Rev Rita’s Message – Listen to the full message here
To begin play- Amazing Grace sung by Michelle Johnston (attached) Arranged by Jay Althouse. Piano accompaniment by Sally Albrecht.
Then pray – As on a first day you began the work of creating us; as on a first day you raised your Son from the dead; so on this first day, good Lord, freshen and remake me: and as the week is new, let my life begin again because of Jesus who shows us your loving power. Amen.
Read the following scripture reading- Matthew 25:14-30 The Parable of the Talents (attached)
Listen to Rev Rita’s message (attached) or read her message (attached)
Then say this prayer followed by the Lord’s prayer- Lord, be with me today. Help me to recognize the gifts you have given to me, and enable me to put these gifts to good use in your world. I ask this in Jesus’ name, amen. 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, for ever and ever. Amen.
Then play I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me https://youtu.be/TKiJnCm0eRg
To end this time of worship say: This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!