Baptized into Christ
God does not promise that the path of the disciple will be easy. Jeremiah feels the pain of rejection from those who do not want to hear what he has to say. Jesus declares that his words may bring stark division. Even so, we need not be afraid for God accounts for each hair on our heads. Though we may experience rejection, frustration, division, and death, God’s grace and love make us a new creation each day. Marked with the cross and filled with holy food, we are sent from worship to witness to Christ in the world.
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Watch the worship service for June 21, 2020:
Prelude “Here I Am to Worship”
Opening Song: “Lift High the Cross”, LBW #660
Prayer of the Day
Children’s Message: WH
First Lesson Romans 6:1b-11
Alleluia New, “Hallelujah! We Sing Your Praises,”
Gospel Matthew 10:24-39
Message “Baptized into Christ”
Message Hymn – LBW# 722, O Christ, Your Heart Compassionate” vv 1,2,4
Prayer of the Faithful
Prayer of the Day
God of compassion, you have opened the way for us and brought us to yourself. Pour your love into our hearts, that, overflowing with joy, we may freely share the blessings of your realm and faithfully proclaim the good news of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Follow-up for Discussion
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