Worship on the Go! June 18-19


Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Worship on the Go!
We Serve Jesus as Lord

June 18-19, 2016

 

 

Welcome to Worship on the Go!

It is Summer and we at Good Shepherd Luther Church know that this means many of our community may be traveling. But just because you are traveling doesn’t mean you can’t worship with us. Wherever you are and whenever you can find the time, we encourage you to take 15 min to worship God and speak the good news of God’s gracious love into the world.

Things you will need: Water, this Bulletin (digital or paper), optional candle (real or app).

Following the practice of good order, if there is more than one worshiper, divide the parts of the service up amongst those gathered. Use the bulletin as a resource and follow the worship order below. Songs of your choice can be added as the Spirit moves you.

After you are done take a selfie and tell us where you worshiped and any other news you’d like to share about your worship by posting it to Facebook. You can either post it to the GSC Facebook site or tag GSC by writing in your post “@Good Shepherd Lutheran Church”

Light the Candle     

Thanksgiving for Baptism    ELW p. 97

With the water get wet either by dipping your finger in the water or splashing each other.

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

C    Amen.

P    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.

C    We give you thanks, O God, for in the beginning your Spirit moved over the waters and by your Word you created the world, calling forth life in which you took delight.

P    Through the waters of the flood you delivered Noah and his family. Through the sea you led your people Israel from slavery into freedom. At the river your Son was baptized by John and anointed with the Holy Spirit. By water and your Word you claim us as daughters and sons, making us heirs of your promise and servants of all.

C    We praise you for the gift of water that sustains life, and above all we praise you for the gift of new life in Jesus Christ. Shower us with your Spirit, and renew our lives with your forgiveness, grace, and love. To you be given honor and praise through Jesus Christ our Lord in the unity of the Holy Spirit,     now and forever. Amen.

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

P    Let us pray,

Lord God, the one who saves, Through Moses and the prophets, by your own hand and through the humility of your Son, Jesus Christ you have time and again proven yourself as the Lord of our Salvation.
Guide us your people in learning the humility that seeks to serve and not be served.
Through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

C
Amen.        

WORD God speaks to us in scriptures read, sung and preached.

First Reading     Micah 6:1-8    

Hear what the Lord says: Rise, plead your case before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice.

Hear, you mountains, the controversy of the Lord, and you enduring foundations of the earth; for the Lord has a controversy with his people, and he will contend with Israel.

“O my people, what have I done to you? In what have I wearied you? Answer me!

For I brought you up from the land of Egypt, and redeemed you from the house of slavery; and I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam.

O my people, remember now what King Balak of Moab devised, what Balaam son of Beor answered him, and what happened from Shittim to Gilgal, that you may know the saving acts of the Lord.”

“With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old?

Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?”

He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

A
Word of God, Word of Life.    C
Thanks be to God.

Psalm 25 Read Responsively

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

    O my God, in you I trust; do not let me be put to shame; do not let my enemies exult over me.

Do not let those who wait for you be put to shame; let them be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.

    Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths.

Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all day long.

    Be mindful of your mercy, O Lord, and of your steadfast love, for they have been from of old.

Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me,
for your goodness’ sake, O Lord!

    Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in the way.

He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.

    All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness,

    for those who keep his covenant and his decrees.

Second Reading     Philippians 2:1-11            Ephesians 1:2-14

If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.

Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death— even death on a cross.

Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

A
Word of God, Word of Life.    C
Thanks be to God.

Gospel     Matthew 20:20-28    

A
The Holy Gospel according to Saint Matthew, chapter 20.    C
Glory to you, O Lord.

Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to him with her sons, and kneeling before him, she asked a favor of him. And he said to her, “What do you want?” She said to him, “Declare that these two sons of mine will sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your kingdom.” But Jesus answered, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?” They said to him, “We are able.” He said to them, “You will indeed drink my cup, but to sit at my right hand and at my left, this is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father.”

When the ten heard it, they were angry with the two brothers. But Jesus called them to him and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. It will not be so among you; but whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be your slave; just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.”

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The Gospel of the Lord.    C
Praise to you, O Christ.

Respond to the Word: Three Questions

Read the scripture verses and discuss the 3 questions (this can be brief or not.
Let the Spirit guide you, but don’t feel like you have to force it.)

1. In this day and age to call someone “Lord” is weird. What is a Lord and how do they behave? Feel free to reference Disney Princesses, Game of Thrones, or Downton Abbey.

2. How is the “Lordship” of God or Jesus different than those other Lords.

3. All three texts speak of humility in some way. Jesus’s humility is characterized as a humbling of himself for the sake of us. In Micah we are to walk humbly with our God while doing justice and loving kindness. Humility here is a diminishing of self for the sake of someone else. How have you seen this kind of humility in action.

The Apostles’ Creed    ELW p. 217

P    In the words of the Apostles’ Creed, let us confess our faith:

C
    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. Amen.

 

The Prayers of the People of God

Offer your own petitions or use the prayers provided in the download
(the same the will be used at GSC) and close with the Lord’s prayer.

Made alive in Christ and filled with his Spirit, let us pray for the Church, the world, and all of God’s creation.

Consoling God, we are deeply grieved by the senseless loss of life witnessed in our country this past week. We know that in some countries in our world, there are many more lives lost to violence every week than these. Pour out your wisdom to our leaders, that they may move this world every closer to fairness, peace and a harmonious existence among its people.

Lord, in your mercy.        Hear our prayer.

We pray for those in our community who conduct medical research for the improvement of the care of those who are ill or injured. We give thanks for their education, skills and perseverance as they continually improve the knowledge of health and disease. We pray for their continued well-being and joy in their daily work.

Lord, in your mercy.        Hear our prayer.

Patient God, help us to remember Christ’s humility. He did not use his equality with God as something to be used for his own greatness, but rather to be used in service to all sinful people. You have blessed us with great gifts and talents. Help us to remember that these are given for the good of all, and not for the pursuit of selfish ambitions. Stir in us a longing for kindness and an aspiration to walk humbly in this world with you.

Lord, in your mercy.        Hear our prayer.

Grant healing in body, mind and spirit to all those in need, and hear the prayers of this assembly…

  • Linda Munson – cancer diagnosis
  • John Guyse – friend of Jan & Betty Bergert who has lung cancer grade 4 tumors in chest, brain and spine
  • Teresa – surgery for colon cancer on June 14
  • Ruth Friedli – having hernia repair surgery on June 13th
  • Katie Schindler – re-diagnosed with cancer
  • Mark – getting chemo for pancreatic cancer, but now battling influenza b and high fever
  • Jaxon Gorman – 8 year old being treated for Ewing’s Sarcoma
  • Kelsey Bradley – going through chemo treatment
  • Aaron Mehling – brother of Amanda Spearman, who is at boot camp training in Oklahoma with National Guard
  • Jim Geary – whose pancreatic cancer is doing well

For all Good Shepherd Church members, especially:

  • Sue & Josh Reed
  • Shirley Riley
  • Bernice Rinde

For Good Shepherd Church Leadership:

  • Jane Belau – Call Committee
  • Tony Aipperspach – Property & Technology Committee
  • Carl-Eric Gentes – Associate Pastor

For all congregations in the SE Minnesota Synod (ELCA), and also:

  • Bishop Delzer and the SE Minnesota Synod Staff
  • Greenfield Lutheran, Harmony
  • St. Matthew Lutheran, Granger
  • St. Paul Lutheran, Harmony
  • Solor por Fe Lutheran Church in Colombia (partnered with Greenfield, St. Matthew & St. Paul)
  • First Evangelical Lutheran, Kenyon
  • Ilongero Lutheran Church in Tanzania (partnered with First, Kenyon)

Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

Receive our prayers, merciful God, and dwell in us richly, through Jesus Christ, our life and our redeemer. Amen.

Lord’s Prayer

A    As often as we eat of this bread and drink of this cup, we proclaim the Lord’s kingdom until it comes:

C    Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth

    as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin

    against us.
Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power,

    and the glory are yours, now and forever. Amen.

SENDING The Holy Spirit sends us out to proclaim the Good News.

Blessing

With hand extended over those gathered, bless each other.

P     The blessing of the Lord God Almighty, the blessing of
+
Christ, the Lamb who was slain,

    and the blessing of the Holy Spirit of truth be among you and remain with you always.

C     Amen.

Sending and Sharing of Peace

P     The peace of the Lord be with you always.

C     and also with you.

P     Go in peace to be Church wherever you may be.

C    Thanks be to God.