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Set Your Mind

Nothing Shall Separate Us

Sixth Sunday After Pentecost, Year A

Here we are in the midst of summer, wondering how we will hold on to folks when summer fun calls. Of course, COVID-19 might have something to say about what and where and when we can gather, even out in the wilderness of the great land of ours.

Liturgical Days: Ordinary Time – July 12-26

Special Days: U.S. Independence Day – July 4
Parents Day – July 19

Key Themes: Renewed mind, blossoming plants, seeds and soil, silence, symbols of the Holy Spirit, the earth, all of Creation, new birth, children, hope, patience, God’s kin-dom

Liturgical Color: Green

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost – “Set Your Mind”

July 12, 2020 – Romans 8:1-11

CALLS TO WORSHIP

I.

LEADER: Life-Giving God, you have called us to the fountain of new life, new vision, new hope, new fellowship with you and with one another.

ALL: We come rejoicing! You kept your promise.

LEADER: Faithful God, you promised never to leave or forsake us.

ALL: We come in victory! You kept your promise.

LEADER: All-Powerful, Sustaining God, you promised to set us free from the law of sin and
death.

ALL: We come with hearts of thanksgiving and our minds are stayed on you because you kept your promise. Hallelujah!

(Cynthia A Wilson © 2020)

II.

UNISON: God, let us count the ways you never leave us. Your Light of Day greeted us this morning. The smell of the crisp air of a new day. The melody of the birds whispered your love in our ears. These are among the Good Morning gifts we give thanks for. Another day in your Precious Presence.

Come what may this day, angry traffic, angry words, paved or unpaved roads, we will praise your Holy Name! And so we greet you this day with shouts of joy and thanksgiving. Amen.

Sherrie Dobbs Johnson, The Africana Worship Book: Year A, (Discipleship Resources, 2006) , 77.

III.

The Worship Sourcebook (p. 54:27)

God invites us to his healing presence with these words: “I am the Lord who heals you.”

Disease, depressed, dysfunctional, defeated, we come hungering for health that only God can provide.

God calls us to bring open eyes, hearing ears, and tender hearts turned toward God, the Great Physician.

We bow before God in faith and expectancy!


The Worship Sourcebook (p. 54:28)

When Moses gathered the people of Israel, God said,

“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.”

As we gather here today, let us worship the Lord, who continues to be our God, and still brings us out of the places of bondage. – Based on Exodus 20:1-2


The Worship Sourcebook, Second Edition © 2013, Faith Alive Christian Resources, 1700 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, I 49508-1407. All rights reserved. Brief portions of this book may be reproduced without special permission for one-time use only, for worship and educational purposes, in an order of service for use by a congregation, or in a special program or lesson resource, provided that no part of such reproduction is sold, directly or indirectly, and that the following acknowledgement is included: “Reprinted by permission from The Worship Resource Book, Second Edition, © 2013, Faith Alive Christian Resources. For all other uses, please contact the copyright holder.

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