Sunday August 9, 2020
Welcome - Rev. Dr. Michael Ford
Prelude - - We Are in the Middle of Life - Helmut Walcha - Dr. Lee Foster
In the midst of life we are surrounded by death.
What is it that brings us aid
That we may achieve Grace?
You alone are the one Lord
That causes us to repent our missteps
That have angered you, Lord.
Holy Lord God.
Holy strong God,
Holy forgiving God
You eternal God.
Do not let us sink
Into the desperation of bitter death.
Lord, have mercy.
Translation: John Ganze
This hymn was written after a pandemic, the Black Plague, in the mid-fourteenth century. Verses were added in 1524 by Martin Luther. The hymn recognizes the darkness of the time of plague and prays for God's mercy and hope.
Call to Worship Opening Prayer - Billy Simba
Opening Hymn - When Morning Gilds the Skies - LAUDES DID MINI Dr. Lee Foster
Ministry with the Children - Austin Pettigrew
Meditation Before Prayer - God Who Made Heaven and Earth - Eggert - Dr. Lee Foster
Pastoral Prayer and the Lord's Prayer -
We invite you to spend a few moments in silent preparation for prayer. We encourage you to think about the many things that fill your heart and mind that you wish to lift up in prayer as we prepare to come before the Lord in prayer.
Pastoral Prayer and the Lord's Prayer - Dr. Laura Tubbs
Scripture Reading - Matthew 14:22-33 - Hkadin Lee
English - Burmese -
22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.
27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
29 “Come,” he said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
English Message - Finding Faith in the Storm - Rev. Dr. Michael Ford
Burmese Message - Rev. Simon Aung Kui
Closing Hymn - Now Thank We All Our God - NUN DANKET - Dr. Lee Foster
Closing Words and Blessing - Carolyn Argust
Sung Blessing - Go To the World
Postlude - Praise to the Lord the Almighty 1 - Jacques Berthier - Dr. Lee Foster
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