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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: 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.
Most merciful God,
A: we confess that we are in bondage 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

Song: –Praise Song

Greet One Another in Christian Love and Fellowship

Song: #787 – On Eagle’s Wings

Prayer of the Day

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.
L: Let us pray,
A: God of compassion, you have opened the way for us and brought us to yourself. Pour your love into our hearts, that, overflowing with joy, we may freely share the blessings of your realm and faithfully proclaim the good news of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Bible Readings: Exodus 19:2-8a Acts 2:1-13

L: The holy gospel according to Matthew.
A: Glory to you, O Lord. Matthew 9:35-10:8
L: The gospel of the Lord. A: Praise to you, O Christ.

Sermon – “A People Among All the Peoples

Song: #619 – Rise Up, O Saints of God


L: Called into unity with one another and the whole creation, let us pray for our shared world.
L: Holy One, you bring us together and call us your own. Bless theologians, teachers, and preachers who help us grow in faith following the examples of Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa, Gregory of Nazianzus, and the teacher Macrina, whom we commemorate today. Guide your church, that we might be a holy people.
L: Hear us, O God.
A: Your mercy is great.
L: Holy One, we have created divisions that resist your reconciliation. In places of conflict raise up leaders who work to develop lasting peace and reconciliation. We pray especial-ly for the division of race in our society and for all the cities that face the division of protestors and police. Hear us, O God.
A: Your mercy is great.
L: Holy One, we pray for all those who are sick and all those who mourn loss. We pray 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, Merle Hanslip, Janet Burrack, and Mary Olorundami’s grandfather, Ray Horton, as they continue to face health issues; and Katie Linder. Hear us, O God.
A: Your mercy is great.
L: Holy One, you provide a plentiful harvest of gifts and re-sources. Prepare us to labor and gather the fruits of this congregation, that we might discover new ways of living. Minister to us in our work, that we do not lose heart. Hear us, O God.
A: Your mercy is great.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
L: Receive these prayers, O God, and those too deep for words; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
A: Amen.
Lord’s Prayer
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.

Sending Song: Praise Song – Lord, Send Me