Bulletin for July 5, 2020

July 5, 2020

Fifth 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

(based on Matthew 11:28-30)

Brothers and sisters, boys and girls—

come and worship!

Even if you’re tired and worn out—

come and worship!

Lay down the heavy things you are carrying—

come and worship!

Listen to what Jesus wants to tell you—

come and worship!

See if you can discover how Jesus wants to use you—

come and worship!

For Jesus is humble and gentle,

and he will give us everything we need to follow him.

*HYMN OF PRAISE There Is a Place of Quiet Rest

1. There is a place of quiet rest, near to the heart of God.

A place where sin Cannot molest, near to the heart of God.

Chorus Oh Jesus blessed Redeemer, sent from the heart of God,

hold us, who wait before thee, near to the heart of God.

2. There is a place of comfort sweet, near to the heart of God,

a place where we our savior meet, near to the heart of God.

Chorus

3. There is a place of full release, near to the heart of God,

a place where all is joy and peace, near to the heart of God.

Chorus

CALL TO CONFESSION

*SILENT PRAYER OF CONFESSION

CORPORATE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

O God,

our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you.

You are beyond our busy imaginings,

yet you meet us where we are. Your footprints cross ours. Behind us and before us you tread the path,

you lead the way.

Yet yoked to Jesus your Son,

we strain against your direction; summoned to follow your way,

we burden ourselves and others; asked to stand up,

we cower in our own inadequacy.

Forgive us the wrongs we have done

to others, to ourselves, to you.

Lift us from our fear

So that we may see your vision

know your wisdom

and find our rest in you,

through Jesus Christ our Lord. 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

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

Eternal God,

your Spirit inspired those who wrote the Bible

and enlightens us to hear your Word fresh each day.

Help us to rely always on your promises in Scripture.

In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

SCRIPTURE LESSON Romans 7:15-25a

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 11:16-19, 25-30

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

THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

OFFERTORY Amy Alley

PRAYER OF DEDICATION

For the wondrous gift of life, we are thankful, O God.

Your generous outpouring of grace reminds us

of the fruitful life we are called to bear.

May our gifts of time and labor

embody our desire to share and contribute

to your coming reign among us. Amen.

INVITATION

We come to this table not because we must but because we may, not because we are strong, but because we are weak.

We come, not because any goodness of our own gives us a right to come, but because we need mercy and help.

We come, because we love the Lord and would like to love him more. We come, because he loved us and gave himself for us.

We come and meet the risen Christ together, for we are his Body.

SPECIAL MUSIC “How Beautiful” Twila Paris

Karen Bengtson, soloist

GREAT THANKSGIVING

Come, then, people of God, to the joyful feast of our Lord.

The Lord be with you

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.

Loving God, You made this world marvelous for us to enjoy. You gave Jesus to be our Savior, Lord, and friend, and to bring us to you. You send your Spirit to make us one family in Christ.

For these gifts of love we thank you and join with angels and saints in this joyful hymn of praise:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

For your kindness to us and your goodness to all, we give you thanks. We thank you that you showed your love by sending your Son, who gave his life for us, and rose again from death, and lives to pray for us forever.

We thank you that he has taken away all that separates us from you, and has made us friends with you and with one another. We thank you that he has brought us together at this table, to strengthen us by his love and grace and presence.

Pour out your Holy Spirit on us and these your gifts of bread and cup, that they may be for us a communion with the body and blood of Christ.

Through Christ, with Christ, in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor is yours, almighty God, now and forever. Amen.

THE LORD’S PRAYER

WORDS OF INSTITUTION

SHARING OF THE BREAD AND THE CUP

The bread which we break is a sharing in the body of Christ.

We celebrate that the body of our Lord Jesus Christ

was given for the complete forgiveness of all our sins.

The cup for which we give thanks is a sharing in the blood of Christ. We remember and believe that the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ was shed for the complete forgiveness of our sins.

Come, for all is ready. The gifts of God for the people of God.

PRAYER AFTER THE LORD’S SUPPER

Jesus, no words can express our gratitude and amazement

that you should die for us.

How amazing is it that each of our lives is so valuable to you

that you would lay yours down to reach us.

May this communion strengthen us

as we seek to take your message

of love and grace into the world. Amen.

*HYMN OF SENDING Be Thou My Vision

Be Thou my vision. O Lord of my heart;

Nought 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.

Riches I heed not, nor vain, empty praise,

Thou mine inheritance, now an always;

Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,

Great God of heaven, my treasure Thou art.

Be Thou my wisdom, and Thou my true word;

I ever with Thee and Thou wit4h me, Lord;

Heart of my own heart, whatever befall’

Still be my vision. O Ruler of all.

*CHARGE & BENEDICTION

*TAKING THE LIGHT INTO THE WORLD

*POSTLUDE Amy Alley


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