Sunday Worship Service for November 15, 2020

  1. DOWNLOAD the Bulletin PDF now:
    Riviera Presbyterian Church Bulletin Script November 15, 2020 (PDF)
  2. WATCH the video above on this page. Premiere is at 11:00 a.m. Sunday. The video duration is 38 minutes.
  3. HOLY GROUNDS:  When the video finishes playing, please join our call on Zoom at 11:45 a.m.: https://bit.ly/rpcsunday  (Zoom meeting ID 829 1129 7119 password 056833)
  4. FAITH IN ACTIONLet us know if you are interested in learning more about serving the church by joining a committee or offering your talents
  5. FRIENDSHIP FORM:  Let us know you attended worship with us today / submit a prayer of praise or concern

BULLETIN

Worship Sunday November 15, 2020

HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS SUNDAY  – BLESSING OF THE SOCKS

Good Morning!

Welcome to Riviera’s virtual worship service. We’re delighted that you joined us today. 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 on our website www.rivierachurch.org WORSHIP page.

If you are joining us via Facebook or YouTube, 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. Have you subscribed to our YouTube Channel yet?

GATHERING

OPENING HYMN – Forest City String Band

CHIMING OF THE HOUR

WELCOMING THE LIGHT

WELCOME – Rev. Martha M. Shiverick

CALL TO WORSHIP — Carol Thompson

One: Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations;

All: you have been our home throughout the ages.

One: You were there before the world was made and will be forever.

All: From everlasting to everlasting you are God.

One: Let us worship God!

CALL TO CONFESSION — Amy Bogardus

God’s love has destined us not for wrath, but rather for salvation. Therefore, let us confess our sins to the One who is eager to save.

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Almighty God, you have shown us the way of justice and nurtured us with love. Even so, we have not lived according to your will. When we are oppressed or unjustly accused, we cling to fear and forget to trust in your deliverance. When we are giddy with power and abuse the rights of others, we hold tight to our privilege and forget your laws. Have mercy on us, O God, for we are weak and prone to disobedience. Hear our confession and respond to us with kindness, that we might turn to you again, walk in the light, and live with equity and peace; through Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Siblings in Christ, when we acknowledge our human limitations and turn to depend on our everlasting God, we grow wise in heart to God’s commands.

You are freed to love one another, for your sins are forgiven by the mercy of Christ.

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE — Anna Rosas

THE WORD

PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION — Carol Thompson

Shine your light on your Word, O God; be your Spirit let us see your wonder. For your justice outruns our sense of fairness; your love overwhelms our deepest affections. Open our eyes, unstop our ears, and show us your most excellent way. Amen.

ANTHEM – instrumental by the Forest City String Band

    • “Peacemaker”

SCRIPTURE READING — Susan Admire

    • Matthew 25:14-30

SERMON — Rev. Martha M. Shiverick

    • ‘Stewardship of God’s Resources’

THE RESPONSE

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE — Kathy Stults

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

God of grace, hear our prayer.

Holy God, you welcome us into your joy and entrust us with your Gospel.

In hope for the world to come and with love for the world you made, we offer our prayers for your church, your earth, and your people.

God of grace, hear our prayer.

We pray for this church, this community of faithful people, knowing that in this time of insecurity in our world due to the pandemic, and national unrest after our elections, we are on edge and need your supportive presence.

God of grace, hear our prayer.

For oppressors, that they might know justice, for those oppressed, that they might know peace..

God of grace, hear our prayer.

For your creation, that we may be the caretakers you intend…

God of grace, hear our prayer.

For the young and the old, that they might be nurtured in love and secure in your care…

God of grace, hear our prayer.

For those who are ill and those who care for people with the COVID virus…

God of grace, hear our prayer.

For all those about whom we worry and those whose troubles are only known by you…

God of grace, hear our prayer.

All this we pray with gratitude for your eternal love as we also pray in the manner Christ taught, praying:

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.

CELEBRATION OF THE SOCK COLLECTION — Ellen Anderson and Alejandra Rondon

ANNOUNCEMENTS — Rev. Martha M. Shiverick

CALL TO OFFERING — Rev. Martha M. Shiverick

God, you have entrusted us with a variety of gifts; and we now return to you a portion of our bounty with thanksgiving and praise. We pray that the ministries our tithes and offerings support, provide what we need to bring your realm closer to earth. 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 M. Shiverick

CLOSING HYMN

 


HOLY GROUNDS FELLOWSHIP

You are invited to join the zoom meeting for fellowship time.
http://bit.ly/rpcsunday

Starts at 11:45 a.m.

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.

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

RIVIERA 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:  Canned Veggies, fruits, soups, and tuna, pasta sauce, peanut butter and granola bars.  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 performed and 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.

COPYRIGHT © 2020 RIVIERA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. All rights reserved.

I’ve Got Peace Like a River / Hymn #623
#95106 List. Type: Words and Music; First Line: I’ve Got Peace Like a River. Contributors: Public Domain

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.

Peacemaker
Public Domain

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms / Hymn #837
#95070 List. Type: Music; First Line: Leaning on the Everlasting Arms. Contributors: Nolan Williams, Jr. Tune: arr. Nolan Williams, Jr., © 2000, GIA Publications, Inc. Text: Elisha Hoffman. Copyright (c) 2020 Riviera Presbyterian Church, Miami FL

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