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For all impacted by the COVID-19 virus. For our medical professionals, paramedics, firefighters, and police officers. For those suffering from illness or facing treatment.
Our leaders at every level, for wisdom and discernment as they make difficult decisions, for our Session and deacons.
For those burdened with stress and anxiety during this time, as well as those who facing financial uncertainty.
For all of our students, teachers, and parents who transitioned into virtual learning this week.
Mia Villegas, Ginny Willoughby, Linda Frank, Joan and Ken Stuart, Families who have lost loved ones; Blue (Lynn Weidman's friend), Adrian Salsman (cousin of Candace Morgan); The family of
Aaron Freeman (Liz Anderson’s nephew),
Sue Escoda (Grandmother of Jasmine Speak), Lynn Donley’s sister.
READ GOD’S WORD
The next day the great crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord—the King of Israel!” Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it; as it is written: “Do not be afraid, daughter of Zion. Look, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt!” His disciples did not understand these things at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written of him and had been done to him.
“Pray then in this way: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not bring us to the time of trial, but rescue us from the evil one.
Who added “For thine is the Kingdom, power, and glory forever” to the end of the Lord’s Prayer?
Many of you will notice that today’s sermon covers the last portion of the Lord’s Prayer we recite every week. But looking at scripture, this portion is missing from the Gospel passage. The reason for the exclusion is that the earliest biblical manuscripts of Matthew we’ve found do not contain this saying. However, scholars have also found this part of the prayer in many other early translations, which tells us it was a part of church tradition from the time of the Early Church. Protestants continue this tradition even though we don’t include it in our translation of the Bible.
Let us Pray
Kingdom, Power, and Glory