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October 18,  2020 - Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost 

If you would like a PDF of the entire Worship Service below, click here, or scroll to the “Service of the Word” below.  

If using the PDF version, when you get to a link for the Sermon or hymns, click on the links when using a computer; or on phones or tablets, hold your finger down on the link and you will be prompted to open the link to view the video. 

If you would like to view just the video of the Sermon: “Feed the Faith, not the fear” click here

If you would like to view a PDF document of the Sermon: “Feed the Faith, not the fear” click here

If you would like to view just the video of Special Music offering, click here


Service of Holy Communion: Pentecost 20 (October 18, 2020)

      In an effort to make this worship experience as seamless as possible, links to videos have been embedded below. When you reach that point in the service where there is a link, you can click on the link and automatically be taken to the location through your web browser. You may need to select the “play” button for the video to play.

     

CALL TO WORSHIP

 In the beginning, before time, before people,

Before the world began,

      God was.

Here and now, among us, beside us,

Enlisting the people of earth for the purposes of God,

      God is.

In the future, when we have turned to dust

And all we know has found fulfillment

      God will be.

Not denying the world, but delighting in it,

Not condemning the world, but redeeming it,

Through Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit,

      God was. God is. God will be.

 

GATHERING HYMN – “Lord Be Glorified” and “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High”

     https://youtu.be/xA7ESNMpXGg

     

 GREETING

 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God,

and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

     And also with you.

 

PRAYER OF THE DAY

 Let us pray.

     Sovereign God, raise your throne in our hearts. Created by you, let us live in your image; created for you, let us act for your glory; redeemed by you, let us give you what is yours, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.Amen.

 

FIRST READING: Isaiah 45:1-7

1Thus says the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus,

 whose right hand I have grasped
to subdue nations before him
 and strip kings of their robes,
to open doors before him—
 and the gates shall not be closed:
2I will go before you
 and level the mountains,
I will break in pieces the doors of bronze
 and cut through the bars of iron,
3I will give you the treasures of darkness
 and riches hidden in secret places,
so that you may know that it is I, the Lord,
 the God of Israel, who call you by your
    name.
4For the sake of my servant Jacob,
 and Israel my chosen,
I call you by your name,
 I surname you, though you do not know
    me.

5I am the Lord, and there is no other;
 besides me there is no god.
 I arm you, though you do not know me,
6so that they may know, from the rising of the
    sun

 and from the west, that there is no one
    besides me;
 I am the Lord, and there is no other.
7I form light and create darkness,
 I make weal and create woe;
 I the Lord do all these things.


Word of God, word of life.

Thanks be to God.

 

PSALM 96:1-9

     1Sing to the Lord a new song;
  sing to the Lord, all the earth.
 2Sing to the Lord, bless the name of the Lord;
  proclaim God’s salvation from day to day.
 3Declare God’s glory among the nations
  and God’s wonders among all peoples.
 4For great is the Lord and greatly to be praised,
  more to be feared than all gods. 
 5As for all the gods of the nations, they are but idols;
  but you, O Lord, have made the heavens.
 6Majesty and magnificence are in your presence;
  power and splendor are in your sanctuary.
 7Ascribe to the Lord, you families of the peoples,
  ascribe to the Lord honor and power.
 8Ascribe to the Lord the honor due the holy name;
  bring offerings and enter the courts of the Lord.
 9Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness;
  tremble before the Lord, all the earth. 

 

SECOND READING: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

 1Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy,

  To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
  Grace to you and peace.

  2We always give thanks to God for all of you and mention you in our prayers, constantly 3remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. 4For we know, brothers and sisters beloved by God, that he has chosen you, 5because our message of the gospel came to you not in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction; just as you know what kind of persons we proved to be among you for your sake. 6And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for in spite of persecution you received the word with joy inspired by the Holy Spirit, 7so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia. 8For the word of the Lord has sounded forth from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but in every place your faith in God has become known, so that we have no need to speak about it. 9For the people of those regions report about us what kind of welcome we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols, to serve a living and true God, 10and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead—Jesus, who rescues us from the wrath that is coming.

 Word of God, word of life.

     Thanks be to God.

 

 GOSPEL: Matthew 22:15-22

 The holy gospel according to Matthew.

     Glory to you, O Lord.

 15Then the Pharisees went and plotted to entrap [Jesus] in what he said. 16So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality. 17Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?” 18But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, “Why are you putting me to the test, you hypocrites? 19Show me the coin used for the tax.” And they brought him a denarius. 20Then he said to them, “Whose head is this, and whose title?” 21They answered, “The emperor’s.” Then he said to them, “Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” 22When they heard this, they were amazed; and they left him and went away.

 The gospel of the Lord.  Praise to you, O Christ.

 

 SERMON – “Feed the Faith, not the fear”

         https://youtu.be/_LweMnbaSZk

        Silence for reflection follows the sermon 

 

HYMN OF THE DAY – “On Eagle’s Wings”

           https://youtu.be/dul2xVI51IU

 

APOSTLE’S CREED

 I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again;

he ascended into heaven,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION

 With confidence in God’s grace and mercy, let us pray for the church, the world, and all those in need.

Gracious God, you call us by name and invite us to share your good news. Send your Holy Spirit among preachers, missionaries, and evangelists. We give thanks for the witness of your servant Luke, the evangelist, whom the church commemorates today. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 God of praise, the heavens and all creation declare your salvation. From the rising of the sun to its setting, may the whole universe show forth your goodness. Raise up devoted stewards of all that you have made. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 God of all, may your word of justice sound forth in every place. Restore divided nations and communities with reconciling truth. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 God of light, we pray for those living with pain, illness, isolation, grief, anger, or doubt. Join their voices in a new song, assuring them that you call them each by name. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 God of truth, you show no partiality. May your spirit guide the work of justices, magistrates, court officials, and all vocations of the law, that your promise of restoration may be known. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

Healing: Jay, Mark, Wiley, Debra, Julie, and John

In Grief: Phil Downum and Family at the passing of Marilyn

Monthly Basket recipient: Navajo Lutheran Mission

 Living God, as you raised Jesus from the dead, so raise up those who have died in you. We give thanks for their witness, confident of your rescuing welcome for all. Lord, in your mercy,

hear our prayer.

 Listen as we call on you, O God, and enfold in your loving arms all for whom we pray, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 PEACE

 The peace of Christ be with you always.

     And also with you.

 

OFFERTORY – “You Are Lord” by Pepper Choplin; Piano – Jeanette Evins

     https://youtu.be/T73n1WD2ook

 

OFFERING

            Please consider giving to the ministry of Living Christ Lutheran Church. You can donate online through our “Donate” button or “Giving” tab on this website. We thank you for your support.  

 

LORD’S PRAYER

Lord, remember us in your kingdom and teach us to pray.

 

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name,

thy kingdom come,

thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

 Give us this day our daily bread;

and forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

and the power, and the glory,

forever and ever. Amen.

 

BLESSING

 The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord’s face shine on you and be gracious to you.

The Lord look upon you with favor and ☩ give you peace.

Amen.

 

SENDING SONG – “God Be with You”

      https://youtu.be/ojE_YhyPBms

 

 DISMISSAL

 Go forth into the world to serve God with gladness; be of good courage; 

hold fast to that which is good; render to no one evil for evil; 

strengthen the fainthearted; support the weak; 

help the afflicted; honor all people; 

love and serve God, rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit.

     Thanks be to God. And weee will.

October 11, 2020 - Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost 

If you would like a PDF of the entire Worship Service below, click here, or scroll to the “Service of the Word” below.  

If using the PDF version, when you get to a link for the Sermon or hymns, click on the links when using a computer; or on phones or tablets, hold your finger down on the link and you will be prompted to open the link to view the video. 

If you would like to view just the video of the Sermon: “Dressed Up in Christ” click here

If you would like to view a PDF document of the Sermon: “Dressed Up in Christ” click here

If you would like to view just the video of Special Music offering, click here 


Service of the Word: Pentecost 19 (October 11, 2020)

     In an effort to make this worship experience as seamless as possible, links to videos have been embedded into this document. When you reach that point in the service where there is a link, you can click on the link and automatically be taken to the location through your web browser. You may need to select the “play” button for the video to play.

October 4, 2020 - Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost 

If you would like a PDF of the entire Worship Service below, click here

If using the PDF version, when you get to a link for the Sermon or hymns, click on the links when using a computer; or on phones or tablets, hold your finger down on the link and you will be prompted to open the link to view the video. 

If you would like to view just the video of the Sermon: “Sharing Grace for Life” click here

If you would like to view a PDF document of the Sermon: “Sharing Grace for Life“ click here

If you would like to view just the video of Special Music offering, click here