Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost Worship Bulletin

St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church

PENTECOST 11

08-21-2022      10:00AM Hybrid Worship

+ We Seek and Rejoice in the Spirit +

OPENING SONG:    “This Is the Day”                                                                  Brown #262

This is the day, this is the day, that the Lord has made, that the Lord has made.

We will rejoice, we will rejoice, and be glad in it, and be glad in it.

This is the day that the Lord has made;

We shall rejoice and be glad in it.

This is the day, this is the day, that the Lord has made.    [ repeat ]

THE OPENING RITE (with verses from Psalm 82) AND PRAYER OF THE DAY:      

L   Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me,

bless God’s holy name!

R    Bless the Lord, O my soul,

    and forget not all of God’s benefits!

L   The Lord forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases.

Don’t forget!

R    The Lord redeems your life from the grave

    and crowns you with steadfast love and mercy. Don’t forget!

L   The Lord satisfies your desires with good things and renews your youth like an eagle.

Don’t forget!

R       The Lord provides vindication for those who are falsely accused

    and brings justice to those who are oppressed. Don’t forget!

L   The Lord has made his ways and his works known to Moses,

and to the children of Israel, and now to us,

We should always remember, never forget!

R    The Lord is full of compassion and mercy,

slow to anger,

and abounding in steadfast love.

We should never forget!

L   Sisters and brothers, God loves each of you.

If you are truly sorry, God forgives you in the grace of our (+) Lord Jesus Christ.

If you truly want to change for the better, God will give you new life through Jesus.

This is God’s promise, this is God’s gift.

R    Let us pray.

O God, You sent your Son to bring healing and freedom, forgiveness and new life, then and now. On this Sabbath day, in this holy place, reach out with your gentle, saving love to all who suffer and all who are bent over…and also to all who are bound up by narrow judgment and religious indignation. Renew us and teach us, that we might be faithful in our living and fervent in our loving.  Amen.

+ We Rejoice in God’s Saving Word +

FIRST LESSON:   ISAIAH 58:9b-14  [People who claim to delight in God’s ways don’t always follow them.]       

58:9b If you remove the yoke from among you, the pointing of the finger, the speaking of evil,

58:10 if you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday.

58:11 The LORD will guide you continually, and satisfy your needs in parched places, and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters never fail.

58:12 Your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to live in.

58:13 If you refrain from trampling the sabbath, from pursuing your own interests on my holy day; if you call the sabbath a delight and the holy day of the LORD honorable; if you honor it, not going your own ways, serving your own interests, or pursuing your own affairs;

58:14 then you shall take delight in the LORD, and I will make you ride upon the heights of the earth; I will feed you with the heritage of your ancestor Jacob, for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.

SONG SELECTION       

SECOND LESSON:   HEBREWS 12:18-29   [Lose your terror before God, but never your respect and awe.]

12:18 You have not come to something that can be touched, a blazing fire, and darkness, and gloom, and a tempest,

12:19 and the sound of a trumpet, and a voice whose words made the hearers beg that not another word be spoken to them.

12:20 (For they could not endure the order that was given, “If even an animal touches the mountain, it shall be stoned to death.”

12:21 Indeed, so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, “I tremble with fear.”)

12:22 But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering,

12:23 and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,

12:24 and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.

12:25 See that you do not refuse the one who is speaking; for if they did not escape when they refused the one who warned them on earth, how much less will we escape if we reject the one who warns from heaven!

12:26 At that time his voice shook the earth; but now he has promised, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heaven.”

12:27 This phrase, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of what is shaken–that is, created things–so that what cannot be shaken may remain.

12:28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us give thanks, by which we offer to God an acceptable worship with reverence and awe;

12:29 for indeed our God is a consuming fire.

GOSPEL VERSE   

“Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me. Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.

Break me… melt me… mold me… fill me. Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.”

THE HOLY GOSPEL:   LUKE 13:10-17  [The living Word has power to soothe or to disturb.   But, either way, it is healing and new life.]

13:10 Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath.

13:11 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.

13:12 When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, “Woman, you are set free from your ailment.”

13:13 When he laid his hands on her, immediately she stood up straight and began praising God.

13:14 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.”

13:15 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?

13:16 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?”

13:17 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.

THE SERMON:        Sister Ramona Cecille Daily, a servant of the Good News of Jesus!

SONG RESPONSE:    “Glory, Glory, Hallelujah!                                  Brown #148

THE PRAYERS…  We pray for NEW LIFE in the Spirit and for the MISSION of the Church to the world!      

+ We Rejoice in God’s Nourishing Meal + 

OFFERING OF TITHES (10% giving) AND GIFTSAs we remember all of God’s benefits and blessings to us, may our hearts and our hands be opened to helping those in need, restoring our community and rebuilding our nation and world.

SONG SELECTION           

OFFERTORY SONG:  

There’s a sweet, sweet Spirit in this place, and I know that it’s the Spirit of the Lord.

There are sweet expressions on each face, and I know they feel the presence of the Lord.

SWEET HOLY SPIRIT, SWEET HEAVENLY DOVE,

STAY RIGHT HERE WITH US, FILLING US WITH YOUR LOVE.

AND FOR THESE BLESSINGS WE LIFT OUR HEARTS IN PRAISE;

WITHOUT A DOUBT WE’LL KNOW THAT WE HAVE BEEN REVIVED

WHEN WE SHALL LEAVE THIS PLACE!

There are blessings you cannot receive till you know God in his fullness and believe.  You’re the one to profit when you say, “I am going to walk with Jesus all the way!”

OFFERING PRAYER:         

Lord God, thank you for making a way out of no way in my life! During this summer may I dedicate my leisure and my work, my rest and my travel, my service and my spending, my health and my wealth, my worship and my witness to glorify You and to extend your Kingdom to others. Someone somewhere is in need of your Good News.  Amen.

THE PREFACE AND THE EUCHARISTIC WORDS:

        L   The Lord be with you.                            C   And also with you. 

        L   Lift up your hearts!                      C   We lift them up in love for God!

        L   Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.                      C   It is right to give God our thanks and praise.

        L   Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful…          C   … and set us on fire with your love! Alleluia!

THE EUCHARISTIC WORDS by the Celebrant, who recalls and re-enacts Jesus’ Holy Meal.

THE LORD’S PRAYER

COMMUNION AND BLESSINGSAll believers in Jesus Christ are welcome at the Lord’s Table! We will have “continuous distribution” with wafers and wine or grape juice. Praise the Lord for this community meal that renews our spirits, powers our faith, and reminds us of the future heavenly banquet that awaits us!

COMMUNION SONGS:          Brown #201         Brown #200   

 THE COMMUNION BLESSING by the Celebrant after all have communed.

 POST-COMMUNION PRAYER by the Communion Assistant.

+ We Rejoice in Our Mission +

THE BENEDICTION by the Pastor…We are sent forth to be and become the BODY OF CHRIST for the world!

CLOSING SONG:    “I’m So Glad, Jesus Lifted Me”                                                                                     Brown #191

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