Scriptures: Matthew 9:10-13; Romans 1:1-17
Prayer of the Day: God of all humanity, you welcomed all – sinners and saints – into your kingdom. Help us to be as welcoming and accepting as you. We pray these things in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Sermon: Romans 1:1-17
Scriptures: Matthew 10:40-42; Acts 14:8-18
Prayer of the Day: God of all, you opened your gates wide to receive all your children into the heavenly kingdom. Help us to be vehicles of promise and proclamation for all who will listen, so that every soul might live in your grace. We pray these things in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Sermon: Acts 14:8-18
Scriptures: Acts 10:1-17, 22-28, 34-47
Prayer of the Day: God of all nations, you made it clear that all people are invited to partae of the glory of your salvation. Help us to invite all people to your goodness, so that no one might be forgotten in your saving grace. We pray these things in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Sermon: No recording for this Sunday
Scriptures: Psalm 40:9-10; Matthew 28:16-20
Prayer of the Day: God of action, you sent your disciples into the world to preach, teach, and make disciples of all nations. Make us instruments of proclamation, so that all might know of the love you have for humanity. We pray these things in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Presentation: “Community” by Heidi Nieuwsma
Scriptures: Psalm 118:19-24; Matthew 28:1-10
Prayer of the Day: Jesus Christ, you burst the tomb winning for us an eternal triumph over sin and death forever and ever. Let the good news of Easter call us now to live no longer under the dominion of death, but in the light of life eternal until the news permeates our homes, our communities, our nation, and our world; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who loves and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Sermon: Easter Sunday, 2019
Scriptures: Matthew 27:1, 2; 11-61
Prayer of the Day: Lord Jesus, you carried our sins in your own body on the cross so that we might have life. May we and all who remember this day find new life in you now and in the world to come, where you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and forever, Amen.
Sermon: Good Friday, 2019
Scriptures: Psalm 116:1-13; Matthew 26:17-35
Prayer of the Day: Lord Jesus Christ, on the solemn night of Your betrayal, You established the Sacrament, giving us Your true body and blood under bread and wine for us Christians to eat and drink. We praise You for this wonderful testament and pray that you would lead us to eat and drink Your body and blood, trusting in Your promise alone; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, ever one God. Amen.
Sermon: Maundy Thursday 2019
Scriptures: Psalm 118:25-29; Matthew 21:1-17
Prayer of the Day: Righteous God, you brought your son Jesus into Jerusalem to show people the radical grace of your love. Show us this grace, and give us eyes to se your goodness. We pray these things in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Sermon: Palm Sunday 2019
Scriptures: Psalm 141; James 1:12-18; Hebrews 3:7-14; 4:14-16
Prayer of the Day: Almighty Father, we pray that you would guard and keep us so that the devil, the world, and our own sinful nature may not deceive us and lead us astray. We pray that, trusting in you alone, we may finally overcome our temptations and win the victory; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Sermon: “Lead us not into Temptation“
Scriptures: Psalm 98:1-9; Matthew 25:31-46
Prayer of the Day: Gracious Lord, those who do the will of your Father are truly your brothers and sisters. Help us to see to the needs of those who follow your will and bring your gospel of salvation to those in need. Help us to hear and receive your gospel with open hearts. We pray this by your holy name, Amen.
Sermon: Matthew 25:31-46