Worship on the Go! (August 19-20, 2017)


Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Worship on the Go!
Sacraments: Baptism

August 19-20, 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 communicate your love for us in words and matter,

give yourself to be heard, felt, smelled and tasted.

Pour out your Holy Spirit so that we may embrace the promise and life of baptism with new trust and vigor through your Son, Jesus Christ, our teacher, Savior, and Lord. Amen.        

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


First Reading     Acts 8:26-38

Then an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Get up and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” (This is a wilderness road.) So he got up and went. Now there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of the Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, in charge of her entire treasury. He had come to Jerusalem to worship and was returning home; seated in his chariot, he was reading the prophet Isaiah. Then the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over to this chariot and join it.” So Philip ran up to it and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah. He asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” He replied, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to get in and sit beside him. Now the passage of the scripture that he was reading was this: “Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter, and like a lamb silent before its shearer, so he does not open his mouth. In his humiliation justice was denied him. Who can describe his generation? For his life is taken away from the earth.” The eunuch asked Philip, “About whom, may I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?” Then Philip began to speak, and starting with this scripture, he proclaimed to him the good news about Jesus. As they were going along the road, they came to some water; and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water! What is to prevent me from being baptized?” He commanded the chariot to stop, and both of them, Philip and the eunuch, went down into the water, and Philip baptized him.

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


Second Reading     Romans 6:1-11

What then are we to say? Should we continue in sin in order that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin go on living in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved to sin. For whoever has died is freed from sin. But if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. The death he died, he died to sin, once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

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

Respond to the Word

  1. When you think of Baptism, what are the first things that come to mind?
  1. At the heart of baptism is a promise? What is the promise and who makes it?
  2. How does baptism effect your daily life?

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 our rock, provide a strong foundation for your church on earth. Unite it in joyful praise, service, and mission.

Lord, in your mercy.        Hear our prayer.

You make deserts into gardens and the wilderness into Eden. Restore the clean and pleasant beauty of your creation.

Lord, in your mercy.        Hear our prayer.

You shine the light of justice on the nations. Deliver us quickly from evil, protect the defenseless, and bring peace to warring lands (especially).

Lord, in your mercy.        Hear our prayer.

You renew our minds and transform our bodies. Wait with all who seek a cure or long for relief from chronic pain. Bring comfort and healing to all who suffer illness in spirit, mind, or body (especially).

Lord, in your mercy.        Hear our prayer.

You give gifts to all. Build up this assembly. Increase our generosity, compassion, and cheerfulness. Lift up from among us prophets, ministers, teachers, and diligent leaders.

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 … Bill, Phil Jorgensen, Mike Stellenberg, Sean, Jeff Davis.

For all Good Shepherd Members, especially:

Bill & Judy Laures, Larry & Linda Laures, Pastor Charlie & Cindy Leonard

For Good Shepherd Leaders, especially:

Rhonda Torvund – Treasurer; Carl-Eric Gentes – Associate Pastor

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

Bishop Delzer and the Southeast Minnesota Synod Staff, Six Mile Grove Lutheran Church (Lyle) Fountain Lutheran Church (Fountain), Calvary Lutheran Church (Mankato), Trinity Lutheran Church (West Concord), Mruma Lutheran Church (Tanzania), Dominiki Lutheran Church (Tanzania)

Lord, in your mercy.        Hear our prayer.

 

We give you thanks, O God, for the saints who have deepened our lives of prayer (especially Bernard, abbot of Clairvaux). Gather us with them in endless praise of you.

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.