SERVICE PROGRAM

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PRINTABLE PDF FOR JULY 31, 5 p.m. Saturday Service:
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Saturday, July 31, 2021 – 5:00 pm
No Communion / Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
PRE-SERVICE MUSIC
GREETING and PRAYER
(Please rise)
HYMN: Songs of Grace 96 “Sweet Hour of Prayer”
(Please rise)
CALL to WORSHIP
P. Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
C: Serve the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs.
P: Know that the Lord is God.
C: It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of his pasture.
P: Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise;
C: Give thanks to Him and praise His name.
P: For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
C: His faithfulness continues through all generations.
P: Let us worship in the name of the Father,
C: Who has created us, now sustains us, and has seen to our salvation.
P: And in the name of the Son.
C: Who has saved us by His blood and thrilled us by His Resurrection from the dead.
P: And in the name of the Holy Spirit,
C: Who has brought us to faith and poured out on us His gifts.
P: Oh, come, let us sing to the Lord;
C: Let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.

CONFESSION and ABSOLUTION:
P. While we rightly acknowledge the Lord is great and most worthy of praise, we must also acknowledge our rebellion against him and our failure to keep his will. For if we claim we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
C: But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
P: Therefore, let us confess together who we are that we might be cleansed of our sin and assured of our salvation.
C: Most merciful Father, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean, and that we daily sin against you in thought, word, and deed. We sin by the things we do, and by the things we leave undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart, nor have we loved our neighbors as ourselves. We justly deserve your punishments now and in eternity. But, for the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways to the glory of your holy name. Amen.
P: Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners! For his sake God has indeed forgiven your sins and calls you back into his Way. Your sins are forgiven, therefore go and serve the Lord.
The Salutation & Collect, LSB p. 189
P: The Lord be with you.
C: And with thy spirit.
P: Let us pray:
ALL: Merciful Father, You gave Your Son Jesus as the heavenly bread of life. Grant us faith to feast on Him in Your Word and Sacraments that we may be nourished unto life everlasting; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

(Please be seated)
The OLD TESTAMENT READING: Exodus 16:2-15
2 In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. 3 The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the LORD’s hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death.” 4 Then the LORD said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions. 5 On the sixth day they are to prepare what they bring in, and that is to be twice as much as they gather on the other days.” 6 So Moses and Aaron said to all the Israelites, “In the evening you will know that it was the LORD who brought you out of Egypt, 7 and in the morning you will see the glory of the LORD, because he has heard your grumbling against him. Who are we, that you should grumble against us?” 8 Moses also said, “You will know that it was the LORD when he gives you meat to eat in the evening and all the bread you want in the morning, because he has heard your grumbling against him. Who are we? You are not grumbling against us, but against the LORD.” 9 Then Moses told Aaron, “Say to the entire Israelite community, ‘Come before the LORD, for he has heard your grumbling.’ ” 10 While Aaron was speaking to the whole Israelite community, they looked toward the desert, and there was the glory of the LORD appearing in the cloud. 11 The LORD said to Moses, 12 “I have heard the grumbling of the Israelites. Tell them, ‘At twilight you will eat meat, and in the morning you will be filled with bread. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God.’ ” 13 That evening quail came and covered the camp, and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp. 14 When the dew was gone, thin flakes like frost on the ground appeared on the desert floor. 15 When the Israelites saw it, they said to each other, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. Moses said to them, “It is the bread the LORD has given you to eat.

P: This is the Word of the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.

The EPISTLE READING: Ephesians 4:1-16
1As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 4There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to one hope when you were called— 5one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. 7But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. 8This is why it[a] says: “When he ascended on high, he led captives in his train and gave gifts to men.”[b] 9(What does “he ascended” mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions[c]? 10He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.) 11It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. 14Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. 15Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. 16From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

P: This is the Word of the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.

(Please stand)
The GOSPEL HYMN: LSB 642 “O Living Bread from Heaven”

The HOLY GOSPEL: John 6:22-35
P: The Gospel according to St. John, the sixth chapter.
C: Glory to You, O Lord.

(Please be seated)
22The next day the crowd that had stayed on the opposite shore of the lake realized that only one boat had been there, and that Jesus had not entered it with his disciples, but that they had gone away alone. 23Then some boats from Tiberias landed near the place where the people had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. 24Once the crowd realized that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into the boats and went to Capernaum in search of Jesus. 25When they found him on the other side of the lake, they asked him, “Rabbi, when did you get here?” 26Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, you are looking for me, not because you saw miraculous signs but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. 27Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. On him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.” 28Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” 29Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” 30So they asked him, “What miraculous sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you? What will you do? 31Our forefathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'[a]” 32Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. 33For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 34″Sir,” they said, “from now on give us this bread.” 35Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.

P: This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C: Praise to You, O Christ.

The SERMON

The OFFERING/OFFERTORY: LSB 821 vs. 1, 3 “Alleluia! Sing to Jesus”

OUR PRAYER CONCERNS

THE LORD’S PRAYER

The BENEDICTION

The HYMN to DEPART: Songs of Grace 112 vs. 1, 3 “To God Be the Glory”

SILENT PRAYER

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PRINTABLE PDF FOR AUGUST 1, Sunday 8 AM Service:
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Sunday, August 1, 2021 – 8:00 AM
Lutheran Service Book (LSB) p. 203
Communion / Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Welcome
PROCESSIONAL HYMN: Songs of Grace 96 “Sweet Hour of Prayer”
Confession and Absolution, p. 203 – Right Column
The Introit (read responsively)
With upright heart he shep- | herded them*
and guided them with his | skillful hand.
He commanded the | skies above*
and opened the doors of | heaven,
and he rained down on them man- | na to eat*
and gave them the grain of | heaven.
Man ate of the bread of the | angels;*
he sent them food in a- | bundance.
Glory be to the Father and | to the Son*
and to the Holy | Spirit;
as it was in the be- | ginning,*
is now, and will be forever. | Amen. Antiphon: Psalm 78:72

The Kyrie, p. 204
The Hymn of Praise: p. 204, “Glory to God…”
The Salutation & The Collect, p. 205
P: The Lord be with you.
C: And also with you.
P: Let us pray:
All: Merciful Father, You gave Your Son Jesus as the heavenly bread of life. Grant us faith to feast on
Him in Your Word and Sacraments that we may be nourished unto life everlasting; through the
same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and
forever. Amen.

THE OLD TESTAMENT READING: Exodus 16:2-15
2 In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. 3 The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the LORD’s hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death.” 4 Then the LORD said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions. 5 On the sixth day they are to prepare what they bring in, and that is to be twice as much as they gather on the other days.” 6 So Moses and Aaron said to all the Israelites, “In the evening you will know that it was the LORD who brought you out of Egypt, 7 and in the morning you will see the glory of the LORD, because he has heard your grumbling against him. Who are we, that you should grumble against us?” 8 Moses also said, “You will know that it was the LORD when he gives you meat to eat in the evening and all the bread you want in the morning, because he has heard your grumbling against him. Who are we? You are not grumbling against us, but against the LORD.” 9 Then Moses told Aaron, “Say to the entire Israelite community, ‘Come before the LORD, for he has heard your grumbling.’ ” 10 While Aaron was speaking to the whole Israelite community, they looked toward the desert, and there was the glory of the LORD appearing in the cloud. 11 The LORD said to Moses, 12 “I have heard the grumbling of the Israelites. Tell them, ‘At twilight you will eat meat, and in the morning you will be filled with bread. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God.’ ” 13 That evening quail came and covered the camp, and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp. 14 When the dew was gone, thin flakes like frost on the ground appeared on the desert floor. 15 When the Israelites saw it, they said to each other, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. Moses said to them, “It is the bread the LORD has given you to eat.

R: This is the Word of the Lord.
C. Thanks be to God.

THE EPISTLE: Ephesians 4:1-16
1As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 4There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to one hope when you were called— 5one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. 7But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. 8This is why it says: “When he ascended on high, he led captives in his train and gave gifts to men.” 9(What does “he ascended” mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions? 10He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.) 11It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. 14Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. 15Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. 16From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

R: This is the Word of the Lord.
C. Thanks be to God.

(Please stand)
GOSPEL HYMN: LSB 642 “O Living Bread from Heaven”

The GOSPEL: John 6:22-35
P: The Holy Gospel according to St. John, the sixth chapter.
C: Glory to You, O Lord.

(Please be seated)
22The next day the crowd that had stayed on the opposite shore of the lake realized that only one boat had been there, and that Jesus had not entered it with his disciples, but that they had gone away alone. 23Then some boats from Tiberias landed near the place where the people had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. 24Once the crowd realized that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into the boats and went to Capernaum in search of Jesus. 25When they found him on the other side of the lake, they asked him, “Rabbi, when did you get here?” 26Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, you are looking for me, not because you saw miraculous signs but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. 27Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. On him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.” 28Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” 29Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” 30So they asked him, “What miraculous sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you? What will you do? 31Our forefathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'” 32Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. 33For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 34″Sir,” they said, “from now on give us this bread.” 35Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.

P: This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C: Praise to You, O Christ.

SERMON
The Nicene Creed, p. 206
The Offering/Offertory: LSB 821 vs. 1, 3 “Alleluia! Sing to Jesus”
The Prayers of the Church & The Lord’s Prayer
The Preface, p. 208
The Sanctus, p. 208
The Words of Our Lord, p. 209
The Peace, p. 209 & The Agnus Dei, p. 210
Communion Hymns: LSB 625 “Lord Jesus Christ, Life-Giving Bread”
Songs of Grace 62 “Let Us Break Bread Together”
LSB 540 vs. 1, 2, 4 “Christ, the Word of God Incarnate”
The Nunc Dimittis, p. 211
Post-Communion Collect, p. 212
Benedicamus and Benediction, p. 212
HYMN: Songs of Grace 112 vs. 1, 3 “To God Be the Glory”
Silent Prayer & Announcements

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PRINTABLE PDF FOR AUGUST 1, Sunday 10:30 AM Service:
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Praise & Worship Service / Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
No Communion – August 1, 2021

WELCOME
THE OPENING HYMN: “Brethren, We Have Met to Worship”
Songs of Grace 13

INVOCATION
Pastor: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
People: Amen.

CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION
Pastor: The Bible declares, “If you, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness therefore you are feared.” And so we humbly confess our sins before God our Father.
People: O Lord, against you I have sinned and done what is evil in your sight. I have broken your laws. I have dishonored your name. I have not loved you with all of my heart, soul, and strength. I have not loved my neighbor as myself or even myself as my neighbor. I am sinful and unclean, and I rightfully deserve your wrath and punishment. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, Have mercy on me, a sinner. Forgive me, renew me, and lead me so that I may delight in your will and walk in your ways to the glory of your holy name. Amen.
Pastor: Almighty God in his mercy has given his only Son to die for you and for his sake forgives us all our sins. As a called and ordained servant of the Word, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
People: Amen.
(Please be seated)
The INTROIT (spoken responsively)
With upright heart he shep- | herded them*
and guided them with his | skillful hand.
He commanded the | skies above*
and opened the doors of | heaven,
and he rained down on them man- | na to eat*
and gave them the grain of | heaven.
Man ate of the bread of the | angels;*
he sent them food in a- | bundance.
Glory be to the Father and | to the Son*
and to the Holy | Spirit;
as it was in the be- | ginning,*
is now, and will be forever. | Amen. Antiphon: Psalm 78:72

THE SALUTATION & COLLECT of the DAY
Pastor: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
Pastor: Let us pray:
ALL: Merciful Father, You gave Your Son Jesus as the heavenly bread of life. Grant us faith to feast on Him in Your Word and Sacraments that we may be nourished unto life everlasting; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

The FIRST READING: Exodus 16:2-15
2 In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. 3 The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the LORD’s hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death.” 4 Then the LORD said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions. 5 On the sixth day they are to prepare what they bring in, and that is to be twice as much as they gather on the other days.” 6 So Moses and Aaron said to all the Israelites, “In the evening you will know that it was the LORD who brought you out of Egypt, 7 and in the morning you will see the glory of the LORD, because he has heard your grumbling against him. Who are we, that you should grumble against us?” 8 Moses also said, “You will know that it was the LORD when he gives you meat to eat in the evening and all the bread you want in the morning, because he has heard your grumbling against him. Who are we? You are not grumbling against us, but against the LORD.” 9 Then Moses told Aaron, “Say to the entire Israelite community, ‘Come before the LORD, for he has heard your grumbling.’ ” 10 While Aaron was speaking to the whole Israelite community, they looked toward the desert, and there was the glory of the LORD appearing in the cloud. 11 The LORD said to Moses, 12 “I have heard the grumbling of the Israelites. Tell them, ‘At twilight you will eat meat, and in the morning you will be filled with bread. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God.’ ” 13 That evening quail came and covered the camp, and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp. 14 When the dew was gone, thin flakes like frost on the
ground appeared on the desert floor. 15 When the Israelites saw it, they said to each other, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. Moses said to them, “It is the bread the LORD has given you to eat.

Reader: This is the Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

The EPISTLE READING: Ephesians 4:1-16
1As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 4There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to one hope when you were called— 5one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. 7But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. 8This is why it says: “When he ascended on high, he led captives in his train and gave gifts to men.” 9(What does “he ascended” mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions? 10He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.) 11It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. 14Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. 15Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. 16From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

Reader: This is the Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL HYMN: “Before the Throne of God Above”
Words & Music by: Charitie Bancroft & Vickie Cook
© 1997 Sovereign Grace Worship / CCLI License # 1672462

Before the throne of God above
I have a strong and perfect plea
A great High Priest whose name is love
Who ever lives and pleads for me

My name is graven on His hands
My name is written on His heart
I know that while in heav’n He stands
No tongue can bid me thence depart
No tongue can bid me thence depart

When Satan tempts me to despair
And tells me of the guilt within
Upward I look and see Him there
Who made an end of all my sin

Because the sinless Savior died
My sinful soul is counted free
For God, the just is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me
To look on Him and pardon me

Behold Him there, the risen Lamb
My perfect, spotless Righteousness
The great unchangeable I AM
The King of Glory and of grace

One with Himself, I cannot die
My soul is purchased by His blood
My life is hid with Christ on high
With Christ my Savior and my God

Because the sinless Savior died
My sinful soul is counted free
For God, the just is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me
To look on Him and pardon me

Because the sinless Savior died
My sinful soul is counted free
For God, the just is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me
To look on Him and pardon me

(Please rise)
GOSPEL: John 6:22-35

Pastor: The Holy Gospel according to St. John, the 6th chapter.
People: Glory to you, O Lord.

(Please be seated)
22The next day the crowd that had stayed on the opposite shore of the lake realized that only one boat had been there, and that Jesus had not entered it with his disciples, but that they had gone away alone. 23Then some boats from Tiberias landed near the place where the people had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. 24Once the crowd realized that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into the boats and went to Capernaum in search of Jesus. 25When they found him on the other side of the lake, they asked him, “Rabbi, when did you get here?” 26Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, you are looking for me, not because you saw miraculous signs but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. 27Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. On him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.” 28Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” 29Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” 30So they asked him, “What miraculous sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you? What will you do? 31Our forefathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'[a]” 32Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. 33For the bread of God is he
who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 34″Sir,” they said, “from now on give us this bread.” 35Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.
Pastor: This is the Gospel of the Lord.
People: Praise to you, O Christ.

The MESSAGE

THE APOSTLES’ CREED, LSB P. 175

THE OFFERING / OFFERTORY: “Jesus Loves Me, Alleluia”
Anna Bartlett Warner – Jesus Loves Me
John Newton – Amazing Grace
Thomas Ken – Doxology
Arr. By: Ken Bueltmann
CCLI License #1672462

Jesus loves me, this I know
For the Bible tells me so
Little ones to Him belong
They are weak but He is strong

Alleluia, Allelu –
Alleluia, Allelu –
Alleluia, Allelu –
Alleluia, Allelu – ia.

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now am found
Once was blind, but now I see

Alleluia, Allelu –
Alleluia, Allelu –
Alleluia, Allelu –
Alleluia, Allelu – ia.

(All Stand)
Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heavenly host
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost

Alleluia, Allelu –
Alleluia, Allelu –
Alleluia, Allelu –
Alleluia, Allelu – ia.

THE PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH

THE LORD’S PRAYER

BENEDICTION
Pastor: Go forth now in peace, a redeemed, restored, and renewed child of the King.
And the Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, go with each of you and bless you.
People: Amen.

CLOSING HYMN: “Jesus Messiah”

Words & Music by: Daniel Carson, Ed Cash
Chris Tomlin and Jesse Reeves
2008 Sixsteps Music, Vamos Publishing
Worshiptogether.com songs,
Wondrously Made songs
CCL License #1672462

He became sin, who knew no sin
That we might become His righteousness
He humbled himself and carried the cross
Love so amazing, love so amazing

Jesus Messiah, name above all names
Blessed redeemer, Emmanuel
The rescue for sinners
The ransom from Heaven
Jesus Messiah, Lord of all

His body the bread, his blood the wine
Broken and poured out all for love
The whole earth trembled
and the veil was torn
Love so amazing, love so amazing

Jesus Messiah, name above all names
Blessed redeemer, Emmanuel
The rescue for sinners
The ransom from Heaven
Jesus Messiah, Lord of all

All our hope is in You,
All our hope is in You
All the glory to You, God,
The light of the world

Jesus Messiah, name above all names
Blessed redeemer, Emmanuel
The rescue for sinners
The ransom from Heaven
Jesus Messiah, Lord of all
Jesus Messiah, Lord of all

SILENT PRAYER

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NEXT WEEKS SERVICES

PRINTABLE PDF FOR AUGUST 7, 5 p.m. Saturday Service:
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Saturday, August 7, 2021– 5:00 p.m.
The 11th Sunday after Pentecost / No Communion

GREETINGS and PRAYER

A SONG: “Beneath the Cross of Jesus” Songs of Grace 7

(Please rise)
INVOCATION
P: We make our beginning in the name of the Father;
C: WHO HAS CREATED US, DEFENDED US, AND PROVIDED FOR ALL OUR NEEDS.
P: We make our beginning in the name of the + Son;
C: WHO HAS COME TO US, REDEEMED US, AND WILL COME AGAIN TO TAKE US HOME.
P: We make our beginning in the name of the Holy Spirit;
C: WHO HAS GIVEN US LIFE, BROUGHT US TO FAITH, AND SANCTIFIED US BY HIS WORD.
P: To the Triune God be all glory, thanks, and praise.
C: AMEN.

CONFESSION
P: Heavenly Father, you have made us, we are your creation, everything we have and need comes from your hand. We thank you for this day and all its gifts. But, Father, we must also confess that we have transgressed your commands and gone our own way. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. Therefore, Father, hear us as we confess who we are:
C: LORD GOD, WE CONFESS OUR SIN. YOU HAVE PROMISED TO PROVIDE FOR ALL OUR NEEDS, YET WE MISTRUST YOUR PROMISE. YOU HAVE GIVEN US YOUR SPIRIT AND CALLED US TO OBEDIENCE, YET WE SERVE OUR OWN DESIRES AND MAKE THEM GODS BEFORE YOU. YOU HAVE URGED US TO LOVE OUR NEIGHBORS, YET WE CHOOSE WHOM WE WILL LOVE AND TREAT THE REST AS THOUGH THEY DO

NOT MATTER. FATHER, FORGIVE US, FOR WE HAVE SINNED. FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR SON AND HIS AWESOME SACRIFICE, FORGIVE US AND MAKE US WHOLE AGAIN.

ABSOLUTION
P: Our God is a great God and greatly to be praised. He gives us daily bread for both body and soul. Sin no longer has dominion over us, and the Old Accuser has no claim upon us. By his grace, we fix our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith, and in his Name we have peace with God. Our sins are forgiven; our guilt set aside. By the cross of Jesus and the Word of God then believe these words: I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
C: AMEN!

(Please be seated)
SONG OF RESPONSE: “O, How I Love Jesus” (SoG #80 vs. 1 & 2)

PRAYER
ALL: LORD, WE THANK YOU THAT YOU HAVE TAUGHT US WHAT YOU WOULD HAVE US BELIEVE AND DO. HELP US BY YOUR HOLY SPIRIT, FOR THE SAKE OF JESUS CHRIST, TO KEEP YOUR WORD IN PURE HEARTS THAT THEREBY WE MAY BE STRENGTHENED IN FAITH, PERFECTED IN HOLINESS, MADE FRUITFUL IN LIFE, AND COMFORTED IN DEATH. AMEN.

The OLD TESTAMENT READING: 1 Kings 19:1-8
1 Now Ahab told Jezebel everything Elijah had done and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. 2 So Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah to say, “May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely, if by this time tomorrow I do not make your life like that of one of them.” 3 Elijah was afraid [a] and ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there, 4 while he himself went a day’s journey into the desert. He came to a broom tree, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, LORD,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.” 5 Then he lay down under the tree and fell asleep. All at once an angel touched him and said, “Get up and eat.” 6 He looked around, and there by his head was a cake of bread baked over hot coals, and a jar of water. He ate and drank and then lay down again. 7 The angel of the LORD came back a second time and touched him and said, “Get up and eat, for the journey is too much for you.” 8 So he got up and ate and drank. Strengthened by that food, he traveled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God.
P: This is the Word of the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.

The EPISTLE LESSON: Ephesians 4:17—5:2
17So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. 18They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. 19Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more. 20You, however, did not come to know Christ that way. 21Surely you heard of him and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. 22You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. 25Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body. 26″In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27and do not give the devil a foothold. 28He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with his own hands, that he may have something to share with those in need. 29Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. 1Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children 2and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
P: This is the Word of the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.

(Please stand)
GOSPEL HYMN: “Who Are You Who Walk in Sorrow” LSB 476 vs. 1-4
The HOLY GOSPEL: John 6:35-51
P: The Holy Gospel according to St. John, the 6th chapter.
C: Glory to You, O Lord.
(Please be seated)
35Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty. 36But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe. 37All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. 38For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. 39And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. 40For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.” 41At this the Jews began to grumble about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” 42They said, “Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I came down from heaven’?” 43″Stop grumbling among yourselves,” Jesus answered. 44″No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day. 45It is written in the Prophets: ‘They will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me. 46No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God; only he has seen the Father. 47I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life. 48I am the bread of life. 49Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died. 50But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which a man may eat and not die. 51I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”
P: This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C: Praise to You, O Christ.

HOMILY

OFFERING/OFFERTORY: “O Day Full of Grace” LSB 503 vs. 1, 5

(Please rise)
THE PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH
P: Lord, in your mercy…
C: HEAR OUR PRAYER.

THE LORD’S PRAYER

THE BENEDICTION
P: Bless we the Lord.
C: THANKS BE TO GOD.
P: Now the Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord look upon you with His favor and + give you His peace.
C: AMEN.

(Please be seated)
CLOSING SONG: “Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer” LSB 918

SILENT PRAYER

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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PRINTABLE PDF FOR AUGUST 8, Sunday 8 AM Service:
WSAUG8-8.PDF

Sunday, August 8, 2021 – 8:00 AM
Lutheran Service Book (LSB) p. 203
No Communion / Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Welcome
PROCESSIONAL HYMN: “Beneath the Cross of Jesus” Songs of Grace 7
Confession and Absolution, p. 203 – Left Column
The Introit (read responsively)
You open | your hand;*
you satisfy the desire of every | living thing.
Oh, taste and see that the | LORD is good!*
Blessèd is the man who takes ref- | uge in him!
Oh, fear the LORD, | you his saints,*
for those who fear him | have no lack!
The young lions suffer want and | hunger;*
but those who seek the LORD lack | no good thing.
Glory be to the Father and | to the Son*
and to the Holy | Spirit;
as it was in the be- | ginning,*
is now, and will be forever. | Amen. Antiphon: Psalm 145:16

The Kyrie, p. 204
The Hymn of Praise: p. 204, “Glory to God…”
The Salutation & The Collect, p. 205
P: The Lord be with you.
C: And also with you.
P: Let us pray:
All: Gracious Father, Your blessed Son came down from heaven to be the true bread that gives life to the world. Grant that Christ, the bread of life, may live in us and we in Him, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

THE OLD TESTAMENT READING: 1 Kings 19:1-8
1 Now Ahab told Jezebel everything Elijah had done and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. 2 So Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah to say, “May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely, if by this time tomorrow I do not make your life like that of one of them.” 3 Elijah was afraid [a] and ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there, 4 while he himself went a day’s journey into the desert. He came to a broom tree, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, LORD,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.” 5 Then he lay down under the tree and fell asleep. All at once an angel touched him and said, “Get up and eat.” 6 He looked around, and there by his head was a cake of bread baked over hot coals, and a jar of water. He ate and drank and then lay down again. 7 The angel of the LORD came back a second time and touched him and said, “Get up and eat, for the journey is too much for you.” 8 So he got up and ate and drank. Strengthened by that food, he traveled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God.

R: This is the Word of the Lord.
C. Thanks be to God.

THE EPISTLE: Ephesians 4:17—5:2
17So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. 18They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. 19Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more. 20You, however, did not come to know Christ that way. 21Surely you heard of him and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. 22You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. 25Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body. 26″In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27and do not give the devil a foothold. 28He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with his own hands, that he may have something to share with those in need. 29Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. 1Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children 2and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

R: This is the Word of the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.
(Please stand)
GOSPEL HYMN: LSB 476 vs. 1-4 “Who Are You Who Walk in Sorrow”
The GOSPEL: John 6:35-51
P: The Holy Gospel according to St. John, the sixth chapter.
C: Glory to You, O Lord.

(Please be seated)
35Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty. 36But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe. 37All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. 38For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. 39And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. 40For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.” 41At this the Jews began to grumble about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” 42They said, “Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I came down from heaven’?” 43″Stop grumbling among yourselves,” Jesus answered. 44″No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day. 45It is written in the Prophets: ‘They will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me. 46No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God; only he has seen the Father. 47I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life. 48I am the bread of life. 49Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died. 50But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which a man may eat and not die. 51I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”

P: This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C: Praise to You, O Christ.

SERMON
The Apostles’ Creed, p. 207
The Offering/Offertory: “O Day Full of Grace” LSB 503 vs. 1, 5
The Prayers of the Church
The Lord’s Prayer
Benedicamus and Benediction, p. 212
HYMN: “Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer” LSB 918
Silent Prayer & Announcements

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PRINTABLE PDF FOR AUGUST 8, Sunday 10:30 AM Service:
WSAUG8-1030.PDF

Sunday, August 8, 2021 – 10:30 AM
Lutheran Service Book (LSB) p. 203
Communion / Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Welcome
PROCESSIONAL HYMN: “Beneath the Cross of Jesus” Songs of Grace 7
Confession and Absolution, p. 203 – Right Column
The Introit (read responsively)
You open | your hand;*
you satisfy the desire of every | living thing.
Oh, taste and see that the | LORD is good!*
Blessèd is the man who takes ref- | uge in him!
Oh, fear the LORD, | you his saints,*
for those who fear him | have no lack!
The young lions suffer want and | hunger;*
but those who seek the LORD lack | no good thing.
Glory be to the Father and | to the Son*
and to the Holy | Spirit;
as it was in the be- | ginning,*
is now, and will be forever. | Amen. Antiphon: Psalm 145:16

The Kyrie, p. 204
The Hymn of Praise: p. 204, “Glory to God…”
The Salutation & The Collect, p. 205
P: The Lord be with you.
C: And also with you.
P: Let us pray:
All: Gracious Father, Your blessed Son came down from heaven to be the true bread that gives life to the world. Grant that Christ, the bread of life, may live in us and we in Him, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

THE OLD TESTAMENT READING: 1 Kings 19:1-8
1 Now Ahab told Jezebel everything Elijah had done and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. 2 So Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah to say, “May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely, if by this time tomorrow I do not make your life like that of one of them.” 3 Elijah was afraid [a] and ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there, 4 while he himself went a day’s journey into the desert. He came to a broom tree, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, LORD,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.” 5 Then he lay down under the tree and fell asleep. All at once an angel touched him and said, “Get up and eat.” 6 He looked around, and there by his head was a cake of bread baked over hot coals, and a jar of water. He ate and drank and then lay down again. 7 The angel of the LORD came back a second time and touched him and said, “Get up and eat, for the journey is too much for you.” 8 So he got up and ate and drank. Strengthened by that food, he traveled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God.

R: This is the Word of the Lord.
C. Thanks be to God.

THE EPISTLE: Ephesians 4:17—5:2
17So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. 18They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. 19Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more. 20You, however, did not come to know Christ that way. 21Surely you heard of him and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. 22You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. 25Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body. 26″In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27and do not give the devil a foothold. 28He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with his own hands, that he may have something to share with those in need. 29Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. 1Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children 2and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

R: This is the Word of the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.
(Please stand)
GOSPEL HYMN: LSB 476 vs. 1-4 “Who Are You Who Walk in Sorrow”
The GOSPEL: John 6:35-51
P: The Holy Gospel according to St. John, the sixth chapter.
C: Glory to You, O Lord.

(Please be seated)
35Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty. 36But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe. 37All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. 38For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. 39And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. 40For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.” 41At this the Jews began to grumble about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” 42They said, “Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I came down from heaven’?” 43″Stop grumbling among yourselves,” Jesus answered. 44″No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day. 45It is written in the Prophets: ‘They will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me. 46No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God; only he has seen the Father. 47I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life. 48I am the bread of life. 49Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died. 50But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which a man may eat and not die. 51I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”

P: This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C: Praise to You, O Christ.

SERMON
The Nicene Creed, p. 206
The Offering/Offertory: “O Day Full of Grace” LSB 503 vs. 1, 5
The Prayers of the Church
The Lord’s Prayer
The Preface, p. 208
The Sanctus, p. 208
The Words of Our Lord, p. 209
The Peace, p. 209
The Agnus Dei, p. 210
Communion Hymns:
LSB 628 “Your Table I Approach”
Songs of Grace 58 “Just a Closer Walk with Thee”
Songs of Grace 80 “O How I Love Jesus”
The Nunc Dimittis, p. 211
Post-Communion Collect, p. 212
Benedicamus and Benediction, p. 212
HYMN: “Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer” LSB 918 vs. 1, 3
Silent Prayer & Announcements