Made in God’s Image
June 7, 2020

Made in God’s Image

Passage: Genesis 1:2-4a
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Bible Text: Genesis 1:2-4a | Preacher: Rev. Janet Ryu-Chan | MORNINGSIDE-HIGH PARK
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Warmly welcomes everyone to this online audio worship service!
June 07, 2020

WE GATHER IN GOD’S PRESENCE
Prelude, Welcome & Announcements

Responsive Call to Worship
One: We praise you God
All: for sun, moon and stars.
One: We praise you God
All: for trees, birds and fish.
One: We praise you God
All: for family and friends.
One: We praise you God,
All: Creator, Redeemer and Holy Spirit.
We worship you now, Three-in-One.

Hymn of Praise – Holy, holy, holy
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty,
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

Holy, holy, holy, all the saints adore Thee,
Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea,
Cherubim and seraphim falling down before Thee,
Who wert and art and evermore shalt be.

Holy, holy, holy, though the darkness hide Thee,
Though our eyes in sinfulness Thy glory may not see,
Only Thou art holy; there is none beside Thee,
Perfect in power, in love and purity.

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God almighty!
All Thy works shall praise Thy name in earth and sky and sea.
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty,
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!
Words by Reginald Heber
Music by John Bacchus Dykes

Prayers of Confession & Lord’s Prayer
Let us pray…
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.
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, the power and the glory,
for ever and ever, 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 – All things bright and beautiful
All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful, in love God made them all.

Each little flower that opens, each little bird that sings,
God made their glowing colours; God made their tiny wings.

All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful, in love God made them all.

The cold wind in the winter, the pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden, God made them, every one.

All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful, in love God made them all.

The rocky mountain splendour, the haunting curlew’s call,
The great lakes and the prairies, the forests in the fall,

All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful, in love God made them all.

God gave us eyes to see them, and lips that we might tell
How great is God almighty who has made all things well.

All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful, in love God made them all.
Words by Cecil Frances Alexander
Music by folk melody; adt. Martin Shaw

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
Responsive Psalm 8
1 O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!
Your glory is higher than the heavens.
2 You have taught children and infants
to tell of your strength,
silencing your enemies
and all who oppose you.
3 When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—
the moon and the stars you set in place—
4 what are mere mortals that you should think about them,
human beings that you should care for them?
5 Yet you made them only a little lower than God
and crowned them with glory and honor.
6 You gave them charge of everything you made,
putting all things under their authority—
7 the flocks and the herds
and all the wild animals,
8 the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea,
and everything that swims the ocean currents.
9 O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!

Children’s Message

Hymn – Beautiful One
Verse 1: Wonderful, so wonderful is Your unfailing love;
Your cross has spoken mercy over me.
No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no heart could fully know
How glorious, how beautiful You are.

Refrain: Beautiful One, I love; beautiful One, I adore.
Beautiful One, my soul must sing.

Verse 2: Powerful, so powerful, Your glory fills the skies,
Your mighty works displayed for all to see.
The beauty of Your majesty awakes my heart to sing.
How marvelous, how wonderful You are.

Refrain: Beautiful One, I love; beautiful One, I adore.
Beautiful One, my soul must sing.

Bridge (2x): You opened my eyes to Your wonders anew.
You captured my heart with this love,
‘Cause nothing on earth is as beautiful as You.

Refrain: Beautiful One, I love; beautiful One, I adore.
Beautiful One, my soul must sing.

Coda: My soul, my soul must sing.
My soul, my soul must sing.
My soul, my soul must sing, Beautiful One.
Words and Music by Tim Hughes

Scripture Reading – Genesis 1-2:41 (The Message)

1-2 First this: God created the Heavens and Earth—all you see, all you don’t see. Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. God’s Spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss.

3-5 God spoke: “Light!”
And light appeared.
God saw that light was good
and separated light from dark.
God named the light Day,
he named the dark Night.
It was evening, it was morning—
Day One.

6-8 God spoke: “Sky! In the middle of the waters;
separate water from water!”
God made sky.
He separated the water under sky
from the water above sky.
And there it was:
he named sky the Heavens;
It was evening, it was morning—
Day Two.

9-10 God spoke: “Separate!
Water-beneath-Heaven, gather into one place;
Land, appear!”
And there it was.
God named the land Earth.
He named the pooled water Ocean.
God saw that it was good.

11-13 God spoke: “Earth, green up! Grow all varieties
of seed-bearing plants,
Every sort of fruit-bearing tree.”
And there it was.
Earth produced green seed-bearing plants,
all varieties,
And fruit-bearing trees of all sorts.
God saw that it was good.
It was evening, it was morning—
Day Three.

14-15 God spoke: “Lights! Come out!
Shine in Heaven’s sky!
Separate Day from Night.
Mark seasons and days and years,
Lights in Heaven’s sky to give light to Earth.”
And there it was.

16-19 God made two big lights, the larger
to take charge of Day,
The smaller to be in charge of Night;
and he made the stars.
God placed them in the heavenly sky
to light up Earth
And oversee Day and Night,
to separate light and dark.
God saw that it was good.
It was evening, it was morning—
Day Four.

20-23 God spoke: “Swarm, Ocean, with fish and all sea life!
Birds, fly through the sky over Earth!”
God created the huge whales,
all the swarm of life in the waters,
And every kind and species of flying birds.
God saw that it was good.
God blessed them: “Prosper! Reproduce! Fill Ocean!
Birds, reproduce on Earth!”
It was evening, it was morning—
Day Five.

24-25 God spoke: “Earth, generate life! Every sort and kind:
cattle and reptiles and wild animals—all kinds.”
And there it was:
wild animals of every kind,
Cattle of all kinds, every sort of reptile and bug.
God saw that it was good.

26-28 God spoke: “Let us make human beings in our image, make them
reflecting our nature
So they can be responsible for the fish in the sea,
the birds in the air, the cattle,
And, yes, Earth itself,
and every animal that moves on the face of Earth.”
God created human beings;
he created them godlike,
Reflecting God’s nature.
He created them male and female.
God blessed them:
“Prosper! Reproduce! Fill Earth! Take charge!
Be responsible for fish in the sea and birds in the air,
for every living thing that moves on the face of Earth.”

29-30 Then God said, “I’ve given you
every sort of seed-bearing plant on Earth
And every kind of fruit-bearing tree,
given them to you for food.
To all animals and all birds,
everything that moves and breathes,
I give whatever grows out of the ground for food.”
And there it was.

31 God looked over everything he had made;
it was so good, so very good!
It was evening, it was morning—
Day Six.

2 Heaven and Earth were finished,
down to the last detail.

2-4 By the seventh day
God had finished his work.
On the seventh day
he rested from all his work.
God blessed the seventh day.
He made it a Holy Day
Because on that day he rested from his work,
all the creating God had done.

One: The Word of the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God.

The Invitation to Offering

Offertory

Message
During the message, parents can ask their children what made them sad or would make God sad from the stories they heard. Afterwards, ask them what they could do to show God’s love.

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD
Hymn – Creator God, Creating Still!
Creator God, creating still by will and word and deed,
Create a new humanity to meet the present need.

Redeemer God, redeeming still with overflowing grace,
Pour out Your love on us, through us; make this a holy place.

Sustainer God, sustaining still with strength for every day,
Empower us now to do Your will; correct us when we stray.

Great Trinity, for this new day, we need Your presence still.
Create, redeem, sustain us now to do Your work and will.
Words by Gen 1:2, John 15:26, Titus 2:11-14;
paraphrase by Jane Parker Huber
Music by carol tune, c.15th cen.

Prayers of the People

WE GO INTO THE WORLD TO SERVE
Hymn – Now thank we all our God
Now thank we all our God with heart and hands and voices,
Who wondrous things has done, in whom God’s world rejoices,
Who from our mother’s arms has blessed us on our way
With countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.

Oh may this bounteous God through all our life be near us,
With ever joyful hearts and blessed peace to cheer us,
And keep us all with grace, and guide us when perplexed,
And free us from all ills in this world and the next.

All praise and thanks to God who reigns in highest heaven,
The Father and the Son and Spirit now be given,
The one eternal God, whom heaven and earth adore,
For thus is was, is now and shall be evermore.
Words by Martin Rinckart, Catherine Winkworth
Music by Johann Crüger

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

MORNINGSIDE-HIGH PARK
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Warmly welcomes everyone to this online audio worship service!
June 07, 2020

WE GATHER IN GOD’S PRESENCE
Prelude, Welcome & Announcements

Responsive Call to Worship
One: We praise you God
All: for sun, moon and stars.
One: We praise you God
All: for trees, birds and fish.
One: We praise you God
All: for family and friends.
One: We praise you God,
All: Creator, Redeemer and Holy Spirit.
We worship you now, Three-in-One.

Hymn of Praise – Holy, holy, holy
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty,
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

Holy, holy, holy, all the saints adore Thee,
Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea,
Cherubim and seraphim falling down before Thee,
Who wert and art and evermore shalt be.

Holy, holy, holy, though the darkness hide Thee,
Though our eyes in sinfulness Thy glory may not see,
Only Thou art holy; there is none beside Thee,
Perfect in power, in love and purity.

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God almighty!
All Thy works shall praise Thy name in earth and sky and sea.
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty,
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!
Words by Reginald Heber
Music by John Bacchus Dykes

Prayers of Confession & Lord’s Prayer
Let us pray…
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.
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, the power and the glory,
for ever and ever, 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 – All things bright and beautiful
All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful, in love God made them all.

Each little flower that opens, each little bird that sings,
God made their glowing colours; God made their tiny wings.

All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful, in love God made them all.

The cold wind in the winter, the pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden, God made them, every one.

All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful, in love God made them all.

The rocky mountain splendour, the haunting curlew’s call,
The great lakes and the prairies, the forests in the fall,

All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful, in love God made them all.

God gave us eyes to see them, and lips that we might tell
How great is God almighty who has made all things well.

All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful, in love God made them all.
Words by Cecil Frances Alexander
Music by folk melody; adt. Martin Shaw

WE HEAR GOD'S WORD
Responsive Psalm 8
1 O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!
Your glory is higher than the heavens.
2 You have taught children and infants
to tell of your strength,
silencing your enemies
and all who oppose you.
3 When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—
the moon and the stars you set in place—
4 what are mere mortals that you should think about them,
human beings that you should care for them?
5 Yet you made them only a little lower than God
and crowned them with glory and honor.
6 You gave them charge of everything you made,
putting all things under their authority—
7 the flocks and the herds
and all the wild animals,
8 the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea,
and everything that swims the ocean currents.
9 O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!

Children's Message

Hymn - Beautiful One
Verse 1: Wonderful, so wonderful is Your unfailing love;
Your cross has spoken mercy over me.
No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no heart could fully know
How glorious, how beautiful You are.

Refrain: Beautiful One, I love; beautiful One, I adore.
Beautiful One, my soul must sing.

Verse 2: Powerful, so powerful, Your glory fills the skies,
Your mighty works displayed for all to see.
The beauty of Your majesty awakes my heart to sing.
How marvelous, how wonderful You are.

Refrain: Beautiful One, I love; beautiful One, I adore.
Beautiful One, my soul must sing.

Bridge (2x): You opened my eyes to Your wonders anew.
You captured my heart with this love,
‘Cause nothing on earth is as beautiful as You.

Refrain: Beautiful One, I love; beautiful One, I adore.
Beautiful One, my soul must sing.

Coda: My soul, my soul must sing.
My soul, my soul must sing.
My soul, my soul must sing, Beautiful One.
Words and Music by Tim Hughes

Scripture Reading – Genesis 1-2:41 (The Message)

1-2 First this: God created the Heavens and Earth—all you see, all you don’t see. Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. God’s Spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss.

3-5 God spoke: “Light!”
And light appeared.
God saw that light was good
and separated light from dark.
God named the light Day,
he named the dark Night.
It was evening, it was morning—
Day One.

6-8 God spoke: “Sky! In the middle of the waters;
separate water from water!”
God made sky.
He separated the water under sky
from the water above sky.
And there it was:
he named sky the Heavens;
It was evening, it was morning—
Day Two.

9-10 God spoke: “Separate!
Water-beneath-Heaven, gather into one place;
Land, appear!”
And there it was.
God named the land Earth.
He named the pooled water Ocean.
God saw that it was good.

11-13 God spoke: “Earth, green up! Grow all varieties
of seed-bearing plants,
Every sort of fruit-bearing tree.”
And there it was.
Earth produced green seed-bearing plants,
all varieties,
And fruit-bearing trees of all sorts.
God saw that it was good.
It was evening, it was morning—
Day Three.

14-15 God spoke: “Lights! Come out!
Shine in Heaven’s sky!
Separate Day from Night.
Mark seasons and days and years,
Lights in Heaven’s sky to give light to Earth.”
And there it was.

16-19 God made two big lights, the larger
to take charge of Day,
The smaller to be in charge of Night;
and he made the stars.
God placed them in the heavenly sky
to light up Earth
And oversee Day and Night,
to separate light and dark.
God saw that it was good.
It was evening, it was morning—
Day Four.

20-23 God spoke: “Swarm, Ocean, with fish and all sea life!
Birds, fly through the sky over Earth!”
God created the huge whales,
all the swarm of life in the waters,
And every kind and species of flying birds.
God saw that it was good.
God blessed them: “Prosper! Reproduce! Fill Ocean!
Birds, reproduce on Earth!”
It was evening, it was morning—
Day Five.

24-25 God spoke: “Earth, generate life! Every sort and kind:
cattle and reptiles and wild animals—all kinds.”
And there it was:
wild animals of every kind,
Cattle of all kinds, every sort of reptile and bug.
God saw that it was good.

26-28 God spoke: “Let us make human beings in our image, make them
reflecting our nature
So they can be responsible for the fish in the sea,
the birds in the air, the cattle,
And, yes, Earth itself,
and every animal that moves on the face of Earth.”
God created human beings;
he created them godlike,
Reflecting God’s nature.
He created them male and female.
God blessed them:
“Prosper! Reproduce! Fill Earth! Take charge!
Be responsible for fish in the sea and birds in the air,
for every living thing that moves on the face of Earth.”

29-30 Then God said, “I’ve given you
every sort of seed-bearing plant on Earth
And every kind of fruit-bearing tree,
given them to you for food.
To all animals and all birds,
everything that moves and breathes,
I give whatever grows out of the ground for food.”
And there it was.

31 God looked over everything he had made;
it was so good, so very good!
It was evening, it was morning—
Day Six.

2 Heaven and Earth were finished,
down to the last detail.

2-4 By the seventh day
God had finished his work.
On the seventh day
he rested from all his work.
God blessed the seventh day.
He made it a Holy Day
Because on that day he rested from his work,
all the creating God had done.

One: The Word of the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God.

The Invitation to Offering

Offertory

Message
During the message, parents can ask their children what made them sad or would make God sad from the stories they heard. Afterwards, ask them what they could do to show God's love.

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD
Hymn – Creator God, Creating Still!
Creator God, creating still by will and word and deed,
Create a new humanity to meet the present need.

Redeemer God, redeeming still with overflowing grace,
Pour out Your love on us, through us; make this a holy place.

Sustainer God, sustaining still with strength for every day,
Empower us now to do Your will; correct us when we stray.

Great Trinity, for this new day, we need Your presence still.
Create, redeem, sustain us now to do Your work and will.
Words by Gen 1:2, John 15:26, Titus 2:11-14;
paraphrase by Jane Parker Huber
Music by carol tune, c.15th cen.

Prayers of the People

WE GO INTO THE WORLD TO SERVE
Hymn - Now thank we all our God
Now thank we all our God with heart and hands and voices,
Who wondrous things has done, in whom God’s world rejoices,
Who from our mother’s arms has blessed us on our way
With countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.

Oh may this bounteous God through all our life be near us,
With ever joyful hearts and blessed peace to cheer us,
And keep us all with grace, and guide us when perplexed,
And free us from all ills in this world and the next.

All praise and thanks to God who reigns in highest heaven,
The Father and the Son and Spirit now be given,
The one eternal God, whom heaven and earth adore,
For thus is was, is now and shall be evermore.
Words by Martin Rinckart, Catherine Winkworth
Music by Johann Crüger

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

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