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Please join us virtually as Pastor Liz, Lionel, Jerry, and David lead us in this digital worship service for the Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost. The prerecorded worship video will go live Sunday morning at 9:30 AM.
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Order of Worship for August 16, 2020
Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost
On-line Worship Service
Community Congregational Church, UCC
P.O. Box 5574 Chula Vista, CA 91912
(This service will be recorded on August 12 and August 13 by Bernard Gonzalez. Lionel Jasmine and David Hand, music. Worship leaders are Jerry May and Pastor Liz.)
Prelude Lionel Jasmine
Lighting of the Candles t.b.a.
Welcome, Announcements and Centering Prayer Pastor Liz
Call To Worship Jerry May
Leader: Owe one nothing, except to love one another,
People: For when we love one another, we fulfill God’s commandments.
Pastor: Love does no wrong to a neighbor,
People: Love is the fulfilling of the law.
Leader: Come, let us worship the God of Love,
All: Who loves us so much he sent His only Son, who taught us to love one another. Amen.
Prayer of Invocation
(In Unison) Jerry May
Creator God who calls us by name. We thank you for calling us back to this place of worship! You who look upon us with love and kindness, and always beckon us back to you, we thank you. Give us hearts that are open to you and to your leading. Help us to welcome others, especially those whom we consider, “different.” We worship you now in “Spirit and in truth.” In Christ’s name we pray, Amen.
Hymn of Praise
“Come Thou Almighty King” (Red, #341; Vrs. 1,2, and 4)
Come though almighty King, help us Thy name to sing,
Help us to praise; Father, all glorious, o’er all victorious,
Come, and reign over us, ancient of days.
Come, Though incarnate Word, gird on Thy mighty sword,
Our prayer attend: Come, and Thy people bless,
And give Thy word success;
Spirit of holiness, on us descend.
To thee, great One in Thee, the highest praises be,
Hence ever more! Thy sovereign majesty may we in glory see,
And to eternity, love and adore.
Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer Pastor Liz
Children’s Story Pastor Liz
Isaiah 56:1, 6-8
Thus says the Lord:
Maintain justice, and do what is right,
for soon my salvation will come,
and my deliverance be revealed.
And the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord,
to minister to him, to love the name of the Lord,
and to be his servants,
all who keep the sabbath, and do not profane it,
and hold fast my covenant—
7 these I will bring to my holy mountain,
and make them joyful in my house of prayer;
their burnt offerings and their sacrifices
will be accepted on my altar;
for my house shall be called a house of prayer
for all peoples.
8 Thus says the Lord God,
who gathers the outcasts of Israel,
I will gather others to them
besides those already gathered.
Special Music “Here I Am Lord“ David Hand
Sermon “God’s House, God’s Welcome!” Pastor Liz
(You may participate in the offering by either sending your monetary gifts to our mailing address, P.O. Box 5574 Chula Vista, CA 91912. Or you can participate through on-line giving, by going to our church’s web site: www.chulavistachurch.com” and pressing the donate button.)
Prayer of Dedication
We thank you, O God, for helping us to be active disciples by participating in this offering. We know that you are the one who gives us all that we need. Help us to realize that your gifts are meant to be shared so that justice may be done, people may be fed, utilities may be paid, and ministries may continue in your name. This we pray in Jesus’s name! Amen.
There’s a sweet, sweet Spirit in this place,
And I know that it’s the Spirit of the Lord;
There are sweet expressions on each face,
And I know they feel the presence of the Lord.
Sweet, Holy Spirit, sweet heavenly dove,
Stay right here with us, filling us with your love;
And for these blessings we lift our hearts in praise.
With out a doubt we’ll know that we have been revived
when we shall leave this place.
There are blessings you can not receive ‘til you know
That Spirit’s fullness and believe;
You are the one to profit when you say,
“I am going to stay with Jesus all the way.”
Benediction Pastor Liz
Postlude Lionel Jasmine
+Call To Worship was created by Rev. Mindi Welton-Mitchell, rev-o-lution.org. Used with permission by the author. All other liturgy written by Rev. Elizabeth Aguilar.