Tenth Week after Pentecost


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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.

or see song sheet

All Who Hunger,

Gather Gladly



2 Samuel

Word of God; Word of life

Thanks be to God.

Psalm 14

Fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, every deed is vile; there is no one who does any good.

The Lord looks down from heaven upon us all,
  to see if there is anyone who is wise, who seeks after God.
They have all proved faithless; all alike have turned bad;
  there is none who does good;  no, not one.
Have they no knowledge, all those evildoers
  who eat up my people like bread and do not call upon the Lord?
See how they tremble with fear,
  because God is in the company of the righteous.
Your aim is to confound the plans of the afflicted,
  but the Lord| is their refuge.
Oh, that Israel’s deliverance would come out of Zion!
  When the Lord restores the fortunes of the people, Jacob will rejoice  and Israel will be glad.



Word of God; Word of life

Thanks be to God.

 Mark 6

2 Samuel




Were there words or phrases that touched you?

Word of God; Word of Life.

Thanks be to God.

We Complete the Sermon Together

1. In what ways do you feel empowered by Jesus to be a

servant leader in this world?

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

Woman Reading by Juan Gris

Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service

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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.


Sent Forth by God's Blessing

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Go in peace

to know Jesus and

to do Justice.


  • Liturgical texts, hymns, and prayers reprinted from SundaysandSeasons.com, ©2014 Augsburg Fortress.  All rights reserved.
  • Reprinted with permission under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License #23534 and  OneLicense.net 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. 

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 JustChurch.com):
    • Pints of Grace
    • Breathing Space
    • Ancient Spiritual Practices
    • Justice Seminar