Sermon: “Give to God what is God’s”
Theme: Being Christian means to practice faithfulness to Christ and to know not to be distracted by the meaningless noise and conflict in the world.
Purpose: We will reaffirm our commitment to Christ’s call upon our lives.
Scriptures: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Paul greets the people of Thessalonica recognizing their faith and commitment to Christ.
Matthew 22:15-22 Give to the emperor what is the emperor’s and give to God what is God’s.
What does it mean to us to “Give to God what is God’s?” What do we owe to God? In what ways should we participate in the secular world? How does God call us to act towards institutions and government in the world? In what ways do we forget to give to God the honor and respect that is due? How can we find balance in our civic duties with our Christian faith? How do we practice our faith so that it is a benefit to others? How do we balance our concern for others with our desire to be fulfilled ourselves?
Description for Sunday, October 18, 2020
Scripture is read from NRSV Bible (New Revised Standard Version)
Permission to podcast/stream the service music obtained from ONE LICENSE,
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Hymn: Glory to God Hymnal #1 “Holy, Holy, Holy”
TEXT: Reginald Heber, 1827, alt.; Korean trans. The Christian Literature Society of Korea; Spanish trans. Juan B. Cabrera;
MUSIC (NICAEA 18.104.22.168): John Bacchus Dykes, 1861; desc. David McKinley Williams, 1948; Korean Trans: The Christian Literature Society of Korea; Music Desc. © 1948, ren. H. W. Gray Co., Inc. (a div. of Belwin-Mills Publishing Corp.)
The Presbyterian Hymnal #579 “Gloria Patri”
Glory Be to the Father
TEXT: Trad. liturgical text. Composer: Henry W. Greatorex (1851)
Sending: Glory to God Hymnal #708 “We Give Thee but Thine Own”
TEXT: William Walsham How, c. 1858
MUSIC (SCHUMANN, SM): Mason and Webb’s Cantica Laudis, 1850
Liturgist: Carol Wetzel