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Sun, Jul 05, 2020

A Compass and a Mantle

Order of Worship
July 5, 2020
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, July 5, 2020
At 10:30 AM, we will worship together live
via Facebook Video Premiere and the
RMPC YouTube page
  
PRELUDE                            Finale on The Star-spangled Banner             Charles Callahan
 
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
CALL TO WORSHIP                                        (based on a prayer by St. Augustine)
 
Unto you, Lord, we will offer our words of praise!
 
          You were here with me when I was not with you.
 
You called and cried to me, and pierced my darkness.
 
          You shone and glowed, and dispelled my blindness.
 
You touched me, and I yearned for your peace.
 
          Unto you, Lord, we will offer our words of praise!                     
 
Let us worship the Lord!
 
 
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
God of the rocks and the waves, you are steadfast and you are fluid.  In times of change and uncertainty we resist you.  Remind us, instead, to move with you, to trust that even if the waves swell and crash, there is still a steadiness to the tides. Remind us that you will anchor us, and that even though we may feel inundated with anxiety or decisions or frustrations, we shall not be overwhelmed.  May we open ourselves to the movement of your Spirit and the ministry of your Son, that they may be the stars by which we navigate our lives.  
 
ASSURANCE OF PARDON

HYMN
 
 
SCRIPTURE READING – Psalm 121    
 
          This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
 
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever Amen.
 
SPECIAL MUSIC                        God Bless America                                          Irving Berlin
                                                     Eva Patton, soprano
 
 TIME WITH CHILDREN
 
PASSING OF THE PEACE
 
SPECIAL MUSIC                        Go Now in Peace
  
SCRIPTURE READING – 
 
This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
 
SERMON                                  “A Compass and a Mantle”
 
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH                                                                                          (United Church of Canada)
We are not alone, we live in God's world. We believe in God: who has created and is creating, who has come in Jesus, the Word made flesh, to reconcile and make new, who works in us and others by the Spirit. We trust in God.  We are called to be the Church: to celebrate God's presence, to live with respect in Creation, to love and serve others, to seek justice and resist evil, to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen, our judge and our hope. In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us.  We are not alone. Thanks be to God!  Amen.
 
HYMN
 
 
CHARGE AND BENEDICTION
Sunday Morning Worship July 5, 2020
Sunday School - July 5, 2020 with Rev. Michael Williams