This Week @ CPC

August 26, 2020

Words from Sam!

Family! We love them and being family is hard work. Last week, Joanne and I welcomed Joanne’s sister Sue, her daughter Jen, and her two grandchildren, Erin, and Toby. They joined our daughter Rebecca and two of our grandchildren, Bryson, and Camden. As one who grew up around grandparents, aunts and uncles, and a small flock of cousins, I delight in the opportunity to bring family together. The key difference between my growing-up family experiences and those today: when I was a kid, everyone usually went home for the night. With our family spread out in several places, Joanne and I have always made our home selections based on how many we can comfortably sleep and feed. We would not have it any other way. Several years ago, we set a record in our current house at 17, a record that I pray holds on. Family! We love them and being family is hard work.

Sunday School Update

The Seekers Sunday school class has enjoyed virtual Sunday school class for the last several months. Several of our class members, including our teachers, need to be at the church early to insure we are ready to begin worship at 10am. For this reason, we are suspending the current Sunday school class virtual format and plan to move to “live” at church Sunday school on September 27th.

We believe this process has served the Seeker’s class well and a short suspension of the virtual class would be best for now. If for some reason we elect not to start Sunday school on Sept. 27th, we would consider returning to Sunday school via conference call.

Finally, we need someone who would be interested in teaching at least one Sunday per month for the Seekers class. The role of the teacher in this class is more of a facilitator, in most cases, given the class is very discussion oriented. If you are interested in teaching in this class, please let me know and I will pass this information on to our teachers.

Sunday, August 30 Outline to Help follow on-line Worship Service

Prelude Sanctuary

Lord prepare me to be a sanctuary; pure and holy, tried and true.

With thanksgiving, I’ll be a living sanctuary for you.

Lead me on Lord from temptation, purify me from within.

Fill my heat with Your holy spirit, take away all my sin.

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship:

Leader: Here in this place, with these people, we come to worship the living God.

People: In you, O God, we hope; in you Creator of all, we live.

Leader: Here in this sacred space, in these very moments, we are invited to embrace our Savior.

People: In you, Christ of the Way, we rejoice; in you, dear Brother, grace is as near as your heart.

Leader: Here on this day of gentleness and beauty, we are filled with the peace of God,

People: In you, O Spirit, we find our path; in you who joins with us in the service of others.

Together: Let us worship God!

Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven

Praise, my soul, the King of heaven; to His feet thy tribute bring;

Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven, evermore His praises sing:

Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise the everlasting King.

Angels help us to adore Him: Ye behold Him face to face;

Sun and moon bow down before Him, dwellers all in time and space.

Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise with us the God of grace.

Prayer of Confession: Unison

Heavenly Father, you would invite us to notice the many needs in our world, but our busy lives keep us from responding. You remember every word we utter, every prayer we whisper, but we forget the little ways you care for us. You would make your gentleness known through us, but we are quick to judge and slow to forgive.

Forgive us and help us to remember the ways of Christ. Through him, we can learn the dreams you have for us. With him, we can open our arms to all those who need us and yearn for acceptance.

Silent Prayer

Assurance of Pardon:

As we are forgiven by God, we can begin to think about those ways we can live justly, act honorably, and love completely. This is indeed good news! Forgiven and released from ourselves, let us rejoice in God’s grace and mercy.

Children’s Sermon

God’s Law Is Perfect and Gives Life

God’s law is perfect and gives life, revives the weary soul;

God’s testimonies all are sure, wisdom for all to hold.

The statutes of the Lord are just and give the heart delight;

God’s precepts are direct and pure and give the eyes clear sight.

Your servant finds enlightenment by means of them, O Lord;

And in the keeping of Your law, there is a great reward.

But who can tell how often they offend unknowingly?

From all my secret faults, O Lord, I ask You to cleanse me.

Scripture Exodus 20: 1-4, 7-9, 12-20

Sermon: Order for all Humanity

Come and Find the Quiet Center

Come and find the quiet center in the crowed life we lead,

Find the room for hope to enter, find the frame where we are freed:

Clear the chaos and the clutter, clear our eyes that we can see

All the things that really matter, be at peace, and simply be.

In the Spirit let us travel, open to each other’s pain,

Let our loves and fears unraveled, celebrate the space we gain:

There’s a place for deepest dreaming, there’s a time for heart to care,

In the Spirit’s lively scheming there is always room to spare.

Prayers of the People

Lord’s Prayer

I Sing the Mighty Power of God

I sing the mighty power of God that made the mountains rise;

That spread the flowing seas abroad and built the lofty skies.

I sing the wisdom that ordained the sun to rule the day;

The moon shines full at God’s command, and all the stars obey.

I sing the goodness of the Lord that filled the earth with food;

God formed the creatures with a word and then pronounced them good.

Lord, how thy wonders are displayed, where’er I turn my eyes;

If I survey the ground I tread, or gaze upon the skies.

There’s not a plant or flower below, but makes Thy glories known;

And clouds arise, and tempest blow, by order from Thy throne.

While all that borrows life from Thee is ever in Thy care,

And everywhere that we can be, Thou, God, art present there.



Postlude: I Will Celebrate

I will celebrate; sing unto the Lord, I will sing to Him a new song.

I will celebrate; sing unto the Lord, I will sing to Him a new song.

I will praise Him, for He has triumphed victoriously.

I will praise Him, for He has triumphed victoriously.


Sunday Services May Be Found Here:

Vacation Bible School

Date for VBS is September 26 from 9am to 12:30pm. If you are interested in helping with this special day at Clover Presbyterian Church, please let Kimberly Sanders know by calling 803-371-6446 or by emailing her at Thanks so much!

Financial Update

August 23 offering: N/A

Thank you to everyone for your continued contributions. If you would like to set up automatic draft, please complete the ACH Direct Deposit Form below and email (PDF) or mail to the church office.

As you pray this week, please remember:

Praise for: all our blessings

Pray for:

Lillian Lawrence, who is at home recovering from heart valve repair;

Lynn Campbell,who is at home recovering from surgery;

Nancy Evans, who is at home with back pain;

Joe Thomas, who is receiving care at home;

Barbara Quinn, who is at Westminster Towers;

Ann Wright, who is at White Oak Manor in Rock Hill;

Jim Kosko, who is at Brian Center under Hospice Care.

Barbara Love, mother of Gary Love, Joel Cannon, friend of Don Hartsoe, Alex McLeod, grandson of Joe & Carolyn Thomas, Pat Williams, friend of Ted & Sammy Ann McCarley, Libby Parker, friend of Lillian Lawrence, Gary Atta, father of Maureen Atta-Wallace, Linda Kaser, neighbor of Tommy & Susie McLean, Judith Martin, sister of Sandra Davison, Pam Spigner, sister of Tammie Anderson, Rose Mobley Butterfield,sister of W.J. Miller, Samuel Smith, great-nephew of Brian & Cherye Boling, Ron Somich, friend of Jan Tuthill, Betty DuBose-mom of Julia Smith, Louise Smith-mother of Andy Smith, Ted Lafleur-father of Liz Zeibel, Sue Herrin-sister-in-law of Shirley & Terry Swanner, Jake Pritchard-grandson of Bill & Pat King, Ernest Cagle-grandfather of Mike Carpenter.