August 16, 2020 – Interactive Bulletin

“Words Matter”

August 16, 2020

11th Sunday after Pentecost

L A T E S T   I N F O R M A T I O N

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

08/13 Visual Announcements & Worship Update  (Video) (PDF)

Good Shepherd Meeting Rooms   (Full List PDF)

Church Office: (630) 830-3003 / Pastor Cell: (312) 715-8752

Prelude (Video)…..….……………….This is Me (from “The Greatest Showman”)

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

Call to Worship     

Each one of us is different. We are unique individuals.
We come from various backgrounds. We come with differing needs and dreams.
Yet the Lord calls us to worship in unity. Praise be to God who blesses our diversity and our unity. AMEN.           

Opening Prayer

You have drawn us together this day from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, hopes, and dreams, Lord. Be with us as together we experience your presence and your healing love. Open our hearts and our spirits to receive strength, encouragement, and peace. For we ask this in Jesus’ Name. 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 Lyrics)…………….Create in Me a Clean Heart

(Video with Lyrics)…………………………………………Heart of Worship

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)……….……….………………Give Me Jesus

Gospel Reading (Video) (Audio) (Text)

Matthew 15:10-20, 21-28 CEB……….……Read by Laura Licht and Jodie Rossel Co-Directors of Little Angels Early Learning Program

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

Good News for Kids (Bible Lesson Song) (Coloring Page)

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 Lyrics)……………Word of God Speak

Living in Faith Everyday (Video) (Audio) (Video with Auto Captions) …… “Words Matter”………………………….Rev. Megan Dean Tobola

Offertory (Audio). Spirit of God Upon My Heart……..………….………………

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 updated worship schedule click here

Doxology (Text) (Instrumental Video)

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

  • **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:
  • · 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) (Hymnal Page Scan)……..Jesus Shall Reign UMH #157


May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord. Amen.                

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

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