Worship bulletin August 2, 2020

Sunday, August 2, 2020

9th Sunday After Pentecost

 

HYMN:                                                                          “Come, Share the Lord”

We gather here in Jesus’ name,

his love is burning in our hearts like living flame;

for through the loving Son the Father makes us one:

Come, take the bread; come, drink the wine; come, share the Lord.

 

No one is a stranger here, everyone belongs;

finding our forgiveness here, we in turn forgive all wrongs.

 

He joins us here, he breaks the bread,

the Lord who pours the cup is risen from the dead;

the one we love the most is now our gracious host:

Come, take the bread; come, drink the wine; come, share the Lord.

 

We are now a family of which the Lord is head;

though unseen he meets us here in the breaking of the bread.

 

We’ll gather soon where angels sing;

we’ll see the glory of our Lord and coming King;

now we anticipate the feast for which we wait:

Come, take the bread; come, drink the wine; come, share the Lord.

(SING THE FAITH Hymnal #2269)

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

 

HYMN:                                                                 “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”

Love divine, all loves excelling, Joy of heaven, to earth come down,

Fix in us Thy humble dwelling, All Thy faithful mercies crown!

Jesus, Thou art all compassion, Pure, unbounded love Thou art;

Visit us with Thy salvation, Enter every trembling heart.

 

Breathe, O breathe Thy loving Spirit Into every troubled breast!

Let us all in Thee inherit, Let us find the promised rest;

Take away the love of sinning; Alpha and Omega be;

End of faith, as its beginning, Set our hearts at liberty.

 

Come, almighty to deliver, Let us all Thy life receive;

Suddenly return, and never, Never more Thy temples leave.

Thee we would be always blessing, Serve Thee as Thy hosts above;

Pray, and praise Thee without ceasing, Glory in Thy perfect love.

 

Finish, then, Thy new creation; Pure and spotless let us be;

Let us see Thy great salvation Perfectly restored in Thee;

Changed from glory into glory, Till I heaven we take our place,

Till we cast our crowns before Thee, Lost in wonder, love, and praise.

(THE PRESBYTERIAN HYMNAL #376)

 

 

 

OPENING PRAYER AND CONFESSION

Compassionate God, we hunger and thirst for your word of hope and truth, but we are tempted to close our ears to the cries of the needy around us. We even doubt that we can be of help to others. Forgive our lack of trust in your abundance, God of grace. Give us hearts of confident faith in your presence. Help us receive the blessings you offer, that we may be your bread for the world, blessed and broken for all, bearers of your good news, in Jesus Christ…..

(silent confessions). Amen.

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

 

PASSING OF THE PEACE

May the peace of the Lord be with you.

And also with you.

 

“Blessed Be Your Name”

Blessed be your name in the land that is plentiful

Where Your streams of abundance flow

Blessed be Your name

 

Blessed be Your name when I’m found in the desert place

Though I walk through the wilderness

Blessed be Your name

 

Ev’ry blessing You pour out I’ll turn back to praise

When the darkness closes in Lord, Still I will say

 

Blessed be the name of the Lord, blessed be Your name

Blessed be the name of the Lord, blessed be Your glorious name

 

You give and take away, You give and take away

My heart will choose to say, Lord blessed be Your name

 

Blessed be the name of the Lord, blessed be Your name

Blessed be the name of the Lord, blessed be Your glorious name

(CCLI #3271799)

 

SCRIPTURE READINGS

 

Genesis 32:22-31

22 That night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two female servants and his eleven sons and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. 23 After he had sent them across the stream, he sent over all his possessions. 24 So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. 25 When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man. 26 Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.”

But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”

27 The man asked him, “What is your name?” “Jacob,” he answered.

28 Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.”

29 Jacob said, “Please tell me your name.” But he replied, “Why do you ask my name?” Then he blessed him there.

30 So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, “It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared.”

31 The sun rose above him as he passed Peniel, and he was limping because of his hip.

 

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Psalm 17:1-7, 15

1 Hear me, Lord, my plea is just; listen to my cry.

Hear my prayer— it does not rise from deceitful lips.

2 Let my vindication come from you; may your eyes see what is right.

3 Though you probe my heart, though you examine me at night and test me,
you will find that I have planned no evil; my mouth has not transgressed.

4 Though people tried to bribe me, I have kept myself from the ways of the violent

through what your lips have commanded.
5
My steps have held to your paths; my feet have not stumbled.

6 I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.
7
Show me the wonders of your great love, you who save by your right hand

those who take refuge in you from their foes.

15 As for me, I will be vindicated and will see your face;

when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness.

 

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

Romans 9:1-5

9 I speak the truth in Christ—I am not lying, my conscience confirms it through the Holy Spirit— 2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. 3 For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my people, those of my own race, 4 the people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption to sonship; theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship and the promises. 5 Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of the Messiah, who is God over all, forever praised! Amen.

 

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

Matthew 14:13-21

13 When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns. 14 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.

15 As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.”

16 Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”

17 “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.

18 “Bring them here to me,” he said. 19 And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. 20 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. 21 The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.

 

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Christ.

 

SERMON

 

HYMN:                                                         “Loaves Were Broken, Words Were Spoken”

Loaves were broken, words were spoken by the Galilean shore.

Jesus, Bread of Life from heaven, was their food forevermore.

 

By your body broken for us, by your wine of life outpoured,

Jesus, feed again your people.

Be our Host, our Life, our Lord.

 

Loaves were broken, words were spoken in a quiet room one night.

In the bread and wine you gave them, Christ, you came as Light from Light.

 

By your body broken for us, by your wine of life outpoured,

Jesus, feed again your people.

Be our Host, our Life, our Lord.

 

Loaves were broken, words were spoken, as in faith we gather here.

Jesus speaks across the ages: “I am with you; do not fear!”

 

By your body broken for us, by your wine of life outpoured,

Jesus, feed again your people.

Be our Host, our Life, our Lord.

 

By the loaves you break and give us, send us in your name to share

bread for which the millions hunger, words that tell your love and care.

 

By your body broken for us, by your wine of life outpoured,

Jesus, feed again your people.

Be our Host, our Life, our Lord.

(Glory to God: The Presbyterian Hymnal #498)

 

THE APOSTLES’ CREED (Traditional)

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

OFFERING

 

THE LORD’S SUPPER:

 

JOYS AND CONCERNS/PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE/THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

 

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.

 

 

 

“Eat This Bread”

Eat this bread; drink this cup; come to me and never be hungry.

Eat this bread; drink this cup; trust in me and you will not thirst.

(Glory to God: The Presbyterian Hymnal #527)

 

SHARING OF THE BREAD AND CUP

 

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

We thank you, loving God, for this supper shared in the Spirit with your Son Jesus, who makes us new and strong, and brings us life eternal. We praise you for giving all good gifts in him, and pledge ourselves to serve you, even as you have served us in Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.

 

HYMN:                                                                            “Lord, You Give the Great Commission”

Lord, you give the great commission: “Heal the sick and preach the word.” Lest the church neglect its mission,

And the gospel go unheard, Help us witness to your purpose With renewed integrity;

With the Spirit’s gifts empower us For the work of ministry.

 

Lord, you call us to your service: “In my name baptize and teach.” That the world may trust your promise,

Life abundant meant for each, Give us all new fervor, draw us Closer in community;

With the Spirit’s gifts empower us For the work of ministry.

 

Lord, you make the common holy: “This my body, this my blood.” Let us all, for earth’s true glory,

Daily lift life heavenward, Asking that the world around us Share your children’s liberty;

With the Spirit’s gifts empower us For the work of ministry.

 

Lord, you show us love’s true measure: “Father, what they do, forgive.” Yet we hoard as private treasure

All that you so freely give. May your care and mercy lead us To a just society;

With the Spirit’s gifts empower us For the work of ministry.

 

Lord, you bless with words assuring: “I am with you to the end.” Faith and hope and love restoring,

May we serve as you intend, And, amid the cares that claim us, Hold in mind eternity;

With the Spirit’s gifts empower us For the work of ministry.

(THE PRESBYTERIAN HYMNAL #429)

 

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