As we gather to worship virtually, here are some songs to sing along with to prepare your heart for our worship.
L: Faithful God,
C: Today we stand in your presence, complete with our burdens and shortcomings, our self-image bruised and hurting, our fears, shame, doubts and anxieties, knowing we are completely broken, and that only you can make us new. Thank you for loving, restoring and equipping us to share your grace with the world. Amen.
Prayer of the Day: L: Son of God,
C: you spoke words to Jerusalem’s leaders that were hard to hear. Give us ears to receive your word of life so that we can follow you faithfully. Amen.
Ministry in Music – sing along if you’d like!
Sing along with Vicar Daphne: I can help, I can help, Do what you need, do what you need, I plant the seeds that grow the fruit, and share the harvest with others too, I share so I can take care of you, cause I can help, I can help.
Let’s read the scripture reading together and hear Pr. Jeremiah’s sermon.
Mark 12:13-17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
13 Then they sent to him some Pharisees and some Herodians to trap him in what he said. 14 And they came and said to him, “Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality, but teach the way of God in accordance with truth. Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor, or not? 15 Should we pay them, or should we not?” But knowing their hypocrisy, he said to them, “Why are you putting me to the test? Bring me a denarius and let me see it.” 16 And they brought one. Then he said to them, “Whose head is this, and whose title?” They answered, “The emperor’s.” 17 Jesus said to them, “Give to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” And they were utterly amazed at him.
Let’s sing the focus song together.
Apostles’ Creed: I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
Prayers of the People: L: Lord in your mercy, C: Hear Our Prayer
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 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.
Let’s listen to our Psalm for the week, Psalm 86.
Sending Song – let’s sing it!