TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

August 1, 2021

Welcome

Thank you for joining us for worship today! If you’re visiting with us and have any questions, please ask one of our greeters or Pastor Chris. For the safety of our community and in accordance with CDC guidelines, Resurrection Park Slope’s worship services are limited in capacity.

To help ensure we hold our worship services safely, please keep at least 6’ away from others, and avoid hugs and handshakes. Masks are required for all, and hand sanitizing stations are available. Resurrection Park Slope is following these enhanced procedures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. To participate in worship today, you must have completed the registration form prior to attending.

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Shortly after his ascension, Jesus sent his own Spirit to inhabit and empower his people on a day we call Pentecost. The Holy Spirit—the third person of the Trinity—now unites Christians to the very life of God and to one another in a new communion of everlasting love.

So during “ordinary time,” the long season that follows Pentecost, we watch and work with God as his Holy Spirit orders his people

and all of creation according to his love revealed in Jesus Christ. Red is used today to signify the power of the Holy Spirit

and His physical manifestation over the disciples as tongues of fire.

Children's Ministry Announcement

This summer we will provide pew activities in lieu of children's church. If your child has not yet decorated a binder, feel free to do so this week. Each Sunday, they will retrieve their personal binder from the bin at the back of the sanctuary, which is filled with activities for them to do during the sermon. We want kids to be participating in worship! The activities are designed to fill about 20 minutes of time. If you have any questions, please see Rebecca Trevethan.

GOD CALLS US

Prelude

Call To Worship / Psalm 107

Pastor: Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, 

for his steadfast love endures forever!

People: Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, 

whom he has redeemed from trouble 

and gathered in from the lands, 

from the east and from the west, 

from the north and from the south. 

Some wandered in desert wastes, 

finding no way to a city to dwell in; 

hungry and thirsty, 

their soul fainted within them. 

Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, 

and he delivered them from their distress. 

Grace, mercy, and peace

from God our Father

and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

All: and also with you.

O Worship The King

Words by Robert Grant

Music by Johann Haydn

1. O worship the King, all glorious above

And gratefully sing His power and His love

Our Shield and Defender, the Ancient of Days

Pavilioned in splendor, and girded with praise

2. O tell of His might, O sing of His grace

Whose robe is the light, Whose canopy space

Whose chariots of wrath, the deep thunderclouds form

And dark is His path on the wings of the storm

3. Thy bountiful care, what tongue can recite?

It breathes in the air, it shines in the light

It streams from the hills, it descends to the plain

And sweetly distills, in the dew and the rain

4. Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail

In Thee do we trust, nor find Thee to fail

Thy mercies how tender, how firm to the end

Our Maker, Defender, Redeemer and Friend

Prayer of Adoration / All

God of grace and mercy,

the love you have shown us in Jesus

is more than we deserve.

Your arms are open wide,

like a waiting father for his prodigal children,

ready to welcome and restore.

We come to you thirsting for your living water.

By your Holy Spirit enable us

to drink your drink and to be satisfied.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and

the Holy Spirit. Amen.

GOD SANCTIFIES US

Confession of Sin / All

Merciful God, for the things we have done that we regret, forgive us;

for the things we have failed to do that we regret, forgive us;

for all the times we have acted without love, forgive us;

for all the times we have reacted without thought, forgive us;

for all the times we have withdrawn care, forgive us;

for all the times we have failed to forgive, forgive us.

God of peace, help us to lay down our burden and receive your healing.

Amen.

Private Confession

Words of Comfort & Pardon / Based on Psalm 103:11-12

Minister: God hears the cries of the brokenhearted and renews the strength of those who trust in his mercy. In Jesus Christ, God calls us, forgives our sins and lifts us up to new life!

All: Thanks be to God! 

Passing of the Peace

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

All: And also with you.

The people greet one another, followed by news of the church’s life.

Open The Eyes Of My Heart

Words and music by Words and music by Paul Baloche

 

Open the eyes of my heart, Lord

Open the eyes of my heart

I want to see You

I want to see You

 

Open the eyes of my heart, Lord

Open the eyes of my heart

I want to see You

I want to see You

 

To see You high and lifted up

Shinin' in the light of Your glory

Pour out Your power and love

As we sing holy, holy, holy

 

Open the eyes of my heart, Lord

Open the eyes of my heart

I want to see You

I want to see You

 

Open the eyes of my heart, Lord

Open the eyes of my heart

I want to see You

I want to see You

 

To see You high and lifted up

Shinin' in the light of Your glory

Pour out Your power and love

As we sing holy, holy, holy

 

Holy, holy, holy

Holy, holy, holy

Holy, holy, holy

I want to see you

 

Holy, holy, holy

Holy, holy, holy

Holy, holy, holy

I want to see you

 

Holy, holy, holy

Holy, holy, holy

Holy, holy, holy

I want to see you

 

Holy, holy, holy

Holy, holy, holy

Holy, holy, holy

I want to see you

GOD SPEAKS WITH US

The Old Testament Lesson / Psalm 121 (ESV)

My Help Comes from the Lord

A Song of Ascents.

1 I lift up my eyes to the hills. 

From where does my help come?

2 My help comes from the Lord, 

who made heaven and earth.

3 He will not let your foot be moved; 

he who keeps you will not slumber.

4 Behold, he who keeps Israel 

will neither slumber nor sleep.

5 The Lord is your keeper; 

the Lord is your shade on your right hand.

6 The sun shall not strike you by day, 

nor the moon by night.

7 The Lord will keep you from all evil; 

he will keep your life.

8 The Lord will keep 

your going out and your coming in 

from this time forth and forevermore. 

This is the Word of the Lord.

All: Thanks be to God!

 

Sermon

“Help”

Pastor Jamison Galt

The Profession of Faith /  The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ,

his only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again;

he ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand

of God the Father almighty.

From there he will come to judge

the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

The Offering / The Offertory

Living Hope - Phil Wickham

The offering is a way for members and friends of Resurrection Park Slope to support the church’s mission and ministry. Make checks to “Resurrection Park Slope.” If you would prefer to make your gift online, please visit www.resurrectionparkslope.org to arrange one-time or recurring donations. To give via text message text “Give” to (718) 475-6778. Register your credit/debit card, and select “Park Slope.” Save this number for future giving.

Prayers of the People

In the waters of baptism, the church is called to be God’s family, to minister to one another and to serve the world. Therefore we pray for ourselves, for one another, and for all those in need of our prayers. 

Leader: Heavenly Father, we rejoice and give thanks because by your Spirit we have new life as your beloved children; you deliver us from judgment and forgive our sins. Strengthen us, therefore, to follow Jesus as his people; Lord, in your mercy,

All: Hear our prayer.

Leader: Judge of nations, we pray for our leaders. Winnow out injustice and corruption from among them, that they may bow to your will and to serve your kingdom. Guard and protect the vulnerable from the ravages of pandemic and conflict, work peace among all people, and deliver the oppressed; Lord, in your mercy,

All: Hear our prayer.

Leader: Spirit of compassion, continue your work of renewal in the world. Bring relief to victims of disaster and build up broken communities. Help all who are poor and provide work for the unemployed. Heal any who suffer from sickness in body, mind, or spirit; lift up the depressed, comfort the mourner, and strengthen the weak. Lord, in your mercy,

All: Hear our prayer.

Leader: For what else shall we pray and give thanks?

You are invited to add your own intercessions silently or out loudly. When praying out loudly, finish by saying “Lord, in your mercy” so that all may respond, “Hear our prayer.”

GOD STRENGTHENS US

The Eucharistic Prayer of Thanksgiving & Consecration

Minister: The Lord be with you.

All: And also with you.

Lift up your hearts!

We lift them up to the Lord!

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give him thanks and praise.

All join in the hymn (the Sanctus) when the pastor says: “and so we join our voices….

Sanctus (Communion Song).jpg

The pastor continues, and all conclude with the Lord’s Prayer.

The Lord’s Prayer / All

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 and ever. Amen.

Words of Institution

Minister: Therefore we proclaim the mystery of the faith:

People: Christ has died! Christ is risen! Christ will come again!

Prayer of Thanksgiving / All

Gracious God, we thank you for feeding us at the table of our Lord Jesus Christ. Grateful for your gifts and mindful of the communion of your saints, we ask that you would bind us together in love, unity, and peace, so that the world may know that you have sent us, and we may glorify your name: Father, Son, and Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Beautiful Saviour

Words and music by Stuart Townend

1. All my days I will sing this song of gladness,

Give my praise to the Fountain of delights;

For in my helplessness You heard my cry,

And waves of mercy poured down on my life.

2. I will trust in the cross of my Redeemer,

I will sing of the blood that never fails;

Of sins forgiven, of conscience cleansed,

Of death defeated and life without end.

Chorus

Beautiful Saviour, Wonderful Counsellor,

Clothed in majesty, Lord of history,

You’re the Way, the Truth, the Life.

Star of the Morning, glorious in holiness,

You’re the Risen One, heaven’s Champion

And You reign, You reign over all.

3. I long to be where the praise is never-ending,

Yearn to dwell where the glory never fades;

Where countless worshippers will share one song,

And cries of ‘worthy’ will honour the Lamb!

Chorus

Benediction 

Dismissal 

Minister: Let us go forth in the Name of Christ 

People: Thanks be to God! 

Postlude

To connect more deeply to Jesus and faith: Approach or contact a pastor for spiritual direction. Members of our Prayer Team are also available to pray with you.

To connect to Christian community: For prayer, counseling or fellowship opportunities, contact Pastor Chris Hildebrand. For in-house and community service opportunities, contact Rebecca Trevethan. Please visit our website for more information.

For more information about our life together, please visit our website:

www.resurrectionparkslope.org.

Hymns are reprinted from Trinity Hymnal (© 1990, Great Commission Publications).

Used by permission. Sanctus from This Far By Faith ( ©Augsburg Fortress Press, 1999).

Used by permission. Copyrighted songs covered under CCLI #1250499.