As we continue through this time of not gathering physically together, our worship services will be available online for your use. After Sunday morning, you can go through the parts of the worship service and watch the sermon below.


At 11am CT each Sunday morning we gather with via Zoom for worship and

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


The current week's Zoom information will be posted on that Sunday’s worship page under the Connect menu.


Sunday School lessons for children and youth can be found here.


Click here for more information about things we are doing during this time. 

Order of Worship


This is the day that the Lord has made

Let us rejoice and be glad in it!


Announcements and Life Together

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Call to Worship


“I will search for my sheep,” says the Lord.

Like lost lambs or scattered sheep, the Lord seeks us and calls us home.

“I will gather them from far and near,” says the Lord.

A cherished fold, a beloved flock, the Lord sustains us and gives us rest.

“I will be their shepherd,” says the Lord.

We listen for the voice of the God who seeks us, and follow with devotion and gratitude!


Prayer of Praise


Call to Confession

How often do we ignore opportunities to embody our faith

by neglecting to show Christ’s love to those we meet?

In true repentance, let us confess the ways we have failed to walk

in the ways of righteousness.


Prayer of Confession


God of mercy, who has compassion for the lost and the dearest,

in disbelief and denial, we ask: “When did we see you among us?”

We should have seen you in the classmate on the playground

whom we did not invite to join our game.

Or in the stranger on the sidewalk whom we crossed the street to avoid.

Or in the neighbor at the nursing home, whom we left to carry her pain alone.

We should have seen you in the man begging for work or a warm meal,

in the woman struggling to overcome addiction, in the child seeking refuge from the terrors of violence.

But, instead, we turned away. Forgive us, Lord.

Break our hearts for what breaks yours, and give us compassion and courage

to respond to the suffering of this world.


Assurance of Grace

Thus says the Lord, our God: I will seek out the lost,

and bring back those who have strayed; I will bind up the wounded,

and strengthen the weak. I will feed my sheep with justice.

Hear the good news— Even when we wander,

our Shepherd chases after us, and guides us back with a tender hand.

We are forgiven. Thanks be to God!


Children's Message

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Prayer of Illumination


First Scripture Reading

Psalm 100 (NRSV)

Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; 

come into his presence with singing. 

Know that the LORD is God. It is he that made us, and we are his; 

we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. 

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise. 

Give thanks to him, bless his name. 

For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, 

and his faithfulness to all generations.


This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

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Second Scripture Reading

Matthew 25:31-46 (NRSV)

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left. Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?’ And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’ Then he will say to those at his left hand, ‘You that are accursed, depart from me into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not give me clothing, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ Then they also will answer, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?’ Then he will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”


Sermon

Through God's Eyes

Rev. Kim Smith-Stanley

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Prayers of the People


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 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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