Sixth Sunday after Epiphany

February 16, 2020

In today's reading from Deuteronomy we are called to choose life by loving and obeying God. Much of today's gospel reading echoes portions of the Ten Commandments. Jesus' instructions to the crowd reveal a pattern of behavior that honors both God and the neighbor, resulting in life and health for the whole community. We too are invited to embrace these commandments, not out of fear of retribution, but because God has promised that to do so means life for us.

We Gather for Worship

Invitation to Silent Prayer
Call to Worship
Confession and Forgiveness
Entrance Hymn:         "Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee"

Canticle:            "You Are Holy"            
Prayer of the Day
   L: The Lord be with you.    C: And also with you.
   L: Let us pray: 

WOV pg. 94

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ELW pg. 147
ELW pg. 147
ELW #525

O God, the strength of all who hope in you, because we are weak mortals we accomplish nothing good without you. Help us to see and understand the things we ought to do, and give us grace and power to do them, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

We Hear God's Word

First Reading
       The word of the Lord.       Thanks be to God.  
Psalm 119: 1-8

Second Reading 
       The word of the Lord.      Thanks be to God.
Gospel Acclamation

       L: The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew the 5th
       C: Glory to you, O Lord.

      L: The Gospel of the Lord.
      C: Praise to you, O Christ.
Children's Time


Deuteronomy 30: 15-20

1 Corinthians 3: 1-9

ELW pg. 151

(Matthew 5: 21-37)

We Respond to the Word

Hymn of the Day: "Oh Christ, Our Hope"
The Nicene Creed
Prayers of Intercession (Please be seated)
     Petition is made
     P: Lord in your mercy. C: Hear our prayer.
Sharing of the Peace
The Offering (musical accompaniment)

Offertory Prayer
Canticle of Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving for the Word
The Lord's Prayer (Sung)

ELW #864
ELW pg. 104

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ELW pg. 221

We are Sent Forth to Serve

Sending Hymn:     "Let Us Ever Walk with Jesus"
    P: Go in Peace. Go in Light.
   C: Thanks be to God.

ELW #802

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