Worship on the Go! (August 6-7)


Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Worship on the Go!
We Teach Others What We Know

August 6-7, 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.

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 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.

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.

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

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.

 

Prayer of the Day

Let us pray,

God who teaches, Generation after Generation you have taught us through your law and prophets. By your Guiding Spirit we have come to know you and your gracious love through those who have come before. Help us to teach and boldly proclaim what we have come to know through your Son, Christ crucified. Glory and praise to you, Bringer of Truth and Life through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Amen.        

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

First Reading     Deuteronomy 11:1-7, 18-21    

You shall love the Lord your God, therefore, and keep his charge, his decrees, his ordinances, and his commandments always. Remember today that it was not your children (who have not known or seen the discipline of the Lord your God), but it is you who must acknowledge his greatness, his mighty hand and his outstretched arm, his signs and his deeds that he did in Egypt to Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, and to all his land; what he did to the Egyptian army, to their horses and chariots, how he made the water of the Red Sea flow over them as they pursued you, so that the Lord has destroyed them to this day; what he did to you in the wilderness, until you came to this place; and what he did to Dathan and Abiram, sons of Eliab son of Reuben, how in the midst of all Israel the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, along with their households, their tents, and every living being in their company; for it is your own eyes that have seen every great deed that the Lord did.

You shall put these words of mine in your heart and soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and fix them as an emblem on your forehead. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, so that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land that the Lord swore to your ancestors to give them, as long as the heavens are above the earth.

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

Psalm 78 Read Responsively

Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

    I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings from of old,

things that we have heard and known, that our ancestors have told us.

    We will not hide them from their children; we will tell to the coming generation

    the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that he has done.

He established a decree in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel,

which he commanded our ancestors to teach to their children;

    that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn,

    and rise up and tell them to their children,

so that they should set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments.

Second Reading     1 Corinthians 2:1-5            Ephesians 1:2-14

So I made up my mind not to make you another painful visit. For if I cause you pain, who is there to make me glad but the one whom I have pained? And I wrote as I did, so that when I came, I might not suffer pain from those who should have made me rejoice; for I am confident about all of you, that my joy would be the joy of all of you. For I wrote you out of much distress and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to cause you pain, but to let you know the abundant love that I have for you.

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

Gospel     Matthew 28:16-20    

The Holy Gospel according to Saint Matthew, chapter 28.
Glory to you, O Lord.

Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

The Gospel of the Lord.    
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. Why do you know what you know? How did you learn it? Who taught you?
  1. How might teaching about Jesus be like teaching how to make grandma’s famous recipe or while fishing making the perfect cast?
  2. Apostle Paul says that all he knows is Christ Crucified. He tries to begin from the basics, the essential. What is basic or essential to your faith that is worth sharing?

The Apostles’ Creed    ELW p. 217

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

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    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.

For all of creation, that you guide us in preserving our wild areas and help us protect this gift for all.

Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

For all people in our community of Rochester struggling to make ends meet or who find themselves homeless.
Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

For all students, teachers, and staff preparing to go back to school.

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…

Susan Wigersma – her mother has terminal cancer

Curt Accola & Family – Curt has entered into hospice care

Uncle Red Opstad – Bart Hanson’s uncle, recovering from surgery on July 25th.

Judy Olness – recovering from broken hip

Scheie Lutheran Church – severely damaged by recent storm

Joe Menard – seeking medical attention for depression

For police and community relations throughout the nation

Linda Munson – cancer diagnosis

John Guyse – friend of Jan & Betty Bergert, who has lung cancer

Jaxon Gorman – 8-year old being treated for Ewing’s Sarcoma

For all Good Shepherd Church members, especially:

Linda Simonson

Tim & Naomi Smyrk (Ryan)

Lynn Snider (Nickolas, Sydney, Isabella)

For Good Shepherd Church Leadership:

Scott Hansen – 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

Urland Lutheran in Cannon Falls

St. Paul ELCA/UCC in Lewiston

Trinity Lutheran in Blue Earth

Igugno Lutheran Church in Tanzania (partnered with Trinity, Blue Earth)

Vang Lutheran in Dennison

Mwangeza Lutheran Church in Tanzania

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

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

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.

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

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

Amen.

Sending and Sharing of Peace

The peace of the Lord be with you always.

and also with you.

Go in peace to be Church wherever you may be.

Thanks be to God.