August 1, 2021

August 1, 2021
Liturgical Season1st Sunday of Lent
Liturgical Week1
Scripture TextMatthew 4:1-11
Gist of ScripturePerhaps the opportunity can be taken to let go and be refreshed by Jesus’ offer of water through these 40 days of Lent
Special Sunday?Communion; 1st Sunday of Lent. We will be using the musical settings for communion and it will be in the traditional place at the end of worship
Call to Worship:Call to Worship
L: As Jesus turns his face toward Jerusalem
P: so we turn our minds toward his acts of loving kindness
L: As Jesus begins the journey toward a victorious, empty tomb
P: so we turn our attention toward his refreshing point of view
All: That life is alive! That life is full of love! That life always begins anew each moment! Amen.
Processional:64 Holy Holy Holy
Invocation:Invocation (Rev. Phil):
Announcements:Welcome to worship and invitations to discipleship (announcements) (invitation to fill out ritual of friendship tablets in the pews and invitation to stay for fellowship following the service)
Hymn2166 Christ Beside Me
Prayer for UnderstandingWord of God, Jesus Christ, we come in need of refreshment. We believe your life is what will satisfy our souls’ thirst. As we listen, help us to drink in the meaning of your way, truth, and life. Help us to let go of our assumptions and conclusions so your waters of life may clarify our vision of your kingdom all around us in the present moment. Amen.
Scripture Reading:Matthew 4:1-11
Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.”
But he answered, “It is written, ‘One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.'”
Then the devil took him to the holy city and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, saying to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down; for it is written, ‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and ‘On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.'” Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'”
Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor; and he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! for it is written, ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him.'” Then the devil left him, and suddenly angels came and waited on him.
Children’s Message
Choral Anthem:
Meditation:Be Refreshed: Let Angels Wait On You
Hymn:400 Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Prayers of the People
Blessing of GiftsAll that we have, all that we give, becomes the prayer through which we live. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done. Amen.
Recessional Hymn:451 Be Thou My Vision