How to Use this Service: This order of worship is intended to be a resource for people to worship in their own homes. The service can be led by an individual, or parts can be divided among those present. The message from Pastor Scott can be read and may also in-clude a time for discussion. The suggested prayers may be used, but people are encouraged to include their own prayers as the Spirit guides them. This service will be live streamed on Facebook at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday.
Brief Order for Confession and Forgiveness
L: As we prepare to worship God, let us confess our sin and our trust in God’s forgiveness.
Kyrie Eleison vs 1 & Chorus
L: In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit
L: Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you and worthily magnify your holy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
L: If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. But if we confess our sins, God who is faithful and just will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Silence for reflection and self-examination.
Kyrie Eleison vs 2
Most merciful God,
A: we confess that we are captive to sin and cannot free ourselves. We have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. Amen
L: Almighty God, in his mercy, has given his Son to die for us and, for his sake, forgives us all our sins. As a called and ordained minister of the Church of Christ, and by his authority, I therefore declare to you the entire forgiveness of all your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Kyrie Eleison Chorus
Songs: Hymn #634 – All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name
L: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.
A: And also with you.
Announcements & Introduction to the Day
Prayer of the Day:
L: Let us pray,
A: O Lord God, merciful judge, you are the inexhaustible fountain of forgiveness. Replace our hearts of stone with hearts that love and adore you, that we may delight in doing your will, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen
L: A reading from Genesis ……… Genesis 50:15-21
L: The word of the Lord,
A: Thanks be to God.
Psalm 26:1-8 (Read Responsively by verse.)
1 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless God’s holy name.
2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all God’s benefits
3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases;.
4 who redeems your life from the grave and crowns you with steadfast love and mercy; R
5 who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like an eagle’s.
6 Oh LORD, you provide vindication and justice for all who are oppressed.
7 You made known your ways to Moses and your works to the children of Israel.
8 LORD, you are full of compassion and mercy, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love; R
9 you will not always accuse us, nor will you keep your anger forever.
10 You have not dealt with us according to our sins, nor repaid us according to our iniquities.
11 For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is your steadfast love for those who fear you.
12 As far as the east is from the west, so far have you removed our transgressions from us.
13 As a father has compassion for his children, so you have compassion for those who fear you, O LORD. R
L: The holy gospel according to Matthew.
A: Glory to you, O Lord. ……… Matthew 18:21-35
L: The gospel of the Lord.
A: Praise to you, O Christ.
Sermon …… Forgiveness and the Way of Discipleship
Hymn of the Day #605 – Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive
L: Praying in this place and in our own homes yet united in the Spirit, let us together intercede for all the needs of the world.
L: God, we pray for your church. We continue to be separated because of the risk of disease. Our fall routines are on hold, and we continue to adapt. Through all of this, guide us by the Holy Spirit and give us a clear vision of how you want us to be. Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.
L: Lord, we pray for our communities. We pray for the neighborhood around our church building. We pray for the various communities that we live in. We pray for our civic leaders of these communities and for the elected officials of our state and nation. Lord in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.
L: We pray for those who are sick or injured. We pray for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for recovery for all those who have been infected. We pray for those among us who are sick and hurting, especially for Skip Meisner, Barb Curry, Doug Walker, Jim Mandicino, and Jim Sorvaag’s sister, Karen, as they face the ordeals of cancer. We also pray for Ken Cain, John Berg and Merle Hanslip, as they continue to face health issues. We lift up Dan Holzrichter, recovering from knee surgery, Libby Hat-field, recovering from a broken leg, Yvonne Church, re-covering from hip surgery, and Scott Raasch recovering from heart surgery. Lord in your mercy, Hear our prayer.
L: Bring healing and justice wherever harm is dealt. Provide vindication for all who are oppressed. Free victims of hu- man trafficking and forced labor; deliver all who are bound by debt. Feed all who hunger, and guard refugees fleeing famine, poverty, and war. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.
L: Lord, sustain and comfort all those who mourn and grieve loss and death. We pray especially for the families and friends of Irving F. Jensen, for Ron Heaton and his family at the death of Ron’s sister, Mary Luse, for Rosita Lemus and her family at the death of her grandmother, Alice Langer, and for Mike Feathers and his family at the death of his father, Pat. Lord in your mercy. Hear our prayer.
L: All these things and whatever else you see that we need, we entrust to your mercy; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Vocal Solo by Kate Vlach
L: The Lord be with you.
A: And also with you.
L: Lift up your hearts.
A: We lift them to the Lord.
L: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
A: It is right to give him thanks and praise.
L: It is indeed right, our duty and our joy, that we should at all times and in all places give thanks and praise to you, almighty and merciful God, through our Savior Jesus Christ; who on this day overcame death and the grave, and by his glorious resurrection opened to us the way of everlasting life. And so, with all the choirs of angels, with the church on earth and the hosts of heaven, we praise your name and join their unending hymn:
A: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.
L: In the night in which he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks; broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying: Take and eat: this is my body, given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.
Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it for all to drink, saying: This cup is the new covenant in my blood, shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin. Do this for the remembrance of me.
Lord’s Prayer Sung by Kate Vlach
L: Come to the banquet, for all is now ready.
L: The body and blood of our Lord Jesus strengthen you and keep you in his grace.
Post Communion Canticle
Hymn #207 – Thankful Hearts and Voices Raise
Prayer for the Sending of Communion (We pray together a prayer for the bread that is sent to those who are homebound.)
L: Gracious God, loving all your family with a mother’s tender care:
A: As you sent Elijah with heavenly bread, assist those who set forth to share your word and sacrament with those who are homebound. In your love and care, nourish and strengthen those who will receive this sacrament, and give us all the comfort of your abiding presence through the body and blood of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
(Before we go, announcements are made about events and work that we will be doing as part of God’s mission in the world.)
(Sung to The Blessing, by Carrie Jobe & Cody Carnes)
L: The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you, the Lord look upon you with favor, + and give you peace.
Praise Song – Hallelujah, Your Love is Amazing
L: Go in peace, serve the Lord.
A: Thanks be to God.