Sunday Worship Service for August 9, 2020

Online worship for Sunday August 9, 2020:

  1. DOWNLOAD the Bulletin PDF now: RIVIERA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SUNDAY August 9, 2020 (PDF)
  2. WATCH the video above on this page. Premiere is at 11:00 a.m. Sunday. The video is 36 minutes long.
  3. HOLY GROUNDS ZOOM:  Just after worship ends, please join our fellowship call on Zoom: https://bit.ly/rpcsunday  (New Zoom meeting ID 829 1129 7119 password 056833)
  4. FRIENDSHIP FORM:  Let us know you attended worship with us today / submit a prayer of praise or concern

BULLETIN

Worship Sunday August 9, 2020
SERMON SUMMER SERIES
THE BOOK OF ACTS
with Pastor Rev. Missy Shiverick

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.

GATHERING

OPENING HYMN

CHIMING OF THE HOUR & WELCOMING THE LIGHT

WELCOME Rev. Martha M. Shiverick

CALL TO WORSHIP   Amy Bogardus

One: We come this morning to worship together;
All: Different people, different lives, different histories,
One: Yet, we are all children of the same parent,
All: Created lovingly by the Source of all life.
One: Different people, different lives, different histories;
All: Yet we have one teacher,
One: Jesus, who is so close to God that he was said to have been the living word that God spoke.
All: Different people, different lives, different histories;
One: Yet one God.
All: Let us open ourselves to the word of God, which is at work in us.
One: Let us worship God!

CALL TO CONFESSION Fabian Carrera

Let us confess our sin to God, who is Lord of all and who is generous to all who call out in God’s name.

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

God, we call upon you to save us! We are intimidated by our circumstances, distracted by your purposes, drowning in doubts and fears. We are presumptuous about your will, belittling others and magnifying ourselves. We envy the blessing of others, secretly despising their dreams. We have hardened our hearts to the suffering of our brothers and sisters, feeding ourselves in the face of the injustice that holds them captive. God, we ask that you lift us from our sin and help us to walk with you in faith, humility and love. Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Our God sees all, knows all, forgives all. Restores all. No one who follows God will be put to shame, for everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Amen.

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE Anna Rosas

WE ARE MARCHING IN THE LIGHT OF GOD

We are marching in the light of God; we are marching in the light of God.
We are marching in the light of God’ we are marching in the light of God.
We are marching, marching, we are marching, in the light of God.
We are marching, marching, we are marching in the light of God.

THE WORD

PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION Amy Bogardus

God of our present trouble and promised triumph,
Open our eyes to see you in the midst of our struggles.
Open our ears to hear your words of invitation and assurance.
Open our minds to recall your wonderful works.
Open our hearts to glory in your name and to seek strength in your word. Amen.

CHORAL ANTHEM

    • Servant Song (by Donna Marie McGargill)

SCRIPTURE

    • Acts 12

SERMON Rev. Martha M. Shiverick

    • ‘More Threats and Grave Consequences’

THE RESPONSE

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE  – Annie Castro & Alejandra Rondon

Let us pray for the needs of the world, saying,

Save us, O Lord, we come to you.

God of favor and purpose, you have clothed us with a robe of righteousness.

You have directed our destiny.

You are with us in our deepest pain, fear, and bewilderment.

You hear our cry when others turn a deaf ear and a cold heart.

You lift us from the depths of discouragement and walk with us over the troubled waters of life.

We come to you now with confidence on behalf of the church, the world, and all in need:

Save us, O Lord, we come to you.

For peace and order to permeate your creation, responding to your commands.

Save us, O Lord, we come to you.

For reconciliation among families, factions, and nations living in envy and conflict.

Save us, O Lord, we come to you.

For those betrayed, beaten, thrown down, or abandoned, those in bondage, fear, or distress.

Save us, O Lord, we come to you.

For those who have COVID-19, for those whose economic situation has become tenuous because of the virus, and for those who have lost loved ones and are in grief at this time.

Save us, O Lord, we come to you.

Clothe us with your favor and love;

inspire us with dreams from you.

Hold us when we falter in the storm,

and bring us safely to your promised place of rest and release.

And God, we also pray for all the college students beginning their fall semester either at home with online classes or leaving home (some for the first time) and going to colleges miles away. Bless them on their personal journeys. And we ask that they may they feel both your close presence and our love as their college terms begins.

We pray all this is Jesus’ name who also taught us when we prayed to pray in this manner:

THE LORD’S PRAYER

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.

Our Creator, who art 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 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 – Barbara Overton, Ruling Elder

    • VIDEO ‘Jesus Calls Us’
      Addressing Climate Crisis

ANNOUNCEMENTS Rev. Martha M. Shiverick

CALL TO OFFERING Rev. Martha M. Shiverick

We give thanks to you, O Lord, for your sustaining presence and abundant grace. Receive now these gifts we bring to you out of your generous provision in our lives. May they be used to satisfy the hungry in famine, relieve the oppressed in their time of trouble, and proclaim everywhere the good news of your unconditional love. Amen.

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 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.

    • Join Mission@TheMovies in a Wed., August 26th discussion about the video “Ocean to Everglades” by registering here on Eventbrite.

    • Adult Bible Study. Join us next Sunday Morning for Online Adult Bible Study Class, via ZOOM. 10:00 am – 10:30 am. This is a great opportunity to study Sunday’s sermon passage with Pastor Missy. Meeting 860-148-3445

    • 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 11:45 a.m.

    • 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.

–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.

Lord, I Want to Be a Christian
Public Domain  TEXT: African American spiritual MUSIC: African American spiritual

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

Servant Song
Type: Words and Music; First Line: What do you want of me, Lord. © 1984, OCP. All rights reserved. Contributors: Donna Marie McGargill

Now Thank We All Our God
Public Domain

TEXT: Martin Rinkart, c. 1636; trans. Catherine Winkworth, 1858,alt.

MUSIC: Johann Crüger, 1647; harm. Felix Mendelssohn, 1840

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