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Pentecost 4 – June 20, 2021

Pentecost 4 – June 20, 2021

Service for The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Rev. Gregory Mech | June 20, 2021 | Pentecost 4 | Immanuel Lutheran Church – Joplin, Missouri | 8:00 or 10:30 am | Father’s Day

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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, Altar Guild, Board of Elders and all of our volunteers!


and the waves were breaking into the boat. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin Missouri. Pentecost 4 bulletin cover

And [Jesus] awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

A portion of the Holy Gospel appointed for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, from Mark 4. We welcome you to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin, and pray that because of Jesus, you will find peace amid the storms of life. Happy Father’s Day!


Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Father’s Day – June 20, 2021 
Divine Service, Setting Three with Holy Communion

INVOCATION, CONFESSION and ABSOLUTION 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 iniquity 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
Amen.

Psalm 124 antiphon: v. 8

Our help is in the name of the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.
If it had not been the Lord who was on our side—
let Israel now say—
if it had not been the Lord who was on our side
when people rose up against us,
then they would have swallowed us up alive, when their anger was kindled against us;
then the flood would have swept us away, the torrent would have gone over us;
then over us would have gone the raging waters.
Blessed be the Lord, who has not given us as prey to their teeth!
We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowlers;
the snare is broken, and we have escaped!
Our help is in the name of the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.

GLORIA PATRI “Glory Be to the Father” 186

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.

KYRIE “Lord, Have Mercy” 186

Lord, have mercy upon us; Christ, have mercy upon us; Lord, have mercy upon us. Mark 10:47

GLORIA IN EXCELSIS “Glory to God in the Highest” 187

Glory be to God on high;
And on earth, peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:14
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 upon us. 
Thou that takest away the sin of the world, receive our prayer. John 1:29
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. 2 Timothy 4:22
And with thy spirit.

Let us pray: Almighty God, in Your mercy guide the course of this world so that Your Church may joyfully serve You in godly peace and quietness; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Amen.

KIDS TALK “Peace, Be Still”

OLD TESTAMENT Job 38:1-11

Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and said:

“Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?
Dress for action like a man;
I will question you, and you make it known to me.

“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
Tell me, if you have understanding.
Who determined its measurements—surely you know!
Or who stretched the line upon it?
On what were its bases sunk, 
or who laid its cornerstone,
when the morning stars sang together 
and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

“Or who shut in the sea with doors 
when it burst out from the womb,
when I made clouds its garment 
and thick darkness its swaddling band,
and prescribed limits for it 
and set bars and doors,
and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther,
and here shall your proud waves be stayed’?

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

EPISTLE 2 Corinthians 6:1-13

Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain. For he says, 

“In a favorable time I listened to you, 
and in a day of salvation I have helped you.”

Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. We put no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love; by truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; through honor and dishonor, through slander and praise. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as punished, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything.

We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians; our heart is wide open. You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted in your own affections. In return, (I speak as to children) widen your hearts also.

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

TRIPLE ALLELUIA 190 

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

HOLY GOSPEL Mark 4:35-41

The Holy Gospel according to St. Mark, the fourth chapter.
Glory be to Thee, O Lord.

On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.”And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”

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

NICENE CREED 191

I believe in one God, The Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth and of all things, visible and invisible; 

And in Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son, our Lord, begotten of His Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made; 

Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary and was made man; And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried. And on the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures and ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father. And He will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead, Whose kingdom will have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets. And I believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church, I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins, and I look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.

HYMN “Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me” 715: 1-2

Jesus, Savior, pilot me 
Over life’s tempestuous sea;
Unknown waves before me roll, 
Hiding rock and treacherous shoal.
Chart and compass come from Thee. 
Jesus, Savior, pilot me.

As a mother stills her child, 
Thou canst hush the ocean wild;
Boisterous waves obey Thy will 
When Thou sayest to them, “Be still!”
Wondrous Sovereign of the sea, 
Jesus, Savior, pilot me.

SERMON

PRESENTATION OF THE OFFERING and OFFERTORY 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. Psalm 51:10-12

PRAYER OF THE CHURCH 

+ THE SERVICE OF THE SACRAMENT +

PREFACE 194

The Lord be with you. 2 Timothy 4:22
And with thy spirit.

Lift up your hearts. Colossians 3:1
We lift them up unto the Lord.

Let us give thanks unto the Lord our God. Psalm 136
It is meet and right so to do.

PROPER PREFACE

It is truly meet, right, and salutary … evermore praising You and saying:

SANCTUS “Holy, Holy, Holy” 195 

Holy, holy, holy Lord God of Sabaoth; 
Heaven and earth are full of Thy glory. 
Hosanna. Hosanna. Hosanna in the highest. 
Blessed is He, blessed is He,
Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. 
Hosanna, hosanna,
Hosanna in the highest. Isaiah 6:3; Matthew 21:9

LORD’S PRAYER 196 Matthew 6:9-13

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.

THE WORDS OF OUR LORD Matt 26:26-28; Mark 14:22-24; Luke 22:19-20; 1 Cor 11:23-25

Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night when He was betrayed, took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to the disciples and said: “Take, eat; this is My body, which is given for you. This do in remembrance of Me.”
In the same way also He took the cup after supper, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying: “Drink of it, all of you; this cup is the new testament in My blood, which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”

PAX DOMINI “The Peace of the Lord” 197

The peace of the Lord be with you always. John 20:19
Amen.

AGNUS DEI “Lamb of God” 198

O Christ, Thou Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world; have mercy on us. O Christ, Thou Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world; have mercy on us. O Christ, Thou Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world; grant us Thy peace. John 1:29 
Amen.

Distribution of the Sacrament will be by family groups, at the direction of the usher. Children may come forward for a contactless blessing. Gluten-free and alcohol-free portions are available near the center aisle.

DISTRIBUTION HYMN “O Savior, Precious Savior” 527

O Savior, precious Savior, 
Whom yet unseen we love;
O name of might and favor, 
All other names above,
We worship Thee, we bless Thee,
To Thee, O Christ, we sing;
We praise Thee and confess Thee, 
Our holy Lord and King.

O bringer of salvation, 
Who wondrously hast wrought
Thyself the revelation 
Of love beyond our thought,
We worship Thee, we bless Thee, 
To Thee, O Christ, we sing;
We praise Thee and confess Thee, 
Our gracious Lord and King.

In Thee all fulness dwelleth, 
All grace and power divine;
The glory that excelleth, 
O Son of God, is Thine.
We worship Thee, we bless Thee, 
To Thee, O Christ, we sing;
We praise Thee and confess Thee, 
Our glorious Lord and King.

O grant the consummation 
Of this our song above
In endless adoration 
And everlasting love;
Then shall we praise and bless Thee, 
Where perfect praises ring,
And evermore confess Thee, 
Our Savior and our King!

DISTRIBUTION HYMN “I AM Forever WHO I AM” vs. 1, 4-6

Text: Richard W. Wiegmann Tune: Kurt E. von Kampen
Copyright 2002 Concordia Publishing House

Though mountains slide into the sea, 
And waters rush where fields should be,
Though monuments and nations fall, 
Your Holy City stands through all.
When nothing seems to stay the same, 
You teach us Your eternal name.
I AM forever WHO I AM,
Above you, beneath you, 
Around you and within you.
Be still and know that I am God.

We buy and sell, we lose or gain; 
Our fortunes shift like sun and rain.
Sustain our lives, reward our toil 
With bread and honey, wine and oil.
Save us and others from our greed; 
You always give us what we need.
I AM forever WHO I AM,
Above you, beneath you, 
Around you and within you.
Be still and know that I am God.

Our lust for power, wealth and land 
Diminishes the earth You planned.
Prevent our crimes and futile wars; 
Convince us that all things are yours.
We rage and burn and kill and steal, 
but You redeem, restore and heal.
I AM forever WHO I AM,
Above you, beneath you, 
Around you and within you.
Be still and know that I am God.

Like shepherds watching for the light, 
Aware of dangers in the night,
We hear the angel: 
“Do not fear, the Savior of the world is near.”
We run, we see, we touch, we laugh. 
You come to earth on our behalf.
I AM forever WHO I AM,
Above you, beneath you, 
Around you and within you.
Be still and know that I am God.

Each generation looks for truth, 
And doubt can trouble age or youth.
If other gods would take Your place, 
Remember us with love and grace.
Reclaim us if we go astray; 
You are the Truth, the Life, the Way.
I AM forever WHO I AM,
Above you, beneath you, 
Around you and within you.
Be still and know that I am God.

Some days seem long, though life is brief, 
And death is waiting like a thief.
When vision fades and dreams go dry, 
We will on unseen things rely.
Our stories take up but a page, 
But Yours goes on from age to age.
I AM forever WHO I AM,
Above you, beneath you, 
Around you and within you.
Be still and know that I am God.

DISTRIBUTION HYMN “The King of Love My Shepherd Is” 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!    

DISTRIBUTION HYMN “At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing” 633

At the Lamb’s high feast we sing 
Praise to our victorious King,
Who has washed us in the tide 
Flowing from His pierced side. Alleluia!

Praise we Him, whose love divine 
Gives His sacred blood for wine,
Gives His body for the feast—
Christ the victim, Christ the priest. Alleluia!

Where the paschal blood is poured, 
Death’s dread angel sheathes his sword;
Israel’s host triumphant go 
Through the wave that drowns the foe. Alleluia!

Praise we Christ, whose blood was shed, 
Paschal victim, paschal bread;
With sincerity and love 
Eat we manna from above. Alleluia!

Mighty victim from the sky, 
Hell’s fierce powers beneath You lie;
You have conquered in the fight, 
You have brought us life and light. Alleluia!

Now no more can death appall, 
Now no more the grave enthrall;
You have opened paradise, 
And Your saints in You shall rise. Alleluia!

Easter triumph, Easter joy! 
This alone can sin destroy:
From sin’s power, Lord, set us free, 
Newborn souls in You to be. Alleluia!

Father, who the crown shall give, 
Savior, by whose death we live,
Spirit, guide through all our days: 
Three-in-One, Your name we praise. Alleluia!

NUNC DIMITTIS “Song of Simeon” 199 Luke 2:29-32

Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace, 
according to Thy word; 
for mine eyes have seen Thy salvation, 
which Thou hast prepared before 
the face of all people, 
a light to lighten the Gentiles 
and the glory of Thy people Israel.
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. 

THANKSGIVING 200

O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good,
And His mercy endureth forever. Psalm 107:1

Let us pray. O God the Father, the fountain and source of all goodness, who in loving-kindness sent Your only-begotten Son into the flesh, we thank You that for His sake You have given us pardon and peace in this Sacrament, and we ask You not to forsake Your children but always to rule our hearts and minds by Your Holy Spirit that we may be enabled constantly to serve You; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Amen.

SALUTATION and BENEDICAMUS 201

The Lord be with you. 2 Timothy 4:22
And with thy spirit.

Bless we the Lord. Psalm 103:1
Thanks be to God.

BENEDICTION 202

The Lord bless you and keep you. 
The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious unto you. 
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26
Amen. Amen. Amen.

HYMN “Be Still, My Soul” 752: 2

Be still, my soul: Your God will undertake
To guide the future as He has the past.
Your hope, your confidence let nothing shake:
All now mysterious shall be bright at last. 
Be still, my soul; the waves and winds still know
His voice who ruled them while He dwelt below. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

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