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Pentecost 11 – August 8, 2021

Pentecost 11 – August 8, 2021

Service for The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

Rev. Jerry Hemmingson, guest pastor | August 8, 2021 | Pentecost 11 | Immanuel Lutheran Church – Joplin, Missouri | 8:00 or 10:30 am

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Special thanks to all who helped to make this broadcast possible today:
Rev. Jerry Hemmingson, DCE Jason Glaskey, organist Betty Lingenfelter, Altar Guild, Board of Elders and all of our volunteers!


Pentecost 11 Bulletin Cover. I am the bread of life. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin Missouri.

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.”

A portion of the Holy Gospel appointed for the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, from John 6. We welcome you to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin. May you be filled with Jesus, the bread of life, as you hear His Word today.


Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost – August 8, 2021

Divine Service, Setting One

HYMN “Lift High the Cross” 837: 1,4,5,6

Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim 
Till all the world adore His sacred name.

Come, Christians, follow where our Captain trod,
Our king victorious, Christ, the Son of God.

Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim 
Till all the world adore His sacred name.

O Lord, once lifted on the glorious tree,
As Thou hast promised, draw us all to Thee.

Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim 
Till all the world adore His sacred name.

Let every race and every language tell
Of Him who saves our lives from death and hell.

Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim 
Till all the world adore His sacred name.

So shall our song of triumph ever be:
“Praise to the Crucified for victory!”

Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim 
Till all the world adore His sacred name.

INVOCATION 151

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

CONFESSION and DECLARATION OF GRACE

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.

In the mercy of almighty God, Jesus Christ was given to die for us, and for His sake God forgives us all our sins. To those who believe in Jesus Christ He gives the power to become the children of God and bestows on them the Holy Spirit. May the Lord, who has begun this good work in us, bring it to completion in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. John 1:1-2; Philippians 1:6
Amen.

PSALM Psalm 34:1-8; antiphon – verse 3

Oh, magnify the׀Lord with me,*
and let us exalt his name to-
׀gether!

I will bless the Lord at׀all times;*
his praise shall continually be׀in my mouth.

My soul makes its boast׀in the Lord;*
let the humble hear׀and be glad.

Oh, magnify the׀Lord with me,*
and let us exalt his name to-׀gether!


I sought the Lord, and he׀answered me*
and delivered me from׀all my fears.

Those who look to him are׀radiant,*
and their faces shall never׀be ashamed.

This poor man cried, and the Lord׀heard him*
and saved him out of all his׀troubles.

The angel of the Lord encamps around those who׀fear him,*
and de-׀livers them.

Oh, taste and see that the׀Lord is good!*
Blessed is the man who takes ref-׀uge in him!

Glory be to the Father and׀to the Son*
And to the Holy׀Spirit;

As it was in the be-׀ginning,*
Is now, and will be forever.׀Amen.

Oh, magnify the׀Lord with me,*
and let us exalt his name to-
׀gether!

KYRIE “Lord, Have Mercy” 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” 155

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

Worthy is Christ, the Lamb who was slain, 
whose blood set 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, 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. Gracious Father, Your blessed Son came down from heaven to be the true bread that gives life to the world. Grant that Christ, the bread of life, may live in us and we in Him, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Amen.

KIDS TALK

“I Will Raise Them” — DCE Jason Glaskey

OLD TESTAMENT 1 Kings 19:1-8

Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So may the gods do to me and more also, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by this time tomorrow.” Then he was afraid, and he arose and ran for his life and came to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there.

But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness and came and sat down under a broom tree. And he asked that he might die, saying, “It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my fathers.” And he lay down and slept under a broom tree. And behold, an angel touched him and said to him, “Arise and eat.” And he looked, and behold, there was at his head a cake baked on hot stones and a jar of water. And he ate and drank and lay down again. And the angel of the Lord came again a second time and touched him and said, “Arise and eat, for the journey is too great for you.” And he arose and ate and drank, and went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb, the mount of God.

This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

EPISTLE Ephesians 4:17-5:2

Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity. But that is not the way you learned Christ!— assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil. Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need. Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

ALLELUIA and VERSE 156

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

HOLY GOSPEL John 6:35-51

The Holy Gospel according to St. John, the sixth chapter.
Glory to You, O Lord.

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”

So the Jews grumbled about him, because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” They said, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” 

Jesus answered them, “Do not grumble among yourselves. No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day. It is written in the Prophets, ‘And they will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me— not that anyone has seen the Father except he who is from God; he has seen the Father. Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”

This is the Gospel of the Lord. 
Praise to You, O Christ.

HYMN “You Satisfy the Hungry Heart” 641: 1,4,5

Refrain
You satisfy the hungry heart With gift of finest wheat.
Come give to us, O saving Lord, The bread of life to eat.

As when the shepherd calls his sheep,
They know and heed his voice;
So when You call Your family, Lord,
We follow and rejoice.

Refrain
You satisfy the hungry heart With gift of finest wheat.
Come give to us, O saving Lord, The bread of life to eat.

The mystery of Your presence, Lord,
No mortal tongue can tell;
Whom all the world can not contain
Comes in our hearts to dwell.

Refrain
You satisfy the hungry heart With gift of finest wheat.
Come give to us, O saving Lord, The bread of life to eat.

You give Yourself to us, O Lord,
Then selfless let us be,
To serve each other in Your name
In truth and charity.

Refrain
You satisfy the hungry heart With gift of finest wheat.
Come give to us, O saving Lord, The bread of life to eat.

SERMON

Rev. Jerry Hemmingson — guest pastor

APOSTLES’ CREED 159

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.

PRAYER OF THE CHURCH 

OFFERING and OFFERTORY 159 Psalm 116: 12-13, 17-19

What shall I render to the Lord 
for all His benefits to me? 
I will offer the sacrifice of thanksgiving 
and will call on the name of the Lord. 
I will take the cup of salvation 
and will call on the name of the Lord. 
I will pay my vows to the Lord now 
in the presence of all His people, 
in the courts of the Lord’s house, 
in the midst of you, O Jerusalem.

LORD’S PRAYER 162

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. Amen.

BENEDICTION 166

The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.
The Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace.
Amen.

HYMN “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less” 576

My hope is built on nothing less 
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
No merit of my own I claim 
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.

Refrain
On Christ, the solid rock, I stand; 
all other ground is sinking sand.
All other ground is sinking sand.  

When darkness veils His lovely face, 
I rest on His unchanging grace;
In every high and stormy gale 
My anchor holds within the veil.

Refrain
On Christ, the solid rock, I stand; 
all other ground is sinking sand.
All other ground is sinking sand.  

His oath, His covenant and blood 
Support me in the raging flood;
When every earthly prop gives way, 
He then is all my hope and stay.

Refrain
On Christ, the solid rock, I stand; 
all other ground is sinking sand.
All other ground is sinking sand.  

When He shall come with trumpet sound, 
Oh, may I then in Him be found,
Clothed in His righteousness alone, 
Redeemed to stand before His throne!

Refrain
On Christ, the solid rock, I stand; 
all other ground is sinking sand.
All other ground is sinking sand.  

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

IMMANUEL’S MISSION PRAYER

Heavenly Father, We pray to see the future as You see it, so we may live the present as You will it. We pray we may be grounded in Christ as a Lutheran congregation, and guided by Your grace as we walk in forgiveness. We pray we are growing continually in faith as servants in Christ’s Kingdom proclaiming the Gospel. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

COMMON DOXOLOGY 805

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host:
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
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. From Lutheran Service Book © 2006 Concordia Publishing House.

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