Worship Service at Yorkville Congregational UCC

For Sunday June 21, 2020

Prelude Music – Tina

Welcome – Happy Father’s Day again, as this week it’s actually Father’s Day

Trinitarian Greeting

Call to Worship         

Leader:        God, we enter into a brand new moment of worship this moment.

People:        We come with deep gratitude and wide expectation. 

Leader:        Thank you for dreaming this day into being.

All:        Thank you for inviting us to celebrate it with you and with one another.

Music -  Be Thou My Vision

        Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;

        naught be all else to me, save that thou art

        thou my best through by day or by night,

        waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.

Prayer of Invocation

Lord God, we are full of awe and wonder at what you have done and what you continue to do.  By your Word the heavens and the earth were made.  Your Spirit fills the whole world with your loving kindness and gives us the power we need to be your witnesses.  Help us today to joyfully proclaim our faith and to worship you as you deserve.  Bring us closer to you and to one another We ask it in the name of Jesus, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forevermore.  Amen

Passing of the Peace

Traditionally, this is where we greet each other with the peace of Christ, so this morning, I greet you all with the peace of Christ – may it fill you today and all week!


Joys and Concerns

Pastoral Prayer & Lord’s prayer   

Call for the offering

Music - This is the Day

        This is the day, this is the day that the Lord has made, that the Lord has made;

        we will rejoice, we will rejoice and be glad in it, and be glad in it.

        This is the day that the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

        This is the day, this is the day that the Lord has made.

Prayer of Dedication of Gifts and Self

God, your gift to us is life. Our gift to you is how we choose to live life, including our choices of offerings to advance your work in the world. So take these gifts from our hands, loving God, along with our prayer that they will help accomplish not what we will, but what you intend. Multiply our seed sown this day, we pray. Amen.

Scripture:                Matthew 20:1-16

                        Exodus 16:2-7, 11-17

Message:                The Kingdom of heaven is like…

Closing Song :         All My Hope is in Jesus                         (Crowder)

Sung by Doug Clevenger