LIFT DRIVE-IN CHURCH

SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

SUNDAY,  September 6th, 2020  9:00 AM

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PRELUDE

WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS

CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

 

P: Blessed be the holy Trinity, ☩ one God, who creates, redeems, and sustains us and all of creation.    

 

C: Amen.

 

Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another.

Silence is kept for reflection.

 

P:  Faithful God,

 

C:  Have mercy on us.  We confess that we are captive to sin and cannot free ourselves.  We turn from your loving embrace and go our own ways.  We pass judgment on one another before examining ourselves.  We place our own needs before those of our neighbors.  We keep your gift of salvation to ourselves.  Make us humble, cast away our transgressions, and turn us again to life in you through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

 Amen.

 

P:  God hears the cries of all who call out in need, and through his death and resurrection, Christ has made us his own.  Hear the truth that God proclaims: Your sins are forgiven in the name of ☩ Jesus Christ.  Led by the Holy Spirit, live in freedom and newness to do God’s work in the world.

 

C:  Amen.

 

PRAYER OF THE DAY

 

P:  God hears the cries of all who call out in need, and through his death and resurrection, Christ has made us his own.  Hear the truth that God proclaims: Your sins are forgiven in the name of ☩ Jesus Christ.  Led by the Holy Spirit, live in freedom and newness to do God’s work in the world.

 

C:  Amen.

 

First Reading: Ezekiel 33:7-11

7So you, mortal, I have made a sentinel for the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. 8If I say to the wicked, “O wicked ones, you shall surely die,” and you do not speak to warn the wicked to turn from their ways, the wicked shall die in their iniquity, but their blood I will require at your hand. 9But if you warn the wicked to turn from their ways, and they do not turn from their ways, the wicked shall die in their iniquity, but you will have saved your life.  10Now you, mortal, say to the house of Israel, Thus you have said: “Our transgressions and our sins weigh upon us, and we waste away because of them; how then can we live?” 11Say to them, As I live, says the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from their ways and live; turn back, turn back from your evil ways; for why will you die, O house of Israel?

 

P.  The Word of the Lord. 

 

C:  Thanks Be to God.

 

Second Reading: Romans 13:8-14

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. 11Besides this, you know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers; 12the night is far gone, the day is near. Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armor of light; 13let us live honorably as in the day, not in reveling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarreling and jealousy. 14Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

 

P. The Word of the Lord. 

 

C:  Thanks Be to God.

 

P.  The holy gospel according to Matthew the 18th Chapter.        

    

C.  Glory to you, O Lord.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Gospel: Matthew 18:15-20

[Jesus said to the disciples:] 15“If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one. 16But if you are not listened to, take one or two others along with you, so that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses. 17If the member refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if the offender refuses to listen even to the church, let such a one be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. 18Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. 19Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. 20For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.”

P.  The Gospel of the Lord  


C:  Praise to you, O Christ.


SERMON


APOSTLE’S CREED

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead.  On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead.  I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen.


PRAYERS OF INTERSESSION

P:  Drawn together in the compassion of God, we pray for the church, the world, and all those in need.

Each prayer petition ends with:  P.  Lord, in your mercy

 C:  Hear our prayer.

P:  All these things and whatever else you see that we need, we entrust to your mercy; through Christ our Lord.  Amen.


SHARING OF THE PEACE

P:  The peace of the Lord be with you always.

C:  And also with you.

(Please honk your car born to share God’s Peace.)


HOLY COMMUNION

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

P:  The Lord be with you. 

C: And also with you.

P: Lift up your hearts. 

C.  We lift them to the Lord.

P.  Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

C:  It is right to give our thanks and praise.


WORDS OF INSTITUTION

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.


INVITATION TO COMMUNION

P: Come to the banquet table where Christ gives himself as food and drink.


DISTRIBUTION OF HOLY COMMUNION

P:  The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen you and keep you in his grace.  C:  Amen.

P:  We give you thanks, gracious God, that you have once again fed us with food beyond compare, the body and blood of Christ.

Lead us from this place, nourished and forgiven, into your beloved vineyard  to wipe away the tears of all who hunger and thirst, guided by the example of the same Jesus Christ and led by the Holy Spirit, now and forever.  Amen.


BLESSING

P:  Mothering God, Father, ☩ Son, and Holy Spirit,

bless you and lead you into the way of truth and life.  Amen.



P.  The Gospel of the Lord  


C:  Praise to you, O Christ


SERMON



 

APOSTLE’S CREED

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead.  On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead.  I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen.

 

PRAYERS OF INTERSESSION

P:  Confident of your care and helped by the Holy Spirit, we pray for the church, the world, and all who are in need.

Each prayer petition ends with:  P.  Lord, in your mercy

 

C:  Hear our prayer 

 

P:  In the certain hope that nothing can separate us from your love, we offer these prayers to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

 

SHARING OF THE PEACE

P:  The peace of the Lord be with you always.

 

C:  And also with you.

(Please honk your car born to share God’s Peace.)

 

 

HOLY COMMUNION

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

 

P:  The Lord be with you. 

 

C: And also with you.

 

P: Lift up your hearts. 

 

C.  We lift them to the Lord.

 

P.  Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

 

C:  It is right to give our thanks and praise.

 

WORDS OF INSTITUTION

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.

 

INVITATION TO COMMUNION

P: Friends of Jesus, receive nourishment for your journey through this Holy Meal. 

 

C:  Amen.

 

DISTRIBUTION OF HOLY COMMUNION

P:  The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen you and keep you in his grace.

 

C: Amen.

 

P:  God of the welcome table, 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. 

 

C:  Amen.

 

BLESSING

 

P:  Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth,

nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.  God, the creator, Jesus, the Christ, and the Holy Spirit, the comforter, bless you and keep you in eternal love.  Amen.

 

DISMISSAL

 

P:  Go in peace. Christ is with you. 

 

C:  Thanks be to God.

 

POSTLUDE

 

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