Sunday Worship for June 14, 2020

Online worship for Sunday June 14, 2020:

  1. DOWNLOAD the Bulletin PDF now: RIVIERA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SUNDAY June 14, 2020 (PDF)
  2. WATCH the video above on this page. Premiere is at 11:00 a.m. Sunday.
  3. HOLY GROUNDS ZOOM:  Wait until 11:45 a.m. and then JOIN our fellowship call on Zoom
  4. Let us know you attended worship with us today / submit a prayer of praise or concern
  5. Watch the film Trigger” on Amazon Video, and RSVP to join the June 24th Zoom event with special guest Rev. Dr. Deanna Hollas.

Don’t forget

    1. Donate online.
    2. Support the Food Pantry.

BULLETIN TEXT FOLLOWS:

WORSHIP SUNDAY JUNE 14, 2020

‘DEALING WITH CONFLICT IN THE FAITH COMMUNITY’
SUMMER SERMON SERIES – THE BOOK OF ACTS

Good Morning!

Even when we’re physically apart, the Holy Spirit unites us as one community! Even when we can’t go to church, we are the church!

Let us know you worshiped with us today by filling out the Friendship Form located on our website WORSHIP page www.rivierachurch.org.

If you are joining in via Facebook, please check in or leave us a comment so we know you are worshiping with us today.

Don’t forget to keep checking our various social media outlets, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, for up-to-date information.

GATHERING

OPENING HYMN

CHIMING OF THE HOUR 

WELCOMING THE LIGHT – Officer Scott Hannemann and Lexi Hannemann

WELCOME – Rev. Martha M. Shiverick

CALL TO WORSHIP – Bonnie Hannemann

One: How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!

ALL: It is like the precious oil on the head, running down upon the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down over the collar of his robes.

One: It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion.

ALL: For there the LORD ordained his blessing, life forevermore.

One: Let us worship the God of unity and life!

CALL TO CONFESSION Rev. Dr. David Welton

Invite the Christ, the Light of the World, to walk with you as you rehearse the past 24 hours. Gently sift through the events and encounters. Breathe deeply in and out, imagine things unfolding…

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Give thanks for any gift of the day, and celebrate God’s empowering love at a time when you felt loved or loving…

(silence)

Notice times when you struggled to feel loved or loving, some unrest in your soul, some unresolved tension…

(silence)

Celebrate God’s undefeated love and hear: “I know that and I love you; you are my Beloved”…

(silence)

Ask God, “What grace do I need to name and claim to be more whole today?” Allow a word or phrase, image or metaphor to come to mind. Repeat it slowly with your breathing.

(silence)

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

God has already made you whole, has called you God’s Beloved! Be at peace with yourself and the world. Amen.

Adapted from The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius Loyola – Kent Ira Groff

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE – Rev. Rosemary Noga Welton

THE WORD

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION Bonnie Hannemann

O God, in this quiet moment, silence in us any voice but your own.

By your Spirit tell us what we need to hear, and show us what you call us to do. Through Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh, we pray. Amen.

CHORAL ANTHEM

    • Blest Be the Tie That Binds

SCRIPTURE

    • Acts 5 & 6

SERMON -Rev. Rosemary Noga Welton

    • ‘Hellenists, Hebrews and Priests, O My!’

Dealing with Conflict in the Faith Community

THE RESPONSE

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE – Rev. Dr. David Welton

We pray all this in Jesus’ name who also taught us to pray in this manner:

For the Lord’s Prayer we appreciate the diverse traditions and backgrounds that make up the Riviera family of faith, and encourage you to use whatever words for this prayer are meaningful for you.

THE LORD’S PRAYER unison

Our Creator in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen.

ANNOUNCEMENTS – Rev. Martha M. Shiverick

CALL TO OFFERING – Rev. Martha M. Shiverick

INVITATION TO GIVE TITHES AND OFFERINGS

The Act of Gratitude

    1. You may donate today via credit/debit card by visiting our website at www.rivierachurch.org and clicking on the GIVE button
    2. You may download the free Give+ app (iOS & Android)
    3. You may consider setting up online payment via your bank bill pay program.
    4. You may also mail in your check to the church at Riviera Presbyterian Church at 5275 Sunset Drive, Miami FL 33143

If you are a member of another church, please donate to them during this time

DOXOLOGY

Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise God, all creatures here below;
Praise God, ye hosts in heaven above;
Praise God, the Trinity of Love. Amen

CHARGE AND BENEDICTION – Rev. Rosemary Noga Welton

CLOSING HYMN 

      • “Let There Be Peace on Earth (and Let It Begin with Me)”

        Let there be peace on earth,
        And let it begin with me.
        Let there be peace on earth,
        The peace that is meant to be.

        With God as Creator,
        We are family,
        Let us walk with each other,
        In perfect harmony.
        Let peace begin with me,
        Let this be the moment now.
        With every step I take,
        Let this be my
        joyous vow.

        To take each moment,
        And live each moment
        In peace eternally,
        Let there be peace on earth,
        And let it begin with me.

 

NOTES 

    • Don’t forget to fill out the Friendship Form on our website or leave us a comment on Facebook so we know you worshiped with us today. Please include any prayer requests you have which will be sent to our pastoral care team.

    • Grab a cup of coffee and join us after the worship service on Zoom Holy Grounds to connect with others in the Riviera church family.  Sundays at 11:45am / Meeting ID: 931-409-506 / Password: 5275

    • Riviera’s Food Pantry Ministry will be distributing food on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 am – 12:00noon on the east entrance of the sanctuary.

      If you would like to shop for the food pantry the following items are needed: peanut butter, pasta sauce, pasta, crackers, tuna, rice in 1-lb bags, canned soup, cereal or granola bars, canned veggies, and canned fruit.

      Donations can be dropped off at the church Fellowship Hall doors on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon. If you are ordering the food to be delivered please schedule them for Tuesdays or Thursdays. –Thank you.

      –Thank you.


COPYRIGHT NOTICES

Video and audio was recorded by various members of the church’s staff and family for the purpose of providing online worship to the members of Riviera Presbyterian and others who view the link.

Reprinted/streamed with permission under ONE LICENSE#A-713957. All rights reserved.

Prayer of Confession and Call to Confession

Adapted from The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius Loyola
Kent Ira Groff © Facing East, Praying West. Permission granted to use for educational purposes with proper citation. Reprinted/streamed with permission under ONE LICENSE#A-713957. All rights reserved.

God of Grace and Glory

Public Domain Hymn

Let There Be Peace on Earth

Type: Words and Music; First Line: Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me
Contributors: Sy Miller, Jill Jackson
Tune: © 1955, 1983, Jan-Lee Music (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used with permission.

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