Worship: Online Saturday, August 15 at 5 pm & In-Person and Online Sunday, August 16 at 11 am

The Lord says to his people, “Do what is just and right, for soon I will save you.  Isaiah 56:1 (GNT) 

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2020-08-16 11th Sunday after Pentecost

Lectionary Theme: JUSTICE
Hearing God’s Word speak to us about Justice through the Bible Lectionary readings each week..

 

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Online meeting opens at 4:45 pm
so we can greet each other as we gather
before the 5 pm worship service.

WELCOME

BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
August 16-22

Birthdays

Anniversaries

ANNOUNCEMENTS

      • Wednesday Bible Study, 6:30 pm — Philippians 4
      • Online Interactive Worship
        • 5 pm Saturday
      • In-Person and Online Worship
        • 11 am Sunday

The host will mute everyone except the leader during hymns and longer unison prayers so we can all sing and speak together without the distraction of various lag times. Otherwise, sound will be on for all participants so we can interact freely throughout the service (exception: disruptive background noises).

INVOCATION

HYMN OF PRAISE
“His Banner Over Me Is Love”

1. I am my beloved’s and He is mine
His banner over me is love.

2. He washes me in living water
His banner over me is love

3. He seats me at His banqueting table
His banner over me is love .

4. I Love Him and He loves me
His banner over me is love

5. Now I’m living in The New Creation
His banner over me is love

“His Banner Over Me is Love” Words and Music by Kevin Prosch
© 1991 Mercy Publishing
CCLI License # 1644160

 

PRAISE AND TESTIMONIES
Briefly share your recent God-Sightings, joys, thankfulness, and good thoughts so the rest of us can rejoice with you.

PRAYER CONCERNS
We remain in solidarity with suffering children, immigrants, victims of war and storms, and everyone affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bishop McAlilly requests prayer
at noon daily for health care workers.

Additions from Last Week
Erin Drenkhahn, Mike Henrich, Luke Wyatt, Mikayla Henrich,
Michelle Huddleston, Dianne Stallion, Karen Walker, Sharon,
David Warnke, Vickie Wallace

Health Care Workers
Ron Fowler, Melissa Milam, Donna Smith, Greer Waldrop

Homebound
Freda & Dan Wyatt, Mary Lou Anderson, Betty Travis,
Carl Hamilton, Ruth Purvis, Will Lawson, Bruce Gillette

Military Families
Ron Fowler, Dylan Field, Kale Merrick, Matthew Petway, Sarah Petway,  Randy Bagwell, Christopher Telle, Brittany Jones, Bryar Fortner

Ecumenical Prayer Cycle for August 16-22:
Liberia, Sierra Leone

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

Holy One, you have called your Church in the power of the Spirit and filled us with your divine love: Grant us your gifts, that, rejoicing in the truth, we may bear all things, believe all things, hope all things, endure all things, for the sake of Jesus Christ.

You are our hope, O God;
our praise shall be always of you.   

You have called us to be a community of love: Let our kindness reach out beyond our boundaries to embrace the entire world which you bless through Christ’s Spirit of compassion.

You are our hope, O God;
our praise shall be always of you.
 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION
AND RECONCILIATION
Brief silent consideration of how we have responded to our personal and congregational opportunities to do good, as we face ourselves honestly in the presence of the Almighty.

WORDS OF ASSURANCE
May Almighty God have mercy on us
to bless our good works
and forgive us our sins,
and lead us into everlasting life.

PASTORAL PRAYER

THE LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done in 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,
for ever. Amen.

OFFERTORY
www.Briensburg.org/donate

We give thanks for those who are continuing their financial support of our ministries with online, mail-in, or drop-off tithes and offerings.

We offer to the Lord our prayers,
our presence, our gifts,
our service, and our witness,
praying they will be multiplied
for the upbuilding of God’s kingdom.

DOXOLOGY

Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!
Praise God all creatures here below!
Praise God above, ye Heavenly host!
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!

CCLI Song # 56204 CCLI License # 3194034
Louis Bourgeois | Thomas Ken
© Words: Public Domain Music: Public Domain

THE GOSPEL READING
Links to multiple translations:
Isaiah 56:1, 6-8

1 Thus saith the Lord, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.

Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the Lord, to serve him, and to love the name of the Lord, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant;

Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.

The Lord God, which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered unto him.

HYMN OF CELEBRATION
“Revive Us Again”

1. We praise Thee O God
For the Son of Thy love
For Jesus who died
And is now gone above

Chorus:
Hallelujah Thine the glory
Hallelujah amen
Hallelujah Thine the glory
Revive us again

2. We praise Thee O God
For Thy Spirit of light
Who has shown us our Savior
And scattered our night

Chorus:
Hallelujah Thine the glory
Hallelujah amen
Hallelujah Thine the glory
Revive us again

3. All glory and praise
To the Lamb that was slain
Who has borne all our sins
And has cleansed every stain

Chorus:
Hallelujah Thine the glory
Hallelujah amen
Hallelujah Thine the glory
Revive us again

4. All glory and praise
To the God of all grace
Who hast brought us, and sought us
And guided our ways.

Chorus:
Hallelujah Thine the glory
Hallelujah amen
Hallelujah Thine the glory
Revive us again

5. Revive us again
Fill each heart with Thy love
May each soul be rekindled
With fire from above

Chorus:
Hallelujah Thine the glory
Hallelujah amen
Hallelujah Thine the glory
Revive us again

CCLI Song # 28232 CCLI License # 3194034.
John Jenkins Husband | William Paton Mackay
© Words: Public Domain Music: Public Domain

 

PASSING THE PEACE

May the peace of Christ be with you all!
And also with you!

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

CONVERSATIONAL SERMON
Everyone is invited to share as the Pastor leads a discussion of these sermon points.
JUSTICE: Do Justice

Thus Saith the Lord
The Lord says to his people, “Do what is just and right, for soon I will save you.    Vs 1 (GNT)

All Who Love God
And as for the outsiders who now follow me,
working for me, loving my name,
and wanting to be my servants— Vs 6 (MSG)

Joy in the House of the Lord
“I will bring you to Zion, my sacred hill,[a] give you joy in my house of prayer.  Vs 7a (GNT)

House of Prayer for All People
 Mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.  Vs  7b(KJV)

All People Are Invited
The Sovereign Lord, who has brought his people Israel home from exile, has promised that he will bring still other people to join them.  Vs 8 (GNT)

 

INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP
The Altar in our hearts is always open

HYMN OF DEDICATION

“Family of God”

I’m so glad I’m a part
Of the fam’ly of God
I’ve been washed in the fountain
Cleansed by His blood
Joint heirs with Jesus
As we travel this sod
For I’m part of the fam’ly
The family of God

CCLI Song # 17023 CCLI License # 3194034
Gloria Gaither | William J. Gaither
© 1970 William J. Gaither, Inc. (Admin. by Gaither Copyright Management)

 

“Go ye into all the world,
and preach the gospel to every creature.”
Jesus, Mark 16:15

INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP
We invite you, your friends, and your family to a relationship with God in Jesus Christ, and to full participation and membership in our congregation. 

GOING FORTH TO LOVE OTHERS
AS CHRIST LOVES US

CHORAL BENEDICTION
“Beloved, Let Us Love One Another”

Beloved let us love one another
For love is of God and ev’ryone that loveth
Is born of God and knoweth God
He that loveth not knoweth not God for God is love
Beloved let us love one another
First John four seven and eight

CCLI Song # 26344; CCLI License # 3194034
Dennis Ryder
© 1974 Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.)