Our church service for the week is now posted. I continue to be humbled and honored to serve as your pastor. God Bless.
October 11th, 2020
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Greetings of Grace and Peace:
Call to Worship:
Rejoice in the Lord always, again I will say, Rejoice!
Today we choose to rejoice. Today we choose to worship and give thanks.
Seek the peace of God that will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Today we choose God’s peace; today we place our trust in God.
Turn your hearts away from the distractions and disappointments of life that will always flow in and flow out like the tide. Set your affections on things above and worship the Lord who loves you and cares for you.
We come to worship God who alone is excellent and worthy of praise!
Opening Praise: God, You’re so Good, I Surrender All
Gracious God, when the world’s chaotic and constant noise is turned up high, we come not to escape, but to seek wisdom, and to focus on things that are worthy. We ask this morning that you Dial down the distractions in our minds. Tune our senses to your Word and our hearts to your praise. In your holy name we pray. Amen.
Hymn: What a Friend we Have in Jesus
Prayer for Illumination:
Gracious God, give us humble, teachable and obedient hearts, that we may receive what you have revealed, and do what you have commanded. Since we do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from your mouth, make us hunger for this heavenly food, that it may nourish us today in the ways of eternal life; through Jesus Christ, the bread of heaven.
Epistle Lesson: Philippians 4:1 – 9
Gospel Reading: Matthew 22: 1-14
Call to Offering: (Please leave offering in baskets upon exit)
Message: I Get to Say the Line
Closing Song: Peace Like a River
Dismissal with Blessing
*Congregation is Invited to Stand If Able.