CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP
THE PEOPLE GATHER

    PRELUDE
There Is No Greater Love        (Peterson)                 Phyllis Swift

   WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Steven Law

    PRAYER OF PREPARATION

Gathering Hymn
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee (vs. 1-2)                UMH #89

 

PASSING OF THE PEACE OF CHRIST

      Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church welcomes and extends our love to all persons regardless of age, race, income, nationality, life experiences, sexual orientation, or gender identity. All are welcome into our family.  You are invited to greet one another with signs of God’s peace.
Peace be with you.
ALL:  And also with you.

 

**CALL TO WORSHIP
adapted from enfleshed: Liturgy that Matters 

Let us come together rejoicing.
For nothing can separate us from the love of God.
Not life nor death. Not prejudice nor power.
Not our grief nor our fears.

Not the wrongs we have done, nor the wrongs done against us.
Love comes to us still.

When nothing feels certain, this truth remains:
The Spirit is our constant companion, ushering us toward life.

Let every heart be lifted!
Nothing, absolutely nothing, can keep love from living in and among us.

**HYMN OF PRAISE
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee (vs. 3-4)                   UMH #89

 

**OPENING PRAYER
enfleshed: Liturgy that Matters 

Spirit of God, you intercede through us with your sighs too deep for words. In the midst of all that aches, we know that you are with us. As we feel it all. As we hope for more. As we work together to find our way through uncertainties and loss. You accompany us with compassion and wisdom. Encourage us, O God, in the journey before us. Amen.

 

*THE NICAEA
UMH #64

Holy, holy, holy!  Merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity.

 

PROCLAMATION AND RESPONSE

CHILDREN’S TIME
Kathleen Lee

This, this is where children belong.
Welcomed as part of the worshipping throng.
Water, God’s word, bread and cup, prayer and song.
This is where children belong
.

 

**READING FROM THE Gospel
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-46

                                              

A TIME OF PRAYER
Cares Chorus                                      TFWS #2215

I cast all my cares upon you.
I lay all of my burdens down at your feet.
And any time that I don’t know what to do,
I will cast all my cares upon you.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE, PASTORAL PRAYER AND LORD’S PRAYER
One:  Lord in Your Mercy           Many:  Hear our prayers.

           

SPECIAL MUSIC
Because He Lives             
(Bill Gaither)                Troy Gleyre

 

READING FROM THE EPISTLE
Romans 8:26-39

               

SERMON
A Love That Never Lets Go                          Rev. Kathy Brown

 

PRAYER OF RESPONSE
Thank You Lord  (2 times)                        UMH # 84

Thank you, Lord.  Thank you, Lord.
Thank you, Lord I just want to thank you, Lord.

GIVING OF OUR TITHES AND OFFERING  

OFFERTORY PRAYER

OFFERTORY INTERLUDE
Awake , O Sleeper             
(Mille)                  Phyllis Swift

              

DOXOLOGY
UMH #94

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow
Praise God, all creatures here below. Alleluia!  Alleluia!
Praise God, the source of all our gifts.
Praise Jesus Christ, whose power uplifts
Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit, Alleluia!  Alleluia!
Alleluia!

**HYMN OF INVITATION AND DISCIPLESHIP
UMH  #583                                    
You are the Seed (vs. 1-2)  

BENEDICTION

Taking Out the Light of Christ

DEPARTING CHORUS       Goodness is Stronger than Evil           TFWS # 2219

Goodness is stronger than evil; love is stronger than hate;
Light is stronger than darkness; life is stronger than death.
Victory is ours, victory is ours through him who loved us.
Victory is ours, victory is ours through him who loved us.

POSTLUDE
Be Thou My Vision
(Traditional Irish Melody)
Phyllis Swift

 Remember wherever you are,
you are shining the light of Christ into the world.
Make it shine!

 

 

E-Mail Contact Information: St. Paul’s UMC: heartofcherrystreet@gmail.com

                Rev. Kathy Brown email: rev.kathybrown@gmail.com

                Deaconess Sandy Wickberg email: deaconesssandy@gmail.com

                Steven Law Director of Music Ministry:  midtulsa01@msn.com

                Marti Law-Lowery, Director of Children’s Ministry: martilowery1968@gmail.com

Or visit us on Facebook or our website at: stpaulstulsa.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Paul’s

United Methodist Church

1442 S. Quaker Avenue, Tulsa OK 74120,  (918) 585-9596

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 26, 2020

8th Sunday after Pentecost

10:45 a.m.

 

Welcoming Statement

As a community of faith following God’s awesome example in Jesus,

we welcome, affirm, and extend our love to all persons regardless of age, race, income,

nationality, life experiences, sexual orientation or gender identity and expression.

We celebrate God’s inclusive love and invite all to join the faith journey

at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church on Cherry Street.

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