Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Worship on the Go!
“And lead us not into temptation”

July 30, 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.


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.


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 guard us from all evil, despair and shame, through your Son, Jesus Christ,
our teacher, Savior, and Lord. Amen.        

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

First Reading     1 Corinthians 10:13

No testing has overtaken you that is not common to everyone. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength, but with the testing he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it.

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

Gospel Reading     Matthew 4:1-11

The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, chapter 4.        Glory to you, O Lord.

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.”

But he answered, “It is written, ‘One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.'”

Then the devil took him to the holy city and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, saying to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down; for it is written, ‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and ‘On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.'”

Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'”

Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor; and he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.”

Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! for it is written, ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him.'”

Then the devil left him, and suddenly angels came and waited on him.

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

Respond to the Word

  1. In the Small Catechism, Martin Luther wrote that temptations come from “the devil, the world, and our sinful self.” Talk about some of the temptations of the world and of ourselves.
  1. Why do you think the temptations of the devil are actually the sneakiest and most destructive temptations?
  2. What is the one, sure way to fight these temptations? Talk about your answer to this question. Who are you focusing on in your answer – you or Jesus?

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.


Made alive in Christ and filled with his Spirit, let us pray for the Church,
the world, and all of God’s creation.

Shine the light of understanding on your church on earth. Bind us together in the word to share your love with the world.

Lord, in your mercy.        Hear our prayer.

Protect birds and their nests, fields full of crops, the seas and the fish that swim in them. Inspire us to care for the creation you love.

Lord, in your mercy.        Hear our prayer.

Raise up just and wise advocates and judges from small-town courts to international tribunals. Enlighten all leaders to discern what is right and do what is good.

Lord, in your mercy.        Hear our prayer.

Nurture faith in those who doubt. Lift up those who are weak in body, mind, or spirit. Heal the sick, comfort the grieving, and surround with love those facing their last days.

Lord, in your mercy.        Hear our prayer.

Expand the understanding of this assembly to see our neighbors as you see them.
Let the yeast of your word grow beyond us to expand your boundless love to those around 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

Phil Jorgensen, Mike Stellenberg, Dan Schaub, Hunter.

For all Good Shepherd Members, especially:

Charles Koenig, Jim Wacholz & Leeann Koenigs, Pat Kolar

For Good Shepherd Leaders, especially:

Tony Aipperspach – Property & Technology Committee; Steve Bjergum – Custodian

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

Bishop Delzer and the Southeast Minnesota Synod Staff, Scheie Lutheran Church (Mabel), Dennison Lutheran Church (Dennison), Grace Lutheran Church (Nerstrand), Merya Lutheran Church (Tanzania), Mkalama Lutheran Church (Tanzania)

Lord, in your mercy.        Hear our prayer.

Sustain us by the intercession of your Holy Spirit. Let the Spirit’s sighs, too deep for words, comfort us until we rejoice with those already united with you (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.


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.


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.


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.