4th Sunday

After Pentecost

June 28, 2020

 At Home Worship Guide

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INVOCATION (ALL "Amen")  Stand


P.  Loving Lord, you know us and still love us completely,

C. We confess that we have not loved and trusted you above all things.

P.  We have misused your name and failed to call upon you in trouble. 

C. We do not always gladly hear and learn your Word or keep your day.

P.  We fail to hold in love and esteem those you have placed over us. 

C. We neglect to help and befriend our neighbor in every bodily need.

P.  We have not led chaste and decent lives in thought, word, and deed. 

C. We lack concern for the property and well-being of others.

P.  We often fail to defend and speak well of our neighbor,

C. And do not always put the best construction on everything.  

P.  We have resented the success of others,

C. And failed to be content with your blessings to us.   

P.  Forgive us, Father, for Jesus’ sake.  Help us to love and trust in you,

C. And gladly do what you command. 

P.  Lord, have mercy.  C. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy on us.

ABSOLUTION (All: “Amen.”) 



​GLORIA  (spoken responsively:) 


  1. All glory be to God on high, And thanks to him forever!

     Whatever Satan’s host may try, God foils their dark endeavor. 

     He bends his ear to ev’ry call  And offers peace, goodwill to all,

           And calms the troubled spirit.  


  2. O Father, for your lordship true  We give you praise and honor;

     We worship you, we trust in you,  We give you thanks forever.

     Your will is perfect, and your might  Relentlessly confirms the right;

           Your lordship is our blessing.


  3. Lord Jesus Christ, the only Son  Of God, creation’s author,

     Redeemer of your wand’ring ones,  And source of all true pleasure:

     O Lamb of God, O lord divine,  Conform our lives to your design,

          And on us all have mercy.


  4. O Holy Spirit, perfect gift,  Who brings us consolation:

     To men and women saved by Christ   Assure your inspiration.

     Through sickness, need, and bitter death,  Grant us your warm, life-

           giving breath;  Our lives are in your keeping.               LW: #215


(All respond: “Amen.”)



OLD TESTAMENT READING  from Jeremiah 28:5-9

     Early in the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, the prophet Hananiah said in the house of the Lord in the presence of all the people: “This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon. Within two years I will bring back to this place the articles of the Lord’s house that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon removed from here and took to Babylon. I will also bring back the king of Judah and all the other exiles from Judah who went to Babylon,’ declares the Lord.’” 

     Then the prophet Jeremiah said to Hananiah, “Amen! May the Lord do so! May the Lord fulfill the words you have prophesied by bringing the articles of the Lord’s house and all the exiles back to this place from Babylon.  Nevertheless, listen to what I have to say in the hearing of all the people: From early times the prophets who preceded you and me have prophesied war, disaster and plague against many countries and great kingdoms.  But the prophet who prophesies peace will be recognized as one truly sent by the Lord only if his prediction comes true.”  

      Then Jeremiah said, “Listen, Hananiah! The Lord has not sent you, yet you have persuaded the nation to trust in lies. Therefore this is what the Lord says: ‘I am about to remove you from the face of the earth. This very year you are going to die, because you have preached rebellion against the Lord.’”    

      In the seventh month of that same year, Hananiah the prophet died.

PSALMODY  from Psalm  25 (spoken responsively:)

In you, O God, I put my trust.  Do not let my enemies triumph over me.

 No one who hopes in you   will ever be put to shame,
 Show me your ways, O Lord,  teach me your paths.

Guide me in your truth and teach me,  for you are God my Savior,
And my hope is in you all day long.
Remember, O Lord, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old.
Do not remember the sins of my youth  and my rebellious ways;
according to your love remember me,  for you, O Lord, are good.

 All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful
       toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.
 The Lord confides in those who fear him;
       he makes his covenant known to them.
My eyes are ever on the Lord; only he will release my feet from the snare.

Turn to me and be gracious to me,  for I am lonely and afflicted.
Relieve the troubles of my heart   and free me from my anguish.
 Guard my life and rescue me;  for I take refuge in you.
 May integrity and uprightness protect me, for my hope is in you, O Lord.


Romans 5:1-5    

By grace, we live a new life!

Since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by

faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;  perseverance, character;

and character, hope.  And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.


​​​The Apostles’ Creed  (All speak together:)                 

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.  




Matthew 10:34-42

     Jesus said: “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth.

I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. ... A man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.  Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

    “He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives the one who sent me. Anyone who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and anyone who receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man will receive a righteous man’s reward.  And

if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward.”


Pastor Dan Kowert,

Lutheran Church of the Living Christ



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PRAYERS (After each petition, all say, “Hear our prayer!”)


(spoken together)

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.



(All respond: “Amen.”)

CLOSING HYMN   "God of Grace and God of Glory”            LW: #398

(Spoken responsively)

1. God of grace and God of glory, on your people pour your power;
    Crown your ancient church's story, bring its bud to glorious flower.
    Grant us wisdom, grant us courage  for the facing of this hour.


2. Lo! the hosts of evil round us  scorn the Christ, assail his ways!
    From the fears that long have bound us  free our hearts to faith and praise.
    Grant us wisdom, grant us courage  for the living of these days.


3. Cure your children's warring madness; bend our pride to your control;
    Shame our wanton, selfish gladness, rich in things and poor in soul.
    Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, lest we miss your kingdom's goal.

4. Save us from weak resignation  to the evils we deplore;
    let the gift of your salvation  be our glory evermore.
    Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, serving you whom we adore.


 “Go in peace, serve the Lord!"


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