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July 5, 2020         The Sacrament of Communion                            
                                                                     Butterfly Release





PRELUDE           America the Beautiful     Arr: E. Diemer

CALL TO WORSHIP                                      Pastor Diane

Come, Holy Spirit! Rain upon our dry and dusty lives. Wash away our sin and heal our wounded spirits. Kindle within us the fire of your love to burn away our apathy. With your warmth bend our rigidity, and guide our wandering feet.

OPENING HYMN     O Beautiful for Spacious Skies   338

O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain,
for purple mountain majesties, above the fruited plain!

America! America! God shed his grace on thee,
and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for heroes proved in liberating strife,
who more than self their country loved, and mercy more than life!

America! America! God mend thine every flaw;       
confirm thy soul in self-control, thy liberty in law!

O beautiful for patriot dream that sees beyond the years thine alabaster cities gleam, undimmed by human tears!

America! America! May God thy gold refine
till all success be nobleness and every gain divine.

L: God’s Spirit joins with our spirits, Alleluia!
People: To declare that we are children of God. Alleluia!
L: Come, Spirit of Wisdom, teach us to value the greater gifts.
People: Come, Holy Spirit.
L: Come, Spirit of Understanding, show us all things in the light of eternity.
People: Come, Holy Spirit.
L: Come, Spirit of Counsel, guide us along the straight and narrow path to our heavenly home.
People: Come, Holy Spirit.
L: Come, Spirit of might, strengthen us against every evil spirit and interest which separate us from you.
People: Come, Holy Spirit.
L: Come, Spirit of knowledge, teach us the shortness of life and the length of eternity.
People: Come, Holy Spirit. Come, Spirit of godliness, stir up our minds and hearts to love and to serve the Lord all our days.
People: Come Holy Spirit.
L: Come, Spirit of fear of the Lord, make us tremble with awe and reverence before your divine majesty.
People: Come, Holy Spirit, come.

Almighty God, you poured your Spirit upon gathered disciples creating bold tongues, open ears, and a vibrant new community of faith. We confess that we hold back the force of your Spirit among us. We do not listen for or hear words of grace, we do not speak the good news of your love or live as a people made into one communion in Jesus Christ. Have mercy on us, O God. Transform our timid faith by the power of your spirit, and fill us with a flaming desire to be your faithful people, doing your will for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


GLORIA PATRI                                                 Greatorex
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, World without end. Amen, Amen.                                                                                                                                                                                                              
CHILDRENS TIME                                What Is Worship?

ANTHEM          Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory                       Arr. T. Wilhelmi
                                    Wes Moulton - Organ, Jamie Reed - Piano      
SCRIPTURE READING                        Ezra 3: 1-13         
When the seventh month came and the Israelites had settled in their towns, the people assembled together as one in Jerusalem. Then Joshua son of Jozadak and his fellow priests and Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel and his associates began to build the altar of the God of Israel to sacrifice burnt offerings on it, in accordance with what is written in the Law of Moses the man of God. Despite their fear of the peoples around them, they built the altar on its foundation and sacrificed burnt offerings on it to the Lord, both the morning and evening sacrifices. Then in accordance with what is written, they celebrated the Festival of Tabernacles with the required number of burnt offerings prescribed for each day. After that, they presented the regular burnt offerings, the New Moon sacrifices and the sacrifices for all the appointed sacred festivals of the Lord, as well as those brought as freewill offerings to the Lord. On the first day of the seventh month they began to offer burnt offerings to the Lord, though the foundation of the Lord’s temple had not yet been laid. Then they gave money to the masons and carpenters, and gave food and drink and olive oil to the people of Sidon and Tyre, so that they would bring cedar logs by sea from Lebanon to Joppa, as authorized by Cyrus king of Persia. In the second month of the second year after their arrival at the house of God in Jerusalem, Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, Joshua son of Jozadak and the rest of the people (the priests and the Levites and all who had returned from the captivity to Jerusalem) began the work. They appointed Levites twenty years old and older to supervise the building of the house of the Lord. Joshua and his sons and brothers and Kadmiel and his sons (descendants of Hodaviah) and the sons of Henadad and their sons and brothers—all Levites—joined together in supervising those working on the house of God. 10 When the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the Lord, the priests in their vestments and with trumpets, and the Levites (the sons of Asaph) with cymbals, took their places to praise the Lord, as prescribed by David king of Israel. 11 With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the Lord: “He is good; his love toward Israel endures forever.” And all the people gave a great shout of praise to the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid. 12 But many of the older priests and Levites and family heads, who had seen the former temple, wept aloud when they saw the foundation of this temple being laid, while many others shouted for joy. 13 No one could distinguish the sound of the shouts of joy from the sound of weeping, because the people made so much noise. And the sound was heard far away.

SERMON     SPIRITUAL FOUNDATIONS    Pastor Craig                          
HYMN   The God of Abraham Praise                             49
The God of Abraham praise, who reigns enthroned above, the Ancient of Eternal Days, the God of love!                   
The Lord, the great I AM, by earth and heaven confessed,  we bow before your holy name, forever blest.

Your spirit still flows free, high surging where it will. In prophet’s word you spoke of old and you speak still. Established is your law, and changeless it shall stand, deep writ upon the human heart by your strong hand.

OFFERTORY         The Lord's Prayer   
                                                            A. Malotte/Arr. D. Winkler
                                     Trumpet: Mike Finkelstein

DOXOLOGY                                                                        606             
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

HYMN         You Who Dwell in the
                          Shelter of the Lord                                            

You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord,
who abide in this shadow for life,
say to the Lord, “My refuge, my rock in whom I trust!”

And I will raise you up on eagle's wings,
bear you on the breath of dawn,
make you to shine like the sun,
and hold you in the palm of his hand.

The snare of the fowler will never capture you,
and famine will bring you no fear:
under his wings your refuge,
his faithfulness your shield.

You need not fear the terror of the night,
nor the arrow that flies by day;
though thousands fall about you,
near you it shall not come.

For to his angels he’s given a command
to guard you in all of your ways;
upon their hands they will bear you up,
lest you dash your foot against a stone.




And because He lives, I can face tomorrow
Because He lives, all fear is gone
Because I know He holds the future
And life is worth the living just because He lives

POSTLUDE         Peace in the Valley            
                                                          T. Dorsey/Arr. L. Shackley
                               Trumpet: Mike Finkelstein

I'm tired and so weary, but I must go along,
'til the Lord comes and calls me away.
Well, the morning is bright, and the Lamb is the Light,
And the night is as fair as the day.
There will be peace in the valley for me someday.
There will be peace in the valley for me, oh Lord, I pray;
There'll be no sadness, no sorrow, no trouble I'll see,
There will be peace in the valley for me.
Well the bear will be gentle, and the wolf will be tame,
And the lion shall lay down by the lamb, oh yes.
Well, the beast from the wild shall be led by a child,
And I'll be changed, changed from the creature that I am.
There will be peace in the valley for me.

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Please remember those currently or recently hospitalized:
         Charlie Watt
Flowers given by:  Craig Lindsey
  In Gratitude for being Pastor of Your Church

The Rose on the Baptismal Font Celebrates this
Witnesses to the Resurrection in Jesus Christ:

 Lillian Reber              June 20
Don Moses                 June 25  
                                                                                                  Nancy Langsdale      June 28


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