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Back to School Supplies for Kids at Shepherd’s Gate
Shepherd's Gate is an organization serving Livermore and Brentwood. Shepherd’s Gate exists to meet the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of women and children suffering from homelessness, addiction and domestic violence through the love of Jesus Christ. They are busy getting ready to provide for the back to school needs of children and teens in their care and we would love to help them!
Children’s and student ministry are inviting families to help collect supplies for these children and teens in need. We will be collecting supplies next week (Aug. 3-7). We will have a bin in the courtyard outside of A-3 for you to leave supplies during the week between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.
Click to view the list of supplies needed.
Getting the kids involved: Have your kids help pick out the supplies and explain where they are going.
If you would rather send supplies directly to Shepherd’s Gate, there is an address to ship to as well. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Hello FPCL Family!
This week we tune in as God gives Moses the plans for building a portable temple complex called the Tabernacle. We will look at the elements of worship of this new religion and the Tabernacle and what they symbolized to the Israelites who camped around it. We will also consider the unique ways God arranged to meet Moses and to be a tangible presence to the people. As you prepare for worship, consider:
What does it mean to you to "meet God?"
Where do you think of God meeting you?
How do you experience God's presence in your life?
See you Sunday!
Just a reminder that you can join us and access the service Sunday at 10:00am on the church web page: https://www.fpcl.us/
New Service Opportunity: Back to School Supplies for Kids at Shepherd’s Gate
Shepherd's Gate is busy getting ready to provide for the back to school needs of children and teens in their care and we would love to help them! Children’s and student ministry are inviting you to help collect supplies, August 3-7, for these children and teens in need. More information about Shepherd's Gate, the supplies being collected and drop off locations can be found on our website above.
Exodus 25: 17 Then you shall make a mercy seat of pure gold; two cubits and a half shall be its length, and a cubit and a half its width. 18You shall make two cherubim of gold; you shall make them of hammered work, at the two ends of the mercy seat. 19Make one cherub at the one end, and one cherub at the other; of one piece with the mercy seat you shall make the cherubim at its two ends. 20The cherubim shall spread out their wings above, overshadowing the mercy seat with their wings. They shall face one to another; the faces of the cherubim shall be turned toward the mercy seat. 21You shall put the mercy seat on the top of the ark; and in the ark you shall put the covenant that I shall give you. 22There I will meet with you, and from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim that are on the ark of the covenant, I will deliver to you all my commands for the Israelites.
Exodus 40: 16Moses did everything just as the LORD had commanded him… 21and he brought the ark into the tabernacle, and set up the curtain for screening, and screened the ark of the covenant; as the LORD had commanded Moses…33He set up the court around the tabernacle and the altar, and put up the screen at the gate of the court. So Moses finished the work. 34Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle… 36Whenever the cloud was taken up from the tabernacle, the Israelites would set out on each stage of their journey; 37but if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not set out until the day that it was taken up. 38For the cloud of the LORD was on the tabernacle by day, and fire was in the cloud by night, before the eyes of all the house of Israel at each stage of their journey.
From John 4, beginning at verse 7:
A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.. The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman of Samaria?” …
Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.”
The woman said to him, “Sir, you have no bucket, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water?”…
Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.”
The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I may never be thirsty or have to keep coming here to draw water… I see that you are a prophet. Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you say that the place where people must worship is in Jerusalem.”
Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem… But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such as these to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah is coming” (who is called Christ). “When he comes, he will proclaim all things to us.”
Jesus said to her, “I am he, the one who is speaking to you.”
August 2, 2020
PRELUDE Sing to the Lord - arr. Mark Hayes; CCLI: 3116182
Pastor Josh Jonas
HYMN OF CELEBRATION: #424 How Can I Keep from Singing? (vs. 1, 2, 3)
Vs 1: My life flows on in endless song; Above earth’s lamentation,
I catch the sweet, though far-off hymn That hails a new creation.
Refrain: No storm can shake my in-most calm While to that Rock I’m clinging.
Since Christ is Lord of heaven and earth, How can I keep from singing?
Vs. 2: Through all the tumult and the strife, I hear that music ringing.
It finds an echo in my soul, How can I keep from singing?
Vs. 4: The peace of Christ makes fresh my heart, A fountain ever springing!
All things are mine since I am his! How can I keep from singing?
GATHERING PRAYER & AFFIRMATION
Dale & Kateri Jones
The mercy of God is from everlasting to everlasting.
When we are sorry for the ways we fall short and ask God to forgive our sins,
in Jesus Christ, we are forgiven! Thanks be to God for such mercy and grace.
NEWS OF THE COMMUNITY
OFFERTORY The Perfect Wisdom of Our God – Townend & Getty (CCLI 5933569)
The perfect wisdom of our God, revealed in all the universe;
All things created by his hand, and held together at his command. He knows the myst’ries of the seas, the secrets of the stars are his,
He guides the planets on their way, and turns the earth through another day.
The matchless wisdom of his ways that mark the path of righteousness;
His word a lamp unto my feet, his spirit teaching and guiding me.
And, O, the myst’ry of the cross, that God should suffer for the lost
So that the fool might shame the wise, and all the glory might go to Christ.
O grant me wisdom from above to pray for peace and cling to love,
And teach me humbly to receive the sun and rain of your sov’reignty.
Each strand of sorrow has a place within this tapestry of grace;
So through the trials I choose to say, “Your perfect will in your perfect way.”
Give Thanks (CCLI 20285 Henry Smith)
Give Thanks with a grateful heart, give thanks to the Holy One,
Give thanks because he’s given Jesus Christ his Son
And now let the weak say “I am strong,” let the poor say “I am rich,”
Because of what the Lord has done for us. Give thanks!
FIRST SCRIPTURE READING: Reading from John 4
SECOND SCRIPTURE READING: Exodus 25:17-22 & Exodus 40: 16-21, 33-34, 36-38
SERMON SERIES: Exodus: Exit Plan:
Title: God’s Personal Meeting Room
Pastor Denia Segrest
SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER
Pastor Steve Wilde
Everyone is welcome to participate.
Please have some bread or a cracker with some juice ready.
At a signal from the pastor, we all partake together.
PASTORAL PRAYER & LORD’S PRAYER
HYMN OF DEDICATION: #451 Be Still, My Soul (vss. 1 & 2)
Vs. 1: Be still, my soul: the Lord is on your side! Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain; Leave to your God to order and provide - In every change he faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: your best, your heavenly friend Through stormy ways leads to a joyful end.
Vs. 2: Be still, my soul: your God will undertake To guide the future as he has the past; Your hope, your confidence let nothing shake -
All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul; the waves and winds still know His voice that ruled them while he dwelt below.
POSTLUDE Jig Fugue – Dietrich Buxtehude – CCLI: 2449575