Children’s Bulletin

Older Children’s

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

Reminders and Notes

  • With the cooling temperatures, we will move our worship time back to 10:30AM, starting on September 27.

  • We will be celebrating Bread and Cup Communion at our outdoor service on October 4.

  • Our Congregational Business Meeting will be held on October 11 as a part of our regular worship time.

  • At our August 30 Board meeting, the Board voted to continue worshiping outside through October 11.

  • Our Preschool will not be resuming session this year. The Preschool may re-open in January.

  • Please be praying for educators, students, and parents preparing for the new school year.

  • Please be praying for those suffering from Covid-19, and those caring for them.

  • Please pray for those suffering from other illnesses during this time.

Great is thy Faithfulness

by Jeremiah and Sarah Padilla | Streamed with permission. CSPL121366

Psalm 139 speaks of the vastness of God’s wisdom and understanding. We could use its language to speak of the blessings that God has given us. The psalmist says,

“How vast is the sum of them!
I try to count them—they are more than the sand;
I come to the end—I am still with you. “

We cannot put numbers on God’s blessings, but we can celebrate them. Lets join together in song!

For The Beauty Of The Earth

For the beauty of the earth,
For the glory of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies:

Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

For the beauty of each hour
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale and tree and flower,
Sun and moon and stars of light:


For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child
Friends on earth and friends above,
For all gentle thoughts and mild:


For thy church that evermore
Lifteth holy hands above,
Offering up on every shore
Her pure sacrifice of love:


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For the Beauty of the Earth

by David Tate, Jeremiah and Sarah Padilla | Streamed with permission. CSPL121366

Creating God,
You paint your artwork in everyday,
surprising us with the strokes that bring beauty
out of pine cones and toadstools.

As we gather this morning,
we know you are at work in us as well,
sculpting our lives and hearts,
refining each one.

Speak your word to us
so that as we sing and serve,
as we listen and love,
we might glimpse a piece
of your completed work.

In anticipation we pray, Amen.

Matthew 20: 1-16
Jesus said, “The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. When he went out about nine o’clock, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace; and he said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’ So they went. When he went out again about noon and about three o’clock, he did the same. And about five o’clock he went out and found others standing around; and he said to them, ‘Why are you standing here idle all day?’ They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard.’ When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, ‘Call the laborers and give them their pay, beginning with the last and then going to the first.’ When those hired about five o’clock came, each of them received the usual daily wage. Now when the first came, they thought they would receive more; but each of them also received the usual daily wage. And when they received it, they grumbled against the landowner, saying, ‘These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.’ But he replied to one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage? Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you. Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?’ So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”

Guide My Feet

Guide my feet while I run this race.
Guide my feet while I run this race.
Guide my feet while I run this race,
for I don’t want to run this race in vain!

Hold my hand while I run this race.
Hold my hand while I run this race.
Hold my hand while I run this race,
for I don’t want to run this race in vain!

Stand by me while I run this race.
Stand by me while I run this race.
Stand by me while I run this race,
for I don’t want to run this race in vain!

I’m your child while I run this race.
I’m your child while I run this race.
I’m your child while I run this race,
for I don’t want to run this race in vain!

Search my heart while I run this race.
Search my heart while I run this race.
Search my heart while I run this race,
for I don’t want to run this race in vain!

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Guide My Feet

by PVCOB Praise Team | Streamed with permission. OneLicense: A-733101

We live in a world flooded by God’s generous grace. He gives gifts of all kinds, declaring us all to be worthy of abundant love. To one the gift of teaching, to another prophecy, to yet another compassion, to each of them, the gift of himself in Christ. So as we gratefully receive, let us give in praise in turn.

Prayer of Thanksgiving

God, you come to us again and again
to make sure than none are left out of your kingdom.
You invite us to be participants and workers in your harvest of love.
Use our gifts to provide for those in need,
and to prepare for the feast of justice and grace
that will be present every day in your kingdom. Amen.

God of grace and love,
The psalms remind us that you are quick to forgive and slow to anger,
And that we ourselves are like the flowers in the field:
Our lives are a blink in the universe,
The breeze of your Spirit passes over,
And quickly we fade away.

But still, you have seen fit to call us your children.
You have designated us the heirs of your household
And declared us worthy of your love.

Make us worthy, O God.
Give us trust and faith in your generosity.
Remind us that you provided mana in the wilderness,
Enough for everyone, everyday.
Forgive our tendency to hoard.
Remind us that rust and moth destroy,
That worms quickly form and consume,
But that your love is forever.

Cleanse us of the corrosion that forms in our spirits.
Anoint the weary creakiness of our souls
with the love that reminds us that each person is your beloved creation.
Raise within us the joy that celebrates
When the lost sheep is found,
When the prodigal returns home
When even we come into your sight.

Keep us mindful of your baptism.
Freshen the waters that cool our throats and warm our hearts.
Let us bear the cup of redemption for each other.
Let us be servants to each other and you,
So that soon we will all know
What it is to delight in the new garden of your creation,
Forgiven and forgiving,
Beloved and loving,
Healed and healing.
By your Spirit we pray, Amen.

How Deep The Father’s Love For Us

How deep the Father’s love for us,
How vast beyond all measure,
That He should give His only Son to make a wretch His treasure.
How great the pain of searing loss,
The Father turns His face away.
As wounds which mar the Chosen One,
Bring many sons to glory.

Behold the Man upon a cross,
My sin upon His shoulders.
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice,
Call out among the scoffers.
It was my sin that held Him there until it was accomplished.
His dying breath has brought me life,
I know that it is finished.

I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no pow’r, no wisdom.
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection.
Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer.
But this I know with all my heart,
His wounds have paid my ransom.

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May you see the work of the Lord this week.

When you are at work and when you are at play,
When you are very busy and when you are very still,
When life is stressful or even overwhelming,
and when life is easy and all is good,
May you see the good of the Lord.

And may you discover that God sees your goodness too.  Amen.