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Welcome to the CTK "At Home" church service. Feel free to join in anytime that is convenient for you!
Welcome & Greeting
Call to Worship
In mystery and grandeur
we see the face of God
in earthiness and the ordinary
we know the love of Christ
In heights and depths
and life and death:
the spirit of God
is moving among us
Let us praise God together!
Confession and Forgiveness
Trusting in the mercy of God, let us confess our sin.
Silence is kept for reflection.
In peace let us pray to the Lord.
Lord have mercy.
For the peace from above and for our salvation let us pray to the Lord.
Lord have mercy.
For the peace of the whole world, for the well-being of the church of God, and for the unity of all let us pray to the Lord.
Lord have mercy.
For this holy house and for all who offer here their worship and praise let us pray to the Lord.
Lord have mercy.
Help, save, comfort and defend us gracious Lord.
Canticle of Praise
Glory to God in the highest,
and peace to his people on earth.
Lord God, heavenly King,
almighty God and Father,
we worship you, we give you thanks,
we praise you for your glory.
Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God,
you take away the sin of the world:
have mercy on us;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father:
receive our prayer.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
Prayer of the Day
At Sinai God assured Israel, “You shall be my treasured possession,” and commissioned them to serve as mediating priests for the nations. The people commit themselves completely to God’s will.
7So Moses came, summoned the elders of the people, and set before them all these words that the Lord had commanded him. 8aThe people all answered as one: “Everything that the Lord has spoken we will do.”
We are God’s people and the sheep of God’s pasture. (Ps. 100:3)
2Serve the Lord with gladness; come into God’s presence | with a song.
3Know that the Lord is God, our maker to whom | we belong;
we are God’s people and the sheep | of God’s pasture. R
4Enter the gates of the Lord with thanksgiving and the | courts with praise;
give thanks and bless God’s | holy name.
5Good indeed is the Lord, whose steadfast love is | everlasting,
whose faithfulness endures from | age to age.
We are no longer God’s enemies but have peace with God because we were brought into a right relationship with God through Christ’s death.
6For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7Indeed, rarely will anyone die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person someone might actually dare to die. 8But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us.
Gospel Song & Reading
Matthew 9:35--10:8 [9-23]
The mission of Jesus’ followers is to continue the mission of Jesus himself. Here, he instructs his first disciples as to how they might proclaim the gospel through their words and deeds.
10:1Then Jesus summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to cure every disease and every sickness. 2These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon, also known as Peter, and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; 3Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; 4Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed him.
5These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Go nowhere among the Gentiles, and enter no town of the Samaritans, 6but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7As you go, proclaim the good news, ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ 8Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. You received without payment; give without payment. [9Take no gold, or silver, or copper in your belts, 10no bag for your journey, or two tunics, or sandals, or a staff; for laborers deserve their food. 11Whatever town or village you enter, find out who in it is worthy, and stay there until you leave. 12As you enter the house, greet it. 13If the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. 14If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet as you leave that house or town. 15Truly I tell you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town.
16“See, I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. 17Beware of them, for they will hand you over to councils and flog you in their synagogues; 18and you will be dragged before governors and kings because of me, as a testimony to them and the Gentiles. 19When they hand you over, do not worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say; for what you are to say will be given to you at that time; 20for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. 21Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death; 22and you will be hated by all because of my name. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 23When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next; for truly I tell you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.”]
Unafraid Part Three:
Failure, Disappointing Others, Insignificance, and Loneliness (Ch 9-12)
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried.
He descended into hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven,
and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost,
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
Called into unity with one another and the whole creation, let us pray for our shared world.
A brief silence.
Passing of the Peace
Announcements & Celebrations
Watch the celebration and announcement video above! Thank you to Karen Creel for filming these and offering celebration and encouragement.
CtK is planning to reopen for in-person worship services on July 12 with some restrictions. Please stay tuned for more information to come.
A few folks have asked for a collection of the songs we have been singing during CtK@Home. Enjoy the list here: https://ctktahoe.net/stay-at-home-songs/
Many of us are shopping online these days. Please use this link when you shop on Amazon.com and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to CTK!
CHRIST the KING church now has online giving! Please check out our website for more information: https://ctktahoe.net/give
Although we won’t be able to pass the offering plate, CTK's expenses do not decrease. In fact, some church expenses have already or will soon increase as we assist in needs across Lake Tahoe and beyond. We understand the current situation not only impacts CTK's finances, but also yours.
We are hoping that if you are able, you will continue your regular weekly offering. Please visit our online giving page at https://ctktahoe.net/give
Regular and special offerings can also be mailed to: CHRIST the KING Church, PO Box 6449, Tahoe City, CA 96145
Prayer after Communion
in this meal we have feasted on your goodness
and have been united by your presence among us.
Empower us to go forth sustained by these gifts
so that we may share your neighborly love with all,
through Jesus Christ, the giver of abundant life.
Benediction, Doxology, & Sending
Shares, Funnies, and Prayers
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