Home Worship for
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Staying home is a form of loving your neighbor. Think about it, you may be staying home for your own health but in reality you then become less of a carrier to others that you might come in contact with. We hope you will feel close to God who is near even if we are far apart. May God Bless you and Keep you.

If you are in a high risk category, it is highly recommended that you remain safe as much as possible. Caregivers and family members are encouraged to do the same, so as to not jeopardize their loved ones.

If you are not comfortable attending socially distanced activities, please stay home and stay in touch! 

Prelude: Lead Me to Calvary


Call to Worship on Forgiveness

L: How blessed we are that God forgives us and loves us!

P: For all those times when we have fallen short of what God would have us be, we have been forgiven.

L: God makes us new in God’s Spirit!

P: Now is the time to joyfully accept the newness of life which God offers to us.

L: Come, let us worship and be thankful.

P: Let us open our hearts to the peace and joy of God. AMEN.

Hymn: I Surrender All

1. All to Jesus I surrender; all to him I freely give;

I will ever love and trust him, in his presence daily live.


I surrender all, I surrender all, all to thee, my blessed Savior, I surrender all.

2. All to Jesus I surrender; humbly at his feet I bow,

worldly pleasures all forsaken; take me, Jesus, take me now. [Refrain]

3. All to Jesus I surrender; make me, Savior, wholly thine;

let me feel the Holy Spirit, truly know that thou art mine. [Refrain]

CCLI Song # 23189. Judson Wheeler Van DeVenter | Winfield Scott Weeden © Words: Public Domain; Music: Public Domain. All rights reserved. CCLI License # 625707


Ancient Prayer for Christian Unity

We give you thanks, O Father, for the life and knowledge which you have made known to us through your Son Jesus; yours is the glory for ever and ever. As the grain once scattered in the fields and the grapes once dispersed on the hillside are now united on this table in bread and wine, so, Lord, may your whole church soon be gathered together from the ends of the earth into your kingdom; for yours is the glory and power, through Jesus Christ, for ever and ever.


From the Didache (2nd century). Posted on David Beswick’s Worship and Preaching website. http://www.beswick.info/rclresources/20B9700OS.htm.

Scripture: 2 Samuel 11:26 - 12:13a NRSV

26 When the wife of Uriah heard that her husband was dead, she made lamentation for him. 27 When the mourning was over, David sent and brought her to his house, and she became his wife, and bore him a son.

Nathan Condemns David

But the thing that David had done displeased the Lord, 12 1 and the Lord sent Nathan to David. He came to him, and said to him, “There were two men in a certain city, the one rich and the other poor. 2 The rich man had very many flocks and herds; 3 but the poor man had nothing but one little ewe lamb, which he had bought. He brought it up, and it grew up with him and with his children; it used to eat of his meager fare, and drink from his cup, and lie in his bosom, and it was like a daughter to him. 4 Now there came a traveler to the rich man, and he was loath to take one of his own flock or herd to prepare for the wayfarer who had come to him, but he took the poor man’s lamb, and prepared that for the guest who had come to him.” 5 Then David’s anger was greatly kindled against the man. He said to Nathan, “As the Lord lives, the man who has done this deserves to die; 6 he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.”

7 Nathan said to David, “You are the man! Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: I anointed you king over Israel, and I rescued you from the hand of Saul; 8 I gave you your master’s house, and your master’s wives into your bosom, and gave you the house of Israel and of Judah; and if that had been too little, I would have added as much more. 9 Why have you despised the word of the Lord, to do what is evil in his sight? You have struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and have taken his wife to be your wife, and have killed him with the sword of the Ammonites. 10 Now therefore the sword shall never depart from your house, for you have despised me, and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife. 11 Thus says the Lord: I will raise up trouble against you from within your own house; and I will take your wives before your eyes, and give them to your neighbor, and he shall lie with your wives in the sight of this very sun. 12 For you did it secretly; but I will do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun.” 13 David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.”

Message: Who's Sorry Now?

Pastor Emily Denmark McGee

Lectionary Series

Part two of the story of David and Bathsheba Nathan confronts David with a parable. David is contrite. Repentance and renewal.


Love Like This - Oceanview Worship

Verse 1

When I am a wasteland, You are the water

When I am the winter, You are the fire - That burns

Verse 2

When I am a long night, You are the sunrise

When I am a desert, You are the river

That turns to find me

Chorus 1

What have I done to deserve love like this

What have I done to deserve love like this

Verse 3

Your voice like a whisper, Breaking the silence

You say there's a treasure, You look 'til You find it

You search to find me

Chorus 2

What have I done to deserve love like this

What have I done to deserve love like this

I cannot earn what You so freely give

What have I done to deserve love like this


Hallelujah Hallelujah

Hallelujah Hallelujah

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The Blessing

Sisters and brothers of Christ, go into all the world!

Go forth with forgiveness and grace.

Go forth with compassion and love.

We go as Christ’s family

for all the world to see.

Adapted from The Abingdon Worship Annual 2012, © 2011 Abingdon Press by Mary Scifres. Posted on the Worship Elements page of the Ministry Matters website. https://www.ministrymatters.com/worship.