10TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

AUGUST 9, 2020 | 10:00 AM

 

 

WELCOME TO ONLINE WORSHIP AT FIRST CHURCH!

Welcome to all who gather to worship online today! We hope you feel the warmth of God’s presence and welcome right where you’re at. If this if your first time joining us online, we are honored by your presence and hope to see you again soon! To stay informed, please subscribe to our weekly email.

 

ABOUT US

First, we’re not just friendly, we’re friends! Our primary belief is that everyone (no exceptions!) is created in the loving image of God, who is love itself.

Second, in everything we do, we strive to live our mission: By the power of Christ, we are blessed to be a blessing!

 

WE GATHER TO WORSHIP

(the people’s words in bold print)

 

PRELUDE

“For the Beauty of the Earth”

(MUSIC: John Rutter, transcribed for organ by Brad Thoreson)

 

CHIMING OF THE HOUR

CALL TO WORSHIP

Give thanks to the Lord; call on God’s name!

Glory in God’s holy name!

Let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek God’s presence continually. 
We will remember all the wonderful works God has done – the miracles, and the judgments God has uttered. 

HYMN OF PRAISE

“Surely, It Is God Who Saves Me”

(FIRST SONG)

OPENING PRAYER

(pray together)

Holy and righteous God, you are the hope of your people in times distressing, and you are our salvation through Jesus Christ, your Son. Give us faith to trust, and hearts that are open to your goodness, for, by the power of your Spirit, we cling to your will and your power over all that would keep us from praising you. In Christ’s name we pray, Amen!

WE EXPERIENCE GOD’S WORD

 

PIANO MEDITATION

“Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”

(MUSIC: Helen Lemmel, arr. James Koerts)

Brad Thoreson, piano

 

SCRIPTURE READING - THE HOLY GOSPEL

Matthew 14:22-33

22 Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23 And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24 but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land, for the wind was against them. 25 And early in the morning he came walking toward them on the sea. 26 But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear. 27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.”

28 Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” 29 He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31 Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32 When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. 33 And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

 

MESSAGE

“The Great ‘I Am’”

Rev. Lisa Martin, Pastor, FPC

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

 

WE DEPART TO SERVE

 

CLOSING HYMN

“Precious Lord, Take My Hand”

(PRECIOUS LORD)

BLESSING + BENEDICTION

POSTLUDE

“Trust and Obey”

(MUSIC: Daniel Towner, arr. James Koerts)

GOD’S TITHES + OUR OFFERINGS

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810 Georgia Avenue

Lynn Haven, FL 32444.

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