Sunday Morning Worship Resource for September 27, 2020

Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost
Sunday, September 27, 2020

Listen to parables and sayings of old.
Ponder the stories of Jesus and God’s mighty deeds of power.

PRELUDE “The Promised Land” arr., G. Sikes 
Cindy Joy & Haven Parrott 
©1995 Van Ness Press CCLI1049296

CALL TO WORSHIP – Caden Coghill and Merritt Cogdill 
Give ear to God’s teaching. 
We gather to hear the stories of our ancestors. 
Incline your ears to parables and dark sayings of our ancestors. 
We come seeking stories and God’s power. 
Tell the coming generations of God’s glorious deeds. 
We will not hide them from our children. 
Come to the fount of living water. 
We will drink deeply from the waters of life. 
Taste the wellspring of our salvation. 
We gather to worship as people reborn.

HYMN OF PRAISE “Fairest, Lord Jesus” CRUSADERS’ HYMN
Fairest Lord Jesus, ruler of all nature,
O Thou of God and man the Son.
Thee will I cherish, Thee will I honor,
Thou, my soul’s glory, joy and crown.

Fair are the meadows, fairer still the woodlands,
robed in the blooming garb of spring.
Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer,
who makes the woeful heart to sing.

Fair is the sunshine, fairer still the moonlight
and all the twinkling, starry hosts
Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer
than all the angels heaven can boast.

Beautiful Savior, Lord of all nations,
Son of God and Son of man!
Glory and honor, praise, adorations,
now and forevermore be Thine!
~Anonymous German Hymn, 1677

WELCOME TO WORSHIP – Rev. Aho

CHILDREN’S TIME – Mrs. Julie Earnhardt

OLD TESTAMENT READING – Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 Mrs. Jessica Deal

CALL TO PRAYER “Lord, I Stretch My Hands to You” J. Althouse 
Sanctuary Choir, 2019
 Lord, I stretch my hands to you; no other help I know. 
If you should leave me all alone, where, then, shall I go? 
Lord, I give my soul to you; I seek your care and love. 
No other blessings do I need but those from you above. 
Lord, I ask you, give me faith and help me understand.
And Lord, when I this life shall leave, just hold me in your hand. 
Lord, I stretch my hands to you. Amen 
©1992 Hope Publishing Co. CCLI1049296

PASTORAL PRAYER Rev. Aho

MESSAGE “Seeing + Believing” Rev. Aho 
Exodus 14:19-31 and Matthew 18:21-35

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
The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.

POSTLUDE “Lead On, O King Eternal” arr., J. Payne 
©2015 Lorenz Publishing CCLI #1049296

Sunday Morning Worship Resource, September 20, 2020

Sixteenth SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
September 20, 2020

United in one spirit, we are called to stand strongly.
United in one mind, we are called to live faithfully.
United in one God, we are called to love abundantly.

PRELUDE “When in Our Music God Is Glorified” arr., R. Hobby
When in our music God is glorified, and adoration leaves no room for pride,
It is though the whole creation cried Alleluia!
Let every instrument be tuned for praise!
Let all rejoice who have a voice to raise!
And may God give us faith to sing always Alleluia!

©1994, Morningstar Music PublicationsCCLI #1049296

CALL TO WORSHIP Cecily Claiborne & Hagan Hill
Stand firm, children of God.
We come to serve the Lord.
Stand firm, children of God.
We come to stand in unity and love.
Stand firm, children of God
We come to live faithfully and fully in Christ.

WELCOME TO WORSHIP Rev. Aho

PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST
United in one mind and spirit, let us share signs of
love and peace with one another.
Take time today to reach out to someone with
words of peace and encouragement.

HYMN OF PRAISE “Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart” MARION
Rejoice, ye pure in heart, rejoice, give thanks and sing
Beneath the standard of your God, the cross of Christ your King!
Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice, give thanks and sing!Bright youth and snow-crowned age, strong men and maidens fair,
Raise high your free, exulting song, God‟s wondrous praise declare.
Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice, give thanks and sing.
Still lift your standard high, still march in firm array,
As warriors through the darkness toil till dawns the golden day.
Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice, give thanks and sing.

~Words by R. Robinson, Public Domain

CHILDREN’S TIME Mrs. Cindy Joy

NEW TESTAMENT READING Mrs. Marsha Currin
Philippians 1:21-30

PASTORAL PRAYER Rev. Aho

MUSIC FOR WORSHIP arr., M. Hayes
“Grace”
Amazing grace! How sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now am found, I once was blind, but now I see.“
Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, and grace my fears relieved.
How precious did that grace appear the hour I first believe.
Through many dangers, toils, and snares, I have already come,
Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home.
When we‟ve been there ten thousand years, bright shining as the sun,
We‟ve no less days to sing God‟s praise than when we first begun.
Stanzas 1-4, J. Newton; Stanza 5, anon.
Arrangement©1993, Beckenhorst Press
CCLI #1049296

MESSAGE “Meeting Needs” Rev. Aho
Exodus 16:2-15, Matthew 20:1-16

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
Go forthwith the strength of the Holy Spirit.
Love with the grace of Jesus Christ.
Rejoice in the steadfast love of God.
Amen

POSTLUDE “Festiva” arr., K. McChesney
Oxford Ringers, 2018
©1993, Lake State Publications
CCLI #1049296

Sunday Morning Worship Resource for Sunday, September 13, 2020

Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Sunday, September 13, 2020

Sing to our God, who brings us into
a future of hope and life!

PRELUDE “Come, Christians, Join to Sing” arr., M. Hayes ©2006 Lorenz Publishing Co. CCLI #1049296

CALL TO WORSHIP Hailey, Kadence and Zach Woodlief 
Sing of God’s mercy and grace. 
Sing of God’s strength and might. 
Praise God with laughter and joy. 
Praise God with feasting and dance. 
For God protects the lowly and avenges the misdeeds of the mighty. 
God brings forth justice and righteousness, 
saving the weak from the cruelty of the powerful. 
Sing of God’s mercy and grace. 
Sing of God’s strength and might.

HYMNS OF PRAISE “O, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing” AZMON 
O, for a thousand tongues to sing, my great Redeemer’s praise, 
the glories of my God and King, the triumph of His grace!

 My gracious Master and my God, assist me to proclaim, 
to spread throughout the earth abroad, the triumphs of Thy name.

Jesus, the name that calms my fears, that bids my sorrows cease; ‘
Tis music in the sinner’s ears; ‘Tis life and health and peace.

 He breaks the power of canceled sin, He sets the pris’ner free; 
His blood can make the foulest clean, His blood availed for me.

 “O, How I Love Jesus” 
There is a name I love to hear, I love to sing its worth; It sounds as music in my ear, the sweetest name on earth. Oh, how I love Jesus, O, how I love Jesus, O, how I love Jesus, because He first loved me. 
©Public Domain

WELCOME TO WORSHIP Rev. Aho

CHILDREN’S TIME Mrs. Tracy Lumpkins

OLD TESTAMENT READING Psalm 114 Mr. Danny Currin

CALL TO PRAYER “Lord, listen to Your Children Praying” K. Medema
 Lord, listen to your children, praying. Send us love, send power, send us grace.
 ©1973, Crescendo Music CCLI #1049296PASTORAL PRAYER Rev. Aho

MUSIC FOR WORSHIP “Shout Glory, Hallejujah” arr., H. Hopson
 When all they mercies, O my God, my rising soul surveys, 
Transported with the view I’m lost in wonder, love, and praise. 
Shout glory, glory, hallelujah! 
Unnumbered comforts to my soul Thy tender care bestowed, 
Before my infant heart conceived from whom those comforts flowed. 
Shout glory, glory, hallelujah!
 Ten thousand, thousand, precious gifts my daily thanks employ,
Nor is the least a cheerful heart that tastes those gifts with joy. 
Shout glory, glory, hallelujah!
 Through all eternity to thee a joyful song I’ll raise. 
For eternity’s too short to utter all Thy praise. 
Shout glory, glory, hallelujah.
 I will praise God forever, I will shout aloud and sing. 
Shout glory, glory, hallelujah! 
~Text by J. Addison Arrangement©1998 Laurel Press CCLI #1049296

MESSAGE “Avoid Schadenfreude” Rev. Aho 
Exodus 14:19-31 and Matthew 18:21-35

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 onlys upports 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 
As you go forth, plunge into the waters of life unafraid, 
for God goes with us. 
Move forward in life with purpose and passion, 
for Christ is our guide and guardian. 
Live as people of powerful hope, 
for the spirit renews us each and every day. 
Go with God’s blessing! Amen.

POSTLUDE “Trumpet Tune in D” G. Martin 
©1969 Lorenz Publishing 
CCLI #1049296

Sunday Morning Worship Resource for September 6, 2020

FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
September 6, 2020
The love of God brings peace to our lives.
The judgment of God brings peace to our world.

PRELUDE “All Creatures of Our God and King” arr., R. Hobby©1999 Morningstar Music PublishersCCLI #1040206

CALL TO WORSHIP – Annie Drake and Maci Satterwhite
Have you heard the good news?
Christ calls us to be people of light.
Have you heard the good news?
Christ offers us God’s love and grace.
Have you heard the good news?
Christ lives in us when we gather in his name.
Come! Let us worship the Lord.

HYMN OF PRAISE“Praise the Lord! Ye Heavens Adore Him” HYFRYDOL
Sam Hampton, violin
Praise the Lord! Ye heavens adore Him, praise Him angels in the height.
Sun and moon, rejoice before Him; Praise him, all ye stars of light.
Praise the Lord! For He hath spoken; worlds His mighty voice obeyed;
Law which never shall be broken for their guidance hath He made.

Praise the Lord! For he is glorious; Never shall His promise fail.
God hath made His saints victorious; Sin and death shall not prevail.
Praise the God of our salvation! Hosts on high, His powers proclaim.
Heav’n and earth and all creation laud and magnify His name.

Worship, honor, glory, blessing, Lord, we offer unto Thee.
Young and old, Thy praise expressing, in glad homage bend the knee.
All the saints in heav’n adore Thee. We would bow before Thy throne.
As Thine angels serve before Thee, so on earth Thy will be done.
Stanzas 1, 2, Anonymous; Stanza 3 by E. Osler Public Domain

WELCOME TO WORSHIP Rev. Aho

CHILDREN’S TIME Mrs. Kristin Archer

NEW TESTAMENT READINGRomans 13:8-10Rev. Pat Cox

CALL TO PRAYER“Sweet Hour of Prayer” arr., H. Helvey© 1993 Beckenhorst PressCCLI #1049296
Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer,
that calls me from a world of care
And bids me at my Father’s throne
make all my wants and wishes known.
In seasons of distress and grief,
my soul has often found relief,
And oft escaped the tempter’s snare
by Thy return sweet hour of prayer.

PASTORAL PRAYER Rev. Aho

MUSIC FOR WORSHIP“Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”
arr., P. Liebergen, Sanctuary Choir, 2020

Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
in light inaccessible hid from our eyes.
Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
almighty, victorious, Thy great name we praise.

Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
nor wanting, nor wasting, Thou rulest in might.
Thy justice like mountains high soaring above
Thy clouds, which are fountains of goodness and love.

To all life Thou givest, to both great and small. 
In all life Thou livest, the true life of all.
We blossom and flourish like leaves on the tree
and wither and perish, but naught changeth Thee.

Thou reignest in glory, Thou rulest in light,
Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight.
All praise we would render, O help us to see
‘tis only the splendor of light hideth Thee!
© 2003 by Carl FischerCCLI #1049296

MESSAGE  “The Thing About Rules . . . ” Rev. Aho
Exodus12:1-14, Matthew 18:15-20

OUR RESPONSE
BENEDICTION
God has put a new song in our hearts
and we go out to sing that song to the Lord.
God has put a song of justice and peace in our souls
and we go to bring a new song to the world.
God has put a song of joy in our very being
and we go to live a new song with every step we take. Amen.

POSTLUDE “Postlude on HYFRYDOL” arr., J. Payne

Sunday Morning Worship Resource for August 30, 2020

Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Sunday, August 30th, 2020

Let love guide your path,
for love is the holiest path of all.

PRELUDE “Holy, Holy, Holy” arr., M. Hayes
 ©2006 Lorenz Publishing Co.
 CCLI #1049296

CALL TO WORSHIP Cam Aho & Chase Watkins
 In mutual compassion and authentic love…
 we gather as the family of God.
 We offer our gifts, our hope, and our lives…
 to build up this community of faith.
 We bring our songs of gratitude and joy…
to bless God with our worship and praise.

HYMN OF PRAISE “When Morning Gilds the Skies” LAUDES DOMINI
When morning gilds the skies, my heart awakening cries.
May Jesus Christ be praised!
 Alike at work and prayer, to Jesus I repair.
May Jesus Christ be praised.
 The night becomes as day when from the heart we say,
may Jesus Christ be praised!
 The powers of darkness fear when this sweet song they hear,
may Jesus Christ be praised.
 Ye nations of mankind, in this your concord find:
May Jesus Christ be praised!
Let all the earth around ring joyous with the sound,
may Jesus Christ be praised.
 In heaven’s eternal bliss the loveliest strain is this,
May Jesus Christ be praised!
 Let earth, and sea, and sky from depth to height reply,
May Jesus Christ be praised.
 ~Words: Katholiches Gesangbuch,
trans. By E. Caswall & R. Bridges
 Public Domain

WELCOME TO WORSHIP Rev. Aho

CHILDREN’S TIME Mrs. Susan Satterwhite

BACK-TO-SCHOOL VIDEO PRESENTATION
Our prayers continue for all our families,
teachers and administrators

OLD TESTAMENT READING Psalm 105:1-6 Mr. Andy Archer
PASTORAL PRAYER Rev. Aho
God of compassion,
you watch our ways
and weave out of terrible happenings
wonders of goodness and grace.
Surround those who have been shaken by struggle
with a sense of your present love,
and hold them in faith.
Though they may be lost in these days and times,
may they find you and be comforted;
through Jesus Christ who was dead,
but lives and rules this world with you. Amen

MUSIC MEDITATION “Champions of Faith” C. H. Dickerson
 Combined Children’s Choirs, 2019
 We are running the race God has for us,
running to win the prize.
 Running to claim the goal in Christ,
on Him we keep our eyes, to be champions.
 We are trusting the plans God has for us,
trusting His word each day.
 We will stand for what’s right, point others to Christ,
then we can boldly say, we are champions.
 We are champions of faith!
 ©2019 Celebrating Grace Music
 CCLI #1049296

MESSAGE “A Promise from God” Rev. Aho
 Exodus 3:1-15

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.

A WORD FROM OUR DEACON CHAIRPERSON – Andy Archer

BENEDICTION

POSTLUDE “I Sing the Mighty Power of God” arr., A. Jordan
 ©2008 Van Ness Press
 CCLI #1049296

Worship Resource for August 23, 2020

TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
August 23, 2020

Seek the living God, who rescues and saves us in times of trial. Seek the living God,
who renews, transforms, and strengthens us in our hour of need.

PRELUDE “Christ is Made the Sure Foundation” arr., A. L. Page
©2000 Van Ness Press CCLI #1049296

OPENING PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER Rev. Aho
(to be read in unison)
Gracious God, we come this day, to present our minds and bodies to you
as a holy and living sacrifice. We seek the blessings that come from
the renewal of our minds. May we discern your will and come to know
what is good and acceptable and perfect in your sight.
And now we lift our voices to pray as you taught us…
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 trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen
Elizabeth Watts, Hattie Jean & Leonard Overton,
Jeannette Carey, Marsha & John Currin

HYMN OF PRAISE “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” NETTLETON
Come, Thou fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing Thy grace.
Streams of mercy, never ceasing, call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet, sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it, mount of Thy redeeming love.

Here I raise mine Ebenezer, hither by Thy help I’m come.
And I hope by Thy good pleasure, safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger, wondering from the fold of God.
He, to rescue me from danger, interposed His precious blood.

O to grace how great a debtor daily I’m constrained to be!
Let Thy grace, Lord, like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to Thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, prone to leave the God I love.
Here’s my heart, Lord, take and seal it, seal it for Thy courts above.
~Words by R. Robinson, Public Domain

WELCOME TO WORSHIP Rev. Aho

CHILDREN’S TIME
Beth Gray, Tracy Watkins, Frankie Marks

OLD TESTAMENT READING Mr. Walter Wilson
Psalm 124

PASTORAL PRAYER Rev. Aho

MUSIC MEDITATION arr., C. Berry
“It is Good to Sing Your Praises”
Ron Bullock, Arthur Marks, Lynn Patiky, Donna Perkins, Tracy Watkins
It is good to sing your praises and to thank You, O Most High,
Showing forth Your loving kindness when the morning lights the sky.
It is good when night is falling of Your faithfulness to tell,
While with sweet, melodious praises songs of adoration swell.
You have filled my heart with gladness through the works Your hands have wrought.
You have made my life victorious, great Your works and deep Your thought.
You, O Lord, on high exalted, reigning evermore in might.
All Your enemies shall perish, sin be banished from Your sight.
But the good shall live before You, planted in Your dwelling place.
Fruitful trees and ever verdant, nourished by Your boundless grace.
In His goodness to the righteous God His righteousness displays.
God, my Rock, my Strength, my Refuge, just and true are all Your ways.
~Text based on Psalm 92
©2011, Alfred Music Publishing Co. CCLI #1049296

MESSAGE “Against Oppression” Rev. Aho
Exodus 1:8 – 2:10
(sermon text located at end of document)

OUR OFFERINGS Rev. Aho
Taking an offering is an act of worship and a part of our service each week.
It is important to remember at 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

POSTLUDE “Festive Postlude on Holy Manna” arr., D. Wagner
©2016, Lorenz Publishing Co. CCLI #1049296

Contemplative Prayer Gathering

Below is the resource I provided for our contemplative prayer gathering today at noon. We will provide time and space regularly for church members to come and pray in our sanctuary. If you would like to pray where you are today, maybe this will help.
Peace, Chris
_____________

Welcome to Oxford Baptist Church and our contemplative prayer time. During this time, the sanctuary is open for you to come, rest, and pray. You may do with this time and space whatever you would like. You may stay as long as you would like and leave whenever you are ready.
If you need a guide for this time, this page is provided for you as a resource. You may pray it all in order, or skip around, or follow your own prodding and guiding. This is a resource to assist you, not a to-do list of readings that need to be accomplished.

It is our prayer that being in this space together, quietly, during this time, will help connect you to God and to your faith in a special way despite the difficulties of the season of life we find ourselves in.

God Bless, Oxford Baptist Church

 

Opening Prayer

Heavenly Father, we gather in this sacred place to turn our attention to you. Lead us into and through the mysterious silence where your love is revealed to all who call. We pray that by closing our mouths, you will open our hearts to the presence of the spirit of your Son. May the words we read and pray, take root in our hearts that we might experience your presence and love more fully after having shared this time together.

We give ourselves to you now.

Amen.

 

Psalm 101

Read the Psalm slowly and consider how this might be your prayer. Think about how you might be called to act of these words.

 

I will sing of loyalty and of justice;

to you, O Lord, I will sing.

I will study the way that is blameless.

When shall I attain it?

 

I will walk with integrity of heart

within my house;

I will not set before my eyes

anything that is base.

 

I hate the work of those who fall away;

it shall not cling to me.

Perverseness of heart shall be far from me;

I will know nothing of evil.

 

One who secretly slanders a neighbour

I will destroy.

A haughty look and an arrogant heart

I will not tolerate.

 

I will look with favour on the faithful in the land,

so that they may live with me;

whoever walks in the way that is blameless

shall minister to me.

 

No one who practises deceit

shall remain in my house;

no one who utters lies

shall continue in my presence.

 

Morning by morning I will destroy

all the wicked in the land,

cutting off all evildoers

from the city of the Lord.

 

Intercessory Prayer

During this prayer, take time to consider all those in our lives, our families, our friends, our community, and our world who need our prayers.

 

Lord God, friend of those in need,

your Son Jesus has untied our burdens and healed our spirits.

We lift up the prayers of our hearts for those still burdened, those seeking healing, those in need within the church and the world.

 

Offer your prayer for others now before closing with:

 

Hear our prayers

that we may love you with our whole being

and willingly share the concerns of our neighbors. Amen.

 

Scripture Reading

This scripture from Exodus will also be used in worship on Sunday.  Take a few moments to read it slowly. You may decide to read it several times, each time asking a different question such as:

What brings you hope? What brings you fear?

What calls you to act? Who is God using to bring goodness?

How are we called to do the same?

 

 

 

 

Exodus 1:8-2:10

The Israelites Are Oppressed

Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. He said to his people, ‘Look, the Israelite people are more numerous and more powerful than we. Come, let us deal shrewdly with them, or they will increase and, in the event of war, join our enemies and fight against us and escape from the land.’ Therefore they set taskmasters over them to oppress them with forced labour. They built supply cities, Pithom and Rameses, for Pharaoh. But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread, so that the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites. The Egyptians became ruthless in imposing tasks on the Israelites, and made their lives bitter with hard service in mortar and brick and in every kind of field labour. They were ruthless in all the tasks that they imposed on them.

 

The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah, ‘When you act as midwives to the Hebrew women, and see them on the birthstool, if it is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, she shall live.’ But the midwives feared God; they did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but they let the boys live. So the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and said to them, ‘Why have you done this, and allowed the boys to live?’ The midwives said to Pharaoh, ‘Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women; for they are vigorous and give birth before the midwife comes to them.’ So God dealt well with the midwives; and the people multiplied and became very strong. And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families. Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, ‘Every boy that is born to the Hebrews you shall throw into the Nile, but you shall let every girl live.’

Birth and Youth of Moses

Now a man from the house of Levi went and married a Levite woman. The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was a fine baby, she hid him for three months. When she could hide him no longer she got a papyrus basket for him, and plastered it with bitumen and pitch; she put the child in it and placed it among the reeds on the bank of the river. His sister stood at a distance, to see what would happen to him.

 

The daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river, while her attendants walked beside the river. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her maid to bring it. When she opened it, she saw the child. He was crying, and she took pity on him. ‘This must be one of the Hebrews’ children,’ she said. Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, ‘Shall I go and get you a nurse from the Hebrew women to nurse the child for you?’ Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, ‘Yes.’ So the girl went and called the child’s mother. Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, ‘Take this child and nurse it for me, and I will give you your wages.’ So the woman took the child and nursed it. When the child grew up, she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and she took him as her son. She named him Moses, ‘because’, she said, ‘I drew him out of the water.’

 

 

 

 

Sitting in Silence

By now, you may have read prayers and scriptures, but have you stopped? Have you sat still? Have you quieted your mind and hearts in the sacred place? What if you sat still (maybe close your eyes) to listen and feel for the Spirit of God? Can you take 5 minutes to do so? 10 minutes?

 

Prayer of Confession

In your presence, oh Holy God, we come with penitent and obedient hearts to confess our sins. In your mercy, hear our prayers … (Silent Confession)

 

Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.

We have not loved you with our whole heart;

We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves;

We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.

 

For the sake of your son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us.

Fill us with desire to delight in your will and walk in your ways to the glory of your name. Amen.

 

Assurance of Pardon

Our Almighty God has mercy on us and forgives us of all our sins through Jesus Christ. May we be strengthened in all goodness and by the power of the Holy Spirit, kept in eternal life. Amen.

 

Closing Prayer

Most Holy God, the source of all good desires, all right judgments, and all just works: give to us your servants that peace which the world cannot give, so that our minds may be fixed on the doing of your will and that we, being delivered from the fear of all enemies, may live in peace and quiet rest; Through the mercies of Christ Jesus our Savior. Amen

 

When you are finished, you may depart in silence and peace to love and serve the Lord.
God Bless you.
Amen.

August 16, 2020 – Worship Resource

Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost
Sunday, August 16th, 2020

Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart.
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art.
Thou my best thought by day and by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.
~Ancient Irish, trans. by M. Byrne

PRELUDE – “Be Thou My Vision” arr., J. Linker & J. McFadden
Cindy Joy & Haven Parrott
©2006 Beckenhorst Press
CCLI #1049296

CALL TO WORSHIP – Bob & Tanya Faucette

(to be read in unison or between people in your home)
When hatred and division separate us,
God’s love binds us together.
When quarrels estrange us from one another,
Christ’s light shows us the way to reconciliation.
When we feel excluded and left out,
The Spirit’s peace eases our pain.
When all hope of fellowship seems lost,
God’s grace restores our hope.
Come! Let us worship God, who makes us one.

HYMN OF PRAISE – “All Hail the Power of Jesus’Name” CORONATION

All hail the power of Jesus’ name! Let Angels prostrate fall.
Bring forth the royal diadem, and crown Him Lord of all.
Bring forth the royal diadem, and crown Him Lord of all.

Ye chosen seed of Israel’s race, ye ransomed from the fall.
Hail Him who saves you by His grace, and crown Him Lord of all.
Hail Him who saves you by His grace, and crown Him Lord of all.

Let every kindred, every tribe, on this terrestrial ball,
To Him all majesty ascribe, and crown Him Lord of all.
To Him all majesty ascribe, and crown Him Lord of all.

O that with yonder sacred throng we at His feet may fall!
We’ll join the everlasting song, and crown Him Lord of all.
We’ll join the everlasting song, and crown Him Lord of all.
~Text by E. Perronet & J. Rippon
Public Domain

WELCOME TO WORSHIP – Rev. Aho

CHILDREN’S TIME – Mrs. Debbie Pittard

SCRIPTURE READING – Psalm 133 Mr. Jimmy Williams

PASTORAL PRAYER – Rev. Aho
Eternal God, source of all our inspiration,
Bless all our schools, from preschools to colleges, and universities
that they may be safe and lively centers for sound learning,
new discovery, and the pursuit of all wisdom.

Provide wisdom, courage, and patience
to the administrators and teachers
who lead and teach our children
during these unique days.

We all pray for patience within our circumstances,
and we pray for compassion for those who seek
to provide excellent instruction and care.

Throughout this coming year, we pray that all will learn and grow,
and ultimately, through your love displayed by all of us,
others will know your abundant love and care. Amen

MUSIC MEDITATION – “The Servant Song” arr., T. Fettke
Sanctuary Choir

Brother, sister, let me serve you, let me be as Christ to you.
Pray that I may have the grace to let you be my servant too.
We are pilgrims on a journey; we’re together on this road.
We are here to help each other walk the mile and bear the load.

I will hold the Christ light for you in the nighttime of your fear.
I will hold my hand out to you, speak the peace you long to hear.
I will weep when you are weeping. When you laugh, I’ll laugh with you.
I will share your joy and sorrow till we’ve seen this journey through.

When we sing to God in heaven, we shall find such harmony.
Born of all we’ve know together of Christ’s love and agony.
Brother, sister, let me serve you, let me be as Christ to you.
Pray that I may have the grace to let you be my servant too.
Words & Music by R. Gillard
©2015 Alfred Publishing, CCLI #1049296

MESSAGE – “Who Will We Be Today” Rev. Aho
Matthew 11:25-30

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
The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen

POSTLUDE “This Is the Day to Rejoice” arr., M. Hayes
©2001 Van Ness Press CCLI #1049296

Youth-Led Worship Resource for August 9, 2020

TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Youth-Led Worship
August 9, 2020

God gives us the power to live,
to move, and to be who we are.
~Acts 17:28a

PRELUDE “Canon in D” J. Pachelbel
Jenna Radford, piano

CALL TO WORSHIP
Led by Lilli Brooks, Cecily Claiborne, Peyton Pittard, Jenna Radford, Adison Sadler

By God’s grace, just as you are: You are here.
You are known. You are loved.
I will sing of the Lord’s loyal love forever. I will proclaim your
faithfulness with my own mouth from one generation to the next.
That’s why I say, “Your loyal love is rightly built – forever!
You establish your faithfulness in heaven.”
You have a powerful arm; your hand is strong;
Your strong hand is raised high!
Your throne is built on righteousness and justice;
Loyal love and faithfulness stand in front of you.
We come to worship you!

WELCOME TO WORSHIP Mrs. Cindy Joy

ORDINANCE OF BAPTISM Rev. Aho
Caroline Williams
Shane Williams
Landon Williams

HYMN OF PRAISE “Worthy of Worship” JUDSON

Worthy of worship, worthy of praise,
worthy of honor and glory.
Worthy of all the glad songs we can sing,
worthy of all of the offerings we bring.
You are worthy, Father, Creator.
You are worthy, Savior, Sustainer.
You are worthy, worthy and wonderful;
worthy of worship and praise.

Worthy of reverence, worthy of fear.
Worthy of love and devotion.
Worthy of bowing and bending of knees,
worthy of all this and added to these.
You are worthy, Father, Creator.
You are worthy, Savior, Sustainer.
You are worthy, worthy and wonderful;
worthy of worship and praise.

Almighty Father, Master and Lord,
King of all kings and Redeemer.
Wonderful Counselor, Comforter, Friend,
Savior and Source of our life without end.
You are worthy, Father, Creator.
You are worthy, Savior, Sustainer.
You are worthy, worthy and wonderful; worthy of worship and praise.
~Words by T.W. York
©1998 Van Ness Press CCLI #1049296

RECOGNITION OF YOUTH GROUP GRADUATES
Video Presentation
Meghan Bunn
Mary Kate Burns
Molly Deal
Evelyn Hann
Jenna Radford
Savannah Talley
Caroline Williams

SCRIPTURE READING Caroline Williams
John 14:15-21

SOLO “I Love the Lord” arr., T. Fettke
Evelyn Hann

I love the Lord, for He heard my voice;
He heard my cry for mercy. ~Psalm 116:1
Text and Music by R. Smallwood
©2004 Century Oak Publishing

INTERACTIVE PRAYER EXPERIENCE Molly Deal
During this prayer experience,
worshippers will be instructed to take a minute
to text or call someone to
share the peace of Christ;
offer a word of encouragement;
or simply check in and see how someone is doing.

FAITH STORY Mary Kate Burns

YOUTH REFLECTIONS Video Presentation
A look back at the past year…

MUSIC MEDITATION A. Pote
“The Plans I Have for You”
Youth Choir, 2018
I know the plans I have for you, a road you cannot see,
a winding way with highs and lows
that leads at last to me.
And though your heart has hopes and dreams
for futures still unknown,
my dream for you will always be far greater than your own.

May you walk the way with friends;
find work that feeds your soul;
someone to love you to the end,
a family strong and whole.
Then call on me and celebrate the words I speak today,
then call on me, and I will come and join your song of praise.

Yet days may come when you feel lost, in exile far from home,
held captive by a choice you’ve made
abandoned and alone.
Then call on me, and I will come,
and I will set you free.
Then call on me, and
I will come and bring you back to me.

I know the plans I have for you,
a road you cannot see,
a winding way with highs and lows that leads
at last to me.
And though your heart has hopes and dreams
for futures still unknown,
my dream for you will always be far greater than your own.
~Text by Tom Long, based on Jeremiah 29:11
©2015, Choristers Guild CCLI #1049296

FAITH STORY Savannah Talley

OUR OFFERINGS Rev. Aho
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 Maya Lloyd and Mia Satterwhite
God blesses us with strength for the journey.
Our hearts sing God’s praises.
Christ lifts us up from the raging waters of life.
Our spirits rejoice in our salvation.
The Spirit guides us with dreams full of hope and promise.
Our lives rest secure in the one who is faithful.
Thanks be to God!

YOUTH GROUP GRADUATE CELEBRATION Video Presentation

Sunday Morning Worship Resource for August 2, 2020

 

If you would like to follow along with an Order of Service, please use your Forecaster from this week. We will post an Order of Service again next week.