Community and St Mark United Methodist Church
Phase 2 in-person worship
June 21st, 2020
Gathering and passing the peace-please remain masked and only speak with those around you and with social distancing.
Welcome and announcements
Leader: When we have been cast aside in the deserts of our lives,
People: you open our eyes to life-giving water that sustains us in our need.
Leader: When our future seems lost and others have taken our place of honor,
People: you restore our hope and promise us an inheritance of our own.
Leader: Who is like you among the gods?
People: Who answers prayer in times of deepest need?
Leader: We are here to worship you, O God,
People: for you alone can save us.
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 “O Master Let Me Walk with Thee” Humming only
*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.
Offertory Prayer Leader
*“Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow” Humming only
Prayer of illumination
Psalm Reading: Psalm Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17
Gospel Reading: Matthew 10:24-39
Reader: The word of God for the people of God.
People: Thanks be to God
Prayer of Confession: Holy One, your words cause us to tremble: “nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not be known.” There is much in our lives that we wish to hide from others, even ourselves. We fear those who kill the body, while ignoring those who kill the soul. Teach us once more, O God, that your Son came to bring us life—even if turned son against father, and daughter against mother. Remind us of our higher calling, and the promises you offer of life in your realm which has no end. Amen.
Words of Assurance: Those who seek to preserve their life will lose it, but those who lose their life for Christ’s sake will find it. Those who have died with Christ through baptism are united with him in his resurrection.
(*) Please stand if able, (UMH) The United Methodist Hymnal, (FWS) The Faith We Sing, (CBY) Cokesbury, (FOG) Blue Hymnal