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August 2, 2020 The Ninth Sunday After Pentecost


WELCOME, CONFESSION and FORGIVENESS, ENTRANCE HYMN,

and PRAYER of the DAY

Confession and Forgiveness:

P: In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.

P: Trusting in the mercy of God, let us confess our sin.

Silence is kept for reflection.


P: Reconciling God,

C: we confess that we do not trust your abundance, and we deny your presence in our lives. We place our hope in ourselves and rely on our own efforts. We fail to believe that you provide enough for all. We abuse your good creation for our own benefit. We fear difference and do not welcome others as you have welcomed us. We sin in thought, word, and deed. By your grace, forgive us; through your love, renew us; and in your Spirit, lead us; so that we may live and serve you in newness of life. Amen.


P: Beloved of God, by the radical abundance of divine mercy we have peace with our God through Christ Jesus, through whom we have obtained grace upon grace. Our sins are forgiven. Let us live now in hope. For hope does not disappoint, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.


Greeting:

P: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

C: And also with you.


Entrance Hymn: All Who Hunger, Gather Gladly (vs. 1&3) ELW # 461


Prayer of the Day:

P: The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.

P: Glorious God, your generosity waters the world with goodness, and you cover creation with abundance. Awaken in us a hunger for the food that satisfies both body and spirit, and with this food fill all the starving world; through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

C: Amen.

A TIME FOR the CHILDREN:

Children looking for activities and lessons can find them on our website at: https://www.anacorteslutheran.org/sunday-school

READING, GOSPEL, SERMON, and HYMN of the DAY

Reading - The Connelly Family

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 55:1-5

Gospel Reading: Matthew 14:13-21

Hymn of the Day: Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ (vs. 1&3) ELW # 674

PRAYERS of INTERCESSION, and OFFERING

Prayers of Intercession:

A: Confident of your care and helped by the Holy Spirit, we pray for the church, the world, and all who are in need.

A brief silence.


A: You take resources that appear to be meager, bless them, and there is enough. May your church trust that what you bless and ask us to share with the world is abundantly sufficient.


Your beautiful creation offers sustenance and life for all creatures. Protect this abundance for the well-being of all. Reverse the damage we have caused your creation. Replenish ground water supplies, provide needed rains in places of drought, and protect forests from wildfires.


You offer yourself to all nations and peoples of earth, inviting everyone to abundant life. Bring the prophetic vision to fullness, that all nations will run to you and that nations who do not know you will find their joy in you.


You open your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing. Hear the anguish of those who cry to you in suffering and satisfy their deepest needs. We pray this day for the people who occupy areas in our world and in our nation where the virus is exploding. Our prayers go out to the ill, the isolated and the grieving in our own community and to those close to our hearts. Bring wholeness and healing to all who suffer in body, heart, soul, and mind.


In the certain hope that nothing can separate us from your love, we offer these prayers to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Special Music: Sonata Theme - Persephone Pestar

HOLY COMMUNION, POST COMMUNION PRAYER, BLESSING, SENDING HYMN, and SENDING SENTENCE

Blessing - The Connelly Family

Holy Communion:

P: The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.

P: Lift up your hearts.

C: We lift them to the Lord.

P: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

C: It is right to give God thanks and praise.

The 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 us our trespasses against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory. Amen.


Post Communion Prayer:

P: God of the welcome table, in this meal we have feasted on your goodness, and have been united by your presence among us. Empower us to go forth sustained by these gifts so that we may work your fields, sharing your neighborly love with all, through Jesus Christ the giver of abundant life. Amen.


Sending Hymn: Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness (vs. 1&2) ELW # 843


Sending Sentence:

A: Go in peace. Christ is with you.

C: Thanks be to God.

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