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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

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: #879 – For the Beauty of the Earth

Open the Eyes of My Heart, Lord
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: Beloved and sovereign God, through the death and resurrection of your Son you bring us into your kingdom of justice and mercy. By your Spirit, give us your wisdom, that we may treasure the life that comes from Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Bible Readings:
L: A reading from the 3rd chapter of 1 Kings
1 Kings 3:5-12
L: Here ends the reading:
A: Thanks be to God.
Psalm 119:129-136 (Read Responsively by verse.)
129- Your decrees are wonderful; therefore I obey them with all my heart. 130- When your word is opened it gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. 131- I open my mouth and pant because I long for your commandments. 132- Turn to me and be gracious to me, as you always do to those who love your name. 133- Order my footsteps in your word; let no iniquity have dominion over me. 134- Rescue me from those who oppress me, and I will keep your commandments. 135- Let your face shine upon your servant and teach me your statutes. 136- My eyes shed streams of tears, because people do not keep your teaching.

L: The holy gospel according to Matthew.
A: Glory to you, O Lord.
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
L: The gospel of the Lord.
A: Praise to you, O Christ.


Hymn of the Day Leave Everything Behind

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: For the church, O God of mercy, we pray. Open your word to Christians around the world. Reveal yourself to us in ways both traditional and surprising, in places old and new. Bless our bishops, pastors, deacons, and other church leaders, as they face their challenging tasks. Lord in your mercy,
A: Hear our prayer.

L: For education and nurture in the church, O God of wisdom, we pray. Give us the will to seek your wisdom. Guide the many churches in their uses of technology, and show us during this time ways to study your word. As this week we commemorate J. S. Bach and other
musicians, accompany all church musicians as they seek to help the church offer its praise. Lord in your mercy,
A: Hear our prayer.
L: For the earth, O creative God, we pray. Give to plants and animals the water and land they require. Form us into grateful and healing caretakers of your earth. Bless the efforts of scientists and researchers, especially those seeking a vaccine. Lead all people to honor the scientific discoveries that you grant to humankind.
Lord in your mercy,
A: Hear our prayer.
L: For the nations, O God of justice, we pray. Direct leaders of nations to build trust with each other and to resist the ways of violence. Stifle the lust for conquest. Bring peace to the Middle East. Visit the people of Hong Kong. Move us away from racist attitudes and policies. Form our president, governors, and legislators to speak with honesty, to strive for justice, and to work to alleviate the nation’s needs. Lord in your mercy,
A: Hear our prayer.
L: Feed the hungry. House the refugee. Comfort the countless thousands who are dealing with the coronavirus. Accompany those living with anxiety and despair. Form us to be your arms of mercy. We pray for all who are sick. 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, as they continue to face health issues. We lift up Henry Heinke, recovering from a broken arm and Jerry Frost, recovering from knee surgery. Comfort the family and friends of Ed Den Beste, as they mourn his death, and fill them with your peace.
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 Savior and 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.
A: Amen.

Sending Songs:

As It Is In Heaven
#547 – Sent Forth by God’s Blessing