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.
Readings & Psalm
The prophet must speak despite opposition
Answer me, O Lord, for your love is kind. (Ps. 69:16)
Buried and raised with Christ by baptism
The cost of discipleship
Follow-up for Discussion
Nativity Event 2021
Drive-through Nativity Story Saturday, December 18, 5:00pm - 8:30 pm This year we will again tell the story of Jesus' birth outside in lights, art, music, and a living creche scene. Come enjoy a colorful lighted series of signs and characters that show and tell the Biblical Nativity story with classical Christmas carols as you pass slowly through the parking lot. The story of Christ's birth will be told in lighted signs and figures lining the path from the entry of the Grace...
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.
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Go in peace to love and serve the Lord!
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