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Welcome to Worship 

Sunday after Pentecost 

10:00 AM Service June 16, 2024 


Welcome and Announcements 

Ringing of the Bell 

Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God, the God of manna, the God of miracles, 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 #853 “When Morning Gilds the Skies” 


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 

L: Let us pray. 

C: O God, you are the tree of life, offering shelter to all the world. Graft us into yourself and nurture our growth, that we may bear your truth and love to those in need, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen. 


First Reading: Ezekiel 17: 22—24 Pg. 1308 

Tree imagery is used in a messianic prophecy to tell how the Lord will choose someone from Judah’s royal family (the cedar tree) to reign over all creation. This tree will be planted on Mount Zion, the location of the holy temple. 

Thus says the Lord God: I myself will take a sprig from the lofty top of a cedar; I will set it out. I will break off a tender one from the topmost of its young twigs; I myself will plant it on a high and lofty mountain. On the mountain height of Israel I will plant it, in order that it may pro-duce boughs and bear fruit, and become a noble cedar. Under it every kind of bird will live; in the shade of its branches will nest winged creatures of every kind. All the trees of the field shall know that I am the Lord. I bring low the high tree, I make high the low tree; I dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish. I the Lord have spoken; I will accomplish it. 

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

Psalm: Psalm 41: 1—4, 12—15 Pg. 931 


PS 92:1 It is a good thing to give thanks | to the Lord, to sing praise to your 

name, O Most High; 

PS 92:2 to herald your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night; 


PS 92:3 to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp. 

PS 92:4 For you make me glad by your deeds, O LORD; I sing for joy at the 

works of your hands. 


PS 92:12 The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, and shall spread abroad 

like a cedar of Lebanon. 

PS 92:13 Those who are planted in the house of the LORD, shall flourish in 

the courts of our God. 


PS 92:14 They shall still bear fruit in old age, they shall be green and 


PS 92:15 that they may show how upright the Lord is, my rock, in whom there 

is no injustice. 


Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 5: 6—10, 14—17 Pg. 1798 

Paul encourages believers to live by faith and not by sight. We do not consider Jesus from a human perspective but through the eyes of faith, believing he died for all and was raised. All who are in Christ are now in God’s new creation. 

So we are always confident; even though we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we do have confidence, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him. For all of us must appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each may receive recompense for what has been done in the body, whether good or evil. Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we try to persuade others; but we ourselves are well known to God, and I hope that we are also well known to your consciences. We are not commending ourselves to you again, but giving you an opportunity to boast about us, so that you may be able to answer those who boast in outward appearance and not in the heart. For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. For the love of Christ urges us on, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died. And he died for all, so that those who live might live no longer for themselves, but for him who died and was raised for them. 

From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him no longer in that way. So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! 

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

Children’s Sermon Pastor Chris Steubing 

Gospel Acclamation 

The Gospel according to Mark, the fourth chapter. 

(After the Gospel is announced, we sing) 

Gospel Mark 4: 26—34 Pg. 1558 

Jesus frequently uses parables to teach ordinary people as they are able to hear and understand. Images of sowing and growing show the vitality of God’s kingdom. 

[Jesus] said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head. But when the grain is ripe, at once he goes in with his sickle, because the harvest has come.” He also said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it? It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown up-on the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.” With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it; he did not speak to them except in parables, but he explained everything in private to his disciples. 

P: The Gospel of the Lord 

(After the reading of the Gospel, we sing) 

Sermon Pastor Chris Steubing 

Hymn # 824 “This Is My Father’s World” 

L: 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 #679 “For the Fruits of All Creation” 

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 #631 “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” 

Hymn #473 “Holy, Holy, Holy” 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. 



P: The blessing of God, who provides for us, feeds us, and journeys with us, be upon you now and forever.. 

Hymn #836 “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” 

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—Kathy Pearson 

Our Liturgist—Don Gillett 

Organist—Angela Lau 

Music Accompanist—Doris Menke 

Hand Bell Director—Wendy Kuenemann 

Pastor—Rev. Chris Steubing