Worship Service – July 26, 2020
(10:15) Facebook Live Stream Worship Sunday
Prelude/ Lighting of the Candles
Opening Prayer: Holy One, we come before you with sighs too deep for words. We come with hearts overwhelmed- by the world, by personal relationships, and by inward struggles. We come to praise your name and to be reassured of your unending grace. In this time and place, open our hearts to your presence. Open our ears to hear your word proclaimed. Open
our hands to serve you and the world. May our lives reflect Christ, who walks with us and gives us life. In the name of Christ, we pray. AMEN.
Passing of the Peace: (L)The Peace of Christ be with you
(P) And Also with you.
Opening Songs: Forever I Will Sing
CALL TO CONFESSION
Daniel 9:4 I prayed to the LORD my God and confessed: “Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments, Come now to confess all that separates you from others and from God.
Prayer of Confession: Loving God, you search our hearts to see all the good, all the challenges, and all the obstacles in our lives. You remember the time we have turned away from you- the times we have forgotten we are your beloved children. Forgive us when we do not act as your faithful followers. Remind us we are a part of your family. May your Son, Jesus Christ, intercede in our lives to bring us grace and healing. Help us be your servants and share your story with the world. In your precious name, we pray. AMEN.
Words of Assurance: Beloved children of God, nothing in this life can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Receive the forgiveness of God, and go forth to be the loving community of faith. AMEN.
Hymn of Illumination Spirit Song (1st Verse only) UMH #347
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 tithe online)
Offertory Prayer: Almighty God, there are treasures all around us- family, friends, your abiding presence, and the love of Christ Jesus. Bless these gifts we return to you now. Bless them, that others might come to know the true treasures of your love and grace. In your holy name, we pray. AMEN.
Scripture Reading: 1 Kings 3:5-12
L: This is the word of the Lord.
P: Thanks be to God.
Song of Response As the Deer The Faith We Sing
Message What Do You Ask of God? by Pastor Edward Granadosin
Closing Hymn O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go UMH #480