Worship for May 24, 2020


A Prayer for Preparing to Worship:

Bless us, O God, 

With a reverent sense of your presence, 

That we may be at peace and may worship you with all our mind and spirit, 

Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Welcome to Worship! - Pastor Jeff Foels

Passing of the Peace

We encourage you to contact others in the church, to reach out and connect,

to check in on those that might need help, and to let others know the help you need,

in mind, body, and spirit, in this uncertain time. 

Music   - Come, Christians, Join to Sing

Text: Christian Henry Bateman, 1843

Music: Spanish folk melody

Arr. & Perf. by Jusun Kim 

Scripture:  Galatians 5:1, 13-25

'It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. '

You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh ; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other. So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. '

Galatians 5:1,13-25 https://my.bible.com/bible/111/GAL.5.1,13-25

Sermon: "Freedom and the Fruits of the Spirit" - from Rev. Jeff Japinga
Our guest preacher this week is the Rev. Jeff Japinga, Executive Presbyter of the Presbytery of the
Twin Cities Area, and a familiar presence with us. Thank you, Jeff, for leading worship this week!

Prayers of the People and The Lord’s Prayer

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 debts,

as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom

and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.


Let your life show the goodness of God. Pray with your body. Thank the Spirit for simple pleasures.

Guard your mind and spirit against false desires or ambitions that would lead you away from loving your neighbor as yourself.

Build up the community around you; live at peace in the body of Christ.

Be loyal to that which is worthy of your loyalty: God’s presence and God’s future.

May God, who creates, redeems, and sustains, keep you steadfast in faith,

buoyant in hope, and abounding in love. And the blessing of God, Father, Son,

and Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always.

Alelluia! Amen.

God Bless and Keep you All!
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