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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 include 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


How Deep the Father’s Love For Us
Hymn #705 – God of Grace and God of Glory
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: Almighty and eternal God, you show perpetual lovingkindness to us your servants. Because we cannot rely on our own abilities, grant us your merciful judgment, and train us to embody the generosity of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen


Bible Readings: Psalm 145:1-8
R—Return to the Lord, your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love.
1 I will exalt you, my God and king, and bless your name forever and ever.
2 Every day will I bless you and praise your name forever and ever.
3 Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised! There is no end to your greatness.
4 One generation shall praise your works to another and shall declare your power. R
5 I will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty and all your marvelous works.
6 They shall tell of the might of your wondrous acts, and I will recount your greatness.
7 They shall publish the remembrance of your great goodness; they shall sing joyfully of your righteousness.
8 The LORD is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. R
A reading from St. Paul’s letter to the Philippians; Philippians 1:21-30
L: The word of the Lord,
A: Thanks be to God.
L: The holy gospel according to Matthew.
A: Glory to you, O Lord. Matthew 20:1-16
L: The gospel of the Lord.
A: Praise to you, O Christ.

Sermon – The Privilege of Suffering?

Hymn of the Day Praise Song – Build My Life

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: Generous God, you make the last first, and the first last. Where this gospel challenges the church, equip it for its works of service. Strengthen those who suffer for Christ, especially those around the world who are persecuted ad killed for their faith. Lord in your mercy, Hear our prayer.
L: Lord, we pray for the land, the earth, and the weather. We pray especially for an end to the wildfires in the western United States. We pray for favorable weather for all people and for a good harvest this fall.
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 and John Berg as they continue to face health issues. We lift up Dan Holzrichter, 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, Hear our prayer.
L: Lord, we pray for the nations of the world. We pray especially for places of conflict and war. We pray for world leaders, that they would work for peace and justice. We pray for this United States of America. God, give us wisdom and courage as we face a national election. Guide us to elect leaders who govern with integrity and compassion for the good of all.
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.


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 heav- en, 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.
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 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.
A: Amen.

Sending Song Hymn #551 – The Spirit Sends Us Forth
L: Go in peace, serve the Lord.
A: Thanks be to God.