

We are climbing Jacob's ladder;
we are climbing Jacob's ladder,
we are climbing Jacob's ladder;
soldiers of the cross.

Every round goes higher, higher;
every round goes higher, higher,
every round goes higher, higher;
soldiers of the cross.

Sinner, do you love my Jesus?
Sinner, do you love my Jesus?
Sinner, do you love my Jesus?
Soldiers of the cross.

If you love him, why not serve him?
If you love him, why not serve him?
If you love him, why not serve him?
Soldiers of the cross.

We are climbing higher, higher;
we are climbing higher, higher,
we are climbing higher, higher;
soldiers of the cross.

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

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