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June 28, 2020 The Fourth Sunday After Pentecost



Confession and Forgiveness:

P: Blessed be the Holy Trinity, one God, whose steadfast love is everlasting, whose faithfulness endures from generation to generation.

C: Amen.

P: Trusting in the mercy of God, let us confess our sins.

(Silence for reflection)

Reconciling God,

C: we confess that we do not trust your abundance, and we deny your presence

in our lives. We place our hope in ourselves and rely on our own efforts. We fail to believe that you provide enough for all. We abuse your good creation for our

own benefit. We fear difference and do not welcome others as you have welcomed us. We sin in thought, word, and deed. By your grace, forgive us; through your love, renew us; and in your Spirit lead us; so that we may live and serve you in newness of life. Amen.

P: Beloved of God, by the radical abundance of divine mercy we have peace with God through Christ Jesus, through whom we have obtained grace upon grace. Our sins are forgiven. We live now in hope; for hope does not disappoint, because God's love has been poured in our hearts through the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen


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.

Entrance Hymn: God is Here! vs. 1&4 ELW #526

Prayer of the Day:

P: The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.

P: O God, you direct our lives by your grace, and your words of justice and mercy reshape the world. Mold us into a people who welcome your word and serve one another, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

P: Amen



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Reading- The Kennedy Family

Scripture Reading: Romans 6:12-23

The Holy Gospel: Matthew 10:40-42

Hymn of the Day: Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)



Prayers of Intercession:

A: Called into unity with one another and the whole creation, let us pray together for our shared world. (A brief silence.)

A: God of transformation, you have brought us into new life through your death and resurrection. As a new creation, grant us courage to live a new life of freedom, courage and grace. Help us to boldly step out in service, knowing that your love sustains us.

A: God of companionship, we live in a world divided by race, politics, and social status. Amidst anger and hatred, encourage our relationships with our siblings in Christ. Bless our conversations. Shape our shared future and bring us together to your celebration on the mountaintop.

A: God of mercy, your grace is poured out for all. Inspire authorities, elected officials, judges to act with compassion. Teach us to overcome fear with hope, meet hate with love, and welcome one another as we would welcome you.

A: God of care, accompany all who are in deepest need. Comfort those who are sick, injured or abandoned. Walk at those who grieve. Come to those isolated and alone. Renew the spirits of all who call upon you.

A: God of community, we give thanks for this congregation. Give us passion to embrace your mission and the vision to recognize where you are leading.

A: Receive these prayers, O God, and those too deep for words; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

C: Amen.

Special Music: Peace in the Valley - John Parker




Blessing and Sending - The Kennedy Family.

Holy Communion:

P: The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.

P: Lift up your hearts.

C: We lift them to the Lord.

P: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

C: It is right to give God thanks and praise.

The Lord's Prayer:

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 us our trespasses against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory. Amen.


A: May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in harmony with one another, in accordance with Christ Jesus. And may the blessing of God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit be with you now and forever.

C: Amen.

Sending Hymn: Baptized and Set Free vs. 1&2 ELW #453

Sending Sentence:

A: Go in peace with the transforming power of love and grace.

C: Thanks be to God.

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