Sunday, August 2, 2020 Outdoor Worship Bulletin

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Preparing for God’s Word



Call to Worship

[based on Psalm 118: 24]

Leader: This is the day the Lord has made; 

People: let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Leader: Let us praise our incredible God.

Hymn of Praise

“All Hail the Power of Jesus Name"


All hail the power of Jesus' name!
Let angels prostrate fall.
Bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown him Lord of all.
Bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown him Lord of all!

Ye chosen seed of Israel's race
Ye ransomed from the fall,
hail him who saves you by his grace,
and crown him Lord of all.
Hail him who saves you by his grace,
and crown him Lord of all!

Let every kindred, every tribe
On this terrestrial ball,
to him all majesty ascribe,
and crown him Lord of all.
To him all majesty ascribe,
and crown him Lord of all!

Oh, that with yonder sacred throng
we at his feet may fall!
We'll join the everlasting song
and crown him Lord of all.
We'll join the everlasting song
and crown him Lord of all. 

Prayer of Confession & Assurance of Pardon

Leader: Eternal God, we confess that often we have failed to be an obedient church: we have not done your will; we have broken your law; we have rebelled against your love; we have not loved our neighbors; we have not heard the cry of the needy. Forgive us, we pray. Free us to experience your peace.

Leader: O Prince of peace, from peace that is no peace, from the grip of all that is evil, from a violent righteousness,

People: You deliver us

Leader: From paralysis of will, from from the terror of truth,

People: You deliver us.

Leader: From hardness of heart, and from the fear of death,

People: You deliver us.

Leader: By your incredible grace, by putting on our flesh, by your nakedness and pain,

People: You heal us.

Leader: By your weeping over the city, by your acceptance of an unjust verdict, by your facing of horror and death,

People: You heal us.

Leader: By your bursting from the tomb, by your coming in judgment, by your longing for peace,

People: You heal us.

Leader: Give us peace, Lord. Amen.

Hymn of Response

"In Christ There is No East or West"

In Christ there is no East or West,
In Him no South or North;
But one great fellowship of love    
Throughout the whole wide earth.

In Christ shall true hearts everywhere
Their high communion find;
His service is the golden cord,
Close binding humankind.

Join hands, disciples of the faith, 
Whate'er your race may be!
All children of the living God       

Are surely kin to me.

In Christ now meet both East and West,
In Him meet South and North 
All Christly souls are one in Him 
Throughout the whole wide earth.

Hearing God's Word


Prayer of Illumination

[Based on Psalm 119: 105]

New Testament Reading

Galatians 3:21-29


“Remembering our Baptism: Remember Who You Are"

Hymn of Preparation

"One Bread, One Body"

One bread, one body
One Lord of all
One cup of blessing which we bless
And we, though many
Throughout the earth
We are one body in this one Lord

Gentile or Jew
Servant or free
Woman or man, no more

Many the gifts
Many the works
One in the Lord of all

Grain for the fields           
Scattered and grown
Gathered to one, for all

Responding to God’s Word

Celebration of the Lord's Supper


Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

Leader: Lift up your hearts.

People: We lift them up to the Lord.

Leader: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People: It is right for us to give thanks and praise.

Scriptural Assurance


Pastor led prayer ending with: Therefore we proclaim our faith as signed and sealed in this sacrament:
People: Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again. Amen


Words of Institution & Communion



Hymn of Thanksgiving

“Blest Be the Tie That Binds"

Blest be the tie that binds
Our hearts in Christian love;
The fellowship of kindred minds

Is like to that above.

Before our Father’s throne,
We pour our ardent prayers;
Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one
Our comforts and our cares

We share our mutual woes;
Our mutual burdens bear;
And often for each other flows The sympathizing tear.

When we are called to part,   
It gives us inward pain;          
But we shall still be joined in heart,

And hope to meet again. 


From sorrow, toil, and pain, 

And sin we shall be free;
And perfect love and friendship reign
Through all eternity.


[Based on Number 6:24-26]


Benediction Response

"O Christ Surround Me"

God be the love to search and keep me
God be the prayer to move my voice
God be the strength to now uphold me
O Christ, surround me
O Christ, surround me


Union Presbyterian Church

5615 Union Road, Gastonia, NC 28056

Phone: 704-864-7681    Fax: 704-864-7594


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