Worship: Online Saturday, August 8 at 5 pm & In-Person and Online Sunday, August 9 at 11 am

Between three and six o’clock in the morning Jesus came to the disciples, walking on the water.  Matthew 14:25 (GNT)

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2020-08-09 10th 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 9-15

Birthdays
Haley Weaver

Anniversaries
Matt and Sheri Wyatt

ANNOUNCEMENTS

      • Wednesday Bible Study, 6:30 pm — Philippians 3
      • 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
“Blessed Assurance”

1. Blessed assurance Jesus is mine
O what a foretaste of glory divine
Heir of salvation purchase of God
Born of His Spirit washed in His blood.

Chorus
This is my story this is my song
Praising my Savior all the day long
This is my story this is my song
Praising my Savior all the day long

2. Perfect submission perfect delight
Visions of rapture now burst on my sight
Angels descending bring from above
Echoes of mercy whispers of love .

Chorus
This is my story this is my song
Praising my Savior all the day long
This is my story this is my song
Praising my Savior all the day long

3. Perfect submission all is at rest
I in my Savior am happy and blest
Watching and waiting looking above
Filled with His goodness lost in His love .

Chorus
This is my story this is my song
Praising my Savior all the day long
This is my story this is my song
Praising my Savior all the day long

CCLI Song # 22324 CCLI License # 3194034
Fanny Jane Crosby | Phoebe Palmer Knapp
© Words & Music: Public Domain

 

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
Mikayla Henrich, Gary Pasenier, Sophie, Shannon, Rick,
Shelby, Owen, Karen Walker, Hannah Walker Bobbie Jo Blanchard,
Teachers, Students, and Staff returning to school
New Borns: James Watson Bell and Niam Matthew King

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 9-15:
Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

Holy One, you have bestowed upon your Church varieties of gifts through the same Spirit and given us varieties of service but the same Lord: Grant your people all gifts necessary for the upbuilding of your Body and the reconciliation of the world.

Everyone who loves
has been born of God and knows God.  

Benevolent One, you give your people drink from the river of your delights: Fill our community with peace and kindness, that we may nurture one another and celebrate our common life.

Everyone who loves
has been born of God and knows God.
 (1 John 4:7 NIV)

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:
Matthew 14:22-33

22 And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.

23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.

24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.

25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.

26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.

27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.

28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.

29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.

30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.

31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.

33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.

HYMN OF CELEBRATION
“Trust and Obey”

1. When we walk with the Lord
In the light of His Word
What a glory He sheds on our way
While we do His good will
He abides with us still
And with all who will trust and obey

Chorus
Trust and obey
For there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus
But to trust and obey

2. Not a burden we bear
Not a sorrow we share
But our toil He doth richly repay
Not a grief nor a loss
Not a frown nor a cross
But is blessed if we trust and obey

Chorus
Trust and obey
For there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus
But to trust and obey

3. But we never can prove
The delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay
For the favor He shows
And the joy He bestows
Are for those who will trust and obey

Chorus
Trust and obey
For there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus
But to trust and obey

4. Then in fellowship sweet
We will sit at His feet
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way
What He says we will do
Where He sends we will go
Never fear only trust and obey

Chorus
Trust and obey
For there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus
But to trust and obey

CCLI Song # 22094 CCLI License # 3194034
Daniel Brink Towner | John Henry Sammis
© Words: & 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: Walking on Water

Jesus Walked on the Water
Between three and six o’clock in the morning Jesus came to the disciples, walking on the water.  Vs 25 (GNT)

Have Courage
Jesus spoke to them at once. “Courage!” he said. “It is I. Don’t be afraid!”    Vs 27 (GNT)

Join Christ in What He is Already Doing
He said, “Come ahead.”
Jumping out of the boat, Peter walked on the water to Jesus.  Vs 29 (MSG)

Jesus Saves
when he noticed the strong wind, he was afraid and started to sink down in the water. “Save me, Lord!” he cried. Vs 30 (GNT)

Don’t Doubt
Jesus didn’t hesitate. He reached down and grabbed his hand. Then he said, “Faint-heart, what got into you?”
Vs 31 (MSG)

 

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.)