Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost
9:00 a.m. ~ Cobblestone Circle

Welcome to Christ Church! We are delighted to have you worship with us. For your own safety, and for others who are more vulnerable, we encourage you to use masks and practice social distancing. Thank you!

Welcome  Catherine Montgomery, Director of Family Ministries

I Surrender All by Eric D. Dawkins / Winfield Scott Weeden / Judson Wheeler Van Deventer / Derek Clark / Anson R. Dawkins, performed by Jessica Nedelisky and John Willim

All to Jesus I surrender
All to Him I freely give
I will ever love and trust Him
In His presence daily live

Chorus:
I surrender all, I surrender all
All to Thee my blessed Savior
I surrender all

All to Jesus I surrender
Humbly at His feet I bow
Worldly pleasures all forsaken
Take me, Jesus, take me now.
(chorus)

All to Jesus I surrender,
Make me, Savior, wholly Thine;
Let me feel Thy Holy Spirit,
Truly know that Thou art mine.
(chorus)

All to Jesus I surrender,
Lord, I give myself to Thee;
Fill me with Thy love and power,
Let Thy blessing fall on me.
(chorus)

All to Jesus I surrender,
Now I feel the sacred flame.
Oh, the joy of full salvation!
Glory, glory to His name!
(chorus)

Collect of the Day

Celebrant:  The Lord be with you.
People:    And also with you.
Celebrant:  Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Gospel (Matthew 22:34-46)
A reading from the Gospel according to Matthew:

When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “’You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them this question: “What do you think of the Messiah? Whose son is he?” They said to him, “The son of David.” He said to them, “How is it then that David by the Spirit calls him Lord, saying,

‘The Lord said to my Lord,
“Sit at my right hand,
until I put your enemies under your feet”’?

If David thus calls him Lord, how can he be his son?” No one was able to give him an answer, nor from that day did anyone dare to ask him any more questions.

The Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

Sermon The Reverend Remington Slone

The Prayers of the People
With all our heart and with all our mind, let us pray to the Lord, saying Lord, have mercy.

For the peace from above, for the loving-kindness of God, and for the salvation of our souls, let us pray to the Lord.
People: Lord, have mercy.

For peace and unity among all people, and the mission of God’s church in the world, let us pray to the Lord.
People: Lord, have mercy.

For the leaders of our church, our schools, our businesses, and our government, and for all in positions of power, let us pray to the Lord.
People: Lord, have mercy.

For the good earth which God has given us, and for the wisdom and desire to care for it, let us pray to the Lord.
People: Lord, have mercy.

For all who are sick, especially for those who suffer from the Coronavirus, let us pray to the Lord.
People: Lord, have mercy.

For all who are lonely, afraid, or suffering, let us pray to the Lord.
People: Lord, have mercy.

For all who are poor, and for those who are not free, let us pray to the Lord.
People: Lord, have mercy.

For all who have died let us pray to the Lord.
People: Lord, have mercy.

Celebrant: Almighty and eternal God, ruler of all things in heaven and earth: Mercifully accept the prayers of your people, and strengthen us to do your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Confession of Sin
Celebrant: Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

People: Most merciful God, we confess that 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. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.

Celebrant: Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life. Amen.

The Peace
Celebrant: The peace of the Lord be always with you.
People: And also with you.
Please remain in your place as you exchange the peace.

Announcements

Revelation Song by Jennie Lee Riddle, performed by Jessica Nedelisky and John Willim

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
Holy, holy is He
Sing a new song to Him who sits on
Heaven’s mercy seat

Chorus:
Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty
Who was and is and is to come
With all creation I sing praise to the King of kings
You are my everything and I will adore You

Clothed in rainbows of living color
Flashes of lighting, rolls of thunder
Blessing and honor, strength and glory
and power be to You
the only wise King
(chorus)

Filled with wonder, awestruck wonder
At the mention of Your name
Jesus Your name is power, breath and living water
Such a marvelous mystery
(Chorus)

The Lord’s Prayer
Celebrant: And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say,
All: 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.

Doxology
Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise him all creatures here below
Praise him above ye heavenly hosts
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

The Blessing
As you are able, please stand. Those who live together are invited to lay hands on one another for the blessing.

May you keep growing stronger, wiser, kinder, and ever more ready to serve, always knowing how much you are loved by this church family and by the very same God who by the Word and through the Spirit creates, redeems, and sanctifies us all. Amen.

Dismissal
Celebrant: Go in peace to love and serve the Lord. Alleluia, alleluia.
People: Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia.

 

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Music: All rights reserved. Music used by permission CCLI: 1986713 One License: A-701976