Green Creek Bethel United Methodist Church
August 2, 2020 9th Sunday after Pentecost
Welcome, Greeting & Announcements
Call to Celebration
L: God’s love is a permanent gift which can never be taken from us.
All: Jesus has made that love forever ours through his death on the cross.
L: There are still strong powers of evil in our world; but they cannot separate us from God’s love.
All: We are certain that God gives us victory over all these powers, keeping us in God’s love through Christ Jesus our Lord!
Hymn of Praise “How Can We Name a Love” No. 111
Call to Confession & Prayer of Confession
We do not believe, Lord God, that the Christian faith is a mental escape from the reality of sin or death or any other evil force. But while we know these powers are real, we still fail to experience the victory of Christ, which keeps us secure in your love. Forgive us for our spiritual weakness when we have ignored the power of Christ in our lives. Show us the victory which is ours in Christ, that we may live in the strength of your love forever. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Silent Meditation (the flame of prayer is fed by the fuel of meditation)
Words of Grace
Hebrew Bible Reading Nehemiah 9:16-20
Epistle Lesson Romans 8:35, 37-39
Hymn “We Sing to You, O God” No. 2001
The Gospel Matthew 14:13-21
Sermon “Living in the Midst” Rev. John Wright
Morning Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
Hymn “Standing on the Promises” No. 374
Our Organist is Julia Sangillo
Our Reader is Lori Rosell
Prayer Chain Ministry—Please call Julie Crossley at 609-465-8055 if you or a loved one needs prayer.
You may contact Pastor Wright at any time:
The church’s website is www.greencreekumc.org