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.

Worship Liturgy

Order of Worship & lessons

WORSHIP VIDEO

Learning Resources

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.

Worship Liturgy

GATHERING 

Welcome 

Opening Song:  LBW#461 “All Who Hunger, Gladly Gather”

 Apostolic Greeting 

 Prayer of the Day 

 Children’s Message:  

 WORD  

First Lesson  Isaiah 55:1-5

Second Reading:    Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21

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  

Lord’s Prayer 

Peace 

 

SENDING

Final Blessing

Dismissal

Postlude 

 

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.

Amen.

Readings & Psalm

Isaiah 55:1-5
Eat and drink that which truly satisfies
Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21
You open wide your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing. (Ps. 145:16)
Romans 9:1-5
The glory of God’s people Israel
Matthew 14:13-21
Christ feeding five thousand

Learning Resources

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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.

Giving Options:

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Go in peace to love and serve the Lord!

cknowledgments:

 

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