June 14, 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



Prayer by Ernst Bloch

Tiffaney & Joey Hsia


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

Mark Edwards

Prayer of Confession

Lord, forgive us for picking and choosing who is worthy.
Forgive us for being judgmental. Forgive us for being hypocritical.
Forgive us for being timid. Forgive us for excusing ourselves. 
Forgive us for resorting to violence. Forgive us for thinking death is the solution.
Forgive us for being silent. Forgive us for saying the wrong words. 
Grant us peace. Give us courage. 
For we know that you are the gracious Judge. You are true to yourself and to us.
You are courageous. You are merciful.
You are peaceful. Your life is our redemption.
You speak at just the right time. You are the right Word.
Amani utupe na ustawi.
As we journey down this weary road, 
may we know that in Jesus Christ, the world is forgiven.



O Christ, the Great Foundation

Elem Eley & Miriam Eley

1. O Christ, the great foundation
on which your people stand
to preach your true salvation
in every age and land:
pour out your Holy Spirit
to make us strong and pure,
to keep the faith unbroken
as long as worlds endure.

2. Baptized in one confession,
one church in all the earth,
we bear our Lord’s impression,
the sign of second birth:
one holy people gathered
in love beyond our own,
by grace we were invited;
by grace we make you known.

3. Where tyrants’ hold is tightened,
where strong devour the weak,
where innocents are frightened,
the righteous fear to speak,
there let your church awaking
attack the powers of sin
and, all their ramparts breaking,
with you the victory win.

4. This is the moment glorious
when he who once was dead
shall lead his church victorious,
their champion and their head.
The Lord of all creation
his heavenly kingdom brings:
the final consummation,
the glory of all things.


Time with Children

Corrie Berg

Peter raises Tabitha (Acts 9:32:43)

  1. Why do you think Tabitha’s friends wanted Peter to come to Joppa?
  2. Can you think of someone you know whose life “overflows with good works and love for others?”


Affirmation of Faith & Call for Offering

Rev. Len Scales

From a Brief Statement of Faith

In a broken and fearful world
the Spirit gives us courage
to pray without ceasing,
to witness among all peoples to Christ as Lord and Savior,
to unmask idolatries in Church and culture,
to hear the voices of peoples long silenced,
and to work with others for justice, freedom, and peace.
In gratitude to God, empowered by the Spirit,
we strive to serve Christ in our daily tasks
and to live holy and joyful lives,
even as we watch for God’s new heaven and new earth,
praying, “Come, Lord Jesus!”


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“Goodness Is Stronger Than Evil”

Jenna, Adeline, Joshua, Harry, Dean & Avery

Goodness is stronger that evil; love is stronger than hate;
light is stronger than darkness; life is stronger than death.
Victory is ours; victory is ours through God who loves us.
Victory is ours; victory is ours through God who loves us.

Scripture, Sermon, Pastoral Prayer & Benediction

“Midwives and Baskets”

Rev. David A. Davis

Exodus 1:15-2:10



“Arise Your Light Is Come”

Steve Updegraff

1. Arise, your light is come!
The Spirit’s call obey;
show forth the glory of your God,
which shines on you today.

2. Arise, your light is come!
Fling wide the prison door;
proclaim the captives’ liberty,
good tidings to the poor.

3. Arise, your light is come!
All you in sorrow born,
bind up the broken-hearted ones
and comfort those who mourn.

4. Arise, your light is come!
The mountains burst in song!
Rise up like eagles on the wing;
God’s power will make us strong.



“Trumpet Call” by Gilbert M. Martin

Noel Werner


Adult Education

“The Church in Times of Crisis”

Heath Carter


All-Ages Zoom Coffee hour

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


“Prayer” Ernst Bloch  (1880-1959)  ©1925 Carl Fischer Music. Musical Streaming and print rights granted by ASCAP.

“O Christ, the Great Foundation” Text:  Timothy T’ingfang Lew, 1933, alt.; trans. Mildred A. Wiant, 1966 © 1977 Chinese Christian Literature Council Ltd. Music: Samuel Sebastian Wesley, 1864. Musical Streaming and print rights granted by “Glory to God” the Presbyterian Church (USA) Hymnal.

“Goodness is Stronger Than Evil” text: Tutu, Desmond (b. 1931) © 1995 Desmond Tutu. Music: Bell, John L. (b. 1949) © 1996 WGRG, Iona Community (admin. GIA Publications, Inc.) Musical streaming and print rights granted under OneLicense #A-730100.

“Arise Your Light Is Come” Text:  Ruth Duck  © 1992 GIA Publications, Inc. Music:  Walker, William H. (1809-1875). Musical streaming and print rights granted under OneLicense #A-73010.

“Trumpet Call” Gilbert M. Martin ©1971 Lorenz Publishing Co. 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.