Worship Resource for Sunday, July 5, 2020

Fifth Sunday After Pentecost
Sunday, July 5th, 2020

“Come to me…and I will give you rest,”
Jesus promises.
Where do we go, and to whom do we turn,
to discover the truth of these words?

PRELUDE – “We Come with Joy to Meet Our Lord” arr., A. L. Page
American Folk Hymn
Arrangement ©1990 Van Ness Press CCLI #1049296

CALL TO WORSHIP – Madeline Keith & Holden Land
(to be shared between readers in your home.)
The music is playing, and God is calling.
We have come to sing and dance with God.
The prayers are flowing, and the Spirit is moving.
Breathe on us, breath of God.
Christ promises rest and renewal, when we come to Him
We are here, trusting this sacred promise.

HYMN OF PRAISE – “To God Be the Glory” W.H. Doane

To God be the glory, great things He hath done;
so loved He the world that He gave us His Son,
Who yielded His life and atonement for sin,
and opened the life gate that all may go in. (Refrain)

O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,
to every believer the promise of God.
The vilest offender who truly believes,
that moment from Jesus a pardon receives. (Refrain)

Great things He hath taught us, great things He hath done,
and great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;
But purer and higher, and greater will be
our wonder, our victory, when Jesus we see. (Refrain)

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the earth hear His voice!
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the people rejoice!
O come to the Father, through Jesus His Son,
and give Him the glory great things He hath done.
~Text by Fanny Crosby ©Public Domain

WELCOME TO WORSHIP – Rev. Aho

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE – Mrs. Debbie Pittard

OLD TESTAMENT READINGPsalm 45:10-17
Mr. Jed Pittard

PASTORAL PRAYER – Rev. Aho

O Lord, most holy and most near,
as we worship you grant to us new eyes to see the world as you.
Grant to us new hands to do the work of the kingdom,
to bind up the wounded, to set free the captives,
to welcome the stranger.
Forgive us when we believe our only help is in our own strength and that our only hope is in the quickness of our own minds.
Help us to seek You and You alone in all we do.
As we worship, O Lord, make of us a new creation. Amen.
~P. Haymes, “Be Thou Present” ©1994, Smyth & Helwys

MESSAGE – “With Fresh Eyes” Rev. Aho
Matthew 11:16-19; 25-30

MUSIC MEDITATION – “Let Us Break Bread Together”
arr., J. Althouse
Donna Perkins, Abby Kate Lumpkins, Arthur Marks

Let us break bread together on our knees.
Let us drink wine together on our knees.
Let us praise God together on our knees.
When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun,
O Lord, have mercy on me.
African American Spiritual ~ Public Domain
Arrangement ©2012 Hope Publishing CCLI #1049296

ORDINANCE OF COMMUNION
Breaking Bread and Sharing the Cup

We encourage you to read these familiar words and take communion in your home; knowing that you share in this meal with your church family.

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed it, broke it, and gave it to the disciples
and said, “Take and eat. This is my body.” He took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them saying, “Drink from this, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many so that their sins may be forgiven. I tell you, I won’t drink wine again until that day when I drink it in a new way with you in my Father’s kingdom.” Then, after singing songs of praise, they went out to the Mount of Olives. (Matthew 26:12 CEB)

HYMN OF RESPONSE – “O How He Loves You and Me” KAISER

O how He loves you and me. O how He loves you and me.
He gave His life, what more could He give?
O how He loves you; O how He loves me;
O how He loves you and me.
Jesus to Calvary did go, His love for mankind to show.
What He did there brought hope from despair.
O how He loves you; O how He loves me;
O how He loves you and me.

OUR OFFERINGS
Taking an offering is an act of worship and a part of our service each week. It is important to remember that our offering not only supports the ministry of the church but is an expression of our thankfulness for all God has given us.
We give today because God first gave to us.

BENEDICTION
We go forth, as people renewed by the love of God.
We go forth, to renew others with this very love.
Thanks be to God! Amen.

POSTLUDE – “To God Be the Glory” arr., D. Wagner
©2013 Lorenz Publishing CCLI #1049296

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