Sermons on Worship (Page 3)

Sermons on Worship (Page 3)

Weekly Worship – July 4-5, 2020

Worship Together Live & In-person — Indoors! Our Saviour is incredibly pleased to have you join us for live in-person worship back inside the Sanctuary on both Saturday, July 4 at 5:30 pm and Sunday, July 5 at 10:00 am!  Please click the “Read More” button below to get all the details including how to reserve your spot, which will help ensure all who wish to worship together in person stay as safe as possible. For those who prefer to stay…

Weekly Worship – June 27-28, 2020

Worship Together Live & In-person — Indoors! Our Saviour is incredibly pleased to hold our 1st live in-person worship back inside the Sanctuary on Sunday, June 28 at 10:00 am!  Please click the “Read More” button below to get all the details including how to reserve your spot, which will help ensure all who wish to worship together in person stay as safe as possible.   For those who prefer to stay safer at home, join us on Facebook live. 4th Sunday…

Weekly Worship – June 20-21, 2020

Worship Together Live & In-person Our Saviour is excited to hold our 2nd live in-person worship on Sunday, June 21 at 10:00 am — Father’s Day — rain or shine!  The worship service will take place outside of Our Saviour’s building on the lawn and parking lot. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets, or you can stay in the safety of your own car. We will broadcast the service through speakers onto the property through our new FM radio transmitter.…

Weekly Worship – June 13-14, 2020

Worship Together Live & In-person Our Saviour is excited to hold the first live in-person worship since early March on Sunday, June 14 at 10:00 am — rain or shine!  The worship service will take place outside of Our Saviour’s building on the lawn and parking lot. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets, or you can stay in the safety of your own car. We will broadcast the service through speakers onto the property through our new FM radio…

Weekly Worship – June 6-7, 2020

The Feast of the Holy Trinity After he had risen from the dead, Jesus sent his followers out to make disciples in every nation, baptizing them “in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.” The name Jesus taught us, which we call the Holy Trinity, reveals the profound mystery of a single God who is at the same time a model of equality and community. Our special guest preacher, the Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, Presiding Bishop of…

Weekly Worship – May 30-31, 2020

This weekend, on the Feast of Pentecost, we celebrate the moment God sent the Holy Spirit to be a permanent presence of God on earth. The Holy Spirit is often depicted as a dove or as flames of fire, which comes from this weekend’s reading. This weekend at Our Saviour, we remember the gift of the Holy Spirit with gifts of music, gifts of languages, and, on Sunday, a special video honoring our Confirmation students. We are especially grateful to…

Weekly Worship – May 23-24, 2020

God truly does provide! Our Saviour is blessed to be able to offer a “Virtual Church” experience during COVID-19. This is a way for us to come together in worship while remaining safe and healthy at home. And starting this week, there will be a Saturday evening contemporary service (with Voices of Praise!) in addition to the Sunday morning traditional service.   Saturday 5:30 pm Contemporary Service       Saturday Potluck (via Zoom) 6:30 pm   After service, tune in to be strengthened…

Weekly Worship – May 17, 2020

God truly does provide! Our Saviour is blessed to be able to offer a “Virtual Church” experience during the stay-at-home order issued previously. This is a way for us to come together in worship while remaining safe and healthy at home. Sunday 10:00 am Worship Service   Virtual Coffee Hour (Zoom, 11:15 am) After service, tune in to be strengthened by fellowship and conversation with one another. “Zoom” with us! or call from any phone: (301) 715-8592  and enter Meeting ID 732 534 989.…

Weekly Worship – May 10, 2020

God truly does provide! Our Saviour is blessed to be able to offer a “Virtual Church” experience during the stay-at-home order issued previously. This is a way for us to come together in worship while remaining safe and healthy at home. Sunday 10:00 am Worship Service Virtual Coffee Hour (Zoom, 11:15 am) After service, tune in to be strengthened by fellowship and conversation with one another. “Zoom” with us! or call from any phone: (646) 876-9923  and enter Meeting ID 732 534 989. Sermon…

Weekly Worship – May 3, 2020

God truly does provide! Our Saviour is blessed to be able to offer a “Virtual Church” experience during the stay-at-home order issued previously. This is a way for us to come together in worship while remaining safe and healthy at home. Sunday 10:00 am Worship Service Virtual Easter Coffee Hour (Zoom, 11:00 am) After service, tune in to be strengthened by fellowship and conversation with one another. “Zoom” with us! or call from any phone: (646) 876-9923  and enter Meeting ID 732 534 989.…

Weekly Worship – April 26, 2020

God truly does provide! Our Saviour is blessed to be able to offer a “Virtual Church” experience during the stay-at-home order issued last month. This is a way for us to come together in worship while remaining safe and healthy at home.   Worship Bulletin Virtual Easter Coffee Hour (Zoom, 11:30am) After service, tune in to be strengthened by fellowship and conversation with one another. “Zoom” with us! or call from any phone: (646) 876-9923  and enter Meeting ID 732 534 989. Sermon  …

Weekly Worship – April 19, 2020

God truly does provide! Our Saviour is blessed to be able to offer a “Virtual Church” experience during the stay-at-home order issued last month. This is a way for us to come together in worship while remaining safe and healthy at home. To join the service at 10:00 am on Sunday, click here Worship Bulletin Click here to access the worship bulletin for Sunday, April 19, 2020 Virtual Easter Coffee Hour (Zoom, 11:30am) After service, tune in to be strengthened by fellowship and…

Easter Sunday – April 12, 2020

Bulletin  Click here for Easter Sunday worship bulletin. A special thank you to Brad Stewart for his video recording and editing work which made this special presentation possible.  Virtual Easter Coffee Hour (Zoom, 11:30am) After service, tune in to be strengthened by fellowship and conversation with one another. Kids could show off Easter Baskets! Ladies could wear their Easter bonnet! We can’t wait to see and/or hear you! “Zoom” with us! click https://zoom.us/j/732534989 or call from any phone: (646) 876-9923  and enter Meeting ID…

Good Friday 2020

April 10, 2020 Click here for the Bulletin   Liturgical material © 2017 Augsburg Fortress; used by permission of Augsburg Fortress, #SAS009239. Copyright Acknowledgments (CCLI License # 2800659 and One License # 710443-A) for print and broadcast.

Maundy Thursday 2020

Thursday, April 9, 2020 Communion Service Pray along as we recall the Last Supper, consider what it means to love and serve the world. Click here for the Maundy Thursday worship bulletin.   Liturgical material © 2017 Augsburg Fortress; used by permission of Augsburg Fortress, #SAS009239. Copyright Acknowledgments (CCLI License # 2800659 and One License # 710443-A) for print and broadcast.

Palm Sunday – April 5, 2020

Sunday, April 5 at 10:00 am Remote Worship If you can join the live service, please do. We will all be joined together in prayers and in support of each other, our community, our church and the world. Click here to watch a video of the service. Worship Bulletin Click here to download the Weekly Worship Bulletin for Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020. Virtual Coffee Hour on Sunday following the service Feeling isolated?  Going stir crazy? Eager to catch up with…

Holden Evening Prayer – April 1, 2020

April 1, 2020 Although we all are not able to gather together in body this evening, we can still join together in spirit!  Please click the link to access the Holden Evening Prayer booklet.  Watch it live on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm throughout lent on Facebook Live. (It is NOT necessary to have a Facebook account to view these services.) Additionally, past worship service videos can be accessed on Our Saviour’s Facebook page using this link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/oslcwarrenton/videos/.   Used by permission: ONE…

Weekly Worship – March 29, 2020

Sunday, March 29 at 10:00 am Worship Bulletin Click here to download the Weekly Worship Bulletin for Sunday, March 29, 2020. Sermon Lazarus was dead. There is no doubt about that whatever. Old Lazarus was dead as a doornail – although, as Charles Dickens once wrote in a similar context, I don’t know what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. But that is our old beloved figure of speech, and in these changing times we must hold on to…

Holden Evening Prayer – March 25, 2020

March 25, 2020 Although we all are not able to gather together in body this evening, we can still join together in spirit!  Please click the link to access the Holden Evening Prayer booklet.  Watch it live on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm throughout lent on Facebook Live. (It is NOT necessary to have a Facebook account to view these services.) Additionally, past worship service videos can be accessed on Our Saviour’s Facebook page using this link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/oslcwarrenton/videos/.   Used by permission: ONE…

Weekly Worship – March 22, 2020

Sunday, March 22 at 10:00 am Remote Worship To view a recording of the service, click here: https://www.facebook.com/oslcwarrenton We had a little technical difficulty half way through the service, so note that there are two separate links. The first half of the service is just below the second half. Worship Bulletin Click here for this weekend’s worship bulletin. Sermon There IS a Lesson in Everything Sermon for the 4th Sunday in Lent, Year A, during a time of social distancing; March…

Shameless Prayer

Who changed the Lord’s Prayer? That’s a question that many people ask pastors when they get us alone. At first, it used to confuse me. But I think, nowadays, I have some sense of what they mean. Most of us grew up saying the Lord’s Prayer in one particular form, with all the archaic verbs and pronouns – Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name, all the way down to the kingdom, the power and the glory,…

Let’s Kill Jesus!

Let’s kill Jesus. That’s an ugly sentence. Jesus, who hurt nobody and loved even the most wretched. How could we hurt him? How could anybody, but much less his followers? But: Let’s kill Jesus. It’s what one of his followers – one of his closest, one of the Twelve Apostles — came away muttering, just after the events of today’s Gospel reading. They were at Bethany, a few miles from Jerusalem. Mary, not his mother but the sister of Martha…

Love Comes to Life

I was in talking to an atheist the other day. (Pastors meet more atheists than you might imagine.) This fellow had a question – “What should I expect, as an unbeliever, if I go to a church for the first time?” Without saying it directly, he was a little apprehensive. He was afraid, I think, of being judged, or mocked, or simply told “You aren’t welcome.” I told him not to worry. “Remember,” I said, “that you are going to…

An Execration of Pews

Wouldn’t it be great if, when you came to church, you could always sit in your favorite spot? I mean, most of us do have a favorite spot. The one we prefer, the one we sit in if nobody gets there first. Wouldn’t it be great if that seat were always reserved for you, ready and waiting? If you could leave your stuff in it from week to week – your Bible, your reading glasses, your package of Tic-Tacs, and…