August 9, 2020 – Interactive Bulletin

“Moving at the Word of Christ”

August 9, 2020

10th Sunday after Pentecost

L A T E S T   I N F O R M A T I O N

Update from Pastor Megan (PDF)

Compassion Camp Virtual VBS * Enjoy anytime!* (INFO)

08/06 Visual Announcements   (Video) (PDF)

Good Shepherd Meeting Rooms   (Full List 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)…..….………………………My Faith Looks Up to Thee UMH#453

Listen and center yourself for worship. If you are so moved, sing or hum along.

Call to Worship 

“When the storms of life are raging, stand by me.” Lord, hear my cry and rescue me!
“When the world is tossing me like a ship upon the sea.” God who rules wind and water, stand by me.
God stands with you in bright sunshine and deepest storm. God gently guides us to safety and peace. Thanks be to God. AMEN.            

Opening Prayer

God of mysterious ways, you take our fears and turn them into triumphs. You remind us that you are always with us and that we do not need to fear the wind and waves of life. Encourage us to step out of the boat; to come across these difficulties to your redeeming and transforming love. Give us courage and strength, joy and peace for all the times ahead. 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.

Opening Songs (Video with Captions)……………….How Firm a Foundation UMH #529

(Video with Lyrics)…………………How Can I Keep from Singing

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)……….……….Where Love Ran Red

Gospel Reading (Video) (Audio) (Text)…………………………Matthew 14:22-33 NIV……………….……………….…Read by Kristina Stolk

 This is the Word of God for the people of God. Thanks be to God.

Good News for Kids (Bible Lesson Video) (Full Sunday School Lesson with Coloring Pages)

Compassion Camp Virtual VBS is available whenever you are! Enjoy the faith fun at your own pace! Click here for more details.

Song of Preparation (Video with Captions)………Seek Ye First UMH #405

Living in Faith Everyday (Video) (Audio) (Video with Auto Captions) …… “Moving at the Word of Christ”……….Rev. Megan Dean Tobola

Offertory (Audio)…. On the Wind of Spirit………………………………..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. For the 08/06 update from Pastor Megan click here

Doxology (Text) (Instrumental Video)

Prayers of the People—10:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings. For this week’s songs, click here.

  • · 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:
  • · 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 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.

The Lord’s Prayer ~ Bishop Sally Dyck and the NIC Cabinet (Video) (Audio)

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)…………..Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah UMH #127


At the word of Christ, we step out on the waters, moving forward in faith. Amen.

Worship Resources Used: Ministry Matters, United Methodist Hymnal, United Methodist Book of Worship, Worship & Song

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