BULLETIN
 August 2, 2020
Ninth Sunday of Pentecost 

PRELUDE

WELCOME


RINGING OF THE BELLS

DIGITAL SERVICE​

Opening Hynm . . . . . . . . . . GIVE ME JESUS

1)  In the morning when I rise

In the morning when I rise

In the morning when I rise

Give me Jesus.

Give me Jesus

Give me Jesus

You may have all the rest

Give me Jesus.

2) Dark midnight was my cry

Dark midnight was my cry

Dark midnight was my cry

Give me Jesus.

Give me Jesus

Give me Jesus

You may have all the rest

Give me Jesus.

3) And when I want to sing

And when I want to sing

And when I want to sing

Give me Jesus.

Give me Jesus

Give me Jesus

You may have all the rest

Give me Jesus.

LIVE SERVICE
Opening Hynm . . . . . . . . . . BLEST BE THE TIE THAT BINDS (VERSES 1-3 & 5)

1)   Blest be the tie that binds
    Our hearts in Christian love;
The fellowship of kindred minds
    Is like to that above.

 

2)    Before our Father’s throne
    We pour our ardent prayers;
Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one,
    Our comforts and our cares.

3)   We share our mutual woes,
    Our mutual burdens bear,
And often for each other flows
    The sympathizing tear.

 

5)   From sorrow, toil, and pain,
    And sin we shall be free
And perfect love and friendship reign
    Through all eternity.

CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION (ex corde)
                                                 

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HYMN OF PRAISE  -- This is the Feast

Pastor:     This is the feast of victory for our God.  Alleluia.

People:    Worthy is Christ, the Lamb who was slain, whose blood set us free to be people of God. 

Power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and blessing and glory are His.

This is the feast of victory for our God.  Alleluia.

Sing with all the people of God
and join in the hymn of all creation:

Blessing and honor and glory and might
be to God and the Lamb forever.  Amen.

This is the feast of victory for our God,
for the Lamb who was slain has begun His reign.

Alleluia, Alleluia.

PRAYER OF THE DAY

FIRST READING  . . . . . . . . . .  Isaiah 55:1-5

“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently
to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David. Behold, I made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander for the peoples. Behold, you shall call a nation that you do not know, and a nation that did not know you shall run to you, because of the Lord your God, and of the Holy One of Israel, for he has glorified you.

          READER:     This is the Word of the Lord.
          PEOPLE:     Thanks be to God.

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EPISTLE  . . . . . . . . . .  Romans 9:1-13

 

I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience bears me witness in the Holy Spirit—that I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh. They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises. To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen. But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For not all who are descended from Israel belong to Israel, and not all are children of Abraham because they are his offspring, but “Through Isaac shall your
offspring be named.” This means that it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as offspring. For this is what the promise said: “About this time next year I will return and Sarah shall have a son.” And not only so, but also when Rebecca had conceived children by one man, our forefather Isaac, though they were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad—in order that God’s purpose of election might continue, not because of works but because of his call— she was told, “The older will serve the younger.” As it is written, “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.”

           READER:     This is the Word of the Lord.
           PEOPLE:      Thanks be to God.

SUNG:    “Glory to you O Lord” 

GOSPEL  . . . . . . . . . .  Matthew 14:13-21

Now when Jesus heard [about the death of John], he withdrew from there in a boat to a desolate 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 on them and healed their sick. Now when it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” But Jesus said, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” They said to him, “We have only five loaves here and two fish.” And he said, “Bring them here to me.” Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass, and taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

Sung:   “Praise to You O Christ”

 

Hymn of the Day  . . . . . . .
      HERE, O MY LORD, I SEE THEE FACE TO FACE
(verses 1-4) Sung to the tune Abide With Me.

1)   Here, O my Lord, I see Thee face to face;
    Here would I touch and handle things unseen;
Here grasp with firmer hand the_eternal grace,
    And all my weariness upon Thee lean.

 

2)   Here would I feed upon the bread of God,
    Here drink with Thee the royal wine of heav’n;
Here would I lay aside each earthly load,
    Here taste afresh the calm of sin forgiv’n.

3)   This is the hour of banquet and of song;
    This is the heav’nly table spread for me;
Here let me feast and, feasting, still prolong
    The brief bright hour of fellowship with Thee.

 

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4)   I have no help but Thine; nor do I need
    Another arm but Thine to lean upon.
It is enough, my Lord, enough indeed;
    My strength is in Thy might, Thy might alone.

SERMON

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APOSTLES’ CREED


  I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
     maker of heaven and earth.
 
And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,
     who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
     born of the virgin Mary,
     suffered under Pontius Pilate,
     was crucified, died and was buried.
     He descended into hell.
     The third day He rose again from the dead.
     He ascended into heaven
     and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.
     From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.
 
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
     the holy Christian Church,
          the communion of saints,
     the forgiveness of sins,
     the resurrection of the body,
     and the life everlasting. Amen.

PRAYERS

WORDS OF INSTITUTION

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 evil.
For Thine is the kingdom
     and the power and the glory
     forever and ever. Amen.

AGNUS DEI - a capella -- LIVE WORSHIP

DISTRIBUTION AND OFFERING -- LIVE WORSHIP

 

BENEDICTION


CLOSING HYMN

Digital Service . . . Pastor sings, "Precious Lord Take My Hand".

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HERE, O MY LORD, I SEE THEE FACE TO FACE(verses 5-7) Sung to the tune Abide With Me.
 

5)  Mine is the sin, but Thine the righteousness;
    Mine is the guilt, but Thine the cleansing blood;
Here is my robe, my refuge, and my peace:
    Thy blood, Thy righteousness, O Lord my God.

 

6)  Too soon we rise; the vessels disappear;
    The feast, though not the love, is past and gone;
The bread and wine remove, but Thou art here;
    Nearer than ever; still my shield and sun.

 

7)  Feast after feast thus comes and passes by,
    Yet, passing, points to that glad feast above,
Giving sweet foretaste of the festal joy,
    The Lamb’s great marriage feast of bliss and love.

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ADDRESS

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155 SECOND AVENUE
WESTWOOD, NJ 07675

 

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