July 12, 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



“En Prière” (In Prayer) by Gabriel Fauré

Robert Lamb


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

Mark Edwards

Prayer of Confession
Jesus you send us into the world to proclaim from rooftops,
but we cower in basements.
You tell us to cure the sick and cleanse the lepers,
but we, instead, advance our own well being.
You tell us to give without payment and to not trust in silver and gold,
but we hoard and cherish our wealth.
You tell us to be wise as serpents and innocent as doves,
yet we are neither.
Forgive us and have mercy on us.
Take the little we do and make it grow.
Take our timid lives and give us faith.
Take our selfish concerns and redeem them,
so that through your goodness, we may become children of your light. Amen.



Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” (Glory to God # 366)

Maria Palombo & Noel Werner, organ

1. Love divine, all loves excelling,
Joy of heaven, to earth come down,
fix in us thy humble dwelling;
all thy faithful mercies crown.
Jesus, thou art all compassion;
pure, unbounded love thou art;
visit us with thy salvation;
enter every trembling heart.

2. Breathe, O breathe thy loving Spirit
into every troubled breast;
let us all in thee inherit;
let us find the promised rest.
Take away the love of sinning;
Alpha and Omega be;
end of faith, as its beginning,
set our hearts at liberty.

3. Come, Almighty, to deliver;
let us all thy life receive;
suddenly return, and never,
nevermore thy temples leave.
Thee we would be always blessing,
serve thee as thy hosts above,
pray, and praise thee without ceasing,
glory in thy perfect love.

4. Finish then thy new creation;
pure and spotless let us be;
let us see thy great salvation
perfectly restored in thee:
changed from glory into glory,
till in heaven we take our place,
till we cast our crowns before thee,
lost in wonder, love, and praise.


Time with Children

Carol Wehrheim

Acts 17


Scripture Lesson

Rosamond van Wingerden

Psalm 121



“The Inheritance”

Rev. Lauren J. McFeaters

Ephesians 1:3-14



The Gift of Love” by Hal Hopson

Isabel & Josie, Ingrid Ladendorf, piano

Though I may speak with bravest fire,
and have the gift to all inspire,
and have not love, my words are vain,
as sounding brass, and hopeless gain.

Though I may give all I possess,
and striving so my love profess,
but not be given by love within,
the profit soon turns strangely thin.

Come, Spirit, come, our hearts control;
our spirits long to be made whole.
Let inward love guide every deed;
by this we worship, and are freed.


Moment for Mission

Loaves & Fishes

Scott Harmon & Allen Olsen


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

Rev. Len Scales

Philippians 2:5-11
Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,
who, though he was in the form of God,
did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited,
but emptied himself,
taking the form of a servant,
being born in human likeness.
And being found in human form he humbled himself
and became obedient to the point of death – even death on a cross.
Therefore God also highly exalted him
and gave him the name that is above every name,
so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God!


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Tending the Flock


William Borowski, father of Brett Borowski, father-in-law of Jennifer, grandfather of Emily on June 25, 2020 in Hackensack, New Jersey.

Barbara Pierce, mother of Wendy Pierce Evans and mother-in-law of Larry Evans, on June 29, 2020 in West Windsor, New Jersey.

Gerry Ladendorf, mother of Doug Ladendorf, mother-in-law of Ingrid, and grandmother of Camille and Duncan on July 8, 2020 in Peoria, Arizona.



“Lord, Make Us More Holy ” (Glory to God #313)

Steve Updegraff & Noel Werner, piano

1. Lord, make us more holy;
Lord, make us more holy;
Lord, make us more holy,
until we meet again:
holy, holy, holy,
until we meet again.

2. Lord, make us more loving;
Lord, make us more loving;
Lord, make us more loving,
until we meet again:
loving, loving, loving,
until we meet again.

3. Lord, make us more patient;
Lord, make us more patient;
Lord, make us more patient,
until we meet again:
patient, patient, patient,
until we meet again.

4. Lord, make us more faithful;
Lord, make us more faithful;
Lord, make us more faithful,
until we meet again:
faithful, faithful, faithful,
until we meet again.



Rev. Lauren J. McFeaters



“Prelude on Hyfrydol” by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Noel Werner, organ


Adult Education

“2020 is always hindsight, except when it’s not.”

Mark Herr

There will be a post-Adult Education meeting with Mark Herr beginning at 12:00 today on Zoom. Please check your email for the link.


All-Ages Zoom Coffee hour

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


“En Priere” (In Prayer) Gabriel Faure (1845-1924), arr. Fred Gramann ©2017 Choristers Guild. OneLicense #A-730100.

“Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” Text:  Charles Wesley, 1747, alt., Music:  Rowland Hugh Prichard, 1831, alt. Public Domain.

“The Gift of Love” Hal Hopson, arr. John Carter © 1972, 1995 Hope Publishing Company. OneLicense #A-730100.

“Lord, Make Us More Holy” African American Spiritual. Public Domain.

“Prelude on “Hyfrydol” Ralph Vaughan Williams © 1920 Stainer and Bell. 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.