6/25/17

Message: Today’s Message is delivered by Pastor Mark Thompson

Prayer of the Day:

Teach us, good Lord God, to serve you as you deserve, to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed
the wounds, to toil and not to seek for rest, to labor and not to ask for reward, except that of knowing that we
do your will, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Gospel:

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
unperceived by 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.

One Service, Two Styles, More Songs:

Lord of All Hopefulness

Borning Cry

Will You Come and Follow Me

Blessing:

May God, whose power working in us can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine, grant you the gifts of faith and hope. Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you now and forever. Amen.