Order of Worship for August 23, 2020
Prelude: ELW 583- “Take My Life, That I May Be,” Pam Edwards & Miriam Anderson, vocalists. Pam Edwards, pianist.
Confession and Forgiveness
Opening Hymn: ELW 576- “We All Are One in Mission,”- all 3 verses. Miriam Anderson, vocalist. Pam Edwards, pipe organ.
Prayer of the Day: Mike McCalester
God of all peoples, your arms reach out to embrace all those who call upon you. Teach us as disciples of your Son to love the world with compassion and constancy, that your name may be known throughout the earth, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Readings: Mike McCalester
1 Listen to me, you that pursue righteousness, you that seek the Lord. Look to the rock from which you were hewn, and to the quarry from which you were dug. 2 Look to Abraham your father and to Sarah who bore you; for he was but one when I called him, but I blessed him and made him many. 3 For the Lord will comfort Zion; he will comfort all her waste places, and will make her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the voice of song. 4 Listen to me, my people, and give heed to me, my nation; for a teaching will go out from me, and my justice for a light to the peoples. 5 I will bring near my deliverance swiftly, my salvation has gone out and my arms will rule the peoples; the coastlands wait for me, and for my arm they hope. 6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look at the earth beneath; for the heavens will vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment, and those who live on it will die like gnats; but my salvation will be forever, and my deliverance will never be ended.
1 I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; 2 I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness; for you have exalted your name and your word above everything. 3 On the day I called, you answered me, you increased my strength of soul. 4 All the kings of the earth shall praise you, O Lord, for they have heard the words of your mouth. 5 They shall sing of the ways of the Lord, for great is the glory of the Lord. 6 For though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly; but the haughty he perceives from far away. 7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve me against the wrath of my enemies; you stretch out your hand, and your right hand delivers me. 8 The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.
1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect. 3 For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. 4 For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, 5 so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. 6 We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us: prophecy, in proportion to faith; 7 ministry, in ministering; the teacher, in teaching; 8 the exhorter, in exhortation; the giver, in generosity; the leader, in diligence; the compassionate, in cheerfulness.
13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” 17 And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father in heaven. 18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” 20 Then he sternly ordered the disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.
Sermon: Pastor Chris Lee
Hymn of the Day: ELW 652- “Built on a Rock,” verses 1 – 4. Miriam Anderson, vocalist. Pam Edwards, pipe organ.
Prayers: Mike McCalester
Confident of your care and helped by the Holy Spirit, we pray for the church, the world, and all who are in need.
Lord our rock, you are our foundation in Jesus Christ, your Son, whom we confess as the living God. Prepare your church for its mission in bearing witness to Christ, both here at home and throughout the world. Lord, in your mercy,
hear our prayer.
You call forth praises from the far reaches of the universe to the smallest of creatures. Join our songs to theirs, that a spirit of praise and thanksgiving will arouse us to cherish this wondrous home you give us. Lord, in your mercy,
hear our prayer.
All the kings of the earth shall praise you, O Lord. Direct the leaders of countries, legislators and magistrates, mayors and councils, to walk in your ways. Help leaders regard those in need with mercy and fulfill your loving purposes in the governance of peoples. Lord, in your mercy,
hear our prayer.
Though we walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve us, deliver us, and fulfill your purpose for us. According to your steadfast love, grant healing and wholeness to those who are bereaved, in trouble or adversity, or sick and in need of care especially Werner Steinbeck, Dan Wolever, Grace Gustafson, Karen Bemowski, Herbert Neu, David Neu, and Jeanne LaRue. Lord, in your mercy,
hear our prayer.
You call us into this community, in which we, though many, are one in Christ. May we recognize in ourselves and in one another the unique gifts you have given us for the building up of the church for the sake of the world. Lord, in your mercy,
hear our prayer.
You are the everlasting Rock from which we were hewn, and you restore your people to joy and gladness. In blessed memory and hope, we thank you for the lives of our beloved dead. Bring us with them to our heavenly home. Lord, in your mercy,
hear our prayer.
In the certain hope that nothing can separate us from your love, we offer these prayers to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The Lord’s Prayer
Sending Hymn: ELW 791: “We Sing to You, O God,” all 4 verses. Brittany Anderson & Miriam Anderson, vocalists. Pam Edwards, pianist.
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“Take My Life, That I May Be.” (“Toma, oh Dios, mi voluntad.”) Text: Frances R. Havergal, 1836 – 1879, adapt; Spanish text: Vicente Mendoza, 1875 – 1955. Music: William Dexheimer Pharris, b. 1956; arr. Mark Sedio, b. 1954. Music: copyright 1999 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-704843.
“We All Are One in Mission.” Text: Rusty Edwards, b. 1955. Music: Finnish folk tune; arr. hymnal version. Text copyright 1986 Hope Publishing Company. Arr. 2006 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-704843.
“Built on a Rock.” Text: Nikolai F. S. Grundtvig, 1783 – 1872; tr. Carl Doving, 1867 – 1937, adapt. Music: Ludvig M. Lindeman, 1812 – 1887. Text copyright 1958 Service Book and Hymnal, admin. Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-704843.
“We Sing to You, O God.” Text: Gracia Grindal, b. 1943. Music: John Ireland, 1879 – 1962. Text copyright 1993 Selah Publishing Co., Inc.. Music copyright 1924 John Ireland, admin. The John Ireland Trust. All rights reserved. Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-704843.
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