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Whether you join us from home or in our sanctuary we are one body, united in the Spirit, celebrating our risen Christ every week!  Join us at 10:00am each Sunday morning in Word and Sacrament.  

Sanctuary Service

Sundays @ 10:00am

We are excited for the opportunity to worship together again as we take steps in regathering in embodied, corporate worship.  We will be practicing strict health protocols in order to make gathering as safe as we are able, for the sake of our community and city.

Space is limited due to social distancing requirements, all those who plan to attend in person will need to sign up in advance to reserve their place.  Each month we will try to give everyone who wants to a chance to worship in the sanctuary.  The parish will be organized in the following monthly rotation.

First Sunday:

Last Names: A – G

Small Groups:
Childress, Crawford, Nuss, Schneider, Bietry/Dietrich, Frazier

Second Sunday:

Last Names | H – O

Small Groups: 
Morrison/Chin, McNeese, Snow/Cole, Kaufman, Mays

Third Sunday:

Last Names: P – Z

Small Groups: 
Goodgame, Faszholz, Gorman/Linenschmidt, Doerksen, Critz, Women's Bible Study, Men's Bible Study

Fourth & Fifth Sundays:

General Registration (Open to all)

Live Stream Service

Sundays @ 10:00am

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Morning Prayer

The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 27th, 2020

We invite you to, as much as possible, kneel, sit, stand, and participate with your body and voice just as you would in our physical assembly.

opening song

The people stand.

Come Thou Fount
Words: Robert Robinson, 1758; Music: Anonymous

Come, thou Fount of every blessing,
Tune my heart to sing thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
Sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it,
Mount of God’s unchanging love.

Jesus sought me when a stranger,
Wandering from the fold of God;
He, to rescue me from danger,
Interposed his precious blood;
How his kindness yet pursues me
Mortal tongue can never tell,
Clothed in flesh, till death shall loose me
I cannot proclaim it well.

O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let thy goodness, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
Seal it for thy courts above.

Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
Seal it for thy courts above.

opening sentence

OFFICIANT   

O send out your light and your truth, that they may lead me, and bring me to your holy hill, and to your dwelling.

Psalm 43:3

confession of sin

The people kneel.

OFFICIANT
Let us humbly confess our sins to Almighty God.

ALL
Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us;
that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways,
to the glory of your Name. Amen.

OFFICIANT  
Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life. Amen.

The people stand.

invitatory

OFFICIANT     O Lord, open our lips;

PEOPLE           And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

OFFICIANT     O God, make speed to save us;

PEOPLE           O Lord, make haste to help us.

OFFICIANT     Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;

PEOPLE           As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

OFFICIANT     Praise the Lord.

PEOPLE          The Lord’s Name be praised.

congregational song

How Great Is Your Faithfulness
Matt Redman

Now unto the King who reigns over all
And never changes or turns
Unfailing justice, unfading grace
Whose promises remain
Yes, your promises remain

The heavens ring
The saints all sing 
Great is your faithfulness
From age to age we will proclaim 
Great is your faithfulness
How great is your faithfulness

Everything changes, but you stay the same
Your word and kingdom endure
We lean on the promise of all that you are
And trust forevermore
We will trust forevermore

From generation to generation,
You never fail us, O God
Yesterday and today and tomorrow,
Until the day you return

The people sit.

welcome

announcements

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Alpha Course

September 20th | More info here!

Devotional Streams Book Study

September 21st | More info here!

The Apostle’s Creed: A Guide to the Ancient Catechism

September 22nd | Register here!

Gospel-Centered Parenting

October 14th | Register here!

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children’s sermon

Let the Flame Burn Brighter

Let the flame burn brighter
In the heart of the darkness
Turning night to glorious day
Let the song grow louder
As our love grows stronger
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

Terrice’s video

the psalms appointed

The people stand.

LECTOR    Let us pray Psalm 136 responsively by half verse.

O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
    for his steadfast love endures for ever. 

who alone does great wonders,
    for his steadfast love endures for ever; 

who by understanding made the heavens,
    for his steadfast love endures for ever; 

who spread out the earth on the waters,
    for his steadfast love endures for ever; 

10  who struck Egypt through their firstborn,
    for his steadfast love endures for ever; 

11  and brought Israel out from among them,
    for his steadfast love endures for ever; 

13  who divided the Red Sea in two,
    for his steadfast love endures for ever; 

14  and made Israel pass through the midst of it,
    for his steadfast love endures for ever; 

16  who led his people through the wilderness,
    for his steadfast love endures for ever; 

17  who struck down great kings,
    for his steadfast love endures for ever; 

21  and gave their land as a heritage,
    for his steadfast love endures for ever; 

23  It is he who remembered us in our low estate,
    for his steadfast love endures for ever; 

24  and rescued us from our foes,
    for his steadfast love endures for ever; 

26  O give thanks to the God of heaven,
    for his steadfast love endures for ever.

Psalm 136: 1, 4–6, 10–11, 13–14, 16–17, 21, 23–24, 26

ALL
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

The people sit.

the lesson

LECTOR       A reading from the epistle of Jude.

Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and brother of James,

To those who are called, beloved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ:

2 May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you.

3 Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.

Jude 1–3 (ESV)

LECTOR     The Word of the Lord.
PEOPLE      Thanks be to God.

the homily

the apostles’ creed

The people stand.

OFFICIANT AND PEOPLE 
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
    creator of heaven and earth;
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
    He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
        and born of the Virgin Mary.
    He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
        was crucified, died, and was buried.
    He descended to the dead.
    On the third day he rose again.
    He ascended into heaven,
        and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
    He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
    the holy catholic Church,
    the communion of saints,
    the forgiveness of sins
    the resurrection of the body,
    and the life everlasting. Amen.

the prayers

The people kneel or stand.

LECTOR    The Lord is here.

PEOPLE     And his Spirit is with us.

LECTOR     Let us pray.

ALL 
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,
for ever and ever. Amen.

LECTOR
Holy Spirit, help us to confess our faith not only with our lips, but also with our whole being. Shape our hearts and heads and hands so that our whole lives are in line with the faith we confess.

Take a moment to invite the Holy Spirit to so work in you that your whole life would proclaim that Jesus is Lord.

LECTOR      Lord, in your mercy,
PEOPLE      Hear our prayer.

LECTOR
Lord Jesus Christ, we pray for our brothers and sisters around the world whose very confession of the faith handed down to them opens them up to persecution. Strengthen them, guard them, and encourage them for the sake of your holy Name.

Take a moment to pray for Christians around the world who are persecuted for their faith.

LECTOR      Lord, in your mercy,
PEOPLE      Hear our prayer.

LECTOR
Father, for those of us who may be struggling with doubt in our faith, give us courage and wisdom in the face of difficult questions to discern truth from untruth without fear. May we seek you with all of our hearts. Lord, we do believe. Help our unbelief!

Take a moment to bring your doubts before the Lord.

LECTOR      Lord, in your mercy,
PEOPLE      Hear our prayer.

CELEBRANT
Jesus, heal our world, heal our bodies, strengthen our hearts and our minds, and in the midst of turmoil, give us hope and peace. Remember, Lord, all your family, the entire human race, and all your creation, in your love. Amen.

Prayer for Spiritual Communion:

ALL 
Dear Jesus, I believe that you are truly present in the Holy Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I desire to possess you within my soul. And since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, I beseech you to come spiritually into my heart. I unite myself to you, together with all your faithful people, and I embrace you with all the affections of my soul. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.

The people sit.

the passing of the peace

On a typical Sunday when we are physically together, we pass the peace of the Lord to each other simply by turning to those around us and saying, “The peace of Christ to you,” or “God’s peace.” We would like to invite you now to pass the peace not only to those who may be sitting with you at home, but also to friends and loved ones who are in other locations, perhaps through a text or other messaging app.

CELEBRANT    The peace of the Lord be always with you.
PEOPLE             And also with you.

Birthday names are read.

prayer for birthdays

Watch over thy children, O Lord, as their days increase; bless and guide them wherever they may be. Strengthen them when they stand; comfort them when discouraged or sorrowful; raise them up if they fall; and in their hearts may thy peace which passes all understanding abide all the days of their lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Anniversary names are read.

prayer for anniversaries

O God, you have so blessed the covenant of marriage that in it is represented the spiritual unity between Christ and his Church: Send your blessing upon these your children, that their lives together may continue to reflect your love and forgiveness and that their home may be a haven of blessing and peace; we pray in Christ’s name. Amen.

offering & congregational song

CELEBRANT    Walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself for us, an offering and sacrifice to God.

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Rising Sun
Leslie Jordan and David Leonard

Praise him all you sinners
Sing, oh sing you weary
Oh, praise him all you children of God

We lift high his glory
Shown throughout our stories
We praise him as the children of God

Our great Redeemer, Glorious Savior
Your Name is higher than the rising sun
Light of the morning, you shine forever
Your Name is higher than the rising sun
Your Name is higher than the rising sun

Praise his Name forever
Speak it loud and clear now
Oh, praise him as the children of God

Hallelujah! Name above all, simply to speak your Name is praise
Hallelujah! Now and always, forever we lift your Name in praise
Hallelujah! Our God you reign, simply to speak your Name is praise

The General Thanksgiving
Ryan Flanigan, 2016

Almighty God, Father of all mercies, 
Here we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks,
For you are good and full of loving-kindness, 
Pouring out your love to us and all whom you have made. 
We bless you, Lord,
For our creation, preservation, and the blessings of this life; 
But most of all for your immeasurable love,
The redemption of the world by Jesus Christ; 
For the means of grace, and the hope of glory.

And give us such awareness of your mercies, 
That with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, 
Not only with our lips, but in our whole lives, 
Giving up our selves to serve you, walking in your ways,
In holiness and righteousness all of our days; 
And now through Jesus Christ our Lord, 
To whom, with you and with the Holy Spirit raise
All the honor and the praise forevermore. Amen. Amen.

the dismissal

OFFICIANT   Let us bless the Lord.

PEOPLE         Thanks be to God.

OFFICIANT 
May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing through the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Romans 15:13

closing song

Jesus, Lover of My Soul
Words: Charles Wesley, 1740; Music: Greg Thompson, 2000

Jesus, lover of my soul,
Let me to thy bosom fly,
While the nearer waters roll,
While the tempest still is high.
Hide me, O my Savior, hide,
‘Til life’s storm is past;
Safe into the haven guide;
Receive my soul at last.

Other refuge have I none,
I helpless, hang on thee;
Leave, oh leave me not alone,
Support and comfort me.
All my trust on thee is stayed,
All help from thee I bring;
Cover my defenseless head
In the shadow of thy wing.

Thou, O Christ, are all I want,
Here more than all I find;
Raise the fallen, cheer the faint,
Heal the sick, and lead the blind.
Just and holy is thy Name,
I am all unrighteousness;
False and full of sin I am;
Thou art full of truth and grace.

Plenteous grace with thee is found,
Grace to cover all my sin;
Let the healing streams abound;
Make and keep me pure within.
Thou of life the fountain art,
Let me take of thee;
Spring thou up within my heart;
For all eternity.

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Receive Prayer Today

At the end of the service today, you can receive prayer from the prayer team by calling in or by video conference: Click the button below –OR- Voice-only call +1-346-248-7799 and when prompted, enter meeting ID: 894 6712 9051

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Visitors

If you are visiting with us today, we would love to know about your visit!

If you have prayer requests, please submit them here. The staff prays each week for each prayer request.