June 28, 2020
4th Sunday after Pentecost
Go now into the world, inspired by the extravagant love of God. Live generously, with open hands, loving one another as if your lives depended on it. Be good stewards of the gifts you have received, so that God may be glorified in all that you say and do.
The hymn is from the purple chorus book.
*indicates that congregation should stand, if able
MOMENT OF MEDITATION
*CALL TO WORSHIP (read responsively)
L: We are unsure of what to do. Hope is hard to hold on to.
P: Jesus will lead. You just have to follow.
L: My anxiety is consuming me. I cannot move.
P: Cast your anxieties upon Him because He cares for you.
L: We are afraid of the dark.
P: Jesus is the Light of the World. You don’t have to live in darkness if you follow Jesus.
*OPENING PRAYER (unison)
Heavenly Father, we are struggling to keep our eyes on you. The darkness is always close. Please be with us and show us the light so we may follow. Give us the strength to follow and not get distracted by the darkness. May your blessings always remind us that you are the light that leads to life. Amen.
FIRST LESSON: Hebrews 12:1-12 Pew Bible p. 1008
L: This is the Word of God for the people of God.
P: Thanks be to God.
SHARING OF JOYS AND CONCERNS
Lord’s Prayer p. x at front of red hymnal
*Doxology Back cover of brown hymnal
*Prayer of Thanksgiving
SERMON TEXT: John 8:12 Pew Bible p. 894
I Peter 4: 10 Pew Bible p. 1016
John 20:21-22 Pew Bible p. 907
SERMON: “Comforting Embrace”
Pastor Josh Randolph
*HYMN: “Shine, Jesus, Shine” (purple) 120