THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST— June 18 & June 21, 2023 The Father’s Love for us– shown in His Son, Christ the Lord!
ZION EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH – LCMS – 700 Main St. P.O. Box 220 Clyman, WI 53016
Pastor Dan 1-(920)-341-2025 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bulletin Announcement email: email@example.com
AS WE GATHER – The history of celebrating Father’s Day in the United States begins with a church service held in West Virginia in 1908, which recalled and honored the fathers who had perished in a coal mine disaster in the area in the previous year. Two years later, a more general annual observance was begun at a YMCA in Spokane, Washington. But it was not until 1972 that the day was declared to be a national holiday. Among the many qualities of positive fatherhood celebrated on Father’s Day is a sense of compassion. Many centuries ago, the psalmist wrote: “As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear Him” (Psalm 103:13). Each week in worship we recall and give thanks for the compassionate love of our God, the eternal Father, who bears His people on eagles’ wings and crowns them with steadfast love and mercy.
Ringing of the Bell and Welcome
Hymn “Praise to the Lord, The Almighty” LSB 790
Invocation In the name of the Father and of the X Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
Opening Sentences Psalm 31:1, 14–15a, 16 – In You, O LORD, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame; in Your righteousness deliver me! But I trust in You, O LORD; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in Your hand. Make Your face shine on Your servant; save me in Your steadfast love.
Confession and Absolution – O God our Father, since You have set forth the way of life for us in Your beloved Son, we confess with shame our slowness to learn of Him, our failure to follow Him, and our reluctance to bear the cross. Have mercy on us and forgive us, O Lord. Forgive us the poverty of our worship, our neglect of fellowship and of the Means of Grace, our hesitating witness for Christ, or evasion of responsibility in Your service, and our imperfect stewardship of Your gifts. Have mercy on us and forgive us, O Lord. Forgive us that we have been thoughtless in our judgments, hasty in condemnation, grudging in forgiveness, slow to seek reconciliation, and unwilling to help our neighbors as we ought. Have mercy on us, O God, according to Your steadfast love. Create in us clean hearts, O God, and put a new and right spirit within us. Upon this your confession and by the command of our Lord Jesus Christ, I, as a called and ordained servant of Christ and by His authority, forgive you all your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the X Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; He will surely do it. Go in X peace. Amen.
Psalm 100 – Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into His presence with singing! Know that the LORD, He is God! It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! Give thanks to Him; bless His name! For the LORD is good; His steadfast love endures forever, and His faithfulness to all generations. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.
Kyrie LSB 186
Hymn of Praise Gloria in Excelsis LSB 187
Pastor: Glory be to God on high:
Salutation – The Lord be with you. And with thy spirit.
Prayer of the Day – Almighty, eternal God, in the Word of Your apostles and prophets, You have proclaimed to us Your saving will. Grant us faith to believe Your promises that we may receive eternal salvation; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Old Testament Reading Exodus 19:1–8 (God’s people are to be a kingdom of priests.)
In the third month after the Israelites left Egypt–on the very day–they came to the Desert of Sinai. After they set out from Rephidim, they entered the Desert of Sinai, and Israel camped there in the desert in front of the mountain. Then Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain and said, “This is what you are to say to the house of Jacob and what you are to tell the people of Israel: ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites.” So Moses went back and summoned the elders of the people and set before them all the words the Lord had commanded him to speak. The people all responded together, “We will do everything the Lord has said.” So Moses brought their answer back to the Lord.
Epistle Romans 5:6–15 (Christ died for us while we were still sinners.)
You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! For if, when we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned–for before the law was given, sin was in the world. But sin is not taken into account when there is no law. Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who was a pattern of the one to come. But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many!
Gradual and Verse Psalm 145:3, 5b, 6b; Matthew 9:37b–38 – Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and His greatness is unsearchable. On Your wondrous works, I will meditate, and I will declare Your greatness. Alleluia. The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Alleluia.
Holy Gospel Matthew 9:35–10:8 (Jesus calls and then sends out His disciples.)
The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, the ninth and tenth chapters. Glory to You, O Lord.
And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every affliction. The names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot, and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him. These twelve Jesus sent out, instructing them, “Go nowhere among the Gentiles and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And proclaim as you go, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give. This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to You, O Christ.
Nicene Creed – I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of His Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made; who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried. And the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures and ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father. And He will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead, whose kingdom will have no end. And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets. And I believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church, I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins, and I look for the resurrection of the dead and the life X of the world to come. Amen.
Hymn “Spread the Reign of God the Lord” LSB 830
Prayers of the Church
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 those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.
We Gather our Tithes and Offerings
Offertory LSB 192
Service of the Sacrament
Preface and Proper Preface – Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give Him thanks and praise. It is truly good, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, O Lord, holy Father, almighty and everlasting God, for You have made possible for us true peace in our lives. Above all, we give thanks for the boundless love shown to us when You sent Your only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, into our flesh and laid on Him our sin, giving Him into death that we might not die eternally. Because He is now risen from the dead and lives and reigns to all eternity, all who believe in Him will overcome sin and death and will rejoice in Your eternal kingdom. Through the working of Your Holy Spirit, bestow upon us Your peace in mercy, Lord, now and forever. Together with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven we laud and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and singing:
Sanctus LSB 195
Prayer of Thanksgiving – Blessed are You, O Lord of heaven and earth. We bless You for having sent Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, to give Himself as a perfect sacrifice for us so that our lives may know true peace. Invited by Your grace, we come to Your Table as royal priests and holy people, grateful for the welcome we receive there. Strengthen us through Christ’s body and blood that we may be people of faith and peace, joyfully awaiting the new heaven and earth You have promised to us in glory everlasting. Amen
The Words of Our Lord – Consecration of the Elements
Proclamation of Christ 1 Corinthians 11:26; Revelation 22:20 As often as we eat this bread and drink this cup, we proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes. Amen, Come Lord Jesus! Amen
Pax Domini The peace of the Lord be with you always.
Agnus Dei LSB 198
We Celebrate our Lord’s Supper
Distribution Hymns: “I Love Your Kingdom, Lord” LSB 651 “O Christ, Who Called the Twelve” LSB 856 “Oh, How Great Is Your Compassion” LSB 559
Post-Communion Canticle – Nunc Dimittis LSB 199
Post-Communion Thanksgiving – O God, heavenly Father You have fed us, Your children, made holy by You, with the true manna, the living bread from heaven, at Your Table of grace. Grant, we implore You, that the body and blood of Your Son be our support throughout our earthly pilgrimage, until we reach that land where there is neither hunger nor thirst; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
Benediction Numbers 6:24–26 The blessing of almighty God—the Father, the + Son, and the Holy Spirit—be upon you and remain with you always. Amen.
Hymn: “Your Hand, O Lord, in Days of Old” LSB 846
From the Board of Stewardship and Evangelism: Romans 5:8 – “But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” God did not wait for mankind to make the first move. He did not wait for Adam and Even to come looking for Him — He went and found them. And while we were still sinners, still enemies of God, still set against Him, God looked on us with kindness and generosity, and so loved us that He sent His Son Jesus to suffer, die and rise for us. We now seek to grow up into His image as loving, generous and kind sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father.
The Pewpoint – THEME OF THE DAY – The Lord Our God Saves Us in Love and Cares for Us by the Ministry of His Gospel – The holy Triune God “shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners,” ungodly and at enmity with Him, “Christ died for us” (Rom. 5:8). The incarnate Son has justified us by His blood and reconciled us to His God and Father (Rom. 5:9–10). Whereas sin and death originated with Adam, forgiveness and life abound for all his children through “that one man Jesus Christ” (Rom. 5:12–17). As the Lord brought Israel out of Egypt, so does He bring us to Himself by the Gospel and make of us “a kingdom of priests and a holy nation” (Ex. 19:6) by our Baptism into Christ. For “all that the Lord has spoken” (Ex. 19:8), Christ has done for us. As He has gone up to God by His cross and resurrection, so does He bring us to the Father in Himself (Ex. 19:3–4). Nor does He leave us “harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd” (Matt. 9:36), but He sends men with authority “to heal every disease and every affliction” by His forgiveness of sins (Matt. 10:1). In their proclamation, “the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matt. 10:7).
YES IN CHRIST — Saying Yes With Our Treasures – Needed per week to make budget: $3,072
Sunday Envelopes $2,345 Plate $70 General Memorial: Eli Dornfeld $60
Attendance: Sunday Service: 39 Communed: 32 Mid-Week Service: 11 Communed: 11
Brothers and sisters in Christ to lift up in prayer!
Member Dan Ruppel who had surgery May 25th.
Those in our congregation who are facing health challenges and are in need of God’s strength, healing and presence.
Wish these members a happy birthday when you see them!
|De Ann E
Wish a Happy Anniversary to these couples!
|Dick & Rita W
|Ron & DeeDee W
We received a newsletter from Deanne – copies are in the back or the narthex.
The new July – Sept. portals of prayer have arrived and ready to be picked up in the back or in the narthex.
We received the June Lutheran Witness and they also are available to be picked up in the narthex or the back of church.
Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful father’s in our congregation and around the world. May God Bless you All….