Sermon: “Called to Be Somebody”
Theme: God’s call enables us to have a role which gives our lives meaning and shapes us as whole and joyful people.
Purpose: To learn and embrace that our identity comes from submission to God and service to others.
Scriptures: Genesis 1:1-5, 26-2:3 God created the heavens and earth, and created humanity in God’s image. And then rest was given.
Matthew 28:16-20 Jesus commissioned the disciples to make disciples of all nations.
What does it mean to us to be created in the image of God? How does our origin shape us and determine what is really fulfilling in life? What happens when we ignore our original mission in life? How do we learn to be the people who we need to be in order that we may have fulfillment? How do we relate to God as our Creator and Source of our lives? What difference does serving make in our relationship with God and our identity?
Description for Sunday June 7, 2020
Scripture is read from NRSV Bible (New Revised Standard Version)
Permission to podcast/stream the service music obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-730666 and CCLI Streaming License CSPL069066. All Rights reserved.
Glory to God Hymnal #761 “Called as Partners in Christ’s Service”
TEXT: Jane Parker Huber, 1981; © 1981 Jane Parker Huber (admin. Westminster John Knox Press)
MUSIC (BEECHER 188.8.131.52.D): John Zundel, 1870
The Presbyterian Hymnal #579 “Gloria Patri”
Glory Be to the Father
TEXT: Trad. liturgical text. Composer: Henry W. Greatorex (1851)
Glory to God Hymnal #203 “Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love”
TEXT: Tom Colvin, 1969; rev. 1997, alt.; © 1969 Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
MUSIC (CHEREPONI 7.7.9 with refrain): Ghanaian folk melody; adapt. Tom Colvin, 1963; arr. Jane Marshall, 1982; © 1969 Hope Publishing Company; arr. © 1982 Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188.
All rights reserved. Used by permission. First Presbyterian Church, FDL CCLI License #1644445
Liturgist: Carol Wetzel