WP July 26, 2020

Hawaii Kai United Church of Christ

Worship Order for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

July 26, 2020

Facebook Live:  10:00 a.m. Hawaii Standard Time




PRELUDE                                                                                                                                    Ron Maeda


WELCOME                                                                                                                     Pastor Janice Ogoshi


CALL TO WORSHIP                                                                                                                      Gerri Ching        

The people who walked in darkness
     have seen a great light.
For those who lived in a land of deep shadows—
     light! sunbursts of light!

Let us worship Jesus, the light of the world!

Isaiah 9:2 (The Message)


OPENING PRAYER                                                                                                                       Gerri Ching


SONG OF PRAISE                                                                                                                        Ron Maeda


Here Am I to Worship

By Tim Hughes

© 2000 Thankyou Music.  Used by permission  CCLI #350601


Verse 1:  Light of the World, you stepped down into darkness,

opened my eyes, let me see.

Beauty that made this heart adore you,

hope of a life spent with You.


Chorus: So here I am to worship, here I am to bow down,

Here I am to say that you’re my God.

You’re altogether lovely, altogether worthy, altogether wonderful to me.


Verse 2King of all days, oh so highly exalted,

glorious in heaven above. 

Humbly you came to the earth you created,

all for love’s sake became poor.



Bridge:  And I’ll never know how much it cost

to see my sin upon that cross.

And I’ll never know how much it cost

to see my sin upon that cross.


PRAYER OF CONFESSION                                                                                              Pastor Janice Ogoshi

God, you placed us in the world to be its salt.

We are afraid of committing ourselves,

afraid of being stained by the world.

We do not want to hear what “they” might have to say,

and our salt dissolves as if in water.

Forgive us, Jesus.


God, you placed us in the world to be its light.

We are afraid of the shadows, afraid of poverty.

We do not want to know other people’s struggles,

and our light slowly fades away.

Forgive us, Jesus.


God, you placed us in the world to live in community.

Thus you taught us to love, to share in life,

to struggle for bread and justice,

your truth incarnate in our life.

So be it, Jesus.  Amen.

Reprinted by permission from The Worship Sourcebook © 2004 Faith Alive Christian Resources.


(Silence for personal reflection and confession)




SCRIPTURE READING  Matthew 5:13-16                                                                                       Gerri Ching


CHILDREN’S TIME                                                                                                                    Pastor Janice


SERMON  “You ARE Salt and Light”                                                                                 Pastor Janice Ogoshi


FAREWELL LITURGY:  END OF AN AUTHORIZED MINISTRY                      Rev. Richard Kamanu & Ruth Komatsu                                

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                                                                               Pastor Janice Ogoshi



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.  Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.  Amen.


DEDICATION OF TITHES & OFFERINGS                                                                                         Gerri Ching

O God, most merciful and gracious,

accept this offering from your grateful people.

Through these gifts and our lives, may your light shine

so that all people will glorify you.  Amen.




CLOSING SONG                                                                                                                          Ron Maeda


Shine, Jesus Shine

By Graham Kendrick

© 1987 Make Way Music.  Used by permission.  CCLI #350601


Verse 1Lord, the light of Your love is shining

In the midst of the darkness shining;

Jesus, light of the world shine upon us,

Set us free by the truth You now bring us;

Shine on me, shine on me.


Chorus:  Shine Jesus shine 
Fill this land with the Father's glory 
Blaze Spirit blaze, set our hearts on fire 
Flow river flow, flood the nations with grace and mercy 
Send forth Your word, Lord, and let there be light


Verse 2:  Lord, I come to Your awesome presence

From the shadows into your radiance;

By the blood I may enter Your brightness

Search me, try me, consume all my darkness;

Shine on me, shine on me.



Verse 3:  As we gaze on your kingly brightness,

So our faces display Your likeness;

Ever changing from glory to glory,

Mirrored here, may our lives tell your story;

Shine on me, shine on me.




BENEDICTION                                                                                                               Pastor Janice Ogoshi