4th Sunday After Pentecost, Proper 8, or the 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time.
Gathering Music #411 “God is Here Today” 2x
Welcome and Announcements
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 Monday, July 6th, 2020 10 AM.
Prelude: “The Love of Jesus Medley” arr. by Mark Hayes
Call to Worship
God calls us by name into the presence of holiness as God’s holy people.
We answer this call by the grace of God through the power of the Holy Spirit in the name of God’s own Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Come, let us worship God.
Prayer of the Day
God of all peoples, who gives us birth by water and Holy Spirit, teach us how to live always in integrity and body, mind, and spirit, in obedience to your love, in the name of Jesus Christ, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be all honor and glory now and forever. Amen.
Hymn #399 “God Welcome All”
Invitation to Healing
When we approach the throne of grace with contrite hearts, seeking wholeness, God deals mercifully with us through Christ. Humbly, let us admit our brokenness and seek God’s healing strength.
Prayer Seeking Wholeness
God, you send us as prophets to proclaim your coming reign. You send us out as witnesses to embody your justice, kindness, and mercy. Yet we shrink from the hard work it is for us to leave our comfort zones and serve as your messengers. We cling to safe surroundings and turn from the demands of discipleship. Forgive us, we pray. Embolden us and send us again as heralds of your good news – more, strengthen us that we might leave our comfort zones behind to boldly proclaim your kingdom has come.
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”
Prayer of Illumination:
Loving God, as we hear your Word this day, send your Spirit to equip and inspire us, that your grace-filled hospitality may be the center of our lives, Amen.
Hebrew Prophet: Jeremiah 28: 5-9
“The Word of the Lord” “Thanks be to God”
Psalm Reading: Psalm 13:1-6
“The Word of the Lord” “Thanks be to God”
Gospel Reading: Matthew 10:40-42
“The Gospel of the Lord” “Praise to you O Christ”
Reflection: “What Next?” By Rev. Dr. Scott T. Crane
Please spend several moments in silent reflection.
RESPONSE TO THE WORD
Hymn #697 “Take My Life” (Verses 1-3 only)
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.
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 via Zoom for your needs. The church email address is: email@example.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.
Closing Hymn: #546 “Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing”
Learn the ways of God, for they are the ways of life. Trust in Jesus Christ, the Son, for he is the way to God. Live by the power of the Holy Spirit, who will show you the love of Jesus.
God protect you when the threats of life howl around you; Christ protect you when shades of sin creep within you; Spirit of God protect you when flames of passion overcome you. God who is Three and One keep you safely and deliver you graciously to eternal life.
Congregational Song “Let There Be Peace on Earth”
Questions for Reflection
What is God asking me to return? Why? What might be the outcome?
Household Prayer: Morning
I rise this day in the power of your Holy Spirit, O God. I lift up my hands, my heart, and my songs to praise you, O Christ. Be for me today, my Savior, the guardian in my weakness, a friend on my journey, and my aim for all I seek to do. May all who speak to me say, “Peace”; may all to whom I speak hear, “Love.” Give visions of Christ in dappled beauty around tables of meeting, along paths of dappling shadows, and in the faces of loved ones and strangers. Whether the day is bright or gloomy, be my light. Then, when the night begins to fall, bid me home—be my home, that I may find my rest in you, O Three in One. Amen.
Household Prayer: Evening
Be my light, O Creator of light, as evening comes to my home and to me. Let me see your name written in sparkling stars, glowing planets, dancing cosmic wind. Let me hear you pass gently in the cool of the night’s breeze, on the wings of the night-flying creatures. And if there are to be storms this night, so that I shall not see the sky, and a gale howls with fearful threats, let me still put my trust in you, rest in you. Or, because there is a need in the world, rise up as you give me strength to bear witness with heart and hands to the world’s true light, in whose name I pray. Amen.