Live Stream Sunday, June 28, 2020
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
John Wesley's Birthday (1703)
Greeting and Announcements
Call to Worship:
This is the day that the Lord has made.
People: We will rejoice and be glad in it.
That which was spoken by the prophet Joel; I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh.
People: And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: and whoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Confession of Faith:
We believe in the one God, creator and sustainer of all things, Parent of all nations,the source of all goodness and beauty, all truth and love.
We believe in Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, our teacher, example, and Redeemer, the Savior of the world.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, God present with us for guidance, for comfort, and for strength.
We believe in the forgiveness of sins, in the life of love and prayer, and in grace equal to every need.
We believe in the Word of God found in scripture, tradition, reason, and experience.
We believe we are the church, united in the living Lord for the purpose of worship and service.
We believe in the reign of God as the divine will realized in human society, and in the family of God, where we are all brothers and sisters.
We believe in the final triumph of righteousness and in the life everlasting. Amen.
First Lesson: Genesis 18:1-8
*Gospel Lesson: Matthew 10:38-42
Pastoral Prayer: The Lord's Prayer Tom Norrell, Pastor
Prayer for Illumination:
From the cowardice that dares not face new truth, from the laziness that is contented with half-truth, from the arrogance that thinks it knows all the truth, Good Lord, deliver us. Amen.
Response to the Word:
Lord Jesus, you have chosen us, even in our limitations to be your disciples, and ambassadors of your reign. We are astounded by your faith in us. You have entrusted so much to our care and invested so much in us. Strengthen us in our attempts to represent you to the world. Make us confident that through us you accomplish your purposes for the world. Amen.
Tom Norrell, Senior Pastor
Paige Wolfe, Minister of Christian Education
Keith Jones, Choir Director
Brian Dailey, Organist