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July 19, 2020                                                                                                                 
GREETING                                          Pastor Craig


PRAYER OF INVOCATION            Pastor Diane               
All throughout the week, we try to be responsible, struggling for control in a world that ignores us, diseases and pests we can only hope to endure. In a time of Sabbath, may we embrace a different reality: the natural rhythm of God’s Creation, circling, singing, silence, chanting; not to control, dominate or win, but generations teaching generations.  Walking with God we are blessed to witness sunsets and dawn.
OPENING HYMN    We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder

We are climbing Jacob’s ladder,                                   
We are climbing Jacob’s ladder,                                          
We are climbing Jacob’s ladder,                                    
Savior of the cross.

Every round goes higher higher,                                       
Every round goes higher, higher,                                      
Every round goes higher, higher,                                    
Savior of the cross.

Sinner, do you love Lord Jesus?                               
Sinner, do you love Lord Jesus?                                                  Sinner, do you love Lord Jesus?                                      
Savior of the cross.

If you love him, why not serve him?                                 
If you love him, why not serve him?                                          If you love him, why not serve him?                         
Savior of the cross.

PSALTER of CONFESSION     Psalm 139           Hyfrydol

Thou, O LORD, hast searched and known me, when I rest and when I rise; Not a single thought I cherish is kept secret from Thine eyes. Every word my lips would murmur needs no speech to make it known; all I do, ere it be started, is as done to Thee alone.

Whither shall I flee Thy Spirit? From Thy presence, vanish where? Heights of heaven, darkest shadows, hide me not, for Thou art there. If I take the wings of morning, and in earth’s far corner stand; even there Thy love will find me, hold me fast within Thy hand.

In the brilliance of Thy glory, darkest night is bright as day; Shadows flee the path before me, when Thy wisdom lights my way. Thou who knit my parts together, knew my life before my birth, sees my faults, yet trusts my promise far beyond my feeble worth.
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.     


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 sins, as we forgive those who sin 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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

               Surely the Presence of the Lord Is In This Place                                                                                Wolfe/Schrader
                                   Soloist: Peggi Briggs

Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place;                                                                          
I can feel his mighty power and his grace.       
I can hear the brush of angels’ wings, 
I see glory on each face;                                                                                                surely the presence of the Lord is in this place.
Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place:                       
I can feel his mighty power and his grace, his grace.                                                                       
I can hear the brush of angels’ wings,           
I see glory on each face; 
surely the presence of the Lord is in this place.
Christ beside me,  Christ before me, Christ behind me,
King of my heart; Christ within me,
Christ below me,                                            
Christ above me, never to part.                                                                                              
Surely the presence of the Lord is in your place.
SCRIPTURE READING                Genesis 28:10-22
10 Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Harran. 11 When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep. 12 He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. 13 There above it stood the Lord, and he said: “I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying. 14 Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring. 15 I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” 16 When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.” 17 He was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.” 18 Early the next morning Jacob took the stone he had placed under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on top of it. 19 He called that place Bethel, though the city used to be called Luz. 20 Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me and will watch over me on this journey I am taking and will give me food to eat and clothes to wear 21 so that I return safely to my father’s household, then the Lord will be my God 22 and this stone that I have set up as a pillar will be God’s house, and of all that you give me I will give you a tenth.”

SERMON   Surely the LORD is in This Place  Pastor Craig

HYMN     Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah                     65  

Guide me, O thou great  Jehovah, 
pilgrim through this barren land.
I am weak, but Thou art mighty.
Hold me with Thy powerful hand.
Bread of heaven, bread of heaven,
feed me till I want no more;
feed me till I want no more.

Open now the crystal fountain,
whence the healing stream doth flow;
Let the fire and cloudy pillar
lead me all my journey through.
Strong deliverer, strong deliverer,
be thou still my strength and shield;
be thou still my strength and shield.

When I tread the verge of Jordan,
bid my anxious fears subside.
Death of death and hell’s destruction,
land me safe on Canaan’s side.
Songs of praises, songs of praises,
I will ever give to thee;
I will ever give to thee.   




HYMN                   God of Our Life                                      686

God of our life, through all the circling years, we trust in thee.
In all the past, through all our hopes and fears, thy hand we see.
With each new day, when morning lifts the veil,
we own thy mercies, Lord, which never fail.

God of the past, our times are in thy hand. With us abide.
Lead us by faith to hope’s true promised land. Be thou our guide.
With thee to bless, the darkness shines as light,
and faith’s fair vision changes into sight.

God of the coming years, through paths unknown we follow thee;
When we are strong, Lord, leave us not alone. Our Refuge be.
Be Thou for us in life our daily bread,

our heart’s true home when all our years have sped.


                                          Let There Be Peace on Earth  

Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me. 
Let there be peace on earth, the peace that was meant to be. 
With God our Creator, children all are we.  
Let us walk with each other in perfect harmony.  
Let peace begin with me, let this be the moment now.  
With ev'ry breath I take, let this be my solemn vow, 
To take each moment and live each moment in peace eternally. 
Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.  

POSTLUDE                  Rondeau           Jean-Joseph Mouret
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