Sunday 4:30 pm Bulletin

Celebration Service

July 5, 2020

4:30 pm

Prelude                                                                       Chris Vigneau

 

Welcome & Announcements

 

Call to Worship

 

Jesus said:

The Spirit of the Lord has anointed me

to bring good news to the poor

and release to the captives.

(Luke 4:18)     

 

Prayer of the Day (In Unison)

 

O Lord our God, you are always more ready to bestow your good gifts upon us than we are to seek them. You are more willing to give than we desire or deserve. Help us so to seek that we may truly find, so to ask that we may joyfully receive, so to knock that the door of mercy may be opened for us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Song                           “Mighty to Save”

 

Verse 1
Ev’ryone needs compassion
Love that’s never failing
Let mercy fall on me
Ev’ryone needs forgiveness
The kindness of a Saviour
The hope of nations

 

Chorus
Saviour He can move the mountains
My God is mighty to save
He is mighty to save
Forever Author of salvation
He rose and conquered the grave
Jesus conquered the grave

 

Verse 2
So take me as You find me
All my fears and failures
Fill my life again
I give my life to follow
Ev’rything I believe in
Now I surrender

 

Bridge
Shine your light and let the whole world see
We’re singing
For the glory of the risen King
Jesus
Shine your light and let the whole world see
We’re singing
For the glory of the risen King

CCLI Song # 4591782
Ben Fielding | Reuben Morgan
© 2006 Hillsong Music Publishing Australia (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)
For use solely with the SongSelect®. Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com
CCLI License # 3077632

 

Psalm 145:8-14           Lay Reader: Taryn Noelle                    Page 581

The Lord is gracious and merciful,
    slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
The Lord is good to all,
    and his compassion is over all that he has made.

10 All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord,
    and all your faithful shall bless you.
11 They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom,
    and tell of your power,
12 to make known to all people your[a] mighty deeds,
    and the glorious splendor of your[b] kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
    and your dominion endures throughout all generations.

The Lord is faithful in all his words,
    and gracious in all his deeds.[c]
14 The Lord upholds all who are falling,
    and raises up all who are bowed down.

Song                           “Yes and Amen”

 

Verse 1
Father of kindness You have poured out grace
You brought me out of darkness
You have filled me with peace
Giver of mercy You’re my help in time of need
Lord I can’t help but sing

 

Chorus 1
Faithful You are
Faithful forever You will be
Faithful You are
All Your promises are Yes and Amen
All Your promises are Yes and Amen

 

Verse 2
Beautiful Savior You have brought me near
You pulled me from the ashes
You have broken ev’ry curse
Blessed Redeemer You have set this captive free
Lord I can’t help but sing

 

Chorus 2
Faithful You are
Faithful forever You will be
Faithful You are yes You are
All Your promises are Yes and Amen

 

Bridge
I will rest in Your promises
My confidence is Your faithfulness
(REPEAT)

 

Ending
All Your promises are Yes and Amen
All Your promises are Yes and Amen

CCLI Song # 7048885
Chris McClarney | Nate Moore | Tony Brown
© 2016 Bethel Worship Publishing (Admin. by Bethel Music Publishing)
Mouth Of The River Music (Admin. by Bethel Music Publishing)
Songs Of Simply Hymns Music (Admin. by Bethel Music Publishing)
Tony Brown Music Designee (Admin. by Bethel Music Publishing)
Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)
For use solely with the SongSelect®. Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com
CCLI License # 3077632

Prayer of Confession (In Unison)

 

Eternal God, maker of the skies above, lowly Christ, born amidst the growing earth, Spirit of life, wind over the flowing waters, in earth and sky, you are there. O hidden mystery, sun behind all suns, soul behind all souls, in everything we touch, in everyone we meet, your presence is around us, and we give you thanks. But when we have not touched but trampled you in creation, when we have not met but missed you in one another, when we have not received but rejected you in the poor, forgive us, and hear now our plea for mercy. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

 

Assurance of Pardon

 

Song                           “Give Thanks”

 

Verse
Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He’s given
Jesus Christ His Son

 

Chorus
And now let the weak say I am strong
Let the poor say I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us
And now let the weak say I am strong
Let the poor say I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us

 

Ending
Give thanks

CCLI Song # 20285
Henry Smith
© 1978 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing (Integrity Music, David C Cook))
For use solely with the SongSelect®. Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com
CCLI License # 3077632

          

Prayers of the People and The Lord’s Prayer         #307

Song                           “Burdens Are Lifted at Calvary”         

 

Verse 1
Days are filled with sorrow and care
Hearts are lonely and drear
Burdens are lifted at Calvary
Jesus is very near

 

Chorus
Burdens are lifted at Calvary
Calvary Calvary
Burdens are lifted at Calvary
Jesus is very near

 

Verse 2
Cast your care on Jesus today
Leave your worry and fear
Burdens are lifted at Calvary
Jesus is very near

 

Verse 3
Troubled soul the Savior can see
Ev’ry heartache and tear
Burdens are lifted at Calvary
Jesus is very near

CCLI Song # 13900
John M. Moore
© 1952 New Spring (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.)
For use solely with the SongSelect®. Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com
CCLI License # 3077632

Gospel Reading         Matthew 11:28-30                    Page 12

“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Message                     2020 Vision:

Rest for the Soul

                       

Giving                         “Whispering Hope”                 Taryn Noelle

  1. Soft as the voice of an angel,
    Breathing a lesson unheard,
    Hope with a gentle persuasion
    Whispers her comforting word:
    Wait till the darkness is over,
    Wait till the tempest is done,
    Hope for the sunshine tomorrow,
    After the shower is gone.

    • Refrain:
      Whispering hope, oh, how welcome thy voice,
      Making my heart in its sorrow rejoice.
  2. If, in the dusk of the twilight,
    Dim be the region afar,
    Will not the deepening darkness
    Brighten the glimmering star?
    Then when the night is upon us,
    Why should the heart sink away?
    When the dark midnight is over,
    Watch for the breaking of day.
  3. Hope, as an anchor so steadfast,
    Rends the dark veil for the soul,
    Whither the Master has entered,
    Robbing the grave of its goal;
    Come then, oh, come, glad fruition,
    Come to my sad weary heart;
    Come, O Thou blest hope of glory,
    Never, oh, never depart.

Text and Tune: Septimus Winner (1868)

Communion

Song                           “Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone”

Verse 1
Amazing grace how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now I’m found
Was blind but now I see

 

Verse 2
‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed

 

Chorus
My chains are gone I’ve been set free
My God my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy rains
Unending love amazing grace

 

Verse 3
The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures

 

Verse 4
The earth shall soon dissolve like snow
The sun forbear to shine
But God who called me here below
Will be forever mine
Will be forever mine
You are forever mine

CCLI Song # 4768151
Chris Tomlin | John Newton | Louie Giglio
© 2006 sixsteps Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)
Vamos Publishing (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)
worshiptogether.com songs (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)
For use solely with the SongSelect®. Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com
CCLI License # 3077632

A Good Word

Postlude   

Warning of Congregational Meeting July 19, 11:00 am

Congregational MeetingThe Board of Directors of Stowe Community Church will convene a Congregational Meeting on July 19, 2020 for the following purposes:
  1. To approve an adjustment of the Pastoral Contract for Will Vaus.
  2. To request authorization from the Congregation for the Board to research, seek and appoint an interim pastor.
  3. Such other business as will be needed at that time.
This meeting will be held on the Zoom platform.  If you will have trouble using that method, or if you know of another member of the congregation who will not be able to join the meeting, please let us know as soon as possible. Alternate ways of participating are being explored, and we are very much committed to including all members of the congregation!  Please call MaryLou at 253-7257 or Mort at 793-5569 or email info@stowechurch.org or mortbutler@gmail.com

       

Calendar of Events

 

There are no events at the church at the moment due to Covid-19. Our board of directors is discussing how and when we will reopen the church.

 

Happy Birthday this week to:

Rachael Ross and Yannah Ziegler on 7/6

Brad Burkhardt, Thorp Freeman, Abigail Rice

and Jim Stephenson on 7/7

David Bradbury and Reilly Faith on 7/8

Sebastian James on 7/9

Charles Berry on 7/10

Hansen Johnson and Michelle Martin on 7/11

 

Happy Anniversary this week to:

Charles and Linda Berry on 7/11

 

Announcements

 

If you, or someone you know, would like prayers for comfort or healing, the members of the Prayer Team are ready to support you. Please call the church office, 253-7257, with your prayer request.

 

Of course, many individuals and organizations have deep financial needs in the midst of the Covid-19 Crisis. Stowe Community Church can certainly use your donations at this time. Click here to donate: http://stowechurch.org/donate/

 

There will be a Congregational Meeting on Sunday, July 19, to respond to the resignation of Will Vaus as Pastor. More details to follow…