Sunday Worship Service for August 30, 2020 with Rev. Diane Shoaf

Online worship for Sunday August 30, 2020:

  1. DOWNLOAD the Bulletin PDF now: RIVIERA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SUNDAY August 30, 2020 (PDF)
  2. WATCH the video above on this page. Premiere is at 11:00 a.m. Sunday. The video duration is 39 minutes.
  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 30, 2020
SERMON SUMMER SERIES
THE BOOK OF ACTS

MEET DIANE SHOAF, TODAY’S GUEST

We extend a special Welcome Back to today’s Guest Minister, The Rev. Diane Shoaf. Reverend Shoaf, a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA.), has served churches and higher education institutions in South Florida for thirty years. She is active in local interfaith and social justice dialogue and action. Her current ministry of spiritual direction engages others in meaningful conversation, deep listening, reflection, and discernment. Fall 2020 she will pilot an antiracist book club using a group spiritual direction process and seeks other opportunities to combine her love of reading with her commitments to the spiritual journey.

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 Karen Collier

One: God, you are the source of all life.
All: Gather us now together, we pray.
One: Form us into a holy community of your own people.
All: Mold us by the breath of your holy spirit.
One: Reveal yourself in this community so we can be your people,
All: Called to serve with love and work for justice and peace.
One: Let us worship God!

CALL TO CONFESSION — Kyle Dettloff

Trusting in God’s love and forgiveness, let us confess our sins before God.

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Holy God, we confess that our love for you and for others has not been genuine. We have not held on fast to what is good, and we have lagged in affection for our brothers and sisters. We have not been patient in suffering, nor have we persevered in prayer. We have repaid evil for evil and have failed to live peacefully with all. Forgive us our sin, and help us to trust in the power of your everlasting goodness. 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! Amen.

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE —  Anna Rosas

THE WORD

PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION Karen Collier

By the power of your Spirit, O Lord, make your Word become a joy to us

and a delight of our hearts. Amen.

CHORAL ANTHEM

    • Draw Me Nearer

SCRIPTURE

    • Acts 22:25-29; 24:1-7

SERMON – Rev. Diane Shoaf

    • Troublemaker

THE RESPONSE

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE — John and Vivian German

In peace, let us pray to God saying,

Merciful God, hear our prayer.

For Riviera Church, its staff and elders and the many volunteers that are helping us stay a community in this pandemic,

Merciful God, hear our prayer.

Arouse the leaders of the church to prophetic witness. Help them to proclaim your justice fearlessly, to embody your righteousness sincerely, and to practice your mercy selflessly.

For the world and its leaders,

Merciful God, hear our prayer.

Uphold the leaders of governments, especially our president, governor, and mayor. Give them sound judgement and merciful hearts, and lead them to do what is right in upholding the common good.

For the good earth,

Merciful God, hear our prayer.

Let earth be a gentle home for us, subdue the violence of the tropical storms and hurricanes, heal the destruction of the wind, that life may flourish and every creature rejoice in the goodness of creation.

For children,

Merciful God, hear our prayer.

Bless children and those who care for them. Defend our children; enable them to thrive in mind and body and grow in wisdom and strength. Give them parents and guardians who are faithful in their duty to provide for their needs and guard them from danger.

Fort those who are grieving, those who are sick, and those who are in distress,

Merciful God, hear our prayer.

Make your presence known through our loving and caring acts as we support others in their need so that no one feels alone or unloved.

These prayers we offer through Christ who also taught us 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 — Rev. Martha M. Shiverick

CALL TO OFFERING Rev. Martha M. Shiverick

Thank you God, for the opportunity to share in your creative and restorative work among people. Because you have blessed us, we have much to give. These offerings express our gratitude and our aspirations to be more fully your own loyal community. 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.

    • There’s an important “Called Congregational Meeting” set for Sunday Sept. 13th after worship on the zoom call. The purpose of the meeting is to elect the 2023 class of Elders for Riviera and the 2021 Nominating Committee.
    • Join Mission@TheMovies. First, watch “To Breathe Free” — a movie that follows the 5-year journey of a Syrian family fleeing the war in Homs to the refugee camps in Jordan and starting a new life in Washington, D.C. —  and then sign up on Eventbrite to join a community discussion about the issues around immigration to America, on Wed., Sept. 23.

    • 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.

  • Live into Hope
    Type: Words; First Line: Live into Hope of captives freed
    Contributors: Jane Parker Huber
    Text: © 1980, Presbyterian Publishing/Westminster John Knox/Geneva Press
  • 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
  • Draw Me Nearer
    #84265 List
    Type: Words and Music; First Line: I am thine O Lord
    Contributors: Fanny Crosby, Susan Naylor Callaway
  • Arise, Your Light is Come
    Type: Words; First Line: Arise, Your Light is Come
    Contributors: Ruth Duck
    Text: © 1992, GIA Publications, Inc.

 

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