Sunday, August 2, 2020
PRELUDE
Movement in A flat Major
by Elisabeth Stirling (1819-1895)
 
NEWS OF THE CHURCH 
 
 CALL TO WORSHIP
 
HYMN
We Sing to You, O God
music: DARWALL’S 148 th  (1875);
words: Gracia Grindal, copyright 1993 Selah Publishing Co, Inc.,
used by permission OneLicense #729334-A
We sing to you, O God, the Rock who gave us birth,
let our rejoicing sing your name in all the earth.
To you, O God, let songs be raise,
in joyful hymns, our feast of praise.

You bear us through the world, an eagle to her young,
who rises on her wings and bears us toward the sun.
We ride the vaults of light and air
and trust in your unfailing care.

O God, eternal God, we hide within your wings,
the everlasting arms to whom our praises ring.
Your word is true, your way is just,
you are the God in whom we trust.
 
OPENING PRAYER
 
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.
 
SCRIPTURE READING
Isaiah 49:8-16a
 
HYMN #242
Mothering God, You Gave Me Birth
PARK STREET
 
SCRIPTURE READING
Psalm 131; Matthew 19:9
 
HOMILY
The Feminine Divine
 
ON TODAY'S MUSIC
 
 MORNING OFFERING

(There is a locked mailbox under the Portico if you wish to stop by
this week to deliver your offering. If you wish to text a gift to Mayflower
please text 6163446255 then the word "give" and follow the prompts.)

MUSIC MEDITATION
The 23rd Psalm (dedicated to my mother)
by Bobby McFerrin
 
DEDICATION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS
 
DOXOLOGY
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.
 
COMMUNION
The Invitation
The Great Thanksgiving
Lamb of God
Invocation of the Holy Spirit and Lord’s Prayer
Breaking Bread
Pouring Wine
Prayer of Thanksgiving
 
COMMUNION MUSIC
Wisdom's Table
 
HYMN #13 (verses 1, 2, 3, 6)
Bring Many Names
WESTCHASE
 
BENEDICTION
 
 POSTLUDE
Prelude for Organ
by Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn (1805-1847)
WORSHIP PARTICIPANTS
Rev. Dr. Jonathan White, Interim Senior Pastor
Rev. Ruth Bell Olsson, Interim Associate Pastor
Dr. Julia Brown, Director of Music/Organist
Kristi Burghart, Soprano
Brennen Kartes, Alto
Scott Bosscher, Tenor
Ben Clements, Bass
CHILDREN'S MESSAGE
You can listen to a weekly Children’s Message
offered by members of our Faith Formation Journey team!
(formerly Mayflower Congregational Church Family Ministries)
These will be posted by Saturday afternoon.
On our home page at www.MayflowerChurch.org website this button
will connect you with our pastors if you are in need of assistance or
able to provide assistance to members and friends of Mayflower.
MAYFLOWER CONNECTS
Please know your pastors are reaching out to every member and friend of Mayflower to inquire how our church family can help each other or if you need pastoral care.
Please click on our home page at  www.MayflowerChurch.org  website
and click on the  PRAYERS  tab at the top of the page.
MORNING WORSHIP MUSIC
616-459-6255 /  office@mayflowerchurch.org
DUE TO COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN, THE CHURCH BUILDING IS LOCKED
Please call for appointment to meet with staff