Sunday Worship Bulletin


For Sunday, 20 June 2021
In-Person • 1:00 pm
Mount Soledad Presbyterian Church • Front Lawn

Series - Image of misty mountains with text overlaid, "Sabbath: The power of Jesus' resurrection for rhythm, rest, and re-creation"

Call to Worship

From the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand

Our Lord Jesus said,
If you are tired
from carrying heavy burdens,
come to me and I will give you rest.
Take the yoke I give you.
Put it on your shoulders
and learn from me.

I am gentle and humble,
and you will find rest.
This yoke is easy to bear,
and this burden is light.
Christ calls us to come to worship

To rest from the things that are troubling us,
To learn what Christ can teach of life,
To realize what we can offer to others,
And so to return into the world to serve.
Come, let us worship God


Family Praise

This Little Light of Mine


Worship Song

The Love of the Father

Lift up your voices and lift up your praise
Join with the heavens declaring the wonders
Of His faithfulness forever

Sing of the victory, the hope of the world
The Saviour has risen, the Spirit has come to
Bring us into love forever

We are the people of God
With the freedom of hope in our hearts
How great is the love of the Father

Lifted from darkness and into the light
The sons and the daughters are loved at a price
Our God has made us His forever

This is the song of the redeemed
The ransomed and the free
Given life at such a price
This is love, this is love

And when the Father calls us home
And we see Him on the throne
Hear the voices sing as one
This is love, this is love


Prayer of Confession

Adapted from the Presbyterian Church in Canada

Holy and gracious God,
source of life and love,
we gather in Your presence
to wonder at the beauty and complexity
of all You have made,
acknowledging how small we are,
each on our own.

Yet You love us with a promise
that gives us significance,
and restores our purpose
in the midst of the creation You love.

We confess that we fail You far too often.
You call us to serve in the footsteps of Jesus,
but we look to our own interests first.
You call us to love our neighbors,
but we are so good at finding fault in others
and withholding our love.

You call us to do justice and care for the vulnerable,
but we prefer to be silent
rather than take a stand for those at risk.
Forgive us.
Open wide our hearts to our neighbors in need,
as we put our trust in Your mercy—for us and for them.

— Moment of silent prayer & confession —

In this time of worship, O God,
we offer You all praise and honor,
love and loyalty,
with our lips and with our lives
to the end of our days.
Amen.

Assurance of Forgiveness

Led by Pastor Dan

The mercy of our God is from everlasting to everlasting.
Friends, hear and believe the Good News of the Gospel.
In Jesus Christ, God’s generous love reaches out to embrace us.
In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven and set free to begin again.

Thanks be to God. Amen.



Prayers of the People

Adapted from the Presbyterian Church in Canada

God in whom we live and move and have our being:
As we consider the world around us
in Your presence today,
we are grateful to know You are near,
and that Your presence will not fail us,
no matter the challenges we face.

We are aware of so many challenges—
in our own lives,
the lives of those we care about,
and in the world around us.
Help us trust that You never give up
on situations which we find overwhelming.

Lord, in Your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

We pray for those who have been
in the headlines this week,
for those situations which concern us deeply,
and for all whose lives cry out to You for help in situations we can’t even imagine:

— Hold silence for 15 seconds

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

We pray for those who are suffering
from illness of any sort, coping with pain
or with ongoing treatment,
for those who are bereaved or burdened
by some significant loss,
and those struggling with economic hardship
in these uncertain times.

— Hold silence for 15 seconds

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

We pray for the work of our church
as a witness to San Diego and the world.
Bless our congregation,
and the faithful work of all churches in our community. Unite us in our witness to the love of Jesus.
Open the eyes of all our hearts
to new possibilities to serve together.

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.
Amen.


Passing of the Peace

Together

Please send a text message to share Christ’s peace with someone outside of our worship gathering.


Scripture Reading

1 Chronicles 16:8-13

8 Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
make known among the nations what he has done.

9 Sing to him, sing praise to him;
tell of all his wonderful acts.

10 Glory in his holy name;
let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.

11 Look to the Lord and his strength;
seek his face always.

12 Remember the wonders he has done,
his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,

13 you his servants, the descendants of Israel,
his chosen ones, the children of Jacob.


Series - Image of misty mountains with text overlaid, "Sabbath: The power of Jesus' resurrection for rhythm, rest, and re-creation"
Sermon

Led by Pastor Jeya

Sabbath

Sermon - Image of mountains reflected on lake with text overlaid, "Reflection questions: • What did last year take away? 
• What did it not take away? 
• What did it give me?
• Where or how did I experience God in the last year?"
Reflections

Together

• What did last year take away?
• What did it not take away?
• What did it give me?
• Where or how did I experience God in the last year?




Announcements

Updates in our life together this week

If you’d like to sign up for summer Bible study, please talk to Pastor Jeya today!



Worship Song

Future / Past

You hold the reins on the sun and the moon
Like horses driven by kings
You cover the mountains, the valleys below
With the breadth of Your mighty wings

All treasures of wisdom and things to be known
Are hidden inside of Your hand
And in this fortunate turn of events
You ask me to be Your friend
You ask me to be Your friend

And You, You are my first
You are my last
You are my future and my past

The constellations are swimming inside
The breadth of Your desire
Where could I run, where could I hide
From Your heart’s jealous fire

You are the beginning and the end


Benediction

Led by Pastor Jeya

Being sent with God’s blessing into the world
to join Jesus’ mission of redemption




Fellowship and Conversation

We will hang out if you’re available!