2023-08-27 — We are One

Pentecost Season:
Date: August 27, 2023

Theme: We are One

– Romans 12:1-8

– ( John Schierenbeck )

The Order of Worship:

Liturgy: WS, p. 12 ff.


WS 742 : Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven Hymnary.org link
WS 767 : Church of God, Elect and Glorious Hymnary.org link
TLH 477 : Lord Jesus, Thou the Church's Head Hymnary.org link
TLH 464 : Blest Be the Tie That Binds Hymnary.org link

Scripture Readings:

Isaiah 51:1-6
Matthew 16:13-20

Theme: We are One

Romans 12:1–8 (Listen)

A Living Sacrifice

12:1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Gifts of Grace

For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.