Sunday, August 16, 2020
ANNOUNCEMENTS

Click here to join us at 9 am on Sunday, August 16, for Zoom prayer & reflections with the pastors. Meeting ID: 890 3581 6532 Passcode: 4111

Be a pen pal to one of the residents of a senior center in NC. Click here for addresses and to meet a new pen pal. If you would like more information, contact Katarina Smith.

Attention parents of college students-The congregational care team would like to remain in touch with your student no matter if they are on campus or learning remotely. Please send the name of the school they are attending along with their mailing address to Helen Moeser or the church office.
PRELUDE

"Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart"
Darlene Skinner
SILENCE

Set a timer for 5 minutes and use a breath prayer.
On the inhale, pray, "Grant me peace and rest..."
On the exhale, pray, "...that Jesus freely gives."
OPENING WORD

Psalm 145

1 I will exalt you, my God the King;
  I will praise your name for ever and ever.
2 Every day I will praise you
  and extol your name for ever and ever.
3 Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
  his greatness no one can fathom.
4 One generation commends your works to another;
  they tell of your mighty acts.
5 They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty—
  and I will meditate on your wonderful works.[b]
6 They tell of the power of your awesome works—
  and I will proclaim your great deeds.
7 They celebrate your abundant goodness
  and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
8 The Lord is gracious and compassionate,
  slow to anger and rich in love.
9 The Lord is good to all;
  he has compassion on all he has made.
10 All your works praise you, Lord;
  your faithful people extol you.
11 They tell of the glory of your kingdom
  and speak of your might,
12 so that all people may know of your mighty acts
  and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
  and your dominion endures through all generations.
The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises
  and faithful in all he does.[c]
14 The Lord upholds all who fall
  and lifts up all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all look to you,
  and you give them their food at the proper time.
16 You open your hand
  and satisfy the desires of every living thing.
17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways
  and faithful in all he does.
18 The Lord is near to all who call on him,
  to all who call on him in truth.
19 He fulfills the desires of those who fear him;
  he hears their cry and saves them.
20 The Lord watches over all who love him,
  but all the wicked he will destroy.
21 My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord.
  Let every creature praise his holy name
  for ever and ever.
OPENING HYMN

"Surely the Presence of the Lord"
Torin Wright & Darlene Skinner
Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place;
I can feel his mighty power and his grace.
I can hear the brush of angel’s wings, I see glory on each face; 
surely the presence of the Lord is in this place.
SPECIAL MUSIC

"Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us"
Elissa and Riley Grimm
OFFERING

Out of gratitude for all God has given us, we respond by giving back to God’s world around us. Click here to offer your talents toward building up our community, and also consider giving financially online or by mailing a check to the church.
LESSON FOR THE CHILDREN
"Be Still"
CONTEMPORARY SONG
"Blessed Be Your Name"
The Connections Praise Band
SCRIPTURE LESSON

Mark 6:30-34

Feeding the Five Thousand
30 The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31 He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32 And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves. 33 Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they hurried there on foot from all the towns and arrived ahead of them. 34 As he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.

MESSAGE

"A Day in the Life: Rest"
by Pastor Katie

Join us for our current sermon series, A Day in the Life, as we explore one of the most significant, memorable days in Jesus' life. From hearing of the death of his cousin, to feeding 5,000 men and their families, to walking on water, Jesus had quite the day- and God was with him through it all.
FINAL HYMN

"Breathe on Me, Breath of God"
Torin Wright & Darlene Skinner
1. Breathe on me, Breath of God, fill me with life anew,
that I may love what thou dost love, and do what thou wouldst do.

2. Breathe on me, Breath of God, until my heart is pure,
until with thee I will one will,to do and to endure.

3. Breathe on me, Breath of God, till I am wholly thine,
till all this earthly part of me glows with thy fire divine.

4. Breathe on me, Breath of God, so shall I never die,
but live with thee the perfect life of thine eternity.
CLOSING PRAYER
Grant, O Lord, that what has been said with our lips we may believe in our hearts, and that what we believe in our hearts we may practice in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
(John Hunter, Scotland, 19th cen.)
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