Worship: Saturday, June 27 at 5 pm & Sunday, June 28 at 9 am

“And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.”  Matthew 10:42

Seasonal Theme: Peace with Justice
Hearing God’s Word speak to us about Justice through the Bible Lectionary readings each week through Reign of Christ Sunday (Nov. 22).

 

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2020-06-28 4th after Pentecost

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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
June 28 – July 4

Birthdays
Freda Wyatt

Anniversaries

ANNOUNCEMENTS

      • Wednesday Bible Study, 6:30 pm — Ephesians 3
      • Online Interactive Worship with Virtual Communion
        • 5 pm Saturday
        • 9 am Sunday
      • In Person Worship with Communion 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
“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
Steve Walker, Rick Blanchard, Dianne Stallion, Mike Henrich, Steve Milam,
Mike Sherman, David Warncke, Scottie Schaeffer, Rebecca Cox

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 June 28-July 4:
Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

Ever-present One, we pray for all who are oppressed and for their oppressors. We pray for all who are prisoners of hatred, and all who love and care for them.

 Bear one another’s burdens,
and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

Ever-near One, we pray for all whose character is tested and strengthened in the crucible of suffering, and all those being wounded and crushed under suffering’s power. .

 Bear one another’s burdens,
and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
(Galatians 6:2 RSV)

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
Matthew 10:40-42

40 He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.
41 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.
42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

 

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

SERMON
By Bishop Bill McAlilly
Growing Deep

 

HYMN OF DEDICATION
“Trust in the Lord”
Music by Karen Heise
Proverbs 3:5-6

1, Trust in the Lord, with all your heart
And lean not on your own understanding.
Trust in the Lord, with all your heart
And lean not on your own understanding.
In all your ways, acknowledge Him
And He will direct your paths.
In all your ways, acknowledge Him
And He will direct your paths.

2. I will trust in the Lord, with all my heart
And lean not on my own understanding.
I will trust in the Lord, with all my heart
And lean not on my own understanding.
In all my ways, I’ll acknowledge Him
And know He’ll direct my paths.
In all my ways, I’ll acknowledge Him
And know He’ll direct my paths

3. I will trust in the Lord, with all my heart
And lean not on my own understanding.
I will trust in the Lord, with all my heart
And lean not on my own understanding.

Words: Proverbes 3:5-6
Music: Karen Heise

 

“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.)