A Ladder To God

Eldad – Hampton Pastoral Charge of
the United Church of Canada.

Lay Worship Leader: Shawn Pearce-Chambers
Neil Killens assisting with hymns and readings.
Organist & Choir Leader: Jennifer Pearce-Chambers.
Livestreaming: Shawn Pearce-Chambers.

July 19, 2020                                                                                7th Sunday after Pentecost

Livestreaming from Eldad during pandemic precautions

People’s responses are in bold type.
Song titles, are also links to lyrics.

WE GATHER IN PRAISE

Prelude
Welcome

Gospel Jam: Amen | VU 639 One More Step Along The Road I Go | VU 249 Rejoice In The Lord Always (repeat 3 times)

Call To Worship (responsive)
Heavenly Father, thank you that you are the light of the world, guiding our steps on your path. Your word says that you are a Good Father who gives us good gifts.
Thank you for the gift of the church, a community of your children that you have gathered together to worship, serve, pray and love. Give us strength to live as ambassadors for you in the world. Lord, bless your church and keep us pure, make your face shine upon us. Turn your face towards us and give us peace. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Hearing The Good News

Prayer Of Confession (responsive)
Gracious God, our sins are too heavy to carry, too real to hide, and too deep to undo. Forgive what our lips tremble to name, what our hearts can no longer bear, and what has become for us a consuming fire of judgment. Set us free from a past that we cannot change; open to us a future in which we can be changed; and grant us grace to grow more and more in your likeness and image, through Jesus Christ, the light of the world. Amen.

Words Of Assurance

Life & Work of the Community Of Faith
Sharing Time

Hymn: VU #337 Blessed Assurance

WE ENCOUNTER GOD’S WORD

Scriptures (NIV – New International Version)
Genesis 28:10-22
Romans 8:12–25
Reader: The word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

Anthem: “Days of Elijah”

Message: A Ladder To God

We Respond With Prayer & Thanksgiving

Hymn: VU #960 The Lord’s Prayer

Prayer For The Gifts & Givers (responsive)
Bless the work of all communities of faith in our region of East Central Ontario, remembering today especially its minister, worship leaders and congregation Columbus Community United Church in Columbus and all that they contribute to carrying forth the word and promises of God into their community. Strengthen the mission and the faith of all who seek you, with the help of your Holy Spirit; we pray in Christ’s name, Amen.

Prayers Of The People

Closing Hymn: VU #642 Be Thou My Vision

Benediction
Postlude