Welcome in the precious name of Jesus!

Standing Together!

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We are gathering in house — in our sanctuary — for worship again.  We will also continue to provide these online services for those who desire them.  Soon we want to offer you the opportunity to join us through live streaming at our normal worship time, Sunday mornings at 10 a.m.  There will be more to come on that later.

NOTE ON OFFERINGS: Our volunteers will deposit your checks twice a month. They are not able to do so every week. Please know that your check will be deposited when they are able to come in, count the offering and go to the bank. Thank you for your continued tithes and offerings. Thank you for your continued prayers for our congregation, God’s people around the world, and our world!

Pray for fire fighters and all those affected by fires and those impacted by Hurricane Laura and intense summer storms.  Pray for those who do not have proper food and shelter or employment.  Pray for healthy and honest discourse and dialog in our political process, and for fair elections this November.

Prayers also continue for Judy James, Walt’s mother, Shirley, Mary’s daughter, Joni, Ann and Norm’s daughter Linda, Suma’s mother, Vasanthi Mulifil and Suma’s brother, Alwyn who is caring for their mother in India. 

God grant you encouragement, hope and joy through our worship together!

Sweet Hour Of Prayer

guitar and voice by Pastor Bruce

Sweet hour of prayer sweet hour of prayer That calls me from a world of care

And bids me at my Father’s throne Make all my wants and wishes known

In seasons of distress and grief My soul has often found relief

And oft escaped the tempter’s snare By thy return sweet hour of prayer

Sweet hour of prayer sweet hour of prayer Thy wings shall my petition bear

To Him whose truth and faithfulness Engage the waiting soul to bless

And since He bids me seek His face Believe His Word and trust His grace

I’ll cast on Him my ev’ry care And wait for thee sweet hour of prayer

Sweet hour of prayer sweet hour of prayer May I thy consolation share

Till from Mount Pisgah’s lofty height I view my home and take my flight

This robe of flesh I’ll drop and rise To seize the everlasting prize

And shout while passing through the air Farewell farewell sweet hour of prayer

William Batchelder Bradbury | William W. Walford

ROMANS 14:1-12

read by Pam Deitsch

1Welcome those who are weak in faith, but not for the purpose of quarreling over opinions. 2Some believe in eating anything, while the weak eat only vegetables. 3Those who eat must not despise those who abstain, and those who abstain must not pass judgment on those who eat; for God has welcomed them. 4Who are you to pass judgment on servants of another? It is before their own lord that they stand or fall. And they will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make them stand.
5Some judge one day to be better than another, while others judge all days to be alike. Let all be fully convinced in their own minds. 6Those who observe the day, observe it in honor of the Lord. Also those who eat, eat in honor of the Lord, since they give thanks to God; while those who abstain, abstain in honor of the Lord and give thanks to God. 7We do not live to ourselves, and we do not die to ourselves. 8If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. 9For to this end Christ died and lived again, so that he might be Lord of both the dead and the living.
10Why do you pass judgment on your brother or sister? Or you, why do you despise your brother or sister? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God. 11For it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me,
and every tongue shall give praise to God.”
12So then, each of us will be accountable to God.


Word of God. Word of life.    Thanks be to God!

PSALM 103:8-13

read by Craig Bjorklund

8Lord, You are full of compassion and mercy,
 slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love; 
9You will not always accuse us, nor will You keep Your anger forever.

10You have not dealt with us according to our sins,
 nor repaid us according to our iniquities.

11For as the heavens are high above the earth,
so great is Your steadfast love for those who fear You.

12As far as the east is from the west,
so far have You removed our transgressions from us.

13As a father has compassion for his children,
so You have compassion for those who fear You, O Lord.

MATTHEW 18:21-35

read by Pastor Bruce

21Peter came and said to [Jesus], “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” 22Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.
23“For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves. 24When he began the reckoning, one who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him; 25and, as he could not pay, his lord ordered him to be sold, together with his wife and children and all his possessions, and payment to be made. 26So the slave fell on his knees before him, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’ 27And out of pity for him, the lord of that slave released him and forgave him the debt. 28But that same slave, as he went out, came upon one of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred denarii; and seizing him by the throat, he said, ‘Pay what you owe.’ 29Then his fellow slave fell down and pleaded with him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’ 30But he refused; then he went and threw him into prison until he would pay the debt. 31When his fellow slaves saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their lord all that had taken place. 32Then his lord summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked slave! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. 33Should you not have had mercy on your fellow slave, as I had mercy on you?’ 34And in anger his lord handed him over to be tortured until he would pay his entire debt. 35So My heavenly Father will also do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother or sister from your heart.”

The Gospel of our Lord.   Praise to You, O Christ!


lead by Pastor Bruce

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day He rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen.

Hymn:  We Are Called

St Paul (Virtual Choir) Young Adult Choir and Ensemble