Fourth Sunday After Pentecost Worship Order of Service | Father’s Day

St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church

PENTECOST 4   –    Coronavirus

FATHER’S DAY

06-20-2021      10:00AM Zoom Worship

THE OPENING RITE OF CONFESSION:          

L   Let us gather in the midst of all the hardships and troubles of life,

knowing  that we can never avoid or escape from all of life’s storms…

C    yet trusting in the concern and power of our saving God.

L   Now is the right time to meet the One we call Savior, Lord…

C    who is our calming presence, our sure defense!

L   If Jesus in in our boat…

C    we can turn to him for comfort and salvation…

L   If Jesus is in our boat…

C          even the wind and sea will obey him!

L   If Jesus is in our boat…

C    we can receive his calming peace.

L   If Jesus is in our boat…

C    we can reach the next shore!

L   If Jesus is in our boat…

C    the winds can rage all about us,

    the waves can crash against us,

    and all hell can seem to break out around us,

    BUT WE WILL NOT PANIC!

L   That’s because if Jesus is in our boat…

C    then we’re in the right boat! Hallelujah and Amen!

OPENING SONG:    “GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU”                                   Tan #137

PRAYER OF THE DAY:       

        O God of creation, God of might, God of tender love,

        You are able to quiet the storms to a whisper and to hush the waves that batter against us. 

        We ask you to bring peace to our hearts and to calm our fears in all of life’s terrible circumstances. 

       May we seek you and love you, trust you and follow you, serve you – always and Amen.

FIRST READING:   JOB 38:1-11   [When our suffering has no answer, we still have a God to bow before.]

38:1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind:

38:2 “Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?

38:3 Gird up your loins like a man, I will question you, and you shall declare to me.

38:4 “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding.

38:5 Who determined its measurements–surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it?

38:6 On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone

38:7 when the morning stars sang together and all the heavenly beings shouted for joy?

38:8 “Or who shut in the sea with doors when it burst out from the womb?–

38:9 when I made the clouds its garment, and thick darkness its swaddling band,

38:10 and prescribed bounds for it, and set bars and doors,

38:11 and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther, and here shall your proud waves be stopped’?

SONG SELECTION

SECOND READING:   2 CORINTHIANS 6:1-13  [Through it all, I’ve learned to trust in Jesus, to trust in God.]

6:1 As we work together with him, we urge you also not to accept the grace of God in vain.

6:2 For he says, “At an acceptable time I have listened to you, and on a day of salvation I have helped you.” See, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation!

6:3 We are putting no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry,

6:4 but as servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities,

6:5 beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger;

6:6 by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, holiness of spirit, genuine love,

6:7 truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left;

6:8 in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true;

6:9 as unknown, and yet are well known; as dying, and see–we are alive; as punished, and yet not killed;

6:10 as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

6:11 We have spoken frankly to you Corinthians; our heart is wide open to you.

6:12 There is no restriction in our affections, but only in yours.

6:13 In return–I speak as to children–open wide your hearts also.

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:   MARK 4:35-41    [“Peace! Be still!”]

4:35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.”

4:36 And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him.

4:37 A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped.

4:38 But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?”

4:39 He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm.

4:40 He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?”

4:41 And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”

THE SERMON:       Pastor Gwen or Pastor Neil

SONG SELECTION

A CREED OF FAITH:                    

    As long as I have breath in my body…
                I will seek to praise God.

    As long as I have a mind that is sound…
                I will try to walk in the love of Christ.

    Oh, deep down in the soul of my heart…
                I desire to surrender to the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

    Because I have been saved to serve…
                I will do my best to think right, say right, do right, and be right.

    Because I am serving to save others…
                I want to be real around others,

        to be a liberating presence in the lives of others,
                            to be a person for others,
                            walking in faith and sharing God’s grace
                            every hour, every day.     Amen to that!

OFFERINGMany of us, Saint Paul suggests, have learned to excel in endurance and patience, in holiness of spirit and genuine love – no matter what. Let us continue to excel in our generous giving to a generous God. 

OFFERING SONG:       “Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! O what a foretaste of glory divine!
                                        Heir of salvation, purchase of God, born of his Spirit, washed in his blood.

                THIS IS MY STORY, THIS IS MY SONG,        
PRAISING MY SAVIOR ALL THE DAY LONG!   [sing the chorus 2 times]

         We are God’s people, we are Christ’s Church, called by God’s Spirit into the world.
 We have God’s power from heaven above, we’ll share God’s justice, mercy and love!” 

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 travel, my service and 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 PRAYERS We pray for NEW LIFE in the Spirit and for the MISSION of the Church to the world!  

 THE LORD’S PRAYER

SONG SELECTION:        “IT IS WELL”                                                     Tan #377

THE BENEDICTION

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