Sunday Worship Bulletin for August 9, 2020

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost 

Bulletin for August 9, 2020 

Prelude – “Here, O My Lord” – Thad Goodwin
Edward Dearle, arr. Lani Smith

Announcements and Centering

Call to Worship – Rev. Wesley Snedeker
One: In the name of the Creator, the Christ and the Holy Spirit.
All:  Amen.
One: Those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength,
All:   they shall mount up with wings like eagles,
One: they shall run and not be weary,
All:   they shall walk and not faint.
One:  We need this kind of hope.
All:    Come; worship the Holy One who meets us where we are.
Come; let us open ourselves to the God who lifts us up.
We are here to worship; we are here to surrender to God.

Opening Prayer (in unison)
God of Presence,
as you walked with Joseph after his time in the pit,
meet us in the midst of the challenges in our lives.
God of Renewal,
as you worked in and through the life of Joseph,
lift us from despair to hope,
from distraction to focus,
from hurt to forgiveness.
God of the Journey,
direct us in your way,
work out your purpose in and through our lives.
We pray in the name of Christ who lives and reigns with us
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. 

Children’s Sermon

Special Music – “Give Me Jesus” – Amy Maneval
Spiritual, arranged by Mark Hayes

Scripture Readings
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 – Madelon Martin
Genesis 45:1-15 – Roger Allen

Sermon – “From Frenemy to Forgiveness” – Rev David Bucey

Offertory Invitation

Offertory Music – “Guide Me, O My Great Redeemer” – Thad Goodwin / Amy Maneval

Offertory Dedication
Loving God, we believe that you have saved us, you are saving us and you will save us. We offer to you our whole lives as a living sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving. Use us; multiply us and these gifts we have placed at your altar, to extend the invitation of life, community and purpose in this place and around the world.

Pastoral Prayer     Silent Prayer     Lord’s Prayer


Postlude – “The Solid Rock” – Thad Goodwin
William Bradbury, arr. Rick Parks 


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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