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

Blessed be Your Name

Blessed be Your name

In the land that is plentiful

Where Your streams of abundance flow

Blessed be Your name

Blessed be Your name

When I’m found in the desert place

Though I walk through the wilderness

Blessed be Your name

Every blessing You pour out

I’ll turn back to praise

When the darkness closes in

Lord still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord

Blessed be Your name

Blessed be the name of the Lord

Blessed be Your glorious name

Blessed be Your name

When the sun’s shining down on me

When the world’s all as it should be

Blessed be Your name

Blessed be Your name

On the road marked with suffering

Though there’s pain in the offering

Blessed be Your name

Every blessing You pour out

I’ll turn back to praise

When the darkness closes in

Lord still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord

Blessed be Your name

Blessed be the name of the Lord

Blessed be Your glorious name

You give and take away

You give and take away

My heart will choose to say

Lord blessed be Your name

You give and take away

You give and take away

My heart will choose to say

Lord blessed be Your name

Blessed be the name of the Lord

Blessed be Your name

Blessed be the name of the Lord

Blessed be Your glorious name.

 

Great is Thy Faithfulness

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father
There is no shadow of turning with Thee.
Thou changest not, 
Thy compassions they fail not.
As Thou hast been,
Thou forever wilt be.

Great is Thy faithfulness,
Great is Thy faithfulness.
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed, 
Thy hand hath provided.
Great is Thy faithfulness Lord unto me.

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
Sun moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness,
To Thy great faithfulness mercy and love.

Great is Thy faithfulness, Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided.
Great is Thy faithfulness Lord unto me.

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thy own dear presence to cheer and to guide,
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine with ten thousand beside.

Great is Thy faithfulness,
Great is Thy faithfulness,
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness Lord unto me.

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

Almighty and eternal God, you show perpetual lovingkindness to us your servants. Because we cannot rely on our own abilities, grant us your merciful judgment, and train us to embody the generosity of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Amen.

Word

Reading: Jonah 3:10 – 4:11

When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil ways, God

changed his mind about the calamity that he had said he would bring upon 

them; and he did not do it.

But this was very displeasing to Jonah, and he became angry. He prayed to the 

Lord and said, “O Lord! Is not this what I said while I was still in my own country? 

That is why I fled to Tarshish at the beginning; for I knew that you are a gracious 

God and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and ready to 

relent from punishing. And now, O Lord, please take my life from me, for it is 

better for me to die than to live.” And the Lord said, “Is it right for you to be 

angry?”

Then Jonah went out of the city and sat down east of the city, and made a 

booth for himself there. He sat under it in the shade, waiting to see what would 

become of the city. The Lord God appointed a bush, and made it come up 

over Jonah, to give shade over his head, to save him from his discomfort; so 

Jonah was very happy about the bush. But when dawn came up the next day, 

God appointed a worm that attacked the bush, so that it withered. When the 

sun rose, God prepared a sultry east wind, and the sun beat down on the head 

of Jonah so that he was faint and asked that he might die. He said, “It is better 

for me to die than to live.” But God said to Jonah, “Is it right for you to be angry 

about the bush?” And he said, “Yes, angry enough to die.” Then the Lord said, 

“You are concerned about the bush, for which you did not labor and which you 

did not grow; it came into being in a night and perished in a night. And should I 

not be concerned about Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than 

a hundred and twenty thousand persons who do not know their right hand from 

their left, and also many animals?”

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation 

“Alleluia”

 Gospel

The Gospel according to…

Glory to you, O Lord!

 

Gospel: Matthew 20:1-16

“For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. When he went out about nine o’clock, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace; and he said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’ So they went. When he went out again about noon and about three o’clock, he did the same. And about five o’clock he went out and found others standing around; and he said to them, ‘Why are you standing here idle all day?’ They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard.’ When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, ‘Call the laborers and give them their pay, beginning with the last and then going to the first.’ 

When those hired about five o’clock came, each of them received the usual daily wage. Now when the first came, they thought they would receive more; but each of them also received the usual daily wage. 

And when they received it, they grumbled against the landowner, saying, ‘These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.’ But he replied to one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage? Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you. Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?’ So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, O Christ.

 

Message

No Longer Slaves

You unravel me with a melody

You surround me with a song

Of deliverance from my enemies

Till all my fears are gone.

I’m no longer a slave to fear

I am a child of God

I’m no longer a slave to fear

I am a child of God.

From my Mother’s womb

You have chosen me

Love has called my name

I’ve been born again into Your family

Your blood flows through my veins.

You split the sea so I could walk right through it

My fears were drowned in perfect love

You rescued me so I could stand and sing

I am a child of God.

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

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

For Everyone Born

For everyone born, a place at the table,

for everyone born, clean water and bread, 

a shelter, a space, a safe place for growing,

for everyone born, a star overhead. 

And God will delight when we are creators of justice and joy, 

compassion and peace: yes, God will delight when 

we are creators of justice, justice and joy! 

For young and for old, 

A place at the table, 

A voice to be heard, 

A part in the song,

The hands of a child in hands that are wrinkled,

For young and for old the right to belong.

And God will delight when we are creators of justice and joy, 

compassion and peace: yes, God will delight when 

we are creators of justice, justice and joy! 

For just and unjust, a place at the table, 

the user the used, with need to forgive,

in anger, in hurt, a mindset of mercy, 

for just and unjust, a new way to live. 

And God will delight when we are creators of justice and joy, 

compassion and peace: yes, God will delight when 

we are creators of justice, justice and joy! 

For everyone born, a place at the table,

to live without fear, and simply to be,

to work, to speak out, to witness and worship, 

for everyone born, the right to be free,

And God will delight 

when we are creators of justice and joy, 

compassion and peace: yes, God will delight when 

we are creators of justice, justice and joy! 

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

I Saw the Light

I wandered so aimless,

life filled with sin, 

I wouldn’t let my dear Savior in;

then Jesus came like a stranger in the night-

Praise the Lord!

 I saw the light.

I saw the light, 

I saw the light, 

No more darkness, no more night;

Now I’m so happy, no sorrow in sight-

Praise the Lord!

I saw the light.

Just like a blind man

I wandered along, 

Worries and fears I claimed for my own;

Then, like the blind man that

God gave back his sight-

Praise the Lord!

I saw the light!

I saw the light, 

I saw the light, 

No more darkness, no more night;

Now I’m so happy, no sorrow in sight-

Praise the Lord!

I saw the light.

I was a fool to wander and stray,

Straight is the gate and narrow the way;

Now I have traded the wrong for the right-

Praise the Lord!

I saw the light.

I saw the light, 

I saw the light, 

No more darkness, no more night;

Now I’m so happy, no sorrow in sight-

Praise the Lord!

I saw the light.

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.