Upcoming Sunday Worship

COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

 

SUNDAY, JULY 12TH, 2020

MORNING PRAYERS – 10:15 AM

 

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CALL TO WORSHIP

   God's word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path.

         We gather 'round table, font, and pulpit to root

         ourselves in sacred story and grow in faith.

   God's teachings are our heritage; they bring joy to searching hearts.

         We gather in God's presence to offer our thanks and praise!

HYMN  #407      “Spirit Divine, Atten Our Prayers”      Click HERE for Hymnal Words

         Spirit divine, attend our prayers, and make this house your home.

Descend with all your gracious powers. O Come, great Spirit, come!

         Come as the light.  To us reveal our emptiness and woe.

And lead us in those paths of life where all the righteous go.

         Come as the fire and purge our hearts like sacrificial flame.

Let our whole soul an offering be to our Redeemer’s name.

         Come as the dove and spread your wings, the wings of peaceful love.

And let the church on earth become blest as the church above.

         Spirit Divine, attend our prayers.  Make a lost world your home.

Descend with all your gracious powers.  O Come, great Spirit, come!

PRAYER OF CONFESSION (UNISON)

         God the Sower, we confess that we do not always live as people who obey your law.  Sometimes, we are like rocky ground.   We welcome your word when life is simple.  But as soon as we face challenge, we forget your teachings and our faith withers.  Sometimes, we are a thicket full of thorns.  We clamor for more and step over the needy.  Your word is choked out of our hearts.  Forgive us, Lord.  Let your Spirit work within and among us; make us good soil.  Weed out our resistance and water us with your grace, that your word might grow within us and we might bear fruit for the sake of your kingdom.  In Jesus name we pray,  Amen.

DECLARATION OF PARDON

PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

 

RESPONSE      “Sanctuary”

      Lord prepare me, to be a sanctuary. 

            Pure and holy, tried and true. 

      With thanksgiving, we’ll be a living sanctuary for You.    

 

SCRIPTURE READINGS            Psalm 119:105-112

                                                       *Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

 

   

SERMON      Rev. John R. Scotland   

RESPONSE:      "Love the Lord your God with all your heart.

         ...with all your soul     ...with all your mind     ...with all that you are.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORDS PRAYER

HYMN  #286   “Breathe on Me, Breath of God”      Click HERE for Hymnal Words

         Breathe on me, Breath of  God, fill me with life anew

That I may love what thou dost love, and do what thou wouldst do

         Breathe on me, Breath of God, until my heart is pure,

Until with thee I will one will, to do and to endure.

         Breathe on me, Breath of God, till I am wholly thine,

Until this earthly part of me glows with thy fire divine.

         Breathe on me, Breath of God, so shall I never die,

But live with thee the perfect life of thine eternity.

CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

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