WELCOME to worship at The Richfield Lutheran Church Community of Faith! Today is the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost. Our gospel is Matthew 10:24-39. God does not promise that the path of the disciple will be easy. Jesus declares that his words may bring stark division. Even so, we need not be afraid for God accounts for each hair on our heads. Though we may experience rejection, frustration, division, and death, God’s grace and love make us a new creation each day. Marked with the cross and filled with holy food, we are sent from worship to witness to Christ in the world. Remember: today we celebrate communion. If you’d like to partake, please have bread and juice (or something comparable) ready.