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August 09, 2020

Holy Communion

Setting 8

 

WELCOME

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

GATHERING SONG: ELW 400

God of Tempest, God of Whirlwind

1   God of tempest, God of whirlwind,

as on Pentecost descend!

Drive us out from sheltered comfort;

past these walls your people send!

Sweep us into costly service,

there with Christ to bear the cross,

there with Christ to bear the cross!

 

2   God of blazing, God of burning,

all that blocks your purpose, purge!

Through your church, Christ's living Body,

let your flaming Spirit surge!

Where deceit conceals injustice,

kindle us to speak your truth,

kindle us to speak your truth!

 

3   God of earthquake, God of thunder,

shake us loose from lethargy!

Break the chains of sin asunder,

for earth's healing set us free!

Crumble walls that still divide us;

make us one in Christ our Lord,

make us one in Christ our Lord!

 

4   God of passion, God unsleeping,

stir in us love's restlessness!

Where the people cry in anguish,

may we share your heart's distress.

Rouse us from content with evil;

claim us for your kingdom's work,

claim us for your kingdom's work!

 

Text: Herman G. Stuempfle Jr., b. 1923

Text © 2000 GIA Publications, Inc., 7404 S. Mason Ave., Chicago, IL 60638. www.giamusic.com. 800.442.3358. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

 

CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS

KYRIE ELESION

GREETING

PRAYER OF THE DAY

PSALM 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b (tone 5)

MATTHEW 14:22-33

22[Jesus] made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side [of the Sea of Galilee], while he dismissed the crowds.23And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land, for the wind was against them. 25And early in the morning he came walking toward them on the sea. 26But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear. 27But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.”
  
28Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” 29He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus. 30But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. 33And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

 

KIDS’ MESSAGE

 

KIDS MESSAGE SONG: ELW 459 (V. 3&4)

REFRAIN:    Wade in the water,  Wade in the water, children,

Wade in the water,  God’s a-goin’-a trouble the water.

 

Look over yonder, what do I see?

God’s a-goin’-a trouble the water.

Looks like the band that Moses led.

God’s a-goin’-a trouble the water.    REFRAIN

 

If you don’t believe I’ve been redeemed,

God’s a-goin’-a trouble the water.

Just follow me down to Jordan’s stream.

God’s a-goin’-a trouble the water.  REFRAIN

Wade In The Water

Text and Music: African American spiritual

Public Domain.

 

MESSAGE

 

SONG OF THE DAY ELW 697

Just a Closer Walk with Thee

Refrain

Just a closer walk with thee,

      grant it, Jesus, is my plea;

      daily walking close to thee,

      let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

 

1    I am weak but thou art strong:

      Jesus, keep me from all wrong;

      I'll be satisfied as long

      as I walk, let me walk close to thee.  Refrain

 

2    Through this world of toil and snares,

      if I falter, Lord, who cares?

      Who with me my burden shares?

      None but thee, dear Lord, none but thee.  Refrain

 

3    When my feeble life is o'er,

      time for me will be no more;

      guide me gently, safely o'er

      to thy kingdom shore, to thy shore.  Refrain

 

Text: North American traditional

 

NEW ZEALAND CREED

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

Rosa Maria's niece Autumn Lynn Niemi, Shirley Richter, Bea and Les Starheim, Parminder and Peter (friends of Andrea's), Chelsa Mack, Vivian Oswald, Andrea Reyes, Norm Graham, Michael Robertson, Brooklyn and Nicola Ladmore, Rod Vance, Rod and Wendy McKenzie, Catherine, Pat Stich, June Bourne, Betty Nixon's brother Chester, Shannon Kristofic, Courtney Kelso, Uschi Bohn’s brother Winfried, Kathryn Wellington, Kenneth Kwan. Those who grieve the death of loved ones: Krystal Dawson, Doug and Janice Strangway, all those grieving the hundreds of thousands who’ve died from COVID19.

OFFERTORY

OFFERTORY PRAYER

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

WE PROCLAIM THE MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

THE LORD’S PRAYER IN MOVEMENT

INVITATION TO COMMUNION

 

COMMUNION HYMN: 

I am the Bread of Life

I Am the Bread of Life

John Michael Talbot

I am the Bread of Life

All who eat this Bread will never die

I am God's love revealed

I am broken that you might be healed

 

All who eat of this heavenly Bread

All who drink this cup of the covenant

You will live forever for I will raise you up

 

I am the Bread of Life

All who eat this Bread will never die

I am God's love revealed

I am broken that you might be healed

 

No one who comes to Me shall hunger again

No one who believes shall ever thirst

All that the Father draws shall come to Me

And I will give them rest

 

I am the Bread of Life

All who eat this Bread will never die

I am God's love revealed

I am broken that you might be healed

 

CCLI #17535

John Michael Talbot

 

SENDING SONG: ELW 768

Lead Me, Guide Me

Lead me, guide me, along the way

For if You lead me I cannot not stray

Lord let me walk, each day with Thee

Lead me oh Lord lead me

 

I am weak and I need Thy strength and power

To help me over my weakest hour

Help me through the darkness Thy face to see

Lead me oh Lord lead me

 

Lead me, guide me along the way,

For if You lead me I cannot stray.

Lord let me walk each day with Thee.

Lead me, oh Lord lead me. 

 

Help me tread in the paths of righteousness.

Be my aid when Satan and sin oppress.

I am putting all my trust in Thee:

Lead me, oh Lord lead me. 

 

Lead me, guide me along the way,

For if You lead me I cannot stray.

Lord let me walk each day with Thee.

Lead me, oh Lord lead me. 

 

I am lost if You take Your hand from me,

I am blind without Thy light to see.

Lord just always to me Thy servant be,

Lead me, oh Lord lead me. 

 

Lead me, guide me along the way,

For if You lead me I cannot stray.

Lord let me walk each day with Thee.

Lead me, oh Lord lead me.

Lead me, oh Lord lead me.

 

BLESSING

DISMISSAL