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Sunday August 9th, 2020
Tenth Sunday After Pentecost

Welcome: Pastor Lea

Announcements: Pastor Lea

Call to worship: Pastor Bob

One: Over the turbulent waves in our lives, Jesus calls us.
All: We get so busy watching the waves, we block out Jesus’ call.
One: Look again. Jesus is calling to you.
All: Lord, help us hear your voice.
One: Come, place your trust in Jesus.
All: Lord, forgive our doubts, receive our lives. Amen.

Opening Music: “Open My Eyes, That I May See” UMH 454
Offered by Jayson Coleman, Lisa Corpron, Bob Wuertz, Sue Boles

1. Open my eyes, that I may see
glimpses of truth thou hast for me
place in my hands the wonderful key
that shall unclasp and set me free.

Silently now I wait for thee,
ready, my God, thy will to see.
Open my eyes, illumine me,
Spirit divine!

2. Open my ears, that I may hear
voices of truth thou sendest clear;
and while the wave-notes fall on my ear,
everything false will disappear. Refrain

3. Open my mouth and let me bear
gladly the warm truth everywhere;
open my heart and let me prepare
love with thy children thus to share. Refrain

Morning Prayer: Pastor Lea

Steadfast God, call to us now. Carry us out of our fears and doubts into the assurance of your saving love and constant presence. Walk with us as we renew our faith, discern your will, and make our stumbling way as followers of your Son. Show us your visions for our future, and help us to rise above our own narrow purposes and be of service to you, to each other, and to the world. This we humbly pray in the constant hope of your endless grace. Amen.

Children’s Time: Pastor Bob

Joys and Concerns: Pastor Bob

Prayer of Confession (Unison): Pastor Bob

Holy God, you tell us over and over not to be afraid. You call us to courage and trust, but over and over again we act out of fear rather than faith. We doubt your call and so we begin to sink into the overwhelming waves. Forgive us for our lack of trust in you, and help us to follow you when you call us into deep waters.

Words of Assurance: Pastor Bob

One: The love of God in Christ is greater than our deepest failings, and Jesus can calm our fears the way he calmed the wind and waves. In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.

All: In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Thanks be to God! Amen.

Pastoral Prayer: Pastor Lea

The Lord’s Prayer: Cora Carter

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 trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.

Scripture:  Kathy Dombrowski

Matthew 14:22-33
Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land, for the wind was against them. And early in the morning he came walking towards them on the lake. But when the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified, saying, ‘It is a ghost!’ And they cried out in fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, ‘Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.’

Peter answered him, ‘Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.’ He said, ‘Come.’ So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came towards Jesus. But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’ Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, ‘You of little faith, why did you doubt?’ When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshipped him, saying, ‘Truly you are the Son of God.’

Romans 10:5-15
Moses writes concerning the righteousness that comes from the law, that ‘the person who does these things will live by them.’ But the righteousness that comes from faith says, ‘Do not say in your heart, “Who will ascend into heaven?” ’ (that is, to bring Christ down) ‘or “Who will descend into the abyss?” ’ (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). But what does it say?
           ‘The word is near you,
              on your lips and in your heart’
(that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved. The scripture says, ‘No one who believes in him will be put to shame.’ For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all and is generous to all who call on him. For, ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’

But how are they to call on one in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in one of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone to proclaim him? And how are they to proclaim him unless they are sent? As it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’

Message: “The Word is Near You” - Pastor Lea

Invitation to offering: Pastor Bob

Offertory: “You Are Mine” Words and Music by David Haas, Arr. by Mark Hayes
Offered by Jayson Coleman, Lisa Corpron, Soloists. Sue Boles, Flute, Bob Wuertz, piano

Doxology: UMH 94

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise God, all creatures here below:
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Praise God, the source of all our gifts!
Praise Jesus Christ, whose power uplifts!
Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Prayer of Thanksgiving (Unison): Pastor Bob

Forgiving God, the first offering you ask for is the giving of ourselves, loving you and others boldly, refusing to let our fear of the storms around us keep us from taking risks. Thank you for reaching out to us, even when we have not trusted fully. Use what we offer for the building of your kingdom on earth, we pray in the name of Jesus, your Son. Amen.

Closing Music: “Wade in the Water” TFWS 2107
Offered by Jayson Coleman, Lisa Corpron, Bob Wuertz, Sue Boles

Wade in the water, wade in the water, children,
wade in the water, God’s a-gonna trouble the water.

1. See that host all dressed in white,
God’s a-gonna trouble the water.
The leader looks like the Israelite,
God’s a-gonna trouble the water.


2. See that band all dressed in red,
God’s a-gonna trouble the water.
Looks like the band that Moses led,
God’s a-gonna trouble the water.


3. Look over yonder, what do I see?
God’s a-gonna trouble the water.
The Holy Ghost a-coming on me,
God’s a-gonna trouble the water.


4. If you don’t believe I’ve been redeemed,
God’s a-gonna trouble the water.
Just follow me down to Jordan’s stream,
God’s a-gonna trouble the water.


Benediction: Pastor Lea

Postlude: “Twenty”
Composed and offered by Cameron Rhodes