A Simplified Order of Worship August 2, 2020 - Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Call to Worship                                                                                      Beth and Bob Crizer
    Let us call upon the Lord.
        O God, hear us.
    Guard us as the apple of your eye.
        Hide us in the shadow of your Wings.

Opening Prayer
Almighty God, by whom we are named and in whom we are sustained:
May your gifts be our refreshment and your grace our consolation that we might

   sing always the praises of our redeemer, Jesus Christ our Lord;
Who with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. Amen.                                                                              [Gelasian Sacramentary; alt, TJC]

Hymn                                “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”                          Jora Landis

Prayer Before the Word                                                                               Nancy Flanders

First Lesson                                       Genesis 32:22-31
Children’s Time                                                                                            Kasey P. Lindsay

Gospel Lesson:                                  Matthew 14:13-21

Message:                                                                                         Pastor Gilbert Stones

Hymn                                      “Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown”

Prayers of the People
Offering    [Click here to go to online giving]


Prayer of Dedication

The Sacrament of Holy Communion

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                                          Melissa Rochte

Hymn                                            “Be Thou My Vision”          Kay Bolin and Janet Oliver

                                     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
Kay Bolin and Janet Oliver - Mountain Dulcimer
Bob and Beth Crizer - Liturgists
Nancy Flanders - Reader
Melissa Rochte - The Lord’s Prayer
Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editing
Rich Bolin - Music Coordinator and some camera work


Children's Time

This week Kasey P. Lindsay highlights the first lesson (Genesis 32: 22-31) and invites us to be grateful even for the trials in our lives because they help us to grow and become better people.