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Gathering

PRELUDE                                                      “Reverie”                                           Clarence Dickinson

CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS 

GATHERING SONG                   “All Creatures, Worship God Most High!”              red book # 835

GREETING              

KYRIE                                                                                                     red book pg. 147              

CANTICLE OF PRAISE                                                                                  red book pg. 149

PRAYER of the DAY

Word

ISAIAH 5:1–7                                                 

PSALM 80:7-15

PHILIPPIANS 3:4b–14                                  

MATTHEW 21:33–46

SERMON                                                                                                  Pastor Chris Halverson

 

This sermon was preached without notes, but here is an outline:

When Reading Scripture, If Something Seems Weird, Pay Attention to It

1.     Gigantic Grapevine: Psalm 80

Weird: Giant grapevines produce sour grapes!

Q: What does this say about fruitfulness?

2.     Twisted Tenants: Matthew 21:38

Weird: They think they will inherit the land if they kill the son!

Q: How are the tenants related to the son?

3.     Loving Landlord Matthew 21:35

Weird: The Landlord keeps giving the tenants second chances!

Q: What does this say about God?

Your Assignment, if you choose to accept it:

This week read some scripture, just a chapter, and if you come across something weird, pay attention to it and consider its implications for a while.

Possible pieces of scripture to read: Psalm 23, Isaiah 25, Philippians 4, or Matthew 22.

HYMN of the DAY              “The Church of Christ, in Every Age”               red book  # 729

APOSTLES CREED    

PRAYERS of INTERCESSION

PEACE                                          

Meal

OFFERING

OFFERTORY ANTHEM                            “With My Song”

GREAT THANKSGIVING

LORD’S PRAYER   

COMMUNION SONGS   “Lamb of God” red pg. 154, “Let There Be Peace on Earth”,

also red #803

Sending

BLESSING

SENDING SONG                      “Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing”                  red book # 545

DISMISSAL    

POSTLUDE

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