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September 20, 2020  Worship Focus 

Greetings,

We gather Sunday mindful of those whose lives in recent weeks have been/are being upended by hurricanes. The power of the winds and force of the storm disrupt life and visually highlight all that is not in our control. Worship is not that time nor is it that activity that attempts to claim that we are in control of things that we are not. What worship is for us is a time and an activity that focuses our hearts and our minds on the God who is with us in the midst of life; all in life that is going our way, all that is not what we expected and all that is not in our control.

This Sunday we will be continuing in our Fall sermon series called “Back to School.” It is a series in which we are exploring some of the simple truths and values that we learn as children in school – and will be pulled from Robert Fulghum’s poem “All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten.”

I pray that you are planning on joining us this Sunday and will consider inviting others to do so as well.

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Grace & Peace,
Steve 

This week's worship information:

Sermon Series: Back to School   Sunday's Message: Be aware of WONDER!

Readings for Sunday - All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten…

Share everything.
Play fair.
Don’t hit people.
Put things back where you found them.
Clean up your own mess.
Don’t take things that aren’t yours.
Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody.
Wash your hands before you eat.
Flush.
Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
Live a balanced life – learn some and think some
and draw and paint and sing and dance and play
and work every day some.
Take a nap every afternoon.
When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic,
hold hands, and stick together.
Be aware of wonder
Remember the little seed in the styrofoam cup:
The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody
really knows how or why, but we are all like that.
Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even
the little seed in the Styrofoam cup – they all die.
So do we.
And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books
and the first word you learned – the biggest
word of all – LOOK.

Scripture passages  – 1 Corinthians 13:4-13
Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. For we know only in part, and we prophesy only in part; but when the complete comes, the partial will come to an end. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.

Psalm 19:1-6 
The heavens are telling the glory of God;
and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours forth speech,
and night to night declares knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words;
their voice is not heard;
yet their voice goes out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world.

In the heavens he has set a tent for the sun,
which comes out like a bridegroom from his wedding canopy,
and like a strong man runs its course with joy.
Its rising is from the end of the heavens,
and its circuit to the end of them;
and nothing is hidden from its heat.

 

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September 20, 2020

PRELUDE   

All Creatures of Our God and King -arr. Larry Shackley (CCLI: 5380992)

Like a Child- Jars of Clay (CCLI 1848590)


WELCOME   
Pastor Steve Wilde


HYMN OF CELEBRATION:
All Creatures of Our God and King (Vs.1,2,& 4) 

Vs. 1 All creatures of our God and King, Lift up your voice and with us sing,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Thou burning sun with golden beam, Thou silver moon with softer gleam,
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleuia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Vs. 2 Thou rushing wind that art so strong, Ye clouds that sail in heaven along,
O sing ye! Alleluia!
Thou rising morn, in praise rejoice, Ye lights of evening, find a voice!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Vs. 4 Thou fertile earth, that day by day Unfoldest blessings on your way,
O sing ye! Alleluia!
The flowers and fruits that in thee grow, Let them God’s glory also show!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


GATHERING PRAYER & AFFIRMATION
– Karla Rodriguez


NEWS OF THE COMMUNITY
Pastor Steve Wilde


OFFERTORY
 Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel  - arr. Ralph Hunter  

Refrain: Didn’t My Lord deliver Daniel, deliver Daniel, deliver Daniel?
Didn’t my Lord deliver Daniel, and why not-a every man? (Repeat)
Vs. 1 Oh, Daniel cast in the lion’s den he pray both night and day-
The Angel came from Gallilee and took that lion away!
Refrain (no repeat)
Vs. 2 Oh, the moon run down in a purple stream, the sun forbear to shine
And every star did disappear, King Jesus shall-a-be mine!
Refrain (no repeat)
Vs. 3 He delivered Daniel from the lion’s den,
Jonah from the belly of the whale, and the Hebrew children from the fiery furnace,
And why not every man?
Refrain (repeat)


FIRST SCRIPTURE READING:
Psalm 19:1-6  - Morgan Frazer


HYMN OF PREPARATION:
The Gift of Love (vss. 1 & 3) (GH#397)

Vs. 1 Though I may speak with bravest fire, And have the gift to all inspire,
And have not love, my words are vain, As sounding brass, and hopeless gain.

Vs. 3 Come, Spirit, come, our hearts control, Our spirits long to be made whole.
Let inward love guide every deed; By this we worship, and are freed.


SECOND SCRIPTURE READING:  
1 Corinthians 13:4-13 


SERMON SERIES: Back to School
 
MESSAGE:   All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten: Wonder!  – Pastor Steve Wilde


PASTORAL PRAYER & LORD’S PRAYER
– Pastor Denia Segrest


HYMN OF DEDICATION:
#553 For the Fruit of All Creation (vs. 1& 3) 

Vs. 1 For the fruit of all creation, Thanks be to God.
For the gifts to every nation, Thanks be to God.
For the plowing, sowing, reaping, Silent growth while we are sleeping,
Future needs in earth’s safekeeping, Thanks be to God.

Vs. 3 For the harvests of the Spirit, Thanks be to God.
For the good we all inherit, Thanks be to God. For the wonders that astound us,
For the truths that still confound us,
Most of all that love has found us,
Thanks be to God.


BENEDICTION


POSTLUDE   
Allegro (Concerto, Op. 7, No. 16) G.F. Handel (CCLI 945865)

 

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