Worship for July 19, 2020

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Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross’s live streaming worship service for July 19th, 2020. Feel free to follow the service text by scrolling down, or you may download and print the service in PDF format below.

Worship for July 19, 2020
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Rev. Eric S. Anderson, Pastor


Pre-Service Music                                                                   Kayleen Yuda

Ringing of the Bell

Welcome                                                                                 Rev. Eric S. Anderson

Prelude: Berceuse—Delbruck                                                  Kayleen Yuda

Call to Worship: based on Romans 8:12-25                             Gloria Kobayashi

Leader:        God has not made us slaves who fear,
People:       God has made us children who love.

Leader:        When we turn to God as children of a loving parent
People:       the Holy Spirit bears witness that we are children of God.

Leader:        The creation has waited with eager longing to see the children of God.
People:       May all creation, and may we ourselves, see the fulfillment of God’s hopes and dreams in us and in our world.

Invocation: Based on Genesis 28:10-19a

Gracious God, we remember Jacob who stole from his brother and deceived his father. We remember that he used a stone for a pillow. We remember that he dreamed of heavenly beings, of a holy presence, and a divine promise. “Sure the LORD is in this place,” said Jacob, “and I did not know it!” Be with us in this place, O God. We do not need dreams, but we do need assurance that wherever we might be today or any time this week we are in the House of God, embraced and comforted and loved. Amen.

Hymn Duet with Movement: #517 I Need You Every Hour–Annie S. Hawks & Robert Lowry
                                                                                                Eric Anderson
                                                                                                Doug Albertson
                                                                                                Movement led by
                                                                                                Genie Phillips

Scripture: Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

Story/Sermon: On the Wings of the Morning                 Rev. Eric S. Anderson

Movement Prayer and Pastoral Prayer:                       Rev. Eric S. Anderson

Lord’s Prayer in unison:

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come.  Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Instrumental Anthem: Suite Bergamasque — Debussy               Kanako Okita

                                   Lay Reader — Invitation to the Offering
Those who are gathered here placed your offering in the calabash as you entered. If you didn’t happen to do that and have a gift to give, there will be a calabash in place as you depart. Those worshiping at home can give via mail at the address on your screen, or online at holycrosshilo.com/donate. However you are worshiping today, whatever means you use to contribute, and whatever you believe to be the value of your gift, know this: God embraces you for your generous heart.

Let us pray:

Prayer of Dedication 
Gracious God, you are always with us, no matter our location on the globe, and no matter the state of our spirit. In your presence may we always find comfort. Now, in your presence, we offer you these gifts. By them may others receive and recognize your grace and your blessings. By them, may we be renewed in our compassion and our love. Amen.

: Sois la Semilla–Cesareo Gabarain              Eric Anderson 
                                                                                             Doug Albertson
                                                                                 Movement led by Genie Phillips

Announcements                                                                 Rev. Eric S. Anderson                                                                                                   

Benediction                                                                             Rev. Eric S. Anderson

Postlude: Paean (Song of Joy) – Tambling                               Kayleen Yuda

At the organist’s request, please refrain from applause after the Postlude.

“Sois la Semilla”
Text: Cesareo Gabaraín; tr. Raquel Gutiérrez-Achon and Skinner Chávez-Melo. Text and music © 1979, 1989, Cesareo Gabarain. Published by OCP. All rights reserved. Used with permission. Music: Harmonization © 1987, Skinner Chávez-Melo. All rights reserved. Used with permission. Text and music © 1979, Ediciones Paulinas (sole US agent: OPC Publications). All rights reserved. Used with permission. Streamed with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-735890.

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