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Facebook Live at 9:30am for worship!
Interim pastor: The Rev. Dr. Sharon Kelly
Musicians: Alyssa Schwitzer, Steven Hobert | Readers: Jovita Palacio & Children
Sound Engineer: Dave Scharnhorst | Videographer: Amy Koopman
9:15 a.m. PRELUDE (Distributing Holy Communion + Receiving Offerings)
9:30 a.m. WELCOME with birthday remembrances and song including instructions on where to set your dial to tune to hear the worship in your car.
PRAYER OF THE DAY
We pray: Sovereign God, raise your throne in our hearts. Created by you, let us live in your image; created for you, let us act for your glory; redeemed by you, let us give you what is yours, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
HYMN: Oh, I Woke Up This Morning (v. 1-3, 5) (TFF 166)
First Reading: Isaiah 45:1-7
1Thus says the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have grasped to subdue nations before him and strip kings of their robes to open doors before him— and the gates shall not be closed: 2I will go before you and level the mountains I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut through the bars of iron, 3I will give you the treasures of darkness and riches hidden in secret places, so that you may know that it is I, the Lord, the God of Israel, who call you by your name. 4For the sake of my servant Jacob, and Israel my chosen, I call you by your name, I surname you, though you do not know me. 5I am the Lord, and there is no other; besides me there is no god. I arm you, though you do not know me, 6so that they may know, from the rising of the sun and from the west, that there is no one besides me; I am the Lord, and there is no other. 7I form light and create darkness, I make weal and create woe; I the Lord do all these things.
L: Word of God, Word of Life. C: Thanks be to God.
Psalm 96:1-13 (Congregation speaks bold lines)
Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Sing to the Lord, bless the name of the Lord; proclaim God’s salvation from day to day.
Declare God’s glory among the nations and God’s wonders among all Peoples.
For great is the Lord and greatly to be praised, more to be feared than all gods.
As for all the gods of the nations, they are but idols; but you, O Lord, have made the heavens.
Majesty and magnificence are in your presence; power and splendor are in your sanctuary.
Ascribe to the Lord, you families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord honor and power.
Ascribe to the Lord the honor due the holy name; bring offerings and enter the courts of the Lord.
Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness; tremble before the Lord, all the earth.
Tell it out among the nations: “The Lord is king! The one who made the world so firm that it cannot be moved will judge the peoples with equity.”
Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea thunder and all that is in it; let the field be joyful and all that is therein.
Then shall all the trees of the wood shout for joy at your coming, O Lord, for you come to judge the earth.
You will judge the world with righteousness & the peoples with your truth.
Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
1 Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace. 2 We always give thanks to God for all of you and mention you in our prayers, constantly 3 remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. 4 For we know, brothers and sisters beloved by God, that he has chosen you, 5 because our message of the gospel came to you not in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction; just as you know what kind of persons we proved to be among you for your sake. 6 And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for in spite of persecution you received the word with joy inspired by the Holy Spirit, 7 so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia. 8 For the word of the Lord has sounded forth from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but in every place your faith in God has become known, so that we have no need to speak about it. 9 For the people of those regions report about us what kind of welcome we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols, to serve a living and true God, 10 and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead—Jesus, who rescues us from the wrath that is coming.
L: Word of God, Word of Life. C: Thanks be to God
Gospel Acclamation: Hallelujah! We Sing Your Praises (TFF 158)
Hallelujah! We Sing Your Praises ; All our hearts are filled with gladness.
Hallelujah, we sing your praises; All our hearts are filled with gladness.
The Holy Gospel According to Matthew 22:15-22
C: Glory to you, O Lord
15Then the Pharisees went and plotted to entrap [Jesus] in what he said. 16So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality. 17Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?” 18But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, “Why are you putting me to the test, you hypocrites? 19Show me the coin used for the tax.” And they brought him a denarius. 20Then he said to them, “Whose head is this, and whose title?” 21They answered, “The emperor’s.” Then he said to them, “Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” 22When they heard this, they were amazed; and they left him and went away.
P: The Gospel of the Lord C: Praise to you, O Christ
SERMON: Pastor Kelly
HYMN: Glory, Glory, Hallelujah (v. 1-3) (TFF 148)
AFFIRMATION OF CHRISTIAN VOCATION:
Pastor: Siblings, Sally, Jordan, Sam, Jonathan, and Cheryl, both your work and your rest are in God. Will you endeavor to patten your life on the Lord Jesus Christ, in gratitude to God and in service to others, at morning and evening, at work and at play, all the days of your life?
Response: I will, and I ask God to help me.
Pastor: Almighty God, by the power of the Spirit you have knit these your servants into the one body of your Son, Jesus Christ. Look with favor upon them in their commitment to serve in Christ’s name. Give them courage, patience, and vision; and strengthen us all in our Christian vocation of witness to the world and of service to others; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
SHARING OF THE PEACE & WELCOME TO NEW MEMBERS! (Distanced! Wave, air-hugs, bow,or blow kisses) The Peace of Christ be with you always! And also with you.
We pray: Blessed are you, O God, maker of all things. You have set before us these gifts of your good creation. Prepare us for your heavenly banquet,
nourish us with this rich food and drink, and send us forth to set tables in the midst of a suffering world, through the bread of life, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
WORDS OF INSTITUTION for Thanksgiving of the Sacrament of Holy Communion: In the night in which he was betrayed, . . Do this for the remembrance of me. Again, after supper, he took the cup, . . . Do this for the remembrance of me.
THE LORD’S PRAYER (traditional)
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 trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and 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.
Receiving the promise: The body and blood of Christ given and shed for you. Eat the bread and wine. (Discard the package at your homes).
BLESSING: Mothering God, Father, ☩ Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you and lead you into the way of truth and life. Amen.
May God’s peace be with you ‘til we meet again (2x)
‘Til we reach that distant shore, and we shed a tear no more,
May God give you strength to endure
‘Til we meet again (2x)
DISMISSAL: L: Go in peace. Remember the poor. C: Thanks be to God