Sunday Worship Bulletin


For Sunday, 18 July 2021
In-Person • 1:00 om
Mount Soledad Presbyterian Church front courtyard

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

Call to Worship

Based on Psalm 146

Joy comes to those who hope in God.
For the Lord is a Keeper of promises.
Our God is a God of healing and help and hope!
The Lord will reign forever,
Our God will keep faith with all generations.
Let us praise the Lord both now and forevermore!
Amen.


Family Praise

Thankful


Worship Song

Hear Our Praises

May our homes be filled with dancing
May our streets be filled with joy
May injustice bow to Jesus
As the people turn and pray

From the mountain to the valley
Hear our praises rise to You
From the heavens to the nations
Hear the singing fill the air

May a light shine in the darkness
As we walk before the cross
May Your glory fill the whole earth
As the water o’er the sea

Hallelujah…hallelujah
Hallelujah…hallelujah


Prayer of Confession

Almighty God,
You love us, but we have not loved You.
You call, but have not listened.
We walk away from our neighbor in need,
wrapped in our own concerns.

God of grace,
help us to admit our sin,
so that as You come to us in mercy,
we may repent and turn to You,
receiving Your forgiveness
through Jesus Christ our redeemer.

— Moment of silent prayer & confession — 

Forgive us, we pray.
Free us for joyful obedience;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Amen.

Assurance of Forgiveness

Led by Pastor Dan

God is doing a new thing; now it springs forth!
By the grace of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.
Thanks be to God. Amen.



Prayers of the People

Adapted from the Presbyterian Church in Canada

Good and generous God,
in Jesus Christ You came to us,
promising life in abundance.
We give You thanks today
for the abundant gifts we receive in Christ—
the assurance of Your love,
the relief of Your mercy,
and sustaining of Your peace.

Today we pray for all whose lives seem empty of joy—
for those whose hearts are filled with disappointment.
We remember before You
those who lives are empty of peace and hope.
We pray for those who live in fear,
and for those who struggle to find a way forward.

— Moment of silent prayer & intercession — 

Good and generous God,
fill us with energy and compassion
to reach out to those facing difficult times.
May we become the gift we have received in Jesus,
in whose name we pray,
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

Psalm 5:11

11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad;
let them ever sing for joy.
Spread your protection over them,
that those who love your name may rejoice in you.

Presider: This is the Word of the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God.


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


Reflection Questions

Together

1) Since this Bible passage talks about, “singing for joy” is there a song that brings you joy? (It can be sacred or not).

2) When’s the last time you felt joy? Or what brings you joy?




Announcements

Updates in our life together this week

Summer Bible study begins this week!

We’re still finishing up our handwritten Gospel of John project. If you’re able to help us finish our remaining verses, please let us know. We’d also love for people to contribute artwork!



Worship Song

The Joy of the Lord

Though the tears may fall
My song will rise
My song will rise to You
Though my heart may fail
My song will rise
My song will rise to You
While there’s breath in my lungs
I will praise You Lord

In the dead of night
I’ll lift my eyes
I’ll lift my eyes to You
Though the waters rise
I’ll lift my eyes
I’ll lift my eyes to You
While there’s hope in this heart
I will praise You Lord

The joy of the Lord is my strength
The joy of the Lord is my strength
In the darkness I’ll dance
In the shadows I’ll sing
The joy of the Lord is my strength

When I cannot see You with my eyes
Let faith arise to You
When I cannot feel Your hand in mine
Let faith arise to You
God of mercy and love
I will praise You Lord

How You shine with glory, Lord of light
I feel alive with You
In Your presence now I come alive
I am alive with You
There is strength when I say
I will praise You Lord

The joy of the Lord is my strength
The joy of the Lord is my strength
In the darkness I’ll dance
In the shadows I’ll sing
The joy of the Lord is my strength

When sorrow comes my way
You are the shield around me
Always You remain
My courage in the fight
I hear You call my name
Jesus, I am coming
Walking on the waves
Reaching for Your light!


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!