Order of Worship
Sunday, August 30, 2020
If desire, kindly print and bring to worship to follow along during the service.
In-Person Worship will be held at 9 AM (sign-up needed).
Video will be posted to website following the in-person service on Sunday.
*This Sunday, August 30, the Sacrament of Communion will be offered in worship and to all in a drive-through format. During our 9AM worship service, individual, prepackaged elements will be consecrated and offered to in-person worshippers. Those not able or comfortable attending in-person are asked to join us online for worship; we expect the service will be posted around 10:15 AM. Then come to St. John's between 11 & 12 noon to receive the Communion elements. You will be asked to please remain in your car. We look forward to seeing you and sharing in Christ's love together through the Sacrament of Holy Communion!


Welcome & Announcements

Hymn of Praise
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling #384, v.1-3
Love divine, all loves excelling,
 joy of heaven, to earth come down;
Fix in us thy humble dwelling;
 all thy faithful mercies crown!
Jesus, thou art all compassion,
 pure, unbounded love thou art;
Visit us with thy salvation;
enter every trembling heart.

Breathe, O breathe thy loving Spirit
 into every troubled breast!
Let us all in thee inherit;
 let us find that second rest.
Take away our bent to sinning;
 Alpha and Omega be;
End of faith, as its beginning,
 set our hearts at liberty.

Come, Almighty to deliver,
 let us all thy life receive;
suddenly return and never,
 nevermore thy temples leave. 
Thee we would be always blessing,
 serve thee as thy hosts above,
pray and praise thee without ceasing,
 glory in thy perfect love.
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Call to Worship:
Pastor:  People of God, come and take refuge in the Lord.
People: We seek the Lord, who listens when we cry out
and rescues when we call.
Pastor: Offer praises to God, who called us out of darkness.
People: Glory be to God, who calls us into His marvelous light.
Pastor: Come and worship Christ Jesus, our living cornerstone, 
precious in God’s sight.
People: Come, Holy Spirit! Form your people into a spiritual 
house for our Lord.
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Affirmation of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed  
First Lesson – Psalm 18:1-6, 16-1

Prayer of Intercession

Prayer of Confession
Almighty God, You are our rock and refuge. We come today longing for the strength and freedom from sin you offer to us through your Son. Still, we confess that we often struggle to follow in your ways. We have harbored malice toward those we disagree with, we have been deceitful in our relationships, and we have been insincere in our commitments. Forgive us, Lord, and lead us to genuine repentance. Guide us, your children, to long for your pure, spiritual food that we may grow into the joy of your salvation, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Experiencing the Peace of Christ
(Note: we will extend the Peace of Christ without physical contact.)
Offering/Prayer of Thanksgiving
Thank you for your generosity! Tithes and offerings may be brought to worship,
given through the website 'Give' tab at the top right corner, through text giving (877-960-2396)
or by mail: 820 Almshouse Road, Ivyland, PA 18974
Message in Music/Hymn
Christ is the Rock
Christ is the Rock on which I stand. 
 He keeps me safe from the sinking sand. 
He pulls me up from the miry clay. 
 Christ is the Rock, He is the way!

Christ is the Rock on which I stand. 
 He keeps me safe from the sinking sand. 
Through shadows dim I will follow Him. 
Christ is the Rock, He is the way!

Christ is the Rock on which I stand. 
 He keeps me safe from the sinking sand.
Though the thunders roll, He calms my soul. 
 Christ is the Rock, He is the way!

My hope is built on nothing less
 than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
 but wholly lean on Jesus’ name.

On Christ, the solid Rock I stand;
 all other ground is sinking sand;
 all other ground is sinking sand.

Christ is the Rock on which I stand. 
 He keeps me safe from the sinking sand.
Christ is the Rock, He’s the Rock!
 He is the way!     CHRIST IS THE ROCK!
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"Rocks Built Together: Living Stones"
Pastor Brad
Sermon series: Building on the Rock

The Great Thanksgiving/The Lord’s Prayer

*The Sacrament of Holy Communion
Today's Communion offering will support the Red Bird Trailer Ministry

For the Bread Which You Have Broken #614 (v. 1, 2, 4)
For the bread which you have broken, for the wine which you have poured,
for the words which you have spoken,
 now we give you thanks, O Lord.

By this pledge that you do love us,
 by your gift of peace restored,
by your call to heaven above us,
 hallow all our lives, O Lord.

In your service, Lord, defend us,
 in our hearts keep watch and ward;
in the world where you have sent us,
 let your kingdom come, O Lord.
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Music: Alissa Nelson, Roy Nelson, Valerie and David Sharper
Accompanist: Brian Barber
Rev. Brad Leight, Sr. Pastor
Ruth Portzline, CLM, assisting
St. John's Ivyland
820 Almshouse Road, Ivyland, PA 18974