Confession and Forgiveness ELW p. 94
Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God, full of compassion and mercy, abounding in steadfast love. Amen.
Trusting God’s promise of forgiveness, let us confess our sin against God and one another. Silence for reflection and self-examination.
Eternal God our creator, in you we live and move and have our being. Look upon us, your children, the work of your hands. Forgive us all our offenses, and cleanse us from proud thoughts and empty desires. By your grace draw us near to you, our refuge and our strength; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit given to us. In the mercy of almighty God, Christ died for us while we still were sinners; and for his sake, God forgives you all your sins. Amen.
Gathering Song For All the Saints ELW Hymn 422
PRAYER OF THE DAY
Let us pray
O God, you direct our lives by your grace, and your words of justice and mercy reshape the world. Mold us into a people who welcome your word and serve one another, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
First Reading: Jeremiah 28:5-9 Page 717
R The Word of the Lord C Thanks be to God.
Gospel: Matthew 10:40-42 Page 889
MESSAGE Pastor Scott Frederickson, Ph.D.
Hymn of the Day This Is My Song ELW Hymn 887
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.
BLESSING OF THE FIRST FRUITS
O Lord our God, You are maker of all things. Blessed are you!
You called Abraham and Israel to be the first fruits of your harvest. Praise to You!
You used your mighty power to save your chosen people. Blessed are You!
They brought the first fruits of the soil to worship you. Praise to You!
All things have been set aside for God’s purposes, we are to seek justice and care for those in need. Blessed are You!
You gave your Son as the first fruit of salvation, his resurrection our promised inheritance. Praise to You!
The harvest will come in the name of the Lord. AMEN!
Let us pray together,
Dear God, as we lift up our offerings to you, we give you thanks for the grace given to our ancestors in faith. May your Holy Spirit bring us the assurance of our salvation through the offering of the Son. Bless our First Lutheran Garden Market this summer and multiply these gifts from the earth so that we may feed the hungry both near and far. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayers of Intercession
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen
Communion Hymns Hymns 886, 410
POST COMMUNION PRAYER
Jesus Christ, host of this meal, you have given us not only this bread and cup, but your very self, that we may feast on your great love. Filled again by these signs of your grace, may we hunger for your reign of justice, may we thirst for your way of peace, for you are Lord forevermore. Amen.
May God, whose power working in us can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine, grant you the gifts of faith and hope. Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you now and forever. Amen.
Sending Song For the Beauty of the Earth ELW Hymn 879
Go in peace. The Spirit sends us forth to serve. Thanks be to God.