August 12, 2012

 

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

 

 



+ Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost+

                         

August 12, 2012                             Setting: Iron Mountain Mass                                9:30 a.m.

Lectionary 19

 

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CHILDCARE is PROVIDED in lower level of the Education Building and there is a

“CRY ROOM” down the stairs off the Narthex where the service can still be heard.

“BUSY BAGS”, CHILDREN’S BULLETINS and THE LITTLE LUTHERAN BOOKS

 are also provided in the Narthex.

 

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSES ARE IN BOLD TYPE.

 

 

 

GATHERING

 

 

PRELUDE                                   Praeludium in E minor                              Arcangelo Corelli

 

 

GATHERING HYMN                  Now We Join in Celebration                                       #462                      

 

 

CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS                                                                    ELW, page 94     

 

                                   

HYMN OF PRAISE           “Glory to God” from Iron Mountain Mass                 Robert Hawthorne

                                                                                                                                                                             [overleaf]

 

 

 

 

 

 


“Glory to God” from Iron Mountain Mass

 

 

 

SALUTATION

 

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.                                                                                                     

 

 

PRAYER OF THE DAY

 

Gracious God, your blessed Son came down from heaven to be the true bread that gives life to the world.  Give us this bread always, that he may live in us and we in him, and that, strengthened by this food, we may live as his body in the world, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

 

 

WORD

 

 

FIRST READING                                                                                                      1 Kings 19:4-8

 

            Elijah went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a solitary broom tree. He asked that he might die: “It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my ancestors.”

           

            Then he lay down under the broom tree and fell asleep. Suddenly an angel touched him and said to him, “Get up and eat.” Elijah looked, and there at his head was a cake baked on hot stones, and a jar of water. He ate and drank, and lay down again.

           

            The angel of the Lord came a second time, touched him, and said, “Get up and eat, otherwise the journey will be too much for you.” Elijah got up, and ate and drank; then he went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb the mount of God.

 

Word of God, word of life.

Thanks be to God.

 

 


PSALMODY           Psalm 34: 1-8. Sung in alternation with the cantor.

 

 

                                                                                           

Cantor              I will bless the Lord / at all times;

                          God’s praise shall ever be / in my mouth.

 

People             I will glory / in the Lord;

                          let the humble hear / and rejoice.

 

Cantor              Proclaim with me the greatness / of the Lord;

                          let us exalt the name of the / Lord together.

 

People             I sought the Lord, who / answered me

                          and delivered me out of / all my terror.

 

Cantor              Look upon the Lord / and be radiant,

                          and let not your faces / be ashamed.

 

People             I called in my affliction and / the Lord heard me

                          and saved me from / all my troubles.

 

Cantor             The angel of the Lord encompasses / the God fearing,

                          and the Lord will  de /-liver them.

 

All                   Taste and see that the / Lord is good;

                          happy are they who trust / in the Lord

 

SECOND LESSON                                                                                         Ephesians 4:25-5:2

 

            So then, putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are parts of one another. Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not make room for the devil. Thieves must give up stealing; rather let them labor and work honestly with their own hands, so as to have something to share with the needy. Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which you were marked with a seal for the day of redemption. Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.

               

            Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

 

Word of God, word of life.

Thanks be to God.


GOSPEL ACCLAMATION

                                                           

 

 

HOLY GOSPEL                                                                                                 John 6:35, 41-51

 

The Holy Gospel according to St. John, the sixth chapter.

 

 

 

            Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”

 

            Then the Judeans began to complain about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” They were saying, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” Jesus answered them, “Do not complain among yourselves. No one can come to me unless drawn by the Father who sent me; and I will raise that person up on the last day. It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me. Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God; this one has seen the Father.

 

            “Very truly, I tell you, whoever believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”

 

The Gospel of the Lord.

 

 

 

SERMON                                                                                                 Pastor William Yancey

                                                             

 

HYMN OF THE DAY                      O Living Bread from Heaven                                  #542

                                                                                                     

 

CREED

 

I believe in God, the Father almighty, 

                  creator of heaven and earth.

 

            I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s 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 to the dead.

                 On the third day he rose again;

     he ascended into heaven,

                 he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

                and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

           

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

                  the holy catholic church,

                   the communion of saints,

                  the forgiveness of sins,

      the resurrection of the body,

                   and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

 

COMMISSIONING OF CLAIRE FLESCH FOR WORK WITH THE ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission Program

 

 


PRAYERS

 

With reverence for the earth, those in need, and the whole human family,

let us offer our prayers to God.

 

 A brief silence.

 

After each portion of the prayers:

 

Let us pray.

Have mercy, O God.

IN OUR PRAYERS:

 

                                               

Receive our hopes and prayers, O God of mercy,

for great is your faithfulness in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

 

MEAL

 

PEACE

 

OFFERING

 

VOLUNTARY                       Praeludium (Adagio) in E minor                     Arcangelo Corelli                               

 

OFFERING CANTICLE                Let the Vineyards be Fruitful                                            #182

 

OFFERING PRAYER

 

God of mercy and grace,

the eyes of all wait upon you, and you open your hand in blessing. Fill us with good things at your table, that we may come to the help of all in need, through Jesus Christ, our redeemer and Lord. Amen.

 

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING     

                                               

      YOU ARE WELCOME AT GOD'S TABLE. Believing in the real presence of Christ in the holy meal, this church practices eucharistic hospitality. We invite all baptized persons to share in the Holy Eucharist. Children who do not commune are invited to come forward for the blessing. GRAPE JUICE is provided in the tray of individual cups for those who prefer this alternative.  It is recognized by a deeper rose color.

 

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give him thanks and praise.

 

 

It is indeed right and salutary…we praise your name and join in their unending hymn:


SANCTUS                      Holy, Holy, Holy from Iron Mountain Mass                            Robert Hawthorne

 

 

 

THANKSGIVING AT THE TABLE

 

            Holy God, our Maker, Redeemer, and Healer, in the harmonious world of your creation, the plants and animals, the seas and stars were whole and well in your praise. When sin had scarred the world, you sent your Son to heal our ills and to form us again into one. In the night in which he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks; broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying: Take and eat; this is my body, given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me. Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it for all to drink, saying: This cup is the new covenant in my blood, shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin. Do this for the remembrance of me. Remembering, therefore, his acts of healing, his body given up, and his victory over death, we await that day when all the peoples of the earth will come to the river to enjoy the tree of life. Send your Spirit upon us and this meal: as grains scattered on the hillside become one bread, so let your Church be gathered from the ends of the earth, that all may be fed with the Bread of life, your Son.

            Through him all glory and honor is yours, Almighty Father, with the Holy Spirit, in your holy Church, both now and forever.

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

  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. Amen.

                  

AGNUS DEI                     Lamb of God from Iron Mountain Mass                 Robert Hawthorne

 

           

COMMUNION HYMNS                  Eat This Bread                                                     #472

                                                                       

                                                    I Received the Living God                                           #477

 

POSTCOMMUNION                     Bread of the World

This hymn will often be our Postcommunion canticle in the next several Sundays,

as we contemplate the “Bread of Life” narrative in John’s Gospel.

 

 

 

 


PRAYER

 

            Generous God, we thank you that at Wisdom's holy table you have fed us again with her bread and wine, the food of everlasting life. Send us, your servants, into all the land, that we may act wisely, seek the good of our neighbor, and call others to come to the feast; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

 

 

SENDING

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

BLESSING

 

 

SENDING HYMN                        Savior, Again to Your Dear Name                             #534 

 

 

DISMISSAL            

 

 

POSTLUDE                                   Gavotte in B minor                                  Arcangelo Corelli                      

 

 

***Those wishing to listen to the postlude may be seated near the organ.   Conversationalists are invited to the Narthex. ***

 

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Instrumental music for this service is by the Italian violinist and composer, Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713), who spent most of his career in Rome. He was a contemporary of German Baroque composers Buxtehude, Pachelbel and Boehm, whom he nevertheless probably never met. He did meet Handel, however, and his music was known to Sebastian Bach and J. G. Walther, who studied and transcribed some of it. Corelli is best known for his concerti and sonatas for the violin, for which instrument he made important technical and stylistic advances. The present pieces are from string sonatas, played in transcription.

 

Acknowledgements:. Service music reprinted from ELW, copyright © 2006 Augsburg Fortress.  All rights reserved.  Used by permission of Augsburg Fortress license # 14709-LIT. “Bread of the World” is reprinted from the Hymnal Supplement 1991. Copyright © 1991 by GIA Publications, Inc., Chicago. OneLicense.net #A-704944.  All rights reserved.

 

 

 

 


THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

 

SUNDAY                     9:30 a.m.            Worship in the Sanctuary 

                                  10:45 a.m.            Photo Session Sign-Ups

MONDAY                   7:00 p.m.            Deacons meets

TUESDAY                  6:00 p.m.            St. Louis Business Guild in the Fellowship Hall

                                    7:00 p.m.            Amnesty International

SUNDAY                     9:30 a.m.            Worship in the Sanctuary 

                                  10:45 a.m.            Photo Session Sign-Ups

                                  11:00 a.m.            A Growing Place Preschool Open House

 

                                                                 

                             

TODAY'S WORSHIP LEADERS

 

             Preacher and Celebrant              Pastor William Yancey

                      Assisting Minister              Deborah Bohlmann

                                      Lector              Steve Poplawski

                                     Acolyte              Kasia White

                                      Ushers              Cindy Clausen

                                                              Jane Gilchrist

                                 Musicians              Dr. Stephen Mager, Music Director and Organist         

                                 Hospitality              Claire Flesch Commissioning Reception

                                                                Provided by Pastor and Valerie Yancey

 

BETHEL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH

 

Rev. Dr. William L. Yancey, Pastor

Stephen Mager, D.M., Music Director

Rev. Rebecca Boardman, Lutheran Campus Ministry, e-mail: pastor.rebeccab@sbcglobal.net      

Candice Stone, Vicar, candstone1@yahoo.com

Mary Works, Administrative Assistant

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