9 am service

Gather

Confession

Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God,

who creates, redeems, and sustains us and all of creation.

Amen.

 Seeking reconciliation with God and our neighbor,

 let us remember the gift of baptism and confess our sin.

Silence

Graceful and Unchanging God,

Your mercy washes over us daily, 

refreshing us and preparing us for the next day.

Our journey in this world has hardened us.

Often we turn towards empty and immediate satisfaction,

And we distance ourselves from your embrace.

Soften our tongues and our words towards one another

And let us not be petty and futile in judgement of our brothers and sisters.

Remind us of our privilege in all we have 

and place it on our hearts to give freely 

to those who want for life’s basic necessities. 

Give us courage to share the redeeming news of Jesus the Christ 

And keep us humble as we do so. 

Through Jesus the Christ, our Savior and Lord. 

Amen.

Absolution

God hears the cries of all who call out in need,

and through his death and resurrection,

Christ has made us his own.

Hear the truth that God proclaims:

Your sins are forgiven in the name of Jesus Christ.

Led by the Holy Spirit, live in freedom and newness

to do God’s work in the world.

Amen

Glory Bound

When I hear that trumpet sound

I will lay my burdens down.

I will lay them deep into the ground, 

then I’ll know that I am Glory bound.

I’ll be traveling far from home, 

but I won’t be looking for to roam. 

I’ll be crossing over the great divide, 

in a better home soon I will reside.

Hallelujah, hallelujah.

Hallelujah. 

Hallelujah.

When I’m in my resting place.

I’ll look for my mother’s face.

Never more will I have to know

All the loneliness that plagues me so.

Waitin’ for that train to come

I know where she’s comin’ from.

Listen can you hear her on the track?

When I board I won’t be lookin’ back.

Hallelujah, hallelujah.

Hallelujah. 

Hallelujah.

Hallelujah, hallelujah.

Hallelujah. 

Hallelujah.

Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

Paul and Silas bound in jail,

Had no money for to go their bail.

Keep your eyes on the prize. 

Hold on.

Paul and Silas began to shout. 

The jail door opened and they walked on out. 

Keep your eyes on the prize. 

Hold on.

Hold on,

 hold on,

Keep your eyes on the prize, hold on

Hold on, 

hold on 

Keep your eyes on the prize, hold on.

Freedom’s name is mighty sweet. 

Soon one day we’re gonna meet. 

Keep your eyes on the prize.

Hold on.

Hold on,

 hold on,

Keep your eyes on the prize, hold on

Hold on, 

hold on, 

Keep your eyes on the prize, hold on.

I’ve got my hand on the gospel plow. 

I wouldn’t take nothing for my journey now. 

Keep your eyes on the prize. 

Hold on.

Women are struggling for their lives;

You know we’re struggling both day and night. 

Keep your eyes on the prize. 

Hold on.

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

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.

Word

Reading: Isaiah 45: 1-7

Thus 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: I will go before you and level the 

mountains, I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut through the bars of 

iron, I 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. For 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.

I am the Lord, and there is no other; besides me there is no god. I arm you, 

though you do not know me, so 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. I form light and create darkness, I make weal and create woe; I the 

Lord do all these things.

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation 

“Alleluia”

 Gospel

The Gospel according to…

Glory to you, O Lord!

 

Gospel: Matthew 22: 15-22

Then the Pharisees went and plotted to entrap him in what he said. So 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. Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?” But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, “Why are you putting me to the test, you hypocrites? Show me the coin used for the tax.” 

And they brought him a denarius. Then he said to them, “Whose head is this, and whose title?” They 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.” When they heard this, they were amazed; and they left him and went away.

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, O Christ.

 

Message

Even So Come

All of creation, all of the earth
Make straight a highway a path for the Lord.
Jesus is coming soon.

Call back the sinner, wake up the saint
Let ev’ry nation shout of Your fame.
Jesus is coming soon.

Like a bride waiting for her groom,
We’ll be a Church ready for You.
Ev’ry heart longing for our King we sing.
Even so come, Lord Jesus, come.
Even so come, Lord Jesus, come.

There will be justice, all will be new.
Your name forever, faithful and true.
Jesus is coming soon.

So we wait, we wait for You.
God we wait. You’re coming soon.
So we wait, we wait for You.
God we wait. You’re coming soon.

Like a bride waiting for her groom.
We’ll be a Church ready for You.
Ev’ry heart longing for our King we sing.
Even so come, Lord Jesus, come.
Even so come, Lord Jesus, come.

 

Creed

“Jesus is Lord.”

 

 Prayers of the People

(Offer your petition on FaceBook)

Sharing the Peace

The peace of the Lord be with you all.

And also with you.

 

Meal

 

Offering

 

Offertory Prayer

Blessed are you, O God, maker of all things.

You have set before us these gifts of your good creation.

Prepare us for your heavenly banquet,

nourish us with this rich food and drink,

and send us forth to set tables in the midst of a suffering world,

through the bread of life, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Amen

 

The Great Thanksgiving

 

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

 

Lift up your hearts.

 We lift them up to the Lord.

 

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.

It is indeed right and … we praise your name and join their unending hymn:

Santo, Santo, Santo   

Holy, holy, holy.

My heart, my heart adores you!

My heart is glad to say, the words:

You are holy, Lord!

Santo, santo, santo,

mi corazón te adora!

Mi corazón te sabe decir:

santo eres Señor!

 

Words of Institution

In the night in which he was betrayed,

Our Lord Jesus took bread,

and gave thanks; broke it,

and gave it to his disciples,

saying: Take and eat;

this is my body, given for you.

Do this in remembrance of me.

Again, after supper, he took the cup,

gave thanks, and gave it for all to drink,

saying: This cup

is the new covenant in my blood, 

shed for you and for all people

for the forgiveness of sin.

Do this in remembrance of me.

 

Lord’s Prayer

 Our Father in heaven,

 hallowed be your name,

 your kingdom come,

 your will be done,

 on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

 Forgive us our sins

 as we forgive those who sin against us.

 Save us from the time of trial

 and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power,

  and the glory are yours,

now and forever.

Amen.

 

Invitation to Communion

Distribution

Communion Music

Let Us Break Bread Together 

Let us break bread together on our knees;

let us break bread together on our knees.

When I fall on my knees,

with my face to the rising sun,

O Lord, have mercy on me.

Let us drink wine together on our knees; 

let us drink wine together on our knees.

When I fall on my knees,

with my face to the rising sun,

O Lord, have mercy on me.

Let us praise God together on our knees; 

let us praise God together on our knees.

When I fall on my knees,

with my face to the rising sun,

O Lord, have mercy on me.

 

Post Communion Blessing

 

Prayer after Communion

We give you thanks, gracious God,

that you have once again fed us with food beyond compare,

the true presence of Christ.

Lead us from this place, nourished and forgiven,

into your beloved vineyard

to meet and attend to all who hunger and thirst,

guided by the example of the same Jesus Christ

and led by the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

Amen

 

Children’s Prayers

Send

Final Benediction 

Announcements

Sending Song    

Be Thou My Vision

Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;

naught be all else to me, save that thou art:

thou my best thought both by day and by night,

waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.

Be thou my wisdom, and thou my true word;

I ever with thee and thou with me, Lord.

Thou my soul’s shelter, and thou my high tower,

raise thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.

Riches I heed not, nor vain, empty praise,

thou mine inheritance, now and always:

thou and thou only, the first in my heart,

great God of heaven, my treasure thou art.

Light of my soul, after victory won,

may I reach heaven’s joys, O heaven’s Sun!

Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,

still be my vision, O Ruler of all.

Dismissal

Called by the grace of God,

we reach out to all people with the love of Jesus Christ. 

Go in peace. Christ is sending you. 

Thanks be to God. We will.