It’s God’s World

Welcome to your online Sunday worship for October 18, 2020.

For you singers, I have a traditional hymn for you to sing along with, “Take My Life, and Let It Be.”

For our reading for this week we return to Matthew’s Gospel, chapter 22, verses 15 to 22.

“Then the Pharisees went and plotted to entrap him in what he said. So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality. Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?” But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, “Why are you putting me to the test, you hypocrites? Show me the coin used for the tax.” And they brought him a denarius. Then he said to them, “Whose head is this, and whose title?” They answered, “The emperor’s.” Then he said to them, “Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” When they heard this, they were amazed; and they left him and went away.”1

Here are the prayers and message for this Sunday:

There is a traditional hymn and a contemporary song that you can sing along with. The traditional hymn, I selected for this Sunday is “Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun.”

And for the contemporary song, I choose this beautiful Graham Kendrick song, “Knowing You, Jesus.”

Be Well and God Bless.


The Rev’d Canon Rob Park

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  1. Scripture quotation is from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.