In Thanksgiving to our Creator

19th Sunday after Pentecost

In Isaiah we are given a vision of the great feast to come, when God will wipe away death forever. In Jesus’ parable about a great banquet, those invited do not come, so the invitation is extended to others. In our liturgy God spreads a table before us. Even amid anxiety and hardship we rejoice in the peace of God which surpasses all understanding. With great joy we feast at the table of the Lord, and we go forth to share the wonderful invitation with others hungering and thirsting for the abundant life of God.

Worship Liturgy

Order of Worship & lessons

WORSHIP VIDEO

Learning Resources

Watch the worship service for this week here.

SUNDAY   10:00AM

Worship Liturgy

GATHERING 

Welcome 

Opening Song:  

 Apostolic Greeting 

 Prayer of the Day 

Sovereign God, raise your throne in our hearts. Created by you, let us live in your image; created for you, let us act for your glory; redeemed by you, let us give you what is yours, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Amen.

 WORD  

First Lesson     

Second Lesson  

Children’s Message: 

Gospel           

Message    

Message Hymn –  

Prayer of the Faithful  

Lord’s Prayer 

Peace 

 SENDING

Final Blessing

Dismissal

Postlude  

Readings & Psalm

Isaiah 45:1-7
An earthly ruler as the instrument of God’s will
Psalm 96:1-9
Ascribe to the Lord honor and power. (Ps. 96:7)
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Thanksgiving for the church at Thessalonica
Matthew 22:15-22
A teaching on giving to the emperor and to God

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.

God’s Work Our Hands – Beach Clean-up

God’s Work Our Hands – Beach Clean-up

Out in the World - You are invited! Continuing the ELCA God’s Work Our Hands tradition, the youth of Grace invite you to participate in a new configuration of this congregational community service day.   They chose a Beach Cleanup in Newport as an environmental project where we can work together while staying physically distant.  With help from SOLVE, Grace will provide garbage bags, gloves, and some buckets.  When:  Sunday, Sept. 27, 2:30 pm. Where: Meet at Nye Beach Parking Lot at 2:30pm...

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Christ provides abundantly .. so we can share abundantly

Christ provides abundantly .. so we can share abundantly

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...

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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
  • Online bill pay through your bank
  • Online giving – Orange button

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord!

Acknowledgments:

 

We thank the following for today’s flowers: