• Please read the text that will provide the basis for Sunday's sermon: Matthew 10: 40-42 40  “Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.  41  Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous,  42  and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple—truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.”
    1. Please read the text that will provide the basis for Sunday's sermon: Matthew 10: 29-31   29  Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.  30  And even the hairs of your head are all counted.  31  So do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows.
      1. Matthew 9:35-38 35  Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and curing every disease and every sickness. 36  When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.  37  Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few;  38  therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”
        1. Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 9  As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax-collection station, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him. 10  And as he sat at dinner [ a ]  in the house, many tax collectors and sinners came and were sitting [ b ]  with Jesus and his disciples.  11  When the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”  12  But when he heard this, he said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.  13  Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous but sinners.” . . . 18  While he was saying these things to them, suddenly a leader came in and knelt before him, saying, “My daughter has just died, but come and lay your hand on her, and she will live.”  19  And Jesus got up and followed him, with his disciples.  20  Then suddenly a woman who had been suffering from a flow of blood for twelve years came up behind him and touched the fringe of his cloak,  21  for she was saying to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be made well.”  22  Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, “Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And the woman was made well from that moment.  23  When Jesus came to the leader’s house and saw the flute players and the crowd making a commotion,  24  he said, “Go away, for the girl is not dead but sleeping.” And they laughed at him.  25  But when the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took her by the hand, and the girl got up.  26  And the report of this spread through all of that district.
          1. Please read the text that will provide the basis for Sundays sermon: Matthew 28: 16-20 16 Now the 11 disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him, but they doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit 20 and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
            1. Tomorrow we will celebrate Pentecost. Don't forget to wear your RED! We will also be hosting our brothers and sisters in Christ from Spring Church Lutheran Church. Your presence is needed in order to welcome our guests.
              1. One way we link our worship with our service is that we ask that each month when we celebrate the Lord's Supper, our members donate food for the food bank. Items can be placed in the basket in the foyer as you enter for worship tomorrow. Worship begins at 9:30 am. All are welcome!