Sunday, August 2, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 2, 2020
Ninth Sunday After Pentecost
11:00A.M.

Organ Prelude

 

Welcome and Announcements                                                    John Strawbridge

 

Choral Introit “O come. let us sing unto the Lord” (Donald Moore)

O come. let us sing unto the Lord,
To Him our voices raise.
O come; with joyful voices praise.

 

Call to Worship

All who are thirsty, come!
God is the fountain for our lives.
All who are hungry, come!
Jesus feeds us with goodness and grace.
Rich and poor, young and old, neighbor and guest, come!
The Holy Spirit gathers everyone in worship this day.

 

Opening Hymn God Will Take Care of You                              UMH 130 Vs. 1, 2 & 3

1. Be not dismayed whate’er betide,
God will take care of you;
Beneath His wings of love abide,
God will take care of you.
Refrain:
God will take care of you,
Through every day, o’er all the way;
He will take care of you,
God will take care of you.
2. Through days of toil when heart doth fail,
God will take care of you;
When dangers fierce your path assail,
God will take care of you. REFRAIN
3. All you may need He will provide,
God will take care of you;
Nothing you ask will be denied,
God will take care of you. REFRAIN

 

Psalter Reading Psalm 17: 1-7, 15 The Message

1-2 Listen while I build my case, God,
the most honest prayer you’ll ever hear.
Show the world I’m innocent—
in your heart you know I am.
3 Go ahead, examine me from inside out,
surprise me in the middle of the night—
You’ll find I’m just what I say I am.
My words don’t run loose.
4-5 I’m not trying to get my way
in the world’s way.
I’m trying to get your way,
your Word’s way.
I’m staying on your trail;
I’m putting one foot
In front of the other.
I’m not giving up.
6-7 I call to you, God, because I’m sure of an answer.
So—answer! bend your ear! listen sharp!
Paint grace-graffiti on the fences;
take in your frightened children who
Are running from the neighborhood bullies
straight to you.
15 And me? I plan on looking
you full in the face. When I get up,
I’ll see your full stature
and live heaven on earth.
The Word of God….Thanks be to God

 

Sharing Joys and Concerns
Pastoral Prayer
Lord’s Prayer

 

Choral Response Surely the Presence of the Lord                            UMH 328

Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place.
I can feel His mighty power and His grace.
I can hear the brush of angels wings.
I see glory on each face.
Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place.

 

Gospel Lesson                                                                                       Matthew 14:13-21 NIV

13 When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns. 14 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
15 As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.”

16 Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”
17 “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.
18 “Bring them here to me,” he said. 19 And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. 20 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. 21 The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.
The Word of God for the people of God….Thanks Be To God

 

Sermon “God Will Provide”                                                                 Rev. Debbie Scott

 

Invitation to Offering

On-Line giving

 

Offertory “Canticle of Prayer (Erik Routledge)”

We do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words.

Ask, and it will be given you;
Seek, and you will find;
Knock, and it will be opened to you.

For all who ask receive, and all who seek find; and to those who knock it will be opened.

 

Offering Prayer (All)

We offer these gifts to you O God, in response to your many gracious gifts to us. Bless and use all that we offer, both these gifts and our lives, as we seek to be faithful followers of Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen

 

Closing Hymn ‘Tis So Sweet To Trust in Jesus                                UMH 462 Vs.1,3 & 4

1. Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to take Him at His word;
Just to rest upon His promise;
Just to know, Thus saith the Lord.
REFRAIN: Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him,
How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er,
Jesus, Jesus, Precious Jesus!
O for grace to trust Him more.
3. Yes, ’tis sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just from sin and self to cease;
Just from Jesus simply taking
Life, and rest, and joy, and peace. REFRAIN
4. I’m so glad I learned to trust Thee,
Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend;
And I know that Thou art with me,
Wilt be with me to the end. REFRAIN

 

Benediction

L: Christ, the bread of life, sends you out to feed others.
Whoever comes to Christ will not be hungry or thirsty.
P: We will share our lives with brothers and sisters.
We seek to offer them the bread from heaven.
L: Join the saints in building up the body of Christ.
Seek to equip others for the work of ministry.
P: We are being healed even as we serve.
We are empowered daily as we share love. Amen.

 

Choral Benediction “Let us now depart in thy peace” (Bristol)

Let us now depart in thy peace, blessed Jesus,
Send us to our homes with God’s love in our hearts:
Let not the busy world claim all our loyalties,
Keep us ever mindful, dear Lord, of Thee.

 

Ringing the Bicentennial Bell

 

Postlude

End of the Show (Dennis Wilson – for Chris “C.P.” Lee, died July 25)

 

Food For Thought: More Than Enough

There was more than enough grief for Jesus: he has just gotten the news that his beloved cousin, John, has been beheaded by Herod. There was more than enough people: 5,000 have gathered to hear Jesus; probably closer to 15-20,000 counting women and children. There was more than enough need: The people were hungry; they had been with Jesus all day long. There was more than enough fear: “Jesus, make them go away…we barely have enough for ourselves…” But what they did have was more than enough for Jesus: who took, who blessed, who broke, who shared the simple gifts the disciples had and it was more than enough for everyone. When we wonder “is it enough?” what we do for the needy; what we do about the violence in our world; what we do about reaching out to young people; what we do with our simple gifts; we should remember this story, and think of the promise that Jesus does not call us to serve in ways for which he is unable to equip us. But that he takes, he blesses, he breaks, he shares our simple gifts with others, and it is will always be more than enough.

 

 

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