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Lakeview Presbyterian Church Service, June 20, 2021
Questions for Reflection:
What lesson from the father figure in your life sticks with you? Do you follow it or fight against it?
“Spirit, Open My Heart” MUSIC: Trad. Irish, TEXT: Ruth Duck sung by Keisha Prime
Spirit, open my heart to the joy and pain of living. As you love may I love, in receiving and in giving. Spirit, open my heart. Write your love upon my heart as my law, my goal, my story. In each thought, word, and deed, may my living bring you glory.
Call to Worship
God alone laid the foundations of the earth.
The morning stars sang together and all the heavenly beings shouted for joy.
From the midst of the whirlwind, God speaks with power.
We ourselves have seen the wondrous deeds of the Lord!
Let us worship our God.
Hymn “Faith of Our Fathers” #AAHH # 409
Prayer for Illumination
Holy God, we are drawn into your presence and desire to understand all your mysteries. So now, by the gift of your Holy Spirit, speak your words and we will listen carefully, responding in awe and gratitude. Through Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.
Reading from the Hebrew Scriptures: 1 Samuel 17: 55—18: 5
When Saul saw David go out against the Philistine, he said to Abner, the commander of the army, "Abner, whose son is this young man?" Abner said, "As your soul lives, O king, I do not know." The king said, "Inquire whose son the stripling is."
On David's return from killing the Philistine, Abner took him and brought him before Saul, with the head of the Philistine in his hand. Saul said to him, "Whose son are you, young man?"
And David answered, "I am the son of your servant Jesse the Bethlehemite."
When Davidhad finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was bound to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. Saul took him that day and would not let him return to his father's house. Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul. Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that he was wearing, and gave it to David, and his armor, and even his sword and his bow and his belt. David went out and was successful wherever Saul sent him; as a result, Saul set him over the army. And all the people, even the servants of Saul, approved.
Reading from the Gospel of Mark 4: 35—41
On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, "Let us go across to the other side." And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, "Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?" He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace! Be still!" Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. He said to them, "Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?" And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, "Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?"
Hymn (please remain seated) “His Eye is on the Sparrow” AAHH # 143
Sermon “Whose Child Are You?” The Rev. Russell Lehman
Sharing of Joys and Concerns
The Lord’s Prayer (Ecumenical)
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen.
Statement about Offering our Gifts
We are invited to open our hearts wide and to place no boundaries on our affection for God’s people. Let us then share generously our provisions with others.
Donations can be mailed to Lakeview Presbyterian Church at 1310 22 nd Av S, St Petersburg, FL, 33705 or given online through our website lakeviewpresbyterianchurch.org
Prayer of Dedication
We return to you, O God, the gifts you have given, that this offering, and our lives, might bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen.
Hymn “This Is My Father’s World” AAHH # 149
Charge and Blessing
The creator of all that is upholds your life;
Christ himself walks by your side;
the Spirit gives you breath
to speak God’s grace and sing God’s praise.
Postlude “Every Time I Feel the Spirit” African American Spiritual sung by Keisha Prime
Every Time I Feel the Spirit moving in my heart, I will pray,
Every Time I feel the Spirit, moving in my heart I will pray.
Upon the mountain, when my God spoke, Out of God’s mouth came fire and smoke.
All around me, it looked so shine, I asked my Lord if all was mine.
‘Ol Jordan River, chilly and cold, It chills the body but not the soul.
There ain’t but one train that’s on this track, It runs to heaven and runs right back. Refrain