Fifth Sunday After Pentecost--July 5, 2020

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

July 5, 2020

Prelude

Call to Worship

One: Welcome this day to a time of rest.
All: We come, bearing burdens and cares.
One: Place your lives in the loving hands of God
All: May God heal our spirits and strengthen us.
One: Trust in God who is always with you.
All: Lord, this day we come to you in faith and trust for your healing mercies.

Opening Prayer

Hymn                                         Seek Ye First                                                  175

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

God of compassion and understanding, our lives have slowed down in the pandemic, and yet we struggle to hear your voice. We are caught up in our own situations and fail to consider what others face. Distracted by daily news and the uncertainty around us, we forget to come to you in prayer and offer that uncertainty to you.

In these slower days of community life, teach us how to savor the freedom of your presence. Help us enter your rhythm of grace and salvation in Jesus’ name.

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.

Prayer for Illumination

Old Testament Scripture Psalm 145:8-14 

Special Music                          Praise to the Lord    

Hebrews Scripture Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67

Message                                    The Lord Blesses

Hymn of Response                In a Deep Unbounded Darkness                  850 (vs. 1 & 4)           

THE EUCHARIST

Invitation to the Table

Great Prayer of Thanksgiving

The Lord’s Prayer (Debts)

The Communion of the People

Prayer After Communion

Communion Hymn               For the Bread Which You Have Broken               516 (vs. 1)

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.

Stewardship Moment

Prayer of Thanksgiving for our Blessings

Doxology

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                         O Master, Let Me Walk With Thee               738 (vs. 1 & 4)

Benediction