by Douglas E. Wagner. Played by Charles "Doc" Erwin
I was sure by now God You would have reached down
And wiped our tears away Stepped in and saved the day
But once again I'll say amen And it's still rainin'
As the thunder rolls I barely hear You whisper
Through the rain I'm with You
And as Your mercy falls I'll raise my hands
And praise the God who gives And takes away
And I'll praise You in this storm And I will lift my hands
For You are who You are No matter where I am
And ev'ry tear I've cried You hold in Your hand
You never left my side And though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm
I remember when I stumbled in the wind
You heard my cry to You And raised me up again
But my strength is almost gone How can I carry on
If I can't find You
I lift my eyes unto the hills Where does my help come from
My help comes from the Lord The Maker of heaven and earth
CCLI Song # 4543620
. Bernie Herms | Mark Hall © 2005 My Refuge Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing) BanaHama Tunes (Admin. by CURB | Word Music Publishing) Be Essential Songs (Admin. by Essential Music Publishing LLC) Curb Word Music (Admin. by WC Music Corp.)
Fill your thoughts with images of being fed, of caring, preferably by people in your congregation. Who reached out during the quarantine and made sure that hungry bellies were filled? Who had compassion on their neighbors and gave them something? And who is still doing it? Remember, the church never closed; it was deployed! In that sense, we can celebrate those who continued to be the church, even while not meeting face to face. Even if we are still apart, we are still the church.
Ask God to help you find creative ways to reach out to people and share God’s love via phone, card, email, or social media, etc.
Read by Jade Kelley
Jacob Wrestles at Peniel
22 The same night he got up and took his two wives, his two maids, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok.
23 He took them and sent them across the stream, and likewise everything that he had.
24 Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until daybreak.
25 When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he struck him on the hip socket; and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him.
26 Then he said, “Let me go, for the day is breaking.” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go, unless you bless me.”
27 So he said to him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Jacob.”
28 Then the man said, “You shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with humans, and have prevailed.”
29 Then Jacob asked him, “Please tell me your name.” But he said, “Why is it that you ask my name?” And there he blessed him. 30 So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, “For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life is preserved.”
31 The sun rose upon him as he passed Penuel, limping because of his hip.
Rev. Betty Kniss
Kingdom Parables Series
"The blessing usually comes in a wounding of some sort and for most of us it is an entire life of limping along to finally see the true and real blessings in our life."
Giving is a part of our worship to God. Your generosity helps us minister God’s hope and healing to our community and beyond. Contribute here: Oceanview Give. Thank you for helping show Christ real and relevant to the world.
Prayer: Gracious God, we bring our gifts to your altar, asking you to dedicate them to do the work of love and compassion in the world. We learned from Jesus, who had compassion on the crowds who gathered to hear him teach, that putting what we have in the hands of Jesus can bring abundance. Multiply these gifts with the love in which they are offered, that they might bring hope to those in need and might glorify and celebrate your love for all your children. In Christ’s name, we pray. Amen. (Matthew 14:13-21)
The Lord bless you, And keep you, Make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you
The Lord turn his, Face toward you, And give you peace
Amen, Amen, Amen
May his favor, Be upon you, And a thousand generations
And your family, And your children, And their children, And their children
May his presence Go before you And behind you And beside you
All around you And within you He is with you He is with you
In the morning, In the evening, In your coming, And your going
In your weeping, And rejoicing, He is for you, He is for you
“Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.”
Further Readings for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost August 2, 2020 from The Revised Common Lectionary, Year A
1st Reading: Genesis 32:22-31
Psalm: Psalm 17:1-7, 15
2nd Reading: Romans 9:1-5
Gospel: Matthew 14:13-21
August In-Person Pick Up is Cancelled.
Please Donate Below.
I am very sorry to announce the cancellation of our next pick-up in August due to the tenfold increase in Covid-19 cases in Florida since our June event! There would be no justifiable reason to even remotely endanger our fine volunteers!
Please encourage donations from anyone, your friends, your employers and I can guarantee that 100% of the funds will go to support our partner pantries! Thank you very much!
Our partner food pantries will be struggling due to the added number of people needing food as many unemployed's federal benefits will be running out, and with the possible elimination of eviction protection, the number of homeless and hungry people will likely increase. Therefore, we will need to revert to Plan B, as we did in April, and do the best we can to raise funds. The money raised will be used to provide the much-needed food without putting any of our Food Project volunteers in an environment that could endanger their health.
From April to June we were able to raise some $30,000, which supported our partner pantries by giving them cash to purchase much needed items in bulk for their distribution to the hungry. We were also able to provide some 33,000 meals of chicken ramen noodle soup. The ten pallets of soup went a long way in the food programs of CROS Ministries, More Than Conquerors Life Center, Extended Hands Community Outreach and the MCC food pantry!
Please help by making a financial donation rather than through our regular "Green Bag" way. Here is how you can give:
Visit our website to donate conveniently by credit card: www.palmbeachcountyfoodproject.org
Rance's Yoga Classes are NOT meeting at the moment due to rising COVID numbers. Please stay home, stay safe, wear masks and keep a social distance.
Prayerful Yoga is a centered time of meditation joined with the physical experience of motion and energy. It can be a great blessing on our journey of life and faith. There are many different ways to engage in yoga and we especially want to encourage folks new to yoga to feel comfortable in beginning this journey with us.
“Prayerful Yoga” is a ministry that is outward focused. For this reason we pray for the needs of our community and encourage active expressions of grace to others in our world.Our Prayerful Yoga mission statement is to create a sacred and prayerful space where students can release limiting self-beliefs, listen to their hearts and be true to themselves and their own yoga practice.