Set Your Mind

Romans 8:1-11

Sunday July 12, 2020
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Welcome: 

Announcements:  

Call to worship:  

One: Come, let us worship the Lord our God,

All: For the Lord is our God, and we are God’s people.

One: As we wait upon the Lord, let us open our ears,

All: That we might both hear and heed the word of God.

One: As we wait upon the Lord, let us open our eyes,

All: That we might both see and perceive the will of God.

One: As we wait upon the Lord, let us open our hearts.

All: That we might understand with our hearts and turn to God for healing.

Opening Music: “I Come with Joy to Meet My Lord” UMH 617, vs 1,3 
Lisa Corpron, Jayson Coleman, Bob Wuertz

  1. I come with joy to meet my Lord, forgiven, loved and free,
    in awe and wonder to recall his life laid down for me,
    his life laid down for me.

  1. As Christ breaks bread and bids us share, each proud division ends.
    The love that made us makes us one, and strangers now are friends,
    and strangers now are friends.

Morning Prayer: 

Creator God, fill in the places in our lives that feel empty or broken. Help us to receive your word in our hearts and your wisdom in our souls. Open our minds to receive your insights and your guidance. Nurture us this day, that we may grow in mercy and grace all the days of our lives. Amen.

Children’s Time:

Joys and Concerns: 

Prayer of Confession (Unison): 

Lord of justice and mercy, we come to you at this time seeking your healing and reconciling love. Help us to be open to your word, your presence, your compassion. Clear our hearts of those things which block your will. Keep us focused on your enabling power so that we, having been healed, may more fully serve you.

Words of Assurance: 

One: Those who abide in the Spirit are set free. Those who reside in Christ find no condemnation. Rejoice that we are called to join together in the Body of Christ to share in God’s love and mercy. 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 Aleta Kerth

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 8:1-11

Message: “Set Your Mind”

Invitation to offering: 

Offertory: “You’ll Never Walk Alone” - Lisa Corpron

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): 

God of the universe, we come to worship this morning, longing to set our minds on the Holy Spirit, to live with Christ within us. We have not always made room for Christ in the clutter of our lives. We have indulged our wants so often that too often the voice of the Spirit is downed out. As we dedicate these gifts this morning, may it help us to live more in tune with the Spirit and to use our resources in a way that reflects that Christ is Lord of all our lives. In his holy name, we pray. Amen.

Closing Music: “I Come with Joy to Meet My Lord” UMH 617 vs 4,5
Lisa Corpron, Jayson Coleman, Bob Wuertz

  1. And thus with joy we meet our Lord. His presence, always near, 
    is in such friendship better known; we see and praise him here,
    we see and praise him here.

  1. Together met, together bound, we’ll go our different ways, 
    and as his people in the world, we’ll live and speak his praise,
    we’ll live and speak his praise.

Benediction: 

Postlude: “French Suites”  Johann Sebastian Bach
Jenny Lai