AUGUST 9, 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     Chant Du Soir (Even Song), M. E. Bossi


      

Welcome and Greeting



Hymn     Great Is Thy Faithfulness (# 556 in Psalter Hymnal)



Psalter:     Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22,45b (NRSV) (read responsively)     Amy Van Cott

1O give thanks to the Lord, call on his name, make known his deeds among the peoples.

2Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wonderful works.

3Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.

4Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually.

5Remember the wonderful works he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he uttered,

6O offspring of his servant Abraham, children of Jacob, his chosen ones.

16When he summoned famine against the land, and broke every staff of bread,

17he had sent a man ahead of them, Joseph, who was sold as a slave.

18His feet were hurt with fetters, his neck was put in a collar of iron;

19until what he had said came to pass, the word of the Lord kept testing him.

20The king sent and released him; the ruler of the peoples set him free.

21He made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his possessions,

22to instruct his officials at his pleasure, and to teach his elders  wisdom.

45that they might keep his statutes and observe his laws. Praise the Lord!



Prayer for Illumination     Amy Van Cott                                            

                 

        

First Lesson:     Numbers 27:15-23     (NRSV)     Amy Van Cott

15Moses spoke to the Lord, saying, 16“Let the Lord, the God of the spirits of all flesh, appoint someone over the congregation 17who shall go out before them and come in before them, who shall lead them out and bring them in, so that the congregation of the Lord may not be like sheep without a shepherd.” 18So the Lord said to Moses, “Take Joshua son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and lay your hand upon him; 19have him stand before Eleazar the priest and all the congregation, and commission him in their sight. 20You shall give him some of your authority, so that all the congregation of the Israelites may obey. 21But he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall inquire for him by the decision of the Urim before the Lord; at his word they shall go out, and at his word they shall come in, both he and all the Israelites with him, the whole congregation.” 22So Moses did as the Lord commanded him. He took Joshua and had him stand before Eleazar the priest and the whole congregation; 23he laid his hands on him and commissioned him—as the Lord had directed through Moses.



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



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



Children’s Sermon    

Q. Did Adam and Eve stay like they were created?
A. No, they freely chose to sin against God.
Q. What is sin?
A. Sin is disobeying God.
Q. By what sin did Adam and Eve fall?
A. They ate the forbidden fruit.

Questions adapted from the Westminster Shorter Catechism, 13-15.



Special Music     Christ Our Hope in Life and Death     Denae Greeson — Cello 


What is our hope in life and death?
Christ alone, Christ alone
What is our only confidence?
That our souls to Him belong

Who holds our days within His hand?
What comes, apart from His command?
And what will keep us to the end?
The love of Christ, in which we stand

 

Refrain: O sing hallelujah!
Our hope springs eternal
O sing hallelujah!
Now and ever we confess
Christ our hope in life and death

 

What truth can calm the troubled soul?
God is good, God is good
Where is His grace and goodness known?
In our great Redeemer's blood

Who holds our faith when fears arise?
Who stands above the stormy trial?
Who sends the waves that bring us night
Unto the shore, the rock of Christ?

 

Refrain

 

Unto the grave, what will we sing?
"Christ, He lives; Christ, He lives!"
And what reward will heaven bring?
Everlasting life with Him

There we will rise to meet the Lord
Then sin and death will be destroyed
And we will feast in endless joy
When Christ is ours forevermore

 

Refrain

 

O sing hallelujah!
Our hope springs eternal;
O sing hallelujah!
Now and ever we confess
Christ our hope in life and death

Now and ever we confess
Christ our hope in life and death

   

 

Second Lesson:     Mark 6:30-56 (NRSV)                                 

30The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves. 33Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they hurried there on foot from all the towns and arrived ahead of them. 34As he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things. 35When it grew late, his disciples came to him and said, “This is a deserted place, and the hour is now very late; 36send them away so that they may go into the surrounding country and villages and buy something for themselves to eat.” 37But he answered them, “You give them something to eat.” They said to him, “Are we to go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread, and give it to them to eat?” 38And he said to them, “How many loaves have you? Go and see.” When they had found out, they said, “Five, and two fish.” 39Then he ordered them to get all the people to sit down in groups on the green grass. 40So they sat down in groups of hundreds and of fifties. 41Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before the people; and he divided the two fish among them all. 42And all ate and were filled; 43and they took up twelve baskets full of broken  pieces and of the fish. 44Those who had eaten the loaves numbered five thousand men.

45Immediately he made his disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. 46After saying farewell to them, he went up on the mountain to pray.

47When evening came, the boat was out on the sea, and he was alone on the land. 48When he saw that they were straining at the oars against an adverse wind, he came towards them early in the morning, walking on the sea. He intended to pass them by. 49But when they saw him walking on the sea, they thought it was a ghost and cried out; 50for they all saw him and were terrified. But immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.” 51Then he got into the boat with them and the wind ceased. And they were utterly astounded, 52for they did not     understand about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened.

53When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret and moored the boat. 54When they got out of the boat, people at once recognized him, 55and rushed about that whole region and began to bring the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was. 56And wherever he went, into villages or cities or farms, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged him that they might touch even the fringe of his cloak; and all who touched it were healed.



Sermon     “He Had Compassion For Them”     Pastor Andrew Winter 

 

Joys and Concerns



Prayer of  Dedication, Thanksgiving, and Intercession



Hymn     Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing (# 26 in Supplemental Hymnal)



Benediction  



Postlude     Postlude, Léon Boëllmann           

 

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