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June 14, 2020 Worship Service

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

PRELUDES: Prelude Dance
Swing that Prelude
by Kyle Johnson

OPENING PRAYER

CALL TO WORSHIP

ONE: So many voices fill our ears today
from the internet,
from the sports arena,
From the news desk.

ALL: Help us in this moment God, as we strive to listen first for Your
voice, to respond to Your call, to follow Your highest path for our
lives.

ONE: Many voices are viewing for our attention today
in our homes,
in our friendships,
and in our community.

ALL: Still our hearts and calm our spirits as we try and hear what your
unbounded Love has to teach us.

ONE: Celebrities, commercials, politicians, pundits, all clamoring for
our attention and allegiance. May we stop to listen for the quiet
voice of your spirit first and foremost.

ALL: Let us choose this day to listen for Your voice,
To follow in your way, to stride ahead as your people. May we
worship in spirit and in truth.

HYMN. #464 Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
sung by Gloria Bordeaux-Pacholec

SCRIPTURE INTRO

SCRIPTURE READING MATTHEW 9:9-17 Karen Armor

SERMON

PASTORAL PRAYER: Contemplation Improvisation on When In Our Music God is Glorified
by Kyle Johnson

BLESSING The Lord Bless You and Keep You
by Peter Lufkin

POSTLUDE: Postlude on Evangel
by Marilyn Thompson