July 5, 2020

July 5th Worship Service

| Regrettably, there are no contemporary songs for this Sunday’s service because we were unable to obtain a streaming license in time. Please click onto worship service with visuals to access the service on our MHP YouTube Channel. If you’d like to follow the service, the order is below. We also have a link to an audio version of the service.

For parents of younger children, there is a children’s message this week. For the main message, questions for families to ponder together are down below in the order of worship. There is also an attachment called “Sunday Funnies” for the children. This sheet can be coloured too.

 
MORNINGSIDE-HIGH PARK
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Warmly welcomes everyone to this
pre-recorded worship service!
July 5, 2020

WE GATHER IN GOD’S PRESENCE

Prelude, Welcome & Announcements 

Call to Worship (based on selected verses from Psalm 145)

Hymn of Praise – This is my Father’s world
This is my Father’s world, and to my listening ears
All nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres.
This is my Father’s world; I rest me in the thought;
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas
God’s hands the wonders wrought.

This is my Maker’s world; the birds their carols raise;
The morning light, the lily white, declare their Maker’s praise.
This is my Maker’s world; God shines in all that’s fair;
In the rustling grass, God’s footsteps pass;
God speaks to me everywhere.

This is my Saviour’s world; oh let me not forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the Ruler yet.
This is my Saviour’s world; the battle is not done;
Jesus, who died, shall be satisfied, and earth and heaven be one.

          Words Music by Maltbie D. Babcock

Prayers of Confession & Lord’s Prayer (contemporary version)
Let us pray…
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come, your will be done,
on earth as 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.

Words of Assurance & Peace of Christ
Beloved, let us hear and believe the good news…

One: May the peace of the Lord be always with you.
All: And also with you.

Hymn – Softly and Tenderly
Verse 1
Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling,
calling for you and for me:
Patiently Jesus is waiting and watching,
watching for You and for me.Refrain
“Come home, come home,
ye who are weary, come home”
Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,
calling, O sinner, “Come home!”

Verse 2
Why should we tarry when Jesus is pleading,
pleading for you and for me?
Why should we linger and heed not His mercies,
mercies for you and for me?

Refrain
“Come home, come home,
ye who are weary, come home”
Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,
calling, O sinner, “Come home!”

Verse 3
Oh for the wonderful love He has promised,
promised for you and for me;
Though we have sinned, He has mercy and pardon,
pardon for you and for me.

Refrain
“Come home, come home,
ye who are weary, come home”
Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,
calling, O sinner, “Come home!”
Words and Music by William J. Thompson

MHP CONNECT

Children’s Message

Hymn – Just as I am, without one plea
Just as I am, without one plea,
but that thy blood was shed for me,
And that thou biddest me come to thee,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, though tossed about
With many a conflict, many a doubt,
Fightings and fears within, without,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind;
Sight, riches, healing of the mind,
Yea, all I need in thee I find,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, thou wilt receive,
Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
Because thy promise I believe,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, thy love unknown
Has broken every barrier down.
Now to be thine, yea, thine alone,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am of that free love
The breadth, length, depth, and height to prove,
Here for a season, then above,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.
Words by Charlotte Elliott
          Music by William Batchelder Bradbury
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
Scripture Reading – Matthew 11:25-30 (NLT)

25 At that time Jesus prayed this prayer: “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike. 26 Yes, Father, it pleased you to do it this way!

27 “My Father has entrusted everything to me. No one truly knows the Son except the Father, and no one truly knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”

28 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”

The Invitation to Offering

Offertory – Simply trusting everyday

Message
Parents, I invite you to ask your children to think about what it means to “learn from Jesus”. (The NRSV translation uses the word “learn” and not “teach”.) Also, when they think about the word “gentle”, who do they picture? What do they think of? After the message, discuss what story or stories reveal Jesus’ gentleness in the way “gentle” is understood from our gospel reading.
WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD &
GO OUT INTO THE WORLD TO SERVE
Prayers of the People

Hymn – Fight the good fight
Fight the good fight with all your might;
Christ is your strength and Christ your right;
Lay hold on life, and it shall be
Your joy and crown eternally.Run the straight race through God’s good grace;
Lift up your eyes and seek God’s face;
The way of life before you lies;
Christ is the path and Christ the prize.

Cast care aside; lean on your guide;
His boundless mercy will provide;
Trust and your trusting soul shall prove
Christ is its life and Christ its love.

Faint not nor fear, those arms are near,
And, changing not, still hold you dear;
Hope and believe, and you shall find
Christ is your all: heart, strength, and mind.
          Words by John Samuel Bewley Monsell
Music by William Boyd

Benediction   

Choral Amen                       
Sing amen. Amen, we praise your name, O God.
Sing amen. Amen, we praise your name, O God.
Sing amen. Amen, amen, amen, amen,
amen, we praise your name, O God.

Postlude        

Regrettably, there are no contemporary songs for this Sunday's service because we were unable to obtain a streaming license in time. Please click onto worship service with visuals to access the service on our MHP YouTube Channel. If you'd like to follow the service, the order is below. We also have a link to an audio version of the service.

For parents of younger children, there is a children's message this week. For the main message, questions for families to ponder together are down below in the order of worship. There is also an attachment called "Sunday Funnies" for the children. This sheet can be coloured too.

 

MORNINGSIDE-HIGH PARK
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Warmly welcomes everyone to this
pre-recorded worship service!
July 5, 2020
WE GATHER IN GOD’S PRESENCE

Prelude, Welcome & Announcements 

Call to Worship (based on selected verses from Psalm 145)

Hymn of Praise – This is my Father's world
This is my Father’s world, and to my listening ears
All nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres.
This is my Father’s world; I rest me in the thought;
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas
God’s hands the wonders wrought.

This is my Maker’s world; the birds their carols raise;
The morning light, the lily white, declare their Maker’s praise.
This is my Maker’s world; God shines in all that’s fair;
In the rustling grass, God's footsteps pass;
God speaks to me everywhere.

This is my Saviour’s world; oh let me not forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the Ruler yet.
This is my Saviour’s world; the battle is not done;
Jesus, who died, shall be satisfied, and earth and heaven be one.

          Words Music by Maltbie D. Babcock

Prayers of Confession & Lord’s Prayer (contemporary version)
Let us pray…
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come, your will be done,
on earth as 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.

Words of Assurance & Peace of Christ
Beloved, let us hear and believe the good news...

One: May the peace of the Lord be always with you.
All: And also with you.

Hymn – Softly and Tenderly
Verse 1
Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling,
calling for you and for me:
Patiently Jesus is waiting and watching,
watching for You and for me.Refrain
“Come home, come home,
ye who are weary, come home”
Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,
calling, O sinner, “Come home!”Verse 2
Why should we tarry when Jesus is pleading,
pleading for you and for me?
Why should we linger and heed not His mercies,
mercies for you and for me?Refrain
“Come home, come home,
ye who are weary, come home”
Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,
calling, O sinner, “Come home!”

Verse 3
Oh for the wonderful love He has promised,
promised for you and for me;
Though we have sinned, He has mercy and pardon,
pardon for you and for me.

Refrain
“Come home, come home,
ye who are weary, come home”
Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,
calling, O sinner, “Come home!”
Words and Music by William J. Thompson

MHP CONNECT

Children's Message

Hymn – Just as I am, without one plea
Just as I am, without one plea,
but that thy blood was shed for me,
And that thou biddest me come to thee,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, though tossed about
With many a conflict, many a doubt,
Fightings and fears within, without,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind;
Sight, riches, healing of the mind,
Yea, all I need in thee I find,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, thou wilt receive,
Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
Because thy promise I believe,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, thy love unknown
Has broken every barrier down.
Now to be thine, yea, thine alone,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am of that free love
The breadth, length, depth, and height to prove,
Here for a season, then above,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.
Words by Charlotte Elliott
          Music by William Batchelder Bradbury

WE HEAR GOD'S WORD

Scripture Reading – Matthew 11:25-30 (NLT)

25 At that time Jesus prayed this prayer: “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike. 26 Yes, Father, it pleased you to do it this way!

27 “My Father has entrusted everything to me. No one truly knows the Son except the Father, and no one truly knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”

28 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”

The Invitation to Offering

Offertory – Simply trusting everyday

Message
Parents, I invite you to ask your children to think about what it means to “learn from Jesus”. (The NRSV translation uses the word "learn" and not "teach".) Also, when they think about the word “gentle”, who do they picture? What do they think of? After the message, discuss what story or stories reveal Jesus’ gentleness in the way “gentle” is understood from our gospel reading.

WE RESPOND TO GOD'S WORD &
GO OUT INTO THE WORLD TO SERVE

Prayers of the People

Hymn – Fight the good fight
Fight the good fight with all your might;
Christ is your strength and Christ your right;

Lay hold on life, and it shall be
Your joy and crown eternally.Run the straight race through God’s good grace;
Lift up your eyes and seek God’s face;
The way of life before you lies;
Christ is the path and Christ the prize.Cast care aside; lean on your guide;
His boundless mercy will provide;
Trust and your trusting soul shall prove
Christ is its life and Christ its love.Faint not nor fear, those arms are near,
And, changing not, still hold you dear;
Hope and believe, and you shall find
Christ is your all: heart, strength, and mind.

          Words by John Samuel Bewley Monsell
Music by William Boyd

Benediction   

Choral Amen                       
Sing amen. Amen, we praise your name, O God.
Sing amen. Amen, we praise your name, O God.
Sing amen. Amen, amen, amen, amen,
amen, we praise your name, O God.

Postlude