Worship, Sunday June 21st 2020
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Holland, MI
Prayer of the Day
P: The Lord be with you
C: And also with you
P: Let us pray.
Teach us, good Lord God, to serve you as you deserve, to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not to seek for rest, to labor and not to ask for reward, except that of knowing that we do your will, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Sermon Rev. Michael Ludwig (Missionary to Niger and Son of Deb and Tom Ludwig)
Reading Romans 12: 1-8
I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect. For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us: prophecy, in proportion to faith; ministry, in ministering; the teacher, in teaching; the exhorter, in exhortation; the giver, in generosity; the leader, in diligence; the compassionate, in cheerfulness.
PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION
P: Called into unity with one another and the whole creation, let us pray for our needy world, responding to each petition with words from today’s psalm, “your love is kind.”
P: Receive these prayers, O God, and those too deep for words; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
P: Let us pray.
A brief silence is kept before the prayer.
O God of justice and love, we give thanks to you that you illumine our way through life with the words of your Son. Give us the light we need, awaken us to the needs of others, and at the end bring all the world to your feast; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory forever.
C: Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial,
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours,
now and forever.
P: Almighty God, Father, ☩ Son, and Holy Spirit, bless us now and forever.
P: Go in Peace, to be bearers of God’s love to the world.
C: Thanks be to God!
Materials for the commemoration of the Emanuel Nine (June 17) can be found at www.ELCA.org/EmanuelNine.
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