Worship on the Go! (June 24-25)

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Worship on the Go!

Small Catechism Series:
Hallowed Be Your Name

June 24-25, 2017

 

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

Almighty and ever-living God, you are always more ready to hear than we are to pray,

and you gladly give more than we either desire or deserve.

Pour out your abundant mercy and teach us to embrace your name as hallowed, a name above all others,

a name for all time and space, through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.        

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

First Reading     Ezekiel 36:23-28

23I will sanctify my great name, which has been profaned among the nations, and which you have profaned among them; and the nations shall know that I am the Lord, says the Lord God, when through you I display my holiness before their eyes. 24I will take you from the nations, and gather you from all the countries, and bring you into your own land.

25I will sprinkle clean water upon you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols I will cleanse you. 26A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you; and I will remove from your body the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.27I will put my spirit within you, and make you follow my statutes and be careful to observe my ordinances. 28Then you shall live in the land that I gave to your ancestors; and you shall be my people, and I will be your God.

Second Reading     Leviticus 22:31-33

31Thus you shall keep my commandments and observe them: I am the Lord. 32You shall not profane my holy name, that I may be sanctified among the people of Israel: I am the Lord; I sanctify you, 33I who brought you out of the land of Egypt to be your God: I am the Lord.

Third Reading     Philippians 2:5-13

5Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, 6who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, 7but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, 8he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death— even death on a cross.9Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, 10so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

12Therefore, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed me, not only in my presence, but much more now in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; 13for it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

Respond to the Word: Three Questions

Read the scripture verses and discuss the 2 questions (this can be brief or not.
Let the Spirit guide you, but don’t feel like you have to force it.)

  1. The word hallowed means the same as holy. Holy means something or someone is doing what they are supposed to do.
  1. What do you think God’s name is supposed to do?
  2. With this in mind, how is it we keep God’s name holy?
  1. Have you ever used God’s name to try to gain an advantage for yourself? How? If so, is that keeping God’s name holy?

 

The Apostles’ Creed    ELW p. 217

With the whole church let us confess our faith in the words of 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, 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.

God of grace, we give you thanks for renewing the church in every age (especially through Philipp Melanchthon and the witness of the Augsburg Confession). Bless missionaries who boldly proclaim your mercy throughout the world.

Lord, in your mercy.        Hear our prayer.

Generous God, you love the sparrows and shower your whole creation with abundance. Guide our stewardship by your wisdom so that all life flourishes as you intend.

Lord, in your mercy.        Hear our prayer.

God of peace, change the hearts of leaders who go to war. Enlighten their minds with your holy imagination, opening new paths to peace and renewed life.

Lord, in your mercy.        Hear our prayer.

Compassionate God, you tell us not to fear, but we do. Give courage to everyone who faces oppression and bigotry, hunger and homelessness. Bring healing and hope to all your people.

Lord, in your mercy.        Hear our prayer.

God of community, thank you for the gift of this congregation. Bless all who are new here. Teach us how to welcome one another. Unite us as we proclaim your love. Shine through our common life.

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…

Jerry & Carole Stoflet, Connie Rehm, Bruce Myers, Paula, Hunter.

For all Good Shepherd Members, especially:

Ann Jensen, Neil & Kristi Jensen (Cole, Olivia), Carl & Molly Jepsen (Joseph)

For Good Shepherd Leaders, especially:

Rhonda Torvund – Treasurer        Charlie Leonard – Lead Pastor

For all Congregations in the SE MN Synod (ELCA), and also:

Bishop Delzer and the Southeast Minnesota Synod Staff; Arendahl Lutheran Church (Peterson), Mount Olive Lutheran Church (Rochester), Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (Owatonna), Urughu Lutheran Church (Tanzania), Nduguti Lutheran Church (Tanzania), Ecovida and Food Security Ministry (Colombia).

 

We give thanks for all who have been baptized into Christ Jesus and now rest in the fullness of Christ’s resurrection (especially).

Lord, in your mercy.        Hear our prayer.

Hear the prayers of your people, glorious God, for the sake of the one who took on our nature and form to redeem the whole world, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

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
+
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.