August 30, 2020
SONG OF PRAISE
WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO CONFESSION (Luke 15:7)
Indeed, God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Lord, one of the many reasons we can be filled with hope and joy this morning is not because we are deserving of your mercy but because you are so quick to grant it. We confess that when life sometimes gets hard, we do not always go to you first. At times we may try to rely on our own efforts and allow our emotions to be in control instead of you. As we seek your forgiveness this
morning, help us to find ways to think, speak and act as Jesus taught us so that we can better reflect his example…(moments of silence)
ASSURANCE (Psalm 30:5)
For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.
RESPONSE TO FORGIVENESS – “Gloria Patri”
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.
PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD
CHILDREN’S MUSIC – “Bell Kits Duet”
Ella Finley and Violette Roberts
Elijah Newland and Charlotte Roberts
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that as the scriptures are read and your Word is proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today. Amen.
SCRIPTURE READINGS (John 15:10-12)
SCRIPTURE READINGS (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, James 1:2-3)
MESSAGE – “Choosing Joy in Difficult Circumstances”
Dakota Czerniak, MS Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries
Dante Blunt, Reagan Marvel, Austin Zalusky, Jackson Harkness
RESPONDING TO THE WORD
GIVING TO GOD (Proverbs 21:26)
All day long . . . the righteous give and do not hold back.
Ways to Give
We ask that you please remember the church in this time. You can give by:
1. Mailing your check to the church at: 4140 Hodges Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32224.
2. Ordering a draft be made on your account.
3. Using a credit card.
4. Paying electronically using your bank’s system.
5. Giving online using the following link: https://www.mychurchwebsitegiving.com/App/Giving/hodg4140174
6. Having stocks or mutual funds transferred to the church.
PRAYER OF DEDICATION
Loving God, in thanksgiving we dedicate these gifts, knowing that you are the source, knowing that you will use them, and praying that our offerings may be part of your kingdom efforts, that all may know how much you love us. We pray this all in the name of the God who so loved that world that he gave. Amen.
IMPACT REPORT – “Campus Ministry”
MUSIC RECORDING – “Amazing Grace (First 2 Verses)”
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND LORD’S PRAYER
Rev. Dr. Jonathan T. Swanson, Pastor
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 debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
Departing to Live and Love as
CLOSING PRAYER (Isaiah 55:12a)
Go out in joy and be led forth in peace. Amen.