Sunday Worship Service for August 16, 2020

CORRECTION: Near the end of the video there is a slide announcing
a “Called Congregational Meeting.” The correct date for that event is Sunday, September 13th. 
 

Online worship for Sunday August 16, 2020:

  1. DOWNLOAD the Bulletin PDF now: RIVIERA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SUNDAY August 16, 2020 (PDF)
  2. WATCH the video above on this page. Premiere is at 11:00 a.m. Sunday. The video is 29 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 16, 2020
SERMON SUMMER SERIES
THE BOOK OF ACTS
with Pastor Rev. Missy Shiverick

DOG DAYS OF SUMMER
PETS INVITED TO WORSHIP AND TO BE
INTRODUCED IN ZOOM COFFEE HOUR!!!!!

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 – Sandy Barrow, Elder

One: O great God, who are you?
All: O great God, where are you?
One: O great God, show yourself to us in this time and in this place.
All: We are here listening to you.
One: We are here because we want to know you more fully.
All: Let us listen and sing and pray together.
One: Let us worship God!

CALL TO CONFESSION Mimi Sutherland, Ruling Elder

If we claim to be sinless, we are self-deceived and strangers to the truth. If we confess our sins, God is just and may be trusted to forgive our sins and cleanse us from every kind of wrong. Let us admit our sin before God.

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Holy God, we confess we have not been obedient to your will for us. We have sought justice for ourselves but neglected justice for others. We have insisted on our rights, but have not lived rightly in our relationships. We have desired mercy for our sins, but have not offered mercy to those who have sinned against us. By the power of your holy spirit, free us from the prison of our disobedience. Help us to love as you have loved us that our lives may testify to your abounding grace. 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, 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

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 Sandy Barrow

Lord, by the power of your Spirit give us words of life that our faith may increase and our hearts be made whole.

Amen.

CHORAL ANTHEM

    • All Creatures of our God and King

SERMON Rev. Martha M. Shiverick

    • ‘Beginner’s Mistakes and Growing Pains’ 
    • Scripture: Acts 13 – 15

THE RESPONSE

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE – Christian and Susan Mazzola, Ruling Elder

In peace, let us pray to the Lord, saying:

Loving God hear our prayer.

For the world and for all its leaders,

Loving God, hear our prayer.

Uphold the leaders of governments for the work of peace and the betterment and health of the whole world. We especially pray for the leaders of our country; that they listen to right and sound advice and that you provoke their hearts to justice tempered with mercy, and that you lead them to do what is right in upholding the common good.

For children,

Loving God, hear our prayer.

Defend our children from danger, fill their lives with loving care, and help us to teach them that they are your beloved children and there is nothing they can do to change that unconditional love.

For the sick and those in distress,

Loving God, hear our prayer.

Heal those who are sick with the COVID virus and keep others safe from it.

Help people to live in ways that prevent them from spreading it to the community and world. Be with your children who are lonely and feeling hopeless at this time and enable those who are able to support them in their need.

We pray all this in Christ’s name who taught us also, 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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO OFFERING Rev. Martha M. Shiverick

We offer ourselves with our gifts, confident that you have a purpose for them and for us. Expand our limited vision to embrace new possibilities. We rededicate our lives at this time. May our offerings reach beyond the barriers of our former thinking and doing. 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

    • Thank you for worshipping at Riviera today. Please take a moment fill out the Friendship Form on our website and share any prayer requests or joys 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.
      THIS WEEK – BRING YOUR PETS to the Zoom call!

    • 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.

In Christ There Is No East or West
Text: CM; based on Galatians 3:28; John Oxenham, 1852-1941. Music: Spiritual; adapted by Harry T. Burleigh, 1866-1949. Contributors: McKEE, John Oxenham

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

All Creatures of our God and King 
Public Domain. TEXT: Francis of Assisi, 1225; trans. composite. MUSIC: Geistliche Kirchengesäng, 1623, alt.; harm. Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1906.

Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore
TEXT: Cesáreo Gabaráin, 1979; English trans. Gertrude Suppe, George Lockwood, and Raquel Gutierez-Achón, 1988, alt. MUSIC: Cesáreo Gabaráin, 1979; harm. Skinner Chávez-Melo, 1987. Text, English Trans., and Music © 1979,1987, 1989 Cesáreo Gabaráin (Published by OCP). Music Harm. ©1987 OCP

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