Here’s Sunday’s bulletin:
Community and St Mark United Methodist Church
Phase 2 in-person worship
July 26th, 2020
Gathering and passing the peace-please remain masked and only speak with those around you and with social distancing.
Welcome and announcements
Leader: We wait with hope,
People: for God’s promises are sure.
Leader: We wait with patience,
People: for God’s time is a mystery.
Leader: Come and worship.
People: We will wait upon the Lord together.
Joys and Concerns of the People
Prayers for Life Leader
The Lord’s 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, forever Amen.
Hymn “Seek Ye First” Meditation/Reflection
*Affirmation of Faith:
I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy universal church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
*Gloria Patri “Glory Be to the Father” Instrumental only
Offertory Prayer Leader
*“Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow” Instrumental only
Prayer of illumination
New Testament Reading: Romans 8:26-39
Gospel Reading: Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Reader: The word of God for the people of God.
People: Thanks be to God
Prayer of Confession: Patient, loving God, when we are groaning and griping, comfort us and forgive our shortcomings. When we are doubting and afraid, comfort us and reveal your promises to us. Help us trust with hope, and wait with patience, even as you patiently love us with your mercy and your grace. In your loving name, we pray. Amen.
Words of Assurance: We have this hope: God’s promises are sure, and Christ’s mercy is ours. All is well. All will be well.
(*) Please stand if able