Baptized into Christ
The welcome of baptism is for all God’s children.
This baptismal gift sets us free from the power of sin and death. In today’s gospel, Christ promises that the disciple who gives a cup of cold water to the little ones serves Christ himself. From worship we are sent on our baptismal mission: to serve the little ones of this world and to be a sign of God’s merciful welcome.
Please join with other worshipers and the pastors for this Sunday’s Communion service at 11:00 on ZOOM via computer, tablet or smart phone.
You simply need to have ready your own wine, grape juice, or apple juice as you choose, in a separate glass for each person. And have a piece of bread of your choice, or wafer, or cracker as you choose.
If you didn’t receive an email to join us this Sunday, you may find the ZOOM login information to login by entering your name and email in the green form.
Watch the worship service for June 21, 2020:
Opening Song: LBW#641, All Are Welcome vv 1, 2, 4, (5)
Prayer of the Day
First Lesson Romans 6:12-23
Alleluia New, “Hallelujah! We Sing Your Praises,”
Gospel Matthew 10:40-42
Message “Where Welcome Resides”
Message Hymn – LBW# 719, “Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life,” v 1, 2, 4
Prayer of the Faithful
Prayer of the Day
O God, you direct our lives by your grace, and your words of justice and mercy reshape the world. Mold us into a people who welcome your word and serve one another, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Readings & Psalm
The test of a true prophet
Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18
Your love, O Lord, forever will I sing. (Ps. 89:1)
No longer under law but under grace
Welcome Christ in those he sends
Follow-up for Discussion
Nativity Event 2021
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:
Pentecost 4, Lectionary 13, 6/28/2020 copyright wordings
Copyright texts may be a smaller font to fit more information on a slide. These copyright acknowledgments are in the approximate order they occur in the service.
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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New Revised Standard Version Bible, Copyright © 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
“Hallelujah! We Sing Your Praises” Text and arr. © 1984 Utryck, admin. Walton Music Corp., One License.Net # A-706744
“ All Are Welcome,” Marty Haugen, Text and music © 1994 GIA Publications, Inc., 7404 S. Mason Ave., Chicago, IL 60638. www.giamusic.com. 800.442.3358. All rights reserved. Used by permission. One License.Net # A-706744
“Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life,” WALTON, words & music, Public Domain