July 5, 2020 Outdoor Worship

The Presbyterian Church, Coshocton

Pastor Karen Crawford 

Liturgist: Janie Kinkley

Musicians: The Tubafours:

Ron Geese, euphonium; Brian Botdorf, euphonium; Ron Barkett, tuba; Jonathon Stuck, tuba

Outdoor Worship with The Presbyterian Church July 5, 2020

Gathering Music

    Amazing Grace – Early American melody, arr. Ron Geese

    With His Stripes We Are Healed – G. F. Handel, arr. Steven Cross

     Down in the River to Pray – Traditional, arr. Art Leiby

Ron Geese and the Tubafours


     Pilgrim’s Chorus from Tannhauser, Richard Wagner, arr. Ron Geese

Greeting/Announcements: Pastor Karen      

Opening Sentences:    Janie Kinkley

Come to me, Jesus says. All who are weary,

come to me.

And you, who carry heavy loads,

come to me.

For I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Let us draw near to Jesus, whose yoke is easy and whose burden is light.

Gathering Prayer: Janie Kinkley

Hymn: His Eye Is On the Sparrow, arr. Ron Geese

Call to Confession: Pastor Karen

Prayer of Confession

Lord, we marvel at the thought of a well-fitted yoke, a burden scaled to match our frames; we do not know how to rest in the promise of such labor. Some of us are weary from unceasing responsibility; others find no welcome in the marketplace. We confound your vision for our common life. Forgive our blind striving, our stifled concern, the judgments we cast on others. Make yourself known to us in the silence. Shape your children for the commonwealth of your love. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon                                                                                      

Time with Children

Prayer for Illumination: Janie Kinkley

Scripture: Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30                                                  Janie Kinkley

This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, O Christ!

Scripture: Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67                                         Pastor Karen

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

Message                    Love Story                                                          Pastor Karen

Hymn: Near to the Heart of God, Cleland Boyd McAfee

Invitation to Offering/Prayer of Dedication/Lord’s Prayer

Gracious Creator, you have laced our lives with blessing. As we present our offering, we also tender our lives. Make us your bold and faithful people, willing to go forward in faith wherever you would lead us, that we might be a comfort in the world. 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.

Solo: God Bless the U.S.A., Lee Greenwood, arr. Corey Swinderman; sung by Ron Barkett

Charge and Blessing

Postlude and Patriotic Music with The Tubafours:

Ron Geese and the Tubafours

    Postlude, Ron Geese

    Salute to George M. Cohan, arr. Ron Geese

    National Emblem, E.E. Bagley, arr. Robert Wilkinson

Published by karenpts

I am the pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Smithtown, New York on Long Island. Come and visit! We want to share God’s love and grace with you and encourage you on your journey of faith. I have served Presbyterian congregations in Minnesota, Florida and Ohio since my ordination in 2011. I am a 2010 graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and am working on a doctor of ministry degree with Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. I am married to Jim and we have 5 grown children and two grandchildren in our blended family. We are parents to fur babies, Liam, an orange tabby cat, and Minnie, a toy poodle.

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