We welcome you to our online worship service today. Below, you will find videos and resources which follow the general shape of our normal Sunday mornings together.
Prayer of Confession
Most merciful God, we confess that we are captive to sin and cannot free ourselves. We have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. Amen.
First Reading: Exodus 17:1-7 https://ref.ly/Ex17.1-7;NRSV
Psalm : Psalm 95 1 Come, let us sing to the Lord; let us shout for joy to the rock of our salvation. 2 Let us come before God’s presence with thanksgiving and raise a loud shout to the Lord with psalms. 3 For you, Lord, are a great God, and a great ruler above all gods. 4 In your hand are the caverns of the earth; the heights of the hills are also yours. 5 The sea is yours, for you made it, and your hands have molded the dry land. 6 Come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord our maker. 7 For the Lord is our God, and we are the people of God’s pasture and the sheep of God’s hand. Oh, that today you would hear God’s voice! 8 “Harden not your hearts, as at Meribah, as on that day at Massah in the desert. 9 There your ancestors tested me, they put me to the test, though they had seen my works. 10 Forty years I loathed that generation, saying, The heart of this people goes astray; they do not know my ways.’ 11 Indeed I swore in my anger, ‘They shall never come to my rest.’ ”
Second Reading: Romans 5:1-11 https://ref.ly/Ro5.1-11;NRSV
Holy Gospel: John 4:5-42 https://ref.ly/Jn4.5-42;NRSV
Please feel free to sing your favorite children's song
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I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead.* On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
Gathered into one by the Holy Spirit, let us pray as Jesus taught us.
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy 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, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.
Go in Peace. Share the good news.
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