June 12, 2022

June 12, 2022

Order of Worship

Holy Trinity Sunday

O Lord our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” Today we celebrate the holy Trinity. Paul writes that through Jesus we have peace with God, whose love pours into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, giving us lasting hope. We celebrate the gracious One-in-Three, eternal Three-in-One, as we worship in community; as we share water and word, bread and wine; and as we bring God’s love and hope to our neighbors.

 

At the ringing of the bells, please observe a moment of silence

 

Welcome and Reminders

 

Thanksgiving for Baptism

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

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

Silence is kept for reflection.

Merciful God, 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.

 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. Amen.

 

Greeting

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. And also with you.

 

Hymn of Praise p.187

 

Prayer of the Day

Almighty Creator and ever-living God: we worship your glory, eternal Three-in-One, and we praise your power, majestic One-in-Three. Keep us steadfast in this faith, defend us in all adversity, and bring us at last into your presence, where you live in endless joy and love, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

First Reading – Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31

In the Bible, wisdom is portrayed in terms sometimes human and sometimes divine. Often, wisdom is personified as feminine. In this passage, Woman Wisdom is depicted not only as the first creation of God, but also as God’s helper, rejoicing in God’s creation, especially in human beings.

  1Does not wisdom call, and does not understanding raise her voice? 2On the heights, beside the way, at the crossroads she takes her stand; 3beside the gates in front of the town, at the entrance of the portals she cries out: 4“To you, O people, I call, and my cry is to all that live.

22The Lord created me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of long ago. 23Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning of the earth. 24When there were no depths I was brought forth, when there were no springs abounding with water. 25Before the mountains had been shaped, before the hills, I was brought forth— 26when he had not yet made earth and fields, or the world’s first bits of soil. 27When he established the heavens, I was there, when he drew a circle on the face of the deep, 28when he made firm the skies above, when he established the fountains of the deep, 29when he assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters might not transgress his command, when he marked out the foundations of the earth, 30then I was beside him, like a master worker; and I was daily his delight, rejoicing before him always, 31rejoicing in his inhabited world and delighting in the human race.”

                  The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

 

Psalm 8

1O Lord our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!—
2you whose glory is chanted above the heavens out of the mouths of 
infants and children; you have set up a fortress against your enemies, to silence the foe and avenger. 

3When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars you have set in their courses,
4what are mere mortals that you should be mindful of them, human 
beings that you should care for them? 

5Yet you have made them little less than divine; with glory and honor you crown them.
6You have made them rule over the works of your hands; you have put all 
things under their feet:

7all flocks and cattle, even the wild beasts of the field,
8the birds of the air, the fish of the sea, and whatever passes along the 
paths of the sea.

9O Lord our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

 

Psalm Prayer

 

Second Reading: Romans 5:1-5

Paul describes the life of faith with reference to God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Even now, we have peace with God through Jesus, and our hope for the future is grounded in the love of God that we experience through Christ’s Holy Spirit.

 1Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. 3And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.

            The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

 

Gospel AcclamationAlleluia p. 188

 

Gospel –John 16:12-15

Jesus’ ongoing presence with the disciples will be made known through the coming Spirit who will guide them and communicate to them Jesus’ will and glory.

 

Response after the Gospel is announced: Glory to you, O Lord.

 

[Jesus said,] 12“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15All that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.”

 

Response after the conclusion of the Gospel: Praise to you, O Christ.

 

Sermon

 

Music by Larry Albright Band

 

Apostles' Creed p. 105

 

Prayers of Intercession - Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying, ELW #752

Lord, listen to your children praying, Lord send your Spirit in this place;

Lord, listen to your children praying, send us love, send us pow’r, send us

grace.

Each petition concludes with, Lord in your mercy,”

The congregation responds, Hear our prayer

 

The Meal

Peace - The peace of Christ be with you always. And also with you.

Offering and Prayer (offering plate is at the back of the sanctuary)

God of abundance: you have set before us a plentiful harvest. As we feast on your goodness, strengthen us to labor in your field, and equip us to bear fruit for the good of all, in the name of Jesus. Amen

The Great Thanksgiving - page 206

Holy, Holy, Holy – page 207

Words of Institution

The Lord’s Prayer – page 208

The Lamb of God – page 208

Distribution Song

Communion

Blessing

Prayer after Communion

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. Amen

 

Blessing

 

Music by Larry Albright Band

 

Dismissal: We are set free by God’s gift in Christ to share our faith and serve others.

 

News and Events:

Welcome to the Larry Albright Band. We are so happy to have you with us today.

 

Council meets tomorrow at 7:15 pm.

 

Pat has two dog houses available. One is a large wooden doghouse with a shingled roof. The other is a smaller plastic-type house.

 

The first official Committee meeting for the 125th Anniversary, will be Wed, June 22 at 4:30 pm at church. Anyone is welcome to attend with suggestions, input or to help with any of the upcoming projects that get planned. For more information contact Lynn.

 

St. John’s Annual Rummage Sale is this Friday, June 17 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and Saturday, June 18 from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm. The Brat Fry sponsored by St. John’s Women of the ELCA will be Friday only. You may drop off your donations today after church, or Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Please do not bring televisions or computers as we have no way to dispose of them if they do not sell. Please consider helping to price on Tuesday or Wednesday. We need help the days of the sale. Signup sheets are available at church or call 920-987-5744. All proceeds will benefit quilting supplies for mission work. We will also need help packing up Saturday afternoon beginning at 2:00 pm. If you have tables you could drop off, that would help. Lots of opportunities to help out and join in the fellowship the rummage sale provides.

 

Next Sunday is Food Pantry Sunday and Father’s Day and Ice Cream Sundae Day!

  

Thank you for serving today:

Usher: Scott

Reader: Jeanne

Communion Servers: John and Laura

Coffee Hour: Pamela and Darcy

 

Readings for next week: Isaiah 65:1-9; Galatians3:23-29;                                                                  Luke 8:26-39

 

                        St. John’s Lutheran Church, ELCA

                          P.O. Box 27, Saxeville, WI 54976

(920) 622-3371   saintjohns@centurytel.net  stjohnssaxeville.org

Pastor Rick Engen (414) 403-1497 cell, (920) 566-4014 home, rtengen@aol.com

Debi Smith, Secretary (920) 622-3358

 

Welcome to those visiting today. Please fill out the yellow visitor card in the pew rack in front of you. May the Holy Spirit who has gathered us together for worship today be with you.

 

In Holy Communion we believe we receive the body and blood of Christ for forgiveness, renewal and strength in our faith and life. All are welcome at the Lord’s Table. Gluten-free wafers are available. Take one from the center cup of the bread tray.

 

On the first Sunday of the month, the sacrament is served at the altar. Come forward, kneel or stand at the rail. You will be served the bread. The wine is served in individual glasses. The lighter colored glasses in the center of the tray are juice.

 

Other Sundays we serve the sacrament by intinction in procession. Come forward, receive the bread and dip it in one of the chalices (the gold chalice has wine in it, the silver chalice has juice). Gluten-free wafers are in the cup in the center.

 

On any Sunday, we have the option to remain in your seat and use the prepackaged communion elements available in the basket at the sanctuary entrance or ask an usher.

 

People with special needs should make these known to the ushers or to the servers as they are being served. Children who have not made their First Communion and those who do not wish to commune are invited to come forward for a blessing.

 

 

You are encouraged to contact Pastor Rick anytime

at 920-566-4014

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