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Online Worship Services

Aug. 1, 2021

Welcome – Mat Hotho, Director of Worship Technology, and Chalette Davis, Events Coordinator at The Portico, our downtown campus.

Attendance, Prayers and Praises

Gathering the Church

Music – “The Way”

Congregational Prayer | Lord’s Prayer

Proclamation of the Word

Mark 8:27-30

Sermon: “Who Do You Say I Am?” – The Rev. Justin LaRosa

Response to the Word



Sending Forth

Hymn – No. 304 – “Easter People Raise Your Voices”


Farewell – Mat and Chalette

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Licensure: Music in today’s services is covered under – License #A-724828, CCLI – License #1026477, and CVLI – License #503778037


Family Circle

Healing Prayers

Prayers of healing and wholeness for:

  • John Gorzka


Sympathy to:

  • Deppie Whitwam and family on the passing of her mother.


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Next Sunday: Aug. 8, 2021

Questions Jesus Asked: “Why Are You Terrified?”

This week’s text is Matthew’s version of Jesus calming the storm. As the disciples were cowering in fear over the wind and the waves, Jesus seemingly rebukes them for their lack of faith. If we are honest, we would have very much the same reaction that the disciples did. We evaluate with our senses the conditions of the world, and come to a reasonable conclusion about the threats that are present around us. But Jesus calls us to extend our faith past our senses, and take heart in the presence of God. Trusting in God’s presence and power enables us to overcome our fears and alleviate our anxieties.

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name,
Thy Kingdom come,
thy will be done, on earth as in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

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