SERVICE FOR THE LORD’S DAY
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost A, July 26, 2020
Sanctuary Worship at 10:55 a.m.
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
*CALL TO WORSHIP Liturgist, Amy Turner
One: Our help is in the name of the Lord,
All: maker of heaven and earth. (Psalm 124:8)
One: The Lord upholds those who are falling;
All: God raises those who are bowed down. (Psalm 145:14)
One: If God is for us, who can be against us?
All: Nothing can separate us from God’s love. (Romans 8:31, 39)
*INTROIT “This is the Day”
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*OPENING HYMN “God of the Ages, Whose Almighty Hand” PH 262
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Merciful God, we confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart. We have failed to be an obedient church. We have not done your will, we have broken your law, we have rebelled against your love. We have not loved our neighbors, and we have refused to hear the cry of the needy. Forgive us, we pray. Free us for joyful obedience; through Jesus Christ our Lord
(Personal and Silent Prayers of Confession.)
FIRST READING Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 N.T. p. 14
All: Thanks be to God
SPECIAL MUSIC “I Want Jesus to Walk with me.”
Duet: Carolyn Ainsworth and Pam Veltkamp
SERMON READING Romans 8:26-39 N.T. p. 158
All: Thanks be to God
SERMON “The Certainity of Love in Romans“ Rev. Chris Turner
*SECOND HYMN “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah” PH 281
*STATEMENT OF FAITH The Apostles’ Creed (Traditional) PH p. 14
JOYS & CONCERNS/PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
LORD’S PRAYER (Traditional) PH p. 16
*SENDING HYMN “My Faith Looks Up to Thee” PH 383
*BLESSING AND CHARGE
*RESPONSE “Lord, Dismiss Us with Thy Blessings” PH 538
NEXT SUNDAY’S LECTIONARY READING :
Genesis 32:22-31 and Psalm 17:1-7, 15 • Isaiah 55:1-5 and Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21 • Romans 9:1-5 • Matthew 14:13-21
The Session and the Westminster Shepherds have decided that we should be praying for the members/friends of our church. Each newsletter and bulletin will have a list of members/friends to pray for each week. These members are not necessarily sick or in need of specific prayer, we just want all of our members to be prayed for regularly.
Don Hamilton, Jon Kim, Joy Shin, Desa Lee-Laid, Don Leiter.
Prayer Concerns (alphabetical order):
(The list needs updated. Please contact Pastor Chris to add or remove people from the list.)
• Barbara Backus (health issues).
• Mary Cooke (health issues).
• Jim Halford (health issues).
• Heather Harvey (Rebekah Chenevert’s half sister, general prayers).
• Barbara Hermanson (Mona Rood’s sister) (Health Issues).
• Desa Lee-Laird (health issues).
• Abby Parham (health issues).
• Charlie Parham (at home, recovering from Surgery).
• Polly Porter (health issues).
• The Presswood Family: (Katy, Sara and Joe, and granddaughter Clara).
• Bill Rood (health issues).
• Farren Sadler (health issues).
• Candace Samuelson (health issues).
• Candace Scalzitti (in patient treatment, daughter of Amy and Chris)
- Marvin Turner (Pastor Chris’ dad) (health issues)
- The Church and members of Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Sunday (July 26th)
10:55 Worship (Inside)
1:30 Bible Study (Zoom)
3:00 Session Stated Zoom Meeting
Sunday (August 2rd)
10:55 Worship (Inside) Communion.
1:30 Zoom Bible study.
To join the work and ministry of this congregation, please speak to the pastor at 325–864–7601 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Westminster Presbyterian Church Website: wpcabilene.org
Liturgist: Amy Turner • Music Director: Dr. Clara Richardson • Organist: Charles Shelton
Westminster Presbyterian Church Website: wpcabilene.org.
Westminster’s MISSION EMPHASIS for the month of AUGUST is
SCHOOL SUPPLIES for REAGAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.
These S C H O O L S U P P L I E S are really NEEDED
by some most DESERVING young STUDENTS.
The SCHOOL SUPPLIES which Y O U donate for them will
help them LEARN, will advance their EDUCATION, and even
will make them HAPPY to be IN and to STAY in school.
please B U Y the listed supplies, and
please P U T these supplies on the table
Y O U also can P A Y for needed SCHOOL SUPPLIES
by making YOUR checks out to “Westminster,”
by writing “School Supplies” on the memo lines,
and by putting YOUR checks in the offering plates,
or by MAILING them to the CHURCH, or
2401 S. Willis St., Ste. 108, Abilene, Texas 79605.
Please make a B I G difference in the LIVES of needy CHILDREN!
The PRESBYTERIAN FOOD Pantry feeds the HUNGRY & so can YOU!
DONATIONS also can be MADE by making out a CHECK to “Westminster”, and writing “FOOD PANTRY” on the MEMO line. THANK you for Y O U R support of THIS vital ministry.
G I V E your MONEY! & S H A R E your FOOD! & F E E D the HUNGRY