TODAY we are the church at worship in our own homes!
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Now is the Time to Worship
VIDEO: Welcome and Introduction to the Day
VIDEO and JOIN IN: CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS All may make the sign of the cross, the sign that is marked at baptism, as the presiding minister begins.
Blessed be the holy Trinity, + one God, whose steadfast love is everlasting, whose faithfulness endures from generation to generation. Amen. Trusting in the mercy of God, let us confess our sin. (Silence is kept for reflection).
Reconciling God, we confess that we do not trust your abundance, and we deny your presence in our lives. We place our hope in ourselves and rely on our own efforts. We fail to believe that you provide enough for all. We abuse your good creation for our own benefit. We fear difference and do not welcome others as you have welcomed us. We sin in thought, word, and deed. By your grace, forgive us; through your love, renew us; and in your Spirit, lead us; so that we may live and serve you in newness of life. Amen.
Beloved of God, by the radical abundance of divine mercy we have peace with God through + Christ Jesus, through whom we have obtained grace upon grace. Our sins are forgiven. Let us live now in hope. For hope does not disappoint, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit. Amen.
VIDEO AND SING ALONG: Canticle of Praise
Cantor: This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia.
Worthy is Christ, the Lamb who was slain, whose blood set us free to be people of God. Power and riches and wisdom and strength, and honor and blessing and glory are his.
Refrain: This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia.
Sing with all the people of God and join in the hymn of all creation: Blessing and honor and glory and might be to God and the Lamb forever. Amen.
Final refrain: This is the feast of victory for our God, for the Lamb who was slain has begun his reign. Alleluia. Alleluia.
VIDEO AND SAY (Prayer of the day):
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. Amen
VIDEO: Children’s Word
VIDEO: First Reading: Jeremiah 20:7-13
VIDEO AND READ ALONG RESPONSIVELY: Psalm 69:7-10, 16-18
7Surely, for your sake I have suffered reproach, and shame has covered my face.
8I have become a stranger to my own kindred, an alien to my mother's children.
9Zeal for your house has eaten me up; the scorn of those who scorn you has fallen upon me.
10I humbled myself with fasting, but that was turned to my reproach.
15Let not the torrent of waters wash over me, neither let the deep swallow me up; do not let the pit shut its mouth upon me.
16Answer me, O LORD, for your love is kind; in your great compassion, turn to me.
17Hide not your face from your servant; be swift and answer me, for I am in distress.
18Draw near to me and redeem me; because of my enemies deliver me.
VIDEO: Second Reading - Romans 6:1b-11
VIDEO: Gospel Acclamation
VIDEO: Gospel - Matthew 10:24-39
VIDEO: Sermon: The Summons
VIDEO & SING ALONG – Hymn of the Day: “All Are Welcome” vs 1, 4, 5
Let us build a house where love can dwell and all can safely live, a place where saints and children tell how hearts learn to forgive. Built of hopes and dreams and visions, rock of faith and vault of grace; here the love of Christ shall end divisions: All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place.
Let us build a house where hands will reach beyond the wood and stone to heal and strengthen, serve and teach, and live the Word they’ve known. Here the outcast and the stranger bear the image of God’s face; let us bring an end to fear and danger: All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place.
Let us build a house where all are named, their songs and visions heard and loved and treasured, taught and claimed as words within the Word. Built of tears and cries and laughter, prayers of faith and songs of grace, let this house proclaim from floor to rafter: All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place.
VIDEO & JOIN IN: APOSTLES' 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
VIDEO: PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE …Lord, in your mercy: Hear our prayer
VIDEO: THE LORD’S PRAYER Our Father, who art in heaven…
VIDEO: Musical offering
How to give your offering now
Your friends and fellow members are sharing their gifts and talents to help us worship in this virtual setting. Through all that we are, all we say and all we do we endeavor to make Christ known. Please consider your contributions to the virtual offering plate we pass. Send your offering through one of these 4 convenient methods: Mail your check to church // Use your bank website “send-payment” feature // Go to PLC website www.peacelutheranlz.com and click on “make a donation” // Download and use the app we recommend: https://www.vancopayments.com/egiving/church-app
VIDEO AND JOIN IN: OFFERING PRAYER
God of goodness and growth, all creation is yours, and your faithfulness is as firm as the heavens. Nourish us through all the gifts you provide, that we might proclaim your steadfast love in our communities and in the world, through Jesus Christ, our strength and our song. Amen.
Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus. God, the creator, + Jesus, the Christ, and the Holy Spirit, the comforter, bless you and keep you in eternal love. Amen.
VIDEO AND SING ALONG: “Will You Come and Follow Me” (vs 1,4,5)
Will you come and follow me if I but call your name? Well you go where you don’t know and never be the same? Will you let my love be shown, will you let my name be known, will you let my life be grown in you and you in me?
Will you love the you, you hide, if I but call your name? Will you quell the fear inside and never be the same? Will you use the faith you’ve found to reshape the world around, through my sight and touch and sound in you and you in me?
Lord, your summons echoes true when you but call my name. Let me turn and follow you and never be the same. In your company I’ll go where your love and footsteps show. Thus I’ll move and live and grow in you and you in me.
Go in peace. Christ is with you.
Thanks be to God.
So much gratitude for everyone who has contributed to our worship today and in recent weeks. The young and old, readers and musicians, and the technical help from a growing circle of Peace people is making this possible. Find all of this week’s announcements in the Prints of Peace on the PLC website. Allison Hearst, Office Admin: firstname.lastname@example.org / Deacon Tracy Katschke: email@example.com / Pastor Dale Ziemer: firstname.lastname@example.org