11TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
AUGUST 16, 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.
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)
(MUSIC: Irish melody)
CHIMING OF THE HOUR
CALL TO WORSHIP
(from Psalm 66)
Come and listen, all you who love God;
let me tell you what God has done for me!
I cried out to God; his praise flowed from my mouth.
God listened and heard my voice in prayer. Praise be to God! The Lord did not reject my prayer or withhold his love from me! Great is God’s faithfulness!
HYMN OF PRAISE
“Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
Your faithfulness is great, loving God, and it is our delight to worship you this day! We come as we are: weary, tired, anxious, afraid, lonely, confused … and we trust that you receive us as we are and, by the power of your Holy Spirit, you are working for good in our lives and in the life of the world. Help us to recognize the presence of the risen Christ among us as we worship, so that we may be empowered to build all our hope on you. In Christ’s name, Amen
WE EXPERIENCE GOD’S WORD
“Great is the Lord”
(MUSIC: Michael W. Smith, arr. B. Thoreson)
Brad Thoreson, piano
SCRIPTURE READING - THE HOLY GOSPEL
21 Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22 Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon.” 23 But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and urged him, saying, “Send her away, for she keeps shouting after us.” 24 He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” 25 But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.” 26 He answered, “It is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.” 27 She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” 28 Then Jesus answered her, “Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” And her daughter was healed instantly.
“Sassing the Savior”
Rev. Lisa Martin, Pastor, FPC
WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD
“My Faith Looks Up to Thee”
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
“My Hope is Built on Nothing Less”
BLESSING + BENEDICTION
“God Leads Us Along”
(MUSIC: G. A. Young, arr. Christopher Phillips)
GOD’S TITHES + OUR OFFERINGS
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