Before beginning, prepare some bread and juice or water for communion.
Maybe light a candle, lay out a cloth, hold a cross… whatever helps you get ready for worship! 
Weekly announcements can be found at the end of this guide.

Announcements 

(10:10-10:15am/ The first five minutes of the video if watching later.
They are also written at the end of this guide!)

Welcome and Opening

Call to Worship(Led by Cass Haley-Incorvati)*

L: I lift my eyes up to the mountains, 

from where does my help come?

All: My help comes from the Lord, 

who made heaven and earth.

L: We look not to the mountains or valleys, 

even heaven or earth,

All: For God is found among us.

L: Wherever two or three are gathered in Christ’s name,

All: God is here among us.

L: Come, let us worship the God of Creation, 

the God of People, the God of Community.

All: Let us follow Jesus, for Jesus is The Way. 

Let us worship together in faith.

Congregational Song: Holy Water

God, I’m on my knees again

God, I’m begging please again

I need You, oh, I need You

Walking down this desert road

Water for my thirsty soul

I need You, oh, I need You

Your forgiveness

Is like sweet, sweet honey on my lips

Like the sound of a symphony to my ears

Like holy water on my skin

Dead man walking, slave to sin

I wanna know about being born again

I need You, oh, God, I need You

So, take me to the riverside

Take me under, baptize

I need You, oh, God, I need You

Your forgiveness

Is like sweet, sweet honey on my lips

Like the sound of a symphony to my ears

Like holy water on my skin

I don’t wanna abuse Your grace

God, I need it every day

It’s the only thing that ever really

Makes me wanna change

I don’t wanna abuse Your grace

God, I need it every day

It’s the only thing that ever really

Makes me wanna change

I don’t wanna abuse Your grace

God, I need it every day

It’s the only thing that ever really

Makes me wanna change, oh

Your forgiveness

Is like sweet, sweet honey on my lips

Like the sound of a symphony to my ears

It’s like holy water

Your forgiveness

Oh, is like sweet, sweet honey on my lips

Like the sound of a symphony to my ears

Oh, it’s like holy water on my skin

It’s like holy water on my skin

Like holy water

Moment for Children and the Whole Church

Messages from Graduates(compiled by Pastor Emily)

Jamie Wycpalek

Camden Caudillo

Hailey Branscum

Pastoral Prayer

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. 

Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil, 

for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, 

forever and ever,

amen. 

Sermon Text: Joshua 24:1-3, 14-24

Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel at Shechem. 

He summoned the elders of Israel, its leaders, judges, and officers. They presented themselves before God. 

Then Joshua said to the entire people, 

“This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: 

Long ago your ancestors lived on the other side of the Euphrates. They served other gods. 

Among them was Terah the father of Abraham and Nahor.

I took Abraham your ancestor from the other side of the Euphrates. I led him around through the whole land of Canaan. 

I added to his descendants and gave him Isaac.

“So now, revere the Lord. Serve God honestly and faithfully. 

Put aside the gods that your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates and in Egypt and serve the Lord. 

But if it seems wrong in your opinion to serve the Lord, 

then choose today whom you will serve. 

Choose the gods whom your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates 

or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you live. 

But my family and I will serve the Lord.”

Then the people answered, 

“God forbid that we ever leave the Lord to serve other gods! 

The Lord is our God. God is the one who brought us and our ancestors up from the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. God has done these mighty signs in our sight. 

The Holy One has protected us the whole way we’ve gone and in all the nations through which we’ve passed. 

The Lord has driven out all the nations before us, 

including the Amorites who lived in the land. 

We too will serve the Lord, because this is our God.”

Then Joshua said to the people, 

“You can’t serve the Lord, because this is a holy God. 

And a jealous God. 

God won’t forgive your rebellion and your sins. 

If you leave the Lord and serve foreign gods, 

then God will turn around and do you harm and finish you off, 

in spite of having done you good in the past.”

Then the people said to Joshua, 

“No! The Lord is the one we will serve.”

So Joshua said to the people, 

“You are witnesses against yourselves 

that you have chosen to serve the Lord.”

They said, “We are witnesses!”

“So now put aside the foreign gods that are among you. 

Focus your hearts on the Lord, the God of Israel.”

The people said to Joshua, “We will serve the Lord our God.”

Sermon

Invitation to Communion/ Words of Institution

Communion Song: What a Friend We Have in Jesus

What a friend we have in Jesus

All our sins and griefs to bear

What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer

Oh, what peace we often forfeit

Oh, what needless pain we bear

All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.

We have trials and temptations

Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged

Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Can we find a friend so faithful?
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness

Take it to the Lord in prayer. 

We are weak and heavy-laden

Cumbered with a load of care

Precious Savior, still our refuge

Take it to the Lord in prayer

Do your friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer

In his arms he’ll take and shield you

You will find your solace there.

In his arms he’ll take and shield you

You will find your solace there. 

Closing: Doxology

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow

Praise God, all creatures here below

Praise God above, ye heavenly hosts

Creator, Christ, and Holy Ghost,

Amen!

All songs printed and streamed with permission, CCLI 3361415

This week’s announcements:

~ Pentecost is coming on May 31! Please take a photo or video of yourself and send it to Pastor Sara by May 27. Be as creative as you like, but I recommend the color red (with some orange and yellow like fire!), fire/flames/candles, maybe birds, whatever you’d like! I’d also really love some personal testimonies of how you’ve seen the church these last couple months.

~ Online Giving information can be found at our website: RollingOaksCC.org