Online Worship – June 27th/28th, 2020

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Thank you for joining us for Online Worship this week. When you’re ready, scroll on down to get started! Once you’ve finished with the first video, scroll on down to the next one. May God guide you through a blessed worship experience today.

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Our regular Sunday School does not occur over the summer – however, there will still be Children’s Church for families to do every week. Click Here to go to that page.

Prelude: Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

arr. Michael J. Costello

Welcome and Invocation

Opening Hymn: Here I Am, and I Have Come

Here I am, and I have come
To thank You, Lord, for all You’ve done;            
Thank You, Lord!            
You paid the price at Calvary,            
You shed Your blood, You set me free;            
Thank You, Lord!            
No greater love was ever shown,            
No better life ever was laid down.            

You took my sin, You took my shame,            
You drank my cup, You bore my pain:            
Thank You, Lord!            
You broke the curse, You broke the chains,            
In victory from death You rose again;            
Thank You, Lord!            
And not by works, but by your grace,            
You clothe me now in your righteousness.            

[Refrain – repeat 2x]             
And I will always love Your name.            
And I will always sing Your praise.             

You bid me come, You make me whole,            
You give me peace, You restore my soul;            
Thank You, Lord!            
You fill me up, and when I’m full            
You give me more ‘til I overflow;            
Thank You, Lord!            
You’re making me to be like You,            
To do the works of the Father, too.            
[Refrain]

Here I am, and I Have Come
Paul Oakley
CCLI # 2294902
©1997 Thankyou Music

Gospel Reading – Matthew 10:34-42

Gospel Reading: Matthew 10:34–42

34[Jesus said:] “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. 36And a person’s enemies will be those of his own household. 37Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

40“Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me. 41The one who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and the one who receives a righteous person because he is a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward. 42And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.”

Sermon – What Did You Say, Jesus?

Response to the Message – Hymn – I Have Decided to Follow Jesus

1 I have decided to follow Jesus;
I have decided to follow Jesus;
I have decided to follow Jesus;
no turning back, no turning back.

2 The world behind me, the cross before me;
the world behind me, the cross before me,
the world behind me, the cross before me;
no turning back, no turning back.

3 Though none go with me, I still will follow;
though none go with me, I still will follow;
though none go with me, I still will follow;
no turning back, no turning back.

4 Will you decide now to follow Jesus?
Will you decide now to follow Jesus?
Will you decide now to follow Jesus?
no turning back, no turning back.

Text: Public domain

Apostle’s Creed

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Prayer of the Church and Lord’s Prayer

Song: I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light

Closing Hymn: I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light LSB 411

1 I want to walk as a child of the light.
I want to follow Jesus.
God set the stars to give light to the world.
The star of my life is Jesus. Refrain

ref In Him there is no darkness at all.
The night and the day are both alike.
The Lamb is the light of the city of God.
Shine in my heart, Lord Jesus.

2 I want to see the brightness of God.
I want to look at Jesus.
Clear Sun of Righteousness, shine on my path,
And show me the way to the Father. Refrain

3 I’m looking for the coming of Christ.
I want to be with Jesus.
When we have run with patience the race,
We shall know the joy of Jesus. Refrain

Text: © 1970, 1975 Celebration. Used by permission: CPH Limited Promotional License no. 119000000

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