Bulletin for July 19, 2020

July 19, 2020

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

*Indicates the time you are to stand in body or spirit. Bold indicates congregational participation.

GATHERING IN GOD’S PRESENCE

GREETING & ANNOUNCEMENTS

We welcome all to this service of worship! Guests, please complete a WELCOME CARD

(located in the racks or from an usher) to give us a way to contact you after the service.

WELCOME CARDS also are for prayer concerns and any other information for the church office.

PRELUDE Amy Alley

GREETINGS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

*CALL TO WORSHIP

We come to celebrate God’s blessings to us.

Surely God is in this place!

We come to open ourselves to God’s guidance and love.

Surely God is in this place!

We come to see more clearly God’s presence in our lives.

Surely God is in this place!

We come to see God in this community of seekers.

Surely God is in this place!

We come to pray, praise, and offer ourselves to God.

Surely God is in this place! Let us worship!

Opening Prayer

Holy One, you know us already. Help us to know you better. Let us see you all around us. Fill our worship with your Spirit so that we may learn to recognize your presence in all places. Amen.

*OPENING HYMN How Lovely, Lord, How Lovely (see insert)

CALL TO CONFESSION

*SILENT PRAYER OF CONFESSION

CORPORATE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Gracious God,

in the fields of our lives,

we strive to be fruitful, but we fall short.

We get so comfortable

that we sleep when we need to be vigilant

about our own lives

and the injustices around us.

We are so casual about wrongdoing

that it creeps into our lives

and threatens to overwhelm the good we do.

Forgive us.

Keep us awake so that we can produce the lives you call us to live.

Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

*PASSING OF THE PEACE

(Worshipers are invited to share the peace of Christ.)

The peace of the risen Christ be with you.

And also with you.

GLORIA PATRI (remember masks)

THE WORD

Gracious God, we do not live by bread alone.

Let the heavenly food of the scripture

nourish us today in the ways of eternal life,

through Jesus Christ, the bread of heaven. Amen

SCRIPTURE LESSON Romans 8:12-25

For the Word of God in Scripture,

For the Word of God among us,

For the Word of God within us,

Thanks be to God.

SCRIPTURE LESSON Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

For the Word of God in Scripture,

For the Word of God among us,

For the Word of God within us,

Thanks be to God.

SERMON The Rev. Leslie Traylor

RESPONDING TO THE WORD

Declaration of our Christian Faith Traditional Apostles' Creed

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE/PASTORAL PRAYER

Lord, in your steadfast love,

Hear our prayer.

*THE LORD’S PRAYER

OFFERTORY

*CLOSING HYMN My Hope Is Built (see insert)

*CHARGE & BENEDICTION

Benediction

(based on Romans 8:18-25)

As you go from here into the week ahead,

with whatever joys and challenges it holds,

do not be discouraged or disheartened.

Remember the glory that awaits you as a child of God.

Hold on to that truth;

live in that hope.

And may the peace of God,

the blessing of Jesus Christ,

and the presence of the Holy Spirit

be with you and among you.

Amen.

*TAKING THE LIGHT INTO THE WORLD

*POSTLUDE Amy Alley

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