Sixth Sunday after Pentecost--July 12, 2020

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

July 12, 2020


Call to Worship

One: God’s word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path.

All: We gather in many different places to root ourselves in sacred story and grow in faith.

ONE: God’s teachings are our heritage; they bring joy to searching hearts.

ALL: We gather in God’s presence to offer our thanks and praise!

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                                     All Creatures of Our God and King   15 (vs. 1 & 4)   

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession (unison)

God of life, Lord of mercy, we confess that, like Esau and Jacob, we selfishly make decisions that do not honor you or others. Believing ourselves wise, we foolishly follow our own way, falling short of your glory. Our pride keeps us from being honest about ourselves, our sin, and our needs. Forgive us, we pray, and grant us the gift of your healing grace. Make us new and lead us in the way of life everlasting.

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 Lesson Psalm 119:105-112

Special Music                        I Sing the Might Power of God      

Hebrews Scripture Genesis 25:19-34

Message                                   Struggles       

Hymn of Response   For the Healing of the Nations   346 (vs. 1 & 2)        

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                        Blest Be the Tie that Binds                           306  (vs. 1 & 4)