Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Worship on the Go!

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.”

August 12-13, 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 may your Spirit reside in us as courage to know you hear our faithful prayers, we pray through your Son, Jesus Christ, our teacher, Savior, and Lord. Amen.        

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

First Reading     James 1:6-7

But ask in faith, never doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind; for the doubter, being double-minded and unstable in every way,

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

Second Reading     Romans 8:26

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words.

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

Gospel Reading     John 3:3-7

The Holy Gospel according to Saint John, chapter 3.    Glory to you, O Lord.

Jesus answered him, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not be astonished that I said to you, ‘You must be born from above.’

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

Respond to the Word:

  1. Talk about how the Lord’s Prayer results in a confession when it ends with: “thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever and ever.”
  1. When we say “Amen” we are saying our prayer is certain. What is our certainty in, or why are we certain?
  2. With that certainty in mind, how do you think we should pray? Boldly, timidly, something else? Talk about your answer.

The Apostles’ Creed    ELW p. 217

P    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.

O God our ruler, continue to send out your church on earth to be light and salt to the world. Keep giving us the heart to do your work.

Lord, in your mercy.        Hear our prayer.

O God our creator, you quiet the seas and silence the wind. Restore your creation to the perfection and beauty you spoke into being.

Lord, in your mercy.        Hear our prayer.

O God our redeemer, inspire leaders with the righteousness that comes from faith, so that your justice thrives throughout the world.

Lord, in your mercy.        Hear our prayer.

O God our sustainer, comfort those who are lonely, fearful, or burdened by doubt. Give meaningful work to those who seek employment. Walk with those who are grieving or ill, and with all who face the last days of their lives (especially).

Lord, in your mercy.        Hear our prayer.

O God our encourager, empower this assembly to boldly proclaim and live out your love to all who long to hear a word of hope and kindness. Equip us to use our hands, feet, voices, and minds to share the bounty you have given 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, Sean, Jeff Davis, Robin

For all Good Shepherd Members, especially:

Dano & Kathy Lange, Bob & Barb Larson, Lonnie & Leann Larson (Dylan, Abbey)

For Good Shepherd Leaders, especially:

Wendy Hanson – President; Charlie Leonard – Lead Pastor

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

Bishop Delzer and the Southeast Minnesota Synod Staff, Trinity Lutheran Church (Thompson), Hegre Lutheran Church (Kenyon), St. John’s Lutheran Church (Northfield), St. Augustine Ngamu Lutheran Church (Tanzania), Sayuni Kinyambuli Lutheran Church (Tanzania)

Lord, in your mercy.        Hear our prayer.

O God our savior, we rejoice in the example of the saints who have gone before us (especially the nurses Florence Nightingale and Clara Maass, renewers of society) until we join them around your throne.

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.