This worship service is provided for you to view at any time. After the Sunday morning Zoom gathering, you can go through the parts of the worship service and watch Pastor Kim's sermon below.


At 10am CT each Sunday morning we gather via Zoom for worship and

a chance to say 'Hi!'. Everyone is invited to join us!


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Order of Worship


This is the day that God has made.

      Let us rejoice and be glad in it!


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Call to Worship

The God we worship is the giver of life:

   the One who makes the dry tree green

   and grows a forest from the smallest seed.

The God we worship is the giver of life:

   the One who forms us, names us, loves us,

   and teaches us to share our lives with the world.


Prayer of Praise


Litany of Confession

Trusting in God’s grace, let us confess our sin. When our actions are not consistent with the truth of your gospel,

   forgive us, Lord. Cleanse us and free us.

When our lives do not proclaim the power of your love,

   compel us, Lord. Free us and forgive us.

When our minds are full of self-condemnation, with no room for your grace,

   revive us Lord. Forgive us and compel us.

For our lives are rooted in our faith in Jesus Christ,

   and through Christ’s love alone we are reconciled to you.

See if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way that reveals resurrection life here and now.


Assurance of Grace

Now stand firm in your faith, covered by the saving grace of God and ready to proclaim the gospel of peace.

In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven!

   Thanks be to God


Children's Message

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Prayer of Illumination


First Scripture Reading

Psalm 20 (NRSV)

The LORD answer you in the day of trouble! The name of the God of Jacob protect you! May he send you help from the sanctuary, and give you support from Zion. May he remember all your offerings, and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices. Selah May he grant you your heart’s desire, and fulfill all your plans. May we shout for joy over your victory, and in the name of our God set up our banners. May the LORD fulfill all your petitions. Now I know that the LORD will help his anointed; he will answer him from his holy heaven with mighty victories by his right hand. Some take pride in chariots, and some in horses, but our pride is in the name of the LORD our God. They will collapse and fall, but we shall rise and stand upright. Give victory to the king, O LORD; answer us when we call.


This is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

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Second Scripture Reading

1 Samuel 15:34 -16:13  (NRSV)

 Then Samuel went to Ramah; and Saul went up to his house in Gibeah of Saul. Samuel did not see Saul again until the day of his death, but Samuel grieved over Saul. And the Lord was sorry that he had made Saul king over Israel. The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul? I have rejected him from being king over Israel. Fill your horn with oil and set out; I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided for myself a king among his sons.” Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears of it, he will kill me.” And the Lord said, “Take a heifer with you, and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the Lord.’ Invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do; and you shall anoint for me the one whom I name to you.” Samuel did what the Lord commanded, and came to Bethlehem. The elders of the city came to meet him trembling, and said, “Do you come peaceably?” He said, “Peaceably; I have come to sacrifice to the Lord; sanctify yourselves and come with me to the sacrifice.” And he sanctified Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice. When they came, he looked on Eliab and thought, “Surely the Lord’s anointed is now before the Lord.” But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for the Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. He said, “Neither has the Lord chosen this one.” Then Jesse made Shammah pass by. And he said, “Neither has the Lord chosen this one.” Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel, and Samuel said to Jesse, “The Lord has not chosen any of these.” Samuel said to Jesse, “Are all your sons here?” And he said, “There remains yet the youngest, but he is keeping the sheep.” And Samuel said to Jesse, “Send and bring him; for we will not sit down until he comes here.” He sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and had beautiful eyes, and was handsome. The Lord said, “Rise and anoint him; for this is the one.” Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the presence of his brothers; and the spirit of the Lord came mightily upon David from that day forward. Samuel then set out and went to Ramah.


Sermon

'God Sees'

Rev. Kim Smith-Stanley

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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 debts,

as we forgive our debtors;

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.

Amen.


Offering and The Doxology

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Prayer of Thanksgiving


Benediction

Let all God’s people say…

Alleluia, Amen!


Passing of the peace

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