August 23, 2020 – Interactive Bulletin

“When the Saints Go to Worship”

August 23, 2020

12th 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)

08/20 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)…..….…………………………….Here I Am to Worship

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

Call to Worship     

Life can sometimes be very difficult. We look around and wonder where God is.
In the midst of our trials and tribulations, God is with us. God surrounds us with love and courage.
Let us praise God for God’s abiding presence.
Lord, thank you for always being with us, even when we don’t recognize your loving presence. AMEN.
          

Opening Prayer

We thank you, O Lord, that we are not alone. You watch over us, guide us, and lead us in your righteous pathways. When we stumble and fall, you lift us up and gently place us on that pathway again. When we doubt, you surround us with your mercy and peace, reassuring us of your presence through the love of others and of our savior Jesus Christ. Keep our hearts and minds open and ready to serve you, for we pray these things 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 Captions).Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me…UMH #361

(Video with Lyrics)……………………The Gift of Love……UMH #408

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 Captions)…….Blest Be the Tie that Binds……UMH #557

Gospel Reading (Video) (Audio) (Text)……………………Matthew 16:13-20 CEB…………………………………..……Read by Diane Wenc

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

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

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)…………………………………………………Bind Us Together……….….FWS#2226

Living in Faith Everyday (Video) (Audio) (Video with Auto Captions) …… “When the Saints Go to Worship”……Rev. Megan Dean Tobola

Offertory (Audio)……………………………………………………………………………………… They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love………..….…………………………..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 Audio)

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: 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 goodshepherdbartlett@gmail.com 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) ………………………………….Build Your Kingdom Here

Benediction    

Confess Christ, and press on in worship, built up and transformed by Christ to transform the world. Amen.

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

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