Worship Service – June 28, 2020

If attending in person and you want to tune in, please following these directions:
1)  Park in the church parking lot – allow a spot in between cars to maintain an adequate distance. 2)  Tune your radio to FM 94.5 3)  Remain in your car 4)  The church is closed to gatherings–this includes bathrooms.

(10:15) Facebook Live Stream Sunday

Prelude/ Lighting of the Candles

Opening Prayer: Holy One, in whom we bear our souls, we take comfort and courage in your presence. Through your love and light, we are able to explore what it takes to place our trust entirely in you. Help us lovingly put you before all else, as we journey the corridors of uncertainty, knowing that your steadfast love shepherds us on paths unknown. Amen.

Passing of the Peace: (L)The Peace of Christ be with you
(P) And Also with you.

Opening Songs: Days of Elijah & Revelation Song

2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.” Come now to confess all that separates you from others and from God.

Prayer of Confession: Spirit of Creation, whose steadfast love drapes the earth, our human limitations shroud us from you, prodding us to unhealthy tendencies. We choose discordant noises, instead of the melodious sounds of your call. We would rather abide in the vapors of worry, and the smog of self-interest, rather than breath the refreshing mist of your grace. May
the toxic clouds that confine our spirits dissipate, and may we perceive the light of your grace. AMEN.

Words of Assurance: God releases creation from the haze of separation- the division separating us from God and our neighbors from ourselves. In the spirit of God’s freedom, let us delight in the refreshing winds of God’s grace, renewing us all. Amen.

Hymn of Illumination “Spirit of the Living God” UMH #393

Children’s Chat

L: Offertory call (Liturgist, please call ushers forward at this time)
Remember the words Jesus said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.
Offertory Music
Offering (click here to donate online)
Offertory Prayer: Through the teaching of Jesus, the steadfast love of God, and the empowering winds of the Spirit, we have been taught to share what we have, our time, talent, and treasure, with those in need. As we serve our neighbors, we serve the Christ. In gratitude for God’s many gifts, we celebrate God’s call to care for creation, and to boldly love the children of God. Amen.

Scripture Reading: Romans 6:12-23
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: “Freed from Sin-Enslaved to God?” by Pastor Edward Granadosin

Pastoral Prayer


Closing Hymn O Jesus, I Have Promised UMH #396



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