Trout Lake FPC Zoom Worship 9/20/2020

25th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A


Gathering Music: Hymn #664 “Morning Has Broken” ~ Pastor Scott 

Welcome and Announcements

Please join us for Zoom Coffee Fellowship following worship, again Monday morning at 8:00 AM and Friday morning at 8:00 AM. Session will meet at 10 AM via Zoom Monday September 21st. Our Next Zoom Bible Study will be Monday, September 28th, 2020 10 AM.  

Prelude: Ave Verum, Jesu, Word of God” by Mozart

Call to Worship 

O Give thanks to the Lord! The Lord hears the cries of the people.

Give thanks to the Lord.

The works of the Lord are great. Remember what God has done.

Give thanks to the Lord.

God has done miracles, and the Lord always remembers God’s covenant.

Give thanks to the Lord. Glory and praise is due to the Lord!

Prayer of the Day    

O God who knows our every need before we can even ask, you provide all our needs and some of our want. You bless us all. Make us truly thankful and empower us to bless others from the gifts you have given us, for the glory of your name. Amen.

Hymn #396 “Brethren, We Have Met to Worship”

Invitation to Healing

Trusting in God’s mercy, let us confess our sins against God and neighbor.

Prayer Seeking Wholeness

Lord, your generosity surprises us. For you do not mete out grace according to how hard we work, or how often we worship, or how closely we follow the rules. No, you lavish grace upon us according to your own desire. But we insist on deciding who is deserving and who is not. We grumble that some receive too little while others have more than they deserve. Forgive us, we pray. Help us to live with humility and gratitude so that our words and deeds might embody your grace. Specifically, I pray for healing in …

Please spend some time in silent personal prayer before singing together:

Kyrie: Hymn #437 “You Are the Lord, Giver of Mercy!”

Assurance of God’s Presence and Offering a Sign of Peace

Friends, believe this Good News: God is One and God is Three – Love constantly flowing in, out, and through; the gift of Jesus Christ for me and for you. For this we say: Thanks be to God!

Since God has loved us through Christ, let us love one another. The Lord be with you! And also with you! Please share a sign of peace.

Hymn #591 “Halle, Halle, Hallelujah!”

Celebrating Joys – Where we have seen God at work

Sung Response #628 “Praise, I Will Praise You, Lord”


Prayer of Illumination:

Let the wisdom of your Word rain down on us like manna and feed us, that we may be strengthened to do the work to which we are called, for the glory and honor of your name. Amen.

Hebrew Prophet: Exodus 16:2-15

“The Word of the Lord” “Thanks be to God”

Epistle Reading: Philippians 1:21-30

“The Word of the Lord” “Thanks be to God”

Gospel Reading: Matthew 20:1-16

“The Gospel of the Lord” “Praise to you O Christ”

Reflection: “Heaven’s Gift, Revisited” By Rev. Dr. Scott T. Crane

Please spend several moments in silent reflection. 


Song: “Simple Gifts” ~ Pastor Scott

‘Tis a gift to be simple, ‘tis a gift to be free,

‘Tis a gift to come down where we ought to be,

And when we find ourselves in the place just right

‘Twill be in the Valley of Love and Delight.

When true simplicity is gained

To bow and to bend we shan’t be ashamed;

To turn, turn will be our delight, ‘Till by turning

Turning, we come ‘round right.

Affirmation of Faith: Summary of the Law:

Our Lord Jesus said: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Intercessory Prayers of the People

Call and response: “Lord in your mercy,” “Hear our prayers.”

The Lord’s Prayer

Page 35 (p.40, Español) Glory to God Hymnal; “…debts…debtors…”

Invitation to Present Our Offerings

Let us offer our gifts to you, O God; whether we have much or only a little, we can share our daily bread so that all will be fed. As we have received, so now we give.

Members, friends, and guests: Church expenses total roughly $1900 a month. Thank you for your commitment and your generosity. Please make checks out to First Presbyterian Church of Trout Lake, PO Box 210, Trout Lake, WA 98650.

Prayer of Thanksgiving/Dedication with Poetry


Closing Hymn: #716 “God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending”


Rest in the knowledge that God always provides. Therefore give and love with a generous heart, as befits hearts made of God.


Beloved, may God continue to bless and keep you, “May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may you be held in the palm of God’s hand.

Congregational Song “Let There Be Peace on Earth”

Questions for Reflection

In Matthew 20:1-16, what is the landowner’s motivation for paying the workers the same wages? When has God provided for you?

Household Prayer: Morning

Dear God, thank you for this day. Help me hear others as I know that you always hear me. Open my heart and help me give myself with grateful praise to things you have set for me today. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Household Prayer: Evening

Dear God, thank you for always being with me. Rest now in me, God, so that I will wake in the morning with praise and thanksgiving on my lips. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

About Scottrick

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