Saturday outside in-person worship at 6:00pm (see below)
Sunday worship: When you are ready to worship in-your-own-home,
click to open the worship video and follow the worship script below.
All of This Week’s Announcements are in the Prints of Peace online at www.peacelutheranlz.com
For Families with Children Today: Get ready for worship by opening “Children’s Bulletin & Activities” accessed on the website www.peacelutheranlz.com and help your child(ren) join in today’s worship .
Sunday at 10:00am join in an informal virtual gathering via Zoom with the pastoral candidate and his family. Listen to the Call Committee panel discussion with the candidate followed by a time for Q & A. Access link to this virtual meeting is at www.peacelutheranlz.com .
Sunday at 11:00am On the same Zoom call the congregational meeting will be called to order. There are two orders of business in this meeting: Approval of changes to the PLC Constitution, and vote to approve the pastoral candidate recommended by the Call Committee and PPC.
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Saturday 6:00 p.m. Outside In-person Worship
Service of the Word
Welcome, Announcements & Protocols
Introduction of the Pastoral Call Candidate
Call Committee Panel Discussion with Candidate
Socially distanced meet-and-greet the Candidate
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Here is a brief tutorial if you need some help on YouTube.
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 SAY (Prayer of the day):
Almighty God, we thank you for planting in us the seed of your word. By your Holy Spirit help us to receive it with joy, live according to it, and grow in faith and hope and love, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen
VIDEO: Children’s Word
VIDEO: First Reading: Isaiah 55:10-13
VIDEO AND READ ALONG RESPONSIVELY: Psalm 65: 1-2, 9-13
1You are to be praised, O God, in Zion; to you shall vows be fulfilled.
2To you, the one who answers prayer, to you all flesh shall come.
9You visit the earth and water it abundantly; you make it very plenteous;
the river of God is full of water. You prepare the grain, for so you provide for the earth.
10You drench the furrows and smooth out the ridges; with heavy rain you soften the ground and bless its increase.
11You crown the year with your goodness, and your paths overflow with plenty.
12May the fields of the wilderness be rich for grazing, and the hills be clothed with joy.
13May the meadows cover themselves with flocks, and the valleys cloak themselves with grain; let them shout for joy and sing.
You are to be praised, O God, in Zion; to you shall vows be fulfilled.
VIDEO: Second Reading - Romans 8:1-11
VIDEO: Gospel Acclamation
VIDEO: Gospel - Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
VIDEO & SING ALONG – Hymn of the Day: “The Word of God is Source and Seed”
The Word of God is source and seed; it comes to die and sprout and grow. So make your dark earth welcome warm; root deep the grain God bent to sow.
Refrain: In the Lord let us rejoice, in the Lord let us rejoice, in the Lord let us rejoice!
The Word of God is breath and life; it comes to heal and wake and save. So let the Spirit touch and mend and rouse your dry bones from their grave. Refrain
The Word of God is flesh and grace, who comes to sing, to laugh and cry. So dare to be as Jesus was, who came to live and love and die. Refrain
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: 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: “Sent Forth by God’s Blessing”
Sent forth by God's blessing, our true faith confessing, the people of God from this dwelling take leave. The supper is ended. Oh, now be extended the fruits of this service in all who believe. The seed of Christ's teaching, receptive souls reaching, shall blossom in action for God and for all. Your grace shall incite us, your love shall unite us to work for your kingdom and answer your call.
With praise and thanksgiving to God ever-living, the tasks of our ev'ryday life we will face— our faith ever sharing, in love ever caring, embracing God's children, the whole human race. With your feast you feed us, with your light now lead us; unite us as one in this life that we share. Then may all the living with praise and thanksgiving give honor to Christ and his name that we bear.
Go in peace. Christ is with you. Thanks be to God.
THANK YOU! So much gratitude for everyone who has contributed to our worship today: The young and old, readers and musicians, and the technical help is making this possible.
Allison Hearst, Office Admin: firstname.lastname@example.org / Deacon Tracy Katschke: email@example.com / Pastor Dale Ziemer: firstname.lastname@example.org