Seventh Sunday after Pentecost | July 19, 2020

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost | July 19, 2020

Worship Service for Pentecost 7

Rev. Gregory Mech | July 19, 2020 | Seventh Sunday after Pentecost | Immanuel Lutheran Church ONLINE and IN-PERSON – Joplin, Missouri | 8:00 and 10:30 am

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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.

Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field. Matthew 13 36. Seventh Sunday after Pentecost. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin, Missouri. bulletin cover.

Jesus said, “Let both grow together until the harvest, and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, “Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.”

The words of Jesus to his disciples, explaining the Parable of the Weeds from Matthew 13, which is the Gospel reading appointed for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost.

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost 

July 19, 2020 

Invocation, Confession and Absolution page 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 iniquities 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


Psalm 119:60-64 

I hasten and do not delay to keep your commandments.
Though the cords of the wicked ensnare me,
    I do not forget your law.
At midnight I rise to praise you, because of your righteous rules.

I am a companion of all who fear you, of those who keep your precepts.

The earth, O Lord, is full of your steadfast love;
    teach me your statutes!

Gloria, Kyrie and Gloria in Excelsis  pages 186 – 189

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.

Lord, have mercy upon us. Christ, have mercy upon us. 

Lord, have mercy upon us.

♫ Glory be to God on high:

And on earth peace, good will toward men.

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 on us. 

Thou that takest away the sin of the world, receive our prayer.

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.

And with Thy spirit.

Let us pray. O God, so rule our hearts and minds by Your Holy Spirit that, ever mindful of Your final judgment, we may be stirred up to holiness of living here and dwell with You in perfect joy hereafter; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. 


Kids Talk

Isaiah 44:6-8

Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel
    and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts:
“I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god.
Who is like me? Let him proclaim it.
    Let him declare and set it before me,
since I appointed an ancient people.
    Let them declare what is to come, and what will happen.
Fear not, nor be afraid;
    have I not told you from of old and declared it?
    And you are my witnesses!
Is there a God besides me?
    There is no Rock; I know not any.”

This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Psalm 119:57-58

I entreat your favor with all my heart;
    be gracious to me according to your promise.
When I think on my ways,
    I turn my feet to your testimonies.

Romans 8:18-27

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 

For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. 

For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 

For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 

For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. 

For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. 

For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. and he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Triple Alleluia page 190 

Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

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

Glory be to Thee, O Lord

He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field, but while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away. So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared also. And the servants of the master of the house came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have weeds?’ He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ So the servants said to him, ‘Then do you want us to go and gather them?’ But he said, ‘No, lest in gathering the weeds you root up the wheat along with them. Let both grow together until the harvest, and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, “Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.”’”

Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.” He answered, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, and the good seed is the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, and the enemy who sowed them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. Just as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all law-breakers, and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.”

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

  Praise be to Thee, O Christ.

Nicene Creed

HYMN OF THE DAY “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come” LSB 892

Come, Ye thankful people, come; 

Raise the song of harvest home.

All be safely gathered in 

Ere the winter storms begin;

God, our Maker, doth provide 

For our wants to be supplied.

Come to God’s own temple, come, 

Raise the song of harvest home.

All the world is God’s own field,

Fruit unto His praise to yield;

Wheat and tares together sown, 

Unto joy or sorrow grown.

First the blade and then the ear, 

Then the full corn shall appear.

Lord of harvest, grant that we

Wholesome grain and pure may be.

For the Lord, our God, will come 

And shall take His harvest home.

From His field shall in that day 

All offenses purge away,

Give His angels charge at last 

In the fire the tares to cast,

But the fruitful ears to store 

In His garner evermore.

Even so, Lord, quickly come 

To Thy final harvest home.

All be safely gathered in 

Ere the winter storms begin;

God, our Maker, doth provide 

For our wants to be supplied.

Come to God’s own temple, come, 

Raise the song of harvest home.


Offertory Psalm 51:10-12  page 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.

Prayer of the Church and the Lord’s Prayer

Salutation, Benedicamus and Benediction page 201

The Lord be with you.

And with thy spirit.

Bless we the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

The LORD bless you and keep you.

The LORD make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. 

The LORD lift His countenance upon you and give you peace.

Amen. Amen. Amen.

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 “We All Believe in One True God” LSB 953

We all believe in one true God, 

Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

Ever-present help in need, 

Praised by all the heavenly host;

All He made His love enfolds, 

All creation He upholds.

We all believe in Jesus Christ, 

Son of God and Mary’s son,

Who descended from His throne 

And for us salvation won;

By whose cross and death are we 

Rescued from all misery.

We all confess the Holy Ghost, 

Who from both in truth proceeds,

Who sustains and comforts us 

In all trials, fears, and needs. 

Bless, holy Trinity, 

Praise forever be to Thee!

DISTRIBUTION HYMN “Abide with Me” LSB 878, vv. 2-5

I need Thy presence every passing hour;

What but Thy grace can foil the tempter’s power?

Who like Thyself my guide and stay can be?

Through cloud and sunshine, O abide with me.

Come not in terrors as the King of kings,

But kind and good, with healing in Thy wings;

Tears for all woes, a heart for every plea.

Come, Friend of sinners, thus abide with me.

Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day;

Earth’s joys grow dim, its glories pass away;

Change and decay in all around I see;

O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

I fear no foe with Thee at hand to bless;

Ills have no weight and tears no bitterness.

Where is death’s sting? Where, grave, thy victory?

I triumph still if Thou abide with me.

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.

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.

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