2nd Sunday of Pentecost
June 14, 2020
At Home Worship Guide
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AT THE FONT
“Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service”
Lord, whose love in humble service Bore the weight of human need,
Who upon the cross, forsaken, Worked Your mercy’s perfect deed:
We, Your servants, bring the worship Not of voice alone, but heart;
Consecrating to Your purpose Every gift which You impart.
Still Your children wander homeless; Still the hungry cry for bread;
Still the captives long for freedom; Still in grief we mourn our dead.
As you, Lord, in deep compassion Healed the sick and freed the soul,
By Your Spirit send Your power still to save and make us whole.
APOSTOLIC GREETING (All: “Amen.”) All stand
CONFESSION SINS / KYRIE (spoken responsively)
O Lord, too often we forget your grace and your mercy, and the peace
that is ours in you. We live as if you did not exist, or as if you do not care.
Lord, have mercy on us.
We fail to treat ourselves with grace and mercy, to be at peace with ourselves, as if what you accomplished at the cross and empty tomb were not for us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
We fail to live with grace and mercy and compassion toward others.
We pass judgment, or “pass by on the other side,” and grieve your Spirit.
Lord, have mercy on us. ...silence...
GOD’S WORD OF GRACE Rom. 5:1-2, 5 /
OUR RESPONSE Psalm 103
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits -
Who forgives all your iniquities, and heals all your diseases,
Who redeems you from destruction,
and crowns you with love and compassion.
The Lord is compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in love.
He does not treat us as our sins deserve,
or repay us according to our iniquities.
As high as the heavens are above the earth,
So great is His love for us.
As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
As a father has compassion on his children,
So the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him.
From everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear Him, And his righteousness with their children’s children.
PRAYER OF THE DAY
(All respond: “Amen.”)
AT THE LECTERN
FIRST READING from Exodus 19
God’s covenant with Israel at Mt. Sinai
Israel entered the Desert of Sinai, and camped there in front of
the mountain. Then Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain and said, “This is what you are to say to the people
of Israel: ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will
be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, you
will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ ”
So Moses went back and summoned the people and set before them all the words the Lord had commanded him to speak. The people all responded together, “We will do everything the Lord has said.”
GRADUAL (spoken together)
Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
his greatness no one can fathom.
I will meditate on your wonderful works,
and I will proclaim your great deeds.
The amazing grace of God!
You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless,
Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned ...as did Adam, who is a pattern of the one to come.
But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many!
St. Matthew 9:35 - 10:8-20
Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive
out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness. ...He sent them out with the following instructions: “Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans. Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel. As you go, pro-claim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.
“Do not get any gold or silver or copper to take with you in your belts - no bag for the journey or extra shirt or sandals or a staff, for the worker is worth his keep. Whatever town or village you enter, search there for some worthy person and stay at their house until you leave. As you enter the home, give it your greeting. If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet.
“I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd
as snakes and as innocent as doves. Be on your guard;...But when they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say, for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.”
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.
Pastor Dan Kowert,
Lutheran Church of the Living Christ
AT THE ALTAR
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The service of the Sacrament is not included in the on line worship
PRAYERS (After each petition, all say, “Hear our 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.
As we go now, grant us vision, Till your love’s revealing light
In its height and depth and greatness Dawns upon our quickened sight,
Making known the needs and burdens Your compassion bids us bear,
Stirring us to tireless striving, Your abundant life to share.
CLOSING PRAYER, BLESSING
(All respond: “Amen.”)
“Go in peace, serve the Lord!"
All: THANKS BE TO GOD!”