June 21, 2020

What does Loyalty to Christ Look Like?

Passage: Matthew 10:26-39
Service Type:

Bible Text: Matthew 10:26-39 | Preacher: Rev. Janet Ryu-Chan | .

MORNINGSIDE-HIGH PARK
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Warmly welcomes everyone to this online audio worship service!
June 21, 2020

WE GATHER IN GOD’S PRESENCE

Prelude, Welcome & Announcements 

Call to Worship

Hymn of Praise – Jesus calls us here to meet him
Jesus calls us here to meet Him as, through word and song and
prayer,
We affirm God’s promised presence where his people live and
care.
Praise the God who keeps the promise; praise the Son who calls
us friends;
Praise the Spirit who, among us, to our hopes and fears attends.

Jesus calls us to confess Him Word of Life and Lord of all,
Sharer of our flesh and frailness saving all who fail or fall.
Tell His holy human story; tell His tales that all may hear;
Tell the world that Christ in glory came to earth to meet us here.

Jesus calls us to each other: found in Him are no divides.
Race and class and sex and language: such are barriers he
derides.
Join the hands of friend and stranger; join the hands of age and
youth;
Join the faithful and the doubter in their common search for truth.

Jesus calls us to His table rooted firm in time and space,
Where the church in earth and heaven finds a common meeting
place.
Share the bread and wine, His body; share the love of which we
sing;
Share the feast for saints and sinners hosted by our Lord and
King.
          Words: Iona Community (Scotland)
           Music: Gaelic melody; adt. Iona Community (Scotland)

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 – Wonderful words of life
Sing them over again to me, wonderful words of life;
Let me more of their beauty see, wonderful words of life.
Words of life and beauty, teach me faith and duty:
Beautiful words, wonderful words, wonderful words of life.
Beautiful words, wonderful words, wonderful words of life.Christ, the blessed One, gives to all wonderful words of life;
Sinner, list to the loving call, wonderful words of life.
All so freely given, wooing us to Heaven:
Beautiful words, wonderful words, wonderful words of life.
Beautiful words, wonderful words, wonderful words of life.Sweetly echo the gospel call, wonderful words of life;
Offer pardon and peace to all, wonderful words of life.
Jesus, only Saviour, sanctify forever:
Beautiful words, wonderful words, wonderful words of life.
Beautiful words, wonderful words, wonderful words of life.
Words and Music: Phillip Paul Bliss

MHP CONNECT

Children’s Message

Hymn – You are mine
Verse 1
I will come to you in the silence. I will lift you from all your fear
You will hear my voice. I claim you as my choice. Be still and
know I am here.

Refrain
“Do not be afraid; I am with you. I have called you each by name.
Come and follow me, I will bring you home; I love you, and you
are mine.”  

Verse 2
I am hope for all who are hopeless, I am eyes for all who long to
see.
In the shadows of the night I will be your light. Come and rest in
me.

Refrain
“Do not be afraid; I am with you. I have called you each by name.
Come and follow me, I will bring you home; I love you, and you
are mine.”  

Verse 3
“I am strength for all the despairing, healing for the ones who
dwell in shame.
All the blind will see, the lame will all run free, and all will know my
name.

Refrain
“Do not be afraid; I am with you. I have called you each by name.
Come and follow me, I will bring you home; I love you, and you
are mine.”

Verse 4
I am the Word that leads all to freedom. I am the peace the world
cannot give.
I will call your name, embracing all your pain. Stand up, now walk,
and live!

Refrain
“Do not be afraid; I am with you. I have called you each by name.
Come and follow me, I will bring you home; I love you, and you
are mine.”
          Words and Music: David Haas
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
Scripture Reading – Matthew 10:26-39 (NLT)
26 “But don’t be afraid of those who threaten you. For the time is coming when everything that is covered will be revealed, and all that is secret will be made known to all. 27 What I tell you now in the darkness, shout abroad when daybreak comes. What I whisper in your ear, shout from the housetops for all to hear!
28 “Don’t be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 What is the price of two sparrows—one copper coin? But not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it. 30 And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. 31 So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.
32 “Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33 But everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven.
34 “Don’t imagine that I came to bring peace to the earth! I came not to bring peace, but a sword.
35 ‘I have come to set a man against his father,
a daughter against her mother,
and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.
36     Your enemies will be right in your own household!’
37 “If you love your father or mother more than you love me, you are not worthy of being mine; or if you love your son or daughter more than me, you are not worthy of being mine. 38 If you refuse to take up your cross and follow me, you are not worthy of being mine. 39 If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it.

The Invitation to Offering

Offertory – King of Kings
by Brooke Ligertwood, Scott Ligertwood and Jason Ingram

Message 
During the message, parents can ask their children what loyalty to Christ looks like and discuss this following the service. For younger children, there is an activity sheet.
WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD
Prayers of the People

WE GO OUT INTO THE WORLD TO SERVE

Hymn – Will you come and follow me
Will you come and follow me if I but call your name?
Will you go where you don’t know and never be the same?
Will you let my love be shown; will you let my name be known;
Will you let my life be grown in you and you in me?Will you leave yourself behind if I but call your name?
Will you care for cruel and kind and never be the same?
Will you risk the hostile stare should your life attract or scare?
Will you let me answer prayer in you and you in me?Will you let the blinded see if I but call your name?
Will you set the prisoners free and never be the same?
Will you kiss the leper clean, and do such as this unseen,
And admit to what I mean in you and you in me?

Will you love the “you” you hid if I but call your name?
Will you quell the fear inside and never be the same?
Will you use the faith you’ve found to reshape the world around,
Through my sight and touch and sound in you and you in me?

Lord, Your summons echoes true when You but call my name.
Let me turn and follow You and never be the same.
In Your company I’ll go where Your love and footsteps show.
Thus I’ll move and live and grow in You and You in me.
Words: Iona Community (Scotland)
Music: Scottish Trad.; arr. John L. Bell.

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        

On this Father's Day Sunday, please click onto "worship service with visuals" to watch the online worship service on our MHP YouTube Channel. If you'd like to follow the service, the order is below with lyrics and responses.

For parents of younger children, there is a children's message and an activity sheet for younger children to do during the message. The question for families to ponder together is down below in the order of worship.

MORNINGSIDE-HIGH PARK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Warmly welcomes everyone to this online audio worship service!
June 21, 2020
WE GATHER IN GOD’S PRESENCE

Prelude, Welcome & Announcements 

Call to Worship

Hymn of Praise – Jesus calls us here to meet him
Jesus calls us here to meet Him as, through word and song and
prayer,
We affirm God’s promised presence where his people live and
care.
Praise the God who keeps the promise; praise the Son who calls
us friends;
Praise the Spirit who, among us, to our hopes and fears attends.

Jesus calls us to confess Him Word of Life and Lord of all,
Sharer of our flesh and frailness saving all who fail or fall.
Tell His holy human story; tell His tales that all may hear;
Tell the world that Christ in glory came to earth to meet us here.

Jesus calls us to each other: found in Him are no divides.
Race and class and sex and language: such are barriers he
derides.
Join the hands of friend and stranger; join the hands of age and
youth;
Join the faithful and the doubter in their common search for truth.

Jesus calls us to His table rooted firm in time and space,
Where the church in earth and heaven finds a common meeting
place.
Share the bread and wine, His body; share the love of which we
sing;
Share the feast for saints and sinners hosted by our Lord and
King.
          Words: Iona Community (Scotland)
           Music: Gaelic melody; adt. Iona Community (Scotland)

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 – Wonderful words of life
Sing them over again to me, wonderful words of life;
Let me more of their beauty see, wonderful words of life.
Words of life and beauty, teach me faith and duty:
Beautiful words, wonderful words, wonderful words of life.
Beautiful words, wonderful words, wonderful words of life.Christ, the blessed One, gives to all wonderful words of life;
Sinner, list to the loving call, wonderful words of life.
All so freely given, wooing us to Heaven:
Beautiful words, wonderful words, wonderful words of life.
Beautiful words, wonderful words, wonderful words of life.Sweetly echo the gospel call, wonderful words of life;
Offer pardon and peace to all, wonderful words of life.
Jesus, only Saviour, sanctify forever:
Beautiful words, wonderful words, wonderful words of life.
Beautiful words, wonderful words, wonderful words of life.
Words and Music: Phillip Paul BlissMHP CONNECT

Children's Message

HymnYou are mine
Verse 1
I will come to you in the silence. I will lift you from all your fear
You will hear my voice. I claim you as my choice. Be still and
know I am here.

Refrain
"Do not be afraid; I am with you. I have called you each by name.
Come and follow me, I will bring you home; I love you, and you
are mine.”  

Verse 2
I am hope for all who are hopeless, I am eyes for all who long to
see.
In the shadows of the night I will be your light. Come and rest in
me.

Refrain
"Do not be afraid; I am with you. I have called you each by name.
Come and follow me, I will bring you home; I love you, and you
are mine.”  

Verse 3
“I am strength for all the despairing, healing for the ones who
dwell in shame.
All the blind will see, the lame will all run free, and all will know my
name.

Refrain
"Do not be afraid; I am with you. I have called you each by name.
Come and follow me, I will bring you home; I love you, and you
are mine."

Verse 4
I am the Word that leads all to freedom. I am the peace the world
cannot give.
I will call your name, embracing all your pain. Stand up, now walk,
and live!

Refrain
"Do not be afraid; I am with you. I have called you each by name.
Come and follow me, I will bring you home; I love you, and you
are mine.”

          Words and Music: David Haas

WE HEAR GOD'S WORD

Scripture Reading – Matthew 10:26-39 (NLT)
26 “But don’t be afraid of those who threaten you. For the time is coming when everything that is covered will be revealed, and all that is secret will be made known to all. 27 What I tell you now in the darkness, shout abroad when daybreak comes. What I whisper in your ear, shout from the housetops for all to hear!
28 “Don’t be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 What is the price of two sparrows—one copper coin? But not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it. 30 And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. 31 So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.
32 “Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33 But everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven.
34 “Don’t imagine that I came to bring peace to the earth! I came not to bring peace, but a sword.
35 ‘I have come to set a man against his father,
a daughter against her mother,
and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.
36     Your enemies will be right in your own household!’
37 “If you love your father or mother more than you love me, you are not worthy of being mine; or if you love your son or daughter more than me, you are not worthy of being mine. 38 If you refuse to take up your cross and follow me, you are not worthy of being mine. 39 If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it.

The Invitation to Offering

Offertory – King of Kings
by Brooke Ligertwood, Scott Ligertwood and Jason Ingram

Message 
During the message, parents can ask their children what loyalty to Christ looks like and discuss this following the service. For younger children, there is an activity sheet.

WE RESPOND TO GOD'S WORD

Prayers of the People

WE GO OUT INTO THE WORLD TO SERVE

Hymn – Will you come and follow me
Will you come and follow me if I but call your name?
Will you go where you don’t know and never be the same?
Will you let my love be shown; will you let my name be known;
Will you let my life be grown in you and you in me?Will you leave yourself behind if I but call your name?
Will you care for cruel and kind and never be the same?
Will you risk the hostile stare should your life attract or scare?
Will you let me answer prayer in you and you in me?Will you let the blinded see if I but call your name?
Will you set the prisoners free and never be the same?
Will you kiss the leper clean, and do such as this unseen,
And admit to what I mean in you and you in me?Will you love the “you” you hid if I but call your name?
Will you quell the fear inside and never be the same?
Will you use the faith you’ve found to reshape the world around,
Through my sight and touch and sound in you and you in me?

Lord, Your summons echoes true when You but call my name.
Let me turn and follow You and never be the same.
In Your company I’ll go where Your love and footsteps show.
Thus I’ll move and live and grow in You and You in me.
Words: Iona Community (Scotland)
Music: Scottish Trad.; arr. John L. Bell.

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