July 16th Worship

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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          What a Fellowship, What a Joy Divine               ELW Hymn 774

 

Prayer of the Day

Let us pray,

Almighty God, we thank you for planting in us the seed of your word. By your Holy Spirit help us to receive it with joy, live according to it, and grow in faith and hope and love, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.  Amen.

First Reading: Romans 8:1-11                                                                       Page 1031

R  The Word of the Lord                          C  Thanks be to God.

Gospel: Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23                                       Page 891

MESSAGE                                                                         Pastor Pam Ciulla

 

Hymn of the Day                    I Love to Tell the Story                             ELW Hymn 661

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.

Offering 

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“Panis Angelicus”  (Bread of Angels)                        Gavin Rassmussen

Offering Prayer

Let us pray, Merciful God, you open wide your hand and satisfy the need of every living thing.  You have set this feast before us.  Open our hands to receive it.  Open our hearts to embrace it.  Open our lives to live it.  We pray this through Christ our Lord.  Amen. 

Prayers

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Lord’s Prayer

Let us pray,

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 

SPECIAL MUSIC

“In Native Worth”                                                                   Gavin Rassmussen

“Amazing Grace”

POST COMMUNION PRAYER

Let us pray,

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.

Blessing

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                             Lord of All Hopefulness                     ELW Hymn 765

 Dismissal

P           Go in peace. The Spirit sends us forth to serve.

C           Thanks be to God.

8:15 Music

10:15 Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 9th Worship

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CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS                                                                              

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                 Precious Lord, Take My Hand                     WOV Hymn 731

Prayer of the Day

Let us pray,

You are great, O God, and greatly to be praised. You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you. Grant that we may believe in you, call upon you, know you, and serve you, through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.  Amen.

First Reading: Zachariah 9:9-12                                                                   Page 869

R  The Word of the Lord                          C  Thanks be to God

 Psalm 145: 8-14

8The Lord is gracious and full | of compassion, slow to anger and abounding in | steadfast love.                                                                                                     9Lord, you are | good to all, and your compassion is over | all your works. 
10All your works shall praise | you, O Lord, and your faithful | ones shall bless you.
11They shall tell of the glory | of your kingdom and speak | of your power,
12that all people may know | of your power and the glorious splendor | of your kingdom.
13Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom; your dominion endures through- | out all ages.  You, Lord, are faithful in all your words, and loving in | all your works.
14The Lord upholds all | those who fall and lifts up those who | are bowed down. 

 Second Reading: Romans 7:15-25a                                  Page 1031

R  The Word of the Lord C  Thanks be to God             

Gospel: Matthew 11:25-30                                                                          Page 889

MESSAGE           Pastor Scott Frederickson, Ph.D.

 Hymn of the Day                         O Christ the Same                            WOV Hymn 778

 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

Offering 

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Offering Prayer

Let us pray, All that we have is yours.  Receive these gifts we bring for the sake of the one who gave himself for us, Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Prayers

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Lord’s Prayer

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

Blessing

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                            Great Is Thy Faithfulness                    WOV Hymn 771

 Dismissal

P Go in peace. The Spirit sends us forth to serve.
C Thanks be to God.

8:15 Music

10:15 Music

 

July 2nd Worship

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 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

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.

 Offering                             

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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

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Lord’s Prayer

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.

Blessing

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

 Dismissal

Go in peace. The Spirit sends us forth to serve. Thanks be to God.

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A Letter From NESynod Bishop Brian Maas to Rostered Leaders

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:
 
I greet you in the name of the One who so loved the whole world that He gave His only Son to redeem it. In the Spirit of that love, I am calling us all into deep prayer, learning and action over the days and weeks ahead as we strive to witness to our faith in a culture infused with uncertainty, infected with misinformation and reacting with fear. 
 
Called by the full witness of scripture to welcome the neighbor and care for the homeless, Lutheran Christians have excelled at welcoming and resettling refugees, and helping them become engaged, positive, contributing citizens. Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS) nationally, and Lutheran Family Services (LFS) locally, have done exemplary work for generations, and stand ready to continue to do so. 
 
Recent sudden policy changes in the U.S. have disrupted the smooth and secure process of resettling women, children and families fleeing violence, persecution and war. I am calling us as a church to pray for refugees, for those who work to vet, transport and resettle them, and for those who make and enforce policy regarding them. I also ask that we all avail ourselves of the many materials available through LFS and elsewhere to find deeper understanding of refugee resettlement; and finally to voice our concerns to our elected officials as policy is crafted and enforced.
 
For more information, consult the LFS website and Facebook page regularly to learn more about refugee resettlement, and about what we can do together to ensure our security while serving in faith (see link at https://www.lfsneb.org/ upper right hand corner; https://www.facebook.com/LFSNEB/ or https://twitter.com/LFSNEB.). Additionally, watch for information on a vigil anticipated for later in the upcoming week. Thank you for your prayers and your faithfulness.
 
Yours in Christ,
Brian Maas, Bishop
 
A prayer for refugees:
Gracious Lord, you know what it is to be unwelcome, unwanted and alone. Give us eyes to see you in each of those, who know such rejection, and hearts to welcome them into our midst. Grant us confidence in uncertain times, courage in the face of our fears, and grace to work out your will toward all, for Jesus’ sake. Amen.
 
 
 
Brian Maas
Bishop
Nebraska Synod ELCA
6757 Newport Ave Suite 200
Omaha, NE 68152
402.896.5311
brianmaas@nebraskasynod.org