GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH WORSHIP ON THE GO! september 1-2, 2018

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

P    Let us pray. Lord God, creator and sustainer of all.

C    You made humankind in its wondrous diversity to be a reflection of you for the sake of the flourishing of all creation. Against your hope for us, we have too often limited this divine image to male images and experience. Open our eyes, ears, and hearts to the diverse witness of women. Help us to see, through the experience and example of Mary and Martha, the fullness of your creative intent. May she who comes as Spirit intercede for us as we pray in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.  

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

Psalm 46

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble with its tumult.

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved; God will help it when the morning dawns. The nations are in an uproar, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.

Come, behold the works of the Lord; see what desolations he has brought on the earth. He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear; he burns the shields with fire. “Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth.” The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.

Gospel     Luke 10:38-42

A The Holy Gospel according to Saint Luke, Chapter 10.

C Glory to you, O Lord.

​​Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.”

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

Focusing Conversations    

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

Assuming every person can be guilty of hypocrisy within their faith (professing to believe one thing but doing something else):

  1. When you hear “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10), do you hear these words as a command, an invitation, or as a promise?
  2. What is the difference for you?

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

Freed by God in Christ to live and love and serve, we pray for the church, those in need, and all of God’s beloved creation.

A brief silence.

Gracious God, we pray for all those who labor to bear your word into the world by welcoming the stranger, healing the sick, and caring for the orphan. Embolden your church to take up the cross against the powers of oppression and death.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Creative God, we pray for the earth. Keep watch over those who rescue endangered species and repair scorched landscapes. Make us good stewards of creation.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Sovereign God, we pray for the nations of the world, for governments, leaders, and citizens. Watch over refugees and immigrants. Inspire us to welcome them with glad hearts when they arrive on our shores and in our neighborhoods.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Loving God, you call us to serve our neighbors. Bless our vocations as we fill the cups of the thirsty, the plates of the hungry, and the hearts of the lonely. Make our presence your presence for all who sorrow (especially).

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Welcoming God, at tables around the world, through story and meal, strangers become guests and guests become friends. Embolden this congregation to always extend the wide-armed welcome you extend to us.

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: Teagan Tagtow, Vicki Lawrence, Sheila Bennett, Chris Persinger, Georgia Laures, Larry Hubbard,
Marilyn Malaise, Bob Smith, Jim Geary, Bill & Sue Gehrking, Pastor Carson Frutiger, Gina Carlson, Hunter.

For all Good Shepherd Church members, especially:

Paul & Janis Evers (Kaylie, Drake, Anika), Delbert & Lisa Feenstra (Isaac, Ella, Addy), Brandon & Laurie Feijo (Molly, Devon)

For Good Shepherd Church Leadership

Tony Aipperspach (Property & Technology Committee), Carl-Eric Gentes (Associate Pastor)

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

Bishop Delzer and the SE MN Synod Staff, United Lutheran (Walters), Vang Lutheran (Dennison), Cross of Christ Lutheran (Houtston),
Sayuni Mipilo Lutheran (Tanzania), Iguguno Lutheran (Tanzania), Jikmir Lutheran Parish (South Sudan)

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

With thanksgiving, we remember the cloud of witnesses whose lives inspire us to loving service (including Nikolai Frederik Severin Grundtvig, renewer of the church). Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Into your wide embrace, gracious God, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your boundless mercy through Jesus Christ, 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 + 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.