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Worship Service for August 9th 2020

Opening Hymn How Firm a Foundation Link to Hymn

Gathering of the Community

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of us, now and evermore. Amen

Glory to God

Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth.

Lord God, heavenly king, almighty God and Father,

we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory.  

Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God,

you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us;

you are seated at the right hand of the Father:  receive our prayer.

For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord,

you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit,

in the glory of God the Father. Amen.


Let us pray.

Lord of living waters you save us from the flood of violence and despair: reach out to us when faith is weak, when we are going under and make us unafraid to walk with you; through Jesus Christ, in whom we are raised. Amen.

The Readings 1 Kings 19:9-18, Psalm 85:8-13, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33

Click on File below to listen to the readings – “Readings for August 9th .m4a”    

Click on File below to see the readings - "Readings for August 9th, 2020 .docx"

The Sermon           

Click here to watch Phil's sermon - Link to Video

Click on the File below to read the sermon - "Sermon for August 9th.docx"

Hymn – What a Friend we have in Jesus  Link to Hymn

An Affirmation of Faith

Our Lord Jesus Christ said: Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord, and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind and with all your strength. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: you shall love your neighbour as yourself.

The Prayers of the People        

Click on File below to listen to the prayers- "Prayers of the People for August 9th.m4a"    

Click on File below to read prayers- "Prayers of the People for Sunday August 9th .docx"        

The Offertory Prayer

God of blessings, you extend your hand into our lives bearing good gifts for us today. Accept all we offer you for it is of your own that we give. This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord.

The Lord’s Prayer

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 trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, For ever and forever. Amen.


Glory to God, whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we could ask or imagine. Glory to God, from generation to generation, in the Church and in Christ Jesus, for ever and ever. Amen

Closing Hymn - Praise to the Lord, the Almighty  Link to Hymn


The Light of God surrounds you.

The Love of God enfolds you.

The power of God protects you.

The presence of God watches over you.

For wherever you are, God is.

And may the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit Be amongst us and remain with us always. Amen.


Today's story takes me back to this song from my youth. Join me for an old smile. Link to Song

We are grateful to Lawrence McLaughlin for sharing this week's readings and Kathy Sweet for the Prayers of the People.  

Reverend Phil is on his summer vacation until August 24th. Please bring any questions, concerns or pastoral matters to Reverend Ruthanne or one of your wardens. 

Please note that this week Priest on the Lawn will be Wednesday August 12th from 10:00 am to 11:30 am (weather permitting). Drop by for a visit, to say hello to Rev. Ruthanne and enjoy some time in community.