Sunday Worship Service for June 21, 2020


(direct Youtube link)

Online worship for Sunday June 21, 2020:

  1. DOWNLOAD the Bulletin PDF now: RIVIERA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SUNDAY June 21, 2020 (PDF)
  2. WATCH the video above on this page. Premiere is at 11:00 a.m. Sunday. The video is 38 minutes long.
  3. Get to know our new staffer, Anna E. Rosas.
  4. HOLY GROUNDS ZOOM:  Just after worship ends, please JOIN our fellowship call on Zoom
  5. Let us know you attended worship with us today / submit a prayer of praise or concern
  6. 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 21, 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 below on this page.

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.

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GATHERING

OPENING HYMN

CHIMING OF THE HOUR

WELCOMING THE LIGHT

THE FATHER’S DAY CACTUS TRADITION & FATHER’S DAY VIDEO MONTAGE

WELCOME Rev. Martha M. Shiverick

CALL TO WORSHIP Sandy Barrow

One: Listen to the good news. God is with us, this day and every day.

All: Because God is with us, we can face each day with courage. We can find something good in everything, for we are never really alone.

One: God’s goodness sometimes seems to be a trickle, sometimes pulsing spurts, and sometimes a mighty flood. But always God is with us.

All: We worship you, O God, for your goodness. We praise and seek you in our songs and prayers. We offer ourselves to you because you are our God.

CALL TO CONFESSION Anna E. Rosas

God has always been there for us, loving and calling us and calling us to be all that we can be. Let us tell God about ourselves, not leaving anything out.

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Ever loving, ever living God, you have given us life itself and have asked us to be life-giving people in your name. But we, in turn, have cared more about ourselves and the comfort that we have than about your people in every place. There are people in our community who are left out of our thoughts and prayers, because our minds and hearts are too crowded with all the things that will make us feel self-satisfied. The world aches for peace, while we proclaim power to be more important. People on our streets go hungry because we make sure we are full before even thinking about them. God, give us the purpose that you gave the people of Jesus’ time to be faithful disciples in your care. Through Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Do not fear, says the Lord,
for I have redeemed you.
I have called you by name, you are mine.
God is doing a new thing; now it springs forth!
By the grace of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.
Thanks be to God.

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE Anna E. Rosas

THE WORD

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION Sandy Barrow

May your Word fall into our hearts this day, O God,
as breath comes out of dust,
as water feeds rivers and fields,
rich with healing,
abundant, alive, and true. Amen.

CHORAL ANTHEM

    • Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken

SCRIPTURE

Acts 7

SERMON – Rev. Martha M. Shiverick

    • ‘Stephen and his Grave Consequences of Pointing Out that the People Are the Problem!’

THE RESPONSE

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE – Annie Castro and Alejandra Rondon

Let us pray for the needs of the world saying,

Gracious God, hear our prayer.

God of all goodness, we give you thanks for the newness you give us each day. We thank you for your surprises, for the people you put in our paths to show us new dimensions of your faithfulness. Today we especially thank you for fathers and father-like figures who have guided and loved us throughout our lives.

Gracious God, hear our prayer.

We thank you for all nations, for racial and ethnic differences, for the variety of languages, foods, and lands you have created.

Mold us into people who praise you for the marvels you set before us.

Help us not to fear distinctions but to embrace them as your gifts.

Gracious God, hear our prayer.

Soften us, Lord, so that we are able to enter into another’s pain. In this time of a social distancing, we pray for those who are lonely. In this pandemic, we pray for those who are sick and those who care for them. In this time of economic uncertainty, we pray for those who have lost their jobs. In this time of racial tension, let us be the first to admit we must change. When we are healthy, make us grateful. When we are in need, help us to receive the care of others.

Gracious God, hear our prayer.

And now let us pray the prayer our Lord taught us:

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

PENTECOST OFFERING

Each year on Pentecost Sunday, we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit and the birthday of the church. The Holy Spirit remains with us still, connecting us with the church of the past, continuing to inspire the church of today, and pointing us to the church of the future. Each year, this celebration is marked by receiving the Pentecost Offering which nurtures the faith of those who are the church to come – children, youth, and young adults.

40% of the Pentecost Offering remains with our congregation to support our ministry at Frances Tucker Elementary School to purchase backpacks for the 5th grade class.

Won’t you contribute today? https://bit.ly/3hCKlDI

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. Martha Shiverick

CLOSING HYMN 

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 – 12:00 noon on the east entrance of the sanctuary.

      Here are some stores where we have found the best deals:

      Aldi: saltine crackers, peanut butter, granola bars, family size cereal, applesauce, ramen noodles, macaroni and cheese

      Dollar Tree: pasta sauce, ramen noodles, rice, dried beans, soup

      Target: rice, dried beans, pasta, canned vegetables

      BJ’s or Costco: tuna, soup, ramen noodles

      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.

I the Lord of Sea and Sky

TEXT: Daniel L. Schutte, 1981, alt.

MUSIC: Daniel L. Schutte, 1981; harm. AlfredV, Fedak, 2011

Text and Music© 1981, 2000 OCP

Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken- Public Domain Hymn

TEXT: John Newton, 1775, alt. MUSIC: Franz Joseph Haydn, 1797, alt.

Now Thank We All Our God – Public Domain Hymn

TEXT: Martin Rinkart, c. 1636; trans. Catherine Winkworth, 1858, alt. MUSIC: Johann Criiger, 1647; harm. Felix Mendelssohn, 1840

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