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Bulletin for August 30th

Community and St Mark United Methodist Church

Phase 2 in-person worship

August 30th, 2020

Gathering and passing the peace-please remain masked and socially distanced.


Leader: Holy, holy, holy.

People: Holy God is here.

Leader: Holy, holy, holy.

People: Love has called us here.

Leader: Holy, holy, holy.

People: We gather to worship our holy God.

Hymn                     “This Is a Day of New Begining”       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                              “Let There Be Peace”               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

New Testament Reading: Romans 12:9-21

Gospel Reading: Matthew 16:21-28

Reader: The word of God for the people of God.

People: Thanks be to God

Message                                                                         Leader                  

Prayer of Confession: In the midst of your holy presence, O God, we encounter a mystery deeper than the foundations of the earth. You are who you are, sacred and indefinable. Forgive us when we try to put you in a box, or frame you in our own image. Help us as we allow your divine image to define and shape us. Speak mercy and grace to us, when we deny the path before us, and guide us with your shepherding love, when we are unsure of how to follow. Strengthen us and give us the courage to say: “Here I am, ready to love and serve.” In your holy name, we pray. Amen.

Words of Assurance: We are in the presence of the Holy One, whose holiness is in our very being. Rejoice and be glad, for in Christ’s love we are reminded of this divine truth: We are God’s beloved creation, reclaimed for a holy path.


(*) Please stand if able

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