6th Sunday

After Pentecost

July 12, 2020

 At Home Worship Guide

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CONFESSION SINS (spoken responsively:)

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.   

But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Let us then confess our sins to God our Father.

Merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone.  We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We justly deserve your present and eternal punishment. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us.  Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways to the glory of your holy name. Amen.

ABSOLUTION (All: “Amen.”) 



HYMN OF PRAISE “Lord, to You Immortal Praise”

(spoken responsively:)       


1.    Lord, to you immortal praise

For the love that crowns our days;
Bounteous Source of ev'ry joy,

Let your praise our tongues employ.
All to you, our God, we owe,   

Source whence all our blessings flow.


2.    All the plenty summer pours;  

Autumn's rich, abundant stores,
Flocks that whiten all the plain,  

Yellow sheaves of ripened grain:
Lord, for these our souls shall raise

Grateful vows and solemn praise.


3.    Peace, prosperity, and health, 

Private bliss and public wealth,
Knowledge with its gladd'ning streams,

True religion's holier beams:
Lord, for these our souls shall raise  

Grateful vows and solemn praise.


4.    As your prosp'ring hand has blest,

May we give you of the best
And by deeds of kindly love 

For your mercies grateful prove,
Singing thus through all our days:  

"Lord, to you immortal praise."


(All respond: “Amen.”)




Isaiah 55:10-13  

God’s Word has power

“As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.


“You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.  Instead of the thornbush will grow the pine tree, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow.  This will be for the Lord’s renown, for an everlasting sign, which will not be destroyed.”   

EPISTLE READING Romans 8:12-17

Life in the power of the Triune God

Therefore, we have an obligation - but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it.  For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, because those who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption.  And by Him we cry, “Abba, Father.”  The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.  Now if we are children, then we are heirs - heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.   

CONFESSION OF FAITH   - 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.   Amen.

ALLELUIA VERSE (spoken responsively:) 

    P. Alleluia! “Lord, to whom shall we go?

    C. You have the words of eternal life!”  Alleluia!


(Stand) St. Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

On that day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all

the people stood on the shore.  He told them many things in parables,

saying:  “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.  Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, since

the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop - a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. He who has ears, let him hear. ...

    “Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is the seed sown along the path. The one who received the seed that fell on rocky places is the person who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. But since he has no root, he lasts only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes on account of the word, he quickly falls away. The one who received the seed that fell among the thorns is the person who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke it, making it unfruitful.

But the one who received the seed that fell on good soil is the person who hears the word and understands it. He produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”


Pastor Tom Konz,

Assisting Pastor, 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.”)


“On What Has Now Been Sown”

(spoken responsively:)    

Darwell’s 148th


1.    On what has now been sown 

your blessing, Lord, bestow;
The pow'r is yours alone 

to make it spring and grow.
O Lord, in grace the harvest raise,

and yours alone shall be the praise!


2.    To you our wants are known, 

from you are all our pow'rs;
Accept what is your own, 

and pardon what is ours.
Our praises, Lord, and prayers receive,

and to your word a blessing give.


3.    Oh, grant that each of us, 

Now met before you here,
May meet together thus 

When you and yours appear,
And follow you to heav'n, our home.

E'en so, amen! Lord Jesus, come!


 “Go in peace, serve the Lord!"


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