Simple Sundays, September 20, 2020
Song: The Lion and The Lamb
"Merciful God, we confess that we often fail to be an obedient people. We have not done your will, we have broken your law, and we have rebelled against your love. We are quick to love ourselves and not our neighbors, and have often refused to hear the cry of the needy. Forgive us, we pray, and free us for joyful obedience; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."
The promise of the Gospel is that God is willing and ready to forgive. He gives us this promise that all our sins are forgiven in light of the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross. God receives us and makes us new!
Sharing God’s Peace:
Social distancing and isolation make it difficult to have community with one-another, but community is just as important now as its ever been! Take a moment, using your church directory if you need it, and text someone to share God's peace with them.
Song: The Lord Our God
This Week's Message:
Who Is Really The Greatest?
Matthew 18: 1-6
At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”
2 He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. 3 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.
6 “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.
Song: In Christ Alone
Take time to pray and close your prayer together with the Lord's Prayer
"Pray then like this: 'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your 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, the power, and the glory forever. amen.