June 21, 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



“Now Pray We to the Holy Ghost” by Dietrich Buxtehude

Michael Ryan, organ


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

Rev. Len Scales

Prayer of Confession

You have told us, O Lord, what is good:
to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with our God.

We confess, we too often practice
religion rather than righteousness,
civility instead of compassion,
and might over meekness.

Mold us Lord into your beloved community,
reform us until we value all black, indigenous, and immigrant lives
with the same glory and honor you give all mortals.

Empower us to steward our opportunities and influence
in such a way that responds rightly to your unceasing love.



O Worship the King

George Somerville & Noel Werner, organ

1. O worship the King,
all glorious above!
O gratefully sing
God’s power and God’s love:
our shield and defender,
the Ancient of Days,
pavilioned in splendor
and girded with praise.

2. O tell of God’s might;
O sing of God’s grace,
whose robe is the light,
whose canopy space,
whose chariots of wrath
the deep thunderclouds form;
and bright is God’s path
on the wings of the storm.

3. The earth with its store
of wonders untold,
Almighty, your power
has founded of old;
established it fast
by a changeless decree,
and round it has cast,
like a mantle, the sea.

4. Your bountiful care
what tongue can recite?
It breathes in the air;
it shines in the light;
it streams from the hills;
it descends to the plain,
and sweetly distills
in the dew and the rain.

5. Frail children of dust,
and feeble as frail,
in you do we trust,
nor find you to fail;
your mercies, how tender,
how firm to the end,
our Maker, Defender,
Redeemer, and Friend.


Time with Children

Carol Wehrheim

Acts 10

  1. How does Peter’s dream connect with the story of Peter and Cornelius?
  2. What do you think it is like to be filled with the Holy Spirit?


First Scripture Lesson

Tim Flood

Romans 12:1-8


Second Scripture Lesson & Sermon

“In My Hands”

Rev. David A. Davis

Jeremiah 18:1-12



“Here I Am, Lord”

Alli & Annie, Ingrid Ladendorf, piano

1. I, the Lord of sea and sky;
I have heard my people cry.
All who dwell in dark and sin
my hand will save.
I, who made the stars of night,
I will make their darkness bright.
Who will bear my light to them?
Whom shall I send?

Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord?
I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go, Lord, if you lead me.
I will hold your people in my heart.

2. I, the Lord of snow and rain,
I have borne my people’s pain.
I have wept for love of them.
They turn away.
I will break their hearts of stone,
give them hearts for love alone.
I will speak my word to them.
Whom shall I send?  Refrain

3. I, the Lord of wind and flame,
I will tend the poor and lame.
I will set a feast for them.
My hand will save.
Finest bread I will provide
till their hearts be satisfied.
I will give my life to them.
Whom shall I send?  Refrain


Affirmation of Faith & Call for Offering

Rev. Andrew Scales

Today’s affirmation of faith comes from the third section of the Belhar Confession of the PC(USA). 

We believe:

  • that God has entrusted the church with the message of reconciliation in and through Jesus Christ; that the church is called to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world, that the church is called blessed because it is a peacemaker, that the church is witness both by word and by deed to the new heaven and the new earth in which righteousness dwells.
  • that God’s lifegiving Word and Spirit has conquered the powers of sin and death, and therefore also of irreconciliation and hatred, bitterness and enmity, that God’s lifegiving Word and Spirit will enable the church to live in a new obedience which can open new possibilities of life for society and the world…


Tending the Flock

Death- Joanne McFeaters, mother of Lauren McFeaters, mother-in-law of Michael Brothers, and grandmother of Josie Brothers, on June 16, 2020, in Newtown, Pennsylvania


The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father,
who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen. 


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God Hath Led His People On

Marissa Chalker & Noel Werner, piano

God hath led his people on. His laws are in their mind,
written on their hearts.  All shall know that he is God,
a God of truth without iniquity, both just and right.
And as an eagle stirreth up her nest of young,
taketh them and beareth them on her wings,
so God alone didst lead his children onward.
There was no strange God with them.



Rev. David A. Davis



“Little Prelude and Fugue in F” (BWV 556) by J.S. Bach

Noel Werner, organ


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.


“Now Pray We to the Holy Ghost” Dietrich Buxtehude. Public Domain.

“O Worship the King, All Glorious Above” Text:  Robert Grant, 1833, alt.Music:  Joseph Martin Kraus, 1784, alt. Public Domain.

“Here I Am, Lord” Daniel L. Schutte Text © 1981, 2000 OCP, Music Harm. © 2011 Alfred V. Fedak. Musical streaming and print rights granted under OneLicense #A-730100.

“God Hath Led His People On” Text: Hebrews 8:10, Deuteronomy 32:11, 12 Music: Felix Mendelssohn. Public Domain.

“Little Prelude and Fugue in F (BWV 556)” J.S. Bach. 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.