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Gathering Time
"More Love to Thee Medley"  arr. Randy Wolthuis
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More love to thee, O Christ, more love to thee
hear, thou,the prayer I make on bended knee.
This is my earnest plea: more love, O Christ, to thee

more love to thee, more love to thee.

Once earthly joy I craved, sought peace and rest
now thee alone I seek; give what is best.
This all my prayer shall be: more love, O Christ, to thee

more love to thee, more love to thee.

Then shall my latest breath whisper thy praise
this be the parting cry my heart shall raise
This still its prayer shall be: 
more love, O Christ, to thee

more love to thee, more love to thee.

Welcome & Announcements  Christian Verwys, Student Ministries Director

Call to Worship  Psalm 57:7-10  Christian Verwys

Praise to Our Risen King

"Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus"  

                     Lyrics in the video

Declaration of Trust & God's Greeting

People of Jesus Christ, in whom are you trusting?

Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

Grace, mercy and peace to you

in the name of the father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit 


"My Jesus, I love Thee"  (Go Fish)

              (lyrics in video)         

Time of Confession
Call to Confession  Psalm 51:10-12

Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me from your presence
or take your Holy Spirit from me.

Restore to me the joy of your salvation
and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

Prayer of Confession  (from The Common Book of Worship)

We encourage you to read the prayer as written once, and then read again, changing the language to 1st person: "my " instead of "our," for example.

Gracious God, our sins are too heavy to carry,

too real to hide,and too deep to undo.

Forgive what our lips tremble to name,

what our hearts can no longer bear,

and what has become for us a consuming fire of judgment.

Set us free from a past that we cannot change;

open us to a future in which we can be changed;

and grant us grace to grow more and more in your likeness and image;

through Jesus Christ, the light of the world.


Words of Assurance  Ezekiel 36:25-28

I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean;

I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols.

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you;

I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.

And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees

and be careful to keep my laws.

Then you will live in the land I gave your ancestors;

you will be my people, and I will be your God.

 Sharing Christ's Peace

Because God has given us his peace, we are invited to share the peace of Christ with others. Whether digitally through a text message or by turning to someone next to you, share the peace of Christ now with the words: "The peace of Christ be with you!" If you are on the receiving end of these words, you are invited to reply, "And also with you."

         The Peace of Christ be with you.

          And also with you! 

Prayers of the People  Christian Verwys
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A life of generosity, for all who know Christ, means the opportunity to draw closer to God, now and in eternity. It means joy, a fulfilled heart, and the potential to store up treasures in heaven. Once you take hold of it, once you begin to feel the change generosity brings into your life, you will feel a strong calling to share the message with others.

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Song of Preparation: "Be Thou My Vision"  (Fernando Ortega)

Let's pray the words of this song as we come to the hearing and preaching of God's word.

Word of God

Scripture Reading  Revelation 3:1-6  Jennifer Vander Molen

Revelation-3-1_6-JVMJennifer Vander Molen
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Message: "Inward Reality' Jon Sherrill

Series: Dear Church

fifthrc-080220.MP3Rev. Jon Sherrill
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Our Response

""All Things New" (Andrew Petersen)

Sending of Christian Verwys

Benediction (unison)

And now, to Jesus Christ, who loves us

and freed us from our sins by his blood

and made us to be a kingdom,

priests of his God and Father,

to him be glory and dominion forever and ever.


Postlude: "And Can It Be?" The Enfield Hymn Sessions

Vacation Bible School (At-home)


Evensong in the Lot

Wednesday, Aug 5, 7 p.m.

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(Also available on your car radio from the parking lot)

"God Stories"

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