NEC Sunday Worship – 4 PM on 2020-08-09

In today’s worship we have leadership from Marilyn, Merle, Steve and all those worshiping, including: Garnet, Lisa, Bev, Bob, Betty, Janet, Betsy…

Have I missed anyone in that listing?

Perhaps just a moment of music as we begin?  HERE


STEVE reads Psalm 105: 1-6, 16-22, 45b

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 judgments he uttered,

O offspring of his servant Abraham, children of Jacob, his chosen ones.

When he summoned famine against the land, and broke every staff of bread,

he had sent a man ahead of them, Joseph, who was sold as a slave.

His feet were hurt with fetters, his neck was put in a collar of iron;

until what he had said came to pass, the word of the LORD kept testing him.

The king sent and released him; the ruler of the peoples set him free.

He made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his possessions,

to instruct his officials at his pleasure, and to teach his elders wisdom.

Praise the LORD!

STEVE – shares a prayer of his choosing

Morning Has Broken – Page 1


Morning has broken    like the first morning,

Blackbird has spoken          like the first bird

Praise for the singing!  Praise for the morning!

Praise for them springing       fresh from the Word!


Sweet the rain’s new fall         sunlit from heaven,

Like the first dewfall              on the first grass

Praise for the sweetness          of the wet garden

Sprung in completeness          where God’s feet pass.


Mine is the sunlight!              Mine is the morning

Born of the one light              Eden saw play!

Praise with elation                  praise every morning,

God’s re-creation                   of the new day!

MARILYN reads Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28

Jacob settled in the land where his father had lived as an alien, the land of Canaan.

his is the story of the family of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was shepherding the flock with his brothers; he was a helper to the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father’s wives; and Joseph brought a bad report of them to their father.

Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his children, because he was the son of his old age; and he had made him a long robe with sleeves.

But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably to him.

Now his brothers went to pasture their father’s flock near Shechem.

And Israel said to Joseph, “Are not your brothers pasturing the flock at Shechem? Come, I will send you to them.” He answered, “Here I am.”

So he said to him, “Go now, see if it is well with your brothers and with the flock; and bring word back to me.”So he sent him from the valley of Hebron. He came to Shechem,

and a man found him wandering in the fields; the man asked him, “What are you seeking?”

“I am seeking my brothers,” he said; “tell me, please, where they are pasturing the flock.”

The man said, “They have gone away, for I heard them say, ‘Let us go to Dothan.'” So Joseph went after his brothers, and found them at Dothan.

They saw him from a distance, and before he came near to them, they conspired to kill him.

They said to one another, “Here comes this dreamer.

Come now, let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits; then we shall say that a wild animal has devoured him, and we shall see what will become of his dreams.”

But when Reuben heard it, he delivered him out of their hands, saying, “Let us not take his life.”

Reuben said to them, “Shed no blood; throw him into this pit here in the wilderness, but lay no hand on him” –that he might rescue him out of their hand and restore him to his father.

So when Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped him of his robe, the long robe with sleeves that he wore;

and they took him and threw him into a pit. The pit was empty; there was no water in it.

Then they sat down to eat; and looking up they saw a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead, with their camels carrying gum, balm, and resin, on their way to carry it down to Egypt.

Then Judah said to his brothers, “What profit is it if we kill our brother and conceal his blood?

Come, let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and not lay our hands on him, for he is our brother, our own flesh.” And his brothers agreed.

When some Midianite traders passed by, they drew Joseph up, lifting him out of the pit, and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver. And they took Joseph to Egypt.

STEVE – shares a prayer of confession

Precious Lord – Page 18

PRECIOUS LORD Words & Tune:Thomas Dorsey,1938 

Precious Lord, take my hand

Lead me on, help me stand

I am tired, I am weak, I am worn

Through the storm, through the night

Lead me on to the light

Take my hand, precious Lord, lead me home


When my way grows drear,

Precious Lord, linger near

When my life is al-most gone,

Hear my cry, hear my call,

Hold my hand lest I fall

Take my hand, precious Lord, lead me home


Precious Lord, take my hand

Lead me on, help me stand

I am tired, I am weak, I am worn

Through the storm, through the night

Lead me on to the light

Take my hand, precious Lord, lead me home

MERLE reads Matthew 14:22-33

Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds.

And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone,

but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land, for the wind was against them.

And early in the morning he came walking toward them on the sea.

But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear.

But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.”

Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.”

He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus.

But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!”

Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?”

When they got into the boat, the wind ceased.

And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

STEVE leads discussion – any commentary we want to share about scriptures/songs?


STEVE: Sharing of Joys & Concerns

  • Songs we should add from the songbook?
    • COVID-19 – those suffering, health care professionals, caregivers, workers keeping facilities going
    • SCHOOL SYSTEMS – administrators, teachers, students, parents, child care providers, …


  • Let’s start our prayer today along with St. Timothy’s own Ellen Cook HERE
  • continuing with our prayers
  • concluding with The Lord’s Prayer

In the Garden – Page 15

I come to the garden alone,             

While the dew is still on the roses,

And the voice I hear, Falling on my ear,

The Son of God discloses.


And He walks with me, and He talks with me,

And He tells me I am His own;

And the joy we share as we tarry there,

None other has ever known.


He speaks, and the sound of His voice

Is so sweet the birds hush their singing,

And the melody     That He gave to me,

Within my heart is ringing.


And He walks with me, and He talks with me,

And He tells me I am His own;

And the joy we share as we tarry there,

None other has ever known.


I’d stay in the garden with Him        

Tho’  the night around me be falling,

But He bids me go;      Thro’ the voice of woe

His voice to me is calling.


And He walks with me, and He talks with me,

And He tells me I am His own;

And the joy we share as we tarry there,

None other has ever known.

STEVE – AS WE CLOSE… (in unison:) 


Life is short

and there is precious little time

to gladden the hearts of those who travel with us…

So make haste to be kind,

and be swift to love,

because in every act of love and kindness, the God who first formed us,

reforms and transforms us

again and again.

And certainly for these blessings,

all of God’s people say.