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Service Opportunities

As many of you heard me mention  church is continuing to be in conversation with the congregation of Primera Iglesia Presbiteriana [PIP] in Oakland. Their congregation/community is being particularly impacted during this COVID-19 pandemic and our church is feeling called to come alongside their church during this time. For those of you wanting/able/feeling called to help, there are a number of ways you can do so:

There are a number of ways you can help as we assist PIP  immediately 

  1. First and foremost their leadership is asking you/our church to pray – to pray for all those being impacted by this difficult time and in particular a family in their congregation that has tested positive for COVID-19.
  2. Please watch for future announcemnets about donated item collections that we may be coordinating. 
  3. You can make a financial donation that will be given to the Primera Iglesia Church so that they can provide assistance/food as they see best fit. Donations can be made on our church web site: www.fpcl.us 

Thanks so so much for your willingness to help if you are able. And regardless of whether or not you can give at this time – please be praying for the many people being hit hard by this time of sheltering in place and its economic impact.

Grace & Peace, Steve



July 12, 2020  Worship Focus 

Greetings,

As we gather for worship this Sunday we are mindful of the turmoil that exists in many, many parts of the world. Our thoughts and prayers are with and for those whose circumstances hinder their ability to know and experience the peace and love that God has for them. In worship we do not hide ourselves or isolate ourselves from the chaos and pain of the world, but instead open ourselves to the One who holds us in the midst of it all. 

We are very grateful for the response we have had to our FPCL COVID-19 survey that was sent out this past Wednesday! Your feedback will be helpful and important as we continue to discern the best way for our ministry/campus to safely transition to in-person gatherings. If you have not already done so, you can fill out the survey and provide feedback.  If you need survey information please contact the church office  office@fpcl.us  

Just a reminder that you can join us and access the service Sunday at 10:00am on the church web page: www.fpcl.us

Grace & Peace,

Steve

 

Worship Information for this Sunday:

 

Scripture:

Exodus 18:13-27

The next day Moses sat as judge for the people, while the people stood around him from morning until evening. When Moses’ father-in-law saw all that he was doing for the people, he said, ‘What is this that you are doing for the people? Why do you sit alone, while all the people stand around you from morning until evening?’ Moses said to his father-in-law, ‘Because the people come to me to inquire of God. When they have a dispute, they come to me and I decide between one person and another, and I make known to them the statutes and instructions of God.’ Moses’ father-in-law said to him, ‘What you are doing is not good. You will surely wear yourself out, both you and these people with you. For the task is too heavy for you; you cannot do it alone. Now listen to me. I will give you counsel, and God be with you! You should represent the people before God, and you should bring their cases before God; teach them the statutes and instructions and make known to them the way they are to go and the things they are to do. You should also look for able men among all the people, men who fear God, are trustworthy, and hate dishonest gain; set such men over them as officers over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens. Let them sit as judges for the people at all times; let them bring every important case to you, but decide every minor case themselves. So it will be easier for you, and they will bear the burden with you. If you do this, and God so commands you, then you will be able to endure, and all these people will go to their home in peace.’

So Moses listened to his father-in-law and did all that he had said. Moses chose able men from all Israel and appointed them as heads over the people, as officers over thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens. And they judged the people at all times; hard cases they brought to Moses, but any minor case they decided themselves. Then Moses let his father-in-law depart, and he went off to his own country.

July 12, 2020

 

PRELUDE   Appalachian Praise – Arr. Brad Nix
Appalachian Praise (Warrenton from Sacred Harp, 1844) Copyright © 2012 by Hal Leonard Corp. International Copyright Secured All Rights Reserved

WELCOME

HYMN OF CELEBRATION:  #469 Morning Has Broken (vss. 1-3)

Vs. 1 Morning has broken Like the first morning,
Blackbird has spoken Like the first bird.
Praise for the singing! Praise for the morning!
Praise for them, springing Fresh from the Word!

Vs. 2 Sweet the rain’s new fall Sunlit from heaven,
Like the first dewfall On the first grass.
Praise for the sweetness Of the wet garden,
Sprung in completeness Where God’s feet pass.

Vs. 3 Mine is the sunlight! Mine is the morning
Born of the one light Eden saw play!
Praise with elation, Praise every morning,
God’s recreation Of the new Day!

 

GATHERING PRAYER & AFFIRMATION                                                        

NEWS OF THE COMMUNITY

OFFERTORY Let All the People Say “Amen”(CCLI 5257300)

Let all the people say, “Amen.” Let all the people say, “Amen.”
Let all the people say, “Amen.” Let your will-uh be done again.

Shout unto God with a voice of triumph, triumph in the victory
Of the Lord strong and mighty, the everlasting God and the King of Kings.

Shout to God with a voice of triumph and clap your hands for the Lord
God is awesome and He is king over all the earth.

Let all the people say, “Amen.” Let all the people say, “Amen.”
Let all the people say, “Amen.” Let your will-uh be done again.

FIRST SCRIPTURE READING: 1 Corinthians 12:4-12

HYMN OF PREPARATION: #404 Precious Lord, Take My Hand

Vs. 1 Precious Lord, take my hand, Lead me on, help me stand;
I am tired, I am weak, I am worn;
Through the storm, through the night, Lead me on to the light;
Take my hand, precious Lord, lead me home.

Vs. 2 When my way grows drear, Precious Lord, linger near;
When life is almost gone,
Hear my cry, hear my call, Hold my hand lest I fall;
Take my hand, precious Lord, lead me home.

 

SECOND SCRIPTURE READING: Exodus 13:17-22

SERMON SERIES:  Exit Strategy: From Captivity to Community

                             Title: Many Hands Make Light Work- Pastor Steve Wilde

PASTORAL PRAYER & LORD’S PRAYER

HYMN OF DEDICATION: #262 God of the Ages, Whose Almighty Hand (vss. 1, 2, & 4)

Vs. 1 God of the ages, whose almighty hand
Leads forth in beauty all the starry band
Of shining worlds in splendor through the skies,
Our grateful songs before Thy Throne arise.

Vs. 2 Thy love divine hath led us in the past;
In this free land by Thee our lot is cast;
Be Thou our ruler, guardian, guide, and stay;
Thy word our law, Thy paths our chosen way.

Vs. 4 Refresh Thy people on their toilsome way,
Lead us from night to never ending day;
Fill all our lives with love and grace divine,
And glory, laud, and praise be ever Thine.

 

BENEDICTION

POSTLUDE  Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus
arr. Marianne Kim Song CCLI: 7061035

 

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