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Join Us For Worship, Sunday September 6th!!!
Order of Worship September 6th, 2020, 14th Sunday After Pentecost
“1. When Israel was in Egypt’s land, let my people go; oppressed so hard they could not stand, let my people go. Go down (go down) Moses (Moses) way down in Egypt’s land; tell old Pharaoh to let my people go!
2. “Thus saith the Lord,” bold Moses said, let my people go; “if not, I’ll smite your firstborn dead,” let my people go. Go down (go down) Moses (Moses) way down in Egypt’s land; tell old Pharaoh to let my people go!
3. No more shall they in bondage toil, let my people go; let them come out with Egypt’s spoil, let my people go. Go down (go down) Moses (Moses) way down in Egypt’s land; tell old Pharaoh to let my people go!
4. We need not always weep and mourn, let my people go; and wear those slavery chains forlorn, let my people go. Go down (go down) Moses (Moses) way down in Egypt’s land; tell old Pharaoh to let my people go!
5. Come, Moses, you will not get lost, let my people go; stretch out your rod and come across, let my people go. Go down (go down) Moses (Moses) way down in Egypt’s land; tell old Pharaoh to let my people go!”
Prayers of the People: Please comment with your prayer concerns and especially offer up those things that cause your soul to be in a place of deep lament this day. After each prayer read: Leader: Lord in your mercy All: hear our prayers.
“1. This is a day of new beginnings, time to remember and move on, time to believe what love is bringing, laying to rest the pain that’s gone.
2. For by the life and death of Jesus, God’s mighty Spirit, now as then, can make for us a world of difference, as faith and hope are born again.
3. Then let us, with the Spirit’s daring, step from the past and leave behind our disappointment, guilt, and grieving, seeking new paths, and sure to find.
4. Christ is alive, and goes before us to show and share what love can do. This is a day of new beginnings; Our God is making all things new.
5. In faith we gather round the table to taste and share what love can do. This is a day of new beginnings; Our God is making all things new.”
Old Testament Reading: Exodus 12:1-14…………Kukua Effraim
Sermon: “Let Go”………………….……………………..Pastor Juan
Giving of our tithes and offerings………………….Kukua Effraim You can do this with no fee through your bank’s online bill pay option. It is easy to set up for automatic monthly giving. Or, you can use this link: Online Giving
“Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise God, all creatures here below: Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise God, the source of all our gifts! Praise Jesus Christ, whose power uplifts! Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!”
Prayer after receiving…………………………………….Pastor Juan
Sharing of the Love Feast……………………………….Pastor Juan We will share monthly in the Love Feast as part of our Wesleyan heritage. It is a way of gathering as one when we cannot gather in person for the sacrament of Holy Communion. The features of the Love Feast are sharing of the bread and water while sharing in conversation together of God’s love, mercy, and grace. So please have some sort of bread and water readily available.
Hymn: “Be Present at Our Table, Lord” #621 The United Methodist Hymnal Words: John Cennick, 1741 Music: Old 100th tune, attributed to Louis Bourgeois, 1551
“Be present at our table, Lord; be here and everywhere adored; thy creatures bless, and grant that we may feast in paradise with thee.”
At this time, please enjoy your meal as you discuss with one another or reflect upon the following questions: In this season, what did you let go of? Was it hard or easy? Is there still something you need to let go of?