Fifth Sunday after Pentecost | July 5, 2020

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost | July 5, 2020

Worship Service for Pentecost 5

Rev. Gregory Mech | July 5, 2020 | Fifth Sunday after Pentecost | Independence Day Weekend | Immanuel Lutheran Church ONLINE and IN-PERSON – Joplin, Missouri | 8:00 and 10:30 am

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Special thanks to all who helped to make this broadcast possible today:
Rev. Gregory Mech, DCE Jason Glaskey, organist Betty Lingenfelter,
the COVID Committee and Board of Elders.

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost cover. My burden is light. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin, Missouri.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

The words of Jesus from Matthew 11, the appointed Gospel reading for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost.

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost 

July 5, 2020 (Independence Day Weekend)

Invocation, Confession and Absolution page 184

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

Amen. Matthew 28:19b

Beloved in the Lord! Let us draw near with a true heart and confess our sins unto God our Father, beseeching Him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us forgiveness. Hebrews 10:22

Our help is in the name of the LORD,

Who made heaven and earth. Psalm 124:8

I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD,

And You forgave the iniquities of my sin.  Psalm 32:5

Almighty God, our maker and redeemer, we poor sinners confess unto You that we are by nature sinful and unclean and that we have sinned against You by thought, word, and deed. Wherefore we flee for refuge to Your infinite mercy, seeking and imploring Your grace for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ.

O most merciful God, who has given Your only-begotten Son to die for us, have mercy upon us and for His sake grant us remission of all our sins; and by Your Holy Spirit increase in us true knowledge of You and of Your will and true obedience to Your Word, to the end that by Your grace we may come to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, has had mercy upon us and has given His only Son to die for us and for His sake forgives us all our sins. To those who believe on His name He gives power to become the children of God and has promised them His Holy Spirit. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved. Grant this, Lord, unto us all. John 1:12, Mark 16:16


Psalm 145:3-13 an acrostic poem, the verses of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.

Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
    his greatness no one can fathom.
One generation commends your works to another;
    they tell of your mighty acts.
They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty—
    and I will meditate on your wonderful works.
They tell of the power of your awesome works—
    and I will proclaim your great deeds.
They celebrate your abundant goodness
    and joyfully sing of your righteousness.

The Lord is gracious and compassionate,
    slow to anger and rich in love.

The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.
All your works praise you, Lord;
    your faithful people extol you.
They tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might,
so that all people may know of your mighty acts
    and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
    and your dominion endures through all generations.

The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises
    and faithful in all he does. 

♫Gloria, Kyrie and Gloria in Excelsis pages 186 – 189

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,

    World without end. Amen.

Lord, have mercy upon us. Christ, have mercy upon us. 

Lord, have mercy upon us.

♫ Glory be to God on high:

And on earth peace, good will toward men.

We praise Thee, we bless Thee, we worship Thee, 

We glorify Thee, we give thanks to Thee, for Thy great glory.

O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father almighty. 

O Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ;

O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sin of the world, have mercy on us. 

Thou that takest away the sin of the world, receive our prayer.

Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us.

For Thou only art holy; Thou only art the Lord.

Thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen. 

♫Salutation and Collect of the Day

The Lord be with you.

And with Thy spirit.

Let us pray. Gracious God, our heavenly Father, Your mercy attends us all our days. Be our strength and support amid the wearisome changes of this world, and at life’s end grant us Your promised rest and the full joys of Your salvation; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. 


Kids Talk

Scripture Readings

Zechariah 9:9-12

Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem!
See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious,
lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
I will take away the chariots from Ephraim
    and the warhorses from Jerusalem, and the battle bow will be broken.
He will proclaim peace to the nations.
    His rule will extend from sea to sea
    and from the River to the ends of the earth.
As for you, because of the blood of my covenant with you,
    I will free your prisoners from the waterless pit.
Return to your fortress, you prisoners of hope;
    even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you.

This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Psalm 145:14-17

The Lord upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.
The eyes of all look to you,
    and you give them their food at the proper time.

You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.

The Lord is righteous in all his ways and faithful in all he does.

Romans 7:14-25a

We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.

So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!

This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Triple Alleluia page 190 

Matthew 11:25-30

    The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, the eleventh chapter.

Glory be to Thee, O Lord

At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.

“All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

  Praise be to Thee, O Christ.

Nicene Creed

HYMN OF THE DAY “Come unto Me, Ye Weary” LSB 684

“Come unto Me, ye weary, 

And I will give you rest.”

O blessed voice of Jesus, 

Which comes to hearts oppressed!

It tells of benediction, 

Of pardon, grace, and peace,

Of joys that hath no ending, 

Of love that cannot cease.

“Come unto Me, ye wanderers, 

And I will give you light.”

O loving voice of Jesus, 

Which comes to cheer the night!

Our hearts were filled with sadness, 

And we had lost our way;

But Thou hast brought us gladness 

And songs at break of day. 

“Come unto Me, ye fainting, 

And I will give you life.”

O cheering voice of Jesus, 

Which comes to aid our strife!

The foe is stern and eager, 

The fight is fierce and long;

But Thou hast made us mighty 

And stronger than the strong.

“And whosever cometh, 

I will not cast him out.”

O patient love of Jesus, 

Which drives away our doubt,

Which, though we be unworthy 

Of love so great and free,

Invites us very sinners 

To come, dear Lord, to Thee!


♫ Offertory Psalm 51:10-12 page 192

Create in me a clean heart, O God, 

And renew a right spirit in me.

Cast me not away from Thy presence, 

And take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.

Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation, 

And uphold me with Thy free spirit. Amen.

Prayer of the Church and the Lord’s Prayer

HYMN OF SUPPLICATION “God Bless Our Native Land”LSB 965

God bless our native land;

Firm may she ever stand 

Through storm and night.

When the wild tempests rave, 

Ruler of wind and wave,

Do Thou our country save 

By Thy great might.

So shall our prayers arise

To God above the skies; 

On Him we wait.

Thou who art ever nigh, 

Guarding with watchful eye,

To Thee aloud we cry: 

God save the state!

Salutation, Benedicamus and Benediction page 201

The Lord be with you.

And with thy spirit.

Bless we the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

The LORD bless you and keep you.

The LORD make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. 

The LORD lift His countenance upon you and give you peace.

Amen. Amen. Amen.

Those not partaking of the Sacrament of the Lord’s Table are dismissed with this blessing. Thank you for joining us before God’s altar in fellowship today.

Service of the Sacrament 

Distribution of the Sacrament will be by family groups, at the direction of the usher. Children may come forward for a contactless blessing.  Once you have received the body and the blood of our Lord Christ, depart in peace.

DISTRIBUTION HYMN “O Jesus, Blessed Lord, to Thee” LSB 632

O Jesus, blessed Lord, to Thee 

My heartfelt thanks forever be,

Who hast so lovingly bestowed 

On me Thy body and Thy blood.

Break forth, my soul, for joy and say: 

What wealth has come to me this day!

My Savior dwells within my heart:

How blest am I! How good Thou art!

DISTRIBUTION HYMN “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” LSB 733

O God, our Help in ages past, 

Our Hope for years to come,

Our Shelter from the stormy blast, 

And our eternal Home:

Under the shelter of Thy throne 

Thy saints have dwelt secure;

Sufficient is Thine arm alone 

And our defense is sure.

Before the hills in order stood 

Or earth received her frame,

From everlasting Thou art God, 

To endless years the same.

A thousand ages in Thy sight 

Are like an evening gone, 

Short as the watch that ends the night 

Before the rising sun.

Thy Word commands our flesh to dust:

 “Return, O sons of men!”

All nations rose from earth at first 

And turn to earth again.

Like flowery fields the nations stand, 

Pleased with the morning light;

The flowers beneath the mower’s hand 

Lie withering ere ‘tis night.

O God, our Help in ages past, 

Our Hope for years to come,

Be Thou our Guard while troubles last, 

And our eternal Home!

A Prayer of Thanksgiving after Receiving the Sacrament

Almighty and everlasting God, I thank and praise You for feeding me the life-giving body and blood of Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ. Send Your Holy Spirit that, having with my mouth received the holy Sacrament, I may by faith obtain and eternally enjoy Your divine grace, the forgiveness of sins, unity with Christ, and life eternal; through Jesus Christ, my Lord. Amen.

Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Created by Lutheran Service Builder © 2006 Concordia Publishing House.

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One Comment

  1. Joan Farmer

    Pastor Mech’s sermon on Sunday, July 5, held a message that all people today need to hear. Jesus said He came to comfort the “weary and faint-hearted, the lonely, those tired of facing the many trials life, and sin, causes us to face each day.” The hymn, “Come Unto Me Ye Weary,” ends with verse one saying (Jesus), “His love for us will not cease!” That is what we hold on to, and know in our Christ-filled hearts, is the “one truth” on which we can depend. Thank God Pastor Mech shares this truth with us over and over. Without it we would be lost, but with it we live by faith, and a hope of seeing our Lord one day … when all weariness shall cease – forever.

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