Online Worship for August 30, 2020

The video will be available on the morning of August 30, 2020. The video has been recorded in advance.

Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross’s live streaming worship service for August 30th, 2020. Feel free to follow the service text by scrolling down, or you may download and print the service in PDF format below.

Online Worship, August 30, 2020
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Rev. Jonathan C. Roach, Ph.D. — Guest Pastor
Rev. Eric S. Anderson, Pastor


Welcome                                                                                 Rev. Jonathan C. Roach, Ph.D.                                                                                      

Prelude: When Morning Gilds the Skies — Wood                     Kayleen Yuda

Call to Worship: (Based upon the Prayer of St. Francis)           Eric Tanouye

Lay reader: Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred,
All: Let me sow love;

Lay reader: Where there is injury, pardon;
All: Where there is doubt, faith;

Lay reader: Where there is despair, hope;
All: Where there is darkness, light;

One: And where there is sadness,
All: Joy!

Please join me in the Invocation:

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life. Amen.

Hymn #563: We Cannot Own The Sunlit Sky                  Doug Albertson, solo
                                                                                                Kayleen Yuda, pianist
                                                                               Movement led by Genie Phillips

Scripture: Matthew 10:5-12 (NRSV)                                       Eric Tanouye

These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Go nowhere among the Gentiles, and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. As you go, proclaim the good news, ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. You received without payment; give without payment. Take no gold, or silver, or copper in your belts, no bag for your journey, or two tunics, or sandals, or a staff; for laborers deserve their food.  Whatever town or village you enter, find out who in it is worthy, and stay there until you leave.  As you enter the house, greet it.

Story/Sermon:  The Simple Gifts of Francis of Assisi: Neither Silver nor Gold
                                                                                   Rev. Jonathan C. Roach, Ph.D.

Pastoral Prayer                                                     Rev. Jonathan C. Roach, Ph.D.

Silent Prayer                                                           Rev. Jonathan C. Roach, Ph.D.

Prayers of the People                                            Rev. Jonathan C. Roach, Ph.D.

                                                   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: On Eagle’s Wings — Michael Joncas, arr. Hayes
                                                                                                Kayleen Yuda

Call to Offering                                                                      Eric Tanouye

When resources were short, did Christ worry? 
No!  Christ saw the gifts, and Christ multiplied them!
This is the miracle we witness every time we give to the church.
God will take what we have, and God will do good things with it. 
You are invited to give, and even to participate in the miracle of God’s multiplying acts. 
Once more we invite you to an offering. You cannot place your gifts in a calabash or a plate. Instead, they must make their way through the mail in an envelope sent to 440 West Lanikaula Street, Hilo, Hawai’i, 96720, or as information on the Internet submitted at

Please join me in the Prayer of Dedication                             Eric Tanouye

God of all Gifts, make these humble gifts fly on wings to bring your blessing and your hope to a dark places and hopeless people. Empower these gifts to feed those who are hungry, strengthen those who are weary, free those who are trapped, and bring smiles to those who need to feel love this day in the name of our friend and savior, Jesus the Christ, we pray, amen!

Anthem: Make Me a Channel of Your Peace—Sebastian Temple
Doug Albertson, solo
                                                                                                Kayleen Yuda, pianist
                                                                              Movement led by Genie Phillips

Announcements                                                   Rev. Jonathan C. Roach, Ph.D.

Benediction                                                            Rev. Jonathan C. Roach, Ph.D.

Postlude: Fanfare — Purcell                                                      Kayleen Yuda

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