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Worship Sunday July 12, 2020
SUMMER SERMON SERIES – THE BOOK OF ACTS
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!
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CHIMING OF THE HOUR & WELCOMING THE LIGHT
WELCOME Rev. Martha M. Shiverick
CALL TO WORSHIP Janet Peterson
One: God calls us this day to a life of joy.
All: With God, joy cracks through the bonds of despair.
One: With God, joy bursts forth from moments of quiet pleasure.
All: With God, joy gilds the edges of even ordinary days.
One: This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Let us worship God!
CALL TO CONFESSION Kyle Dettloff
The Scriptures are shot through with stories of people just like us:
Men who grieved, women who questioned, siblings who did not get along, parents who chose favorites. God’s word of grace is meant for people just like us. There is no need for pretense as we go to God in prayer:
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
We confess that we have failed to concentrate on you. Our attention has wandered from you. Our hearts and minds withdraw from you.
We confess that our own concerns have usually taken priority over the needs of others. Our comforts have seemed more important than another’s poverty. Our difficulties have seemed more significant than the tragedies of others.
We confess that we have forgotten that we are created in your image. We ask that you help us to make loving others, loving ourselves, and loving you our goals.
Forgive us, mend us, redirect us, our creator and our God. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Who is in a position to condemn? Only Christ, and Christ died for us, Christ rose for us, Christ reigns in power for us, Christ prays for us. Anyone in Christ is of the new creation. Old things have passed away and all things are new. Friends, believe the Good News of the Gospel: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven and restored to new life.
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE Anna Rosas
WE ARE MARCHING IN THE LIGHT OF GOD
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION Janet Peterson
God of life, by the power of your Spirit come to us now.
Plow our hearts with your living Word until we who are broken become fertile with your love, for we long to bear fruit in a world that is wasting. Amen.
SCRIPTURE – Karen Collier
SERMON – Karen Collier, Ruling Elder
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE Jackie Junco and Juliana Orozco
Oh God, you created all people in your image.
We thank you for the astonishing variety of races and cultures in this world. Enrich our lives by ever-widening circles of friendship, and show us your presence in those who differ most from us, until our knowledge of your love is made perfect in our love for all your children.
Oh God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your son.
Look with compassion on the whole human family,
take away the arrogance and hatred that infects our hearts,
break down the walls that separate us,
unite us in bonds of love, and, through our struggle and confusion,
work to accomplish your purposes on earth;
that, in your good time, all nations and peoples may live in harmony.
We pray all this in Christ’s 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.
MOMENT FOR MISSION
- FOOD PANTRY INTERVIEW – Youth Interns
ANNOUNCEMENTS Rev. Martha M. Shiverick
CALL TO OFFERING Rev. Martha M. Shiverick
God has shown us the meaning of generosity in the beautiful diversity of creation, in the overflowing love of Jesus Christ, and in the never ending gift of the Holy Spirit!
God has abundantly blessed us and called us to be a community that blesses others through the sharing of our love, our talents, and our material possessions. Let us rejoice now in what we have been given and in what is ours to give.
INVITATION TO GIVE TITHES AND OFFERINGS
The Act of Gratitude
- You may donate today via credit/debit card by visiting our website at www.rivierachurch.org and clicking on the GIVE button
- You may download the free Give+ app (iOS & Android)
- You may consider setting up online payment via your bank bill pay program.
- 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
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
Don’t forget to fill out the Friendship Form below, 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.
Our Current Needs:
Peanut Butter – Pasta – Granola Bars – Tuna – Mac and Cheese – Canned soup, fruit and veggies.
UNUSED Hotel size shampoo bottles
Toothpaste and Toothbrushes
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.
- Sunday Morning Adult Education Online
10:00 am – 10:30 am
This is a great opportunity to study Sunday’s sermon passage with Pastor Missy. Meeting # 860-148-3445
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.
Lift Every Voice and Sing
TEXT: James Weldon Johnson, 1900 MUSIC: J. Rosamond Johnson, 1905
Siyahamba/We Are Marching In the Light of God
#65063 Type: Words and Music; First Line: We Are Marching In the Light of God
Contributors: Anders Nyberg
This Is My Song
TEXT: Stanzas 1-2, Lloyd Stone; stanza 3, Georgia Harkness, alt.
MUSIC: Jean Sibelius, 1899; arr. The Hymnal, 1933, alt.
Text Sts. 1-2 © 1934, ren. 1962 The Lorenz Corp.; St. 3 © 1964 The Lorenz Corp.
Music Arr. ©1933, ren. 1961 The Presbyterian Board of Christian Eudcation (admin. Westminster John Knox Press)
We Shall Overcome
Type: Words and Music; First Line: We shall overcome
Text and music: Traditional.
Contributors: Unknown Traditional, Traditional