Worship on the Go! (August 26-27, 2017)

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Worship on the Go!

Sacraments: The Lord’s Supper

August 26-27, 2017 – 5:30pm & 9:30am

 

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 might receive your gifts with open hands and trust your promises with open hearts through your Son, Jesus Christ, our teacher, Savior, and Lord. Amen.        

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

First Reading     Mark 14:22-25

22While they were eating, he took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.” 23Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, and all of them drank from it. 24He said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. 25Truly I tell you, I will never again drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”

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

Second Reading     1 Corinthians 1:18-31

18For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.” 20Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, God decided, through the foolishness of our proclamation, to save those who believe. 22For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom, 23but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength. 26Consider your own call, brothers and sisters: not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. 27But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; 28God chose what is low and despised in the world, things that are not, to reduce to nothing things that are, 29so that no one might boast in the presence of God. 30He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption, 31in order that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”

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

Respond to the Word: Focusing Questions

  1. How good are you at receiving gifts? Do you politely refuse? Do you turn around and buy the gifter something in return?
  1. Who should receive the Lord’s Supper? What are the criteria?
  2. In Martin Luther’s time some theologians argued that the “is” in “This is my body” really meant “represents”. They thought it was foolish to think “is” really meant “is”. Do you every have a hard time believing what Jesus says because it sounds foolish? How important do you think it is that we take Jesus at his word?

 

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: Dan Schaub, Bill, Phil Jorgensen, Mike Stellenberg, Sean, Jeff Davis.

For all Good Shepherd Members, especially:

  • Mike & Marsha Lindquist
  • Jay & Lisa Lingle (Noah, Nicholas, Elijah, Samuel)
  • Tom & Melissa Louks (Aaron, Ashley)

For Good Shepherd Leaders, especially:

  • David Kassler – Director of Music
  • Lonnie Fynskov – Education & Family Committee

 

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

  • Bishop Delzer and the Southeast Minnesota Synod Staff
  • Dale Lutheran Church, Kenyon
  • Jackson Lake Lutheran Church, Amboy
  • Aurora Lutheran Church, Owatonna
  • Trondhjem Lutheran Church, Hayward
  • Mitume Ghata Lutheran Church, Tanzania
  • Kinyangiri 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.