Leader: oh God, you are my God, I seek you, my soul thirst for you; my flesh faint for you: as in a dry and weary land where no water is.
People : so I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory.
Leader: because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.
People: so I will bless you as long as I live; I will lift up my hands and call on your name.
Leader: my soul is feasted as with marrow and fat, and my mouth praises you with joyful lips, when I think of you upon my bed, and meditate on you and the watches of the night;
People: for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I sing for joy. My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.
Gloria Patri: Praise God from whom all blessings flow, praise Him all creatures here below. Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts. Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.
See His love nailed to a cross , Perfect and blameless life given as sacrifice
See Him there all in the name of love , Broken yet glorious, all for the sake of us
This is Jesus in His glory , King of heaven dying for me
It is finished, He has done it , Death is beaten heaven beckons me
Greater love no one could ever show , Mercy so undeserved freedom I should not know
All my sin, all of my hidden shame , Died with Him on the cross eternity won for us
Such a love, such a love , Such a love is this for me...
CCLI Song # 4612018 . Tom Lockley © 2005 Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)
God, you call us to share your Good News of love, justice and peace with a world in need…
You have gifted us with rich resources from scripture, tradition, reason and experience…
Which have allowed people to develop new ways of listening to the voices of many others, attending to their interests and concerns, connecting with diverse peoples and groups, and engaging them as a people of faith…
We ask your blessing on our digitally-integrated ministries and on the many devices we use to love and serve our neighbors in a changing world.
May they never become distractions from relationships or idols in our hands. May we always remember that your Son, Jesus Christ, is the one true mediator of your love and grace in the wired world. Amen.
God, this year feels different and new, So many things to think about and many things to do. We know no matter where we are or where we choose to go, You are always with us helping us to learn and grow. When you feel far away, help us remember You are near. Remind us to talk to You when we are feeling sadness, joy, or fear. And, if there are things we can do or say to help another, Help us to love all people as our sisters and our brothers. May Your love work through us as we begin this new school year. Guide our steps, give us peace, and remind us You’re always here. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen
Read by: Kiara Ouvier
Deny yourself and take up your cross
The kingdom of God looks just like this, we, giving ourselves to one another in sacrificial love after the example of Jesus Christ, our Lord. What does sacrificial love look like in 2020.
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Prayer: Holy God, you call us by name and invite us into the life of faithfulness and obedience. When we don’t hear your voice or let other voices drown out your call, you still persist. As we offer our gifts, may we bring not only our wealth but our whole lives to your altar, ready to listen to where you would send us, for the sake of your Kingdom and Christ’s coming. Amen.
Must Jesus bear the cross alone And all the world go free
No there's a cross for everyone And there's a cross for me
The consecrated cross I'll bear Till death shall set me free
And then go home my crown to wear For there's a crown for me
Upon the crystal pavement Down at Jesus' pierced feet
Joyful I'll cast my golden crown And His dear name repeat
O precious cross O glorious crown O resurrection day
Ye angels from the stars come down And bear my soul away
How happy are the saints above Who once went sorr'wing here
But now they taste unmingled love And joy without a tear
Live your daily life to act like Jesus, through the power of the Holy Spirit.
We pray for people to see Jesus in the words you say, and the actions you do.
God bless you in every way, throughout each day,
as you pursue your godly purposes and model your life after the Great Teacher, Jesus Christ.
Further Readings for the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost August 30, 2020 from The Revised Common Lectionary, Year A
1st Reading: Exodus 3:1-15
Psalm: Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45b
2nd Reading: Romans 12:9-21
Gospel: Matthew 16:21-28
Communion Gatherings at Oceanview Church*
701 Ocean Drive, Juno Beach, FL
Select Sundays at 10:00 am and 10:30 am
*All attendees must be registered prior to the event to control number of people gathered. Please wear a mask or face covering, bring your own chair, bread, and cup or other receptacle for grape juice.
The Fifth Sunday offering was created in 1906 as a way to fund the creation of what is now the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home. It continues to this day as a way to fund the ongoing daily operations in caring for the abused, abandoned and neglected children that we serve. While many churches are not meeting for traditional worship services, you can still make a special Fifth Sunday offering to support the Children’s Home at https://www.fumch.org/making-a-difference/make-a-donation/.
This has been a very trying year for us all, specifically the last few months. COVID-19 has wreaked absolute havoc not only on our communities, but also on our state, our nation, and our world. We witnessed the vast effects that this virus has had on various aspects of our society, as well as those who have personally walked directly through a battle with the disease. Many continue to struggle with it. Here at the Children’s Home, we walked through the same fear, anxiety, and worry that others have experienced – and it continues. In addition to the stress and uncertainty caused by this current pandemic, the children in our care have experienced other forms of trauma, which also affect their families. Their need for healing continues.
Please consider making a special gift to the Children's Home today.