July 5, 2020

 

CENTERING

 

The Gathering

†††††††† Announcements & Sharing

 

PRAISING

Call To Worship
††††††††† Leader: Come to our God,
††††††††† all who hunger for life,
People: for it is God who nourishes us
at the table of grace.

†††††††††† Leader: Come to our God,
†††††††††† all who are worn-out by life,
People: for it is God who provides
the rest we need.
††††††††††† Leader: Come to our God,
††††††††††† all who are weighed down,
People: for it is our God who carries
our burdens with us.

Opening Prayer

Come among us, O God, and reveal to us once more your ways of justice and mercy. Help us to live humbly before you doing your will. Give us the wisdom to forsake the judgments of others about our lives, that we may stay focused on following Jesus. Amen

Childrenís Moments
 

 

CONFESSING

 

Call to Confession

Leader: Let us confess to God and before one another our sins, and especially the ways we place barriers between people and you.

General Confession

People: We confess to you, O God, and before one another that we have sinned. We like to call ourselves Children of God. We think of the term as being capitalized, for we are a special people. We judge people by their diet, their dress, and their outward behavior. All of this in spite of the fact that Jesus told us not to do it. All of this in spite of the fact that Jesus did just the opposite; yet we call ourselves his disciples. Forgive our foolish ways of erecting barriers for people and restore in us the Spirit of Jesus which welcomes all people into the kingdom. Amen.

Words of Assurance

Leader: God in love created us and God in love redeems us. May God's forgiveness and Spirit make us bold to follow Jesus with wholeheartedness.

HEARING

 

Gospel Text:††††††††††††† Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

 

 

PROCLAIMING

 

Sermon:††††††††††† †† The Blessedness of Being a Burden

 

 

PRAYING

 

Joys & Concerns

 

Pastoral Prayer

 

Lordís Prayer

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 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, for ever Amen

 

 

 

RESPONDING

 

Call to Offering

Jesus said, "Come unto me all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest." Let us give freely of what we have been given to help others whose burdens are heavier than our own.

 

Invitation to Give

 

Prayer of Dedication

 

Pastor: We give you back your own, whatever the gift may be.

People: All that we have is yours alone, a trust, O God, from you.

Pastor: To comfort and to bless, to find a balm for sadness,
People: To tend the lone and homeless is our own work for you.

Pastor: And we believe your word, though dim our faith may be
People: Whatever we do for you, O God, we do it in your name. Amen.

SENDING


Benediction
††††† Pastor: Jesus said, "Come unto me, all you that are weary."
People: We came and found refreshment for our souls.
††††† Pastor: Jesus said, "Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me."
People: We have learned from your word. We are eager to do your will, remembering that your yoke is easy and your burden light.
†††††† Pastor: With joy in the name of Christ, you are blessed. Amen.



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