9th Sunday

After Pentecost

August 2, 2020

 At Home Worship Guide

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INVOCATION and INVITATION  Isaiah 55:1-3  

(spoken responsively:)     


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


“Come, all you who are thirsty,

come to the waters;

And you who have no money,

come, buy and eat!

Come, buy wine and milk

without money and without cost.

Why spend money on what is not bread,

and your labor on what does not satisfy?

Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,

and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.

Give ear and come to me;

hear me, that your soul may live.


(All: “Amen.”)  

All-Inviting God... revealed in your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Lord, have mercy.  

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


“Evening and Morning” (spoken responsively:)     


Evening and morning, 

sunset and dawning,

, peace and gladness,

 comfort in sadness:

These are Your works,

and bring glory to You.

Times without number, 

we wake or we slumber,

Your eye observes us,

from danger preserves us,

Shining upon us 

a love that is true.


Father, oh, hear me,

pardon and spare me;

Calm all my terrors,

 blot out my errors,

That by Your eyes  

they may no more be scanned.

Order my goings,

direct all my doings;

As best it may be,

retain or release me;

All I commit 

to Your fatherly hand.


Ills that still grieve me

soon are to leave me;

Though billows tower

and winds gain power,

After the storm 

the fair sun shows its face.

My joys increasing, 

my peace never ceasing,

These I shall treasure 

and share in full measure

When in His mansions 

God grants me a place.     


LW #419


(All respond: “Amen.”)




from Job 36 - 42   

The ways of God!?!

Elihu said to Job:  “God is mighty,

but despises no one.

"He is mighty,

and firm in his purpose.
 He does not take his eyes off the righteous;

he speaks to them in their affliction.

 God is exalted in his power.   

Who is a teacher like him?

Who prescribes his ways for him, 

or tells him, ‘You have done wrong’?
 How great is God—beyond our understanding!   

The number of his years is past finding out.

 He draws up the drops of water,  

which distill as rain to the streams;

the clouds pour down their moisture 

and abundant showers fall on mankind.

Who can understand how he spreads out the clouds, 

how he thunders from his pavilion?

This is the way he nourishes the nations  

and provides food in abundance.

Therefore we revere him;  

Does he not have regard for all the wise in heart?”


 Then the Lord spoke to Job: 

 “Who is this that obscures my plans

with words without knowledge?

 Brace yourself like a man;  I will question you, 

and you shall answer me.

Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?  

Tell me, if you understand!    

Who marked off its dimensions? 

Surely you know!

On what were its footings set,

or who laid its cornerstone—

while the morning stars sang together

and all the angels shouted for joy?

 Have you ever given orders to the morning,  

or shown the dawn its place,

What is the way to the abode of light? 

And where does darkness reside?

Who cuts a channel for the torrents of rain, 

and a path for the thunderstorm,

to satisfy a desolate wasteland  

and make it sprout with grass?

Who has the wisdom to count the clouds,

or tip over the water jars of the sky  

 when the dust becomes hard  

and the clods of earth stick together?

Who provides food for the raven

when its young cry out to God

and wander about for lack of food?  

Tell me, if you know all this.

Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct him?

Let the one who accuses God answer him!”


 Then Job replied to the Lord: “I know that you can do all things; no purpose

 of yours can be thwarted.  Surely I spoke of things I did not understand,

 things too wonderful for me to know.”

GRADUAL  (spoken by all:)    

Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!    How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!  For from him and through him and to him are all things.    To him be the glory forever! Amen.                                  


(Rom. 11:33, 36)

HYMN RESPONSE  (spoken responsively:)    

                    LW #426 - Dundee

1.  God moves in a mysterious way 

His wonders to perform;

He plants his footsteps in the sea 

And rides upon the storm.


2.  Judge not the Lord by feeble sense, 

But trust him for his grace;

     Behind a frowning providence 

Faith sees a smiling face.


3.  Blind unbelief is sure to err 

And scan his work in vain;

     God is his own interpreter, 

And he will make it plain.


4.  Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take; 

The clouds you so much dread

Are big with mercy and will break 

In blessing on your head.


Matthew 14:13-21     (Stand)

The Lord provides food for all

When Jesus heard about John’s death, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place.  Hearing of this, crowds followed him on foot from the towns. When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.  As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late.  Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.”


Jesus said, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”  They answered, “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish.”


“Bring them here to me,” he said.  And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves.  Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people.  They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. The number of those who ate was about 5,000 men, besides women and children.

APOSTLES’ CREED  (spoken together)                               STAND


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.

EPISTLE READING Romans 8: 28-30 

The ways of God – at work in us!

We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.  For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified


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Lutheran Church of the Living Christ



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“O Jesus, King Most Wonderful” 

(spoken responsively)

1.  O Jesus, King most wonderful! 

O Conqueror renowned!

     O Source of peace ineffable, 

In whom all joys are found:

2.  When once you visit darkened hearts, 

Then truth begins to shine,

     Then earthly vanity departs, 

Then kindles love divine.

3.  O Jesus, light of all below, 

The fount of life and fire,

     Surpassing all the joys we know, 

All that we can desire:

4.  May ev'ry heart confess your name, 

Forever you adore,

     And, seeking you, itself inflame 

To seek you more and more!

5.  Oh, may our tongues forever bless,

May we love you alone

     And ever in our lives express 

The image of your own!     


     St. Agnes       LSB #554

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


“What God Ordains Is Always Good”

(spoken responsively:) 

What God ordains is always good:

He never will deceive me;

He leads me in his own right way,

And never will he leave me.

I’ll be content 

Though life has sent

My share of pain and sadness, 

He’ll turn my tears to gladness.

What God ordains is always good: 

He is my friend and father;     

He suffers naught to do me harm 

Though many storms may gather.

Now I may know 

Both joy and woe;

Some day I shall see clearly 

That he has loved me dearly.     


What God ordains is always good: 

This truth remains unshaken.

Though sorrow, need, or death be mine, 

I shall not be forsaken.

I fear no harm, 

For with his arm

He shall embrace and shield me; 

So to my God I yield me.  


LW #422


 “Go in peace, serve the Lord!"



(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.”)

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