Jul 22, 2018 - beasts their food, and to the young ravens that cry. His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man, but the ...
Peace Lutheran Church Ninth Sunday After Pentecost July 22, 2018 8:30 AM
PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH 8240 Blue Ridge Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri 64138 [email protected]
www.peacelutheranlcms.org Office: 816-353-3813 Fax: (844) 272-8926 Grow in Peace Child Care Center: (816) 353-3910
Pastor Dir. Child Care Music Director Secretary
David M. Rolf Carla Hamilton Luke Nicolay Deb Baldwin
(816) 730-8923 (816) 353-3910 (316)-655-9364 (816) 353-3813
PRAYER UPON ENTERING CHURCH
Father God, Your almighty power is balanced with Your tender compassion toward all of creation. It is because of Your abundant mercies that we are not consumed or utterly forsaken. You provide exceedingly more than the bare essentials for our earthly dwelling. Your abiding presence provides faithfulness, stability, and expectant hope for every challenge we face. Thank You for clothing us with dignity, providing us with salvation and for abiding with us day in and day out. Amen WHAT IS A CHRISTIAN While we might consider ourselves relatively good the fact is we are naturally opposed to God and His plan for our lives. This nature and the things we do because of this nature result in “sin.” But God loves us and has overcome sin for us. He did this by sending His Son, Jesus, to bridge the gap created by sin. Now we are no longer separated from God because Jesus has brought us back together: “God was in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their sins against them.” (II Corinthians 5: 19) The one who believes this is a Christian. REGARDING HOLY COMMUNION. Members of sister Lutheran congregations are, of course, invited to join us at the Lord's Table. Others are requested to consult with the Pastor before communing with us the first time. In this way you will help us be responsible in our administration of the Sacrament – and you, in turn, will be blessed as you commune with us. NOTE: In the center of each communion tray are a few glasses with non-alcohol wine for those who are on alcohol restrictive medications or wish to abstain from alcohol for personal reasons.
The Mission of Peace Lutheran Church is to equip and encourage Christ’s followers to grow in faith, share their faith and live out their faith.
The Ninth Sunday After Pentecost Divine Service Setting Four, page 203 July 22, 2018 Prelude Welcome, Announcements and Opening Prayer Opening Hymn
LSB 797 “Praise the Almighty”
Praise the Almighty, my soul, adore Him! Yes, I will laud Him until death; With songs and anthems I come before Him As long as He allows me breath. From Him my life and all things came; Bless, O my soul, His holy name. Alleluia, alleluia!
Trust not in rulers; they are but mortal; Earthborn they are and soon decay. Vain are their counsels at life’s last portal, When the dark grave engulfs its prey. Since mortals can no help afford, Place all your trust in Christ, our Lord. Alleluia, alleluia!
Blessèd, oh, blessèd are they forever Whose help is from the Lord Most High, Whom from salvation can nothing sever, And who in hope to Christ draw nigh. To all who trust in Him, our Lord Will aid and counsel now afford. Alleluia, alleluia!
Penitent sinners, for mercy crying, Pardon and peace from Him obtain; Ever the wants of the poor supplying, Their faithful God He will remain. He helps His children in distress, The widows and the fatherless. Alleluia, alleluia!
Praise, all you people, the name so holy Of Him who does such wondrous things! All that has being, to praise Him solely, With happy heart its amen sings. Children of God, with angel host Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost! Alleluia, alleluia!
In the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
If You, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with You there is forgiveness; therefore You are feared.
Since we are gathered to hear God’s Word, call upon Him in prayer and praise, let us first consider our unworthiness and confess before God and one another that we have sinned in thought, word, and deed, and that we cannot free ourselves from our
sinful condition. Together as His people let us take refuge in the infinite mercy of God, our heavenly Father, seeking His grace for the sake of Christ, and saying: God, be merciful to me, a sinner. Almighty God, have mercy upon us, forgive us our sins, and lead us to everlasting life. Amen. Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
T Service of the Word T Introit P
Psalm 147:7-11; Antiphon Psalm145:16
You open your hand; you satisfy the desire of every living thing. Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make melody to our God on the lyre! He covers the heavens with clouds; he prepares rain for the earth; he makes grass grow on the hills. He gives to the beasts their food, and to the young ravens that cry. His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man, but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.
You open your hand; you satisfy the desire of every living thing.
Gloria in Excelsis
Salutation and Collect of the Day P C
The Lord be with you. And also with you.
Let us pray. Heavenly Father, though we do not deserve Your goodness, still You provide for all our needs of body and soul. Grant us Your Holy Spirit that we may acknowledge Your gifts, give thanks for all Your benefits, and serve You in willing obedience; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Old Testament Reading 1“Woe
to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!” declares the LORD. 2Therefore thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who care for my people: “You have scattered my flock and have driven them away, and you have not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for your evil deeds, declares the LORD. 3Then I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them, and I will bring them back to their fold, and they shall be fruitful and multiply. 4I will set shepherds over them who will care for them, and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall any be missing, declares the LORD. 5“Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice
and righteousness in the land. 6In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. And this is the name by which he will be called: ‘The LORD is our righteousness.’ P This is the Word of the Lord. C Thanks be to God.
Remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands— 12remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility 15by abolishing the law of commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, 16and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. 17And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. 18For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. 19So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, 21in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. 22In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit. 11
This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
Holy Gospel P C
The Holy Gospel according to St. Mark, the sixth chapter. Glory to You, O Lord.
apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught. 31And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32And they went away in the boat to a desolate place by themselves. 33Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they ran there on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them. 34When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things. 35And when it grew late, his disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the hour is now late. 36Send them away to go into the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat.” 37But he answered them, “You give them something to eat.” And they said to him, “Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread and give it to them to eat?” 38And he said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.” And when they had found out, they said, “Five, and two fish.” 39Then he commanded them all to sit down in groups on the green grass. 40So they sat down in groups, by hundreds and by fifties. 41And taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven and said a blessing and broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples to set before the people. And he divided the two fish among them all. 42And they all ate and were satisfied. 43And they took up twelve baskets full of broken pieces and of the fish. 44And those who ate the loaves were five thousand men. P C
This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to You, O Christ.
Apostles' Creed C
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life T everlasting. Amen.
Hymn of the Day 1
LSB 709 “The King of Love”
The King of love my shepherd is, Whose goodness faileth never; I nothing lack if I am His And He is mine forever.
Where streams of living water flow, My ransomed soul He leadeth And, where the verdant pastures grow, With food celestial feedeth.
Perverse and foolish oft I strayed, But yet in love He sought me And on His shoulder gently laid And home rejoicing brought me.
In death’s dark vale I fear no ill With Thee, dear Lord, beside me, Thy rod and staff my comfort still, Thy cross before to guide me.
Thou spreadst a table in my sight; Thine unction grace bestoweth; And, oh, what transport of delight From Thy pure chalice floweth!
And so through all the length of days Thy goodness faileth never; Good Shepherd, may I sing Thy praise Within Thy house forever!
"Abundant Blessings" Mark 6:30-44
Prayer of the Church P
Let us pray to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, for through Christ we have access to Him in the Holy Spirit.
…. Lord, in Your mercy, Hear our prayer.
Into Your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in Your mercy, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Lord's Prayer C
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven; give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.
Benedicamus and Benediction P C
Let us bless the Lord. Thanks be to God.
The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face shine on you. And be gracious to you. The Lord look upon you with favor and T give you peace. Amen.
LSB 644 “The Church’s One Foundation”
The Church’s one foundation Is Jesus Christ, her Lord; She is His new creation By water and the Word. From heav’n He came and sought her To be His holy bride; With His own blood He bought her, And for her life He died.
Elect from ev’ry nation, Yet one o’er all the earth; Her charter of salvation: One Lord, one faith, one birth. One holy name she blesses, Partakes one holy food, And to one hope she presses With ev’ry grace endued.
Though with a scornful wonder The world sees her oppressed, By schisms rent asunder, By heresies distressed, Yet saints their watch are keeping; Their cry goes up, “How long?” And soon the night of weeping Shall be the morn of song.
Through toil and tribulation And tumult of her war She waits the consummation Of peace forevermore Till with the vision glorious Her longing eyes are blest, And the great Church victorious Shall be the Church at rest.
Yet she on earth has union With God, the Three in One, And mystic sweet communion With those whose rest is won. O blessèd heav’nly chorus! Lord, save us by Your grace That we, like saints before us, May see You face to face.
Acknowledgments Divine Service, Setting Two from Lutheran Service Book © 2006 Concordia Publishing House. Reprinted with permission. Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by Permission. All rights reserved. Created by Lutheran Service Builder ©
THIS WEEK AT PEACE TODAY
THE NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
TRADITIONAL SERVICE SUNDAY SCHOOL CONTEMPORARY SERVICE
VBS DECORATING MONDAY 07/23
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL SEWING BEE (CANCELLED) KNIT/CROCHET VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL ELDER’S MEETING (CANCELLED)
8:30 AM 9:45 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 9:00 AM
10:00 AM 9:00 AM
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL BIBLE STUDY
9:00 AM 6:30 PM
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL PRAISE TEAM
9:00 AM 6:30 PM
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
THE TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
TRADITIONAL SERVICE SUNDAY SCHOOL CONTEMPORARY SERVICE WOMEN/MEN’S CLUB MISSION SUNDAY
8:30 AM 9:45 AM 11:00 AM 6:00 PM
EXPRESSIONS OF OUR LOVE TO GOD LAST WEEK IN WORSHIP
8:30 AM 69
11:00 AM 57
WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY 15
SUNDAY ADULT BIBLE STUDY 32
SUNDAY SCHOOL 7
TOTAL 126 THURS AM BIBLE STUDY
OFFERINGS TO BUDGET TO 7/15/18 IN OFFERINGS DATE DATE $5,677.00 $161,301.68 $172,420.64 GENERAL FUND TOTAL $5,677.00; FLOWER FUND $50.00; CHILD CARE $280.00; FACILITIES CONTINGENCY $450.00; MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY $50.00; PARK MEADOWS SIGN RENT $250.00.
THOSE SERVING TODAY
USHERS GREETERS COUNTERS ALTAR GUILD ALTAR CARE FLOWERS MUSIC
8:30 AM 11:00 AM GARY THURNAU RON JOHNSON DAVE LOESCH REED MCCUBBIN MIKE BENAVIDES ED SEUTTER JIM/DARSA CLAY ROBERT BROWN DENNIS RAPP DENNIS/CAROL HEAD JEFF/LINDA GARDNER ENKE/HONEYCUTT GARY/WANDA MAE WALTER THURNAU MAE WALTER THE FLOWERS HAVE BEEN GIVEN BY ERNA PHILIPS & STEPHANIE FREIBURG IN LOVING MEMORY OF JACK & CRAIG PHILLIPS.
OUR THEME FOR MISSION SUNDAY IS: “CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE” MISSION SUNDAY IS JULY 29TH. WE HAVE A TABLE SET UP TO COLLECT ITEMS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR CHILDREN AGES 0-12. SCHOOL SUPPLIES INCLUDE PENCILS, LINED PAPER, PENS, COLORED PENCILS, RULERS, TISSUE BOXES, ETC. FOR INFANTS TO TODDLERS, WE NEED UNSCENTED BABY WIPES, TISSUES, CRAYONS, WASHABLE MARKERS, WASHABLE GLUE, ALL COLORS FINGER-PAINT, ETC. THE DONATIONS WILL BE GOING TO THE GROW IN PEACE, R.E.A.P. AND NEWHOUSE.
WOMEN’S CLUB & MEN’S CLUB – JULY 29 OUR NEXT WOMEN’S CLUB AND MEN’S CLUB WILL BE COMBINED. THAT MEANS ALL THE WOMEN AND MEN OF PEACE ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THIS FUN, FELLOWSHIP TIME. WE WILL WATCH A VIDEO OF THE CHRISTIAN COMEDIAN, TIM HAWKINS, “I’M NO ROCKSTAR.” SUNDAY, JULY 29 @ 6:00PM FELLOWSHIP HALL AT PEACE HOT DOGS, CHIPS AND POPCORN WILL BE PROVIDED. (IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BRING ADDITIONAL SNACKS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DO SO) CHILDCARE WILL BE PROVIDED IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, CONTACT CINDY ROLF AT 314-598-3360
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL IS THIS WEEK. JULY 23RD-27TH! IF YOUR PRESCHOOL-5TH GRADER PLANS ON ATTENDING, PLEASE FILL OUT A REGISTRATION FORM THAT CAN BE FOUND IN THE NARTHEX. RETURN THAT FORM TO TAYLOR. WE ARE EXCITED TO SPEND A WEEK LEARNING ABOUT THE VICTORY THAT JESUS HAS WON FOR US!
WE WILL BE MEETING AFTER 11:00 SERVICE TO DECORATE. ANYONE CAN HELP, COME JOIN US! ELDER’S MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED FOR JULY. THE NEXT ELDERS’ MEETING IS AUGUST 28TH.
RAYTOWN EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (R.E.A.P.) SUNDAY IS AUGUST 12TH. CAN
YOU HELP BY DONATING SANDWICH CONDIMENTS? SUGGESTIONS: CATSUP, MUSTARD, MAYONNAISE, PEANUT BUTTER, JELLY, CHEESE WHIZ. THANK YOU FOR HELPING OUR RAYTOWN NEIGHBORS.
THE SEWING BEE IS MEETING EVERY MONDAY IN AUGUST. THE LADIES MEET IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL ABOUT 9:30 AM. BRING A SACK LUNCH AND STAY INTO THE AFTERNOON. BY MID-JULY WE HAD COMPLETED 85 QUILTS. REMEMBER
TO SAVE YOUR CANCELLED COMMEMORATIVE STAMPS AND FOREIGN STAMPS. ALSO SAVE SOAP AND OTHER SAMPLES FROM MOTELS. AND DON’T FORGET TO SAVE YOUR BEST CHOICE UPC’S, AND “BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION”. CONTAINERS FOR THESE ARE ON THE SHELF IN THE NARTHEX.
SUNDAY BIBLE STUDY – 9:45 AM STUDY OF THE BOOK OF ACTS. THE BOOK OF ACTS IS A FASCINATING ACCOUNT OF THE EARLY DISCIPLES AS THEY FORMED THE EARLY CHURCH AND SPREAD THE GOOD NEWS OF JESUS. LUKE—A DOCTOR WHO TRAVELED ALONG ON SOME OF THESE ADVENTURES—TELLS THE STORY IN AN INTERESTING, ACCURATE AND RELIABLE WAY.
WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY – 6:30 PM STUDY OF THE BOOK OF ECCLESIASTES. THE
BOOK IS A MUSING BY A
OF JERUSALEM AS HE RELATES HIS
EXPERIENCES AND DRAWS LESSONS FROM THEM, OFTEN SELF-CRITICAL.
THE AUTHOR, INTRODUCING HIMSELF AS THE SON OF DAVID, DISCUSSES THE MEANING OF LIFE AND THE BEST WAY TO LIVE. HE PROCLAIMS ALL THE ACTIONS OF MAN TO BE INHERENTLY HEVEL, MEANING "VAIN" OR "FUTILE", ("MERE BREATH"), AS BOTH WISE AND FOOLISH END IN DEATH. BOOK CLEARLY ENDORSES WISDOM AS A MEANS FOR A WELL-LIVED EARTHLY LIFE. THE BOOK CONCLUDES WITH THE INJUNCTION: "FEAR GOD, AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS; FOR THAT IS THE WHOLE DUTY OF EVERYONE"(12:13). ECCLESIASTES HAS HAD A DEEP INFLUENCE ON WESTERN LITERATURE. IT CONTAINS SEVERAL PHRASES THAT HAVE RESONATED IN BRITISH AND AMERICAN CULTURE, AND WAS QUOTED BY ABRAHAM LINCOLN ADDRESSING CONGRESS IN 1862. AMERICAN NOVELIST THOMAS WOLFE WROTE: "OF ALL I HAVE EVER SEEN OR LEARNED, THAT BOOK SEEMS TO ME THE NOBLEST, THE WISEST, AND THE MOST POWERFUL EXPRESSION OF MAN'S LIFE UPON THIS EARTH—AND ALSO THE HIGHEST FLOWER OF POETRY, ELOQUENCE, AND TRUTH. I AM NOT GIVEN TO DOGMATIC JUDGMENTS IN THE MATTER OF LITERARY CREATION, BUT IF I HAD TO MAKE ONE I COULD SAY THAT ECCLESIASTES IS THE GREATEST SINGLE PIECE OF WRITING I HAVE EVER KNOWN, AND THE WISDOM EXPRESSED IN IT THE MOST LASTING AND PROFOUND."
Growing in Wisdom and in Grace at GIP...
God told His prophet Jonah, “Go tell the people of Nineveh to be sorry about their sins.” Instead of doing as God asked, Jonah decided to run away and hide from God on a large ship. But God knows all things, and He knew where Jonah was hiding. A big storm came up and threw Jonah into the sea. God sent a big fish to swallow Jonah. For three days and three nights Jonah sat inside that big fish. Jonah prayed, “I am sorry God. I didn’t obey You, God.” God still loved Jonah and forgave him for disobeying. God told the big fish to spit Jonah out on dry land. Jonah went and told the people to repent from their sins. The people listened. They repented. They prayed, “Dear God. We are sorry! Please forgive our sins!” God heard their prayers and forgave them. God cares about all people. That is why He sent His Son, Jesus, to be the Savior of the world! “While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 Activities: Fins, Tails and Scales – Fine Motor Skills An ocean of praise – Large Muscle skills Ocean life – Art project Jonah and the big fish – Story time
PRAYERS OF PEACE PRAYER CHAIN: PEACE PRAYER CHAIN MEMBERS TAKE THE PRAYER NEEDS OF FRIENDS AND MEMBERS OF PEACE TO THE LORD IN TIMES OF NEED. IF YOU HAVE A NEED FOR PRAYER, PLEASE CALL THE CHURCH OFFICE (353-3813) ANY WEEK DAY OR SHEILA DALEN (585-7715) ANY TIME TO BE INCLUDED IN THE PRAYERS FOR THAT DAY, OR YOU MAY SUBMIT PRAYER REQUESTS THROUGH OUR WEBSITE AT: WWW.PEACELUTHERANLCMS.ORG
FOR OUR HOMEBOUND MEMBERS: “BE ALERT AND ALWAYS KEEP ON PRAYING FOR ALL THE SAINTS.”
J. D. SMITH JOANN CRAWFORD MARCELLA ELLISON IONA RALLS ED SCHNITKER JEAN TIEMAN PEGGY HOEPPNER JEAN FANNING VIRGIL THORP
EPHESIANS 6: 18
PHYLLIS THORP AL KUEGELE MARY TANCK ELVERA BAILEY RUTH WURDEMAN JOE MAJOR BETTY HALLING BONNIE HANEY MAXINE COOK ETHEL SCHMID
PRAYERS SUGGESTIONS: FOR THOSE ILL AND RECOVERING: “PRAY FOR EACH OTHER THAT YOU MAY BE HEALED. THE PRAYER OF A RIGHTEOUS MAN IS POWERFUL AND EFFECTIVE” JAMES 5:16
LAURA TUREK CONNIE GARDNER BARBARA TAYLOR CAREY WEINEL BERT RUNGE LAURIE HANSEN JEAN ROBERTS REV. SCOTT LEMMERMANN
INA HUTH JACKIE BRITT NORMA WHITAKER MAE WALTER PHYLLIS JOHNSON SHIRLEY SMITH A.J. ZEARLEY BILL WILSON DELORES RICE
MICHAEL STANSBERRY BRODY EWART BRANDON SEUTTER KAYLA SCHULTE JEREMIAH OKPEWHO
FOR PEACE AND COMFORT:
FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF ERNIE JARVIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF RICHARD PAYNE
FOR THOSE ACTIVE IN THE MILITARY:
ROBERT BAKER JOSH KRAHENBUHL TYLER KRAHENBUHL JASON SCRIVENER JOSHUA HINRICHS