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    Jun 14, 2020

    You Are There

    You Are There

    Passage: Psalms 91:1-12

    Speaker: Rev. Vivian McCarthy, Pastor

    Moses said to the people:  Be strong and bold; have no fear or dread of them, because it is the Lord your God who goes with you; he will not fail you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

    Second Sunday After Pentecost

    June 14, 2020 - 10 am

    Opening Praise  In Christ Alone by Stuart Townend


    Call to Worship  Junius Dotson[1]           
    You who are weary
    Do not be afraid!
    You who are fed up
    Do not be afraid!
    God is present in your suffering.
    God will calm the winds and waves of your soul!
    Hymn How Firm a Foundation UMH #529 – Verses 1, 2, 5

    Unison Prayer 

    What a beautiful Sunday morning, a great day to offer praise and thanksgiving to you, O Lord Christ.  You alone fill our hearts with gratitude at the thought of your sacrifice, love and grace.  You alone lift our spirits from the depths of despair.  You alone satisfy our hungers.  You alone provide strength for the journey.  You alone are worthy of our praise.  You are our joy and our song.  We praise you.  We bless you.  We glorify you.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.
    Proclamation and Response


    Deuteronomy 31:6
    Moses said to the people:  Be strong and bold; have no fear or dread of them, because it is the Lord your God who goes with you; he will not fail you or forsake you.” 
    Psalm 91:1-12
    1 You who live in the shelter of the Most High,
         who abide in the shadow of the Almighty,
    2 will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.”
    3 For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler
         and from the deadly pestilence;
    4 he will cover you with his pinions,
         and under his wings you will find refuge;
        his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
    5 You will not fear the terror of the night, or the arrow that flies by day,
    6 or the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
          or the destruction that wastes at noonday.
    7 A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand,
        but it will not come near you.
    8 You will only look with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.
    9 Because you have made the Lord your refuge,
          the Most High your dwelling place,
    10   no evil shall befall you, no scourge come near your tent.
    11 For he will command his angels concerning you
          to guard you in all your ways.
    12 On their hands they will bear you up,
          so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.
    Hebrews 13:5b 

    Jesus said, “I will never leave you or forsake you.”
    Romans 8:31-35, 37-39
    31 What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? 32 He who did not withhold his own Son, but gave him up for all of us, will he not with him also give us everything else? 33 Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is to condemn? It is Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us. 35 Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
    37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
    This is the word of the Lord.
    Thanks be to God.
    Anthem You Are There 
    Words and Music by BJ Davis
    soloist - Barb Rhodes


    Meditation  You Are There 

    Pastor Vivian McCarthy
    Joys and Concerns
          Prayers of the People
          Prayer of Thanksgiving (offerings)
    Sending Forth
    Song  Fear Not 
    ~w/m Phil Pringle 1984 Seal of Gold


    [1] The Africana Worship Book:  Year B © 2007 by Discipleship Resources.  Used by Permission.
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