Worship Online August 9
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Welcome to worship at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Santa Fe, NM. Please move through the service at your own pace, clicking on the links as you are ready, repeating segments if you are so moved.
Prelude Precious Lord, Take My Hand arr. Jack Schrader
C. Scott Hagler, piano
Greeting Rev. Kathryn Boren
Musical Response I Sing the Almighty Power of God
Children’s Time Rev. Kathryn Boren
Scripture Matthew 14:22–33 Lori Andrews
Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land, for the wind was against them. And early in the morning he came walking toward them on the sea. But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.”
Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus. But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshipped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
Sermon Rev. Kathryn Boren
Morning Prayer Fred Graham
Let us offer our prayers to God:
That St. John’s United Methodist Church may work to refine itself into a community filled with justice, forgiveness, humility, and peace we pray to you, O God: Hear our prayer.
That students and teachers find comfortable ways to achieve learning as the school year begins, we pray to you, O God: Hear our prayer.
That we struggle to find your divine will in all we do, we pray to you, O God: Hear our prayer.
That those who suffer with all kinds of illness may experience your healing touch, we pray to you, O God: Hear our prayer.
May our prayers be joined with the whole heavenly throng as we unite our hearts in you, O God. Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer Leah Tafoya
Offering Moment and Prayer Rev. Russ Hall
As you listen to or join in singing the offertory song, we invite you to give toward the ministries of the church.
Thank you for your generosity and all you do to make sure SJUMC continues to change lives.
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Offering Music Stand By Me
Blessing Rev. Kathryn Boren
Postlude Prelude in F by J. S. Bach
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