Pentecost 9 – July 25, 2021

Pentecost 9 – July 25, 2021

Service for The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Rev. Jerry Hemmingson, guest pastor | July 25, 2021 | Pentecost 9 | Immanuel Lutheran Church – Joplin, Missouri | 8:00 or 10:30 am

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Pentecost 9 Bulletin Cover. He came to them walking on the sea. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin Missouri.

He came to them, walking on the sea.

A portion of the Holy Gospel appointed for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, from Mark 6:48. We welcome you to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin. May you take courage in Jesus, being filled with hope as you hear His Word today.

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

July 25, 2021 — Divine Service, Setting Four


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


Our help is in the name of the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth. Psalm 124:8

If You, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand?
But with You there is forgiveness; therefore You are feared. Psalm 130:3-4

Since we have come to hear God’s Word and call upon Him in prayer and praise, let us first consider our unworthiness and confess before God and one another that we have sinned in thought, word, and deed, and that we cannot free ourselves from our sinful condition. Together as His people let us take refuge in the infinite mercy of God, our heavenly Father, seeking His grace for the sake of Christ and saying, “God, be merciful to me, a sinner.”

Almighty God, have mercy upon us, forgive us our sins, and lead us to everlasting life. Amen.

Almighty God, merciful Father, in Holy Baptism You declared us to be Your children and gathered us into Your one, holy Church, in which You daily and richly forgive us our sins and grant us new life through Your Spirit. Be in our midst, enliven our faith, and graciously receive our prayer and praise; through Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord.

HYMN “Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing” 528: 1,3,5,6

Oh, for a thousand tongues to sing 
My great Redeemer’s praise,
The glories of my God and King, 
The triumphs of His grace!

Jesus! The name that charms our fears,
That bids our sorrows cease;
‘Tis music in the sinner’s ears,
‘Tis life and health and peace.

Look unto Him, ye nations; own
Your God, ye fallen race.
Look and be saved through faith alone,
Be justified by grace.

See all your sins on Jesus laid;
The Lamb of God was slain.
His soul was once an offering made
For every soul of man.

KYRIE “Lord, Have Mercy” 204

Lord, have mercy; Christ, have mercy; Lord, have mercy.

GLORIA IN EXCELSIS “Glory to God in the Highest” 204

To God on high be glory 
And peace to all the earth;
Good will from God in heaven 
Proclaimed at Jesus’ birth!
We praise and bless You, Father; 
Your holy name we sing—
Our thanks for Your great glory, 
Lord God, our heavenly King.

To You, O sole-begotten, 
The Father’s Son, we pray:
O Lamb of God, our Savior, 
You take our sins away.
Have mercy on us, Jesus; 
Receive our heart-felt cry,
Where You in power are seated 
At God’s right hand on high—

For You alone are holy; 
You only are the Lord,
Forever and forever, 
Be worshiped and adored;
You with the Holy Spirit 
Alone are Lord most high,
In God the Father’s glory. 
“Amen!” our glad reply.


The Lord be with you.
And also with you.

Let us pray. Almighty and most merciful God, the protector of all who trust in You, strengthen our faith and give us courage to believe that in Your love You will rescue us from all adversities; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


OLD TESTAMENT Genesis 9:8–17

Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him,“Behold, I establish my covenant with you and your offspring after you, and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the livestock, and every beast of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark; it is for every beast of the earth. I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.” 

And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh. And the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.”

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

PSALM Psalm 136:1-9 antiphon: v.26

Give thanks to the Lord, for׀he is good,*
for his steadfast love endures for-׀ever.

Give thanks to the׀God of gods,*
for his steadfast love endures for-׀ever.

Give thanks to the׀Lord of lords,*
for his steadfast love endures for-׀ever.

to him who alone does great׀wonders,*
for his steadfast love endures for-׀ever.

to him who by understanding made the׀heavens,*
for his steadfast love endures for-׀ever.

to him who spread out the earth above the׀waters,*
for his steadfast love endures for-׀ever.

to him who made the׀great lights,*
for his steadfast love endures for-׀ever.

the sun to rule o-׀ver the day,*
for his steadfast love endures for-׀ever.

the moon and stars to rule o-׀ver the night,*
for his steadfast love endures for-׀ever.

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.

Give thanks to the God of׀heaven,*
for his steadfast love endures for-׀ever.

EPISTLE Ephesians 3:14-21

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

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


Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. 
These things are written that you may believe 
that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. John 20:31
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

HOLY GOSPEL Mark 6:45-56

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

Immediately he made his disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. And after he had taken leave of them, he went up on the mountain to pray. And when evening came, the boat was out on the sea, and he was alone on the land. And he saw that they were making headway painfully, for the wind was against them. And about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. He meant to pass by them, but when they saw him walking on the sea they thought it was a ghost, and cried out, for they all saw him and were terrified. But immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.” And he got into the boat with them, and the wind ceased. And they were utterly astounded, for they did not understand about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened.

When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret and moored to the shore. And when they got out of the boat, the people immediately recognized him and ran about the whole region and began to bring the sick people on their beds to wherever they heard he was. And wherever he came, in villages, cities, or countryside, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and implored him that they might touch even the fringe of his garment. And as many as touched it were made well.

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


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.

HYMN OF THE DAY “Your Hand, O Lord, in Days of Old” 846: 1,2

Tune: All Saints New (LSB 661)

Your hand, O Lord, in days of old 
Was strong to heal and save;
It triumphed over ills and death, 
Over darkness and the grave.

To You they came, the blind, the mute, 
The palsied and the lame,
The lepers in their misery, 
The sick with fevered frame.

Your touch then, Lord, brought life and health, 
Gave speech and strength and sight;
And youth renewed and frenzy calmed 
Revealed You, Lord of light.

And now, O Lord, be near to bless, 
Almighty as before,
In crowded street, by beds of pain, 
As by Gennesaret’s shore.




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 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.

HYMN “Eternal Father, Strong to Save” 717: 1-3 (Original Navy Hymn verses)

Eternal Father, strong to save, 
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who biddest the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep,
O hear us when we cry to Thee
For all in peril on the sea.

O Christ, whose voice the waters heard 
And hushed their raging at Thy word,
Who walkedst on the foaming deep
And calm amid its rage didst sleep,
O hear us when we cry to Thee
For all in peril on the sea.

Most Holy Spirit, who didst brood 
Upon the chaos dark and rude,
And bid its angry tumult cease,
And give, for wild confusion, peace,
O hear us when we cry to Thee
For all in peril on the sea.



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.

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