JULY 5, 2020

The Order for the Worship of God

Faith Presbyterian Church     9:30 a.m.

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Let the first tone of the organ be a call to quiet meditation in which all

may become aware of God’s presence, and lift up a prayer for yourself

and for Faith Church.

 

 Prelude

      


Welcome and Greeting



Hymn     How Firm a Foundation (# 500 in Psalter Hymnal)



Prayer of Confession – front of gray hymnal



Prayer for Illumination     Rob Donaldson   

                 

        

First Lesson:     Jonah 1 (NRSV)     Rob Donaldson

Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai, saying, 2“Go at once to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it; for their wickedness has come up before me.” 3But Jonah set out to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid his fare and went on board, to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of the Lord.

4But the Lord hurled a great wind upon the sea, and such a mighty storm came upon the sea that the ship threatened to break up. 5Then the mariners were afraid, and each cried to his god. They threw the cargo that was in the ship into the sea, to lighten it for them. Jonah, meanwhile, had gone down into the hold of the ship and had lain down, and was fast asleep. 6The captain came and said to him, “What are you doing sound asleep? Get up, call on your god! Perhaps the god will spare us a thought so that we do not perish.” 7The sailors said to one another, “Come, let us cast lots, so that we may know on whose account this calamity has come upon us.” So they cast lots, and the lot fell on Jonah. 8Then they said to him, “Tell us why this calamity has come upon us. What is your occupation? Where do you come from? What is your country? And of what people are you?” 9“I am a Hebrew,” he replied. “I worship the Lord, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the dry land.” 10Then the men were even more afraid, and said to him, “What is this that you have done!” For the men knew that he was fleeing from the presence of the Lord, because he had told them so.

11Then they said to him, “What shall we do to you, that the sea may quiet down for us?” For the sea was growing more and more tempestuous. 12He said to them, “Pick me up and throw me into the sea; then the sea will quiet down for you; for I know it is because of me that this great storm has come upon you.” 13Nevertheless the men rowed hard to bring the ship back to land, but they could not, for the sea grew more and more stormy against them. 14Then they cried out to the Lord, “Please, O Lord, we pray, do not let us perish on account of this man’s life. Do not make us guilty of innocent blood; for you, O Lord, have done as it pleased you.” 15So they picked Jonah up and threw him into the sea; and the sea ceased from its raging. 16Then the men feared the Lord even more, and they offered a sacrifice to the Lord and made vows. 17But the Lord provided a large fish to swallow up Jonah; and   Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.


 

Lector:     “This is the Word of the Lord.”



Congregation:     “Thanks be to God for His Word.”



Children’s Sermon    

Q. What is creation?                   

A. Creation is God, by his powerful word, making everything out of nothing. 
Q. How did God create humans?

A. God created humans, male and female, in his own image, to rule over the other creatures.



Special Music     Emily Newman — Soloist    



Second Lesson:     Mark 4:35-41 (NRSV)                         

35On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 36And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. 37A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. 38But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” 39He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. 40He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” 41And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”



Sermon     “Why Are You Afraid”     Pastor Andrew Winter

 
 

The Lord’s Supper

        Invitation 



Words of Institution:     Matthew 26:20, 26-29     In Unison 

20When it was evening, he took his place with the twelve; 26While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” 27Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; 28for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. 29I tell you, I will never again drink of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”


Prayer of Thanksgiving

Giving & Receiving the Bread and the Cup



Prayer of Consecration

Almighty Lord: we are thankful for all the benefits given us in this bread and wine, this body and blood.  As the grain was harvested and the grapes gathered for this food, so may your church in every place be gathered into your household. And as the grain was ground and the grapes crushed, so may our lives be spent in your service, until you return in triumph to gather to yourself the harvest and call us to the marriage feast of the lamb.  Amen.



Hymn     Before the Throne of God Above (# 58 in Supplemental Hymnal)



Benediction    



Postlude      

 

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