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Hello Sisters and Brothers at home!  As some of us gather back in the church today, you will notice the service is a little different.  As we gather, because we are all wearing masks, the service is shorter than usual.  We want to worship with you, so this is the service we are using as well.  Please know that you are part of a larger community and the spirit of that community is a powerful and loving thing.  Let us worship God together!

Opening Hymn

Ye Holy Angels Bright  Listen Here

The Grace

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be always with you all.

Collect for Purity

Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hidden.  Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name; through Christ our Lord.  Amen

Collect Prayer

Loving and all merciful Creator, you call your Church to bear witness that in Christ all are reconciled to you.  Help us to proclaim the good news of your all encompassing and steadfast love, especially in these days of unrest, turmoil and stress.  May everyone who hears this message turn toward your Spirit and live in the ways of peace, hope and reconciliation.  We pray in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

The Readings

Psalm 103,  Matthew 18:21-35  Read Here

The Homily

Read the Homily by clicking on "Sermon Sunday Sept. 13th.pdf" below.

To listen to the Homily, click on "Sermon Sunday Sept 13.m4a" below.

Meditation Song

Thy Perfect Love by K. Lee Scott, Sung by (our very own!) Dr. AnKelly Armstrong

Click on "Jesu my love 5 (1).m4a" below

Lyrics: 

Jesu, my love, my joy, my rest,

thy perfect love close in my breast

that I thee love and never rest;

and make me love thee of all things the best,

and wound my heart in thy love free,

that I may reign in joy evermore with thee.

Therefore, be a reflection of God,

as dearly loved children;

and lead a life of love,

just as Christ loved us

and gave himself for us.

The Prayers of the People

Click below on: "Prayers of the People Sept. 13.pdf"

The 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 for ever. Amen.

Benediction

As you go from this time, plunge into the into the waters of life unafraid, for God goes with us.

Move forward in life with purpose and passion, for Christ is our guide and guardian.

Live as people of powerful hope, for the Spirit renews us each and every day.

Go with God's blessings.

Doxology

Glory to God, whose power working in us can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine.  Glory to God from generation to generation, in the Church and in Jesus Christ, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Closing Hymn

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling. Click on "Love Divine All Loves Excelling.mP3" below.

 

Announcements

Buddy System - we are updating our lists.  If you haven't received a call from a Buddy or you know of someone who hasn't been contacted, please let us know.  You can email Ruthanne at [email protected]  Thank you!!