Sunday, July 11, 2021
Prelude “My One And Only Love” jazz standard by Guy Wood and Robert Mellin
Welcome No matter who you are or where you are on your journey, You are welcome here!
Passing of the Peace
We are gathered and ready and aware of God’s presence
Gathering Song “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?” by Van Morrison
WE PROCLAIM GOD’S WORD
First Reading: Romans 13:8-10 Angela Drake
8Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. 9The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not covet”; and any other commandment, are summed up in this word, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 10Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law.
Gospel: Mark 12:28-34
28One of the scribes came near and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, he asked him, “Which commandment is the first of all?” 29Jesus answered, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; 30you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ 31The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” 32Then the scribe said to him, “You are right, Teacher; you have truly said that ‘he is one, and besides him there is no other’; 33and ‘to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the strength,’ and ‘to love one’s neighbor as oneself,’ — this is much more important than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.” 34When Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” After that no one dared to ask him any question.
Help us God, as we seek to interpret what this means for our lives.
Message Song: “If It’s Magic” by Stevie Wonder
Reception of Tithes and Offerings
Prayers of the Church Anne Baum
After each petition: O God, you speak peace to us, and we will listen.
Finally and together:
We lift our prayers to you, O God, trusting in your abiding grace. Amen
The Lord’s Prayer ELW (front section) Page 145
Closing Song: “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” by Bobby Scott and Bob Russell
Go in Peace and serve the Lord. Thanks be to God.
Postlude “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” by Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg, version by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole
Please join us for Coffee Hour after service