Sunday worship for the Third Sunday after Pentecost, June 21, 2020

The Holy Gospel according to Matthew beginning at the tenth verse: “Glory to You O Lord”

Matthew 10:24-39 “A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above
the master; it is enough for the disciple to be like the teacher, and the slave
like the master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how
much more will they malign those of his household! “So have no fear of
them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing
secret that will not become known. What I say to you in the dark, tell in the
light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops. Do not
fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can
destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny?
Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. And even
the hairs of your head are all counted. So do not be afraid; you are of more
value than many sparrows. “Everyone therefore who acknowledges me
before others, I also will acknowledge before my Father in heaven; but
whoever denies me before others, I also will deny before my Father in
heaven. “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have
not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against
his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law
against her mother-in-law; and one’s foes will be members of one’s own
household. Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of
me; and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me;
and whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me.
Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake
will find it. The word of God; R/ Praise to you O Christ.

The sermon this morning is a message from Eastern Synod assistant to the Bishop, Rev. Doug Reble. The link for the sermon is:

https://elcic.box.com/s/dbbu76qe6m1sbqvvj3to0dvxkl4o4laj

(if the above sermon link does not open, please copy the link address and paste into a new tab. Return here at the conclusion of the sermon)

Sing along: Take my life that I may be Consecrated Lord to Thee; Take my moments and my days let them flow in ceaseless praise, Let them flow in ceaseless praise.

Take my hands and let them move at the impulse of thy love; Take my feet and let them be swift and beautiful for thee, Swift and beautiful for thee.

Take my voice and let me sing Always, only, for my king; Take my lips and let them be filled with messages from thee, filled with messages from thee.

Take my will and make it thine It shall be no longer mine; Take my heart it is thine own, It shall be thy royal throne, it shall be thy royal throne.

Take my love my Lord i pour at the feet its treasure store; Take myself and i will be ever only all for thee, Ever, only, all, for thee.

Sending Hymn

Thank you for worshiping together today. Acknowledgements: The opening conversation was part of a joint statement from the ELCIC and the Anglican Church. The full statement and additional information will be posted on the Parish Facebook page in the coming week. The prayer of the day was written by Rev. Dr. Allen Jorgenson. The closing hymn “I love to tell the story” was led by Tim McNab, music director of Halifax Lutheran Church of the resurrection. Please continue to support this parish with your offering.

St Paul Lutheran Church Neustadt – 379 Adam St, Neustadt, N0G 2M0;

St Paul’s Lutheran Church Normanby – PO Box 66, Neustadt N0G 2M0;

St Matthew Lutheran Church – PO Box 218, Mildmay N0G 2J0.

Pastor Pam McNeil can be reached at 226-751-6398 for conversation, or to offer assistance in worship.

May your week be blessed with the love of God.

Published by paulandapolloswork

pastor for South Grey Bruce Lutheran Parish.

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