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UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF PETALUMA
July 26th, 2020
The 8th Sunday after Pentecost
The Order of Service
PRELUDE: "In Sacred Memory" played by Marilyn Lee
WELCOME: Elizabeth Truesdell
GREETING ONE ANOTHER: Elizabeth Truesdell
CALL TO WORSHIP (unison): Elizabeth Truesdell
Though we are in different places, still we gather.
Though the days are full of challenge, still we give ourselves to God.
Though we have closed our buildings to help keep our people safe, we are still the Church!
Though we cannot see the future, we know that our lives are in the hands of the Holy.
With joy, with gratitude, with ever deepening faith, we come in this moment to worship you, O God. So may the
meditations of our hearts and the words of our mouths be acceptable in your sight, we pray. AMEN.
OPENING HYMN: “Take My Life and Let it Be”. UMH #399. (verses 1&3) played by Marilyn Lee
CALL TO CONFESSION: Elizabeth Truesdell
THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION (adapted from the UM Hymnal): Pastor Schuyler Rhodes
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes
SCRIPTURE: Psalm 105: 1-11, 45b read by Charlotte Peterson
SPECIAL MUSIC: "A New Thing" (Lisa Quoresimo) performed by Lisa Quoresimo and Schuyler Rhodes
SCRIPTURE: Romans: 8: 31-39 read by Charlotte Peterson
SERMON: “Separated? Not so Much.” Pastor Schuyler Rhodes
PASTORAL PRAYER: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes
LORD’S PRAYER: Elizabeth Truesdell
INVITATION TO OFFERING: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes
OFFERTORY: "A Quiet Blessing" played by Marilyn Lee
PRAYER OF DEDICATION: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes
CLOSING HYMN: “Jesus Calls Us”. UMH 398 verses 1&5 played by Marilyn Lee
BENEDICTION: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes
POSTLUDE: "Fanfare and Trumpeting" played by Marilyn Lee