Worship for July 5, 2020


A Prayer for Preparing to Worship:

Gracious God, open our eyes to the gift of this day; help us to trust you with all that it will hold. In the hours to come,
as our plans are interrupted, tune our ears to the sound of your voice, our eyes to the movement of your Spirit,
our hearts to the strength of your desire, that we might glimpse your hidden graces and be strengthened in your service,
for we would be your instruments. Amen.

Welcome - 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.


Prayer of the Day - Jan Lillemo


God of life, we come to you from many places: some hearts overflow with joy and gratitude,

others are barely hanging on to hope and faith. For some this is an ordinary morning; for others,

every step feels fragile. Holy One, meet us where we are and bind us to each other,

that in the community of your love we might discover our wholeness. Amen.



Scripture Reading: Gospel of Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

16“But to what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to one another, 17 ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not mourn.’ 18For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon’; 19the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.”

25At that time Jesus said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants;

26yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.

27All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. 28“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”


Sermon: Jeff Foels


Music: My Country, 'Tis of Thee & O Beautiful for Spacious Skies 

music: Smith      music: Ward

Improvised by Jusun Kim 




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.



Sending 

Wherever you are, and wherever you go, hold this with you:

Be in the world in peace;

Have courage;

Hold onto what is good;

Return no one evil for evil;

Support the weak;

Help the suffering;

Honor all God’s children;

Love and serve the Lord, 

Rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit.


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 in His care!





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