Worship

Covid Note: We are currently hosting two in-person masked and distanced worship services –– at 9:00 am and 11:00 am at 2060 Regency Rd. Childcare for nursery through pre-K is available. To ensure planning for everyone’s safety, we are requiring all participants to register in advance. See our event registrations here.

We also are live streaming through our Facebook Page at 11:00 am each Sunday.

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Worship Resources for This Week

Resources for the week of Sunday, September 20, 2020

Gathering

 
Call to Worship
 
Leader: This is the day the Lord has made.
People: We will rejoice and be glad in it.
 
Prayer
 
What do you have to give thanks for this week?
Who or what would you like prayer for this week?
 
Build Your Kingdom Here [link]
 
Come Thou Fount [link]
 
 

Word

Psalm 105:1–6, 24–27, 36–45
 
Give thanks unto the Lord and call
On His name everyone!
Make known among the nations all
The wondrous things He’s done.
 
Sing unto Him, sing praise to Him—
Tell of His wondrous deeds.
Rejoice and glory in His name,
All those who the Lord seek.
 
Look to the Lord and to His strength,
And seek His face always;
Remember wonders He has done
For which we give Him praise.
 
The miracles which His hand wrought
And judgments He decreed;
O Abraham’s and Jacob’s seed,
His chosen ones indeed.
 
The Lord blessed all His people—they
Grew more than all their foes,
Whose hearts He turned to hate His flock;
His people they opposed.
 
Then He sent Moses—Aaron too—
His servants whom He chose;
And they performed great miracles
In Ham’s land, full of foes.
 
Then He struck down all firstborn ones,
The first sons of their womb.
He brought out Isr’el, all their tribes,
With gold and silver too.
 
Egypt was happy when they left,
They dreaded Isr’el’s might.
He gave a cloud for cov’ring, and
A fire for light at night.
 
They asked and He brought quail to them–
From heaven gave them bread;
He opened rocks and water gushed
Like rivers’ fountainhead.
 
For He remembered promises
He made to Abraham;
He brought His people out with joy—
His chosen ones from Ham.
 
He gave them lands of nations that
They gained by His defense—
What others toiled for, they received
As their inheritance,
 
That they would keep His covenant,
His precepts, and His laws.
O praise the Lord, remember well;
O praise Him, peoples all!
 
 
Prayer of Illumination
 
Lord, open our hearts and minds
  by the power of your Holy Spirit,
that, as the Scriptures are read
  and your Word proclaimed,
we may hear with joy what you say to us today. Amen.
 
 
 
Scripture Reading – Matthew 20:1-16

The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard

“For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard.

“About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing. He told them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’ So they went.

“He went out again about noon and about three in the afternoon and did the same thing. About five in the afternoon he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, ‘Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?’ “ 

‘Because no one has hired us,’ they answered. “He said to them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard.’

“When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and going on to the first.’

“The workers who were hired about five in the afternoon came and each received a denarius. So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius. When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner. ‘These who were hired last worked only one hour,’ they said, ‘and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day.’

“But he answered one of them, ‘I am not being unfair to you, friend. Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius? Take your pay and go. I want to give the one who was hired last the same as I gave you. Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?’ “So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”

 

Sermon [link]
 

Response

Response conversation
 
 

Sending

Benediction