Ninth Sunday after Pentecost--August 2, 2020

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

August 2, 2020



Call to Worship

One: Come, all who are hungry and thirsty.
All: The Lord will provide for our needs.
One: Come this day to the table of the Lord.
All: Here we will find welcome and sustenance.
One: Come to this time of gathering and praise.
All: and open ourselves to renewal and rest.

Opening Prayer

Hymn                                     Amazing Grace                                 649 (vs. 1 & 4) purple; 202 (vs. 1 & 3) green

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

God of abundance, in your hands meager offerings become bread to feed a multitude. In you there is always more than enough. But we see only scarcity: too few resources to share with our neighbors, too little energy to respond to those in need. We turn from those who suffer rather than offering compassion and care. Transform us, we pray. Open our hands to share freely and generously and stretch our hearts to new expressions of love.

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

Old Testament Scripture Isaiah 55:1-5

Special Music                        Living Bread                         Cathy Bigler            

Gospel Lesson Matthew 14:13-21

Message                                  Give Them Something to Eat

Hymn of Response             Let Us Break Bread Together               525 (vs. 1 & 2) purple; 323 (vs. 1 & 2) green


Invitation to the Table

Great Prayer of Thanksgiving

The Lord’s Prayer (Debts)

 Prayer After Communion               

Communion Hymn               Let Us Break Bread Together               525 (vs. 3) purple; 323 (vs. 3) green

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


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                         What a Friend We Have in Jesus             465 (vs. 1 & 3) purple; 435 (vs. 1 & 3) green