Good morning! We’re almost to the time when we’ll be opening back up for worship! I am looking forward to that time. To help us out with that, I’ve enclosed a short survey that will help us figure out who is coming to what service. We’ll be offering several services for a while to keep our numbers down, and we’ll be outside for them. Please return the survey this week to let me know. I’ll continue sending out this service as we’ve been doing for a while as well.
You can follow along in this bulletin for the service. If you are on a computer, phone, or other mobile device, then you can click on each of the videos as they come up. If you have a smart tv or streaming device connected to your tv, go to our YouTube channel and then go to playlists. Every Sunday We’ll have a new playlist set up with prayers, songs, and a message. As you come to each of those in the service you can play that video. With a playlist, as soon as one finishes, the next video starts so that all you have to do is hit pause until you’re ready to play again.
My prayer is that even in this format, we can worship together, and still see God at work.
The video that comes next is a welcome, has a few announcements, and an opening prayer.
Animal Shelter Benefit Lunch
The Food Pantry will be open Monday from 3pm-5pm
Tuesday Centering Prayer at 4pm on our church Facebook Page
Wednesday night we’ll do another Zoom Bible Study if you’d like to attend. We’ll be digging into the crazy relationship between David and Saul, and why Saul went to see a fortune teller.
We will be celebrating our graduating seniors once we get closer to the new graduation date of July 19th. If you know of a senior, please let us know.
Will you join us in our first song today
Joys & Concerns
We’ve had several prayer requests this week for folks that have been suffering from health issues, not related to the Coronavirus. Say a special prayer today for folks that are going through hard times in addition to what is taking place in the world around us.
We will continue to share our joys and concerns, as well as our prayer requests. Simply follow the link below and fill out the form. If you need to add more, you can fill the form out again. These will be shared with the congregation via email on Monday morning.
Share a joy, concern, and/or prayer request
Start the next video, and enter into a time of prayer.
When directed, take a few moments of silent prayer. Please lift up our community as we continue in our cancellations, shut downs, and the challenges they bring. There will be a pastoral prayer, then you are invited to join in the Lord's Prayer which is below.
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 trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen
This is one of those times when our Children’s message isn’t available to put on our YouTube Playlist, but you can find it in our eBulletin for today. For our kids (and us as adults too) it’s a reminder of who Jesus is, and we are called to be like him. When you’re through, ask your kids how they can be like Jesus for someone else.
As we come into a time of offering, I invite you to take a look around your neighborhood, friends, and family, and ask how you can be of a help to them.
Thank you for your continued offerings to the church, and to the many other places around us that you’ve been giving of your time and your money. Remember that you can mail in your offerings, or you can give online. Your gifts and commitment to your faith help us reach out and tell Jesus’ story in so many different ways. Will you pray with me,
Let us pray,
God of Power and Mercy, you have not deserted us; we have been tested, and yet we know we have never been far from your redeeming love. We celebrate your relentless caring, not only with the gifts we offer, but with our voices and testimony. We want the world to see what it means to live in the light of your love and mercy. Help us to guide our lives in your way. In the name of Christ, our Rock and Redeemer, Amen.
Scripture Reading: Roman’s 12:9-21
9Love should be shown without pretending. Hate evil, and hold on to what is good. 10Love each other like the members of your family. Be the best at showing honor to each other. 11Don’t hesitate to be enthusiastic—be on fire in the Spirit as you serve the Lord! 12Be happy in your hope, stand your ground when you’re in trouble, and devote yourselves to prayer. 13Contribute to the needs of God’s people, and welcome strangers into your home.
14Bless people who harass you—bless and don’t curse them. 15Be happy with those who are happy, and cry with those who are crying. 16Consider everyone as equal, and don’t think that you’re better than anyone else. Instead, associate with people who have no status. Don’t think that you’re so smart.
17Don’t pay back anyone for their evil actions with evil actions, but show respect for what everyone else believes is good. 18If possible, to the best of your ability, live at peace with all people. 19Don’t try to get revenge for yourselves, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath. It is written, “Revenge belongs to me; I will pay it back, says the Lord”.
20Instead, “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink. By doing this, you will pile burning coals of fire upon his head”. 21Don’t be defeated by evil, but defeat evil with good.
Liturgist: This is the word of God, for the people of God
Congregations’ Response: Thanks be to God!
Will you join in singing our next song
How do the different parts of your life interact with each other?
How can you live them differently so that you can see God's grace more fully at work?
Will you join in singing our final song today
Read this prayer from the end of Jude
To the one who is able to protect you from falling,
and to present you blameless and rejoicing before his glorious presence,
to the only God our savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord,
belong glory, majesty, power, and authority,
before all time, now and forever. Amen.