July 19 Virtual Worship

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July 1, 2020 Midweek Worship

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Sermon:           “Remember the Rock from which You Were Hewn” 

Theme:            Our source of strength and our mission flows out of our knowledge of Jesus as our Lord and Savior, which gives us the ability to show God’s love and power.

Purpose:          Our clarity of message will flow out of our continued connection to Jesus which will come from our practices that root us in faith.

Scriptures:       Isaiah 51:1-13  Look at the rock from which you were cut, God will restore you to your former strength

                        Matthew 11:20-24  Judgment upon those who reject the message of God’s salvation.

Questions:

What does it mean for us to “Pursue righteousness?” How do go about living in ways that are true to God’s grace? How do we live in such ways that it demonstrates to the world what is wrong and what needs to be changed without being judgmental? How do we live as testimony to God’s law without being conceited or hypocritical? What role does judgment play in the world? What would happen if there was nothing to point out the sin and injustice of the world today? How do we live in ways that will support growth in wisdom and righteousness?

Description for Wednesday July 1, 2020

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

Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-730666 and CCLI Streaming License CSPL069066. All Rights reserved.

Glory to God Hymnal #388 Come All You People (Uyai mose)
Sung by the Reformation Ecumenical Choir in Fond du Lac, WI October22, 2017
TEXT: Alexander Gondo, 20th cent.; transcr. I-to Loh, 1986  A favorite among the children of Zimbabwe
MUSIC (UYAI MOSE 5.6.5.6.5.6.7): Alexander Gondo, 20th cent.; arr. John L. Bell, 1994;  Arr. © 1994 WGRG, Iona Community (admin. GIA Publications, Inc.) All rights reserved. First Presbyterian Church, FDL OneLicense #A-730666

TEXT: Joachim Neander, 1680; trans. Catherine Winkworth, 1863, alt
MUSIC (LOBE DEN HERREN 14.14.4.7.8): Stralsund Ernewerten Gesangbuch, 1665;
harm. The Chorale Book for England, 1863

Glory to God Hymn #329 “God is Our Refuge and Our Strength”
TEXT: Stanzas 1-2, The New Metrical Version of the Psalms, 1909
MUSIC (WINCHESTER OLD, CM): Este’s Psalmes, 1592; harm. George Kirbye, 1592

Liturgist: Carol Wetzel

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June 28, 2020 Virtual Worship

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Sermon:           “Being Christ’s People”          

Theme:            We are called to walk as Jesus’ presence in places where “sin” dominates so that we can be a source of hope and healing reaching out as Jesus’ call to wholeness.

Purpose:          We will build on our identity of being living sings of Jesus’ healing love.

Scriptures:       Romans 6:12-23          Slaves to sin or instruments of righteousness depending on who we allow control.

                        Matthew 10:40-42      God’s reward is to those who will receive the message and practice kindness.

Questions:

What do we mean when we are talking about “sin?” What is a healthy way in which we can perceive our failings and weaknesses? What does it mean that we are under grace? How does being under grace free us from focusing on our faults and failures? Does it mean we do not have responsibility for the harm we cause? What does it mean for us to give “a cup of water” in Jesus’ name? What difference does it make that we have kindness and compassion for others? How is our relationship with God and our trait of kindness related?

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Description for Sunday June 28, 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.

Hymn Glory to God #710 “We Lift Our Voices”
CCLI Song # 16220
Dwight Liles  
© 1984 Curb Word Music (Admin. by WC Music Corp.)

For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com

CCLI License # 1644445

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 #726 “Will You Come and Follow Me?”(The Summons)

TEXT: John L. Bell and Graham A. Maule, 1987; © 1987 WGRG, Iona Community (admin. GIA Publications, Inc.)

MUSIC (KELVINGROVE 13.13.7.7.13): Scottish melody; arr. John L. Bell, 1987; © 1987 WGRG, Iona Community
(admin. GIA Publications, Inc.) All rights are reserved. OneLicense.net, First Presbyterian Church, FDL WI #A-730666

Liturgist: Sara Kamphuis

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