A prayer for wisdom and finding the Kingdom of God
In today’s first reading God invites all who are hungry or thirsty to receive food and drink without cost. Jesus feeds the hungry multitude and reveals the abundance of God. At the eucharistic table we remember all who are hungry or poor in our world today. As we share the bread of life, we are sent forth to give ourselves away as bread for the hungry.
Celebrate Holy Communion together “virtually”.
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 this week here.
Opening Song: LBW#461 “All Who Hunger, Gladly Gather”
Prayer of the Day
First Lesson Isaiah 55:1-5
Alleluia New, “Hallelujah! We Sing Your Praises,”
Gospel Matthew 14:13-21
Message from Brishop Larson Ceasar
Message Hymn – LBW#674 “Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ”
Reception of New Members
Prayer of the Faithful
Prayer of the Day
Glorious God, your generosity waters the world with goodness, and you cover creation with abundance. Awaken in us a hunger for the food that satisfies both body and spirit, and with this food fill all the starving world; through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
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August’s texts have a lot to do with living our lives for others. At Grace, we try to make this real, in all kinds of ways. “Our mission is to follow Christ into our community and world manifesting with caring hearts and helping hands the good news of the Kingdom of God.” (https://grace97330.org/who-we-are/mission-vision-values/) This month, we encourage you to get creative …find a way to surprise someone with “the good news of the Kingdom of God!” Websites and Links 111 Presents to Give...
August’s texts have a lot to do with living our lives for others. At Grace, we try to make this real, in all kinds of ways. “Our mission is to follow Christ into our community and world manifesting with caring hearts and helping hands the good news of the Kingdom of God.” (https://grace97330.org/who-we-are/mission-vision-values/) This month, we encourage you to get creative …find a way to surprise someone with “the good news of the Kingdom of God!”Contents Women's Ordination Celebrates 50...
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: Michael & Sandy Beachley
Liturgy and Hymns, Arr. © 2020 Augsburg Publishing House, admin. Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License #SAS000406.
“Neither Death nor Life,” Text and music © 2001 by GIA Publications, Inc. Used by permission, One License.Net # A-706744
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.
“Children of the Heavenly Father” text, Text © 1925 Board of Publication, Lutheran Church in America, admin. Augsburg Fortress, see above; Music Public Domain.
“Take My Life,” Text, Public Domain; Music, Music © 1999 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved, see above.CCLI License #1496662