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The 9th Sunday after Pentecost - 2021

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The Ringing of the Bells and The Welcome

 

Opening Hymn: Great is Thy Faithfulness (809)

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father;

There is no shadow of turning with Thee.

Thou changest not: Thy compassions, they fail not;

As Thou hast been, Thou forever wilt be.

Refrain:

Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness!

Morning by morning new mercies I see;

All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;

Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,

Sun, moon and stars in their courses above

Join with all nature in manifold witness

To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love. [Refrain]

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,

Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;

Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,

Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside! [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:        Lord of heaven and earth, as Jesus taught his disciples to be persistent in prayer, give us patience and courage never to lose hope, but always to bring    our prayers before you; 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!

Genesis 9:8-17

8 God said to Noah and his sons, 9“I am now making my covenant with you and with your descendants, 10and with all living beings—all birds and all animals—everything that came out of the boat with you. 11With these words I make my covenant with you: I promise that never again will all living beings be destroyed by a flood; never again will a flood destroy the earth. 12As a sign of this everlasting covenant which I am making with you and with all living beings, 13I am putting my bow in the clouds. It will be the sign of my covenant with the world. 14Whenever I cover the sky with clouds and the rainbow appears, 15I will remember my promise to you and to all the animals that a flood will never again destroy all living beings. 16When the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between me and all living beings on earth. 17That is the sign of the promise which I am making to all living beings.”

Reader:          This is the Word of the Lord.

People:          Thanks be to God!

Ephesians 3:14-21

14 For this reason I fall on my knees before the Father, 15from whom every family in heaven and on earth receives its true name. 16I ask God from the wealth of his glory to give you power through his Spirit to be strong in your inner selves, 17and I pray that Christ will make his home in your hearts through faith. I pray that you may have your roots and foundation in love, 18so that you, together with all God’s people, may have the power to understand how broad and long, how high and deep, is Christ’s love. 19Yes, may you come to know his love—although it can never be fully known—and so be completely filled with the very nature of God. 20 To him who by means of his power working in us is able to do so much more than we can ever ask for, or even think of: 21to God be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus for all time, for ever and ever! Amen.

Reader:          This is the Word of the Lord.

People:          Thanks be to God!

Mark 6:45-56

45 At once Jesus made his disciples get into the boat and go ahead of him to Bethsaida, on the other side of the lake, while he sent the crowd away. 46After saying goodbye to the people he went away to a hill to pray. 47When evening came, the boat was in the middle of the lake, while Jesus was alone on land. 48He saw that his disciples were straining at the oars, because they were rowing against the wind; so some time between three and six o’clock in the morning he came to them, walking on the water. He was going to pass them by, 49but they saw him walking on the water. “It’s a ghost!” they thought, and screamed. 50They were all terrified when they saw him. Jesus spoke to them at once, “Courage!” he said. “It is I. Don’t be afraid!” 51Then he got into the boat with them, and the wind died down. The disciples were completely amazed, 52because they had not understood the real meaning of the feeding of the 5,000; their minds could not grasp it. 53 They crossed the lake and came to land at Gennesaret, where they tied up the boat. 54As they left the boat, people recognized Jesus at once. 55So they ran throughout the whole region; and wherever they heard he was, they brought to him sick people lying on their mats. 56And everywhere Jesus went, to villages, towns, or farms, people would take those who were ill to the market places and beg him to let them at least touch the edge of his cloak; and all who touched it were made well.

Pastor:            This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People:          Praise to You, O Christ

 

The Holy Baptism of Peyton Barron

Sermon 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 many?

I 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 a guilty conscience seize me

Since my Baptism did release me

In a dear forgiving flood, Sprinkling me with Jesus' blood!

Satan, hear this proclamation: I am baptized into Christ!

Drop your ugly accusation, I am not so soon enticed.

Now that to the font I've traveled,

All your might has come unraveled,

And, against your tyranny, God, my Lord, unites with me!

Death, 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.

Theres 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!

Sermon

Prayers

Prayer Hymn: 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.....

 

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 scattered the darkness of death with light that will not fade. The risen Lord walks with us, unfolds for us your word, 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. And so, with choirs of angels and with all the heavenly host, we proclaim your glory!

People:         Amen!

 

Prayer of Thanksgiving

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. Amen.

 

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.

Consecration and 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: Give Thanks

Give thanks with a grateful heart,

Give thanks to the Holy One;

Give thanks because He's given

Jesus Christ, His Son.

Give thanks, let your joy be known;

Give thanks let His love be shown,

Give thanks because He's given

Jesus Christ, His Son.

And now let the weak say, "I am strong;"

Let the poor say, "I am rich,"

Because of what the Lord has done for us.

And now let the lost say, “I am found;”

Let the dead say, ‘I’m alive.”

Because of what the Lord has done for us. (Chorus)

And now let the broken heart say, “Joy!”

Let the restless life say, “Peace!”

Because of what the Lord has done for us.

And now let the bitter soul say, “Love!”

Let the doubting mind say, “Faith,”

Because of what the Lord has done for us.     

Give thanks!

 

The Blessing

The 8th Sunday after Pentecost - 2021

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The Ringing of the Bells and The Welcome

 

 

Opening Hymn: “Lift High the Cross” (#837, vs. 1, 4-6)

[REFRAIN:] Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim

Till all the world adore his sacred name.

Come Christians follow where our captain trod,

Our King victorious, Christ, the Son of God. [REFRAIN]

O Lord, once lifted on the glorious tree,

Raise us, and let your cross the magnet be. [REFRAIN]

Let every race and every language tell

Of Him who saves our lives from death and hell. [REFRAIN]

So shall our song of triumph ever be:

Praise to the Crucified for victory! [REFRAIN]

Invocation

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.

Pastor: God our strength,

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: God has promised His merciful forgiveness for the sake of His Son, Jesus, to those who repent of their sins and turn to Him in faith. As a called and ordained servant of the Word, in His stead and by His command, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

People: Amen. Thanks be to God.

 

The Prayer of the Day

Pastor: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

 

Pastor: Let us pray:

People: O God of compassion and mercy, continue your work of setting us free from all that separates us from you and from one another, through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen

 

The Response:"Make Us One" (by Tim Frusti)

As we gather together in Your Son,

Let us know the joy of being one!

Let the time we share in this place

Be a time of love and friendship in your grace.

By your Spirit help us be one in peace and unity.

Bless us here as we gather in Your Son.

Give us joy, grant us peace, make us one!

 

Jeremiah 23:1-6

How terrible will be the Lord’s judgement on those rulers who destroy and scatter his people! 2This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says about the rulers who were supposed to take care of his people: “You have not taken care of my people; you have scattered them and driven them away. Now I am going to punish you for the evil you have done. 3I will gather the rest of my people from the countries where I have scattered them, and I will bring them back to their homeland. They will have many children and increase in number. 4I will appoint rulers to take care of them. My people will no longer be afraid or terrified, and I will not punish them again. I, the Lord, have spoken.” 5The Lord says, “The time is coming when I will choose as king a righteous descendant of David. That king will rule wisely and do what is right and just throughout the land. 6 When he is king, the people of Judah will be safe, and the people of Israel will live in peace. He will be called ‘The Lord Our Salvation’.

Reader: This is the Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God!

Ephesians 2:11-22

11 You Gentiles by birth—called “the uncircumcised” by the Jews, who call themselves “the circumcised” (which refers to what men do to their bodies)—remember what you were in the past. 12At that time you were apart from Christ. You were foreigners and did not belong to God’s chosen people. You had no part in the covenants, which were based on God’s promises to his people, and you lived in this world without hope and without God. 13But now, in union with Christ Jesus, you who used to be far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14For Christ himself has brought us peace by making Jews and Gentiles one people. With his own body he broke down the wall that separated them and kept them enemies. He abolished the Jewish Law with its commandments and rules, in order to create out of the two races one new people in union with himself, in this way making peace. By his death on the cross Christ destroyed their enmity; by means of the cross he united both races into one body and brought them back to God. So Christ came and preached the Good News of peace to all—to you Gentiles, who were far away from God, and to the Jews, who were near to him. 18It is through Christ that all of us, Jews and Gentiles, are able to come in the one Spirit into the presence of the Father. 19So then, you Gentiles are not foreigners or strangers any longer; you are now fellow-citizens with God’s people and members of the family of God. 20You, too, are built upon the foundation laid by the apostles and prophets, the cornerstone being Christ Jesus himself. 21He is the one who holds the whole building together and makes it grow into a sacred temple dedicated to the Lord. 22In union with him you too are being built together with all the others into a place where God lives through his Spirit.

Reader: This is the Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God!

Mark 6:30-44

30The apostles returned and met with Jesus, and told him all they had done and taught. 31There were so many people coming and going that Jesus and his disciples didn’t even have time to eat. So he said to them, “Let us go off by ourselves to some place where we will be alone and you can rest for a while.” 32So they started out in a boat by themselves for a lonely place. 33Many people, however, saw them leave and knew at once who they were; so they went from all the towns and ran ahead by land and arrived at the place ahead of Jesus and his disciples. 34 When Jesus got out of the boat, he saw this large crowd, and his heart was filled with compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began to teach them many things. 35 When it was getting late, his disciples came to him and said, “It is already very late, and this is a lonely place. 36Send the people away, and let them go to the nearby farms and villages in order to buy themselves something to eat.” 37 “You yourselves give them something to eat,” Jesus answered. They asked, “Do you want us to go and spend two hundred silver coins on bread in order to feed them?” 38 So Jesus asked them, “How much bread have you got? Go and see.” When they found out, they told him, “Five loaves and also two fish.” 39 Jesus then told his disciples to make all the people divide into groups and sit down on the green grass. 40So the people sat down in rows, in groups of a hundred and groups of fifty. 41Then Jesus took the five loaves and the two fish, looked up to heaven, and gave thanks to God. He broke the loaves and gave them to his disciples to distribute to the people. He also divided the two fish among them all. 42Everyone ate and had enough. 43Then the disciples took up twelve baskets full of what was left of the bread and the fish. 44The number of men who were fed was 5,000.

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. Amen.

 

Children’s Message

Sermon Hymn: 849, “Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness”

Praise the One who breaks the darkness with a liberating light;

Praise the One who frees the prisoners,

turning blindness into sight.

Praise the One who preached the Gospel,

healing every dread disease,

Calming storms, and feeding thousands

with the very Bread of peace.

Praise the One who blessed the children

with a strong yet gentle word;

Praise the One who drove out demons

with a piercing, two-edged sword.

Praise the One who brings cool water

to the desert’s burning sand;

From this Well comes living water,

quenching thirst in every land.

Let us praise the Word Incarnate,

Christ, who suffered in our place.

Jesus died and rose victorious that we may know God by grace.

Let us sing for joy and gladness, seeing what our God has done;

Let us praise the true Redeemer,

praise the One who makes us one.

Sermon

Prayers

The Lord’s 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 Hymn:Espíritu de Dios” (“Oh Spirit of God”)

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. Espíritu de Dios.

Oh Spir-it of God, come fill my life, come fill my soul,

come fill me whole.

Oh Spir-it of God, come fill my life, come fill my soul,

come fill me whole.

Come fill me now, fill me now, fill me now;

come with your presence, fill me now, fill me now;

come with your truth; come with your love.

Come fill me now, fill me now, fill me now;

come with your presence, fill me now, fill me now;

come with your truth; come with your love. Oh Spir-it of God!

 

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 scattered the darkness of death with light that will not fade. The risen Lord walks with us, unfolds for us your word, 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. And so, with choirs of angels and with all the heavenly host, we proclaim your glory!

People: Amen!

 

Prayer of Thanksgiving

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. Amen.

 

Lamb of God (sung)

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.

Consecration and Distribution

Thank the Lord (sung)

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: “Peace Be Yours” (by Blair A’Hearn, c. 1997 Blair A’Hearn)

Peace be yours. May the Lord be with you

as we gather now and your whole life through,

Blessing and mercy and wholeness, too.

May God’s peace be yours.

Peace be yours as you scatter from here.

Anywhere you go, God is always near,

Loving and calming your deepest fear.

May God’s peace be yours.

Seek your strength where the Lord does abide

When the greatest evil is at your side.

In Word and Sacrament Christ resides.

May God’s peace be yours.

Always know He has conquered the one

who defies your life in God’s only Son

Yours is the struggle that Christ has won.

May God’s peace be yours.

 

The Blessing

The 7th Sunday after Pentecost - 2021

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The Ringing of the Bells and The Welcome


Opening Hymn: Christ Be My Leader (861)

Christ be my leader by night as by day;

Safe through the darkness for He is the way.

Gladly I follow, my future His care,

Darkness is daylight when Jesus is there.

Christ be my teacher in age as in youth,

Drifting or doubting, for He is the truth.

Grant me to trust Him, though shifting as sand,

Doubt cannot daunt me; in Jesus I stand.

Christ be my Savior in calm as in strife;

Death cannot hold me, for He is the life.

Nor darkness nor doubting nor sin and its stain

Can touch my salvation: with Jesus I reign.

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

People:          Gracious Father, revive your Church in our day, and make her holy, strong and faithful, for your glory’s sake in 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!


 

 

Amos 7:10-15

10Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, then sent a report to King Jeroboam of Israel: “Amos is plotting against you among the people. His speeches will destroy the country. 11This is what he says: ‘Jeroboam will die in battle, and the people of Israel will be taken away from their land into exile.’ ”  12Amaziah then said to Amos, “That’s enough, prophet! Go on back to Judah and do your preaching there. Let them pay you for it. 13Don’t prophesy here at Bethel any more. This is the king’s place of worship, the national temple.”  14Amos answered, “I am not the kind of prophet who prophesies for pay. I am a herdsman, and I take care of fig trees. 15But the Lord took me from my work as a shepherd and ordered me to come and prophesy to his people Israel.

Reader:          This is the Word of the Lord.

People:          Thanks be to God!

 

Ephesians 1:3-14

3Let us give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! For in our union with Christ he has blessed us by giving us every spiritual blessing in the heavenly world. 4Even before the world was made, God had already chosen us to be his through our union with Christ, so that we would be holy and without fault before him.  Because of his love 5God had already decided that through Jesus Christ he would make us his children—this was his pleasure and purpose. 6Let us praise God for his glorious grace, for the free gift he gave us in his dear Son! For by the blood of Christ we are set free, that is, our sins are forgiven. How great is the grace of God, 8which he gave to us in such large measure! In all his wisdom and insight 9God did what he had purposed, and made known to us the secret plan he had already decided to complete by means of Christ. 10This plan, which God will complete when the time is right, is to bring all creation together, everything in heaven and on earth, with Christ as head.  11All things are done according to God’s plan and decision; and God chose us to be his own people in union with Christ because of his own purpose, based on what he had decided from the very beginning. 12Let us, then, who were the first to hope in Christ, praise God’s glory!  13And you also became God’s people when you heard the true message, the Good News that brought you salvation. You believed in Christ, and God put his stamp of ownership on you by giving you the Holy Spirit he had promised. 14The Spirit is the guarantee that we shall receive what God has promised his people, and this assures us that God will give complete freedom to those who are his. Let us praise his glory!

Reader:          This is the Word of the Lord.

People:          Thanks be to God!

 

Mark 6:14-29

14 Now King Herod heard about all this, because Jesus’ reputation had spread everywhere. Some people were saying, “John the Baptist has come back to life! That is why he has this power to perform miracles.” 15 Others, however, said, “He is Elijah.” Others said, “He is a prophet, like one of the prophets of long ago.” 16  When Herod heard it, he said, “He is John the Baptist! I had his head cut off, but he has come back to life!” Herod himself had ordered John’s arrest, and he had him chained and put in prison. Herod did this because of Herodias, whom he had married, even though she was the wife of his brother Philip. John the Baptist kept telling Herod, “It isn’t right for you to be married to your brother’s wife!”  19 So Herodias held a grudge against John and wanted to kill him, but she could not because of Herod. 20Herod was afraid of John because he knew that John was a good and holy man, and so he kept him safe. He liked to listen to him, even though he became greatly disturbed every time he heard him.  21 Finally Herodias got her chance. It was on Herod’s birthday, when he gave a feast for all the chief government officials, the military commanders, and the leading citizens of Galilee. 22The daughter of Herodias came in and danced, and pleased Herod and his guests. So the king \sect softlinesaid to the girl, “What would you like to have? I will give you anything you want.” 23With many vows he said to her, “I swear that I will give you anything you ask for, even as much as half my kingdom!” 24 So the girl went out and asked her mother, “What shall I ask for?” “The head of John the Baptist,” she answered. The girl hurried back at once to the king and demanded, “I want you to give me here and now the head of John the Baptist on a dish!” 26 This made the king very sad, but he could not refuse her because of the vows he had made in front of all his guests. 27So he sent a guard at once with orders to bring John’s head. The guard left, went to the prison, and cut John’s head off; 28then he brought it on a dish and gave it to the girl, who gave it to her mother. 29When John’s disciples heard about this, they came and took away his body, and buried it.

Pastor:            This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People:          Praise to You, O Christ.

Sermon Hymn: Saints, see the Cloud of Witnesses (667)

Saints, see the cloud of witnesses surround us;

Their lives of faith encourage and astound us.

Hear how the Master praised their faith so fervent:

“Well done, My servant!”

These saints of old received God’s commendation;

They lived as pilgrim-heirs of His salvation.

Through faith they conquered flame and sword and gallows,

God’s name to hallow.

Come, let us fix our sight on Christ who suffered,

He faced the cross, His sinless life He offered;

He scorned the shame, He died, our death enduring,

Our hope securing.

Lord, give us faith to walk where You are sending,

On paths unmarked, eyes blind as to their ending;

Not knowing where we go, but that You lead us—

With grace precede us.

You, Jesus, You alone deserve all glory!

Our lives unfold, embraced within Your story;

Past, present, future—You, the same forever—

You fail us never!

 

 

Sermon

Prayers

Prayer Hymn: Cantad al Señor

Cantad al Señor un cantico nuevo.  (3 veces)

¡Cantad al Señor, cantad al Señor!

Porque el Señor ha hecho prodigios. (3 veces)

¡Cantad al Señor, cantad al Señor!

Cantad al Señor alabadle con arpa.  (3 veces)

¡Cantad al Señor, cantad al Señor!

Es él que nos da el Espíritu Santo.  (3 veces)

¡Cantad al Señor, cantad al Señor!

¡Jesús es Señor, amén, aleluya!  (3 veces)

¡Cantad al Señor, cantad al Señor!

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 scattered the darkness of death with light that will not fade. The risen Lord walks with us, unfolds for us your word, 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. And so, with choirs of angels and with all the heavenly host, we proclaim your glory!

People:         Amen!


 

Prayer of Thanksgiving

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. Amen.

 

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.

Consecration and 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: Be Unto Your Name

We are a moment. You are forever.

Lord of the ages, God before time.

We are a vapor. You are eternal.

Love everlasting, reigning on high

Holy, holy, Lord God Almighty.

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain.

Highest praises, honor and glory

Be unto Your name...Be unto Your name.

We are the broken. You are the healer.

Jesus Redeemer, mighty to save.

You are the love song we’ll sing forever.

Bowing before you, blessing Your name.

Holy, holy, Lord God Almighty.

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain.

Highest praises, honor and glory be unto Your name...

Be unto Your name.  (chorus repeated)

 

The Blessing

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