July 26, 2020

July 26. 

Worship Begins at 10:30 a.m. – Connect with us through Zoom https://zoom.us/j/673028163, Meeting ID: 673 028 163,  OR for audio only, call +19292056099, (enter code 673028163). Check Facebook (Calvary Moravian Church Allentown) for service by 12 p.m. 

We are also offering an outside worship service at 9 a.m.   (please bring your own chair, wear a mask, and observe all social distancing protocol).   

Thank you for listening, participating or worshipping with us at Calvary Moravian Church.   To support our ministries, you can mail the office a check (948 N. 21st St. Allentown 18104).   An online giving portal is at https://mmfa.info/calvary-moravian-church-pa-donation-form/.

Welcome and Announcements 

GENERAL LITURGY 1.   pg. 1. 

O Lord, our Lord, your greatness is seen in all the world.

We give thanks to you, for you are good; your love is eternal.

We glorify you, majestic Lord.

We praise your holy name.

Worship, honor, glory, blessing, Lord, we offer unto you;

Young and old, your praise expressing, Sing your mercies ever new.

All the saints in heav’n adore you; We would bow before your throne.

As your angels serve before you, So on earth your will be done.

The sacrifice which you desire is a humble spirit:  O God, you will not reject a humble and repentant heart.

If we confess our sins, you are just and will keep your promise; you will forgive our sins and will purify us from all wrongdoing.

Come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our Maker, humbly confessing our sins.

(Moment of Silent Confession) 

Most holy and almighty God, our Savior, we confess our disobedience.  We, like sheep, have gone astray, all of us turning to our own way.  We have sinned and have done wrong.  The good that we knew to do we have not done.  We know that we have been unworthy servants and have fallen short of your glory.  Help us, deliver us, and forgive our sins, O God of our salvation, for the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, who loved us and gave himself for us.

Thus says the Lord:  I, even I, am the God who blots out your transgressions for my own sake and will not remember your sins.  Go and sin no more.

Lord, make us one in spirit with all your people as we profess our faith, saying:

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

  creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.

  He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit

      and born of the Virgin Mary.

  He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

      was crucified, died, and was buried.

  He descended to the dead.

  On the third day he rose again.

  He ascended into heaven,

      and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

  He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

  the holy catholic church,

  the communion of saints,

  the forgiveness of sins,

  the resurrection of the body,

  and the life everlasting.  Amen.

TUNE:  GLORIA PATRI

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;  

             As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.

             Amen, Amen, Amen.

Psalm 105:1-11

O give thanks to the Lord, call on his name,
   make known his deeds among the peoples.
Sing to him, sing praises to him;
   tell of all his wonderful works.
Glory in his holy name;
   let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
Seek the Lord and his strength;
   seek his presence continually.
Remember the wonderful works he has done,
   his miracles, and the judgements he has uttered,
O offspring of his servant Abraham,
   children of Jacob, his chosen ones.
He is the Lord our God;
   his judgements are in all the earth.
He is mindful of his covenant for ever,
   of the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations,
the covenant that he made with Abraham,
   his sworn promise to Isaac,
which he confirmed to Jacob as a statute,
   to Israel as an everlasting covenant,
saying, ‘To you I will give the land of Canaan
   as your portion for an inheritance.

Prayers of the People 

Lord’s Prayer 

 THE SHORTER CHURCH LITANY pg. 10  (From The Litany of the Unitas Fratrum, 1571)

Lord, have mercy upon us; Christ, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us; Christ, hear us.

From all sin, from all error, from all evil,

From famine and disease,

From disaster by fire or flood, storm or earthquake,

From violence, war, and bloodshed,

From all the deceits of the world, the flesh, and the devil,

Preserve us, gracious Lord and God.

By your holy incarnation and birth,

By all the merits of your perfect life,

By your cross and atoning death,

By your triumphant resurrection and ascension,

By your sending the Holy Spirit,

By your coming again to your church on earth, or our being called home to you,

Help us, gracious Lord and God.

Guide and unify your holy Church;

Keep all bishops, ministers, and church servants sound in doctrine and holy in life;

Restore all who have fallen away;

Strengthen those who suffer persecution for the sake of the gospel;

Send us as faithful laborers into your harvest, that all may be gathered into your family;

Direct all governments in the way of justice and peace, that your will may be known and done among the nations;

Enable us to make wise use of the world you have entrusted to us;

Send help to all who are in danger, trouble, or anguish;

Grant healing and the constant assurance of your love to the sick;

Enable the dying to put their trust in you as the atoning sacrifice for the sins of the whole world;

Hear us, gracious Lord and God.

Have mercy on your whole creation;

Hasten the day when the kingdom of the world shall become your kingdom,

Keep us in everlasting fellowship with the Church Triumphant  in heaven, and let us rest together in your presence from our labors;

Hear us, gracious Lord and God.

 O Christ, almighty God, Have mercy upon us.

Christ, the Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; Manifest yourself to us.

Christ, the Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world;

Grant to us your peace.

O Christ, hear us. Lord, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us.  Amen.

Scripture Matthew 13:31-33, 44-46 

Hymn 702 Like a Tiny Seed of Mustard.  (5 verses). 

Like a tiny seed of mustard,

Stored with life, invisibly, grows and grows, each 

Day increasing and becomes a mighty tree;

Like the leaven in the mixture

Swells inside while hid from view, living, rising

And transforming simple grain to bread anew;

Like the priceless treasure, hidden

In a field which folk pass by; one man finds it,

Knows its value, sells his all that field to buy;

Like the merchant, fine pearls seeking,

Searches, yearning for the best; finds it, clasps it,

Claims and buys it, selling all that he possessed.

Like all these is God’s great kingdom,

Growing from the smallest part;

Rising, swelling, coming, dwelling,

In each new believer’s heart.

TUNE: Roy Hopp (1990), © 1990 by Selah Publishing Company, Inc.

Sermon 

Hymn 467. All Things Bright and Beautiful

Refrain:

All things bright and beautiful,

all creatures great and small,

all things wise and wonderful,

the Lord God made them all.

Each little flow’r that opens,

each little bird that sings,

he made their glowing colors,

he made their tiny wings. [Refrain]

The cold wind in the winter,

the pleasant summer sun,

the ripe fruits in the garden,

he made them, ev’ry one. [Refrain]

He gave us eyes to see them,

and lips that we might tell

how great is God Almighty,

who has made all things well. [Refrain]

Benediction 

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