Sermon: “Growing Through the Storms”
Theme: Through our steadfast affirmation of Christ and commitment to discipleship, trials and crisis becomes the place where faith grows wiser.
Purpose: We will change our perception of storms and recognize how to address our fears.
Scriptures: Romans 10:5-15 Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
Matthew 14:22-33 Jesus comes to the disciples walking on the water.
What is it about crisis that causes many to fall into despair? How do we develop the ability to be faithful and confident even when we are afraid? In what ways do we set ourselves up for greater anxiousness and fear? How should we practice “calling on the name of the Lord?” What does it mean for us to live by our belief rather than by our own control? How does being in Christ enable us to be secure regardless of what we face?
Description for Sunday August 9th 2020
Scripture is read from NRSV Bible (New Revised Standard Version)
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Glory to God Hymnal #621 “I Will Call Upon the Lord”
TEXT: Michael O’Shields, 1994; © 1981 Universal Music Corp. and Sound III, Inc. (admin. Hal Leonard Corporation)
MUSIC (I WILL CALL, Irregular): Michael O’Shields, 1994; © 1981 Universal Music Corp. and Sound III, Inc. (admin. Hal Leonard Corporation)
The Presbyterian Hymnal #579 “Gloria Patri”
Glory Be to the Father
TEXT: Trad. liturgical text. Composer: Henry W. Greatorex (1851)
Solo: “You’ll Never Walk Alone” Carol Wetzel
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Music by Richard Rodgers
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Copyright © 1945 by Williamson Music
Sending Glory to God Hymnal #8 “Eternal Father, Strong to Save”
TEXT: William Whiting, 1860, alt.
MUSIC (MELITA 126.96.36.199.8.8): John Bacchus Dykes, 1861
Liturgist: Jolene Schry