August 16, 2020 Worship

Thank you for worshiping with us this morning. You can follow along with the order of worship below. Each video will play on this page and the words to the prayers and hymns are listed below the video. If you so choose, there is a YouTube playlist listed below for “one-click worship.” The words to hymns and prayers for the playlist can be found by clicking “show more” on the bottom left, below each video. For both choices, closed captions can be used by clicking the “CC” button at the bottom right in the video screen.

YouTube Playlist



Notturno” by Edvard Grieg

Noel Werner, piano


Call to Worship, Welcome, Prayer of Confession
& Assurance of Forgiveness

Rev. David A. Davis

Prayer of Confession

Merciful God,
you pardon all who truly repent and turn to you.
We humbly confess our sins and ask your mercy.
We have not loved you with a pure heart,
nor have we loved our neighbor as ourselves.
We have not done justice, loved kindness,
or walked humbly with you, our God
Have mercy on us, O God, in your loving-kindness.
In your great compassion,
cleanse us from our sin.
Create in us a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within us.
Do not cast us from your presence,
or take your Holy Spirit from us.
Restore to us the joy of your salvation
and sustain us with your bountiful Spirit
through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.



Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty ” (Glory to God #35)

Marissa Chalker & Noel Werner, organ

1. Praise ye the Lord,
the Almighty, the King of creation!

O my soul, praise him,
for he is thy health and salvation!
All ye who hear, now to his temple draw near;
join me in glad adoration!

2. Praise ye the Lord,
who o’er all things so wondrously reigneth,
shelters thee under his wings,
yea, so gently sustaineth!
Hast thou not seen
how thy desires e’er have been
granted in what he ordaineth?

3. Praise ye the Lord!
O let all that is in me adore him!
All that hath life and breath,
come now with praises before him!
Let the amen sound from his people again;
gladly for aye we adore him.


Time with Children

Carol Wehrheim

This week talk with your family and friends about your favorite stories from the Book of Acts. You can read the stories in your Deep Blue Bible and some of them are in Growing in God’s Love, A Bible Storybook. 

First Scripture Lesson

Emily Rounds

Psalm 139:1-18


Second Scripture Lesson & Sermon

“I Know the Plans”

Rev. David A. Davis

Jeremiah 29:10-14



Fix Me, Jesusadapt. and arr. William F. Smith

Trenton Children's Chorus & Westminster Jubilee Singers


Moment for Mission

Trenton Children’s Chorus

Vinroy D. Brown, Jr., Artistic Director of Trenton Children's Chorus



Affirmation of Faith, Prayers of the People & Call for Offering

Rev. Lauren J. McFeaters

Affirmation of Faith

This is the good news
which we have received, in which we stand,
and by which we are saved, if we hold it fast:
that Christ died for our sins
according to the scriptures,
that he was buried,
that he was raised on the third day,
and that he appeared
first to the women,
then to Peter, and to the Twelve,
and then to many faithful witnesses.
We believe that Jesus is the Christ,
the Son of the living God.
Jesus Christ is the first and the last,
the beginning and the end;
he is our Lord and our God. Amen.

Tending the Flock

Birthday-  Geraldine “Gerry” Bowers, celebrates her 99th Birthday on August 22, 2020.

Death- John Roger Drayer Jr., son of Peggy Drayer, brother of Dianne and Susan, on June 21, 2020 in Fairfax, Virginia.


You can also give by texting NASSAU or NASSAU Hunger to 73256




“Be Still, My Soul”(Glory to God #819)

Elem Eley & Noel Werner, organ

1 Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side.
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain.
Leave to thy God to order and provide,
who through all changes faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: thy best, thy heavenly Friend
through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

2 Be still, my soul: thy God doth undertake
to guide the future surely as the past.
Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake;
all now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know
his voice who ruled them while he dwelt below.

3 Be still, my soul: the hour is hastening on
when we shall be forever with the Lord;
when disappointment, grief, and fear are gone,
sorrow forgot, love’s purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul: when change and tears are past
all safe and blessed we shall meet at last.



Rev. David A. Davis



Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty” by Johann Gottfried Walther

Noel Werner, organ


Adult Education

Miriam (Exodus 15)” presented by Kathleen McVey, created by First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia

Adult Education


All-Ages Zoom Coffee hour

Check your email for the link. We will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m.


“Notturno” Edvard Grieg (1843 – 1907) Public Domain.

“Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty” Text: Joachim Neander, 1680; trans. Catherine Winkworth, 1863, alt., Music: Stralsund Ernewerten Gesangbuch, 1665; harm. The Chorale Book for England, 1863. Public Domain.

“Fix Me, Jesus” adapt. & arr. William F. Smith © 1989, United Methodist Publishing House. Musical streaming and print rights granted under OneLicense #A-730100.

“Be Still, My Soul” Text: Katharina von Schlegel, 1752; trans. Jane Laurie Borthwick, 1855, alt., Music: Jean Sibelius, 1899; Arr. © 1933, ren. 1961 Presbyterian Board of Christian Education (admin. Westminster John Knox Press). Musical streaming and print rights granted by “Glory to God” the Presbyterian Church (USA) Hymnal.

“Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty” Johann Gottfried Walther (1684-1748). Public Domain.

Hymns from “Glory to God” the Presbyterian Church (USA) Hymnal. Musical streaming and print rights granted under OneLicense #A-730100 and CCLI#11457258.