August 15 Virtual and In Person Worship

On Sunday, August 15, 2021 We will be worshipping in person at 9:00 AM in the sanctuary. Masks are required in order to protect those who are unvaccinated and to limit the spread of the Delta Variant of the Covid-19 virus.  The bulletin for the service may be found by clicking HERE.

We are also continuing to offer our YouTube worship experience which you may reach by clicking HERE. An audio Podcast of our worship service may be found by clicking HERE. The radio version of the service (shorter) is found HERE.

Sermon:  “Bread”          

Theme:  The message of the bread is our sustenance, our wholeness, and our unity.

Purpose:  To understand that we are united and nurtured by God’s call to unity.

Scriptures:  Ephesians 5:15-20  Do not be foolish, live as those who are wise.

                    John 6:51-58  Jesus said, “I am the living Bread.”

Questions: How is bread used as a metaphor in the bible? In what ways do we connect with that metaphor? Are there false assumptions we make or misunderstandings we have about bread? What is the difference between “unleavened bread” and leavened bread? What does Jesus mean when he says that he is the “living bread that came down from heaven?” In what way does the history of Manna in the Old Testament influence our understanding of the bible?

Description for Sunday Worship, August 15, 2021

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 and WORSHIPCast Streaming License. All Rights Reserved.

Opening Hymn: Glory to God hymnal #753 “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace”
TEXT: Anon., c. 1912; adapt. Sebastian Temple, 1967; © 1967 OCP

MUSIC (PRAYER OF ST. FRANCIS, Irregular): Sebastian Temple, 1963; © 1967 OCP; arr. Alfred V. Fedak, 2011
All rights reserved. Used by permission. First Presbyterian Church, FDL OneLicense #A-730666

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

Sending Hymn:  Glory to God Hymnal #522 I am the Bread of Life (vs. 1-3)
TEXT: Suzanne Toolan, RSM, 1966, rev.; © 1966, 1970, 1986, 1993 GIA Publications, Inc.

MUSIC (I AM THE BREAD, Irregular): Suzanne Toolan, RSM, 1966; © 1966, 1970, 1986, 1993 GIA Publications, Inc.

All rights reserved. Used by permission. First Presbyterian Church, FDL OneLicense #A-730666

Glory to God Hymnal # 765 May the God of Hope Go With Us (chorus only)
Praying, let us work for peace;
Singing, share our joy with all
Working for a world that’s new,
Faithful when we hear Christ’s call.TEXT: Alvin Schutmaat, 1984
MUSIC (ARGENTINA with refrain): Argentine folk melody

Liturgist:  Pete Wills

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