Worship for June 7, 2020


A Prayer for Preparing to Worship:

Almighty God, by the power of your Holy Spirit,

speak to us in the language of our hearts, that we may hear your Word

with understanding and answer your call with confidence. Amen.


Welcome Video



Passing of the Peace

We encourage you to contact others in the church,

to reach out and connect, to check in on those that might need help,

and to let others know the help you need, in mind, body, and spirit, in this uncertain time. 



Prayer of the Day – Erik Koehler




Mighty and merciful God, lover of justice and equity, you call us to support the weak,

to help those who suffer, and to honor all people. By the power of your Holy Spirit,

make us advocates for your justice and instruments for your peace,

so that all may be reconciled in your beloved community,

through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen. 


Scripture Reading: Genesis 1:1-2:4a– Erik Koehler


1In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth,

2the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters.

3Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.

4And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.

5God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

6And God said, “Let there be a dome in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.”

7So God made the dome and separated the waters that were under the dome from the waters that were above the dome. And it was so.

8God called the dome Sky. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.

9And God said, “Let the waters under the sky be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so.

10God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.

11Then God said, “Let the earth put forth vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it.” And it was so.

12The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed of every kind, and trees of every kind bearing fruit with the seed in it. And God saw that it was good.

13And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.

14And God said, “Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years,
15and let them be lights in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth.” And it was so.
16God made the two great lights — the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night — and the stars.
17God set them in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth,
18to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good.
19And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.

20And God said, “Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the dome of the sky.”

21So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, of every kind, with which the waters swarm, and every winged bird of every kind. And God saw that it was good.

22God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.”

23And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day.

24And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures of every kind: cattle and creeping things and wild animals of the earth of every kind.” And it was so.

25God made the wild animals of the earth of every kind, and the cattle of every kind, and everything that creeps upon the ground of every kind. And God saw that it was good.

26Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.”

27So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

28God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.”

29God said, “See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food.

30And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so.

31God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

2:1Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all their multitude.

2And on the seventh day God finished the work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work that he had done.

3So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all the work that he had done in creation.

4These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created.


Sermon: Jeff Foels


Special Music: Shelter Me

Written by Ft. Michael Joncas Performed by PPC Choir and Friends



If you would like to join this project next time, please contact Jusun Kim at jusun@plymouthpc.org.


Prayers of the People and The Lord’s Prayer 


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.


Sending 


Wherever you are, and wherever you go, hold this with you:

Be in the world in peace;

Have courage;

Hold onto what is good;

Return no one evil for evil;

Support the weak;

Help the suffering;

Honor all God’s children;

Love and serve the Lord, 

Rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit.


May God, who creates, redeems, and sustains, keep you steadfast in faith,

buoyant in hope, and abounding in love. And the blessing of God, Father, Son,

and Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always.

Alelluia! Amen. 




God Bless and keep you all in His care!






Interview Article regarding the song, 'Shelter Me.'


The poem "Creation," by James Weldon Johnson, featured in the sermon, can be found in full here: Poem, 'Creation'





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