Worship Service – August 2, 2020
(10:15) Facebook Live Stream Worship Sunday
Prelude/ Lighting of the Candles
Opening Prayer: Mighty God, pour out your power and strength on us. Grant us the nourishment we need to receive your word. May your presence fill our lives and carry us forth, preparing us to be your people and equipping us to do your work in the world. In your holy name, we pray. Amen.
Passing of the Peace: (L)The Peace of Christ be with you
(P) And Also with you.
Opening Hymn: “Standing on the Promises of God” UMH #374
CALL TO CONFESSION
Psalm 32:5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord.” And you forgave the guilt of my sin. Come now to confess all that separates you from others and from God. Prayer of Confession: Come to us, Holy One, even in our times of resistance. Work within and through us, even when we wrestle with doubt and despair. Enlighten and guide us, even in our darkest hours. Bless us and call us by name, even when we reject your presence. Hold us and love us, even when we try to run away. When we feel beat down by
the world, and are weary with fatigue and sorrow, nourish us with your mercy and your grace. Fill us with your love, that we may go forth with confidence and faith. In your mighty name, we pray. AMEN.
Words of Assurance: God’s strength is enough. Christ’s forgiveness is sure. Through God’s strength and Christ’s grace, we are blessed, loved, and made whole.
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. Offertory Music
Offering (please click here to tithe online)
Offertory Prayer: Holy Spirit, as you blessed Jacob long ago, bless us now. As you blessed bread and fish on a Galilean shore, bless and transform these gifts into abundant blessings for those in need; bless and guide our ministries into avenues for your mercy and grace. In your blessed name, we pray. Amen.
Scripture Reading: Romans 9:1-5
L: This is the word of the Lord.
P: Thanks be to God.
Song of Response “As the Deer” The Faith We Sing
Message According to God… by Pastor Edward Granadosin
The Great Thanksgiving/Holy Communion
Closing Hymn “Tell Me the Stories of Jesus” UMH #277