Continue the mission of Jesus
Moses tells the Israelites that they are called to be a priestly kingdom and a holy people.
Jesus sends out the disciples as laborers into the harvest. In baptism we too are anointed for ministry, sharing God’s compassion with our needy world.
From the Lord’s table we go forth to proclaim the good news, to heal the sick, and to share our bread with the hungry.
Listen for an opportunity to celebrate Holy Communion together during the regular Sunday Zoom Fellowship at 11:00 a.m.
You can prepare your eucharistic elements ahead to be ready for partaking together. Have a small cup of wine or juice and bread, cracker, pita, etc.
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(The worship video will be live as soon as possible, at least by early Sunday morning. Meanwhile, you can read the materials below and enjoy the placeholder view.)
Opening Song: “Gather Us In, vv 1, 2, 4, ELW 532
Children’s Message: WH
First Lesson Romans 5:1-8
Gospel Matthew 9:35–10:8
Message “Hope to Hope”
Message Hymn – On Eagles’ Wings, vv 1, 3, ELW 787
Prayer of the Faithful
Prayer of the Day
God of compassion, you have opened the way for us and brought us to yourself. Pour your love into our hearts, that, overflowing with joy, we may freely share the blessings of your realm and faithfully proclaim the good news of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Follow-up for Discussion
Drive-through Nativity Story Saturday, December 18, 5:00pm - 8:30 pm This year we will again tell the story of Jesus' birth outside in lights, art, music, and a living creche scene. Come enjoy a colorful lighted series of signs and characters that show and tell the Biblical Nativity story with classical Christmas carols as you pass slowly through the parking lot. The story of Christ's birth will be told in lighted signs and figures lining the path from the entry of the Grace...
Offerings of Thanksgiving
While we are keeping physical social distance, there are still options for you to continue bringing your offerings to God and support the ministries of Grace.
- Mail a check to church address below
- Online bill pay through your bank
- Online giving – Orange button
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord!
We thank the following for today’s flowers:
Liturgy and Hymns, Arr. © 2020 Augsburg Publishing House, admin. Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License #SAS000406.
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“On Eagles’ Wings,” Text and music © 1979 OCP Publications, 5536 NE Hassalo, Portland, OR 97213. All rights reserved. Used by permission.“Gather Us In,” Text and music © 1982 GIA Publications Inc., 7404 S. Mason Ave., Chicago, IL 60638. www.giamusic.com. 800.442.3358. All rights reserved. Used by permission. “Hallelujah! We Sing Your Praises” Text and arr. © 1984 Utryck, admin. Walton Music Corp., “Our Father,” David Haas © 1986, GIA Publication, Inc., All rights reserved, Used by permission. One License.Net # A-706744
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