Sunday Worship 7-5-20

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
July 5th at 10:00 a.m.

ORDER of WORSHIP

“Ascribe to the Lord the glory of his name; worship the Lord in holy splendor.”
Psalm 29:2

Prelude Music

Greeting and Welcome

Call to Worship
Pastor: Come to Christ, all who are weary.  Gather together, all who carry heavy burdens.
ALL: Our help is in the name of God, who made heaven and earth.
Pastor: Bless God, who is revealed more clearly to infants than to those considered intelligent and wise.
ALL: Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ, who rescues us from sin and death.
Pastor: Seek the renewal of your spirit; delight in God’s Law in your inmost selves.
ALL: Praise God for all who live in awe, for all who seek to do God’s will.

Hymn “Come, Come, Everybody Worship!” UMH #2271 Words and Music by: Geron Davis Reprinted with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-733303. All rights reserved.

Refrain: Come! Come! Everybody worship
with a prayer or song of praise!
Come! Come! Everybody worship!
Worship God always!

  1. Worship and remember to keep the Sabbath day.
    Take a rest and think of God; put your work away!
    Refrain
  2. Worship and remember the Lord’s unending care,
    reaching out to love and help people everywhere!
    Refrain3. Worship and remember your blessings great and small.
    Give to God an offering; show your thanks for all!
    Refrain
  3. Worship and remember how Jesus long ago
    taught us how to talk to God; something we should know!
    Refrain
  4. Worship and remember that God is like a light,
    showing you the way to go; ever burning bright!
    Refrain

Independence Day Prayer UMBOW #442 (Andy Langford, U.S.A., 20th Cent.)
Almighty God, you rule all the peoples of the earth.
Inspire the minds of all women and men to whom you have committed
the responsibility of government and leadership
in the nations of the world.
Give to them the vision of truth and justice,
that by their counsel all nations and peoples may work together.
Give to the people of our country
zeal for justice and strength of forbearance,
that we may use our liberty in accordance with your gracious will.
Forgive our shortcomings as a nation;
purify our hearts to see and love the truth.
We pray all these things through Jesus Christ. Amen.

Hymn “America the Beautiful” UMH#696 Words: Katharine Lee Bates, 1904. Music: Samuel A. Ward: 1888.
Reprinted with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-733303. All rights reserved.

1. O beautiful for spacious skies,
for amber waves of grain;
for purple mountain majesties
above the fruited plain!
America! America! God shed his grace on thee,
and crown thy good with brotherhood
from sea to shining sea.

Prayers of the People, The Lord’s Prayer

Scripture Reading Matthew 11:25-30 (NRSV)

At that time Jesus said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.  All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Meditation “An Invitation for Tired Souls” Rev. Matthew Sergent

Andrew Chapel Breakthrough Prayer

Scripture: “Speak Lord, your servant is listening” 1 Samuel 3:9

Lord, help us to listen to your word
and then lead us to what you desire
us to do in our community.
Guide us to serve with love, faith,
and courage.  Amen.

Hymn “Only Trust Him” UMH #337 Words: John H. Stockton, 1874. Music: John H. Stockton, 1869.
Reprinted with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-733303. All rights reserved.

  1. Come, every soul by sin oppressed,
    there’s mercy with the Lord;
    and he will surely give you rest,
    by trusting in his Word.

Refrain: Only trust him, only trust him,
only trust him now.
He will save you, he will save you,
he will save you now.

  1. For Jesus shed his precious blood
    rich blessings to bestow;
    plunge now into the crimson flood
    that washes bright as snow.
    Refrain
  2. Yes, Jesus is the truth the way
    that leads you into rest;
    believe in him without delay,
    and you are fully blest.
    Refrain
  3. Come then and join this holy band,
    and on to glory go,
    to dwell in that celestial land
    where joys immortal flow.
    Refrain

Benediction
Go into the world, all of you who are weary and burdened, having experienced for this short hour the rest that comes in the presence of Christ.  May you go now, refreshed and encouraged, to seek his will, and to do the work of the one who said, “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me.”  Amen.
John M. Drescher, Invocations and Benedictions for the Revised Common Lectionary (Abingdon Press, 1998), 38.

Postlude

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