Creation Waits

July 19, 2020

Sunday July 19, 2020
Seventh Sunday After Pentecost

Welcome: 

Announcements: 

Call to worship:  

One:      We wait with hope

All:        for God’s promises are true.

One:      We wait with patience

All:        for God’s time is a mystery.

One:      Join in community and worship

All:        for God’s Spirit unites us.

Opening Music: “Trading My Sorrows” W&S 3108
Lisa Corpron, Jayson Coleman and Bob Wuertz

            I’m trading my sorrows, I’m trading my shame,
            I’m laying them down for the joy of the Lord.
            I’m trading my sickness, I’m trading my pain,
            I’m laying them down for the joy of the Lord.

            Yes, Lord, yes Lord, yes, yes, Lord.
            Yes, Lord, yes Lord, yes, yes, Lord.
            Yes, Lord, yes, Lord, yes, yes, Lord. Amen.

            I am pressed but not crushed,
            persecuted, not abandoned;
            struck down but not destroyed.
            I am blessed beyond the curse,
            for his promise will endure
            that his joy’s gonna be my strength.
            Though the sorrow may last for the night,
            his joy comes with the morning.

            Lai lai lai lai lai lai lai lai lai lai lai

            Lai lai lai lai lai lai lai lai lai lai lai

            Lai lai lai lai lai lai lai lai lai lai lai lai lai.

(2X)

            Yes, Lord, yes Lord, yes, yes, Lord.
            Yes, Lord, yes Lord, yes, yes, Lord.
            Yes, Lord, yes, Lord, yes, yes, Lord. Amen.

            I’m trading my sorrows, I’m trading my shame,

            I’m laying them down for the joy of the Lord.

            I’m trading my sickness, I’m trading my pain,

            I’m laying them down for the joy of the Lord.

            Yes, Lord, yes Lord, yes, yes, Lord.

            Yes, Lord, yes Lord, yes, yes, Lord.

            Yes, Lord, yes, Lord, yes, yes, Lord. Amen.

Morning Prayer:

Holy God of mystery and miracles, reveal your presence to us, as we gather in worship. Send your Holy Spirit to descend upon us, as angels once descended to Jacob. Raise our thoughts, that we may reflect on your promises and trust with hope in promises yet to come. In your holy name, we pray. Amen.

Children’s Time:

Joys and Concerns:

Prayer of Confession (Unison):

Patient, loving God, when we are groaning and griping, comfort us and forgive us our shortcomings. When we are doubting and afraid, comfort us and reveal your promises to us. Help us trust with hope, and wait with patience, even as you patiently love us with your mercy and your grace. In your loving name, we pray. Amen.

Words of Assurance:

One:    We have this hope: God’s promises are sure, and Christ’s mercy is ours. All is well. All will be well. 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:

The Lord’s Prayer: Rachel Gonsalves   

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.
Amen.

Scripture: Romans 8:12-25   Raquel Hakes Weston-Dawkes

Message: “Creation Waits”

Invitation to offering:

Offertory: “You Are Mine”
Lisa Corpron, Jayson Coleman and Bob Wuertz

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):

Mighty God, our comfort and our strength: we have been navigating through this pandemic with anxiety and isolation. We have lived in fear of disease, death, and not having enough. Yet, we are here, offering our gifts to the work of your kingdom and reminding ourselves of the glory about to be revealed in us. Remind us that we are your children, that we are your heirs. Remind us that your plan is not bondage or decay but a love that will save us and free us. In Christ’s name, we pray. Amen.

Closing Music: “My Hope Is Built” UMH 368
Lisa Corpron, Jayson Coleman and Bob Wuertz

 

  1. My hope is built on nothing less
    than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
    I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
    but wholly lean on Jesus’ name.

 Refrain:
            On Christ the solid rock I stand,
            all other ground is sinking sand;
            all other ground is sinking sand.

  1. When darkness veils his lovely face,
    I rest on his unchanging grace.
    In every high and stormy gale,
    my anchor holds within the veil.

 Refrain:
            On Christ the solid rock I stand,
            all other ground is sinking sand;
            all other ground is sinking sand.

 

  1. His oath, his covenant, his blood
    support me in the whelming flood.
    When all around my soul gives way,
    he then is all my hope and stay.

 Refrain:
            On Christ the solid rock I stand,
            all other ground is sinking sand;
            all other ground is sinking sand.

 

  1. When he shall come with trumpet sound,
    O may I then in him be found!
    Dressed in his righteousness alone,
                faultless to stand before the throne!

 Refrain:
            On Christ the solid rock I stand,
            all other ground is sinking sand;
            all other ground is sinking sand.

Benediction:

Postlude: “Lentamente”
Jenny Lai