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June 7, 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.

Today we will celebrate communion. 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.

YouTube Playlist

 

Prelude

Andante non moderato from the Duetto III, Op. 27 by Carl Stamitz

John Lane & Kim Kleasen, flute

 

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

Corrie Berg

Prayer of Confession

Gracious God, our sins are too heavy to carry, too real to hide, and too deep to undo.
Forgive what our lips tremble to name, what our hearts can no longer bear,
and what has become for us a consuming fire of judgment.
Set us free from a past that we cannot change;
lead us into an open future in which we can be changed;
and grant us grace to grow more and more in your likeness and image,
through Jesus Christ, the light of the world. Amen.

 

Hymn

“O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”

Marissa Chalker & Michael Ryan

1. O for a thousand tongues to sing
my dear Redeemer’s praise,
the glories of my God and King,
the triumphs of God’s grace!

2. The name of Jesus charms our fears,
and bids our sorrows cease,
sings music in the sinner’s ears,
brings life, and health, and peace.

3. Christ speaks, and listening to his voice
new life the dead receive;
the mournful waken to rejoice;
the poor in heart believe.

4. My gracious Master and my God,
assist me to proclaim,
to spread through all the earth abroad
the honors of thy name.

5. To God all glory, praise, and love
be now and ever given
by saints below and saints above,
the church in earth and heaven.

 

Time with Children

Carol Wehrheim

Acts 9:1-31  (Saul meets Jesus)

  1. How did Saul change in this story?
  2. Why do you think Jesus chose Saul to tell his story to the world?

Solo

Christ Whose Glory Fills the Skies” by Allan Robert Petker, text: Charles Wesley

George Somerville & Michael Ryan

Christ, whose glory fills the skies, Christ, the true, the only Light,
Sun of Righteousness, arise, triumph o’er the shades of night;
Dayspring from on high, be near; Daystar, in my heart appear.

Dark and cheerless is the morn unaccompanied by Thee;
joyless is the day’s return ‘til Thy mercy beams I see:
‘til they inward light impart, cheer my eyes and warm my heart.

Visit, then, this soul of mine; pierce the gloom of sin and grief;
fill me, Radiancy Divine; scatter all my unbelief;
more and more Thyself display, shining to the perfect day.

 

Scripture & Sermon

“Singing When You Can’t Sing”

Rev. David A. Davis

Psalm 98

 

Call for Offering

Mark Edwards

 

You can also give by texting NASSAU or NASSAU Hunger to 73256

 

Hymn

“How Can I Keep from Singing?”

Maria Palombo & Michael Ryan

1. My life flows on in endless song,
above earth’s lamentation.
I hear the clear, though far-off hymn
that hails a new creation.

Refrain
No storm can shake my inmost calm
while to that Rock I’m clinging.
Since Christ is Lord of heaven and earth,
how can I keep from singing?

2. Through all the tumult and the strife,
I hear that music ringing.
It finds an echo in my soul.
How can I keep from singing? Refrain

3. What though my joy and comforts die?
I know my Savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth. Refrain

4. The peace of Christ makes fresh my heart,
a fountain ever springing!
All things are mine since I am his!
How can I keep from singing? Refrain

Hymns from “Glory to God” the Presbyterian Church (USA) Hymnal. Musical streaming and print rights granted under OneLicense #A-730100 and CCLI#11457258.©1986 Fred Bock Music Company.