Living the Way of Jesus
Sunday Service - 9:30-10:30 AM

May 172020

 

 

Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel.
2 Timothy 2:8

Trinity Sunday Devotion

for Sunday, May 17, 2020

Before You Get Started

  • Join us on Zoom on Sunday, May 17th from 9:45-10:00 AM on Sunday morning as we worship the risen Lord.  You can enter the room and get familiar with Zoom at any time between 9:30-9:45 AM.  
Password (If Needed): 341606
  • Call into Zoom before 9:45 AM by dialing +1 312 626 6799 and entering the meeting number: 836-2071-4902, followed by the password “341606” and “#” on your phone (NOTE: You can “mute” or “unmute” yourself on the phone by pressing “*6”.  Zoom (much like FaceTime) allows a group to speak to and see one another in order to give us a better sense of community.
  • Order of Worship – Although we will not be meeting together physically, we invite you to unite with us by following the order of worship below for a personal/family devotion on Sunday.  Begin at the top and work your way down, reading through the service.  If you are with others, you can alternate between readings.

Online Order of Worship

Welcome and Announcements
(Click the video below to see a welcome
and announcements from Pastor Matt Styles)
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Call to Worship

Palm 137:1-4. (The Message)

1-3 Alongside Babylon’s rivers
we sat on the banks; we cried and cried,
remembering the good old days in Zion.
Alongside the quaking aspens
we stacked our unplayed harps;
That’s where our captors demanded songs,
sarcastic and mocking:
“Sing us a happy Zion song!”

4 Oh, how could we ever sing God’s song
in this wasteland?

Invocation 

Ever-present God, like the disciples on a storm-tossed sea, we sometimes ask if you still care about us.  In those times when we need you most, help us to remember that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all of creation, will be able to separate us from your love that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Remember us in our present distress.  By the power of your Holy Spirit make us ready and willing to live this day for you.  We pray this through the power of Jesus’ name.  Amen.

High School Graduates of 2020
(Click the video below for Pastor Dave’s video
acknowledging the class of 2020.)
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The First Scripture Reading is from…
Jeremiah 29:4-14

4 This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says to all those I carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: 5 “Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce. 6 Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there; do not decrease. 7 Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” 8 Yes, this is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: “Do not let the prophets and diviners among you deceive you. Do not listen to the dreams you encourage them to have. 9 They are prophesying lies to you in my name. I have not sent them,” declares the Lord.

10 This is what the Lord says: “When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my good promise to bring you back to this place.11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will callon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”

Worship Music

(Click the song title below to listen to the music selected for each service)

Shirley Bertsch
(Jeremiah 29:11-13)
 

 

Micah Reierson and Jennifer Jacobsen 
(Broken Vessels)
 

 

The Second Scripture Reading is from 

1 Peter 1:1-7

1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,

To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, 5 who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Message
(Click the video below to watch a conversation between Pastor Matt, Pastor Heather, and Melissa Hiatt)
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Personal/Family Reflection 

Reflect on the discussion starters below for personal or family reflection…

  1. How has your upbringing and culture impacted the way you grieve?
  2. Name your loss.  What specific LOSS have you experienced during this time?
  3. What are you LONGING for?
  4. Where are you feeling LOST?
  5. Are you LEARNING anything from your grief and emotions?  

Time of Prayer 
(Take some time to pray personally or for others in your own words that the world would be infected with the life and love of King Jesus.)

Sending Song  

(Click the links below to listen to the songs)

First Service Sending Song
No One Understands Like Jesus

Second Service Sending Song
Good Grace

Benediction 
1 Peter 5:6-7 (NIV)

6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Amen

Ways to Give

Thank you all so much for your continued generosity towards our congregation and towards the benevolent fund!  It has been a blessing to see the generous fruit of the Holy Spirit at work in the life of our congregation.  We deeply appreciate your ongoing partnership, prayers, and support during this time. If you would like to continue this wonderful tradition of generosity by helping us further the mission God has entrusted to us, you can give in one of the following ways.
  • Send checks via mail (Due to COVID-19 we will be depositing checks every other week or every few weeks.)  
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