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Jesus on the Job:  Re-Construction Worker

September 13, 2020


Thank you for worshipping remotely with us.  We hope this time will be a blessing to you as we gather to lift our hearts to God in prayer and praise.



  • Thanks to those who are volunteering at Horizons Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen this evening.  We appreciate your care and dedication in the way you care for others in our community!

  • Those wishing to have items placed in the October newsletter (The Connecting Link) should submit them to the church office no later than Thursday, September 17.  Thank you!

  • Upcoming Meetings/Events:

    • Everyone - Chapel Chat (every Wednesday @ 6:30 pm via Zoom)

    • Finance Team  - Tuesday, September 15, 6:30 pm (Zoom)

    • Administrative Council - Thursday, September 17, 6:30 pm (in person and Zoom)

Call to Worship

We stand in the need of the presence of God.

Our lives can so easily become corrupted by our own greed.

But the Lord has heard our cries and calls us forward on this journey.

Lord, guide our steps.

Come, let us worship God who is always with us.

Let us open our hearts to the healing, restoring love of God. 

Opening Prayer

Lord, we come to you this day with so many things laying claim to our lives, our hearts, and our spirits. Open our ears and our hearts to hear your words of healing love. Prepare us to be faithful disciples for you. For we ask this in Jesus’ Name. AMEN.

Joys & Concerns

If you have a prayer need that you would like to share, please consider submitting a prayer request here.  Please ensure that you have appropriate permission to submit the need.  If you need to speak with the pastor concerning this request, please indicate that in your request.

Pastoral Prayer

Lord, sometimes we have difficulty hearing the story of Jesus cleansing the Temple of those who would lie, cheat, and steal. We always want Jesus to be patient, meek, and mild. But there are many times when bold action is required to cleanse the cancer of greed and avarice from our lives. Lord, help us to remember that Jesus’ patient words often fell upon deaf ears. Remind us that we need to be bold in our faith; first examining our lives and clearing out the pain, greed, and fear. Replace our anxieties with confidence in your all-sustaining love and grace. Enable us to put our service to you and your people above our selfishness. As we reach out to others in need, remind us that we also stand in need of your mercy; for we ask these things in the name of Jesus Christ. AMEN.

Tithes & Offering

For those worshiping remotely, please consider mailing in your tithes and offerings.  Let us share our gratitude for the grace we have received by giving freely to a world in need of joy, hope, and peace.

Offering Prayer

Lord, encourage to give as you have given to us -- freely and with love.  Stir us to care for one another, to support one another, and to do so in your name and to your glory.  Amen.

September 13, 2020 @ 9:00 am

Scripture:  John 2:13-22


The chains of seeking our own way have been broken. Christ has driven them away. As people who have been freed and changed, go into this world, proclaiming the Good News. God’s peace and love will always be with you. AMEN.

Chapel Chat

Be sure to join us on Zoom by phone or by video each Wednesday at 6:30 pm.  This is a time of conversation, simply that we might be in connection with one another.  Chapel Chat will be free-form; that is, there will not be a devotional or time of prayer during that time.

Meeting ID: 878 2675 2751

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Meeting ID: 878 2675 2751


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