Starting at 10:30 a.m. – Connect with us through Zoom https://zoom.us/j/673028163, Meeting ID: 673 028 163, OR for audio only, call +19292056099, (enter code 673028163). We also will post our service to our Facebook Calvary Moravian Church Allentown page and YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/janelrice1978) later.
Thank you for listening, participating or worshipping with us at Calvary Moravian Church. If you are able to continue to support our ministries in any way we are most grateful!
You can mail the office a check (948 N. 21st St. Allentown 18104). We do have a giving portal through the Moravian Ministries foundation at https://mmfa.info/calvary-moravian-church-pa-donation-form/.
Welcome and Announcements
Liturgy to Celebrate GOD’S LOVING KINDNESS (From Singing from the Heart, ©2010 Interprovincial Board of Communication, Moravian Church in America. Used with permission.)
Blessed be the Lord, for he has shown me his marvelous loving-kindness.
I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
HOLY LORD (119 A), hymn 65
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord! He with you deals bounteously.
Highly favored church of Jesus, he chose you through mercy free
to show forth his matchless praises and rich fruit, blessed for the Master’s use,
to produce, to produce.
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised.
There is no end to his greatness.
Yet we who are called to be God’s people have fallen short of God’s glory, and have wandered from the paths which God has set before us.
Therefore let us confess our sins, trusting in God’s mercy.
Hear what the Lord says: I am the God who forgives your sins, and I do this because of who I am. I will not hold your sins against you. Go, and sin no more.
Having received God’s gracious word of forgiveness, in the peace of God let us profess our faith.
I believe in God the Father, who wills our salvation.
I believe in God the Son, who offered himself that our sins might be forgiven.
I believe in God the Holy Spirit, who gives us spiritual gifts that we may live our lives in Christ.
Because of what God has done for us, we respond in faith, and love, and hope.
(Prayers of thanksgiving and intercessions for church, nation, and world, the afflicted, and the coming of God’s kingdom are offered. These prayers close with the following:)
Lord God, Father, hear us as we 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 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.
Lord God, Son, the Savior of the world, Be gracious unto us.
Lord God, Holy Spirit, Abide with us forever. Amen.
Special Music. Anne Ettinger Faith of our Fathers and Come Thou Fount
Scripture Genesis 21:8-21, Matthew 10:24-33
Hymn 757 Be Still My Soul
Selected verses from Psalm 69 and 86
Incline your ear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.
Preserve my life, for I am devoted to you; save your servant who trusts in you. You are my God;
For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call on you.
Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer; listen to my cry of supplication.
All the nations you have made shall come and bow down before you, O Lord, and shall glorify your name.
For you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God.
Turn to me and be gracious to me; give your strength to your servant; save the child of your serving girl.
Show me a sign of your favor, so that those who hate me may see it and be put to shame, because you, LORD, have helped me and comforted me.
More in number than the hairs of my head are those who hate me without cause; many are those who would destroy me, my enemies who accuse me falsely. What I did not steal must I now restore?
O God, you know my folly; the wrongs I have done are not hidden from you.
But as for me, my prayer is to you, O Lord.
At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love, answer me.
Answer me, O Lord, for your steadfast love is good;
according to your abundant mercy, turn to me.
Sermon “Fear knocked at the door. Faith answered. No one was there.”
Hymn 603 O Jesus I have Promised. (verses 1, 3 and 4).