Good Seed? Or Weed?
July 19, 2020
7th Sunday after Pentecost
L A T E S T I N F O R M A T I O N
Compassion Camp Virtual VBS * JOIN IN NOW! * (INFO)
Good Shepherd Meeting Rooms (Full List PDF)
June Finance Update (PDF)
Church Office: (630) 830-3003 / Pastor Cell: (312) 715-8752
Bring a candle in your worship space to symbolize the light of Christ. Click on the links below to access the content for your worship-in-place experience. If you have difficulty accessing any of the content, please let Pastor Megan know.
T H E P E A C E O F C H R I S T B E W I T H Y O U.
Prelude (Video)…..….…………………………………..God Will Make A Way
Listen and center yourself for worship. If you are so moved, sing or hum along.
Call to Worship
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Enter God’s gates with thanksgiving. Enter God’s courts with praise!
Opening Prayer (BOW 480)
We confess to you, all-knowing God, what we are. We are not the people we like others to think we are. We are afraid to admit, even to ourselves, what lies in the depths of our souls. But we cannot hide our true selves from you. You know us as we are, and yet you love us. Help us not to shrink from self-knowledge. Teach us to respect ourselves for your sake. Give us the courage to put our trust in your guiding power. Raise us out of the paralysis of guilt into the freedom and energy of forgiven people. And for those who through long habit find forgiveness hard ot accept, we ask you to break their bondage and set them free; through Jesus Christ our Redeemer. Amen.
*Welcoming the Light of Christ
Light your candle to symbolize the light of Christ in the world, in your life, and in your space.
(Video with Lyrics)………….Guide Me, O thou Great Jehovah UMH #127
(Video)……………………….Lead Me, Guide Me TFWS #2214
Passing of the Peace If you are with others, Pass the Peace in ways that do not require physical contact. For ideas click here.
The peace of Christ be with you. And also with you.
Centering Song (Video with Lyrics)…….I Will Never Be the Same Again
This is the Word of God for the people of God. Thanks be to God.
Compassion Camp Virtual VBS has begun! Join in the faith fun at your own pace! Click here for more details.
Song of Preparation (Video with Lyrics)………………The Potter’s Hand
Offertory (Audio)………Grateful……..………Played by Tatiana Kuznetsov
The ministries of Good Shepherd continue during this time of physical isolation. To give online click here. You can give by texting the dollar amount ($X.XX) to 630-364-4154. You will receive a registration link the first time. Every time after that just enter the dollar amount. You can also mail a check if you desire. If you would like an EFT form please contact the church office. Thank you for your giving.
Prayers of the People—10:00 a.m. CST on Sunday mornings.
**Communion will be celebrated this week. Please have your elements ready!
· Landline: Dial (312) 626-6799 and wait for the prompt that asks for the Meeting ID which is 924 624 201. Enter the passcode when prompted. See information about the passcode below.
· Cellphone 1-touch/tap dialing: +13126266799,,924624201#. Enter the passcode when prompted. See details below.
· Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/924624201.
· Check your mail or email for the password. Password Hint: John 3:16. Check your email or mail for the passcode. To request the code click here, contact us on Facebook Messenger, or call (312) 715-8752.
· Click here to send your requests during the week or firstname.lastname@example.org or call (630) 830-3003.
If you have care needs, we have a Care Team ready to help! Contact the office or Pastor Megan’s cell: (312) 715-8752.
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
*Following the Light of Christ
You can choose to either keep your candle burning throughout the day, or extinguish it as you sing/listen.
Closing Song (Video with Lyrics)……….. Build Your Kingdom Here
Worship Resources Used: Ministry Matters, United Methodist Hymnal, United Methodist Book of Worship, Worship & Song