Fifth 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.

Holy Spirit,

Truth Divine



Kyrie eleison

Christe eleison

Kyrie eleison

Veni Sancte Spiritus

A reading from 1 Samuel 17:32-49

Psalm 107

Give thanks to the Lord, for the Lord is good,

  for God’s mercy endures forever.

Let the redeemed of the Lord proclaim

  that God redeemed them from the hand of the foe,

gathering them in from the lands;

  from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.

Some went down to the sea in ships,

  plying their trade in deep waters.

Psalm 107

They beheld the works of the Lord,

  God’s wonderful works in the deep.

Then God spoke, and a stormy wind arose,

  which tossed high the waves of the sea.

They mounted up to the heavens and descended to the depths;

  their souls melted away in their peril.

They staggered and reeled like drunkards,

  and all their skill was of no avail.

Psalm 107

Then in their trouble they cried to the Lord, and you delivered them from their distress.

You stilled the storm to a whisper

  and silenced the waves of the sea.

Then were they glad when it grew calm, when you guided them to the harbor they desired.

Let them give thanks to you, Lord, for your steadfast love

  and your wonderful works for all people.

Let them exalt you in the assembly of the people; in the council of the elders, let them sing hallelujah!

A reading from 2 Corinthians 6:1-13

 Mark 4:35-41

1 Samuel 17

Psalm 107

2 Cor. 6

Mark 4

Were there words or phrases that touched you?

Word of God; Word of Life.

Thanks be to God.

We Complete the Sermon Together

1. Name a time in your life when you felt like you were in the middle of a storm.


2. Where did you find strength and hope during this time?

Juan Gris (Spanish, Madrid 1887–1927),

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

Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service

A Creed from the United Church of Canada

We are not alone, we live in God’s world. We believe in God:

         Who has created and is creating,

         Who has come in Jesus, the Word made flesh,

                  To reconcile and make new,

         Who works in us and others by the Spirit.

We trust in God.



We are called to the Church:

  •          To celebrate God’s presence,
  •          To love and serve others,
  •          To seek justice and resist evil,
  •          To proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen,                                    our judge and our hope.



In life,      in death,

in life beyond death,

God is with us.

We are not alone.


Thanks be to God.


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.


...we praise your name and join their unending hymn:

Holy, holy, holy Lord,

God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory, Hosanna in the Highest.

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

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


How Firm a Foundation

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