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Lakeview Presbyterian Church
August 29, 2021
Call to Worship Psalm 100
Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth.
Worship the LORD with gladness; come into his presence with singing.
Know that the LORD is God.
It is he that made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him, bless his name.
For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
Let us worship the Lord!
Opening Hymn “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing” TPH #466
Eternal God, you have called us into relationship with You and with one another. You have blessed us with many gifts with which to find fulfillment in life, and through which we can serve you by serving one another. Give us wisdom and strength for the living of these days and energize us for Mission by our worship together this morning. Through your Beloved Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Prayer for Illumination Lord, by the power of your Spirit open our hearts and minds to receive your Word that we not forget the wonders you have done, nor neglect to make them known to our children nor fail to tell them to the world. Amen
Scripture Reading James 2:14-17 NRS Russ Lehman
What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, "Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill," and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that? So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.
In Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting our trespasses against us, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us.
In Jesus Christ our sins are forgiven. Allelulia!
Scripture Reading Matthew 14:13-21 NRS Diane Klamer
Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick. When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, "This is a deserted place, and the hour is now late; send the crowds away so that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves." Jesus said to them, "They need not go away; you give them something to eat." They replied, "We have nothing here but five loaves and two fish." And he said, "Bring them here to me." Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full. And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.
Hymn “Though I May Speak” TPH #335
Scripture reading Micah 6:6-8 NRS Kitty Rawson
"With what shall I come before the LORD, and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?" He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
Hymn "God, We See What You Have Given!"
tune NETTLETON 220.127.116.11 D (“Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”)
God, we see what you have given; signs of grace are everywhere!
All around are gifts from heaven— gifts enough for all to share.
We are stewards of your bounty, called to give as we’ve received;
And your blessings have been plenty from the day we first believed.
We are stewards of the richness that you send from heav’n above.
For in Christ, you gave up greatness, humbly showing us your love.
In a manger-- gift from heaven! On a cross-- with love and pain!
You proclaimed we are forgiven; now you send us in your name.
We are stewards of your welcome that you showed through Christ the Son.
In his living and his teaching, Jesus welcomed everyone.
To the outcast and the stranger, te showed hospitality!
By your Spirit, may we also give the welcome we’ve received.
We are stewards, sent out sharing, offering you our very best.
Through our serving and our caring may we give as we’ve been blessed.
God of love, may faithful living be much more than Sunday talk.
Send us loving, serving, giving; help us daily walk your walk!
Sharing of Joys and Concerns
The Lord’s Prayer The following is a modern, ecumenical, version of the Lord’s Prayer, but feel free to use whichever version of the Lord’s Prayer is most meaningful to you.
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen.
Statement about Offering our Gifts
Let all who revere the Lord, who desire to serve the Lord in sincerity and in faithfulness, bring their gifts with joyful hearts!
Donations can be mailed to Lakeview Presbyterian Church at 1310 22 nd Av S, St Petersburg, FL, 33705 or given online through our website lakeviewpresbyterianchurch.org
Prayer of Dedication
O God, we dedicate ourselves to serve you, for you alone are our God. Receive the gifts we offer, and with these gifts accept the offering of our lives, through Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen
Closing Hymn Go Walk With God Carolyn Winfrey Gillette Tune: TALLIS' CANON LM (All Praise to Thee, My God, This Night)
walk with God in all you do,
And may God's love bring joy to you.
May gifts of peace fill all your days,
And may God's truth guide you always.
O may the grace of Christ our Lord,
The wondrous love that comes from God,
The Spirit's fellowship now be
God's gifts to you eternally.
We thank you, Lord, for life to share
Through learning, serving, praise and prayer.
And when we say good-bye to friends,
We thank you, Lord: Love never ends.