Worship Service for Pentecost 10
Rev. Gregory Mech | August 9, 2020 | Tenth Sunday after Pentecost | Immanuel Lutheran Church ONLINE and IN-PERSON – Joplin, Missouri | 8:00 and 10:30 am
SUMMER FRUIT “KINDNESS”
Sermon Series with Pastor Mech, based on the Fruits of the Spirit from Galatians, chapter 5.
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But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.”
From Matthew 14, the Holy Gospel Reading appointed for today, the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost. We pray that you will take heart today as you are filled with the Kindness found in God’s Word! Welcome to Immanuel Lutheran Church.
SUMMER FRUIT “Kindness”
August 9, 2020 — Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Divine Service Setting 4
♫ HYMN “Spread the Reign of God the Lord” LSB 830 vs.1-4
Spread the reign of God, the Lord,
Spoken, written, mighty Word;
Everywhere His creatures call To His heavenly banquet hall.
Tell how God the Father’s will
Made the world, upholds it still,
How His own dear Son He gave Us from sin and death to save.
Tell of our Redeemer’s grace,
Who, to save our human race
And to pay rebellion’s price, Gave Himself as sacrifice.
Tell of God the Spirit given
Now to guide us on to heaven,
Strong and holy, just and true, Working both to will and do.
INVOCATION, CONFESSION and PRAYER
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19
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
We have come to hear God’s Word and call upon Him in prayer and praise. But first, let us consider our unworthiness to do so, and confess before God and anyone with us at this time that we have sinned in thought, word, and deed, and that we cannot free ourselves from our sinful condition. Let us take refuge in the infinite mercy of Almighty 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.
I love you, O Lord, my strength.
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised,
and I am saved from my enemies.
Lord, have mercy; Christ, have mercy; Lord, have mercy.
♫ GLORIA IN EXCELSIS
To God on high be glory and peace in 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.
SALUTATION and COLLECT of the DAY
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Let us pray. Almighty and most merciful God, preserve us from all harm and danger that we, being ready in both body and soul, may cheerfully accomplish what You want done; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
OLD TESTAMENT READING Job 38:4-18
“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’?
“Have you commanded the morning since your days began,
and caused the dawn to know its place,
that it might take hold of the skirts of the earth,
and the wicked be shaken out of it?
It is changed like clay under the seal,
and its features stand out like a garment.
From the wicked their light is withheld,
and their uplifted arm is broken.
“Have you entered into the springs of the sea,
or walked in the recesses of the deep?
Have the gates of death been revealed to you,
or have you seen the gates of deep darkness?
Have you comprehended the expanse of the earth?
Declare, if you know all this.
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
GRADUAL Psalm 18:6
In my distress I called upon the LORD;
To my God I called for help.
From His temple He heard my voice,
And my cry to Him reached His ears.
EPISTLE READING Romans 10:5-17
For Moses writes about the righteousness that is based on the law, that the person who does the commandments shall live by them. But the righteousness based on faith says, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’” (that is, to bring Christ down) “or ‘Who will descend into the abyss?’” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?” So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
♫ ALLELUIA and VERSE
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 READING Matthew 14:22-33
The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, the fourteenth chapter.
Glory to You, O Lord.
Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but the boat by this time was a long way from the land, beaten by the waves, for the wind was against them. And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” and they cried out in fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.”
And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to You, O Christ.
♫ HYMN “How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds”LSB 524 vs.1-3
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
In a believer’s ear!
It soothes our sorrows, heals our wounds,
And drives away our fears.
It makes the wounded spirit whole
And calms the heart’s distress;
‘Tis manna to the hungry soul,
And to the weary, rest.
Dear name! The rock on which I build,
My shield and hiding place;
My never-failing treasury filled
With boundless stores of grace.
PRAYER of the CHURCH and Lord’s Prayer
Benedicamus and Benediction
Let us bless 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 to you.
The LORD look upon you with favor and give you peace.
♫ HYMN “How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds”LSB 524 v.4
O Jesus, shepherd, guardian, friend,
My Prophet, Priest, and King,
My Lord, my life, my way, my end,
Accept the praise I bring.
From Lutheran Service Book © 2006 Concordia Publishing House.
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.