June 9, 2019

June 9, 2019

Order of Worship

Day of Pentecost

Pentecost is a day of promises fulfilled. The promised Spirit of God is poured out. The baptized have become “children of God” and “joint heirs with Christ.” By the power of the Spirit we have seen the face of the Father in his only begotten Son and been saved by him. Bless the Lord, O my soul.

 

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

 

Welcome and Reminders

 

Thanksgiving for Baptism

Blessed be the holy Trinity, ☩ one God, the fountain of living water, the rock who gave us birth, our light and our salvation. Amen.

 

Joined to Christ in the waters of baptism, we are clothed with God’s mercy and forgiveness. Let us give thanks for the gift of baptism.

 

We praise you for Christ, the firstborn from the dead, who frees us from sin and raises us up to new life. Here at this font we touch the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing through the city of God. Here, death is washed away forever. Here, we are grafted into the tree of life, with leaves for the healing of the world.

 

Pour out your Holy Spirit on this assembly, into this community, and throughout all creation. Cleanse us from our fears and drown our divisions. Grant that all may drink of your mercy and peace, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

Gathering Song – O Day Full of Grace, ELW 627 verses 1-4

 

 

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

God our creator, the resurrection of your Son offers life to all the peoples of earth. By your Holy Spirit, kindle in us the fire of your love, empowering our lives for service and our tongues for praise, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

First Reading – Acts 2:1-21

Before Jesus ascended into heaven, he told his disciples they would be filled with the Holy Spirit. Now, surrounded by signs of fire, wind, and a variety of languages in their midst, the people were amazed and astonished at Jesus’ promise coming true.

 

1When the day of Pentecost had come, [the apostles] were all together in one place. 2And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. 4All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.
5Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. 6And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. 7Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? 9Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.” 12All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13But others sneered and said, “They are filled with new wine.”
14But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. 15Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. 16No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:
17‘In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. 18Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy. 19And I will show portents in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and smoky mist. 20The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day.
21Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’ ”

 

The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

 

Psalm 104:24-34, 35b

24How manifold are your works, O Lord!
  In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your          creatures.
25Yonder is the sea, great and wide, with its swarms too many to number,
  living things both small and great.
26There go the ships to and fro,  

        and Leviathan, which you made for the sport of it.
27All of them look to you
  to give them their food in due season. 
28You give it to them; they gather it;
  you open your hand, and they are filled with good things.
29When you hide your face, they are terrified;
  when you take away their breath, they die and return to                  their dust.
30You send forth your Spirit, and they are created;
  and so you renew the face of the earth.
31May the glory of the Lord endure forever;
  O
Lord, rejoice in all your works. 
32You look at the earth and it trembles;
  you touch the mountains and they smoke.
33I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;
  I will praise my God while I have my being.
34May these words of mine please God.
  I will rejoice in the
Lord.
35bBless the Lord, O my soul.
  Hallelujah!

 

Psalm Prayer

 

Second Reading – Romans 8:14-17

Here Paul speaks about the mystery of baptism: through the Holy Spirit we are claimed, gathered, and welcomed into Christ’s body, the church. And we receive new names in our adoption: brother, sister, child of God.

 

14For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. 15For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ—if, in fact, we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.

 

The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

 

Gospel Acclamation p.188

 

Gospel –John 14:8-17 [25-27]

Though the disciples struggle with Jesus’ nature and identity, they receive the promise that they too will be identified with God and God’s mission. Though he must leave them now, Jesus promises the coming of the Advocate whom God will send to comfort and enlighten them.

 

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

 

8Philip said to [Jesus,] “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.” 9Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own; but the Father who dwells in me does his works. 11Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; but if you do not, then believe me because of the works themselves. 12Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. 13I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it.
15“If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. 17This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you. [

25“I have said these things to you while I am still with you. 26But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you. 27Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.”]

 

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

 

Sermon

 

Song of the Day – O Holy Spirit, Root of Life, ELW 399

 

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

Risen One, as you broke bread with the disciples on the shore, meet us now in this meal. Nourish us to follow you, using our gifts to feed the hungry and tend the weary, and all for your love’s sake. 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 –Spirit of Gentleness,ELW 396

Communion

Blessing

Prayer after Communion

Living God, you have greeted us in our brokenness and nourished us with the body of Christ, broken for us. Risen to new life with you, send us now to bear your healing love into the wounded world, in the name of our risen Savior and Lord. Amen.

 

Blessing

 

Sending Song –The Spirit Sends Us Forth to Serve, ELW 551

 

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

 

Thanksgivings: For the birthday of the church, the body of Christ, the household of our faith.


News and Events:

2nd Wednesday Meal is this week at 5 pm.

 

Our next Friday Fellowship and Fish Fry is June 21 at Hotel Fremont at 5 pm. Contact Pat or Lorin to let them know you will be joining us.

 

For those of you attending the Timber Rattler baseball game tomorrow, we will meet in the parking lot to carpool.

 

Our new church directories are here. See Julie for your copy.

 

The annual church Rummage Sale is Fri, June 14: 8 am – 5 pm; Sat, June 15: 8 am - noonNo electronics please. Dropoff begintoday, plus Tues, June 10 through Thurs, June 13 from        5-7 pm. Any questions contact Pat or Steve. There will be a plant sale and brat fry on Friday. Rummage sale proceeds will go toward the Youth Gathering. Brat sale money will benefit St. John's Women of the ELCA.

 

Thank you for your kind words, hugs, cards, and memorials. My mother, Catherine, passed away on April 10th. She had been living with Peter and I since August. My brothers, sister and family gathered May 18th to lay her cremains to rest with our dad in the Pine River Cemetery. In the small grave dug, a large thick rock in the shape of a heart was found and given to us. We were all amazed and moved by this find. It is a keepsake of her loving memory which we surely will cherish.      Linda

 

Next Sunday is the Noisy Offering to benefit the Lost Companion Cat Shelter.

 

Thank you for serving today: Ushers: Mike and Dorothy

Reader: Mike

Communion Servers: Gene and Marcia

Coffee Hour: Peter and Linda

 

Readings for next week: Proverbs 8:1-4,22-31; Romans 5:1-5;                                                          John 16:12-15

 

Calendar This Week:

Monday, June 10            Timber Rattler Baseball Game

Tuesday,June 11              8:30 am – Quilters

Wednesday, June 12        5:00 pm – 2nd Wednesday Meal

Friday, June 14                  8:00 am – 5:00 pm Rummage, Plant, and                                                                                  Brat Sale

Saturday, June 15              8:00 am – Noon Rummage Sale

Sunday, June 16                 9:00 am – Worship with Noisy Offering

Father's Day

 

                         St. John’s Lutheran Church, ELCA

(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 Sundays 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

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