Worship on the Go! (July 22-23, 2017)

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Worship on the Go!

“Forgive Us Our Sins, As We Forgive Those Who Sin Against Us”

July 22-23, 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 open our eyes to your constant forgiving nature. Lead us to be inspired by your grace to forgive all who sin against us, through your Son, Jesus Christ, our teacher, Savior, and Lord. Amen.        

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

First Reading     Isaiah 1:18

 Come now, let us argue it out,
says the LORD:
though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be like snow;
 though they are red like crimson,
they shall become like wool.

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

Second Reading     Colossians 1:1-5, 9-14

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

To the saints and faithful brothers and sisters in Christ in Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father.

In our prayers for you we always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, for we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. You have heard of this hope before in the word of the truth, the gospel that has come to you.

For this reason, since the day we heard it, we have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may lead lives worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, as you bear fruit in every good work and as you grow in the knowledge of God. May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience, while joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

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

Gospel Reading Matthew 6:9-15

The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, chapter 6.        Glory to you, O Lord.

“Pray then in this way: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not bring us to the time of trial, but rescue us from the evil one. For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; but if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

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

Respond to the Word:

  1. Talk about the difference between saying, “That’s OK” and “You’re forgiven” when someone apologizes to you. Which one is easier for you to say? Why do you think that’s the case?
  1. What happens to you when you don’t forgive someone who has hurt you, or sinned against you? How does that affect you?
  2. When you have faith in Jesus’ forgiving you all your sin, do you think that affects your ability to forgive other people for what they have done to you? If so, how?

 

The Apostles’ Creed    ELW p. 217

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

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.

Enliven your church with love for your world, O God. Give undivided hearts to Christians from Africa and the Americas, Asia and Europe. Make us one in faithful witness to your will.

Lord, in your mercy.        Hear our prayer.

Renew the life of this earth, O God, even as it groans because of misuse and decay. Cultivate in us an eager longing for a healthy and life-giving earth.

Lord, in your mercy.        Hear our prayer.

Bridge the chasms that divide the nations, O God. Inspire a reconciling vision among the world’s leaders, and bring together people of differing commitments for the sake of the world’s most vulnerable people.

Lord, in your mercy.        Hear our prayer.

Embrace those who suffer, O God. Give peace to all who are near death, hope to those who are depressed, shelter to the homeless, and healing to the sick (especially).

Lord, in your mercy.        Hear our prayer.

Embolden our witness to your love, O God. Send us out into the world with courageous hearts, persistence, and holy wisdom. Inspire us to tend to and delight in our children’s faith.

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:
Phil Jorgensen, Mike Stellenberg, Dan Schaub, Families of Organ Donors, Jerry & Carole Stoflet, Hunter.

For all Good Shepherd Members, especially:

Dick & Carol Kivimagi, Zach & Diane Klaus, William & Althea Koch

For Good Shepherd Leaders, especially:

Ben Mohr – Personnel Committee; Jane Belau – Pianist

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

Bishop Delzer and the Southeast Minnesota Synod Staff, Community Lutheran Church – Geneva, First Lutheran Church – Le Sueur, Little Cedar Lutheran Church – Adams, Gumanga Lutheran Church – Tanzania, Lutheran Campus Center – Winona, Crossroads Campus Ministry – Mankato

Lord, in your mercy.        Hear our prayer.

Raise up your saints, O God. Inspire us by the lives of all reformers and renewers of your church (especially Birgitta of Sweden). Receive our thanks for the saints among us who have recently died (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.