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College Hill Presbyterian Church
501 Brodhead Street
Easton, Pennsylvania 18042
Join us for Worship this Sunday  
via Zoom
 June 21, 2020, at 10:30 a.m.

Join us for worship this Sunday as we gather virtually to pray, sing, listen for God’s Word, and celebrate the new life we've been given in Jesus Christ. 
Set aside a special place to worship, where you can turn off the TV, eliminate distractions, light a candle, and participate fully in the service. 
During worship, please use the chat feature for raising prayer requests.  
Before and after the service, use the time to greet one another with a friendly hello, a wave, or a message in the chat, and don't forget to welcome guests and newcomers. 

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We look forward to seeing you there!

We thank God for the many blessings in our lives.
Also, we give praise and
appreciation for the fathers in our lives this Father’s Day.

The Swank Family
Worship Resources for June 21 2020:
Order of Worship
Welcome & Announcements 
Call & Opening Prayer
Call to Confession
     Silent Prayer
Assurance of Pardon
Children’s Time
Psalm Reading
Scripture Reading1
Scripture Reading 2  
Hymn – #100 Canticle of the Turning
Affirmation of Faith – Apostles’ Creed
Prayer of Dedication
God’s People Pray & the Lord’s Prayer
Passing the Peace

First Reading: Excerpts from Jesus’ Parable of the Prodigal Son from the Gospel of Luke

 “While he was still a long way off, his father saw his youngest son and was moved with compassion. His father ran to him, hugged him, and kissed him. We must celebrate with feasting because this son of mine was dead and has come back to life! He was lost and is found!’ And they began to celebrate.

“Now his older son was in the field. Coming in from the field, he approached the house and heard music and dancing. He called one of the servants and asked what was going on. The servant replied, ‘Your brother has arrived, and your father has slaughtered the fattened calf because he received his son back safe and sound.’ Then the older son was furious and didn’t want to enter, but his father came out and begged him. He answered his father, ‘Look, I’ve served you all these years, and I never disobeyed your instruction. Yet you’ve never given me as much as a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. But when this son of yours returned, after gobbling up your estate on prostitutes, you slaughtered the fattened calf for him.’ Then his father said, ‘Son, you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. But we had to celebrate and be glad because this brother of yours was dead and is alive. He was lost and is found.’”

Second Reading:  Genesis 21

8 The boy Isaac grew and stopped nursing. On the day he stopped nursing, Abraham prepared a huge banquet. 9 But Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, playing with her son Isaac. 10 So she said to Abraham, “Send this servant away with her son! This servant’s son won’t share the inheritance with my son Isaac.”
This upset Abraham terribly because the boy was his son. 12 God said to Abraham, “Don’t be upset about the boy and your servant. Do everything Sarah tells you to do because your descendants will be traced through Isaac. 13 But I will make of your servant’s son a great nation too, because he is also your descendant.” 14 Abraham got up early in the morning, took some bread and a flask of water, and gave it to Hagar. He put the boy in her shoulder sling and sent her away.
She left and wandered through the desert near Beer-sheba. 15 Finally the water in the flask ran out, and she put the boy down under one of the desert shrubs. 16 She walked away from him about as far as a bow shot and sat down, telling herself, I can’t bear to see the boy die. She sat at a distance, cried out in grief, and wept.
17 God heard the boy’s cries, and God’s messenger called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “Hagar! What’s wrong? Don’t be afraid. God has heard the boy’s cries over there. 18 Get up, pick up the boy, and take him by the hand because I will make of him a great nation.” 19 Then God opened her eyes, and she saw a well. She went over, filled the water flask, and gave the boy a drink. 20 God remained with the boy; he grew up, lived in the desert, and became an expert archer. 21 He lived in the Paran desert, and his mother found him an Egyptian wife.


Hymn – #100 Canticle of the Turning
1 My soul cries out with a joyful shout
that the God of my heart is great,
and my spirit sings of the wondrous things
that you bring to the ones who wait.
You fixed your sight on your servant’s plight,
and my weakness you did not spurn,
so from east to west shall my name be blest.
Could the world be about to turn?

My heart shall sing of the day you bring.
Let the fires of your justice burn.
Wipe away all tears, for the dawn draws near,
and the world is about to turn.

2 Though I am small, my God, my all,
you work great things in me,
and your mercy will last from the depths of the past
to the end of the age to be.
Your very name puts the proud to shame,
and to those who would for you yearn,
you will show your might, put the strong to flight,
for the world is about to turn. (Refrain)

3 From the halls of power to the fortress tower,
not a stone will be left on stone.
Let the king beware for your justice tears
every tyrant from his throne.
The hungry poor shall weep no more,
for the food they can never earn;
there are tables spread; every mouth be fed,
for the world is about to turn. (Refrain)

4 Though the nations rage from age to age,
we remember who holds us fast:
God’s mercy must deliver us
from the conqueror’s crushing grasp.
This saving word that our forebears heard
is the promise which holds us bound,
till the spear and rod can be crushed by God,
who is turning the world around. (Refrain)

Affirmation of Faith – The Belhar Confession

We believe that God has revealed God’s self as the one who wishes to bring about justice and true peace among people; 

  •  that God, in a world full of injustice and enmity, is in a special way the God of the destitute, the poor and the wronged; 
  •  that God calls the church to follow God in this; for God brings justice to the oppressed and gives bread to the hungry; 
  •  that God frees the prisoner and restores sight to the blind; 
  •  that God supports the downtrodden, protects the stranger, helps orphans and widows and blocks the path of the ungodly; 
  •  that for God pure and undefiled religion is to visit the orphans and the widows in their suffering; 
  •  that God wishes to teach the church to do what is good and to seek the right; 
  •  that the church must therefore stand by people in any form of suffering and need, which implies, among other things, that the church must witness against and strive against any form of injustice, so that justice may roll down like waters, and righteousness like an everflowing stream;
  •  that the church as the possession of God must stand where the Lord stands, namely against injustice and with the wronged; that in following Christ the church must witness against all the powerful and privileged who selfishly seek their own interests and thus control and harm others. 

Therefore, we reject any ideology which would legitimate forms of injustice and any doctrine which is unwilling to resist such an ideology in the name of the gospel.

Prayer of Dedication
Gracious God, your hospitality has surrounded us and welcomed us, even when we only grudgingly extended hospitality to others. May we grow each day in our willingness to be welcoming disciples, not just to those who look like us, talk like us, or think like us. May our offering this morning be received not just in gratitude for your hospitality, but as our way to extend comfort and welcome to those for whom your love is a mystery. We pray in Christ’s holy name. Amen.

Prayer Requests

God in your mercy....hear our prayer.

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in Heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done;
On earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us our debts,
as we forgive our debtors.
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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