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The Funeral for Emily Johnson

Emily Louise Johnson

January 1, 1935 – September 17, 2021

 

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Prelude and Ringing of Bells

The assembly rises and faces the back of the sanctuary

 

Stand

 

With faith in Jesus Christ, we receive the body of our sister Emily for burial. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the source of all mercy and the God of all consolation. He comforts us in all our sorrows so that we can comfort others in their sorrows with the consolation we ourselves have received from God.

All     Thanks be to God.

When we were baptized in Christ Jesus, we were baptized into his death. We were buried therefore with him by Baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might live a new life.

All     For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.

All who are baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

In her baptism, Emily was clothed with Christ.

All     In the day of Christ’s coming she shall be clothed with glory.

 

As we process in the cross leads the way - representing our baptismal journey from death to life. Some bow as the cross passes, honoring the mystery of salvation.

Beautiful Savior (537)

Beautiful Savior, King of creation,
Son of God and Son of Man!
Truly I'd love Thee, Truly I'd serve Thee,
Light of my soul, my joy, my crown.

Fair are the meadows, Fair are the woodlands,
Robed in flow'rs of blooming spring;
Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer;
He makes our sorr'wing spirit sing.

Fair is the sunshine, Fair is the moonlight,
Bright the sparkling stars on high;
Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer
Than all the angels in the sky.

Beautiful Savior, Lord of the nations,
Son of God and Son of Man!

Glory and honor, Praise, adoration,
Now and forevermore be Thine!

 

Greeting and Welcome

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

All     And also with you.
 

Welcome in the name of Jesus, the Savior of the world. We are gathered to worship, to proclaim Christ crucified and risen, to remember before God our sister Emily, to give thanks for her life, to commend her to our merciful redeemer, to comfort one another in our grief and build up one another in faith.

All     Amen.

 

Prayer of the Day

 

The Lord be with you.

All     And also with you
Let us pray.

All     O God of grace and glory, we remember before you today our sister, Emily. We thank you for giving her to us to know and to love as a companion in our pilgrimage on earth. In your boundless compassion, console us as we mourn. Give us your help, so we may see in death the gate to eternal life, that we may continue our course on earth in confidence until, by your call, we are reunited with those who have gone before us; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen!

 

 

The Response

 

Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow (805)

 

Praise God, from whom all blessing flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav'nly host:
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Amen.

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Liturgy of the Word

 

Psalm 46

God is our refuge and strength,
    a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,
    though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam,
    though the mountains tremble at its swelling.

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
    the holy habitation of the Most High.
God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;
    God will help her when morning dawns.
The nations rage, the kingdoms totter;
    he utters his voice, the earth melts.
The Lord of hosts is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Come, behold the works of the Lord,
    how he has brought desolations on the earth.
He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
    he breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
    he burns the chariots with fire.
10 “Be still, and know that I am God.
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth!”
11 The Lord of hosts is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Remembrances

                                                                                                                              

Deuteronomy 31:7-8

Then Moses summoned Joshua and said to him in the presence of all Israel, “Be strong and courageous, for you must go with this people into the land that the Lord swore to their ancestors to give them, and you must divide it among them as their inheritance. The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

This is the word of the Lord.

All     Thanks be to God.

Hebrews 12:1-2

 

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

 

This is the word of the Lord.

All     Thanks be to God.

 

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John 8:31-32

 

          The Holy Gospel according to St. John, the eighth chapter.

All     Glory to You, O Lord.

 

31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

 

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

All     Praise to you, O Christ.

Creed

 

          We have been made God’s people through our Baptism into Christ.

          Living together in trust and hope, we confess our faith:

 

All     I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.

 

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.
 

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

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Amazing Grace (744)

Amazing grace--how sweet the sound--
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind but now I see!

The Lord has promised good to me,
His Word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures.

Through many dangers, toils, and snares
I have already come;
His grace has brought me safe thus far,
His grace will lead me home.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail
And mortal life shall cease,
Amazing grace shall then prevail
In heaven's joy and peace.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’d first begun

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Prayers

 

Lord’s Prayer

 

All     Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

 

Sending

 

Announcements

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Commendation

 

Into your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend your servant, Emily. Acknowledge, we humbly ask you, a sheep of your own fold, a lamb of your own flock, a sinner of your own redeeming. Receive her into the arms of your mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of all the saints.

All     Amen.

Let us pray.

All     Almighty God, by the death of Your Son Jesus Christ You destroyed death, by His rest in the tomb You sanctified the graves of Your saints, and by His resurrection You brought life and immortality to light so that all who die in Him abide in peace and hope. Receive our thanks for the victory over death and the grave that He won for us. Keep us in everlasting communion with all who wait for Him on earth and with all in heaven who are with Him, for He is the resurrection and the life, even Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

 

Blessing

Let us bless the Lord.

All     Thanks be to God.

 

The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace.

All     Amen.

 

I Know That My Redeemer Lives (461)

The assembly joins and follows in recession.

I know that my Redeemer lives; What comfort this sweet sentence gives!
He lives, He lives, who once was dead; He lives, my ever-living head.

He lives triumphant from the grave; He lives eternally to save;
He lives all-glorious in the sky; He lives exalted there on high.

He lives to silence all my fears; He lives to wipe away my tears;
He lives to calm my troubled heart; He lives all blessings to impart.

He lives and grants me daily breath; He lives, nd I shall conquer death;
He lives my mansion to prepare; He lives to bring me safely there.

He lives, all glory to His name! He lives, my Jesus, still the same;
Oh, the sweet joy this sentence gives; I know that my Redeemer lives!

 

 

 

Serving Today @ St. Paul

Liturgist:              Rev. Dave Murillo

Preacher:           Rev. Zach McIntosh

 

Cantor:               Rev. Carlos Boerger

Organist:            Jim Wollmann

 

Eulogists:            Angie Johnson

Katie Petitt

 

Lectors:               Rev. Dave McKnight

                             Keith Johnson

                             Christian Petitt

 

Pallbearers:       Mike Hobizal

Luke Johnson

Will Johnson

                             Mario Pedraza

Christian Petitt

Daniel Ramirez

The 18th Sunday after Pentecost - 2021

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The Ringing of the Bells and The Welcome


Opening Hymn: My Hope is Built on Nothing Less (575)

My hope is built on nothing less

Than Jesus' blood and righteousness;

No merit of my own I claim,

But wholly lean on Jesus' name.

Refrain:

On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;

All other ground is sinking sand.

When darkness veils His lovely face,

I rest on His unchanging grace;

In ev'ry high and stormy gale

My anchor holds within the veil. [Refrain]

His oath, His covenant and blood

Support me in the raging flood;

When ev'ry earthly prop gives way,

He then is all my hope and stay. [Refrain]

When He shall come with trumpet sound,

Oh, may I then in Him be found,

Clothed in His righteousness alone,

Redeemed to stand before His throne! [Refrain]

Invocation and Opening Sentences

Pastor:           En el nombre del Padre, y del Hijo, y del Espíritu Santo.

People:          Amen.

CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS

Pastor:           In the presence of God, who sees our hearts and our minds, let us confess our sin;


People:          we confess that we are captive to the power of sin that dwells within us. We put ourselves first and others last. What we think will make us happy leaves us longing for more. Even when we want to do what is good, we find ourselves doing the opposite. Rescue us from death's grip on our lives, and raise us up day by day, that we may be alive to God in Christ Jesus.

Pastor:           Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

People:         Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

Pastor:           Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.

People:         Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.

Pastor:           Señor, ten piedad de nosotros

People:         Señor, ten piedad de nosotros

(Silent Prayer) (Momento de Oración Personal)

Pastor:           Sisters and brothers, all have fallen short of the glory of God; therefore we are justified by God's grace as a gift. Nothing can separate us from the love of God in + Christ Jesus, in whom we have forgiveness of sin, life, and salvation.

People:         Amen.

The Prayer of the Day

Pastor:           The Lord be with you.

People:          And also with you.

Pastor:           Let us pray

People:          Creator God, you made us all in your image:

may we discern you in all that we see, and serve you in all that we do; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

The Response: This Is The Feast

This is the feast of victory for our God.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Worthy is Christ the lamb who was slain,

Whose blood set us free to be people of God.

This is the feast of victory for our God.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Power, riches, wisdom, and strength,

and honor, blessing, and glory are His.

This is the feast of victory for our God.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.


Sing with all the people of God,

and join in the hymn of all creation:

Blessing, honor, glory, and might

Be to God and the Lamb forever. Amen

This is the feast of victory for our God.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

For the Lamb who was slain

has begun His reign. Alleluia.

This is the feast of victory for our God.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Numbers 11:16-17, 24-29

16 The Lord said to Moses, “Assemble seventy respected men who are recognized as leaders of the people, bring them to me at the Tent of Meeting, and tell them to stand there beside you. 17I will come down and speak with you there, and I will take some of the Spirit I have given you and give it to them. Then they can help you to bear the responsibility for these people, and you will not have to bear it alone.”... 24 So Moses went out and told the people what the Lord had said. He assembled 70 of the leaders and placed them around the Tent. 25Then the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke to him. He took some of the Spirit he had given to Moses and gave it to the 70 leaders. When the Spirit came on them, they prophesied, but they did not do so again. 26 Two of the 70 leaders, Eldad and Medad, had stayed in the camp and had not gone out to the Tent. There in the camp the Spirit came on them, and they too prophesied. 27A young man ran out to tell Moses what Eldad and Medad were doing. 28 Then Joshua son of Nun, who had been Moses’ helper since he was a young man, spoke up and said to Moses, “Stop them, sir!” 29 Moses answered, “Are you concerned about my interests? I wish that all the Lord’s people were prophets and that the Lord would put his Spirit on them!”

Reader:          This is the Word of the Lord.

People:          Thanks be to God!

James 5:13-20


13 Are any of you in trouble? You should pray. Are any of you happy? You should sing praises. Are any of you ill? You should send for the church elders, who will pray for them and rub olive oil on them in the name of the Lord. 15This prayer made in faith will heal the sick; the Lord will restore them to health, and the sins they have committed will be forgiven. 16So then, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, so that you will be healed. The prayer of a good person has a powerful effect. Elijah was the same kind of person as we are. He prayed earnestly that there would be no rain, and no rain fell on the land for three and a half years. Once again he prayed, and the sky poured out its rain and the earth produced its crops. 19 My brothers and sisters, if any of you wander away from the truth and another one brings them back again, remember this: whoever turns a sinner back from his or her wrong way will save that sinner’s soul from death and bring about the forgiveness of many sins.

Reader:          This is the Word of the Lord.

People:          Thanks be to God!

Mark 9:38-50


38 John said to him, “Teacher, we saw a man who was driving out demons in your name, and we told him to stop, because he doesn’t belong to our group.” 39  “Do not try to stop him,” Jesus told them, “because no one who performs a miracle in my name will be able soon afterwards to say evil things about me. For whoever is not against us is for us. I assure you that anyone who gives you a drink of water because you belong to me will certainly receive his reward. 42 And if anyone should cause the downfall of one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for that person to have a large millstone tied around his neck and be thrown into the sea. So if your hand makes you lose your faith, cut it off! It is better for you to enter life without a hand than to keep both hands and go off to hell, to the fire that never goes out. 45And if your foot makes you lose your faith, cut it off! It is better for you to enter life without a foot than to keep both feet and be thrown into hell. And if your eye makes you lose your faith, take it out! It is better for you to enter the Kingdom of God with only one eye than to keep both eyes and be thrown into hell. There ‘the worms that eat them never die, and the fire that burns them is never put out.’ 49  Everyone will be purified by fire as a sacrifice is purified by salt. 50  Salt is good; but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again?  Have the qualities of salt within yourselves, and live in peace with one another.”

Pastor:            This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People:          Praise to You, O Christ. 

The Apostle’s Creed

    I believe in God, the Father Almighty maker of heaven and earth.

    And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell.  The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence he will come to judge the living and the dead.

    I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of  the body, and the life everlasting.

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Sermon Hymn: Alleluia Hearts to Heaven (477)

Aleluia, alleluia!  Hearts to heav’n and voices raise:

Sing to God a hymn of gladness,

Sing to God a hymn of praise;

He who on the cross a victim

For the world’s salvation bled—

Jesus Christ, the King of Glory,

Now is risen from the dead.

Alleluia, Christ is risen!  Death at last has met defeat:

See the ancient pow’rs of evil

In confusion and retreat;

Once He died, and once was buried:

Now He lives forevermore,

Jesus Christ, the world’s Redeemer

Whom we worship and adore.

Alleluia, alleluia! Glory be to God on high:

Alleluia to the Savior  Who has gained the victory;

Alleluia to the Spirit,  Fount of love and sanctity!

Alleluia, alleluia To the triune Majesty!


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Prayers

Prayer Song: Padre Nuestro

Padre Nuestro, que estás en el Cielo

Santificado, santificado sea tu nombre

Vénganos tu reino, Señor.  Hágase tu santa voluntad

En la tierra como en el Cielo se hace tu santa voluntad.

Padre nuestro.....

Danos hoy, danoslo Señor, nuestro pan, el pan de cada día.

Y perdona nuestras deudas así como nosotros perdonamos.

Padre nuestro.....

No nos dejes caer en tentación, antes bien líbranos del mal.

No nos dejes caer en tentación, líbranos del mal.

Padre nuestro.....

The Service of the Sacrament

Pastor:            The Lord be with you.

People:          And also with you.

Pastor:            Lift up your hearts.

People:          We lift them to the Lord. 

Pastor:            Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People:         It is right to give Him thanks and praise.       

Pastor:            It is truly right, our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere to give You thanks, holy Father, eternal God. From sunrise to sunset this day is holy, for Christ has risen from the tomb and has scattered the darkness of death with light that will not fade. The risen Lord walks with us and makes himself known in the breaking of the bread. And though the night will overtake the day, you summon us to live in endless light, the unending Sabbath of the Lord. So, with choirs of angels and with the heavenly host, we proclaim your glory!

People:         Amen!


The Prayer of Thanksgiving

Pastor:           Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on those whom You created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior. With repentant joy, we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross. Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit. Grant us to faithfully eat His body and drink His blood as He bids us to in His own testament. Gather us together from the ends of the earth to celebrate, with all the faithful, the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end. Receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us. To You alone be all glory, honor, and worship, now and forever.

People:          Amen.

 

The Lamb of God

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world;

have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world;

have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world;

grant us peace.

The Consecration

The Acclamation and The Invitation

Pastor:           As often as we eat of this bread and drink from this cup, we proclaim your Death, O Lord, and profess your Resurrection until you come again.

People:          Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.

Pastor:           Behold the Lamb of God, behold Jesus who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.

People:          Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed.


Distribution

Thank the Lord

Thank the Lord and sing His praise;

tell everyone what He has done.

Let everyone who seeks the Lord,

rejoice and proudly bear His name.

He recalls His promises, and leads His people forth in joy

with shouts of thanksgiving. Alleluia, alleluia.

 

Post-Communion Prayer

We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this salutary gift, and we implore You, that of Your mercy, You would strengthen us in faith toward You and in fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

Closing Hymn: Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise (802)

Immortal, invisible, God only wise,

In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,

Most blessèd, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,

Almighty, victorious, Thy great name we praise.

Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,

Nor wanting, nor wasting, Thou rulest in might;

Thy justice like mountains high soaring above

Thy clouds which are fountains of goodness and love.

To all life Thou givest--to both great and small--

In all life Thou livest, the true Life of all;

We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree

And wither and perish--but naught changes Thee.

Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,

Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight;

All laud we would render: O help us to see

'Tis only the splendor of light that hides Thee.

The Blessing

The 17th Sunday after Pentecost - 2021

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The Ringing of the Bells and The Welcome


Opening Hymn: How Great Thou Art (801)

O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder

Consider all the works Thy hand hath made,

I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder,

Thy pow'r throughout the universe displayed;

Refrain:

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee,

How great Thou art! How great Thou art!

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee.

How great Thou art! How great Thou art!

When through the woods and forest glades I wander,

And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;

When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur

And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze; [Refrain]

But when I think that God, His Son not sparing,

Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in--

That on the cross my burden gladly bearing

He bled and died to take away my sin; [Refrain]

When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation

And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart!

Then I shall bow in humble adoration

And there proclaim: "My God, how great Thou art!" [Refrain]

Invocation and Opening Sentences

Pastor:            En el nombre del Padre, y del Hijo, y del Espíritu Santo.

People:          Amen.

CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS

Pastor:            In the presence of God, who sees our hearts and our minds, let us confess our sin;

People:           we confess that we are captive to the power of sin that dwells within us. We put ourselves first and others last. What we think will make us happy leaves us longing for more. Even when we want to do what is good, we find ourselves doing the opposite. Rescue us from death's grip on our lives, and raise us up day by day, that we may be alive to God in Christ Jesus.


Pastor:            Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

People:          Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

Pastor:            Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.

People:          Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.

Pastor:            Señor, ten piedad de nosotros

People:          Señor, ten piedad de nosotros

(Silent Prayer) (Momento de Oración Personal)

Pastor:            Sisters and brothers, all have fallen short of the glory of God; therefore we are justified by God's grace as a gift. Nothing can separate us from the love of God in + Christ Jesus, in whom we have forgiveness of sin, life, and salvation.

People:          Amen.

The Prayer of the Day

Pastor:            The Lord be with you.

People:          And also with you.

Pastor:            Let us pray

People:          God, our light and our salvation: illuminate our lives, that we may see your goodness in the land of the living, and looking on your beauty may be changed into the likeness of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

The Response: This Is The Feast

This is the feast of victory for our God.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Worthy is Christ the lamb who was slain,

Whose blood set us free to be people of God.

This is the feast of victory for our God.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Power, riches, wisdom, and strength,

and honor, blessing, and glory are His.

This is the feast of victory for our God.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Sing with all the people of God,

and join in the hymn of all creation:

Blessing, honor, glory, and might

Be to God and the Lamb forever. Amen

This is the feast of victory for our God.


Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

For the Lamb who was slain

has begun His reign. Alleluia.

This is the feast of victory for our God.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Psalm 37:1-8

1Don’t be worried on account of the wicked; don’t be jealous of those who do wrong. 2 They will soon disappear like grass that dries up; they will die like plants that wither. 3 Trust in the Lord and do good; live in the land and be safe. 4 Seek your happiness in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desire. 5 Give yourself to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act; 6 he will make your righteousness shine like the noonday sun. 7 Be patient and wait for the Lord to act; don’t be worried about those who prosper or those who succeed in their evil plans. 8 Don’t give in to worry or anger; it only leads to trouble.

Reader:          This is the Word of the Lord.

People:           Thanks be to God!

James 3:13 – 4:10

13 Are there people among you who are wise and understanding? They are to prove it by their good lives, by their good deeds performed with humility and wisdom. 14But if in your heart you are jealous, bitter, and selfish, don’t sin against the truth by boasting of your wisdom. 15Such wisdom does not come down from heaven; it belongs to the world, it is unspiritual and demonic. 16Where there is jealousy and selfishness, there is also disorder and every kind of evil. 17But the wisdom from above is pure first of all; it is also peaceful, gentle, and friendly; it is full of compassion and produces a harvest of good deeds; it is free from prejudice and hypocrisy. 18And goodness is the harvest that is produced from the seeds the peacemakers plant in peace.  4:1 Where do all the fights and quarrels among you come from? They come from your selfish desires, which are constantly fighting within you. 2You want what you cannot have, so you are ready to kill; you are envious, but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have what you want because you do not ask God for it. 3And when you ask, you do not receive it, because your motives are bad; you ask for things to use for your own pleasures. 4Unfaithful people! Don’t you know


that love for this evil world means hatred towards God? Whoever chooses to be the world’s friend makes himself God’s enemy. 5Don’t think that there is no truth in the scripture that says, “The spirit that God placed in us is filled with fierce desires.” 6 But the grace that God gives is even stronger. As the scripture says, “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” 7 So then, submit yourselves to God. Resist the Devil, and he will run from you. 8 Come near to God, and he will come near to you. Clean up your lives, you sinners. Purify your hearts you hypocrites. 9 Be sorrowful, cry, and weep; change your laughter into crying, your joy into gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up!

Reader:           This is the Word of the Lord.

People:           Thanks be to God!

Mark 9:30-37

30Jesus and his disciples left that place and went on through Galilee. Jesus did not want anyone to know where he was, 31because he was teaching his disciples: “The Son of Man will be handed over to those who will kill him. Three days later, however, he will rise to life.” But they did not understand what this teaching meant, and they were afraid to ask him.  They came to Capernaum, and after going indoors Jesus asked his disciples, “What were you arguing about on the road?”  But they wouldn’t answer him, because on the road they had been arguing among themselves about who was the greatest. Jesus sat down, called the twelve disciples, and said to them, “Whoever wants to be first must place himself last of all and be the servant of all.” 36Then he took a child and made him stand in front of them. He put his arms round him and said to them, “Whoever welcomes in my name one of these children, welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me, welcomes not only me but also the one who sent me.”

Pastor:             This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People:           Praise to You, O Christ. 


The Apostle’s Creed

    I believe in God, the Father Almighty maker of heaven and earth.

    And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell.  The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence he will come to judge the living and the dead.

    I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of  the body, and the life everlasting.

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Sermon Hymn: Beautiful Savior (537)

Beautiful Savior, King of creation,

Son of God and Son of Man!

Truly I'd love Thee, Truly I'd serve Thee,

Light of my soul, my joy, my crown.

Fair are the meadows, Fair are the woodlands,

Robed in flow'rs of blooming spring;

Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer;

He makes our sorr'wing spirit sing.

Fair is the sunshine, Fair is the moonlight,

Bright the sparkling stars on high;

Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer

Than all the angels in the sky.

Beautiful Savior, Lord of the nations,

Son of God and Son of Man!

Glory and honor, Praise, adoration,

Now and forevermore be Thine!

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Prayers


Lords Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

 

Prayer Song: Espíritu de Dios

Espíritu de Dios, llena mi vida, llena mi alma, llena mi ser.

Espíritu de Dios, llena mi vida, llena mi alma, llena mi ser.

 

Y lléname, lléname, lléname de tu presencia

lléname, lléname, de tu verdad, de tu amor.

Y lléname, lléname, lléname de tu presencia

lléname, lléname, de tu verdad, de tu amor.

 

The Service of the Sacrament

Pastor:             The Lord be with you.

People:           And also with you.

Pastor:             Lift up your hearts.

People:           We lift them to the Lord. 

Pastor:             Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People:          It is right to give Him thanks and praise.           

Pastor:             It is truly right, our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere to give You thanks, holy Father, eternal God. From sunrise to sunset this day is holy, for Christ has risen from the tomb and has scattered the darkness of death with light that will not fade. The risen Lord walks with us and makes himself known in the breaking of the bread. And though the night will overtake the day, you summon us to live in endless light, the unending Sabbath of the Lord. So, with choirs of angels and with the heavenly host, we proclaim your glory!

People:          Amen!


The Prayer of Thanksgiving

Pastor:            Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on those whom You created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior. With repentant joy, we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross. Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit. Grant us to faithfully eat His body and drink His blood as He bids us to in His own testament. Gather us together from the ends of the earth to celebrate, with all the faithful, the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end. Receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us. To You alone be all glory, honor, and worship, now and forever.

People:           Amen.

 

The Lamb of God

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world;

have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world;

have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world;

grant us peace.

The Consecration

The Acclamation and The Invitation

Pastor:            As often as we eat of this bread and drink from this cup, we proclaim your Death, O Lord, and profess your Resurrection until you come again.

People:           Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.

Pastor:            Behold the Lamb of God, behold Jesus who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.

People:           Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed.

 


Distribution

Thank the Lord

Thank the Lord and sing His praise;

tell everyone what He has done.

Let everyone who seeks the Lord,

rejoice and proudly bear His name.

He recalls His promises, and leads His people forth in joy

with shouts of thanksgiving. Alleluia, alleluia.

 

Post-Communion Prayer

We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this salutary gift, and we implore You, that of Your mercy, You would strengthen us in faith toward You and in fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

Closing Hymn: Gods Own Child I Gladly Say It (594)God’s own child, I gladly say it: I am baptized into Christ!

He, because I could not pay it, gave my full redemption price.

Do I need earth’s treasures manyI have one worth more than any

That brought me salvation free, Lasting to eternity!

Sin, disturb my soul no longer: I am baptized into Christ!

I have comfort even stronger: Jesus’ cleansing sacrifice.

Should guilty conscience seize me, since baptism did release me

In a dear forgiving flood, sprinkling me with Jesus’ blood?

Death, you cannot end my gladness: I am baptized into Christ!

When I die, I leave all sadness to inherit paradise!

Though I lie in dust and ashes faith’s assurance brightly flashes:

Baptism has the strength divine to make life immortal mine.

There is nothing worth comparing to this lifelong comfort sure!

Open-eyed my grave is staring: Even there I’ll sleep secure.

Though my flesh awaits its raising, still my soul continues praising:

I am baptized into Christ; I’m a child of paradise!

 

The Blessing

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