Mt. Olive Drive-In Worship: Sept. 27, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son +, and of the Holy Spirit.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God,
and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. And also with you.
The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, chapter 21. Glory to you, O Lord.
23When he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?” 24Jesus said to them, “I will also ask you one question; if you tell me the answer, then I will also tell you by what authority I do these things. 25Did the baptism of John come from heaven, or was it of human origin?” And they argued with one another, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say to us, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’ 26But if we say, ‘Of human origin,’ we are afraid of the crowd; for all regard John as a prophet.” 27So they answered Jesus, “We do not know.” And he said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.
28“What do you think? A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’ 29He answered, ‘I will not’; but later he changed his mind and went. 30The father went to the second and said the same; and he answered, ‘I go, sir’; but he did not go. 31Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are going into the kingdom of God ahead of you. 32For John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him; and even after you saw it, you did not change your minds and believe him.
The gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, O Christ.
HYMN – Let Streams of Living Justice (ELW 710)
Words: William Whitla, © 1998, Selah Publishing Co., Inc.; Music: THAXTED, Gustav Holst, written in 1918 (Public Domain). Reprinted with permission under ONE License #A-729827. All rights reserved.
INSTALLATION OF VICAR DENISE
Confident of your care and helped by the Holy Spirit, we pray for the church, the world, and all who are in need. A brief silence.
Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
In the certain hope that nothing can separate us from your love, we offer these prayers to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
WORDS OF INSTITUTION
Gathered into one by the Holy Spirit, let us pray as Jesus taught us. Our Father…
BLESSING & SENDING
The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord’s face shine on you with grace and mercy.
The Lord look upon you with favor and ☩ give you peace. Amen.
In response to the love of Jesus Christ, our mission is
Believe. Belong. Serve. God’s work, our hands.
Go in peace. Serve the Lord. Thanks be to God.
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