Order of Worship for August 30, 2020
Prelude: ELW 808, “Lord Jesus You Shall Be My Song.” (“Jesus, je voudrais te chanter”) Pam Edwards, vocalist.
Confession and Forgiveness
Opening Hymn: ELW 710, “Let Streams of Living Justice,” all 3 verses. Brittany & Miriam Anderson, vocalists. Pam Edwards, pipe organ.
Prayer of the Day: Tim Anderson
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: Tim Anderson
First Reading Jeremiah 15:15-21
15 O Lord, you know; remember me and visit me, and bring down retribution for me on my persecutors. In your forbearance do not take me away; know that on your account I suffer insult. 16 Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart; for I am called by your name, O Lord, God of hosts. 17 I did not sit in the company of merrymakers, nor did I rejoice; under the weight of your hand I sat alone, for you had filled me with indignation. 18 Why is my pain unceasing, my wound incurable, refusing to be healed? Truly, you are to me like a deceitful brook, like waters that fail. 19 Therefore thus says the Lord: If you turn back, I will take you back, and you shall stand before me. If you utter what is precious, and not what is worthless, you shall serve as my mouth. It is they who will turn to you, not you who will turn to them. 20 And I will make you to this people a fortified wall of bronze; they will fight against you, but they shall not prevail over you, for I am with you to save you and deliver you, says the Lord. 21 I will deliver you out of the hand of the wicked, and redeem you from the grasp of the ruthless.
Second Reading Romans 12:9-21
9 Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; 10 love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. 11 Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers. 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. 16 Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly; do not claim to be wiser than you are. 17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. 18 If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. 19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave room for the wrath of God; for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” 20 No, “if your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them something to drink; for by doing this you will heap burning coals on their heads.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
21 From that time on, Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and undergo great suffering at the hands of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. 22 And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, “God forbid it, Lord! This must never happen to you.” 23 But he turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; for you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.” 24 Then Jesus told his disciples, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 25 For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it. 26 For what will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life? Or what will they give in return for their life? 27 “For the Son of Man is to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay everyone for what has been done. 28 Truly I tell you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”
Sermon: Pastor Chris Lee
Hymn of the Day: ELW 667, “Take Up Your Cross, the Savior Said,” all 4 verses. Brittany & Miriam Anderson, vocalists. Pam Edwards, piano.
Prayers: Tim Anderson
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.
In addition to those in our prayers above, please also pray for two others.
Louise Larson, currently hospitalized after a fall. She is mending well and hopes to return home soon.
Lauren Bloomquist, in Iowa City for emergency surgery.
The Lord’s Prayer
Sending Hymn: ELW 798, “Will You Come and Follow Me,” verses 1, 4, 5. Brittany & Miriam Anderson, vocalists. Pam Edwards, piano. Kristin Stambaugh, violin.
Image credits: Get Behind Me, en.wikipedia.org Schnorr_von_Carolsfeld_Bibel_in_Bildern_1 and Parish House window photo, Therese Guise.
“Lord Jesus You Shall Be My Song.” (“Jesus, je voudrais te chanter”). Text: Les Petites Soeurs de Jesus and L’Arche Community; tr. Stephen Somerville, b. 1931. Music: Les Petites Soeurs de Jesus and L’Arche Community. Text and music copyright Les Petites Soeurs de Jesus. Tr. copyright 1970 Stephen Somerville. All rights reserved. Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-704843.
“Let Streams of Living Justice.” Text: William Whitla, b. 1934. Music: Gustav Holst, 1874 – 1934. Text copyright 1989 William Whitla. All rights reserved. Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-704843.
“Take Up Your Cross, the Savior Said.” Text: Charles W. Everest, 1814 – 1877, alt. Music: W. Hauser, Hesperian Harp, 1848; arr. hymnal version. Arr. copyright 2006 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-704843.
“Will You Come and Follow Me” (“The Summons”). Text: John L. Bell, b. 1949. Music: Scottish traditional. Text copyright 1987 Iona Community, admin. GIA Publications, Inc.. All rights reserved. Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-704843.
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