Sept. 13, 2020 Virtual Worship

The Presbyterian Church, 142 N. 4th St., Coshocton, OH 43812

Pastor Karen Crawford

Diane Jones, Liturgist

Alice Hoover, Organist

Parting the Red Sea
Sept. 13, 2020 Worship

Prelude: Thanks Be Thee  George Frideric Handel

Greeting/Announcements with Pastor Karen

Opening Words with Diane Jones

Give praise to God!

Praise the Lord, for it is God who saves. . . . 

It is God who forgives. . . .

It is God who delivers. . . .

Give thanks and praise to the Lord!

Gathering Prayer with Diane Jones

Hymn     There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy         Frederick W. Faber

There’s a wideness in God’s mercy,
like the wideness of the sea.
There’s a kindness in God’s justice,
which is more than liberty.
There is no place where earth’s sorrows
are more felt than up in heaven.
There is no place where earth’s failings
have such kindly judgment given.

For the love of God is broader
than the measures of the mind.
And the heart of the Eternal
is most wonderfully kind.
If our love were but more faithful,
we would gladly trust God’s Word,
and our lives reflect thanksgiving
for the goodness of our Lord.

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Gracious and loving God, you lived for us—we have not lived for you. You have forgiven us—we have not forgiven others. You have loved us—we have not loved ourselves nor have we loved one another. Take pity on us and forgive us, God. Help us to forgive. Help us to live for you. Help us to love through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon

Time with Children and Youth with Pastor Karen

Parting the Red Sea From Sermons4Kids
(I Will Sing Unto the Lord (The Horse and RIder)

Prayer for Illumination and Romans 14:1-12 with Diane Jones

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

Exodus 14:19-31 with Pastor Karen

Holy wisdom, holy word. Thanks be to God!

Message The God Who Parts the Sea Pastor Karen

Hymn          Give to the Winds Thy Fears          John Wesley

Give to the winds thy fears,
hope and be undismayed;
God hears thy sighs and counts thy tears;
God shall lift up thy head.

Through waves and clouds and storms,
He gently clears the way;
wait thou His time, so shall this night
soon end in joyous day.

Invitation to the Offering


Prayer of Thanksgiving/Lord’s Prayer

O God, we thank you for these gifts. Multiply them, and enable the work of love and the righteousness of your kingdom in the world. We thank and praise you.  Hear us as we continue our prayer in the words Jesus gave to us, saying, 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.

Hymn       Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah       William Williams

Guide me, O my great Redeemer,
pilgrim through this barren land;
I am weak, but you are mighty;
hold me with your powerful hand.
Bread of heaven, bread of heaven,
feed me now and evermore,
feed me now and evermore.

Open now the crystal fountain,
where the healing waters flow.
Let the fire and cloudy pillar
lead me all my journey through.
Strong Deliverer, strong Deliverer,
ever be my strength and shield,
ever be my strength and shield.


Postlude: Adagio Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) edited, S. Drummond Wolf

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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