we’re glad you can join us for worship!
We would love for you to let us know you’re here. This worship guide is meant to be a companion to our Livestream service. You can join us live at 11am on Sunday morning or watch the recorded service later, following along with the words to hymns, etc. in a separate window or on your phone, or print this guide out if you like!
CALL TO WORSHIP: Psalm 84
How lovely is your dwelling place,
My soul yearns, even faints,
for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh cry out
for the living God.
Even the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may have her young–
a place near your altar,
Lord Almighty, my King and my God.
Blessed are those who dwell in your house;
they are ever praising you.
Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
As they pass through the Valley of Baka,
they make it a place of springs;
the autumn rains also cover it with pools.
They go from strength to strength,
till each appears before God in Zion.
Hear my prayer, Lord God Almighty;
listen to me, God of Jacob.
Look on our shield, O God;
look with favor on your anointed one.
Better is one day in your courts
than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of the wicked.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
the Lord bestows favor and honor;
no good thing does he withhold
from those whose walk is blameless.
blessed is the one who trusts in you.
HYMN #49: “As the Deer”
THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by 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 trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
SCRIPTURE READING: Ecclesiastes 5:1-3, Psalm 42:1-5, Ephesians 3:14-20, Matthew 6:5-8
Community Ministry Need
The Community Ministry is looking for a mattress set and bed frame in good condition for one of our neighbors. If you have a mattress set and/or bed frame you could part with, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Discussion Meeting for Parents and Grandparents!
Plan to join the pastoral staff on Tuesday August 4 at 9:00 PM for a discussion concerning children’s educational needs for the coming months. The pastoral staff and the Children’s Team need your input concerning how the church can be helpful to your family in the near future. We know that life is challenging on so many fronts and are interested in helping to problem solve together. Please watch Sterling’s video for more information about some of the ideas that are floating about. Do not be limited by these ideas, but let your imagination soar!
|Join Emily White in reading and discussing Tayari Jones’ novel An American Marriage. This fabulous story explores challenges of racial injustice through the story of one couple’s relationship. Pick up a copy and join us for discussion on Friday, August 7th, at 7:30 PM. In order to respect our Summer Hospitality Covenant, space will be limited. Please sign up by August 5th so we can prepare accordingly.|
Do church with others.
Gather with the family of God.
The Gather Summer Series is a weekly set of discussion questions and worship guide for you to enjoy in small gatherings of 10 or less, with other church members, or even neighbors. Participate in any way you feel comfortable, whether that be gathering via Zoom, around the fire pit in your backyard, or in your driveway.
This summer, we will actively covenant together in multiple ways, particularly in our physical gatherings in one another’s homes. You can find more details related to our expectations, hopes, and practices here.
Our Community Ministry is actively serving neighbors on a weekly basis. We have consistently seen about 50 families each week, and sometimes up to 100! If you would like to support this key ministry to our neighbors, our current needs include:
- Composition Notebooks
- Spiral-bound Notebooks
- Glue Sticks
- Toilet paper
- Canned green beans or mixed vegetables
- Canned mixed fruit
- Instant oatmeal packets – any flavor