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July 19, 2020
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Order of Worship
July 19, 2020

Gathering as the Body of Christ

Welcome and Sharing of Announcements

Call to Worship 
(Bev and Dave Welsh)
Liturgist: Happy are we
People: when our treasures cannot be quantified.
Liturgist: Happy are we
People: when our knowledge is tempered by mystery.
Liturgist: Happy are we
People: when our pain is held in the balm of love.
Liturgist: Happy are we
People: when our delight comes from beyond ourselves.
(Katherine Hawker (2006),

Opening Prayer
(Bev and Dave Welsh)
Blessed are you, O God, for you are holy, gracious, and good, the hope of all the faithful.
Empower the meek and encourage the poor. Comfort those who mourn and fill humble hearts with gladness. Give food to the hungry, drink to the thirsty, peace to the peacemakers, mercy to the merciful, and honor to the despised. Sustain your saints in ministry, until at last they see their reward: the joy of eternal life with you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Opening Hymn - I Surrender All - UMH #354 (vss 1,4,5)

Scripture Reading
(Bev Welsh)
Matthew 5:1-12
When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Message - " Embracing Our Spiritual Poverty " - Pastor Seok-Hwan

Message in Music
Enough "
Veronica Vidoli & Jane Beatty, vocalists 
Mark Beatty, guitarist   
by Chris Tomlin & Louie Giglio
(© 2002 | sixsteps Music)

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer 

Prayer Response
“Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” - UMH #133 (vs 3)
What have I to dread, what have I to fear,
Leaning on the everlasting arms?
I have blessed peace with my Lord so near,
Leaning on the everlasting arms. 
Leaning, leaning,
Safe and secure from all alarms;
Leaning, leaning,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.

Offertory Prayer 
Loving God, faithful and gracious forever, you love us more than we love ourselves. You believe in us more that we believe in ourselves. You call us to walk with Christ and be more than we ever thought possible. Take our gifts. Receive our thanks. Accept our praise. Amen.

Closing Hymn - " I Need Thee Every Hour " - UMH #397 (vss 1,2,3,5)
Based on John:15:5

The Blessing and Sending Forth
“Grace Alone”
(Words & Music by Scott Wesley Brown, Jeff Nelson)

Every soul we long to reach,
every heart we hope to teach,
everywhere we share His peace
is only by His grace.
Every loving word we say,
every tear we wipe away,
every sorrow turned to praise
is only by His grace.

Grace alone, which God supplies;
strength unknown He will provide;
Christ in us, our cornerstone;
We will go forth in grace alone.
We will go forth in grace alone.

© 1998 Brentwood Benson Publ (ASCAP) (Adm. at
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