Good morning!  This page is intended to both serve as a continuing worship option for those participating in our worship service from home, and to serve in place of print resources during our in-person worship.  Following the worship service on Sunday, one or more video recordings from the service will be placed on this page, including the sermon.  This may take several hours, due to the time needed to process the videos.  We will email the congregation when the recordings have been posted.  If you would like to be added to our congregational email list, please contact


        • Let’s go down to the River to pray on September 3 for baptisms, lunch, and a time of fellowship! Immediately following worship, we will move to the Grand Caverns park.
          • Back Pack Pals will begin distributing for this school year in the last week of August! We are in need of pudding cups and Ramen Noodles for this year. Please leave your donations in the blue bin located in our Narthex. Thank you!

        Gathering Music 



        Welcome and Announcements

        Call to Worship   

        Praise Songs

        Open the Eyes of My Heart

        We Are One Body

        Sharing our Gifts

        Invitation to Give





        Sharing our Praises and Prayer Requests


        Praying Together


        Hymn                      When Bonds of Love are Torn

        Children’s Time


        Ministry in Music


        Scripture                           Genesis 45: 1-15 

        Then Joseph could no longer control himself before all his attendants, and he cried out, “Have everyone leave my presence!” So there was no one with Joseph when he made himself known to his brothers. And he wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard him, and Pharaoh’s household heard about it.

        Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph! Is my father still living?” But his brothers were not able to answer him, because they were terrified at his presence.

        Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Come close to me.” When they had done so, he said, “I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt! And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you. For two years now there has been famine in the land, and for the next five years there will be no plowing and reaping. But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance.[a]

        “So then, it was not you who sent me here, but God. He made me father to Pharaoh, lord of his entire household and ruler of all Egypt. Now hurry back to my father and say to him, ‘This is what your son Joseph says: God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me; don’t delay. 10 You shall live in the region of Goshen and be near me—you, your children and grandchildren, your flocks and herds, and all you have. 11 I will provide for you there, because five years of famine are still to come. Otherwise you and your household and all who belong to you will become destitute.’

        12 “You can see for yourselves, and so can my brother Benjamin, that it is really I who am speaking to you. 13 Tell my father about all the honor accorded me in Egypt and about everything you have seen. And bring my father down here quickly.”

        14 Then he threw his arms around his brother Benjamin and wept, and Benjamin embraced him, weeping. 15 And he kissed all his brothers and wept over them. Afterward his brothers talked with him.

        Psalm 133

        How good and pleasant it is
            when God’s people live together in unity!

        It is like precious oil poured on the head,
            running down on the beard,
        running down on Aaron’s beard,
            down on the collar of his robe.
        It is as if the dew of Hermon
            were falling on Mount Zion.
        For there the Lord bestows his blessing,
            even life forevermore.

        Meditation                    How Very Good and Pleasant It Is


        Hymn                            I Come With Joy to Meet My Lord      459