August 23, 2020 The Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost
WELCOME, CONFESSION and FORGIVENESS, ENTRANCE HYMN,
and PRAYER of the DAY
Confession and Forgiveness:
P: Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God, whose steadfast love is everlasting, whose faithfulness endures from generation to generation.
P: Trusting in the mercy of God, let us confess our sin.
Silence is kept for reflection.
P: Reconciling God, 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.
P: Beloved of God, by the radical abundance of divine mercy we have peace with 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.
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: Lord, I Lift Your Name On High (2X) ELW #857
Prayer of the Day:
P: The Lord be with you.
C: And also with you.
P: O God, with all your faithful followers of every age, we praise you, the rock of our life. Be our strong foundation and form us into the body of you Son, that we may gladly minister to all the world, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
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, HYMN of the DAY
Reading - Carol Olsen
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 51:1-6
The Holy Gospel: Matthew 17:13-20
Hymn of the Day: The Solid Rock (vs. 1&2)
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.
Lord our rock, you are our foundation in Jesus Christ, your Son, whom we confess as the living God. Prepare your church for its mission in bearing witness to Christ, both here at home and throughout the world.
You call forth praises from the far reaches of the universe to the smallest of creatures. Join our songs to theirs, that a spirit of praise and thanksgiving will arouse us to cherish this wondrous home you give us.
All the rulers of the earth shall praise you, O Lord. Direct the leaders of countries, legislators and magistrates, mayors and councils, to walk in your ways. In this time of campaigns and political ads, help all candidates regard those in need with mercy and fulfill your loving purposes in the governance of peoples.
Though we walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve us, deliver us, and fulfill your purpose for us. According to your steadfast love, grant healing and wholeness to those who are bereaved, in trouble or adversity, or sick and in need of care. We remember especially those in this congregation who call upon your name. Walk with them, heal them, ground them in hope,
You call us into this community of Anacortes Lutheran Church. Though we are scattered, remind us we are one in Christ. May we recognize in ourselves and in one another the unique gifts you have given us for the building up of the church for the sake of the world.
You are the everlasting Rock from which we were hewn. Therefore in this solid foundation and in a certain hope that nothing can separate us from your love, we offer these prayers to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Special Music: Wade in the Water
Performed by: the Holzemer Family
HOLY COMMUNION, POST COMMUNION PRAYER, BLESSING, SENDING HYMN, and SENDING SENTENCE
Blessing and Sending - Les and Carol Olsen
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. C: Amen. Blessing: A: Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus. God, the creator, Jesus, the Christ, and the Holy Spirit, the comforter, bless and keep you in eternal love. C: Amen. Sending Hymn: Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee (vs. 1&3) ELW #836
Sending Sentence: A: Go in peace. Christ, your Rock, is with you. C: Thanks be to God.