Everything you need for October 24 online worship.
Preparations for Worship:
- Do your best to eliminate distractions like the phone, TV, etc.
- Worship actively! Whether you are by yourself or with others, try reading the parts of the service aloud (responses, lessons, and prayers).
- This service is for children too. Help them participate. Ask those who have that ability to read a prayer or lesson aloud. Take a moment to describe what’s happening. Ask questions. Encourage little ones to draw what they are hearing while you all listen. Unlike our more typical Sunday worship at church, you can pause at any time for questions and discussion.
- Before you begin, load each of the videos below. (You might first have to get past a distracting ad.)
- Pause for a moment of quiet meditation. Then pray:
“Heavenly Father, I have come to worship you. Draw near to me in your gracious Word, and assure me of your loving kindness. Curb my wandering thoughts, that with undivided attention I may hear your voice and speak your praise. Through Jesus Christ. Amen.”
O Lord, open my lips. And my mouth shall declare your praise.
Hasten to save me, O God. O Lord, come quickly to help me.
The glory of Christ is revealed: let us worship him.
Grant, O merciful Lord, to your faithful people pardon and peace that they may be cleansed from all their sins and serve you with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
LESSON – 2 CHRONICLES 26:16-23
16But when he had grown powerful, the pride in his heart led to his destruction. He was unfaithful to the Lord his God. He entered the temple of the Lord to burn incense on the altar of incense. 17Azariah the priest went in after him. He was followed by eighty priests of the Lord, brave men. 18They confronted King Uzziah and said to him, “It is not right for you, Uzziah, to burn incense to the Lord. That is for the priests, the sons of Aaron, who are consecrated to burn incense. Get out of the sanctuary, because you have been unfaithful. This action will not result in any praise for you from the Lord God.” 19Uzziah became angry. He had a censer for burning incense in his hand. When he became angry with the priests, leprosy broke out on his forehead in the presence of the priests, beside the altar of incense in the House of the Lord. 20When Azariah, the head priest, and all the other priests looked at him, they immediately realized he had leprosy on his forehead. They rushed him out of there. He himself also was in a hurry to leave because the Lord had struck him. 21King Uzziah remained a leper until the day of his death. He lived in a quarantined house because he was a leper. He was excluded from the House of the Lord. Jotham his son was in charge of the palace of the king and administered justice for the people of the land. 22The rest of the acts of Uzziah, from first to last, were recorded by Isaiah son of Amoz, the prophet. 23Uzziah rested with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the burial field that belonged to the kings, because they said, “He is a leper.” His son Jotham ruled as king in his place.
GOSPEL – MARK 10:35-45
35James and John, the sons of Zebedee, approached him and said, “Teacher, we wish that you would do for us whatever we ask.” 36He said to them, “What do you want me to do for you?” 37They said to him, “Promise that we may sit, one at your right and one at your left, in your glory.” 38But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Can you drink the cup that I am going to drink or be baptized with the baptism that I am going to be baptized with?” 39“We can,” they replied. Jesus told them, “You will drink the cup that I am going to drink and be baptized with the baptism that I am going to be baptized with. 40But to sit at my right or at my left is not for me to give; rather, these places belong to those for whom they have been prepared.” 41When the ten heard this, they were angry with James and John. 42Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are considered rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. 43But that is not the way it is to be among you. Instead, whoever wants to be great among you will be your servant, 44and whoever wants to be first among you will be a slave of all. 45For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
DEVOTION – 1 CORINTHIANS 9:7-12, 19-23
Offerings may be given on-line at tithe.ly/risensavior, mailed to the church, or dropped off at the church.
Our members have joined together in faith and love to do the Lord’s work in this community and around the world. Guests need not feel obligated to participate in this offering which supports our ministry.
PRAYER OF THE CHURCH
God of mercy, fill us with humility that realizes we really are like other men, that we are sinners whose most generous offerings remain a far-less-than-adequate response to Your loving kindness.
Give us hearts that constantly cry out for Your mercy.
God of mercy, as Your Son welcomed infants, give us a deep care for the children entrusted to us so that we defend their lives even before birth. Instill in parents a desire and commitment to let the little children come to Jesus. Use our Sunday school, Bible classes and catechism to preserve them in faith.
Teach all of us in humility to receive the kingdom of God like a little child.
God of mercy, as You did for Paul and all the saints before us, make us ready to be poured out as a drink offering. Even in times of persecution, keep us trusting our crucified and risen Lord.
On the day of our departure allow us to say, “I have served in the spirit of Christ who first served me.”
God of mercy, You bless us with freedom in this land. Defend those liberties, especially our freedoms of religion and conscience that are threatened. Teach us to use those freedoms to receive Your gifts and do Your work.
Guard the men and women of our armed forces whose labors help to preserve our liberty.
Thank you, heavenly Father, for reaching many souls through the home mission, Christ Alone, in Keller, Texas. Grant the church’s pastor, and his family, strength, patience, and joy as they serve you. Lead many to come to faith through the Christian witness of members in their community.
Continue to grow the number attending our congregation as you use your Word to increase the faith of all members.
God of mercy, we praise You that You deliver our souls from death and our feet from falling. Care for those suffering. Preserve them from despair, and give them confident hope.
Grant them faith, perseverance and, in the way You know to be best, relief from their afflictions.
God of mercy, into Your hands we poor sinners humbly place our lives, confident of Your care because of Your Son, Jesus Christ, who taught us to pray…
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 forever and ever. Amen.
O Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, you have brought us safely to this new day. Defend us with your mighty power, and grant that this day we neither fall into sin nor run into any kind of danger; and in all we do, direct us to what is right in your sight, through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord. Amen.
Let us praise the Lord. Thanks be to God.
THE LORD’S BLESSING
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.