Saturday, August 29, 2020
Order of Worship

Sunday, August 30, 2020
Sunday School: 9 AM
Live Stream Worship: 10 AM 
Common Grounds: 11 AM (Link below)
Outdoor Evening Prayer Service: 6 PM

We have provided the written copy of the sermon (by clicking the sermon title) for those who would like to follow along during the service. 

Pouring the Water

Welcome and Announcements

Prelude: Jesus Shall Reign, R. Wienhorst

Call to Worship
The Lord, the God of ages, is present to us at all times.
              Let us turn aside from all that distracts,
              for we are on holy ground.
The Lord, the great I AM, is with us.
              Let us turn aside from self and striving,
              for we are on holy ground.
The Lord, the God of our ancestors, summons us to worship.
              Let us turn aside, quiet our souls, and listen for the Word,
              for we are on holy ground.

Hymn 265: Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun (Verses 1, 3, and 5)

Prayer of the Day 
God of life, the great I AM,
speak to us out of the fire of your love.
Light a fire of love in our hearts for you,
light a fire of compassion in our hearts for our neighbors,
light a fire of humble justice in our hearts for your world,
and light a fire of grace in our hearts as we worship.
Give us the strength to turn aside and see you
as you come to us in the fire of love,
in Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession
God of life,
you have shown us through your servant Moses
that your will for your people and for all the earth
is freedom and peace.
We confess that, like Moses,
we can be reluctant in our response to you.
We diminish our gifts,
failing to trust that you have given us all we need.
We are fearful to take the steps faith requires,
that your freedom and peace may be made known.
We reject the life you offer to us and the world,
preferring to walk our own way.
We see you at work in the world and walk by unaffected,
refusing to turn aside from what we think we know
to see the new thing you are doing.
Forgive us, God of life.
Give us the strength and courage to walk in your way,
that all may know the abundance of your freedom and peace,
to the glory of your holy name.  

Assurance of Forgiveness

Hymn of Praise: Praise Ye The Lord
Praise ye the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation.
O my soul, praise him, for he is thy health and salvation!
All ye who hear, now to his temple draw near; join me in glad adoration!

Time with the Young Church

Prayer for Illumination
Turn us aside, God of light.
Turn us aside from every voice but your own,
that hearing, we may trust;
and trusting, follow you in light and life.
In the name of Christ. Amen.
Old Testament Lesson: Exodus 3:1-15 

Sermon: I Am Who I Am - Chris Joiner

Affirmation of Faith
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

Prayers of the People
Lord in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.
The Lord’s Prayer
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Offertory Music

Hymn 718: Take Up Your Cross (Verses 1 and 4)


Postlude: Adagio in G-major, B. Glyncannon
Prayer Requests: For the full list, click here.

Susan Haws
Jane Plumley
Vivian and Chuck Coble's friend, Jimmy Cheek
Hendley Haws’ friend, Kylie Branyan
Keith Legenzoff's friend, Hildy Hanks
McCall family friends, Umuhire family
Mary Elizabeth Wilson-Patton’s brother, John Wilson
Mary Elizabeth Wilson-Patton’s friends, Terry and Lisa Hudgins
Mary Elizabeth Wilson-Patton’s friend, Jim Baden

Thelma Byrd
Darcie Cross
Priscilla Duarte
Stacey Dvorak
Stephanie Lampley
JR Russell

Charlotte Jean “Charlie” Carreira, daughter of Sarah and Brian Carreira, 
granddaughter of Chuck and Linda Cairatti, born August 24, 2020  
Larkin May Healy, daughter of Parry and Brendon Healy,  
granddaughter of John and Talbott Grimm, born August 19, 2020  
Slade Austin Newsom, son of Kendall and James Newsom,  
great grandson of Sara and Ron Hinds, born August 20, 2020 
Mila Bushman, daughter of Becca and Matt Bushman,
granddaughter of Martha Johnson, born August 12. 2020

Stuart Wells, August 20, 2020
Cheri Lindsley’s in-laws, Nathaniel and Frances Lindsley, August 13, 2020 & August 16, 2020
Alex Brydon's grandfather, James Robert Delmar, died August 7, 2020

In Memory of:
Janice Lewis, September 3, 2017