Grace Covenant Worship – July 26, 2020

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July 26, 2020

Words of Approach

O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory. Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands. (Psalm 63:1-4)

Prayer of Approach

 

Song of Approach                                                               

Behold Our God

 

Prayer of Confession

Almighty and most merciful Father, we are thankful that your mercy is higher than the heavens, wider than our  wanderings, deeper than all our sin. 

Forgive our careless attitudes toward your purposes, our refusal to relieve the suffering of others, our envy of those who have more than we have, our obsession with creating a life of constant pleasure, our indifference to the treasures of heaven, our neglect of your wise and gracious law.

Help us to change our way of life so that we may desire what is good, love what you love, and do what you command, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Words of Grace 

Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.  I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.  My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.  I and the Father are one.”

Christians, be assured that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate you from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

~ John 10:27-30; Romans 8:38-39

Song of Celebration                            

Redeemed, Restored, Forgiven

Reception of New Member  

Madeline Nimmon  

 (11:30 Service Only)

Recognition of High School Graduates

 

Prayer for God’s Protection, Provision, and Guidance

 

Doxology

 

Meditation on God’s Word

Scripture:       John 6:25-35          
Message:       When You Hunger for More

                             

Song of Dismissal                                

On Jordan’s Stormy Banks

 

Benediction

 

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NOTES

 

Passage Next Week: 

       John 6:67-71

 Worship Leaders Today:

  • Piano: Isaiah Day
  • Message:  Rev. Camper Mundy, Associate Pastor
  • Congregational Prayer:  Steve Tewksbury
  • Video/Sound/Tech:  Tim Nargi & Jeff Field

 

Special Note on Supporting the Mission & Work of Grace Covenant:

Our giving is an act of worship. It is a response to who God is and to God’s grace.  Giving is a way that God invites us to participate in His work.  During these extraordinary times, the life and ministry of our church will continue – even when we are not all able to meet together for worship.  We humbly but boldly ask the people of Grace Covenant to continue to give generously for the benefit of God’s kingdom here in Williamsburg and beyond.

You can make your gifts in any of three ways:

  1. Online at www.gracecovpca.org/resources/giving
  2. Sending your check to the church offices at 1677 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA  23185
  3. Bringing your gifts with you to worship.  We will not be passing an offering plate in our service for the foreseeable future, but an offering box is available for you to place your gift before or after each service.

If you would like to make a special gift to help those from our church and community who are in need, please write “Mercy Ministries” on the memo line of your check or select that fund when making a gift online.

Other News & Notes:

Even during this time when many are still scattered and social distancing, the ministry of Grace Covenant continues.  News and notes about events and activities of Grace Covenant are all included in our weekly Grace Notes e-bulletin.  If you are not receiving Grace Notes, but you would like to, please contact the church office to provide us with the e-mail to which you would like Grace Notes to be delivered:  kathy@gracecovpca.org or 757-220-0147.

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