7th Sunday

After Pentecost

July 19, 2020

 At Home Worship Guide

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Acknowledging

High School Graduates

AT THE FONT

INVOCATION and PSALMODY

from Psalm 92

(spoken responsively:) 

In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

It is good to praise the Lord,  

and make music to your name, O Most High,

proclaiming your love in the morning 

and your faithfulness at night.
For you make me glad by your deeds, 

Lord, at what your hands have done. 
How great are your works, O Lord, 

how profound your thoughts!

MEDITATION on God’s Creation  (spoken responsively:) 

 

All things bright and beautiful, 

All creatures great and small!

All things wise and wonderful, 

The Lord God made them all.

Each little flower that opens,    

Each little bird that sings,

He made their glowing colors,

He made their tiny wings.  

The purple headed mountains,

The river running by,

The sunset, and the morning    

That brightens up the sky.  

 

The cold wind in the winter,    

The pleasant summer sun,

The ripe fruits in the garden,    

God made them ev'ry one. 

 

God gave us eyes to see them,  

And lips that we might tell

How great is God Almighty,    

Who has made all things well.  

 

All things bright and beautiful, 

All creatures great and small!

All things wise and wonderful, 

The Lord God made them all.

CONFESSION OF SIN - KYRIE  

P.  O God Almighty...  Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

P.  Lord, have mercy.  

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

 

ABSOLUTION (All: “Amen.”) 

HYMN OF PRAISE (spoken responsively:) 

 

        

Oh, bless the Lord, my soul,

Nor let his mercies lie

Forgotten in unthankfulness  

and without praises die.

 

The Lord forgives my sins,

and he relieves my pain;

The Lord has healed my sicknesses  

and made me whole again.

 

He crowns my life with love,

he ransoms from the grave

He has redeemed my soul for him 

and shown his power to save.

PRAYER OF THE DAY

(All respond: “Amen.”)

AT THE LECTERN

CHILDREN'S TALK

EPISTLE READING Romans 8:18-27 

By grace, we live a new life!

      I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. The creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.

      We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption inheritance, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

      In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.   

OLD TESTAMENT READING  

Isaiah 44:6-8 

“This is what the Lord says - Israel’s King and Redeemer, the Lord Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God. Who then is like me? Let him proclaim it. Let him declare and lay out before me what has happened since I established my ancient people, and what is yet to come - yes, let him foretell what will come. Do not tremble, do not be afraid. Did I not proclaim this and foretell it long ago? You are my witnesses. Is there any God besides me? No, there is no other Rock; I know not one.”

RESPONSE  from Psalm 92  (spoken responsively)

Though the wicked spring up like grass 

and all evildoers flourish,

They will be destroyed forever,

​But you, Lord, are forever exalted.

For surely your enemies, Lord, will perish;

all evildoers will be scattered.

The righteous will flourish like a palm tree -

in the courts of our God.

They will still bear fruit in old age, 

they will stay fresh and green,

proclaiming, “The Lord is upright; 

he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.”

HOLY GOSPEL   

Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43       (Stand)

Wheat or Weeds?

Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.  But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away.  When

the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.

The owner’s servants came to him and asked, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field?  Where then did the weeds come from?’ ‘An enemy did this,’ he replied. The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’ ‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may root up the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’ ”

 

Then he left the crowd and went into the house. His disciples came to him and said, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field.” He answered, “The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man; the field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels. As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. They will throw them into the fiery furn-ace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father.  Whoever has ears, let them hear.”

SERMON

Pastor Dan Kowert,

Lutheran Church of the Living Christ

HYMN RESPONSE  

(spoken responsively:) 

SIT

All the world is God's own field, 

Fruit unto his praise to yield.

Wheat and weeds together sown,

​Unto joy or sorrow grown.

 

First the blade and then the ear, 

Then the full corn shall appear.

Lord of harvest, grant that we 

Wholesome grain and pure may be.

 

For the Lord our God shall come 

And shall take his harvest home,

From his field shall in that day 

All offenses purge away,

Give his angels charge at last 

In the fire the weeds to cast

But the fruitful ears to store 

In his house forevermore.

 

Even so, Lord, quickly come  

To your final harvest home.

Gather all your people in, 

Free from sorrow, free from sin,

There, forever purified,

In your presence to abide.

Come, with all your angels, come, 

Raise the glorious harvest home.

AT THE ALTAR

OFFERING

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Our Vision:

To be a church…

Reaching Up – to God in worship…                   

Reaching In – to each other in love…

Reaching Out – to the world in witness!

To know more about our church family, contact Pastor Dan.

The service of the Sacrament is not included in the on line worship

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

LORD’S 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.

Amen

CLOSING PRAYER, BLESSING 

(All respond: “Amen.”)

CLOSING HYMN 

“Almighty Father, Bless the Word”

(spoken responsively:) 

 

Almighty Father, bless the Word

Which through your grace we now have heard.

Oh, may the precious seed take root,

Spring up, and bear abundant fruit!

 

We praise you for the means of grace

As homeward now our steps we trace.

Grant, Lord, that we who worshiped here

May all at last in heav'n appear.                         

 

Old Hundredth

SENDING

 “Go in peace, serve the Lord!"

All: THANKS BE TO GOD!”

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