August 30, 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



“Fantasia No. 11 in G Major (TWV 40:12)” by Georg Philipp Telemann

John Lane, flute


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

Rev. Dave Davis


Prayer of Confession

Merciful God,
for the things we have done that we regret,
forgive us;
for the things we have failed to do that we regret,
forgive us;
for all the times we have acted without love,
forgive us;
for all the times we have reacted without thought,
forgive us;
for all the times we have withdrawn care,
forgive us;
for all the times we have failed to forgive,
forgive us.
For hurtful words said and helpful words unsaid,
for unfinished tasks
and unfulfilled hopes,
God of all time,
forgive us and help us
to lay down our burden of regret. Amen.

Reprinted by permission from The Worship Sourcebook, © 2004, CRC Publications.




The God of Abraham Praise ” (Glory to God #49)

Steve Updegraff, tenor with Noel Werner, organ

1. The God of Abraham praise,
who reigns enthroned above,
the Ancient of Eternal Days,
the God of love!
The Lord, the great I am,
by earth and heaven confessed,
we bow before your holy name,
forever blest.

2. Your spirit still flows free,
high surging where it will.
In prophet’s word you spoke of old
and you speak still.
Established is your law,
and changeless it shall stand,
deep writ upon the human heart
by your strong hand.

3. Your goodly land we seek,
with peace and plenty blest,
a land of sacred liberty
and Sabbath rest.
There milk and honey flow,
and oil and wine abound,
and trees of life forever grow
with mercy crowned.

4. You have eternal life
implanted in the soul;
your love shall be our strength and stay,
while ages roll.
We praise you, living God!
We praise your holy name:
the first, the last, beyond all thought,
and still the same!


Time with Children

Corrie Berg

Matthew 14:22-33

You can find this story in your Deep Blue Bible. Some our stories are also in Growing in God’s Love: A Bible Storybook.



“Go Down, Moses” arr. Norman Luboff

Maria Palombo, Marissa Chalker, George Somerville, Elem Eley


Scripture Lesson & Sermon

“Following on Holy Ground”

Rev. Len Scales

Exodus 3:1-15



“Praise God for This Holy Ground” (Glory to God #405)

Ingrid Ladendorf

1. Praise God for this holy ground,
place and people, sight and sound.

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
God’s goodness is eternal.

2. Praise God in whose word we find
food for body, soul, and mind. (Refrain)

3. Praise God who through Christ makes known
all are loved and called God’s own. (Refrain)

4. Praise God’s Spirit who befriends,
raises, humbles, breaks, and mends. (Refrain)

5. Though praise ends, praise is begun
where God’s will is gladly done. (Refrain)


Call for Offering

Rev. Andrew Scales


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


Prayers of the People & Benediction

Rev. Len Scales & Rev. Andrew Scales

Tending the Flock

Birth – Charles “Chip” Alexander Salita, child of Michael & Elizabeth Salita, August 12, in Princeton.



“Toccata in Seven” by John Rutter

Noel Werner, organ


Adult Education

“The Daughters of Zelophehad” (Numbers 27) presented by Carol McDonald, 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.

“Fantasia No. 11 in G Major (TWV 40:12)” Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767). Public Domain.
“The God of Abraham Praise” Jewish melody, 17th cent.; adapt. Meyer Lyon and Thomas Olivers, 1770. Public Domain.
“Go Down, Moses” arr. Norman Luboff © 1982 Walton Music Corp. Used by permission from ABKCO Music and Records, Inc.
“Praise God for This Holy Ground” John L. Bell, © 2002 WGRG, Iona Community (admin. GIA Publications, Inc.) Musical streaming and print rights granted under OneLicense #A-730100.
“Toccata in Seven” John Rutter © 1975 Oxford University Press. Musical streaming and print rights granted under OneLicense #A-730100.
Hymns from “Glory to God” the Presbyterian Church (USA) Hymnal. Musical streaming and print rights granted under OneLicense #A-730100 and CCLI#11457258.