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Sixth Sunday after Pentecost | July 12, 2020

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost | July 12, 2020

Worship Service for Pentecost 6

Rev. Gregory Mech | July 12, 2020 | Sixth 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.


Sixth Sunday after Pentecost. bulletin cover. He told them many things. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin, Missouri.

“And great crowds gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat down. And the whole crowd stood on the beach. And he told them many things in parables.”

A portion of the Gospel Lesson appointed for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost from Matthew 13.

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

July 12, 2020

Divine Service, Setting One

Invocation, Confession and Absolution page 151

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

Amen.

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.

Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Psalm 65:9-13; antiphon = v. 5  

By awesome deeds you answer us with righteousness, O God of our salvation,
the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas;

You visit the earth and water it;
    you greatly enrich it;
the river of God is full of water;
    you provide their grain, for so you have prepared it.
You water its furrows abundantly,
    settling its ridges, softening it with showers, and blessing its growth.
You crown the year with your bounty;
    your wagon tracks overflow with abundance.
The pastures of the wilderness overflow,
    the hills gird themselves with joy,
    the meadows clothe themselves with flocks,
    the valleys deck themselves with grain,
    they shout and sing together for joy.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. | Amen.

By awesome deeds you answer us with righteousness,
    O God of our salvation,
the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas

Hymn of Praise This Is the Feast page155

  Refrain

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

Worthy is Christ, the Lamb who was slain, 

whose blood sets 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 and 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. Blessed Lord, since You have caused all Holy Scriptures to be written for our learning, grant that we may so hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Amen.

KIDS TALK 

Old Testament Isaiah 55:10-13

“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven
    and do not return there but water the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
    giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
    it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
    and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

“For you shall go out in joy
    and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and the hills before you
    shall break forth into singing,
    and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress;
    instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle;
and it shall make a name for the Lord”

This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Psalm 65:1-4

Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion,  and to you shall vows be performed.
     O you who hear prayer, to you shall all flesh come.
When iniquities prevail against me, you atone for our transgressions.
    Blessed is the one you choose and bring near, 

to dwell in your courts!

Epistle Romans 8:12-17

So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Alleluia and Verse page 156

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

Holy Gospel  Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

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

Glory to You, O Lord.

That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. And great crowds gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat down. And the whole crowd stood on the beach. And he told them many things in parables, saying: “A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil, but when the sun rose they were scorched. And since they had no root, they withered away. Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. Other seeds fell on good soil and produced grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. He who has ears, let him hear.”

“Hear then the parable of the sower: When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path. As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy, yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while, and when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately he falls away. As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.”

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to You, O Christ.

HYMN OF THE DAY “Almighty God, Your Word Is Cast” LSB 577

Almighty God, Your Word is cast 

Like seed into the ground;

Now let the dew of heaven descend 

And righteous fruits abound.

Let not the sly satanic foe 

This holy seed remove,

But give it root in every heart 

To bring forth fruits of love.

Let not the world’s deceitful cares 

The rising plant destroy,

But let it yield a hundredfold 

The fruits of peace and joy.

So when the precious seed is sown, 

Life-giving grace bestow

That all whose souls the truth receive 

Its saving power may know.

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HYMN OF SUPPLICATION “On What Has Now Been Sown” LSB 921

On what has now been sown, 

Thy blessing, Lord, bestow;

The power is Thine alone 

to make it sprout and grow.

Do Thou in grace the harvest raise, 

And Thou alone shalt have the praise!

To Thee our wants are known, 

From Thee are all our powers;

Accept what is Thine own 

and pardon what is ours.

Our praises, Lord, and prayers receive, 

And to Thy Word a blessing give.

O grant that each of us, 

Now met before Thee here,

May meet together thus 

when Thou and Thine appear

And follow Thee to heaven, our home. 

Even so, amen. Lord Jesus, come!

Prayer of the Church, Lord’s Prayer and Benediction

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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