Worship Service – June 21, 2020
(10:15) Facebook Live Stream Sunday
Prelude/ Lighting of the Candles
Opening Prayer: Eternal God, turn and be gracious to us, for the road is long and weary. We feel beaten down by the trials of life and need your strength to sustain us. Show us your favor, and offer us your blessing, that we may abide in faithfulness and not be put to shame. Comfort us, O God, and revive our souls. Grant us the endurance to take up our cross, and follow the difficult roads in life. Amen.
Passing of the Peace: (L)The Peace of Christ be with you
(P) And Also with you
Opening Songs: I am a Friend of God & 10,000 Reasons
CALL TO CONFESSION
1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. Come now to confess all that separates you from others and from God.
Prayer of Confession: Holy One, your words cause us to tremble: “nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not be known.” There is much in our lives that we wish to hide from others, even ourselves. We fear those who kill the body, while ignoring those who kill the soul. Teach us once more, O God, that your Son came to bring us
life- even if turned son against father, and daughter against mother. Remind us of our higher calling, and the promises you offer of life in your realm which has no end. AMEN.
Words of Assurance: Those who seek to preserve their life will lose it, but those who lose their life for Christ’s sake will find it. Those who have died with Christ through baptism are united with him in his resurrection.
Hymn of Illumination “Spirit of the Living God” UMH #393
Offertory call (Liturgist, please call ushers forward at this time)
Remember the words Jesus said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.
Offering (click here to make an online donation)
Offertory Prayer: Receive the gifts of our hands, O God, that they may be signs of your love and grace for a divided world. Through our offerings, help others follow the ways of life. Fill the world with your mercy, Holy One, that your faithful everywhere will honor you, by sharing your kingdom each and every day. AMEN.
Honoring the Fathers by Pastor Ed
Song for Dad: John Edru Granadosin
Scripture Reading: “Matthew 10: 24-39”
L: This is the word of the Lord.
P: Thanks be to God.
Song of Response “Surely the presence of the Lord” UMH #328
Message OK’est Dad’ by Frank Akers
Closing Hymn “This is my Father’s World” UMH #144