Twelfth Week after Pentecost


Title Text


toward JustChurch's intentionally slim operational costs

Eastern Iowa Community Bond Project

directly toward doing good

Celebrate JustChurch's Benevolence!

Overview of Worship






Prayer for Illumination










Meditation Bowl

Three times throughout the service, when the bowl rings, you are invited to find expansiveness

through silence.

Let Us Go Now to the Banquet

Let Us Go Now to the Banquet



First Kings

Word of God; Word of life

Thanks be to God.

Psalm 34

I will bless the Lord at all times; the praise of God shall ever be in my mouth.

 I will glory in the Lord;

 let the lowly hear and rejoice.
 Proclaim with me the greatness of the Lord; let us exalt God’s name together.
 I sought the Lord, who answered me
  and delivered me from all my terrors.
Look upon the Lord and be radiant, and let not your faces be ashamed.
 I called in my affliction, and the Lord heard me
  and saved me from all my troubles.
 The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear the Lord and delivers them.
 Taste and see that the Lord is good;
  happy are they who take refuge in God!

 John 6

First Kings

Psalm 34


Were there words or phrases that touched you?

Word of God; Word of Life.

Thanks be to God.

We Complete the Sermon Together

1. Have there been times in your life when you have felt like Elijah under the broom tree?


2. What/who gave you strength for your journey?

Spanish, Madrid 1887–1927, ca. 1927, oil and pencil on canvas.

Woman Reading by Juan Gris

I Am the Bread of Life

I Am the Bread of Life

Prayers of Intercession

  • For the Church throughout the World
    • Lord in your mercy, Hear our prayer.
  • For all of God's creation
    • Lord in your mercy, Hear our prayer.
  • For the nations/world
    • Lord in your mercy, Hear our prayer.
  • For those in need
    • Lord in your mercy, Hear our prayer.
  • For this community
    • Lord in your mercy, Hear our prayer.


The Peace of Christ be with you always. And also with you.

operates the

institutionally-light JustChurch

This week:

  • Eastern Iowa Community Bond Project

directly toward doing good

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 our thanks and praise.


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.




These are the gifts of God for you--the people of God.


Come, the banquet is ready.


Go, My Children, With My Blessing

Go in peace

to know Jesus and

to do Justice.


  • Liturgical texts, hymns, and prayers reprinted from, ©2014 Augsburg Fortress.  All rights reserved.
  • Reprinted with permission under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License #23534 and License #A-703442.
  • Eucharistic Welcome, Liturgical texts; St. John's Lutheran Church; Atlanta, GA
  • Eucharistic Prayer, Liturgical texts; St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church; San Francisco, CA
  • Biblical texts from New Revised Standard Version Bible. All rights reserved. 
  • Used with permission:

  • Eucharistic prayer adapted with permission from: Communion Liturgy for International Association of Women Ministers, Matanzas Seminary, Cuba

Worship leads to the world.

  • Meet a new friend.
  • Greet someone who differs from you.
  • Deepen a connection.
  • Help finish the wine and bread.
  • Enter the world, belly and spirit nourished, to boldly do justice in the name of Jesus.
  • Every Saturday @5 @MERGE: Worship
  • In August: Group discernment regarding JustActions
  • Starting in the fall (check out the "gathering" webpage of
    • Pints of Grace
    • Breathing Space
    • Ancient Spiritual Practices
    • Justice Seminar