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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
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: #660 – Lift High the Cross

Greet One Another in Christian Love and Fellowship

Praise Song

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: Teach us, good Lord God, to serve you as you deserve,
to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed
the wounds, to toil and not to seek for rest, to labor and
not to ask for reward, except that of knowing that we do
your will, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Bible Readings

Jeremiah 20:7-13 / Acts 2:14-36

L: The holy gospel according to Matthew.
A: Glory to you, O Lord.
Matthew 10:24-39
L: The gospel of the Lord.
A: Praise to you, O Christ.

Sermon – “Unpopular Preaching

Song: Lead Me to the Cross


L: Called into unity with one another and the whole creation,
let us pray for our shared world.
L: O God, Father in heaven, hold your church in your loving
arms. Protect believers who face persecution for your sake.
Bless the work of evangelists and teachers. Strengthen our
pastors, deacons, and church councils for their ministry
during these troubling times. Hear us, O God.
A: Your mercy is great.
L: O God our ruler, inspire our president, our governors and our legislators to work towards justice for all. Lead us to ways of life that are free from racial and ethnic prejudice. Strengthen the world’s democracies, and sustain those who are working to secure free and safe elections. Give a home to refugees. Form our military and our police to maintain peace and to inhibit violence. Hear us, O God.
A: Your mercy is great.
L: O God our physician, bring healing to all who are sick and suffering. We pray now 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. Preserve the world from more waves of the coronavirus, and guide researchers who are seeking a vaccine. Support our health care workers. Protect those whose jobs expose them to contagion. Hear us, O God.
A: Your mercy is great.
L: O God our source of life, we pray for all fathers and for those who are father figures. Bless them as they face both long-standing and emerging family needs. Strengthen fathers to be good examples to their families, to be caring and gentle with their children, and to be faithful to you. We pray for those who have been hurt or abandoned by their fathers. Comfort those who long to be fathers and those for
whom this day is difficult. 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: #661 – I Love to Tell the Story