July 5 – In God We Trust

When have you had to trust God for success?

Two hundred forty-four years ago merely a third of the people in thirteen small colonies desired to separate from England. Another third actively sought to strengthen their union with the English. The remaining third did not care.

By original: w:Second Continental Congress; reproduction: William Stone - numerous, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=621811

Those who sought independence called upon the Creator.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

Thousands of years earlier Abraham’s servant had called upon the LORD for success in finding a wife for Isaac.

Then he prayed, “O LORD, God of my master Abraham, please grant me success today, and show steadfast love to my master Abraham.

Genesis 24:12

I will have more to say about Genesis 24 here by 8 a.m. on Sunday, July 5th.
Robert Shaw, Pastor

A Tip for Parents

Samuel Clemons once said “If you took all of the people who ever fell asleep in church, and laid them end to end, they would be much more comfortable.”

I do not think this is what Jesus meant by offering rest for our souls.

Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28

Tell your child of a time when worship helped you trust God with a difficulty so you could rest.


By 8 AM Sunday, July 5th, a video of this worship service will be embedded here. After that time, you will also be able to view worship on a smart-TV through YouTube by searching for Temple Terrace Presbyterian Church.

This Sunday we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper, to join in this sacred meal please have a piece of bread or cracker or …, juice or wine or …, and a glass for each participant in your home.

The Offering

As disciples of Jesus Christ we give so that we may dedicate the whole of our lives by sharing a portion of what we earn with others.

Although COVID-19 has forced us to curtail all in person groups, meetings, classes, …, even office hours. Yet we continue other ministries. For example: Wednesday Bible Study, Sunday school for children and the Fellowship Hour all meet via video-teleconference.

In these unusual times we deeply appreciate your giving through your bank or by clicking our Give Now button. We continue to check our mailbox regularly so you may mail your check to us.