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“What do you want me to do for you?”

Midweek Devotion

Preparation

Call to Worship: Psalm 100 

Leader:    Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth. Serve the Lord 

                with gladness; come before Him with joyful singing. 

People:    Know that the Lord Himself is God; it is He who has made 

                us,  and not we ourselves; we are His people and the 

                sheep of His pasture. 

Leader:     Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with 

                praise. 

People:    Give thanks to Him; bless His name. For the Lord is good; 

               His loving kindness is everlasting, and His faithfulness to 

               all  generations. 

HYMN:  “As We Gather”

As we gather may your spirit work within us,

As we gather may we glorify your name,

Knowing well that as our heart begin to worship,

We’ll be blessed because we came,

We’ll be blessed because we came.

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases

His mercies never come to an end

They are new every morning, new every morning

Great is thy faithfulness O’ Lord

Great is thy faithfulness O’ Lord

Great is thy faithfulness

Prayer (Unison)

Our gracious God, we come together as a diverse people with differing limitations and abilities. We want to appear strong and yet weakness is our constant companion. No matter what the outsides of ourselves say, no matter how we are perceived by others as disabled or “normal” we are all the same in our need of You. Looking upon our hearts you see us only as Your children. For this we are truly thankful. Accept now our worship as an offering of praise. In the name of our Savior Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.

Scripture Reading: Luke 18: 35-43

35 As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. 36 When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening.  37 They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” 38 He called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 39 Those who led the way rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 40 Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him, 41 “What do you want me to do for you?” “Lord, I want to see,” he replied.  42 Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.” 43 Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they also praised God.

MEDITATION

“What do you want me to do for you?”

Everyone is invited to the share their own understanding on this passage centering on the following questions:

1. Why did blind man keep on calling out to Jesus even he was told by the people to be quiet?

2. Is there a reason why Jesus asked the blind man what does he want?

3. What benefits will it do for us and for others when we clearly express what we need, we think and how we feel.   

HYMN: My hope is built on nothing less”

My hope is built on nothing less 

than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;

I dare not trust the sweetest frame, 

but wholly lean on Jesus name.

Chorus:

On Christ, the solid rock, I stand; All other ground is sinking sand,  

All other ground is sinking sand.  Amen 

When darkness veils His lovely face I rest on His unchanging grace;

In every high and stormy gale, my anchor holds within the veil.

CLOSING PRAYER

Close this devotion by expressing what you want God do to your situation right now.

Response: 

Salig kang Jesus, tanang adlaw, salig kang Jesus tanang dapit,

tanan itugyan Mo Kaniya sa Manluluwas, malipayon. Amen.

Note: We will have the Sacrament of Holy Communion tomorrow

Rev. Sherry Tubio / April 8, 2020

“The Well Of The Heart”

The Story of Jesus’ Last Days in Jerusalem from Matthew’s Gospel

Call to Worship

One:     Lent began in the wilderness; it concludes in Jerusalem.

All:     We now come near to the end of one story. Another will soon begin.

One:     We have followed Jesus this far; today we remember how he faced betrayal, falseness, rejection, and torment.

All:     And we witness, once more, that he taught and walked in love through every step of the journey.

Invocation:

Here again Lord, we come to worship you. We pray that you would make us feel your presence that we may truly worship you and you alone. Accept us, O God, and touch us with your Holy Spirit that we may rise from this time of distress renewed in love, strengthen in hope and faith. Through Jesus Christ. Amen

Jesus Enters Jerusalem and the Temple  – Matthew 21: 1-17  

Reader 1-     As they approached Jerusalem, entering Beth-Phage at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent off two disciples with the instructions.

Reader 2 – “Go into the village straight ahead of you, and immediately you will find a tethered donkey with her 

    colt standing beside her. Untie them and lead them back to me. 3 If anyone questions you, say, ‘The 

    Rabbi needs them.’ Then they will let them go at once.” 

Reader 3 – 4This came about to fulfill what was said through the prophet: 5“Tell the daughter of Zion, ‘Your 

    Sovereign comes to you without display, riding on a donkey, on a colt— the foal of a beast of 

    burden.’ ” 6So the disciples went off and did what Jesus had ordered. 7They brought the donkey and 

    her colt, and after they laid their cloaks on the animals, Jesus mounted and rode toward the city. 

The Procession of Palms

Reader –     8Great crowds of people spread their cloaks on the road, while some began to cut branches from the 

    trees and lay them along the path. 9The crowds—those who went in front of Jesus and those who 

    followed—were all shouting “Hosanna to the Heir to the House of David! Blessed is the One who 

    comes in the name of the Most High! Hosanna in the highest!” 

Reader–      10As Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred to its depths, demanding, “Who is 

    this?” 11And the crowd kept answering, “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth in Galilee!” 

Hymn:  “Holy, holy, Holy”

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!

Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.

Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty!

God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,

casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;

cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,

who wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.

Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee,

though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see,

only thou art holy; there is none beside thee

perfect in pow’r, in love, and purity.

Jesus in the Temple

Reader –      12When Jesus entered the Temple, he drove out all those who were selling and buying there. He 

    overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those selling doves. 13He said to them,  

Reader –     “Scripture says, ‘My house is called a house of prayer,’ but you make it a den of thieves!” 

Reader –     14Those who were blind or couldn’t walk came to him in the Temple, and he healed them. 15When 

    the chief priests and teachers of the Law saw the wonderful things Jesus did throughout the Temple 

    area, especially when they heard the children shouting: “Hosanna to the Heir to the House of David!” 

Reader–      They asked him: 16“Do you hear what the children are shouting?”  “Yes! Have you never read, 

    ‘From the mouths of children and nursing babies, you have brought forth praise’?” 

Reader –      17After leaving them, Jesus went out to Bethany to spend the night.

Community Prayer

Scripture Reading:  Matthew 15:11 (New Living Translation)

“It’s not what goes into your mouth that defiles you; you are defiled by the words that come out of your mouth.” 

Meditation:  “The Well of the Heart”

In Jesus’ day people were more particular about foods than a conference of dieters! They had rules about what you could eat and what you couldn’t eat, and they had rules about the rules. They were convinced that the foods people ate could bless them or ruin them, but Jesus turned their thinking upside down. He told them that what goes into their mouths isn’t as important as what comes out of them. Our words reveal the content of our hearts, and our words have the power to create or to destroy, to heal or to hurt.

Most of us think very little about our communication, even with those we love the most. We’ve developed habits of saying the same thing in the same ways to the same people, and these habits seem to work well enough. But do they? We need to be more intentional about the words we say to one another. Healing messages say, “I love you,” “I’m proud of you,” and “You’re really good at that!” Critical words cut like a knife. And sarcasm is the same knife with a pearl handle. Silence, too, can be just as deadly because a person’s self-doubt often fills the emptiness.

Words reveal what’s in our hearts. If what spills out is too often negative, biting, caustic, or sarcastic, we need  to ask God to fill the well with faith, hope and love so that positive words come out by the bucketful.

Sharing time: 

-Think of the conversation you’ve had in the past day. How would you describe the content of your words? 

-What changes do you need to make in your communication, especially with those you love in this difficult time?

Sacrament of Holy Communion

Invitation  

Luke the Evangelist records that on thew evening of the first day of the week, the same day on which our Lord rose form the dead, when he was at table with them, he took bread and blessed and broke it, and gave it to them, and their eyes were opened and they knew him. 

Hymn:    “Let Us Break Together”

Let us break bread together on our knees; let us break bread together on our knees.

Refrain: When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun, O Lord, have mercy on me.

Let us drink wine together on our knees; let us drink wine together on our knees. 

Consecration of Elements

God our Father, Maker of heaven and earth, pour out your glory on this our sacrifice of praise. Send now the Holy Spirit upon us. Consecrate this bread and his cup se aside as our offering of thanks to your love and mercy. We pray through your Son, our Lord. Amen

Sharing of the Bread and the Cup

(Lifting the bread and breaking it) 

Jesus said, “This is my body which is givien for you. Take, eat, and remember me.”

(Lifting the Cup) 

Jesus said, “This cup is the blood of my new covenant poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Drink, all of you, and remember me.”

Closing Hymn:  “Trust and Obey”

When we walk with the Lord, in the light of his word, 

what a glory he sheds on our way! While we do his good will, 

he abides with us still, and with all who will trust and obey. 

Refrain: Trust and obey, for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share, 

but our toil he doth richly repay; not a grief or a loss, 

not a frown or a cross,  but is blest if we trust and obey. [Refrain]

3 But we never can prove, the delights of his love 

until all on the altar we lay; for the favor he shows, 

for the joy he bestows, are for them who will trust and obey. [Refrain]

The Lord’s Prayer: 

Benediction: (Eph. 3:20-21)

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Rev. Jonathan M. Cal

/ UCM / EA Eslao

Live Message from Rev. Sherry Tubio

(Re-Post from Facebook)

Sa tanang
#FRONTLINERS

Nag-ampo kami kanunay alang sa inyong paglahutay..

1Tessalonica 1:2-3
Sa kanunay nag-ampo kami alang kaninyo ug Nagpasalamat sa Dios tungod kaninyong tanan. Sa among pag-ampo sa atong Dios ug Langitnong Amahan wala namo hikalimti pag hisgot ang pagtoo nga gipakita ninyo ug ang inyong kakugi nga dinasig sa gugma ingon man ang inyong lig-ong paglaom sa atong Ginoong Jesu Cristo.

Kaya dasig lang dili kawang ang inyong paghago.. Kadagaya sa grasya ug panalangin sa Ginoo maanaa kanunay kanimo, kaninyo ug sa inyong tibuok panimalay.

Daghang Salamat ninyong tanan..
Rev. Sherry Tubio

A Message from Rev. J.M. Cal

Brothers and sisters in Christ.

In spite of our worries and fears caused by this pandemic, we encourage you to hold on to our hope that eventually the crisis will come to end. God’s word is fitting reminder at this particular time:  that he will not burden us with a test or crisis that is beyond our strength to bear (1 Corinthians 190:13).  

We know that you are all praying for this crisis to end. We thank you also  for your commitment to be part of God’s answer for our situation by following the quarantine procedure set up by our government to stop this contagion. 

It is encouraging to note that you all believe that God will heal our situation through the cooperation of everybody. 

Let us continue to uphold in our prayers the effort of our government through all its agencies in providing relief and assistance for our brothers and sisters.  And prayers also for all frontliners: doctors, nurses, medical personnel, policemen, garbage collectors, delivery personnel, pharmacist, tinder/tindero, security guards, etc.  

We are also making plans to provide assistance in this time of your need. We will keep you posted regarding this. 

For the time being, let us pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonian 5:17).

Shalom! 

Rev. JM Cal / April 2, 2020