Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

October 18, 2020

In today's first reading God uses the Gentile ruler Cyrus to accomplish divine purposes. When the Pharisees try to trap Jesus, he tells them to give the emperor what belongs to him and to God what belongs to God. To gather for worship reminds us that our ultimate allegiance is to God rather than to any earthly authority. Created in the image of God, we offer our entire selves in the service of God and for the sake of the world.

We Gather for Worship

Invitation to Silent Prayer
Entrance Hymn:             "Lift Every Voice and Sing"

   P: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of
        the Holy Spirit be with you all.
   C: And also with you.

Dialogue (Season after Pentecost)

Scripture Song 
Prayer of the Day
  L: The Lord be with you.   C: And also with you.
  L: Let us pray.

ELW # 841

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Sovereign God, raise your throne in our hearts. Created by you, let us live in your image; created for you, let us act for your glory; redeemed by you, let us give you what is yours, 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 99
Second Reading
    The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
Gospel Acclamation
   L: The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, the 22nd Chapter.
   C: Glory to you, O God.
   L: The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.
Installation of Sunday School Teachers Staff

Exodus 33:12-23

1 Thessalonians 1: 1-10

WOV pg. 48

(St. Matthew 22: 15-22)

We Respond to the Word

Hymn of the Day:                 "All My Hope on God Is Founded"
The Apostles' Creed

Prayer Dialogue
The Peace
Offertory (Season after Pentecost)
Prayers of Intercession
   C: Petition
   L: Lord, in your mercy
   C: Hear our prayer.
The Lord's Prayer (Traditional Spoken)

WOV #782
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WOV pg. 221

We Are Sent Forth to Serve

A Stewardship Minute: The True Meaning of Stewardship
Sending Hymn    "God of Grace and God of Glory"

P: Go in Peace. Serve the Lord.
                 C: Thanks be to God.

Ed Jobs


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