Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost – August 23, 2020
WELCOME and GREETING
CALL TO WORSHIP – from Yoda
One: Fear is the path to the Dark Side.
All: Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.
HYMN #399 God, Whose Love Is Reigning o’er Us (vv. 1 & 5)
God, whose love is reigning o’er us,
source of all, the ending true;
hear the universal chorus
raised in joyful praise to you:
worship ancient, worship new.
Lift we then our human voices
in the songs that faith would bring;
live we then in human choices
lives that, like our music, sing:
joined in love our praises ring!+
READINGS OF THE DAY
First Reading –from John Lennon
Second Reading – Exodus 1:8-2:10 (Common English Bible)
MESSAGE Insane Hope
The Reverend J. Gary Brinn
HYMN #699 Live into Hope (vv. 1, 3-4)
Live into hope of captives freed,
of sight regained, the end of greed.
The oppressed shall be the first to see
the year of God’s own jubilee!
Live into hope of liberty,
the right to speak, the right to be,
the right to have one’s daily bread,
to hear God’s word and thus be fed.
Live into hope of captives freed
from chains of fear or want or greed.
God now proclaims our full release
to faith and hope and joy and peace.+
JOYS AND CONCERNS/PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
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 debts
as we forgive our debtors;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
CONGREGATIONAL AND PASTORAL BENEDICTION
POSTLUDEPlease join us for conversation and sharing during our Zoom Coffee Hour.