Eighth Sunday after Pentecost--July 26, 2020

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

July 26, 2020


Call to Worship 

One: Though there is strife in the world. 
All: Yet will we seek God.

One:When our hearts grow heavy and the burdens are overbearing,
All: We will turn to the Lord.

One:God is with us in all things.
All: We can place our trust in the God of love and hope. AMEN.

Opening Prayer

Lord’s Prayer  

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. AMEN

Hymn                                        O Lord My God (How Great Thou Art)             625 purple (vs. 1 & 2)  4 green (vs. 1 & 2)    

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession (unison)

God, your kingdom confounds us. You challenge our assumptions about right Living. You reverse our expectations and reorder our priorities until they reflect your vision of well-being for all. But we cling to the values of this world, which privilege products over people, success over service, and competition for resources over the common good. Open us to new ways of living that embody your desire for creation and are marked by justice and joy.

Assurance of Pardon

Gloria Patri

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen, Amen.

Passing the Peace of Christ 

ONE: Since Christ has extended to us the peace of God, let us, as his disciples, spread his peace to others. The peace of Christ be with you.

ALL: And also with you.

ONE: We are now going to check to see who is with us this morning as our way of sharing Christ’s peace.

Prayer for Illumination

Gospel Lesson Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 

Special Music                             All Creatures of Our God and King   

Hebrews Scriptures Genesis 29:15-28 

Message                                       Two Daughters: Two Wives

Hymn of Response                   Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise  12 (vs. 1 & 3) Purple Hymnal 25 (vs. 1 &3) Green Hymnal

Affirmation of Faith                Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand Of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.  I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting.  Amen.

Prayers of the People 

Stewardship Moment 

Prayer of Thanksgiving for our Blessings


Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise Him, all creatures here below; praise Him above, ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen

Closing Hymn                           God Be with You Till We Meet Again  542 (vs. 1 & 4)