Ninth Week after Pentecost

7.21.2018

Title Text

Subtitle

toward JustChurch's intentionally slim operational costs

Eastern Iowa Community Bond Project

directly toward doing good

Celebrate JustChurch's Benevolence!

Overview of Worship

Welcome

Song

Prayer

Offering

Eucharist

Prayer for Illumination

Readings

Sermon

Song

Creed

Prayers

Peace

Blessing

Song

Dismissal

Meditation Bowl

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

through silence.

Here, O Lord,

Your Servants Gather

see song sheet

Prayer

Kyrie

Jeremiah 23

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not be in want.
The Lord makes me lie down in green pastures
and leads me beside still waters.

You restore my soul, O Lord,
and guide me along right pathways for your name’s sake.

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I shall fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil, and my cup is running over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

 Ephesians 2

 Mark 6

Jeremiah

Psalm

Ephesians

Mark

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 the world do you see a line between the haves and the have nots?

 

2. When have you been on the inside or the outside, and what was that like?

 

3. How does faith challenge us to think about these boundaries?

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

Woman Reading by Juan Gris

Shepherd Me, O 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.

Amen

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.

 

Lord's

Prayer

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

 

Come, the banquet is ready.

Prayer

Praise the Lord,

Rise Up Rejoicing

Go in peace

to know Jesus and

to do Justice.

Acknowledgements

  • 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