Seeing and Serving Jesus by Ministering to those in Need

25nd Sunday after Pentecost

On this final Sunday of the church year our gospel is Jesus’ great story of judgment. In the end, the faithful are those who served Christ by ministering to those who are poor, hungry, naked, sick, or estranged.

In the first reading God is the shepherd who seeks the lost, weak, and injured and feeds them with justice. We gather this day to celebrate the reign of Christ and his victory over death, yet we await the consummation of all things yet to come. Acknowledging Christ as our merciful ruler, we go forth that his reign may be known in our loving words and deeds.

Worship Liturgy

Order of Worship & lessons

WORSHIP VIDEO

Learning Resources

Watch the worship service for this week here.

Worship Liturgy

GATHERING 

Welcome 

Opening Song:  

 Apostolic Greeting 

 Prayer of the Day 

O God of power and might, your Son shows us the way of service, and in him we inherit the riches of your grace. Give us the wisdom to know what is right and the strength to serve the world you have made, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


Amen.

 WORD  

First Lesson     

Alleluia New, “Hallelujah! We Sing Your Praises,” 

 Children’s Message: 

Second Lesson  

Gospel           

Message    

Message Hymn –  

Prayer of the Faithful  

Lord’s Prayer 

Peace 

 SENDING

Final Blessing

Dismissal

Postlude  

Readings & Psalm

Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24
God will shepherd Israel
Psalm 95:1-7a
We are the people of God’s pasture and the sheep of God’s hand. (Ps. 95:7)
Ephesians 1:15-23
The reign of Christ
Matthew 25:31-46
The coming of the Son of Man; the separation of sheep and goats

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.

Learning Resources

Learn more with the additional resources in this post.  Click through this post to find the materials.

Adult Bible Study on Zoom – December 2020- February 2021

Adult Bible Study on Zoom – December 2020- February 2021

Adult Bible Study on ZOOM  - Starts December 6 Starting Wednesdays at 6:00 pm  We will continue to email to those that wish until we are able to meet together again. Stay well.Call in the New Testament During this quarter we will examine God’s call in stories found I the New Testament. Of course, the greatest call came to Jesus. The other calls in the New Testament led to the extension of Christian ministry into the known world. The call stories of the Old Testament are probably better known...

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Honoring All Souls

Honoring All Souls

Cross-cultural Celebrations The Mexican Dia dia de los Muertos was originally Aztecan where families celebrate the life of and legacies of  their ancestors and loved ones. This year, All Saints Sunday falls on the Mexican Dia de Los Muertos and we recognize all the Saints who passed this last year and before. Find a colorful explanation of this joyful multi-day celebrationFrom USA Today October 30, 2020 The trailer illustrates the place of Dia de Los Muertos in family culture and recognizing...

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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:

  • Mail a check to church address below
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Go in peace to love and serve the Lord!

Acknowledgments:

 

We thank the following for today’s flowers:  

Pentecost 15, Lectionary 25, 9/13/2020 

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.

“All Creatures Worship God” Tune: Public Domain, Text. Augsburg Fortress. 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.

“Let Us Go Now  to the Banquet,” 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

“Take My Life,” Text, Public Domain; Music, Music © 1999 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved, see above.