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    Aug 09, 2020

    The Good Egg

    The Good Egg

    Passage: Exodus 20:1-17

    Speaker: Rev. Jennifer Eschliman, Pastor

    Series: Lessons from the Library

    Keywords: sabbath

    Remember the sabbath day, and keep it holy. Exodus 20:8
    Tenth Sunday After Pentecost
    August 9, 2020
    10 am
    Prelude: Trusting Jesus                         
    Mabel Miller Sturgis
    Call to Worship (from Matthew 11:28-30, CEB)
    Hear this invitation from Jesus:
    Come to me, all you who are struggling hard and carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. Put on my yoke, and learn from me. I’m gentle and humble. And you will find rest for yourselves. My yoke is easy to bear, and my burden is light.”
    Friends in Christ, come and worship, trusting Jesus’ promise to give you rest, and seeking to trust him more.
    Opening Hymn: ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus (vv. 1, 3-4) UMH #462
    Louisa M. R. Stead, William James Kirkpatrick
    Verse 1
    'Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus
    And to take him at his word
    Just to rest upon his promise
    Just to know thus saith the Lord
    Jesus, Jesus, how I trust him
    How I've proved him o'er and o'er
    Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus
    O for grace to trust him more
    Verse 3
    Yes 'tis sweet to trust in Jesus
    Just from sin and self to cease
    Just from Jesus simply taking
    Life and rest and joy and peace
    Verse 4
    I'm so glad I learned to trust thee
    Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend
    And I know that thou art with me
    Wilt be with me to the end
    © Words & Music: Public Domain
    Opening Prayer (unison)
    Lord Jesus Christ, you promise us abundant life and invite us to find rest in you. Look with mercy upon our anxious lives and the frantic pace of our day-to-day living, which keep us from knowing you more fully and trusting you more deeply. Help us to be fully present to you now, that we might be renewed by your Word and Holy Spirit and find courage to live as you intend. We ask this in your holy name. Amen.
    Proclamation and Response
    Old Testament Reading: Exodus 20:1-17 (NRSV)
    1 Then God spoke all these words:
    2 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; 3 you shall have no other gods before me.
    4 You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and the fourth generation of those who reject me, 6 but showing steadfast love to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments.
    7 You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not acquit anyone who misuses his name.
    8 Remember the sabbath day, and keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work. 10 But the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work—you, your son or your daughter, your male or female slave, your livestock, or the alien resident in your towns. 11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but rested the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day and consecrated it.
    12 Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
    13 You shall not murder.
    14 You shall not commit adultery.
    15 You shall not steal.
    16 You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
    17 You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.
    Gospel Reading: John 10:9-10 (NRSV)
    9 I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
    Leader: This is the Word of God.
    All: Thanks be to God.
    A Story for All of God’s Children: The Good Egg by Jory John & Pete Oswald
    Message : Lessons from the Library: The Good Egg Pastor Jen Eschliman
    Joys and Concerns
          Prayers of the People
          The Lord’s Prayer
    Prayer of Thanksgiving for Offerings
    Sending Forth
    Song: You Are God Alone
    Billy Foote, Cindy Foote
    Verse 1
    You are not a God created by human hands
    You are not a God dependent on any mortal man
    You are not a God in need of anything we can give
    By Your plan, that's just the way it is
    You are God alone from before time began
    You were on Your throne, You are God alone
    And right now in the good times and bad
    You are on Your throne, You are God alone
    Verse 2
    You're the only God whose power none can contend
    You're the only God whose name and praise will never end
    You're the only God who's worthy of ev'rything we can give
    You are God, that's just the way it is
    You're unchangeable,  unshakable
    Unstoppable, that's who You are
    You're unchangeable,  unshakable
    Unstoppable, that's who You are
    You're unchangeable,  unshakable
    Unstoppable, that's who You are
    CCLI Song # 4243463
    © 2004 Billy Foote Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing (Integrity Music, David C Cook)),
    Integrity's Hosanna! Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing (Integrity Music, David C Cook))
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    The scripture readings are from the the New Revised Standard Version Bible, Copyright © 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission.