Online Worship – June 20th/21st, 2020

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Prelude: Be Thou My Vision

arr. Michael Larkin

Welcome and Invocation

Opening Hymn: All Creatures of our God and King

All creatures of our God and King
Lift up your voice and with us sing
Oh, praise Him! Alleluia! 
Thou burning sun with golden beam 
Thou silver moon with softer gleam 
Oh, praise Him! Oh, praise Him! 
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! 

Thou rushing wind that art so strong 
Ye clouds that sail in heav’n along 
Oh, praise Him! Alleluia! 
Thou rising moon in praise rejoice 
Ye lights of evening find a voice 
Oh, praise Him! Oh, praise Him! 
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! 

Let all things their Creator bless 
And worship Him in humbleness 
Oh, praise Him! Alleluia! 
Praise, praise the Father praise the Son 
And praise the Spirit three in one 
Oh, praise Him! Oh, praise Him! 
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Hymn: All Creatures of Our God and King CCLI Song # 3608102 Words – Public Domain Music – B. Milligan, D. Crowder @ 2002 sixsteps Music, worshiptogether.com, Moon & Musky Music Used by permission: CCLI no. 11105072

Readings

Holy Gospel: Matthew 10:5a, 21-33
Sermon Text: Exodus 20:1-17

Gospel Reading: Matthew 10:5a, 21–33

5These twelve Jesus sent out, instructing them, . . .

21“Brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death, 22and you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 23When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next, for truly, I say to you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.

24“A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. 25It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household.

26“So have no fear of them, for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. 27What I tell you in the dark, say in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops. 28And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. 29Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. 30But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. 31Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. 32So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, 33but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.”

L: This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to You, Oh Christ!

Sermon Text: Exodus 20:1–17

1And God spoke all these words, saying,
2“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. 3“You shall have no other gods before me.

4“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, 6but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

7“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.

8“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, 10but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. 11For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

12“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. 13“You shall not murder. 14“You shall not commit adultery. 15“You shall not steal. 16“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

17“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.”

L: This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God!

Sermon

Response to the Message – Hymn – 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, by day or 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, thou my high tow’r,
Raise thou me heav’nward, O Pow’r of my pow’r.

Riches I heed not, nor vain, empty praise
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always
Thou and Thou only, 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 Heav’n’s Sun
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.

Be Thou My Vision
With One Voice #776

Apostle’s Creed

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Prayer of the Church and Lord’s Prayer

Song: Step By Step

Oh God, You are my God
And I will ever praise you
Oh God, You are my God
And I will ever praise you
I will seek You in the morning
And I will learn to walk in Your ways
And step by step You’ll lead me
And I will follow You all of my days 
(repeat)

And I will follow You all of my days
And I will follow You all of my days
And step by step You’ll lead me
And I will follow You all of my days

Step by Step
David Strasser
CCLI Song # 696994
Used by permission: CCLI no. 11105072

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