Worship from Home June 14, 2020

Second Sunday After Pentecost Year A, Proper 6, or 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 THE GATHERING

Gathering Music #727 “The Servant Song” ~ Pastor Scott

Welcome and Announcements

Zoom Coffee Fellowship following worship in the church’s Zoom Room, Monday mornings at 8:00 AM and Friday mornings at 8:00 AM. Next Bible Study: Monday, June 22nd, 2020 10 AM. Session will meet briefly this Monday at 10 AM.

Prelude: “Here, I Am, Lord” arr. By Jack Schrader

Call to Worship 

The Lord is risen! Alleluia!

Alleluia! The Lord is risen indeed!

Why do you look up toward heaven?

Christ has risen; Christ will come again.

Let us worship God.

Prayer of the Day    

O God of glory, your Son Jesus Christ suffered for us and ascended to your right hand. Unite us with Christ and each other, in suffering and in joy, that all your children may be drawn into your bountiful dwelling. Amen.

Hymn #367 “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come”

Invitation to Healing

God not only desires our repentance, but longs to offer us forgiveness. Therefore, cast all your anxiety on God, because God cares for you eternally.

Prayer Seeking Wholeness

Holy God, you send us to proclaim the good news of your realm to all who are lost, all who are afflicted, all who are captive, and who have been cast out. But we are content to proclaim the in-breaking of your reign within familiar communities where we know others will receive this news with nods of agreement. Push us beyond what is comfortable and safe, and strengthen us for lives of compassionate service, that we might be the laborers you call us to be.

Kyrie: Hymn #437 “You Are the Lord, Giver of Mercy”

Assurance of God’s Presence and Offering a Sign of Peace

Friends, believe this Good News: God is One and God is Three – Love constantly flowing in, out, and through; the gift of Jesus Christ for me and for you. For this we say: Thanks be to God!

Since God has loved us through Christ, let us love one another. The Lord be with you! And also with you! Please share a sign of peace.

Hymn #591 “Halle, Halle, Hallelujah!”

Celebrating Joys – Where we have seen God at work

Sung Response #628 “Praise, I Will Praise You, Lord” ~ Pastor Scott

THE WORD

Prayer of Illumination:

Holy Triune God, bless us with a word of life from your Spirit this day to restore, support, and strengthen us as we seek to be one with you.  Amen.

Hebrew Scripture: Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19

“The Word of the Lord” “Thanks be to God”

Epistle Reading: Romans 5:1-8

“The Word of the Lord” “Thanks be to God”

Gospel Reading: Matthew 9:35-10:8

“The Gospel of the Lord” “Praise to you O Christ”

Bible Story for the Young at Heart and Reflection:

Rediscovering DiscipleshipBy Rev. Dr. Scott T. Crane

Please spend several moments in silent reflection.

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

Hymn #346 “For the Healing of the Nations”

Affirmation of Faith: Adapted from the Confession of 1967, ratified by the General Assembly in Portland, Oregon at First Presbyterian Church.

The life, death, resurrection, and promised coming of Jesus Christ has set the pattern for the church’s mission. His human life involves the church in the common life of all people. His service to men and women commits the church to work for every form of human well-being. His suffering makes the church sensitive to all human suffering so that it sees the face of Christ in the faces of persons in every kind of need. His crucifixion discloses to the church the church’s own complicity in injustice. In the power of the risen Christ and the hope of his coming, the church sees the promise of God’s renewal of human life in society and of God’s victory over all wrong. This church follows this pattern in the form of its life and in the method of its action. So to live and serve is to confess Christ as Lord.

Intercessory Prayers of the People

Call and response: “Lord in your mercy,” “Hear our prayers.”

The Lord’s Prayer

Page 35 (p.40, Español) Glory to God Hymnal; “…debts…debtors…”

Invitation to Present Our Offerings

Let us offer to God this day our lives and our labors in Christ’s service, God’s love.

Members, friends, and guests: Church expenses total roughly $1900 a month. Thank you for your commitment and your generosity. Please make checks out to First Presbyterian Church of Trout Lake, PO Box 210, Trout Lake, WA 98650. Membership supports our ministry with a monthly tithe. If you would like to become an official member of Trout Lake First Presbyterian Church, please contact the church and we will organize a membership class via Zoom. The church email address is: troutlakechurch@gmail.com.

Trout Lake Presbyterian Church Mission Statement:

Living our faith dedicated to all God’s people through worship and action.

Trout Lake Presbyterian Church Vision Statement:

To provide a place for people of faith to be enlightened, renewed and challenged to go into the community and world to serve others by meeting physical and spiritual needs.

Prayer of Thanksgiving/Dedication

O loving God, everything that is given to us rains forth out of the abundance of your love, even Jesus Christ our Lord. Bless the gifts of time, talent, and treasure that our lives hold as we lift them up to you, for it is in Christ’s name we pray, Amen.

SENDING

Closing Hymn: # 177 “I Will Come to You in the Silence”

Charge:

Servants of God, do not worry about what you will eat or drink or wear;

judge no one; strive only for what is good, build up those who depend on you, let the Holy Spirit calm your fears, and your reward will be peace.

Blessing:

The Lord gives what is needed from day to day. The Lord feeds you with light and bread. The Lord comes into your midst whenever you call. Move with joy into the coming days, for Christ is with you.

Congregational Song “Let There Be Peace on Earth”

Lyrics found on the inside front cover of the TLPC Glory to God hymnal.

Questions for Reflection

How would you respond to the arrival of wandering messengers f good news in your town or on your doorstep (Matthew 9:35-10:23)? Would you welcome them or listen to their words?  What does it mean for the kingdom of heaven to “come near” (Mt. 10:7)?

Household Prayer: Morning

God of wisdom, as I go forth this day, show me how to testify to your grace and truth. Give me the chance to speak and the words to say so that I may glorify your name; through Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.

Household Prayer: Evening

I give you thanks, Holy God, that you have made me your own, a treasured possession. Hold me close to your heart and bear me up on eagle’s wings; in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

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