Pentecost 8 – July 18, 2021

Pentecost 8 – July 18, 2021

Service for The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Rev. Gregory Mech | July 18, 2021 | Pentecost 8 | Immanuel Lutheran Church – Joplin, Missouri | 8:00 or 10:30 am

COVID is on the rise again. Face Masks Encouraged | In-Person Services and Holy Communion are back! Learn more at

We stream our worship services, and hope you will join our online community if you are unable to attend in person. Welcome!

Thank you for supporting Immanuel Lutheran financially. Learn more at

Martin Luther School is Joplin’s Lutheran School, serving children from age 2 through 8th grade. Learn more and receive a FREE Educational Success Consultation! Call 417-624-1403.

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!

Pentecost 8 Bulletin Cover. They all ate and were satisfied. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin Missouri.

And they all ate and were satisfied.

A portion of the Holy Gospel appointed for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, from Mark 6. We welcome you to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin. May you be fed, filled and satisfied by Jesus as you hear His Word today.

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

July 18, 2021 — Divine Service, Setting Three with Holy Communion


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

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!


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

Let us pray: Almighty 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, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


OLD TESTAMENT Jeremiah 23:1-6

“Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!” declares the Lord. Therefore thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who care for my people: “You have scattered my flock and have driven them away, and you have not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for your evil deeds, declares the Lord. Then I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them, and I will bring them back to their fold, and they shall be fruitful and multiply. I will set shepherds over them who will care for them, and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall any be missing, declares the Lord.

“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. And this is the name by which he will be called: ‘The Lord is our righteousness.’”

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

PSALM Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord

EPISTLE Ephesians 2:11-22

Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands— remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostilityby abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace,and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility.And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near.For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.

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


Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

HOLY GOSPEL Mark 6:30-44

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

The apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught. And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. And they went away in the boat to a desolate place by themselves. Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they ran there on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them. When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things. And when it grew late, his disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the hour is now late. Send them away to go into the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat.” But he answered them, “You give them something to eat.” And they said to him, “Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread and give it to them to eat?” And he said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.” And when they had found out, they said, “Five, and two fish.” Then he commanded them all to sit down in groups on the green grass. So they sat down in groups, by hundreds and by fifties. And taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing and broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples to set before the people. And he divided the two fish among them all. And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of broken pieces and of the fish. And those who ate the loaves were five thousand men.

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


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 “The Church’s One Foundation” 644: 1,4,5

The Church’s one foundation 
Is Jesus Christ, her Lord;
She is His new creation 
By water and the Word.
From heaven He came and sought her 
To be His holy bride;
With His own blood He bought her, 
And for her life He died.

Through toil and tribulation 
And tumult of her war
She waits the consummation 
Of peace forevermore
Till with the vision glorious 
Her longing eyes are blest,
And the great Church victorious 
Will be the Church at rest.

Yet she on earth has union 
With God, the Three-in-One,
And mystic sweet communion 
With those whose rest is won.
O blessed heavenly chorus! 
Lord, save us by Your grace
That we, like saints before us, 
May see You face to face.



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




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.


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

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 

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 “Christ Be My Leader” 861

Christ be my leader by night as by day;
Safe through the darkness, for He is the Way.
Gladly I follow, my future His care,
Darkness is daylight when Jesus is there.

Christ be my Teacher in age as in youth,
Drifting or doubting, for He is the Truth.
Grant me to trust Him; though shifting as sand,
Doubt cannot daunt me; in Jesus I stand.

Christ be my Savior in calm as in strife;
Death cannot hold me, for He is the Life.
Nor darkness nor doubting nor sin and its stain
Can touch my salvation: with Jesus I reign.

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 pascal 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, 
Pascal victim, pascal 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!

DISTRIBUTION HYMN “I Am Jesus’ Little Lamb” 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.   

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. 


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.


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

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


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. 



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.


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.

Learn More


Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *