Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

August 9, 2020

Elijah finds the presence of God not in earthquake, wind, or fire, but in the sound of sheer silence. When the disciples face a great storm on the sea, they cry out with fear. Jesus says: "Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid." Amid the storms of life, we gather to seek the calm presence of Christ that soothes our fears. In comforting words of scripture and in the refreshing bread and cup of the eucharist, God grants us peace and sends us forth to be a sign of God's presence to others.

We Gather for Worship

Invitation to Silent Prayer
Entrance Hymn:             "Oh, Sing to the Lord"
Greeting  
  
P: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit
       be with you all.
   C: And also with you

Dialogue (Season after Pentecost)
Scripture Song
Prayer of the Day
  L: The Lord be with you.   C: And also with you.
  L: Let us pray.


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O God our defender, storms rage around and within us and cause us to be afraid. Rescue your people from despair, deliver your sons and daughters from fear, and preserve us in the faith of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.    Amen

We Hear God's Word

First Reading
    The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b
Second Reading
    The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
Gospel Acclamation
Gospel
   L: The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew the 14th Chapter.
   C: Glory to you, O God.
                                   
   L: The Gospel of the Lord.
   C:
Praise to you, O Christ.
Sermon

Genesis 37: 1-4, 12-28


Romans 10: 5-15





(Matthew 14: 22-33)



We Respond to the Word

Hymn of the Day:                 "Precious Lord, Take My Hand"
The Apostles' Creed

Prayer Dialogue
The Peace
Offertory (Season after Pentecost)
Offering Prayer (Season after Pentecost)
Prayers of Intercession
   C: Petition
   L: Lord, in your mercy
   C: Hear our prayer.
The Lord's Prayer (Sung)

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We Are Sent Forth to Serve

Blessing
Announcements
Sending Hymn     "What a Fellowship, What a Joy Divine"

Dismissal:
P: Go in Peace. Serve the Lord.
                 C: Thanks be to God.



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