Sunday Worship Bulletin for 08/16/2020

Sunday Worship Bulletin 

August 16th, 2020 

Prelude – “Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me” – Thad Goodwin
by Thomas Hastings, arr. Diane Bish

Announcements and Centering

Call to Worship – Rev. Wesley Snedeker
One: How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!
All: It is like a summer rain which restores the parched earth.
One: It is like a cool breeze at the shore of a lake, at the top of a mountain or through a crowded city street.
All: God meets us here.
We have gathered to worship the Maker of Our Days, the Restorer of Our Souls and the Breath of Our Lives.

Opening Prayer
One: Maker of Our Days, you created each of us unique beings with differing strengths and weaknesses. Help us not only to use our strengths to assist others but also to allow others to use their strengths to meet our communal weaknesses.

All: Restorer of Our Souls, you have seen the parched places we have made in our lives, along with the devastation thrust upon us by the action or inaction of others. Meet us in the places of our deepest pain so that our facades of self-sufficiency might fall away,
and we might be drawn into right relationship with you and one another. 

One: Breath of Our Lives, without you we are but a mound of clay.
Fill us with your presence, invigorate our worship,
set us on fire so that others might be drawn into your light and nurtured by the warmth of your loving care.

Children’s Sermon

Special Music – “Faith” – Linda Fairleigh
by Mendelssohn

Scripture Readings – Paul Cleveland
Isaiah 56:1, 6-8
Romans 12:1-8

Sermon – “Are You All In?” – Rev David Bucey

Offertory Invitation

Offertory Music – “Great is Your Faithfulness” – Thad Goodwin / Amy Maneval

Unison Offertory Prayer
We dedicate to your service our lives and these offerings
from your blessing and our labor. 
Work in us and through us to extend your love and care,
here and around the world.

Pastoral Prayer
Silent Prayer
Lord’s Prayer

Postlude – “Jesus Shall Reign” – Thad Goodwin
by John Hutton, arr. Benton Price 

Written by the Rev. Kaji S. Douša, Senior Minister of Park Avenue Christian Church, New York City. Adapted for online use by Susan A. Blain.

Copyright 2020 Justice and Local Church Ministries, Faith INFO Ministry Team, United Church of Christ, 700 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115-1100. Permission granted to reproduce or adapt this material for use in services of worship or church education. All publishing rights reserved.  

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