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July 5, 2020 Worship

This Sunday, we will celebrate communion together in our worship. Please gather the elements using what you have at home prior to starting the service. To increase the possibilities of sharing communion together and emphasize our unity as the Body of Christ, the video clip of the celebration of the Lord’s Supper will be available only on Sunday. Other aspects of worship will remain available through the week and in archives.

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

 

Prelude

“Invention in E” (BWV 777) by J. S. Bach

Miriam Eley, piano

 

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 the kingdom of heaven is near,
but we act as if it were not even real.
You tell us to cure the sick and cleanse the lepers,
but we advance our own well being instead.
You tell us to give without payment and to trust not in silver or gold,
but we hoard, save, and cherish wealth.
You tell us to be wise as serpents and innocent as doves, yet we are neither.
We do not trust. We do not follow. We do not care.
And yet you call us disciples. You call us friends. You call us beloved.
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 majesty,
we may become children of your light.
Amen.

Hymn

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Elem Eley & Noel Werner, organ

1. Great is thy faithfulness,
O God my Father;
there is no shadow of turning with thee.
Thou changest not;
thy compassions they fail not.
As thou hast been thou forever wilt be.

Refrain:
Great is thy faithfulness!
Great is thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning, new mercies I see.
All I have needed thy hand hath provided.
Great is thy faithfulness, Lord unto me!

2. Summer and winter,
and springtime and harvest,
sun, moon, and stars
in their courses above
join with all nature in manifold witness
to thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love. (Refrain)

3. Pardon for sin
and a peace that endureth,
thine own dear presence
to cheer and to guide,
strength for today
and bright hope for tomorrow:
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside! (Refrain)

 

Time with Children

Corrie Berg

Acts 16:16-34

  1. Why do think Paul wanted to stop the woman from declaring “These men work for the Lord most high?”
  2. What made Silas and Paul praise God even while they were in prison?

 

Scripture Lesson

David Friedman

Isaiah 55:10-13

 

Sermon

“Imagining Hope”

Rev. Andrew Scales

 

Hymn

Today We All Are Called to Be Disciples

George Somerville & Marissa Chalker

1. Today we all are called to be disciples of the Lord,
to help to set the captive free, make plowshare out of sword,
to feed the hungry, quench their thirst, make love and peace our fast,
to serve the poor and homeless first, our ease and comfort last.

2. God made the world and at its birth ordained our human race
to live as stewards of the earth, responding to God’s grace.
But we are vain and sadly proud; we sow not peace but strife.
Our discord spreads a deadly cloud that threatens all of life.

3. Pray justice may come rolling down as in a mighty stream,
with righteousness in field and town to cleanse us and redeem.
For God is longing to restore an earth where conflicts cease,
a world that was created for a harmony of peace.

4. May we in service to our God act out the living word,
and walk the road the saints have trod till all have seen and heard.
As stewards of the earth may we give thanks in one accord
to God who calls us all to be disciples of the Lord. 

 

Affirmation of Faith & Call for Offering

Rev. Len Scales

Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth,
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell;
the third day he rose again from the dead;
he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic Church;
the communion of saints;
the forgiveness of sins;
the resurrection of the body;
and the life everlasting. Amen.

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Solo

Every Day Will I Give Thanks” by G. F. Handel

Maria Palombo & Noel Werner, piano

Every day will I give thanks unto thee
and praise thy name forever and ever.
For the Lord is good to all.
His tender mercies are over all his works.
O praise him forever.  (Psalm 145:2,9)

 

Benediction

Rev. Andrew Scales

 

Postlude

“Gaudeamus” by Sydney Campbell

Noel Werner, organ

 

Adult Education

“Least Dangerous Branch? Survey of the Supreme Court’s 2019-2020 Term”

Larry Stratton

 

All-Ages Zoom Coffee hour

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

 


“Invention in E” (BWV 777) J. S. Bach. Public Domain.

“Great is Thy Faithfulness” Text: Thomas O. Chisholm © 1923, ren. 1951 Hope Publishing Company; Music: William Marion Runyan © 1923, ren. 1951 Hope Publishing Company. Musical streaming and print rights granted under OneLicense #A-730100.

“Every Day Will I Give Thanks” G. F. Handel. Public Domain.

“Today We All Are Called to Be Disciples: Text:© 1989 H. Kenn Carmichael. Music: English County Songs, 1893; harm. Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1906.  Musical streaming and print rights granted by “Glory to God” the Presbyterian Church (USA) Hymnal.

“Gaudeamus” Sydney Camplbell. ©1956 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.

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