Seventh 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.

Gather Us In

of the Day


A reading from Ezekiel

[A voice] said to me: O mortal, stand up on your feet, and I will speak with you.  And when he spoke to me, a spirit entered into me and set me on my feet; and I heard him speaking to me.

He said to me, Mortal, I am sending you to the people of Israel, to a nation of rebels who have rebelled against me; they and their ancestors have transgressed against me to this very day. The descendants are impudent and stubborn. I am sending you to them, and you shall say to them, “Thus says the Lord God.” Whether they hear or refuse to hear (for they are a rebellious house), they shall know that there has been a prophet among them.


Word of God, Word of Life.           

   Thanks be to God.

Psalm 123

To you I lift up my eyes, to you enthroned in the heavens.

As the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters,

and the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress,

so our eyes look to you,

     O Lord our God,

          until you show us your mercy.

 Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy, for we have had more than enough of contempt,

too much of the scorn of the indolent rich,

and of the derision of the proud.


A reading from 2 Corinthians 12:2-10

 Mark 6:1-13




Ezekiel 2

Psalm 123

2 Cor. 12

Mark 6

Were there words or phrases that touched you?

Word of God; Word of Life.

Thanks be to God.



We Complete the Sermon Together

1. Where in this world or in your life

do you experience accusing voices,

and how do you see them being challenged/silenced?

Juan Gris (Spanish, Madrid 1887–1927),

Woman Reading, ca. 1927, oil and pencil on canvas.

For By Grace,

You Have Been Saved

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.




Gluten-free &

dairy-free  bread

at big table


Bread (gluten) at side tables


grape juice

Red wine

When you give someone bread,  say,

“The body of Christ given for you.”

When you give someone the cup, say,

“The blood of Christ shed for you.”

Song: Lamb of God

These are the gift of God for you--the people of God. Come, the banquet is ready.


Canticle of the Turning

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. 

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 late July/early 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