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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

L: In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the
Holy Spirit
A: Amen

Song: #807 – Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing


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: You are great, O God, and greatly to be praised. You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you. Grant that we may believe in you, call upon you, know you, and serve you, through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
A: Amen.

Bible Reading: Romans 7:15-25a

L: The holy gospel according to Matthew.
A: Glory to you, O Lord.
Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30
L: The gospel of the Lord.
A: Praise to you, O Christ.

Sermon – “Are You Smarter Than a Baby?”Sermon

Praise Song

L: Called into unity with one another and the whole creation, let us pray for our shared world.
L: We pray for the church. Sustain us as we continue to keep distance from each other. We pray that you would keep us safe when we worship together again. Free us from stagnant faith. Hear us, O God.
A: Your mercy is great.
L: We pray for the nations of the world, especially the United States as it celebrates its independence. We pray that your freedom would spread throughout the world. Guide leaders in developing just policies and guide difficult conversations. Free us from patriotism that hinders relationship-building. Hear us, O God.
A: Your mercy is great.
L: We pray for all in need. For all who are tired, feeling despair, sick, or oppressed especially for Skip Meis ner, 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. We lift up the family of Ann Stump, as they grieve her loss. Take their yoke upon you and ease their burdens. Give your consolation and free us from all that keeps us bound. Hear us, O God.
A: Your mercy is great.
L: We pray for an end to the Covid-19 crises. Heal those who are sick. Strengthen and protect those who work in healthcare. Stop the spread of this dis ease and the death it is causing. 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.
A: Amen.

Sending Song: #595 – Jesus Loves Me