Our guest minister for today’s worship service is Rev. Dr. Jamall Calloway! Welcome Jamall!
Gathering Music (Music Medley) Sung by Lionel Jasmin, minister of Music
I Have Decided to Follow Jesus
I Give Myself Away
Lord, You Give and Take Away
Blessed Be Your Name
Call To Worship (Philippians 4: 4-8)
Minister: Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near.
PEOPLE: Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Minister: And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
ALL: Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Prayer of Invocation
Dear God, we thank you for allowing us to see another morning. May our worship service today, and every Sunday this season, be filled with your presence, your love, your forgiveness and your grace. Oh God, stir us, challenge us, stretch us, and create a clean heart within us. Beckon us, dear God. Input a nagging desire to give without keeping record; to forgive without clenching resentment; to analyze without self-righteousness; and to remember that we too are earthen vessels who fall short and need help. And dear God, please hear our prayers and compel us to sincerely pray. And together, as a church family, we give you honor, glory, credit and gratitude. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.
Hymn of Praise Blessed Assurance, #67, Red Hymnal, Vrs. 1,2,3
Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.
This is my story, this is my song. Praising my Savior all the day long;
This is my story, this is my son. Praising my Savior all the day long.
JOB 2: One day the heavenly beings[a] came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan[b] also came among them to present himself before the Lord. 2 The Lord said to Satan,[c] “Where have you come from?” Satan[d] answered the Lord, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it.” 3 The Lord said to Satan,[e] “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man who fears God and turns away from evil. He still persists in his integrity, although you incited me against him, to destroy him for no reason.” 4 Then Satan[f] answered the Lord, “Skin for skin! All that people have they will give to save their lives.[g]5 But stretch out your hand now and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse you to your face.” 6 The Lord said to Satan,[h] “Very well, he is in your power; only spare his life.”
7 So Satan[i] went out from the presence of the Lord, and inflicted loathsome sores on Job from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head. 8 Job[j] took a potsherd with which to scrape himself, and sat among the ashes. 9 Then his wife said to him, “Do you still persist in your integrity? Curse[k] God, and die.” 10 But he said to her, “You speak as any foolish woman would speak. Shall we receive the good at the hand of God, and not receive the bad?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips.
Ecclesiastes 3: For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
2 a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; 3 a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5 a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 6 a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to throw away; 7 a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; 8 a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.
Special Music Tanya and Alejandro Tapia “Amemonos De Corazon” by Joseph Abell
Sermon “A Strange Time” Guest preacher, Rev. Dr. Jamall Calloway
Closing Hymn What a Friend We Have in Jesus #466, Red hymnal, Vrs 1,2,3
What a friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.
Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged, take it to the Lord in prayer!
Can we find a friend so faithful, who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness, take it to the Lord in prayer!
Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior still our refuge- take it to the Lord in prayer!
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee? Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In His arms He’ll take and shield thee- though wilt find a solace there.
*Senior Pastor, Rev. Liz Aguilar is on vacation and will return on July 24th. If you have any pastoral emergencies before her return, please call Associate Pastor, Rev. Victoria Freiheit. For all other matters please call moderator Mike Bishop.
**Next Sunday, Rev. Mark Weber, chaplain coordinator at Scripps Mercy Hospital in Chula Vista, will be our guest preacher and liturgist. Welcome Mark!
Benediction: (Romans 15:13) May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Amen.