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Sunday after Pentecost 

10:00 AM Service June 2, 2024 


Welcome and Announcements 

Ringing of the Bell 

Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God, the God of manna, the God of mir-acles, the God of mercy. 


Drawn to Christ and seeking God’s abundance, let us confess our sin. 

Silence is kept for reflection. 

God, our provider, help us. It is hard to believe there is enough to share. We question your ways when they differ from the ways of the world in which we live. We turn to our own understanding rather than trusting in you. We take offense at your teachings and your ways. Turn us again to you. Where else can we turn? Share with us the words of eternal life and feed us for life in the world. Amen. 

Beloved people of God: in Jesus, the manna from heaven, you are fed and nourished. By Jesus, the worker of miracles, there is always more than enough. Through Jesus, the bread of life, you are shown God’s mercy: you are forgiven and loved into abundant life. Amen. 

Hymn #770 “Give Me Jesus” 


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. 

Hymn of Praise 

This is the feast...

L: Let us pray. 

C: Almighty and ever-living God, throughout time you free the oppressed, heal the sick, and make whole all that you have made. Look with compassion on the world wounded by sin, and by your power restore us to wholeness of life, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen. 


First Reading: Deuteronomy 5: 12—15 Pg. 282 

This portion of the Ten Commandments instructs the Israelites to keep the sabbath. The Israelites are to rest, and they are to allow their slaves, their livestock, and the foreigners living among them to do the same. They were once slaves, and so they are to treat their own slaves justly. 

Observe the sabbath day and keep it holy, as the Lord your God com-manded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work. But the sev-enth day is a sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work—you, or your son or your daughter, or your male or female slave, or your ox or your donkey, or any of your livestock, or the resident alien in your towns, so that your male and female slave may rest as well as you. Remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God brought you out from there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm; therefore the Lord your God commanded you to keep the sabbath day. 

R: Word of God, Word of life. C: Thanks be to God. 

Psalm: Psalm 81: 1—10 Pg. 920 


Ps 81:1Sing with joy to God our strength and raise a loud shout to the God 

of Jacob. Ps. 812Raise a song and sound the timbrel, the merry harp, and the lyre. 


Ps. 81:3 Blow the ram’s horn at the new moon, and at the full moon, the day 

of our feast; Ps. 81:4 for this is a statute for Israel, a law of the God of Jacob. Ps. 81:5 God laid it as a solemn charge upon Joseph, going out over the land of Egypt, where I heard a voice I did not know: 


Ps. 81:6 “I eased your shoulder from the burden; your hands were set free 

from the grave-digger’s basket. Ps. 81:7 called on me in trouble, and I delivered you; I answered you from the 

secret place of thunder and tested you at the waters of Meribah. 


Ps. 81:9 There shall be no strange god among you; you shall not worship a 

foreign god. 

Ps. 81:10 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it. 


Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 4: 5—12 Pg. 1798 

When we carry out God’s ministry we do so not for our glory but for the sake of Jesus Christ whom we proclaim as Lord. The power for ministry comes from God, not us, so that we persevere no matter what, trusting in God’s power and promises at work through us. 

We do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. For it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to des-pair; 9persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our bodies.For while we live, we are always being given up to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may be made visible in our mortal flesh. So death is at work in us, but life in you. 

R: Word of God, Word of life. C: Thanks be to God. 

Gospel Acclamation 

The Gospel according to Mark, the second chapter. 

(After the Gospel is announced, we sing) 

Gospel Mark 2: 23—3: 6 Pg. 1555 

Jesus challenges the prevailing interpretation of what is lawful on the sabbath and tells his critics that the sabbath was made for humankind, not the other way around. Healing the man with the withered hand is work that can-not wait until the next day. 

One sabbath [Jesus] was going through the grainfields; and as they made their way his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the sabbath?” And he said to them, “Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need of food? He entered the house of God, when Abiathar was high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and he gave some to his companions.” Then he said to them, “The sabbath was made for human-kind, and not humankind for the sabbath; so the Son of Man is lord even of the sabbath.” 3:1Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there who had a with-ered hand. They watched him to see whether he would cure him on the sabbath, so that they might accuse him. And he said to the man who had the withered hand, “Come forward.” Then he said to them, “Is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the sabbath, to save life or to kill?” But they were silent. He looked around at them with anger; he was grieved at their hard-ness of heart and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was restored. The Pharisees went out and immediately conspired with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him. 

(After the reading of the Gospel, we sing) 

Sermon Rev. Kris Franke Hill 

Hymn # 336 “Lamb of God” 

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. 

The Prayers 

L:. . . .Merciful God 

C: Receive our prayer. 

The Peace 

L: The peace of Christ be with you always. 

C: And also with you. 

L: You may share the peace with one another. 


Offering Hymn #729 “The Church of Christ, in Every Age” vs. 1—3 


L: Let us pray, 

All: Jesus, Bread of life, you have set this table with your very self, and called us to the feast of plenty. Gather what has been sown among us, and strengthen us in this meal. Make us to be what we receive here, your body for the life of the world. Amen. 


P: It is indeed right, our duty and our joy, that we should at all times and in all places give thanks and praise. . . We praise your name and join their unending hymn: 


Eucharistic Prayer 

Holy, mighty, and merciful Lord, 

heaven and earth are full of your glory. 

In great love you sent to us Jesus, your Son, 

who reached out to heal the sick and suffering, 

who preached good news to the poor, 

and who, on the cross, opened his arms to all. 

In the night in which he was betrayed, 

our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks; 

broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying: 

Take and eat; this is my body, given for you. 

Do this for the remembrance of me. 

Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks, 

and gave it for all to drink, saying: 

This cup is the new covenant in my blood, 

shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin. 

Do this for the remembrance of me. 

Remembering, therefore, his death, resurrection, and ascension, 

we await his coming in glory. 

Pour out upon us the Spirit of your love, O Lord, 

and unite the wills of all who share this heavenly food, 

the body and blood of Jesus Christ, our Lord; 

to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, 

be all honor and glory, now and forever. 


P: Remember us in your kingdom and teach us to pray… 

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. 

Invitation to Communion 

P: Christ has set the table with more than enough for all. Come! 

Communion Distribution---All are welcome at the Lord’s table. The cups contain wine (red) or grape juice (white). Those who do not normally receive communion, are free to come forward for a blessing. 

Communion Hymns 

Hymn #483 “Here is Bread” 

Hymn #616 “Jesus Remember Me” Sing 3 times 


P: The body and blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ, strengthen you and keep you in his grace. 


Prayer after Communion 

P: Jesus, Bread of life, we have received from your table more than we could ever ask. As you have nourished us in this meal, now strengthen us to love the world with your own life. In your name we pray. Amen. 


Council President: A church community is constantly changing. Babies are born and baptized into the faith community, individuals and families join with us and sometimes move away, loved ones are called home to Jesus. It is important for us to recognize and mark well these times of passage - these endings and beginnings. Today we bid farewell and God-speed to Pastor Kris Hill who has served us as Transitional Pastor for the past fourteen months, as her time with us has now drawn to a close. 

Transitional Pastor: Thank you, people of St. Andrew, for the love, kind-ness, and support you have shown me these past months. Thank you for accepting my leadership and receiving me as pastor in your midst for this time of transition. I recall with joy the many things we have been able to accomplish together, and with sadness the things we did not do. I trust that God will continue to work in your midst as you embrace new leader-ship. 

Transitional Rep: We are thankful for the ministry you offered us in the time we shared. We accept that you now leave us to minister in other places. We bid you farewell, trusting that God goes with you on your journey. Your presence among us will not be forgotten. We are grateful for the time you have been with us. 

Transitional Rep: Do you, the people of St. Andrew, now release Pastor Kris Hill from the duties of Transitional Pastor? 

Congregation: We do. 

Call Chair: Do you, Pastor Kris Hill, release St. Andrew from turning to you and relying on you to serve them as Pastor? 

Transitional Pastor: I do 

Call Chair: Let us pray. O God of hope, whose love for us is trustworthy and true, we are grateful for the ways we have grown as a congregation during the season of tran-sition; you have used Pastor Kris Hill’s gifts for the furthering of your kingdom among us. In looking toward tomorrow, we trust your hand to guide us. Send Pastor Kris forward in your grace, by the power of your faithful Spirit. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen. 

Council President: Go now, Pastor Kris, with our blessing, surrounded by our love and led by the promises of God, the presence of Christ Jesus, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit. And all of God’s people said: Amen! 


Sung by the Choir. See your bulletin insert. 

Hymn #785 “When Peace Like a River” 

L: Go in peace. You are the body of Christ. 

Thanks be to God. 


Our thanks to those who serve as our worship leaders:: 

Our Reader— 

Our Liturgist—Claire Roberts 

Organist—Angela Lau 

Music Accompanist—Doris Menke 

Hand Bell Director—Wendy Kuenemann 

Transitional Pastor—Rev. Kristine Franke Hill