July 5, 2020 Virtual Worship Communion

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Sermon:           Faithfulness and Intelligence 

Theme:            Our relationship with God and strength for serving does not lie in what others think of us, but in our knowledge of Jesus.

Purpose:          We will learn to better draw our identity and strength from knowing Christ through healthy spiritual practices.

Scriptures:       Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30   Salvation is through believing in Christ, and through the gift of salvation through grace.

                        Romans 7:15-25   I do not do what I want, a struggle between will and the spirit of God.

Questions:

What causes us to see ourselves as Christ sees us rather than being focused on the opinions of others? What is the outcome of living our lives worried about what other people “like” about us? How do we maintain healthy balance between caring for the people around us and not being enmeshed in their feelings? What is the difference between sympathy and empathy, and does it really help to have our feelings determined by what other people feel?

Description for Sunday July 5th, 2020

Scripture is read from NRSV Bible (New Revised Standard Version)

Permission to podcast/stream the service music obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-730666 and CCLI Streaming License CSPL069066. All Rights reserved.

Glory to God #475 “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”
TEXT: Robert Robinson, 1758, alt.
MUSIC (NETTLETON 8.7.8.7.D): Wyeth’s Repository of Sacred Music, Part Second, 1813
*Ebenezer – Hebrew for “a stone of help” set up to give thanks for God’s assistance (1 Samuel 7:12)

The Presbyterian Hymnal #579 “Gloria Patri”  
Public Domain 
Glory Be to the Father 
TEXT: Trad. liturgical text. Composer: Henry W. Greatorex (1851) 

Sending Glory to God #182 “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say”
TEXT: Horatius Bonar, 1846, alt.
MUSIC (KINGSFOLD, CMD): English Country Songs, 1893; harm. Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1906

Liturgist: Jolene Schry

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