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Bulletin Prayers and Announcements - August 21, 2022


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WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS

CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS

P: Blessed be the holy Trinity,☩ one God, whose steadfast love endures forever.

C: Amen.

Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another.

Silence is kept for reflection.

P: Merciful God,

C: we confess that we have not followed your path but have chosen our own way. Instead of putting others before ourselves, we long to take the best seats at the table. When met by those in need, we have too often passed by on the other side. Set us again on the path of life.

Save us from ourselves and free us to love our neighbors. Amen.

P: Hear the good news! God does not deal with us according to our sins

but delights in granting pardon and mercy. In the name of ☩ Jesus Christ, your sins are forgiven. You are free to love as God loves.

C: Amen.


GATHERING HYMN: 533 Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty


GREETING

P: 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.


PRAYER OF THE DAY (Read in unison)

O God, mighty and immortal, you know that as fragile creatures surrounded by great dangers, we cannot by ourselves stand upright. Give us strength of mind and body, so that even when we suffer because of human sin, we may rise victorious through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.


BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS AND WORK ITEMS


READINGS

Isaiah 58:9b-14

9bIf you remove the yoke from among you,   the pointing of the finger, the speaking of evil, 10if you offer your food to the hungry   and satisfy the needs of the afflicted,  then your light shall rise in the darkness   and your gloom be like the noonday. 11The Lord will guide you continually,   and satisfy your needs in parched places,   and make your bones strong;  and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water,   whose waters never fail. 12Your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt;   you shall raise up the foundations of many generations;  you shall be called the repairer of the breach,   the restorer of streets to live in. 13If you refrain from trampling the sabbath,   from pursuing your own interests on my holy day;  if you call the sabbath a delight and the holy day of the Lord honorable;  if you honor it, not going your own ways,   serving your own interests, or pursuing your own affairs; 14then you shall take delight in the Lord,   and I will make you ride upon the heights of the earth;  I will feed you with the heritage of your ancestor Jacob,   for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.

Psalm 103:1-8

1Bless the Lord, O my soul,   and all that is within me, bless God’s holy name. 2Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all God’s benefits— 3who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases; 4who redeems your life from the grave and crowns you with steadfast love and mercy; 5who satisfies your desires with good things   so that your youth is renewed like an eagle’s. 6O Lord, you provide vindication and justice for all who are oppressed. 7You made known your ways to Moses   and your works to the children of Israel. 8Lord, you are full of compassion and mercy, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

Hebrews 12:18-29

18You have not come to something that can be touched, a blazing fire, and darkness, and gloom, and a tempest, 19and the sound of a trumpet, and a voice whose words made the hearers beg that not another word be spoken to them. 20(For they could not endure the order that was given, “If even an animal touches the mountain, it shall be stoned to death.” 21Indeed, so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, “I tremble with fear.”) 22But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, 23and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, 24and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel. 25See that you do not refuse the one who is speaking; for if they did not escape when they refused the one who warned them on earth, how much less will we escape if we reject the one who warns from heaven! 26At that time his voice shook the earth; but now he has promised, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heaven.” 27This phrase, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of what is shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain. 28Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us give thanks, by which we offer to God an acceptable worship with reverence and awe; 29for indeed our God is a consuming fire.


Holy Gospel: Luke 13:10-17

P: The Holy Gospel according to Luke.

C: Glory to you O Lord.

10Now [Jesus] was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. 11And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. 12When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, “Woman, you are set free from your ailment.” 13When he laid his hands on her, immediately she stood up straight and began praising God. 14But the leader of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had cured on the sabbath, kept saying to the crowd, “There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be cured, and not on the sabbath day.” 15But the Lord answered him and said, “You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger, and lead it away to give it water? 16And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen long years, be set free from this bondage on the sabbath day?” 17When he said this, all his opponents were put to shame; and the entire crowd was rejoicing at all the wonderful things that he was doing.

P: The Gospel of the Lord.

C: Praise to You, O Christ.


CHILDREN’S SERMON

SERMON


HYMN OF THE DAY: 526 God Is Here!


STATEMENT OF FAITH: THE APOSTLES’ CREED

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, and 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 life everlasting. Amen.

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION

P: Merciful God,

C: receive our prayer.


PEACE

Please share a sign of peace with those around in whatever way you are most comfortable.

P: The peace of the Lord be with you always.

C: And also with you.


OFFERING

If you have brought your offering with you today, please place it in the basket in the back as you leave. You may send your giving to the church office or give through the link on our website.

P: Let us pray. Blessed are you, O God, maker of all things. Through your good ness you have blessed us with there gifts: our selves, our time, and or possessions. Use us, and what we have gathered, in feeding the world with your live, through the who gave himself for us, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

C: Amen

HOLY COMMUNION

P: All who hunger and thirst, come. The table is ready.

C: We are here because Jesus Christ has died; Jesus Christ has risen; and Jesus Christ will come again.

P: The risen Christ is present in bread and wine.

C: We are the body of Christ who wish to celebrate his resurrection presence among us. Holy God, we thank you for your perfect plan to save all humankind from death and sin. We praise you for the saving action of Jesus Christ and his gift of forgiveness.

WORDS OF INSTITUTION (In the night in which he was betrayed . . . )

P: Come, Holy Spirit, and gather us together as your forgiven people who feast together in resurrection celebration of the One who has come among us and the One who will come again.

C: Amen!

LORD’S PRAYER

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: In Christ’s presence there is fullness of joy. Come to the banquet.

COMMUNION HYMN: 483 Here Is Bread; 493 Taste and See

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

P: Life-giving God, through this meal you have bandaged our wounds and fed us with your mercy. Now send us forth to live for others, both friend and stranger, that all may come to know your love. This we pray in the name of Jesus.

C: Amen.

P: The God of peace, Father, ☩ Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you, comfort you, and show you the path of life this day and always.

C: Amen.

SENDING HYMN: 547 Sent Forth By God’s Blessing

BENEDICTION

P: Go in peace. Love your neighbor.

C: Thanks be to God.



The flowers at Grace are given by memory of Jessica Lawrence by Nadine Preuss.

Ruth Circle will meet on the first Thursday in September, September 1 at 10:00 am in the library upstairs at Grace. The Circle will be studying the book of Revelation. All are welcome. Bring your Bible.

As our Sunday School evolves, we are finding that we are in need of additional volunteers to help with program. These volunteers could help lead lessons, fill in for teachers when they are gone, help with preparing for lessons and lesson planning, etc. Please let Kelly Green know if you can help in any way.

THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH. Thursday: 1 pm Regular Food Pantry Distribution at Grace; Friday and Saturday Garage Sale; Sunday, August 21: 8:30 am Communion Worship at Fountain; 10:15 am Communion Worship at Grace

WE PRAY FOR: Andy Helmann, Lola Frye, Holly and Harry Hinzpeter, Calvin Nelson, Kandy Hagen, Mariam Burdick, Kathy Haske, Suzanne Soltvedt, Lola St. Clair, John Thompson, Clarence Johnson, Carol Leopold, Alan Leopold, Pete Nelson, Pat Nelson, Donnie Benson, Barney Johnson, Bob Brod, Sue Ann Preuss, Barb Nofsinger, Sharon Halverson, Kathy Christensen, Jeanne Nastali, Dorothy Klipstein, Ethel Mae Baldwin

Home Visit and home Communion training will take place at Grace on Monday, August 29 at 6 pm. Pastor Gloria Stubitsch will be leading us. Please plan to attend if you are willing to serve in this way.

Looking ahead: Sunday School will resume on September 11 with a Rally Day. Open to all children; those under 3 may come with a parent.


+ Together In Mission +

Parish Office: 226 Erickson Street, Elroy WI 53929 Parish E-mail: fgtlpadmin@centurytel.net Phone: (608)462-5398 Sunday Organist: Heather Vlasak Sunday Pianist: Bev Rood

Parish Secretary: Kris Stauffacher; Grace Custodian: Dave Clark



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