September 20 Virtual Worship Service

An audio podcast of the service is available by clicking HERE. A Bulletin for the service is available by clicking HERE.

Sermon:           “We Just Need to Let Go of It”           

Theme:            Our attachment to issues that have no meaning causes us misery and destroys our ability to experience the joy of the Lord.         

Purpose:          To examine the root of our unforgiveness.   

Scriptures:       Jonah 3:10-4:11          Jonah is bitter because the people he wanted God to destroy were spared, and because the bush he sat under was eaten by worms.

                        Matthew 20:1-16        Parable of the generous landowner and unhappy servants.

Questions:

In what ways does our judgment and our bias keep us from experiencing God’s grace and peace? Why do we become resentful when our expectations and beliefs are not fulfilled? How do we go about being aligned with God’s love and will? How do we work through being upset when our personal grievances and judgments go unfulfilled? What can we do to practice being open to God’s will and forgiving when we perceive unmerited grace being given to others?

Description for Sunday, September 20 2020

Scripture is read from NRSV Bible (New Revised Standard Version)

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Gathering Hymn Glory to God #619 “Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven” (Psalm 103)

TEXT: Henry Francis Lyte, 1834; adapt. Ecumenical Women’s Center, 1974; adapt. © 1974 Ecumenical Women’s Center

MUSIC (LAUDA ANIMA 8.7.8.7.8.7): John Goss, 1869

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 #702 “Christ Be Beside Me”

TEXT: James Quinn, SJ, 1969

MUSIC (BUNESSAN 5.5.5.4.D): Gaelic melody; arr. Dale Grotenhuis, 1985; © 1987 Faith Alive Christian Resources

Text: 55 54 D; St. Patrick’s Breastplate (8th cent. or later);

adapt. by James Quinn, SJ, 1919–2010, © 1969, James Quinn, SJ.

Published by OCP. All rights reserved. Music: Trad. Scots Gaelic melody,

found in Songs and Hymns of the Gael, Lachlan McBean, 1900.
All rights reserved. First Presbyterian Church, FDL OneLicense.net License #A-730666

Liturgist: Carol Wetzel

TEXT: James Quinn, SJ, 1969

MUSIC (BUNESSAN 5.5.5.4.D): Gaelic melody; arr. Dale Grotenhuis, 1985; © 1987 Faith Alive Christian Resources

Text: 55 54 D; St. Patrick’s Breastplate (8th cent. or later);

adapt. by James Quinn, SJ, 1919–2010, © 1969, James Quinn, SJ.

Published by OCP. All rights reserved. Music: Trad. Scots Gaelic melody,

found in Songs and Hymns of the Gael, Lachlan McBean, 1900.
All rights reserved. First Presbyterian Church, FDL OneLicense.net License #A-730666

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