We are freed!

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 12, 2020                                       6th 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 657 He Leadeth Me | VU 660 How Firm A Foundation

Call To Worship (unison)
Loving Father,
Your extravagant love has called us together.
Long before we even knew You,
You already knew us,
and had chosen us to be part of Your own family—
sisters and brothers with our Lord Jesus Christ Himself.
What amazing love You have shown toward us!
And so we come before You with praise and thanksgiving,
offering You the worship of our hearts and lives,
and opening ourselves to the prompting and leading of Your Holy Spirit.
Receive our worship—our praise and prayers and offerings—
through the intercession of Your Son, Jesus Christ,
our Saviour and Lord.
May the time we spend here in Your presence
bring honour and glory to Your Name. Amen.

Listening For The Good News

Opening Prayer (unison)
Holy and gracious Father,
the highest court in the universe
has declared us completely forgiven, totally accepted and forever loved!”
Yet when we find ourselves
in a cauldron of adversity and difficulty, we easily succumb to despair
and our minds are seduced into believing the lie
that you really don’t care about us.
Forgive us for the ways that
we doubt Your goodness and provision.
We ask your pardon for not living in the security of Your love.
A cross was raised to demonstrate
how deeply You love us.
We confess that listening to other voices has resulted
in our spiritual undoing.
The Law scolds us reminding us of how unworthy we are of Your love.
Our past and present sin screams of our frequent failures in loving You.
Death thunders at us and threatens to cut us off from your love.
The devil deceptively roars at us saying
‘You are angry at us and will destroy us.’
But in the midst of these confusing voices,
the Spirit of Your Son cries in our hearts:
“We are more than conquerors
through Jesus who loves us.”
Give us grace to hear His voice once again… AMEN.

Words Of Assurance
Friends, hear the Good News! All who are moved by the Spirit of God are children of God.

Life & Work of the Community Of Faith
Sharing Time

Hymn: VU # 651 Guide me, O Thou Great Redeemer

WE ENCOUNTER GOD’S WORD

Scriptures (NIV – New International Version)
Psalm 119:105–112
Romans 8:1–11
Reader: The word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

Anthem: “What the Lord Has Done In Me”

Message: We Are Freed!

WE RESPOND WITH PRAYER & THANKSGIVING

Hymn: VU # 382 Breathe on me, Breath Of God

Prayer For The Gifts & Givers (unison)
Bless the work of all communities of faith in our region of East Central Ontario, remembering today especially its minister, worship leaders and congregation Northminster United Church in Oshawa 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
The Lord’s Prayer
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 trespasses, as we forgive those that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Closing Hymn: VU # 562 Jesus Calls Us O’er The Tumult

Benediction
Postlude

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Contributions To Our Service From Outside Sources
Gathering Prayer – https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/07/opening-prayer-romans-826-34.html

Opening Prayer – https://2cherish2commend.com/2016/01/12/prayer-of-confession-romans-8/
Message/Reflection – https://standrewsenfield.com/index.php/11-sermons/173-romans-8-1-11-no-condemnation