Worship LIVE with Holy Cross Lutheran

Life With the Holy Spirit!

Please plan to join us for Worship with Holy Baptism via Zoom this Sunday, September 20th at 9:30 am Mountain Time.

One of our members, Blayn, will also share a “Celebration of the Holy Spirit" as he tells the story of how his life and journey of faith has been enriched through the community of Holy Cross, just as he has blessed our community.

We will read from the Bible together, sing God’s praise with one another, hear good news proclaimed from the Bible, lift prayers to God, confess our faith, share in Holy Communion, bless one another, and be sent into the world to bring God’s transforming love wherever we go.

Following worship we will have our digital coffee time where we check in with one another and share life during pandemic and quarantine.

I hope to see you Sunday, peace!

ZOOM Information: Sunday Worship
Time:
September 20, 2020 at 9:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 927 6810 3308

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Readings for Sunday Worship

Ezekiel 37:1-14
The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me all around them; there were very many lying in the valley, and they were very dry. He said to me, “Mortal, can these bones live?” I answered, “O Lord God, you know.” Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them: O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord God to these bones: I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. I will lay sinews on you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live; and you shall know that I am the Lord.” So I prophesied as I had been commanded; and as I prophesied, suddenly there was a noise, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone. I looked, and there were sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them, and skin had covered them; but there was no breath in them. Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, mortal, and say to the breath: Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.” I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood on their feet, a vast multitude. Then he said to me, “Mortal, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are cut off completely.’ Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord God: I am going to open your graves, and bring you up from your graves, O my people; and I will bring you back to the land of Israel. And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves, and bring you up from your graves, O my people. I will put my spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you on your own soil; then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken and will act,” says the Lord.

Matthew 20:1-16
[Jesus said to the disciples:] “The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. When he went out about nine o’clock, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace; and he said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’ So they went. When he went out again about noon and about three o’clock, he did the same. And about five o’clock he went out and found others standing around; and he said to them, ‘Why are you standing here idle all day?’ They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard.’ When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, ‘Call the laborers and give them their pay, beginning with the last and then going to the first.’ When those hired about five o’clock came, each of them received the usual daily wage. Now when the first came, they thought they would receive more; but each of them also received the usual daily wage. And when they received it, they grumbled against the landowner, saying, ‘These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.’ But he replied to one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage? Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you. Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?’ So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”

Information for First Time Attendees

You can connect using your computer, smart phone or tablet device.

On your computer, when asked “do you want to run Zoom" click yes to continue. If you don’t have a microphone or camera to use with your computer, you can participate by typing comments in the “chat" feature.

If you prefer to use a mobile device, go to your App Store (Android or Apple) and download the Zoom App. Open the app and follow the prompts.

Both the mobile app and website are free to use. In either case, agree to using video and audio.

There are video and audio controls in the lower left corner of the Zoom application that you can control.

You may use toll free (from most mobile phones) numbers 1-669-900-9128 or 1-253-215-8782 and enter the meeting number.

From most mobile devices you can also click on the “One Tap Mobile" links.

Other NOTES:

1) There will be a Church-wide Congregational Meeting after our ZOOM Worship on MAY 31st!  We really hope you will join us as we continue the work of the church and the work of the people.

2) Also, if you need Hard copies of the information for the meeting mailed to you (if you cannot print them out on your device, or if you would just prefer them), please let Pastor or our precious President Rosemary Wold know and they will “make it so").