A Service of Worship for the Lord’s Day

June 28, 2020


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“Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.” Matthew 10.40


Prelude                                                                           Lynn Patterson

Welcome and Greeting

Leader: We gather today in our church and from our homes in the name of our risen Lord Jesus Christ. May His Peace be with you all.

People: And also with you.

Announcements and Opportunities for Ministry

*Call to Worship (Adapted from Psalm 13)

Leader: Lord, we trust in your steadfast love; our hearts shall rejoice in your salvation.

People: We will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with us.

*Opening Prayer

Morning Introit

Call to Confession (1 John 3.2)

We come before God not as despised sinners, but as beloved children. With the confidence of children of God, let us humbly confess our sin.

Silent Prayer

Prayer of Confession

Have mercy upon us, O God, according to your infinite love and forgive us our many sins. Cleanse our hearts and renew our minds by the power and presence of your Holy Spirit. Draw us ever closer to your glorious presence and lead us now in paths of righteousness for your name’s sake. We pray all this through Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon

Special Music

Children’s Sermon

Prayer for Illumination


Gospel lesson Matthew 10.40-42

Leader: The Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

Sermon “A Real Welcome”

Special Music

*Affirmation of Faith The Apostles’ Creed (page 35)

I BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

Joys and Concerns of the Church

Prayers of the People, Thanksgiving, and The Lord’s Prayer (page 35)

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.