Christ Ev. Lutheran Church
3rd Sunday after Pentecost—June 14th, 2015
Opening Hymn: CW 239 “Glory Be To God the Father”
M: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
C: (sings) Amen.
M: Beloved in the Lord: let us draw near with a true heart and confess our sins to God our Father, asking Him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us forgiveness.
C: Holy and merciful Father, I confess that I am by nature sinful and that I have disobeyed you in my thoughts, words, and actions. I have done what is evil and failed to do what is good. For this I deserve your punishment both now and in eternity. But I am truly sorry for my sins, and trusting in my Savior Jesus Christ, I pray; Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner.
C: (sings) Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us.
M: God, our heavenly Father, has been merciful to us and has given His only Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Therefore, as a called servant of Christ and by His authority, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son + and of the Holy Spirit.
C: (sings) Amen.
M: In the peace of this forgiveness, let us praise the Lord.
C: (sings) Glory be to God on high, and on earth peace, good will toward men. We praise you, we bless you, we worship you, we glorify you, we give thanks to you, for your great glory, O Lord God, heav’nly King, God the Father almighty. O Lord, the only begotten Son, Jesus Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us. You take away the sin of the world; receive our prayer. You sit at the right hand of God the Father; have mercy on us. For you only are holy; you only are the Lord. You only, O Christ, with the Holy Spirit, are most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
M: The Lord be with you. C: (sings) And also with you.
M: Let us pray.
Prayer of the Day O God, the strength of all who trust in You, mercifully hear our prayers. Be gracious to us in our weakness and give us strength to keep Your commandments in all we say and do; through Your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
C: (sings) Amen.
Please be seated
First Lesson: Genesis 3:8-15
Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. 9 But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”10 He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”11 And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”12 The man said, “The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.”13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”14 So the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this,“Cursed are you above all livestock and all wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life.15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring[a] and hers; he will crush[b] your head, and you will strike his heel.”
Psalm of the Day: Psalm 51a – page 86 in Christian Worship (CW)
SECOND LESSON: II Corinthians 4:13-18
13 It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.”[b] Since we have that same spirit of[c] faith, we also believe and therefore speak, 14 because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you to himself. 15 All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
Verse of the Day: Alleluia. God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation Alleluia. (2 Corinthians 5:19)
C: (sings) Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
M: Please stand for our Gospel lesson. C: (sings) Glory be to you, O Lord!
Holy Gospel: Mark 3:20-35
20 Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered, so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat. 21 When his family[b] heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.”22 And the teachers of the law who came down from Jerusalem said, “He is possessed by Beelzebul! By the prince of demons he is driving out demons.”23 So Jesus called them over to him and began to speak to them in parables: “How can Satan drive out Satan? 24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. 26 And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come. 27 In fact, no one can enter a strong man’s house without first tying him up. Then he can plunder the strong man’s house. 28 Truly I tell you, people can be forgiven all their sins and every slander they utter, 29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin.”30 He said this because they were saying, “He has an impure spirit.”31 Then Jesus’ mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him. 32 A crowd was sitting around him, and they told him, “Your mother and brothers are outside looking for you.”33 “Who are my mother and my brothers?” he asked.34 Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! 35 Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.”
M: These are God’s Words!! C: (sings) Praise be to you, O Christ!
I believe in God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose from the dead. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty. From there He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
Please be seated.
Hymn of the Day: CW 396 “In Adam We Have All Been One”
C: (sings) Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with your free Spirit. Amen.
Offering Hymn: CW 485 v.1,2 “We Give Thee But Thine Own”
Prayer of the Church—–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.
Hymn: CW 596 “Let Me Be Yours Forever”
M: Blessed Lord, you have given us your Holy Scriptures for our learning. May we so hear them, read, learn, and take them to heart, that being strengthened and comforted by your holy Word, we may cling to the blessed hope of everlasting life, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
C: (sings) Amen.
M: The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord look on you with favor and + give you his peace.
C: (sings) Amen. Amen. Amen.
Closing Hymn: CW 387 “Drawn To the Cross”
Contact Info.: Pastor Josh Hillmann Office# – 223-4250 Cell# – (308) 870-4387
-Take a look at the Camp Jefferson webpage and get registered for this year’s camp. Dates are: Youth camp July 17-19 & Teen Camp July 19-22. www.welscampjefferson-weldne.org. .
–Please take the time to look over the cleaning schedule for the new year and consider when you can take your TURNS in helping care for the Lord’s house. A guideline sheet for the Cleaning of the Lord’s House will be posted on all 3 levels, please refer to these as you take your turn. Supplies (toilet paper, paper towel, dusting spray, garbage bags) are provided.
-Lots of ministry opportunities coming up in the month of JUNE!!! From helping decorate our church float for the Homestead Days Parade or walking with the float on Sat. June 20th passing out candy and magnets. That next week June 22-26 from 6:30-8pm marks the beginning of VBS Week!! This gives you the chance to help out with VBS via teaching one of the sections or assisting. Please take this to the Lord in prayer and consider how you can help out.
-No Saturday worship next week as Pastor Hillmann will be out of town.
–If you would like to make a donation of flowers from your beds or gardens to decorate the Lord’s house and altar please feel free to do so.
-Church picnic at Riverside Park worship @ 11 am.
B-days & Anniv. –Josh&Jessica Hillmann (6/22); Ed&Beth Jungbluth (6/27)