July 26, 2020 Worship Service

PARKING LOT WORSHIP LITURGY

July 26, 2020

GREETING & WELCOME

L:         The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and Communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

All:     And also with you.

CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS

L:         Blessed be the holy Trinity, ☩ one God, whose steadfast love is everlasting, whose faithfulness endures from generation to generation.

All:     Amen.

L:         Trusting in the mercy of God, let us confess our sin.

Silence is kept for reflection.

L:         Reconciling God,

All:     We confess that we do not trust your abundance, and we deny your presence in our lives. We place our hope in ourselves and rely on our own efforts. We fail to believe that you provide enough for all. We abuse your good creation for our own benefit. We fear difference and do not welcome others as you have welcomed us. We sin in thought, word, and deed. By your grace, forgive us; through your love, renew us; and in your Spirit, lead us; so that we may live and serve you in newness of life. Amen.

L:         Beloved of God, by the radical abundance of divine mercy we have peace with God through ☩ Christ Jesus, through whom we have obtained grace upon grace. Our sins are forgiven. Let us live now in hope. For hope does not disappoint, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit.

All:     Amen.

GATHERING HYMN           “God of Grace, and God of Glory” ELW #705, vs. 1, 3, 4

PRAYER OF THE DAY

L:         Beloved and sovereign God, through the death and resurrection of your Son you bring us into your kingdom of justice and mercy. By your Spirit, give us your wisdom, that we may treasure the life that comes from Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

All:     Amen.

SCRIPTURE

Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

L: Word of God; Word of Life.

All: Thanks be to God.

MESSAGE

HYMN OF THE DAY           “That Priceless Grace,” ELW #592

APOSTLES’ CREED

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again;

he ascended into heaven,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

L:         …Hear us, O God

All:     Your mercy is great.

PASSING THE PEACE

L:         The peace of Christ be with you always.

All:     And also with you.

HOLY COMMUNION

LORD’S PRAYER

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 trespasses,

as we forgive those

who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

and the power, and the glory,

forever and ever. Amen.

POST-COMMUNION BLESSING & PRAYER

L:         The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen you and keep you in  his grace.

All:     Amen.

L:         God of the welcome table, in this meal we have feasted on your goodness and have been united by your presence among us. Empower us to go forth sustained by these gifts so that we may share your neighborly love with all, through Jesus Christ, the giver of abundant life.

All:     Amen.

BENEDICTION

L:         God, the creator, ☩ Jesus, the Christ, and the Holy Spirit, the comforter, bless you and keep you in eternal love.

All:     Amen.

SENDING HYMN    “The Lord Now Sends Us Forth,” ELW #538 (twice through)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

DISMISSAL

L:         Go in peace. Serve the Lord.

All:     Thanks be to God.

POSTLUDE

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