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Jun 12, 2022 – For a Name: Caring Hearts

Series:

Gathering Hymn Sing

How Great Thou Art – Hymnal #77

In the Garden – Hymnal #314

Welcoming Guests and Announcements – Pastor Dave

Prelude – Lead On, O King Eternal ‐ Arr. Cindy Berry

Meditation:

Look beneath the surface so you can judge correctly.

Call to Worship – Pastor Ross

Opening Hymn – There’s a Spirit in the Air – Hymnal #192

Prayer Concerns – Pastor Ross

Prayer Song – Spirit of the Living God ‐ Daniel Iverson

Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer

Special Music – O How He loves You and Me ‐ Kaiser, Arr. Boch

Scripture Reading – Luke 15:11‐24 – Penny Cross

Offering – Pastor Linda

Message – For a Name: Caring Hearts

Closing Hymn – Open the Eyes of My Hart

Benediction & Response – Pastor Dave

Postlude – I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me ‐ Arr. Paul Taylor

Luke 15:11-24

The Parable of the Lost Son

11 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons.

12 The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So, he divided his property between them.

13 “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living.

14 After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need.

15 So, he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him o his fields to feed pigs.

16 He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating but no one gave him anything.

17 “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I a starving to death!

18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.

19 I am no longer worthy o be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’

20 So, he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.

21 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.  I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.

23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it.  Let’s have a feast and celebrate.

24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So, they began to celebrate.

The word of God for the people of God.

Luke 15:11-24

The Parable of the Lost Son

11 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons.

12 The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So, he divided his property between them.

13 “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living.

14 After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need.

15 So, he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him o his fields to feed pigs.

16 He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating but no one gave him anything.

17 “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I a starving to death!

18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.

19 I am no longer worthy o be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’

20 So, he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.

21 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.  I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.

23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it.  Let’s have a feast and celebrate.

24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So, they began to celebrate.

The word of God for the people of God.

What would you do? One day I was shopping, I went into McDonalds for lunch and there was a man with his homeless shopping cart filled up with his belongings and a dozen or so water bottles, he was filling at the soda fountain with ice and water.

I would not go get my soda because he was there.  He just looked dirty. I kept watching him.

Then a man walked up to this Homeless guy, asked him if he would like something to eat. The man said, “Just a cheeseburger”.  The other man returned with a bag with 2 cheeseburgers, fries, apple pie and a large cup for soda. I thought to myself, “What a nice person to do that for this homeless person.”

Then I asked myself, “”Why wasn’t that me who asked him if I could buy him lunch?”

What would you do?

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