Worship from Home June 21, 2020

Third Sunday After Pentecost, Proper 7, or the Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A

 THE GATHERING

Gathering Music #288 “Spirit of the Living God” ~ Pastor Scott

Welcome and Announcements

Happy Fathers’ Day for all you fathers! May you find meaningful ways to connect with your children this day. Please join us for Zoom Coffee Fellowship following worship, again Monday morning at 8:00 AM and Friday morning at 8:00 AM. Our Next Zoom Bible Study will be tomorrow, Monday, June 22nd, 2020 10 AM. Monday’s Bible study will be looking at the Psalm passage for Sunday June 28th, Psalm 13:1-6; utilizing the Lectio Divina method for Group Spiritual Direction. If you have been working through current events through creative response, if you are willing, I encourage you to share a poem with us as an offering for our worship each week. This week’s is from Pastor Scott.

Prelude: “Deep River with Shall We Gather at the River” arr. Lloyd Larson

Call to Worship 

To you, O Lord, we lift our souls; to you we offer our lives.

For you are good and forgiving and abounding in steadfast love.

In heaven, on earth, there is none like you. Your works are beyond compare.

For you are great; you work wonders. You alone are God.

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 #39 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”

Invitation to Healing

God not only desires our repentance, but longs to offer us forgiveness. Therefore, cast all your anxiety on God and seek wholeness.

Prayer Seeking Wholeness

God of Abraham, Sarah, and Isaac; God of Hagar, Ishmael and Muhammad; God of Jesus, Peter, Paul, and John; God of all people, all colors, all ethnicities, who gave us Jesus Christ the crucified: send your Holy Spirit to help us confess and truly repent of our sins. We turn against one another; we fail to care for the weak and poor among us. We pay no heed to the cries of the powerless; we seek our own advantage. Your Son emptied himself upon a Roman cross and revealed your eternal, self-giving love. Forgive us, merciful God. Wipe sin from our lives and let us find ourselves wholly in Jesus Christ, Savior of all, for it is in His name that we pray…

Kyrie: Hymn #604 “Lamb of God”

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!” ~ Pastor Scott

Celebrating Joys – Where we have seen God at work

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

THE WORD

Prayer of Illumination:

Holy Triune God, teach us through these scriptures to listen to one another with your heart, For it is in Christ’s name we pray, Amen.

Bible Story of the Day: based on Hebrew Scriptures Genesis 21:8-21

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

Epistle Reading: Romans 6:1b-11

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

Gospel Reading: Matthew 10:24-39

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

Reflection:Hagar and Ishmael for TodayBy Rev. Dr. Scott T. Crane

Please spend several moments in silent reflection.

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

Hymn #754 “Help Us Accept Each Other”

Affirmation of Faith: Summary of the Law:

Our Lord Jesus said: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

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

We offer 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 our community of worship and practice, please contact the church and we will organize a membership class for your needs. 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 with Poetry

A Robin’s Voice ~ Photopoetry by Scott Crane

SENDING

Closing Hymn: #716 “God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending”

Charge:

Go with the God of Hagar and Sarah; bear witness to the Christ of Abraham and Isaac; live in the Spirit into whom you are baptized. Consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

Blessing:

The God of all mercy, who answers the cries of the helpless and raises you from death, keep you safe in Christ Jesus, now and forever.

Congregational Song: “Let There Be Peace on Earth”

Questions for Reflection

What does the story of Sarah and Hagar (Gen. 21:8–21) say about God? What does the story suggest about how we might treat one another more justly?

Household Prayer: Morning

O God, I praise you as I arise this morning. You are the giver of all life and you provide for what you have made. Be with my spirit this day and teach me to be thankful for all that you offer. Move me to be generous with others, sharing not only goods, but also time, patience, and kindness. You know what will happen today. Guide me so that I do what pleases you. Be near to me and help me to trust your love. I pray for all the world today, for what I do has effects far beyond what I can know or understand. By your Holy Spirit, let me speak peace, let me do peace, let me be peace, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Household Prayer: Evening

Creator of heaven and earth, light and darkness, day and night, I thank you for the day just past that you have given me in your mercy. I pray for your forgiveness for those things I did that were displeasing to you and for those missed opportunities to show my love for you. Let me rest tonight, trusting in the grace of your Son, Jesus Christ. Restore my mind and body as I sleep so that when I awake, I will have the strength to serve you and your children well. O beloved God let me rise to a new day giving you thanks and praise, In the name of Jesus Christ the Savior. Amen.

About Scottrick

Parent ~ Pastor ~ Poet ~ Author
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