Today’s Service is now posted. It is on the side of our webpage and available if you click on the link for this post. The bulletin for today is attached here as well.
September 20th, 2020
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Greetings of Grace and Peace:
Call to Worship:
In the prayers and the praise,
in the words and the wonder:
we are given enough joy to live each day.
In the justice for the oppressed,
in the unexpected generosity for the lost:
we are given enough compassion
to use in service each day.
In the promises made to all,
in the mercy offered to each:
we are given enough grace to share each day.
Opening Praise: Morning has Broken
God of wisdom, let your word fall upon us this day. Let your law of love embed itself in our hearts. Let your grace and mercy take root in our lives. Open our hearts to your nurturing, that we may grow in faith. Open our lives to your guidance, that we may grow in service. Send your Holy Spirit upon us, that we may become true disciplines of Jesus Christ. In your holy name we pray. Amen
Hymn: Fill My Cup, Lord
Prayer of Confession:
Most merciful God, Jesus teaches us that it is more difficult for a wealthy person to enter your kingdom than it is for a camel to go through the eye of a needle. Too often we have been blinded by the glitter of gold and sought to acquire more money and possessions than we need. In our selfishness, we have ignored your call to share our bounty with the poor in our midst, choosing instead to walk away from the needy in guilty sadness. We beg for your mercy and forgiveness. We await your strength, and your guidance to do better. Amen
Old Testament Lesson: Exodus 16: 2-15
Gospel Reading: Matthew 20:1-16
Call to Offering: (Please leave offering in baskets upon exit)
Message: The Bread of Life
Closing Song: Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
Dismissal with Blessing
*Congregation is Invited to Stand If Able.