Oct 18

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

October 17, 2020

Welcome to Ocean Park Lutheran Church
Opening Hymn: God is Here

1 God is here! As we your people
meet to offer praise and prayer,
may we find in fuller measure
what it is in Christ we share.
Here, as in the world around us,
all our varied skills and arts
wait the coming of the Spirit
into open minds and hearts.

2 Here are symbols to remind us
of our lifelong need of grace;
here are table, font, and pulpit;
here the cross has central place.
Here in honesty of preaching,
here in silence, as in speech,
here, in newness and renewal,
God the Spirit comes to each.

3 Here our children find a welcome
in the Shepherd’s flock and fold;
here as bread and wine are taken,
Christ sustains us as of old.
Here the servants of the Servant
seek in worship to explore
what it means in daily living
to believe and to adore.

4 Lord of all, of church and kingdom,
in an age of change and doubt,
keep us faithful to the gospel;
help us work your purpose out.
Here, in this day’s dedication,
all we have to give, receive;
we, who cannot live without you,
we adore you! We believe!

Text © 1979 and music © 1942, Ren. 1970 Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188. All rights reserved. Used by permission of One License # A-711667. Arrangement by First Plymouth Church, used with permission.

Confession and Forgiveness
Prayer of the Day
Faith Moment

First Reading: Isaiah 45:1-7
Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Gospel: Matthew 22:15-22

Hymn of the Day
Apostle’s Creed
Prayers of the People
Sending Hymn