Worship: Online Saturday, July 18 at 5 pm & Sunday, July 19 at 9 am & In-Person at 11 am

Meanwhile, the joyful anticipation deepens. Romans 8:21 (MSG)

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2020-07-19 7th 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
July 19-25

Birthdays
Terri Petway
Tom Willoughby
Mike Crawford
Emma Willoughby

Anniversaries
Freda & Billy Dan Wyatt

ANNOUNCEMENTS

      • Wednesday Bible Study, 6:30 pm — Ephesians 6
      • Online Interactive Worship
        • 5 pm Saturday
        • 9 am Sunday
      • In Person Worship at 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
Ross Blackwell, David Deem, Wilda Milam, David Warnke,
Owen, Bob Gooud, Shannon Moore, Ron Fowler

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 July 19-25:
Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
From Psalm 85 (GNT)

Bring us back, O God our savior,
and stop being displeased with us!
Will you be angry with us forever?
Will your anger never cease?

Show us your constant love, O Lord,
    and give us your saving help.

Make us strong again, and we, your people, will praise you.

Show us your constant love, O Lord,
    and give us your saving help.

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:
Romans 8:12-25

12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.

13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.

20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,

21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.

23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?

25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

HYMN OF CELEBRATION
“Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”

1. Joyful joyful we adore Thee
God of glory Lord of love
Hearts unfold like flow’rs before Thee
Opening to the sun above
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness
Drive the dark of doubt away
Giver of immortal gladness
Fill us with the light of day

2. All Thy works with joy surround Thee
Earth and heav’n reflect Thy rays
Stars and angels sing around Thee
Center of unbroken praise
Field and forest vale and mountain
Flowery meadow flashing sea
Chanting bird and flowing fountain
Call us to rejoice in Thee

3. Thou art giving and forgiving
Ever blessing ever blest
Wellspring of the joy of living
Ocean depth of happy rest
Thou our Father Christ our Brother
All who live in love are Thine
Teach us how to love each other
Lift us to the joy divine

4. Mortals join the mighty chorus
Which the morning stars began
Father love is reigning o’er us
Brother love binds man to man
Ever singing march we onward
Victors in the midst of strife
Joyful music lifts us sunward
In the triumph song of life

CCLI Song # 25321 CCLI License # 3194034
Edward Hodges | Henry Van Dyke | Ludwig van Beethoven
© 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: Sharing the Inheritance of All God’s Children

Meanwhile, the joyful anticipation deepens. Romans 8:21 (MSG)

Children of God
Those who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s children.
Vs 14 (GNT)

Spirit of Adoption
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.   Vs 15 (KJV)

God’s Spirit Bears Witness to Our Spirits
God’s Spirit joins himself to our spirits to declare that we are God’s children.  Vs 16 (GNT)

Joint Heirs with Jesus
And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ.
Vs 17 (KJV)

The Coming Glory
I consider that what we suffer at this present time cannot be compared at all with the glory that is going to be revealed to us.    Vs 18 (GNT)

 

 

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

HYMN OF DEDICATION
“Freely, Freely”

1. God forgave my sin in Jesus’ name
I’ve been born again in Jesus’ name
And in Jesus’ name I come to you
To share His love as He told me to

Chorus
He said freely freely
You have received
Freely freely give
Go in My name
And because you believe
Others will know that I live

2. All pow’r is giv’n in Jesus’ name
In earth and heav’n in Jesus’ name
And in Jesus’ name I come to you
To share His pow’r as He told me to

CCLI Song # 13209 CCLI License # 3194034
Carol Owens © 1972 Bud John Songs, Inc. (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

 

 

“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.)