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Ninth Sunday after Pentecost | August 2, 2020

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost | August 2, 2020

Worship Service for Pentecost 9

Rev. Gregory Mech | August 2, 2020 | Ninth Sunday after Pentecost | Immanuel Lutheran Church ONLINE and IN-PERSON – Joplin, Missouri | 8:00 and 10:30 am

SUMMER FRUIT “GOODNESS”

Sermon Series with Pastor Mech, based on the Fruits of the Spirit from Galatians, chapter 5.

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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.


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Then [Jesus] broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And they all ate and were satisfied.

from Matthew 14, the appointed Holy Gospel reading for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost. We pray that you are fed and satisfied with God’s Word this day! Welcome to Immanuel Lutheran Church.


SUMMER FRUIT “GOODNESS”

Ninth Sunday after PentecostAugust 2, 2020Divine Service, Setting One

INVOCATION, CONFESSION and ABSOLUTION page 151

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

Amen.

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.

silence for reflection on God’s Word and for self-examination.

Let us then confess our sins to God our Father.

Most 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 neighbor 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.

Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

INTROIT

Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name;

     make known his deeds among the peoples!

He spread a cloud for a covering, and fire to give light by night.

They asked, and he brought quail,

     and gave them bread from heaven in abundance.

He opened the rock, and water gushed out;

     it flowed through the desert like a river.

For he remembered his holy promise,

     and Abraham, his servant.

So he brought his people out with joy, his chosen ones with singing.

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

as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name;

     make known his deeds among the peoples!

KYRIE page 152

In peace let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For the peace from above and for our salvation let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy. 

For the peace of the whole world, for the well-being of the Church of God, and for the unity of all let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy. 

For this holy house and for all who offer here their worship and praise let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy. 

Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord.

Amen.

HYMN OF PRAISE “This Is the Feast” page 155

  Refrain

This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Worthy is Christ, the Lamb who was slain, 

whose blood sets us free to be people of God.

  Refrain

This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Power, riches, wisdom, and strength, 

and honor and blessing and glory are His.  

Refrain

This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Sing with all the people of God and join in the hymn of all creation: 

“Blessing, honor, glory, and might be to God and the Lamb forever. Amen.”

  Refrain

This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

For the Lamb who was slain has begun His reign. Alleluia.

  Refrain

   This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

SALUTATION and COLLECT OF THE DAY

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Let us pray. Heavenly Father, though we do not deserve Your goodness, still You provide for all our needs of body and soul. Grant us Your Holy Spirit that we may acknowledge Your gifts, give thanks for all Your benefits, and serve You in willing obedience; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Amen.

KIDS TALK 

OLD TESTAMENT Isaiah 55:1–5

        “Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters;

      and he who has no money, come, buy and eat!

      Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

        Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread,

        and your labor for that which does not satisfy?

      Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good,

        and delight yourselves in rich food.

        Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live;

      and I will make with you an everlasting covenant,

        my steadfast, sure love for David.

        Behold, I made him a witness to the peoples,

        a leader and commander for the peoples.

        Behold, you shall call a nation that you do not know,

        and a nation that did not know you shall run to you,

      because of the Lord your God, and of the Holy One of Israel,

        for he has glorified you.

This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

EPISTLE Romans 9:1–5

I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience bears me witness in the Holy Spirit— that I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh. They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises. To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen.

This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

ALLELUIA AND VERSE page 156  

Alleluia! Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. Alleluia, alleluia.

HOLY GOSPEL Matthew 14:13–21

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

Glory to You, O Lord.

Now when Jesus heard [about the death of John], he withdrew from there in a boat to a desolate place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick. Now when it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” But Jesus said, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” They said to him, “We have only five loaves here and two fish.” And he said, “Bring them here to me.” Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass, and taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to You, O Christ.

HYMN “I Know That My Redeemer Lives “  LSB 461, vs. 1,3,5

I know that my Redeemer lives; 

What comfort this sweet sentence gives!

He lives, He lives who once was dead; 

He lives, my ever-living head.

He lives to bless me with His love; 

He lives to plead for me above;

He lives, my hungry soul to feed;

He lives to help in time of need.

He lives to silence all my fears; 

He lives to wipe away my tears;

He lives to calm my troubled heart; 

He lives all blessings to impart.

SERMON

Rev. Gregory Mech, pastor — Summer Fruit: “Goodness”

PRAYER OF THE CHURCH

LORD’S PRAYER and BENEDICTION

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 “I Am Jesus’ Little Lamb” LSB 740

I am Jesus’ little lamb, 

ever glad at heart I am,

For my Shepherd gently guides me, 

Knows my needs and well provides me,

Loves me every day the same,

Even calls me by my name.

Day by day, at home, away, 

Jesus is my staff and stay.

When I hunger, Jesus feeds me,

Into pleasant pastures leads me;

When I thirst He bids me go 

Where the quiet waters flow.

Who so happy as I am, 

even now the Shepherd’s lamb?

And when my short life is ended,

By His angel hosts attended,

He shall fold me to His breast,

There within His arms to rest.

DISTRIBUTION HYMN “The King of Love My Shepherd Is” LSB 709

The King of love my shepherd is,

Whose goodness faileth never.

I nothing lack if I am His 

And He is mine forever.

Where streams of living waters flow, 

My ransomed soul He leadeth

And, where the verdant pastures grow, 

With food celestial feedeth.

Perverse and foolish oft I strayed, 

But yet in love He sought me

And on His shoulder gently laid

And home rejoicing brought me.

In death’s dark vale I fear no ill

With Thee, dear Lord, beside me,

Thy rod and staff my comfort still,

Thy cross before to guide me.

Thou spreadst a table in my sight;

Thine unction grace bestoweth;

And, oh, what transport of delight

From Thy pure chalice floweth!

And so through all the length of days

Thy goodness faileth never;

Good Shepherd, may I sing Thy praise

Within Thy house forever!

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.


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