Here is the bulletin for Sunday, don’t forget Rev. Frank Jennings will be with us.
Community and St Mark United Methodist Church
Phase 2 in-person worship
August 9th, 2020
Gathering and passing the peace-please remain masked and only speak with those around you and with social distancing.
Welcome and announcements
Leader: Give thanks to the Lord. Call on God’s holy name.
People: Rejoice in the Lord. God fills our hearts with joy.
Leader: Give thanks to the Lord. Proclaim God’s mighty works.
People: Rejoice in the Lord. God’s miracles are a wonder to behold.
Leader: Give thanks to the Lord. Trust in God’s salvation.
People: Rejoice in the Lord. God turns even our failings into glory.
Hymn “Here I Am” Meditate and reflect
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 “You Are Mine” Meditate and reflect
*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
Gospel Reading: Matthew 14:22-33
Reader: The word of God for the people of God.
People: Thanks be to God
Message “What Ya Lookin’ At?”
Prayer of Confession: God of infinite possibilities, we are like a boat that is beaten by the storm: without your aid we are powerless to get where we are going; we are like disciples who sit in fear for their lives: without your presence we are trapped within the prison of our feelings of helplessness; we are like those lost in wonder and disbelief: without your assurance we quickly drown in our hopeless and despair. Grant us the courage of Peter to believe that through your power anything is possible. Give us the confidence of Joseph to live as dreamers, even when the world turns against us, that we may always be found faithful. Amen.
Words of Assurance: Christ’s love is greater than our deepest failings. “The scripture says, ‘No one who believes in him will be put to shame.’ . . . For, ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’”
(*) Please stand if able