Worship Guide - Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

Worship Guide

August 21, 2022

Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

Creating Disciples of Jesus who Transform the World

 

ENTRANCE WITH PRAISE

 

Greetings:

 

Minister: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you!

People: And also with you!

 

 

Special: “How Deep the Father’s Love For Us” Donna

 

Centering Words:

 

Just when we’re about to dismiss ourselves or someone else, Jesus dignifies our lives with a touch, with healing power, and with the assurance that God is very near.

 

*Call to Worship:

 

Leader:   In you, O God, I take refuge. Let me never be put to shame.

People:  In your righteousness, deliver me and rescue me. Incline your ear to me, and save me!

Leader:   For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O Lord, from my youth.

People:  Upon you have I leaned from my birth. It was you who took me from my mother’s womb. Your praise is continually on my lips.

Leader:   Let us pray.

ALL:       Come, dear Christ, into this house of worship and into every longing heart. Some who gather here need healing. Touch us, and give us strength. Many feel confused by the news of the day. Quiet our minds, and help us place our trust in you. Many of us doubt ourselves and question our purpose. Call us anew to be instruments of your grace for a world that yearns to know your peace. Amen.

 

Hymn: In the Garden”

 

I come to the garden alone

while the dew is still on the roses,

and the voice I hear falling on my ear,

The Son of God discloses.

 

And he walks with me, and he talks with me,

and he tells me I am his own;

and the joy we share as we tarry there,

none other has ever known.

 

He speaks, and the sound of his voice,

is so sweet the birds hush their singing,

and the melody that he gave to me

within my heart is ringing.

 

And he walks with me, and he talks with me,

and he tells me I am his own;

and the joy we share as we tarry there,

none other has ever known.

 

I’d stay in the garden with him

though the night around me be falling,

but he bids me go; thru the voice of woe

his voice to me is calling.

 

And he walks with me, and he talks with me,

and he tells me I am his own;

and the joy we share as we tarry there,

none other has ever known.

 

PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD

 

Words of Assurance

 

Truly, God is our hope, our trust, even from our birth.

In the name of Jesus Christ, we are     forgiven.

Amen.

 

*New Testament Reading: Luke 13:10-17

 

10 Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. 11 And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. 12 When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, “Woman, you are set free from your ailment.” 13 When he laid his hands on her, immediately she stood up straight and began praising God. 14 But the leader of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had cured on the sabbath, kept saying to the crowd, “There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be cured, and not on the sabbath day.” 15 But the Lord answered him and said, “You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger, and lead it away to give it water? 16 And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen long years, be set free from this bondage on the sabbath day?” 17 When he said this, all his opponents were put to shame; and the entire crowd was rejoicing at all the wonderful things that he was doing.

 

Leader:   This is the Word of God, for the People of God

People:  Thanks be to God!

 

WORD AND RESPONSE

 

Time with Young Friends: “Jesus Loves Me”

 

Children’s Message: “God Speaks to Me”

 

Hymn: There’s Within My Heart a Melody”

 

There’s within my heart a melody

Jesus whispers sweet and low:

Fear not, I am with thee, peace, be still,

in all of life’s ebb and flow.

 

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus,

sweetest name I know,

fills my every longing,

keeps me singing as I go.

 

All my life was wrecked by sin and strife,

discord filled my heart with pain;

Jesus swept across the broken strings,

stirred the slumbering chords again.

 

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus,

sweetest name I know,

fills my every longing,

keeps me singing as I go.

 

Though sometimes he leads through waters deep,

trials fall across the way,

though sometimes the path seems rough and steep,

see his footprints all the way.

 

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus,

sweetest name I know,

fills my every longing,

keeps me singing as I go.

 

Feasting on the riches of his grace,

resting neath his sheltering wing,

always looking on his smiling face,

that is why I shout and sing.

 

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus,

sweetest name I know,

fills my every longing,

keeps me singing as I go.

 

Soon he’s coming back to welcome me

far beyond the starry sky;

I shall wing my flight to worlds unknown;

I shall reign with him on high.

 

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus,

sweetest name I know,

fills my every longing,

keeps me singing as I go.

 

Sermon: “I Knew You” Jeremiah 1:4-10

 

4 Now the word of the Lord came to me saying,

5   “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

6   Then I said, “Ah, Lord God! Truly I do not know how to speak, for I am only a boy.” 7 But the Lord said to me,

          “Do not say, ‘I am only a boy’;

   for you shall go to all to whom I send you,

   and you shall speak whatever I command you.

8   Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, says the Lord.”

9   Then the Lord put out his hand and touched my mouth; and the Lord said to me,

   “Now I have put my words in your mouth.

10  See, today I appoint you over nations and over kingdoms,

   to pluck up and to pull down,

   to destroy and to overthrow,

   to build and to plant.”

 

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

 

 Prayers of the People: Joys and concerns

Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer

 

THE SACRAMENTS OF HOLY COMMUNION

 

Invitation, Prayer of Confession and Pardon:

 

Christ our Lord invites to his table

all who love him,

who earnestly repent of their sin

and seek to live in peace with one another.

Therefore, let us confess our sin before God

and one another.

 

Merciful God,

we confess that we have not loved you

with our whole hearts.

We have failed to be an obedient church.

We have not done your will,

we have broken your law,

we have rebelled against your love,

we have not loved our neighbors,

and we have not heard the

cry of the needy.

Forgive us, we pray.

Free us for joyful obedience,

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

 

Hear the good news:

Christ died for us while we were yet sinners;

that proves God's love toward us.

In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!

 

In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.

Glory to God. Amen

 

 The Great Thanksgiving  

 

The Lord be with you

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts

We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God

It is right to give our thanks and praise.

 

It is right, and a good and joyful thing,

always and everywhere

to give thanks to you,

Father Almighty, creator of

heaven and earth.

You formed us in your image and

breathed into us the breath of life.

When we turned away, and our love failed,

your love remained steadfast.

You delivered us from captivity,

made covenant to be our sovereign God,

and spoke to us through your prophets.

And so,

with your people on earth

and all the company of heaven

we praise your name and join their unending hymn:

 

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord,

God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes

in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

 

Holy are you, and blessed is your Son

Jesus Christ.

Your Spirit anointed him

to preach good news to the poor,

to proclaim release to the captives

and recovering of sight to the blind,

to set at liberty those who are oppressed,

and to announce that the time had come

when you would save your people.

He healed the sick, fed the hungry,

and ate with sinners.

By the baptism of his suffering,

death, and resurrection,

you gave birth to your church,      

delivered us from slavery to sin and death,

and made with us a new covenant

by water and the Spirit.

When the Lord Jesus ascended,

he promised to be with us always,

in the power of your Word and Holy Spirit.

On the night in which he gave himself up for us, he took bread, gave thanks to you, broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and said:

 

"Take, eat; this my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me."

 

When the supper was over, he took the cup,

gave thanks to you, gave it to his disciples, and said:

 

"Drink from this all of you;

this is my blood of the new covenant,

poured out for you and for many

for the forgiveness of sins.

Do this, as often as you drink it

in remembrance of me."

 

And so,

in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ,

we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving

as a holy and living sacrifice,

in union with Christ's offering for us,

as we proclaim the mystery of faith

 

Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.

 

Pour out your Holy Spirit on us gathered here,

and on these gifts of bread and wine.

Make them be for us the body and blood of Christ,

that we may be for the world the body of Christ,

redeemed by his blood.

       By your Spirit make us one with Christ,

one with each other,

and one in ministry to all the world,

until Christ comes in final victory,

and we feast at his heavenly banquet.

Through your Son Jesus Christ,

with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church,

all honor and glory is yours, almighty Father,

now and forever.   Amen

 

And now with the confidence of children of God, let us stand and sing the Lord’s Prayer:

 

Our Father, who art in heaven,

        hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done,

        hallowed be thy name.

On earth as it is in heaven.

        hallowed be thy name.

Give us this day our daily bread.

        hallowed be thy name.

Forgive us our trespasses

        hallowed be thy name.

as we forgive those

who trespass against us.

        hallowed be thy name.

 

And lead us not into temptation

        hallowed be thy name.

But deliver us from all that is evil.

        hallowed be thy name.

For thine is the kingdom,

the power and the glory

        hallowed be thy name.

For thine is the kingdom,

the power and the glory

        hallowed be thy name.

Amen, amen, it shall be so

        hallowed be thy name.

Amen, amen, it shall be so

           hallowed be thy name.

 

Sharing of the Cup and Loaf

 

Moment of Prayer and Meditation

 

Prayer of Thanks

 

Eternal God, we give you thanks

for this holy mystery

in which you have given yourself to us. 

Grant that we may go into the world

in the strength of your Spirit,

to give ourselves to others,

in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Amen

 

SENDING FORTH

 

Hymn: “Just a Little Talk With Jesus”

 

I once was lost in sin

but Jesus took me in

and then a little light from heaven

filled my soul;

it bathed my heart in love

and wrote my name above,

And just a little talk with Jesus

made me whole.

 

Now let us have a little talk

with Jesus,

let us tell him all about

our troubles,

he will hear our faintest cry,

and he will answer by and by;

now when you feel

a little prayer wheel turning,

and you know a little fire is burning,

you will find a little talk with Jesus

makes it right,

makes it right

 

Sometimes my path seems drear,

without a ray of cheer,

and then a cloud of doubt may hide

the light of day;

the mist of sin may rise

and hide the starry skies,

but just a little talk with Jesus

clears the way.

 

Now let us have a little talk

with Jesus,

let us tell him all about

our troubles,

he will hear our faintest cry,

and he will answer by and by;

now when you feel

a little prayer wheel turning,

and you know a little fire is burning,

you will find a little talk with Jesus

makes it right,

makes it right

 

I may have doubts and fears,

my eyes be filled with tears,

but Jesus is a friend

who watches day and night;

I go to him in prayer,

he knows my every care,

and just a little talk with Jesus

makes it right.

 

Now let us have a little talk

with Jesus,

let us tell him all about

our troubles,

he will hear our faintest cry,

and he will answer by and by;

now when you feel

a little prayer wheel turning,

and you know a little fire is burning,

you will find a little talk with Jesus

makes it right,

makes it right

 

Benediction

 

 
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