Traditional Worship Service - August 2 - 9am

Order of Service – August 2, 2020 – 9:00am

John Knox Presbyterian Church

Youth Sunday


Welcome/Announcements/Passing of Peace – Lisa Crismore

The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you!  Peace be with you!

Call to Worship: - Charles Viefhaus

Leader:        Come hear the Word of God.

People:        Come to find God.

Leader:         Come find Humanity.

People:        Come find Community.

Leader:         Come to be the Church.

People:        Come to experience Comfort.

Leader:         Come to experience the Challenge.

People:        Come to learn Cost.

Leader:         Come to find Joy.

All:               Come let’s live and do the word.

Hymn #714 – “God of the Fertile Fields”

God of the fertile fields,
shaper of earth that yields
our daily bread:
forth from your bounteous hand
come gifts your love has planned,
that all in every land
be clothed and fed.

We would be stewards true,
holding in trust from you
all that you give;
help us in love to share,
teach us like you to care
for people everywhere,
that all may live.

As grows the hidden seed
to fruit that serves our need,
so your reign grows.
Let all our toil be used,
no gift of yours abused,
no humble task refused
your love bestows.

God of the countryside,
dear to the Christ who died
to make us one:
we pledge our lives anew
in faithful love to you.
Guide all we say and do.
Your will be done.

“God of the Fertile Fields” Georgia Elma Harkness

© Words: 1955. Renewed 1983 The Hymn Society

(Admin. by Hope Publishing Company)

Music: Public Domain

Used by permission CCLI License # 1504183


Prayer of Confession

Holy and merciful God, in your presence we confess our failure to be what you created us to be.  You alone know how often we have sinned in wandering from your ways, in wasting your gifts, in forgetting your love.  By your loving mercy, help us to live in your light and abide in your ways, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Savior.  Amen.

Silent Confession

Assurance of Pardon

Leader:        The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting.  I declare to you, in the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven!

People:        Thanks be to God!

Sung Response: “Glory Be to the Father” – Hymn #581

Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning,
is now, and ever shall be,
world without end.
Amen, amen.


Trad. liturgical text

Greatorex, Henry W. (1813-1858)

Public Domain


Children’s Message – Matthew Swigart/Ian Lowe/William Almodovar

Prayer for Illumination – Savannah Gagna

Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that as the Scriptures are read and your Word is proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today.  Amen.

Scripture :  Mark 4 : 30-32 - Savannah Gagna

He also said, ‘With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it? It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.’

This is the Word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

Message – Amber Judy (video)/Wendell Almodovar (video)/Heather Mansell (video)

Hymn #733 – “We All Are One in Mission”

We all are one in mission;

we all are one in call,

our varied gifts united

by Christ, the Lord of all.

A single, great commission

compels us from above

to plan and work together

that all may know Christ’s love.


We all are called for service

to witness in God’s name.

Our ministries are different;

our purpose is the same:

to touch the lives of others

by God’s surprising grace,

so every folk and nation

may feel God’s warm embrace.


Now let us be united

and let our song be heard.

Now let us be a vessel

for God’s redeeming word.

We all are one in mission;

we all are one in call,

our varied gifts united

by Christ, the Lord of all.


“We All Are One in Mission” George Ratcliffe Woodward | Rusty Edwards

© Words: 1986 Hope Publishing Company

Music: Public Domain

Used by permission CCLI License # 1504183


Joys and Concerns / Prayers of the People / Lord’s Prayer – William Almodovar

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 debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.   Amen.


Special Music – Samantha Lamey – “How Great Thou Art” (video)

Hymn #744 – “Arise, Your Light Is Come!”

Arise, your light is come!
The Spirit's call obey;
show forth the glory of your God,
which shines on you today.

Arise, your light is come!
Fling wide the prison door;
proclaim the captives' liberty,
good tidings to the poor.

Arise, your light is come!
All you in sorrow born,
bind up the brokenhearted ones
and comfort those who mourn.

Arise, your light is come!
The mountains burst in song!
Rise up like eagles on the wing;
God's power will make us strong.


“Arise, Your Light is Come” Ruth Duck, 1974 William H. Walker, 1894

Text © 1992 GIA Publications, Inc. all rights reserved

Reprinted with permission under ONE LICENSE #A732235 all rights reserved


Benediction and Blessing


Flowers are given this morning by Bonnie & Jim Graves to the glory of God and in honor of their 62nd wedding anniversary!


  • Please keep your mask on at all times.
  • Please only hum or softly sing on the hymns/praise songs.
  • It’s a joy to celebrate Youth Sunday today, as various youth will be leading parts of our service.  We thank them and William Almodovar for all their hard work in preparing today’s service!
  • Because of Youth Sunday today, we will wait and celebrate communion at both services next Sunday.
  • See further updates and information about what’s happening this month in the August Tidings, which is online and was mailed to households this weekend.
  • This morning, Patty McKinnon will be leading the Adult Forum Class at 10am in the Fellowship Hall. There will not be any children's class during this hour, however.

Prayer Requests 

Jeff Roberts; Sue Hartman; Jim Graves; Stephen Morris; Javed Dass; Charlie & Nell Fields (Parents of Vicki Breece); Ann Owen; Nilcéia Regina Oliveira (Paula Lamey’s mother); Annette (Judy Ricketts’ friend); Mark and Gary Jordan (Jack and Sandy Jordan’s sons); Nancy Green (Patty McKinnon’s friend); Nancy Cushman (Susan Roberts’ friend); IPS School #107 Community. Prayer requests will be listed for 3 weeks, then removed in order to keep this list timely & pertinent.  However, if your request is an on-going concern, please indicate that on your request.

Answered Prayer – Good News

We are grateful to Dan and Linda Bourne, Greg Hart, and Ann Hamel, who spent most of Tuesday cleaning up half of the pear tree which was brought down in a thunderstorm on Monday.