***SUNDAY WORSHIP AND SUNDAY SCHOOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
July 5, 2020 5th Sunday after Pentecost/Communion 11 A.M.
WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS
OPENING SONG ”O Beautiful for Spacious Skies”
A PRAYER FOR OUR NATION
Pastor Mark: O God, our Lord, you have made us one nation out of many peoples: Within our diversities of race and class and tradition, unite us in a common love of freedom and justice for ALL.
Elder Tony Miller: Help us to establish our land in every righteous way. Maintain our generation in liberty and the struggle for justice and good will.
Pastor Mark: O God, remember not the offenses of your people; do not deal with us after our sins and do not reward us according to our wickedness.
Elder Tony Miller: From the love of ease, blindness of heart, and arrogant pride, save us, O Lord.
Pastor Mark: From class hatred, racial hatreds, the seeking of self-advantage and forgetfulness of the common good, save your people, Lord. Heal our broken land, Lord.
Unison: Teach us, O Lord, to cooperate effectively with other nations, to work for the elimination of war, the establishment of international law, and whatever else may relate to the general good. We pray these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.
SPECIAL MUSIC “God of This City” Tom Helsel, vocals & guitar
United Presbyterian Church, Cuyahoga Falls
MORNING PRAYER AND LORD’S PRAYER
SCRIPTURE: Galatians 2:19-21
SERMON: ”I Pledge Allegiance to …”
SPECIAL MUSIC “Upon this Altar” by Patti Drennan
The Vine Fellowship Worship Team
WE CELEBRATE THE LORD’S SUPPER
THE VINE FELLOWSHIP’S CORE PURPOSE:
Sharing Christ’s love through discipleship and intentional acts of service.
Dear Members and Friends of The Vine Fellowship Church:
How are you doing? Really the question should be more specific because when you ask a person how they are doing, more times than naught, they reply, "OK". But if you would press them and ask them some more questions you might find out otherwise. After all, what does "OK" mean? So my new question is, how are you coping? I was talking with a member the other day who was reflecting on how hard this pandemic has been. It is almost like life is being slowly sucked out of you and feeling anxious, and depression can be very real. It's summer and we should be out and about enjoying the warm weather and all that comes with summer. But this summer is different; it is not your normal summer. And it hasn't been and it isn't easy. So where are you turning and to whom are you turning? This week's theme speaks to a place where can turn to that is powerful. There is power in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
From A Guide to Prayer, by Rueben P. Job & Norman Shawchuck.
Theme: The Power of the Gospel (Sunday between July 3 and 9)
Almighty God, may the transforming power of your gospel be at work in my life today and always. Amen
Monday's reading: Romans 1:1-17 Tuesday: Colossians 1:9-23
Wednesday: Ephesians 1:1-14 Thursday: II Corinthians 12:1-10
Friday: I Peter 1:1-9 Saturday: I Corinthians 1:18-31
Sunday: Exodus 1:6-14
Prayers: for the church, for others, for myself
Reflection: silent & written
Benediction: Go forth to serve in the strength, love, and presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Until next week. God bless you all.
Yours in Christ and on the Journey together,
The Vine Fellowship Church Traditional Worship begins at 11:00 am.
(BEFORE COVID-19) - Worship is now ONLINE until further notice).
Mark T. Ruppert - Pastor
Kay Belser - Pianist and Director of Music Ministry
Welcome!The Vine Fellowship Church Vision Who are we?
The Vine Fellowship is a caring community of followers of Jesus. Why do we exist? To share the love of Jesus. How do we do it? We share that love by: * Meeting people where they are * Building relationships within the community * Introducing people to Jesus * Worshiping joyfully * Serving greater Copley
A congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA)
WORSHIP TIME & LOCATION
We are worshipping at: 11 AM
The Vine Fellowship Church
3676 Community Lane, Suite 100, Copley Ohio 44321
(off S. Cleveland-Massillon Road)
Adults, youth, and children meet at 9:30 am for Sunday School. The adult class focuses on Bible study, video series, and books that challenge us to live faithfully as Christ followers.
Children and youth meet in age appropriate groups taught by adults who love God and love kids. Our children’s curriculum uses Bible stories and hands-on activities to engage our younger learners.
Beginning at 10:15 am fellowship and coffee hour take place in the Lounge. During worship childcare and learning experiences are offered for infants through kindergarten age.