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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.

L=Leader A=All


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
A: Amen
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.
A: Amen
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.
A: Amen

Kyrie Eleison Chorus

Songs: Praise Song – We Are One Body
Hymn #597 – My Hope is Built on Nothing Less

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 God, with all your faithful followers of every age, we praise you, the rock of our life. Be our strong foundation and form us into the body of your Son, that we may gladly minister to all the world, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Bible Readings:
L: A reading from the book of Isaiah Isaiah 51:1-6
L: Here ends the reading:
A: Thanks be to God.
Psalm 138 (Read Responsively by verse.)
1 I will give thanks to you, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I will sing your praise. 2 I will bow down toward your holy temple and praise your name, because of your steadfast love and faithfulness; for you have glorified your name and your word above all things.
3 When I called, you answered me; you increased my strength within me. 4 All the rulers of the earth will praise you, O Lord, when they have heard the words of your mouth.
5 They will sing of the ways of the Lord, that great is the glory of the Lord. 6 The Lord is high, yet cares for the lowly, perceiving the haughty from afar.
7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you keep me safe; you stretch forth your hand against the fury of my enemies; your right hand shall save me.
8 You will make good your purpose for me; O Lord, your steadfast love endures forever; do not abandon the works of your hands.
L: The holy gospel according to Matthew.
A: Glory to you, O Lord. Matthew 16:13-20
L: The gospel of the Lord.
A: Praise to you, O Christ.


Hymn of the Day #652 – Built on a Rock

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: Lord, our rock, you are our foundation in Jesus Christ, your Son, whom we confess as the living God. Prepare your church for its mission in bearing witness to Christ, both here at home and throughout the world. Lord, in your mercy.
A: Hear our prayer.
L: We pray for the earth and the land and the weather. We pray that you would sustain the plants and animals and nature around us. We pray for rain in places that face drought. We pray for farmers and the many fields that were damaged by wind. We pray for places in the world that face not only drought, but famine. Make their land grow the food they need to live. Lord in your mercy,
A: Hear our prayer.
L: We pray for the nations of this world and for international politics with all their treaties and alliances and trade deals. We pray that the leaders of nations would work for peace and not for war. We pray that leaders of nations would pro-vide for their people instead of protecting their own selves. We pray for ourselves here in the United States as we decide how to govern ourselves. Give us wisdom and courage to follow your will. Lord, in your mercy.
A: Hear our prayer.
L: We pray for those who are sick or injured, 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 and Merle Hanslip, as they contin-ue to face health issues. We lift up Henry Heinke, recovering from a broken arm, Jerry Frost, recovering from knee surgery, Libby Hatfield, recovering from a broken leg, Yvonne Church, recovering from hip surgery, and Scott Raasch recovering from heart surgery. Lord in your mercy,
A: Hear our prayer.
L: Lord, we pray for an end to the COVID-19 crisis. Bring heal-ing to those who are sick. Give a stable economy to those who need jobs. Protect teachers and students as they go back to school. Lord, in your mercy.
A: 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 Ed Den Beste, Irving F. Jensen, for Ron Heaton and his family at the death of Ron’s sister, Mary Luse, and for Rosita Lemus and her family at the death of her grand-mother, Alice Langer. Lord in your mercy.
A: Hear our prayer.
L: O merciful God, receive these prayers, and grant us your Spirit of peace and joy, for the sake of Jesus Christ, our Sav-ior and Lord.
A: Amen.

Great Thanksgiving
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
L: Come to the banquet, for all is now ready.
(At this time, the bread is distributed to the congregation.)
Table Blessing:
L: The body and blood of our Lord Jesus strengthen you and keep you in his grace.
A: Amen

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 home bound.)
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 home bound. 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.
A: Amen.

Sending Song
Praise Song –
L: Go in peace, serve the Lord.
A: Thanks be to God.