Sunday Worship Bulletin for 09/06/2020

14th Sunday of Pentecost 

Bulletin for September 6th, 2020 

Prelude – “I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light” – Thad Goodwin
Kathleen Thomerson arr. John Behnke

Announcements and Centering – Rev. David Bucey

Call to Worship – Rev. Wesley Snedeker
One: We come to worship a God whom we have experienced as compassion.
All: We have grown to trust this God in both the joyful and hard places of life.
One: We come to worship and know that something is required of us, that we do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God.
All: We come accepting both the compassion and call to a higher righteousness.
One: We come on this day to remember that work matters to God, workers matter to God, and wages matter to God.
All: We come to sing, pray, hear the spoken word and encounter the Living Word that we might be shaped by all that matters to our Creator God.

Beatitudes for Workers
(Based on Matthew 5:3-6 and Luke 6: 20-21)
Voice I: Blessed are you poor who have no work or too little income.
Voice II: God has promised: yours is the kingdom of heaven.
Voice I: Blessed are you who are hungry now.
Voice II: God has promised: you shall be filled.
Voice I: Blessed are you who weep over unpaid bills, the loss of a job, or your children’s lack of opportunities.
Voice II: God has promised: you shall be comforted, you shall laugh.
Voice I: Blessed are you who are merciful.
Voice II: God has promised: you shall receive mercy.
Voice I: Blessed are you who hunger and thirst for justice.
Voice II: God has promised: you shall be filled.
All: The time is surely coming when God’s justice and peace shall reign throughout the land. Thanks be to God.

Special Music – “Let Us Break Bread Together on Our Knees” – Amy Maneval
Spiritual, arr. Mark Hayes

Scripture Reading – Rev. David Bucey
Mark 7:24-37

Sermon – “A Tired Prophet in Tyre” – Rev. John Vertigan
Florida Conference Minister

Offertory Invitation

Offertory Music – “Let There Be Peace on Earth” – Thad Goodwin and Amy Maneval

Unison Offertory Prayer
God, we present these offerings that they may be used to extend your liberating reign. With them, we offer our varied ministries in the days ahead that each of us may be part of your answer to the cries of the world. Amen.

Pastoral Prayer – Rev. David Bucey

Silent Prayer

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.

Holy Communion
The Invitation
Sharing of the elements
Come for all things are ready
Pass Bread
Take, eat and realize.
Pass Cup
Take, drink and become.

Giving Thanks
All: Lord, you now have set your servants free to go in peace as you have promised. For these eyes of ours have seen the Savior whom you have prepared for all the world to see! Blessing and honor and glory are yours, now and forever. 
One: You have seen the Savior. Go now in peace. And the blessing of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, go with you.
All: Amen.


Postlude -“Go Forth in Peace” – Thad Goodwin
Tom Birchwood