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Won't You Be My Neighbor?  Doing Hard Work

July 26, 2020

Welcome & Announcements

Thank you for worshipping remotely with us.  As we've now entered a time of in-person worship, we will be recording the live service and posting it here.  Our hope is that such postings can take place no later than 2:00 pm each Sunday.  

Call to Worship

We are not one but many.
We are connected to all.
God invites us to live in harmony.
Jesus asks us to be good neighbors.
We bow before God who created all of us.
Let us worship God who makes us one in love and truth.

Opening Prayer

Lord, teach us to be good neighbors, not just to the folks who live nearby but to everyone that we meet, to see the best in them, and want the best for all your precious children who through your love and witness, might one day come to know you, your peace, your joy, and the warmth of your embrace. This we ask in Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.

Friendship Time (now called Chapel Chat)

Be sure to join us on Zoom by phone or by video each Wednesday at 6:30 pm.  This is a time of conversation, simply that we might be in connection with one another.  Chapel Chat will be free-form; that is, there will not be a devotional or time of prayer during that time.  Rather, it's an opportunity to spend time with another that is not ordinarily possible during at-home or in-person worship (where social distance is to be maintained). 


The link for this online gathering is:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87826752751?pwd=OFpBdjZkL0RLc2dKb1JIUjRFK1Z3UT09

Those joining by landline phone (toll charges apply) should dial 312-626-6799.


For both, the meeting ID is:   878 2675 2751
​A passcode will be required.  That can be found on e-connection or by calling/emailing the church office.​​

Joys & Concerns

What's on your heart today? Do you have worries or concerns?  Do you find things to be thankful for? Whatever is in your heart, God wants to hear it.  Take this time to prayerfully reflect on your needs and those things for which you are thankful.  When you've shared this in prayer and allowed God to sit with you a bit in this time, close your time of prayer with the Lord's Prayer or other words that are upon your heart:


Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, Forever and ever. Amen.

If you have a prayer need that you would like to share, please consider submitting a prayer request here.  Please ensure that you have appropriate permission to submit the need.  If you need to speak with the pastor concerning this request, please indicate that in your request.

Tithes & Offering

For those worshiping remotely, please consider mailing in your tithes and offerings.  Let us share our gratitude for the grace we have received by giving freely to a world in need of joy, hope, and peace.

Offering Prayer

O God, we recognize that we have been blessed with great abundance. In offering these gifts, may we be strengthened to proclaim your faithfulness this day and always.  We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen.


May we find the spiritual strength to help those who are struggling through this day. Whether a neighbor, relative, stranger or friend, where we see a need, rather than walk away may we stop awhile and share a hand, a listening ear, a smile, a prayer, compassion, love, just as Jesus would do.  We do this in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

Worship Service from July 26, 2020

Part 1

Call to Worship
Opening Prayer
Chapel Chat (introduction) Joys/Concerns
Pastoral Prayer
​Sermon (Part 1) 
​Scripture (Colossians 4:5-6)

Part 2

Sermon (Part 2)