UJCC Sunday House Worship Service
September 13, 2020 * 15th Sunday After Pentecost
Blessings to you this Sunday morning! You are invited to use the following prayers & order of worship as we lift our hearts to God together from our respective homes!
Call To Worship
One: Forgiveness is mercy.
Such pardon and kindness I cannot fathom.
Many: Forgiveness is unfailing love.
Such patience and understanding I cannot comprehend.
One: Forgiveness is overwhelming compassion.
Such sympathy and warmth I cannot reciprocate.
Many: Forgiveness is the blotting out of transgressions.
Such freedom and good will I do not deserve.
One: Forgiveness is the washing away of my iniquities.
Such purity and newness I cannot maintain.
All: O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise. (sb)
Song of Centering What Wondrous Love is This Becky Messer
We Humbly Adore and Receive
Children’s Time Nathan Nakamura
Scripture Reading in Japanese Matthew 18:21-35 Miwa and Nanami Jones
Sermon “Forgiveness 101” Rev. Akiko Miyake-Stoner
Song of Reflection Forgiveness by Matthew West
* Alex Nii, Guitar / Grant Yamashita, Vocal / Rae Kim, Producing
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Joys and Concerns & Time of Prayer
You are invited to share your joys and concerns with one another using our usual format:
Person lifting the prayer: “O God of Mercy;” everyone’s response: “This is our prayer.”
After you share your joys and concerns, go around the circle and offer prayer, praying freely or using this format:
“God, I thank you for…” and “God, I ask for…”
You are invited to close together with The Lord’s Prayer.
Worship Resource: (sb) Steve Brown, “Psalm Reflection: Forgiveness (inspired by Psalm 51:13, 15),” http://sjbrown58.wordpress.com/
21. Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” 22. Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times. 23. “For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves. 24. When he began the reckoning, one who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him; 25. and, as he could not pay, his lord ordered him to be sold, together with his wife and children and all his possessions, and payment to be made. 26. So the slave fell on his knees before him, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’ 27. And out of pity for him, the lord of that slave released him and forgave him the debt. 28. But that same slave, as he went out, came upon one of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred denarii; and seizing him by the throat, he said, ‘Pay what you owe.’ 29. Then his fellow slave fell down and pleaded with him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’ 30. But he refused; then he went and threw him into prison until he would pay the debt. 31. When his fellow
slaves saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their lord all that had taken place. 32. Then his lord summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked slave! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. 33. Should you not have had mercy on your fellow slave, as I had mercy on you?’ 34. And in anger his lord handed him over to be tortured until he would pay his entire debt. 35. So my heavenly Father will also do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother or sister from your heart.”