Welcome to Worship
Time after Pentecost
10:00 AM Service July 9, 2023
Welcome and Announcements
Ringing of the Bell
Confession and Forgiveness
L: Blessed be the holy Trinity, +one God, who greets us in this and every season, whose word never fails, whose promise is sure.
L: Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of our neighbors.
(Silence is kept for reflection)
L: Merciful God,
C: we confess that we have sinned. We have hurt our community. We have squandered your blessings. We have hoarded your bounty. In the name of Jesus, forgive us and grant us your mercy.
(Silence is kept for reflection.)
L: Righteous God,
C: We confess that we have sinned. We have failed to be honest. We have lacked the courage to speak. We have spoken falsely. In the name of Jesus, forgive us and grant us your mercy.
(Silence is kept for reflection.)
L: God is a cup of cold water when we thirst. God offers boundless grace when we fail. Claim the gift of God’s mercy: you are freed and forgiven in the name of + Jesus Christ.
Hymn #434 “Jesus Shall Reign”
L: The grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.
C: And also with you.
Glory to God in the hightest...
L: Let us pray:
All: You are great, O God, and greatly to be praised. You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you. Grant that we may believe in you, call upon you, know you, and serve you, through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
First Reading Zechariah 9: 9—12 Pg. 1480
R: Word of God, Word of life. C: Thanks be to God.
Psalm Psalm 145 : 8—14 Pg. 979
PS 145:8 The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in
PS 145:9 The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.
PS 145:10 All you have made will praise you, O LORD; your saints will extol
PS 145:11 They will tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might,
PS 145:12 so that all men may know of your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
PS 145:13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures
through all generations. The LORD is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made.
PS 145:14 The LORD upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.
Second Reading: Romans 7: 15—25 Pg. 1756
R: Word of God. Word of life. C: Thanks be to God.
(Please rise for the Gospel)
After the Gospel is announced, we sing
The Gospel according to Matthew, the eleventh chapter.
Gospel Reading Matthew 11: 16—19, 25—30 Pg. 1513
(After the reading of the Gospel, we sing)
(Please be seated)
Sermon Pastor Kris Franke Hill
Hymn # 770 “Give Me Jesus”
P: With the whole church, let us confess our faith:
All: I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s 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 to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
He is seated at the right hand of the Father,
And He will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen
L: . . .God in your mercy, C: Hear our prayer.
Sharing of the Peace
L: The peace of Christ be with you always.
C: And also with you!
L: Let us share Christ’s peace with one another.
Offering Hymn #686 “We Give Thee but Thine Own”
(As the last verse is sung, please stand as the offering is brought forward.)
L: Let us pray.
All: God of field and forest, sea and sky, you are the giver of all good things, Sustain us with these gifts of your creation, and multiply your graciousness in us, that the world may be fed with your love, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer: (Sung)
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 debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen
P: The God of all, who raised Jesus from the dead, bless you by the power of the Holy Spirit to live in the new creation.
Hymn # 765 “Lord of All Hopefulness”
L: Go in peace. Share the harvest. C: Thanks be to God.
Our thanks to those who serve as our worship leaders today:
Transitional Pastor—Rev. Kristine Franke Hill
Our Reader—Kathy Lenhardt
Our Liturgist—Deacon Andrew More
Hand Bell Director—Wendy Kuenemann