Sunday Worship
May 24, 2020

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Call to Worship & Prayer

In John, chapter 15, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, says this: “This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you.  There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

Eternal and ever-loving God, we thank You for the privilege of meeting on this hallowed day in this free nation to honor those nobly deceased, and to re-dedicate our lives to You and our Country.  We thank You that we are permitted to live through days of challenge, for the hours of the testing of our loyalty to our national heritage, and for our devotion to the high ideals for which others have lived and died. Bless, O God, the many disabled veterans in our hospitals today, and also the homeless veterans in our land. Relieve pain, ease their suffering, and give them hope. Help us to respond gladly and generously to their needs of body and spirit. We pray for our men and women who may still be in prisons in a strange and foreign land. Give to them courage in the face of hopelessness and comfort in the midst of loneliness. On this day of sacred memory, we ask for grace and power to live truer lives, to be better servants of the living God, finer fathers and mothers, nobler sons and daughters, and more loyal citizens of this great Country and of Your world. Lord, grant that we may yet see the day when war and fear of war shall no longer be; the day when peace shall become our common possession; the day when Your will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven. O Lord, hear our prayer.  In that precious Name of Christ, Your Son.  Amen.

Hymns Medley
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUHcofV1tLo

Come, Thou Fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace
Streams of mercy, never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise

Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art

Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above

Waking or sleeping Thy presence my light

I need Thee every hour, most gracious Lord
No tender voice like Thine can peace afford

How marvelous! How wonderful!
And my song shall ever be
How marvelous! How wonderful!
Is my Savior’s love

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now I’m found
‘Twas blind, but now

This is my story, this is my song
Praising my Savior all the day long

I need Thee, oh, I need Thee
Every hour I need Thee
Oh, bless me now, my Savior
I come to Thee

Here’s my heart, Lord, take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nq-Q22Pf1W8

Come, Thou Fount of every blessing,
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above,
Praise the mount, I’m fixed upon it
Mount of Thy redeeming love

Here I raise my ebeneezer
Hither by Thy help I’m come
And I hope by Thy good pleasure
Safely to arrive at home
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it;
Prone to leave the God I love:
Here’s my heart, oh, take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above

Jesus sought me when a stranger,
Wand’ring from the fold of God;
He to rescue me from danger,
Interposed His precious blood
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it;
Prone to leave the God I love:
Here’s my heart, oh, take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above

O, to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,
Bind my wand’ring heart to Thee
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it;
Prone to leave the God I love:
Here’s my heart, oh, take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above

Seal it for Thy courts above

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 the evil one.
For Thine is the kingdom,
And the power, and the glory, forever.
Amen.
Message
Defeating Anxiety in Dark Days – Praying for a Breakthrough
https://greenwoodschurch.com/sermons-archive/praying-for-a-breakthrough/

Offering

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Oh My Soul
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjNZf878ISQ

Oh my soul, oh how you worry
Oh how you’re weary
From fearing you lost control
This was the one thing
You didn’t see coming
And no one would blame you
Though, if you cried in private
If you tried to hide it away
So no one knows
No one will see if you stop believing

Oh my soul
You are not alone
There’s a place where fear
Has to face the God you know
One more day
He will make a way
Let Him show you how
You can lay this down

‘Cause you’re not alone

Here and now, you can be honest
I won’t try to promise
That someday it all works out
‘Cause this is the valley
And even now He is breathing on
Your dry bones
And there will be dancing
There will be beauty
Where beauty was ash and stone
This much I know

Oh my soul
You are not alone
There’s a place where fear
Has to face the God you know
One more day
He will make a way
Let Him show you how
You can lay this down

I’m not strong enough
I can’t take anymore
(You can lay it down
You can lay it down)
And my shipwrecked faith
Will never get me to shore
(You can lay it down
You can lay it down)
Can He find me here?
Can He keep me from going under?

Oh my soul
You are not alone
There’s a place where fear
Has to face the God you know
One more day
He will make a way
Let Him show you how
You can lay this down

‘Cause you’re not alone
Oh my soul, you’re not alone

Benediction

Almighty God, our gratitude for Your generosity grows with each passing day.  We acknowledge this holiday’s special blessings.  We have honored those who now enjoy Your eternal embrace.  We ask Your blessings on all that are listening.  Especially, Lord, we seek Your consolation for those recently bereaved.   May Your grace be with them, and be with us, now and forever.   In Jesus’ Name.   Amen.

God bless all of you!  Be blessed this Memorial Day, and all days!!