The Service of Worship of the FPCU in Trumansburg, September 6, 2020

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You will find that the service has been broke up into 3 links, each link is posted at the beginning of the service portion it covers.

The Prelude

The Scripture for Preparation                   

Exodus 19 – 20 selected verses

19 In the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness of Sinai. 2 For they were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the desert of Sinai, and had pitched in the wilderness; and there Israel camped before the mount. 3 And Moses went up unto God, and the Lord called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel. 4 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself. 5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: 6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel. 7 And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the Lord commanded him. 8 And all and spake unto them. 20.1 And God spake all these words, saying The Ten Commandments 


Welcome, News and Announcements

An Important Invitation

Today’s service includes the Holy Communion.  Please have your elements ready for that part of the service.  If you did not bring elements, please raise your hand.  Our usher will see to it that you are included.  Unfortunately, we do not have gluten free elements.  We will take our time and allow for the newness of this social distancing approach to Holy Communion to happen.

Are there other announcements?

This ends the news and announcements of the WFPC. Now let us be church. Let us worship God. 

The Introit

The Call to Worship 

Leader: Grant us, O God, the heart of a child, pure and transparent as a spring of water; a simple heart,

which never harbors sorrows;

People:  Let us worship you today with an open and receptive heart.

Leader: a heart glorious and self-giving, tender in compassion; a heart faithful and generous, which will

never forget any good or bear a grudge for any evil.

People:  Let us worship you today with an open and receptive heart.

Leader: make my heart gentle and humble, loving without asking anything in return, large hearted and

undauntable, which no ingratitude can sour and no indifference can weary;

People:  Let us worship you today with an open and receptive heart.

Leader: a heart penetrated by the love of Jesus whose desire will only be satisfied in heaven. Grant us, all

Lord, the mind and heart of Jesus in all we do and say.

People:  Let us worship you today with an open and receptive heart.


The Hymn of Praise “Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore”

Prayer of Confession                                                      

Holy God, we thank you that you receive us, not according to our feeling goodness, but according to your overflowing grace. You receive us as we are. You show us what we can be. You have come to us in Jesus Christ to share a common lot and reconcile us to yourself. Sweep over us with your Spirit, change us by your love, that we may shout for joy before you, and live to your glory in the world. Amen.


THE LORD’S PRAYER                                                                   

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy will be done, thy kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin 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, Amen.

The Scripture Reading:                                                 The Psalm 90:12-4,12

1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.

2 Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

3 You turn people back to dust, saying, “Return to dust, you mortals.”

4 A thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night.

12 Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.


 The Hymn, “Let Us Break Bread Together”


2nd Reading:                                                                Ecclesiastes 3:1,4b-15

3 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5 a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 6 a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to throw away; 7 a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; 8 a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.


9 What gain have the workers from their toil? 10 I have seen the business that God has given to everyone to be busy with. 11 He has made everything suitable for its time; moreover he has put a sense of past and future into their minds, yet they cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for them than to be happy and enjoy themselves as long as they live; 13 moreover, it is God’s gift that all should eat and drink and take pleasure in all their toil. 14 I know that whatever God does endures forever; nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it; God has done this, so that all should stand in awe before him. 15 That which is, already has been; that which is to be, already is; and God seeks out what has gone by.


The Meditation “On Time in Rhyme”

 The Offertory

Please hum along for The Doxology

The Prayer of Dedication (Call and Response)

We give our best, gracious God, lest in gaining the whole world we lose life itself. As a covenant people, we seek to do our part to witness to your will and way. As we give, help us to perceive more clearly what you would have us do with the wealth entrusted to our management. As we contribute to the needs of the Saints, we present ourselves as living sacrifices. Direct us according to your will. Amen.


The Service of Holy Communion


Communion Special Music                                                   Jeanette Little

Sharing of the Bread and Cup

The Silent and Pastoral Prayer

**The Charge and Benediction

**The Sending Hymn “Go Now In Peace”










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