August 30, 2020, 10:30 am, Facebook
WELCOME and GREETING
CALL TO WORSHIP – from Leo Buscaglia
One: A life of love is one of continual growth, where the doors and windows of experience are always open to the wonder and magic that life offers.
All: To love is to risk living fully.
HYMN #672 Take Time to Be Holy (vv. 1 & 3)
Take time to be holy, speak oft with your Lord;
abide in him always, and feed on his word.
Make friends of God’s children, help those who are weak,
forgetting in nothing his blessing to seek.
Take time to be holy, be calm in your soul,
each thought and each motive beneath his control.
Thus led by his spirit to fountains of love,
you soon shall be fitted for service above. +
READINGS OF THE DAY
First Reading – from Alfred North Whitehead
Second Reading – Exodus 3:1-15 (Common English Bible-adapted)
MESSAGE Hearing Bushes
The Reverend J. Gary Brinn
HYMN #690 From the Slave Pens of the Delta (vv. 1 & 4)
“From the slave pens of the delta,
from the ghettoes on the Nile,
let my people seek their freedom
in the wilderness awhile”:
so God spoke from out of Sinai,
so God spoke and it was done,
and a people crossed the waters
toward the rising of the sun.
In the maelstrom of the nations,
in the journey into space,
in the clash of generations,
in the hungering for grace,
in our agony and glory,
we are called to newer ways
by the God of our tomorrows
who is God of earth’s todays.+
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
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