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June 28, 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

 

Prelude

“The Peace May Be Exchanged” by Dan Locklair

Noel Werner, organ

 

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

Rev. Andrew Scales

Prayer of Confession
Merciful God, We confess in this season of profound transformation
that we have not spoken up with all our hearts against racism and injustice in our time.
We have not listened to our Black siblings when they have shared stories
of systemic trauma, brutality, and abuse.
God of justice, today we name our complicity in racism,
not to absolve ourselves through confession,
but to repent, and to commit ourselves in a new way,
trusting that, through your redeeming love and radical forgiveness,
the Spirit is able to equip us with everything we need
to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with you.
This we ask, in the name of Jesus,
whose resurrection life is for all people. Amen.

 

Hymn

Be Thou My Vision

The Carter Family

1. Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
naught be all else to me, save that thou art;
thou my best thought, by day or by night,
waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.

2. Be thou my wisdom, and thou my true Word;
I ever with thee and thou with me, Lord;
thou my soul’s shelter, and thou my high tower;
raise thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.

3. Riches I heed not, nor vain, empty praise;
thou, mine inheritance, now and always;
thou and thou only, first in my heart,
High King of Heaven, my treasure thou art.

4. High King of Heaven, my victory won,
may I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heaven’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
still be my vision, O Ruler of all. 

 

Time with Children

Corrie Berg

Acts 9:1-15

What do you think it was like to travel with Paul?
Why were friends like Lydia and the church at Philippi so important to Paul?

 

First Scripture Lesson

Brooke Redwine

Ephesians 1:3-14

 

Second Scripture Lesson & Sermon

“A Cup of Cold Water”

Rev. Len Scales

Matthew 10:40-42

 

Hymn

Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life

Ingrid Ladendorf

1. Where cross the crowded ways of life,
where sound the cries of race and clan,
above the noise of selfish strife,
we hear your voice, O Son of Man.

2. The cup of water given for you
still holds the freshness of your grace;
yet long these multitudes to view
the sweet compassion of your face.

3. O Master, from the mountainside,
make haste to heal these hearts of pain;
among these restless throngs abide;
O tread the city’s streets again;

4. Till all the world shall learn your love,
and follow where your feet have trod;
till glorious from your heaven above
shall come the city of our God.

 

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

Mark Edwards, Julia & Adeline

Hebrews 12:1-2, 12-13

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God. Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather be healed.

 

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Offertory

Someone is Praying for You” by Lanny Wolfe

Tiffaney & Joey Hsia

 

Benediction

Rev. Len Scales

 

Postlude

“Toccata” David Hegarty

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.

 


“The Peace May Be Exchanged” Dan Locklair ©1988 E.C. Kerby, Ltd. ASCAP.

“Be Thou My Vision” Text: Irish poem; trans. Mary E. Byrne, 1905; vers. Eleanor Hull, 1912, alt.; Music: Irish ballad; harm. David Evans, ©1927 Oxford University Press. Public Domain. Harmony streaming and print rights granted under OneLicense #A-730100.

“Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life”Text: Frank Mason North 1903 alt. Music: Gardiner’s Sacred Melodies, 1815. Public Domain.

“Someone Is Praying For You” Lanny Wolfe ©1977 Lanny Wolfe Music, Co. ASCAP.

“Toccata” David Hegarty ©2007 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.