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Sunday Bulletin for May 31, 2020 Pentecost Sunday

posted May 29, 2020, 8:42 AM by Faith Lutheran Church

“Grace through Faith Ministries”

Faith Lutheran Church & Grace Lutheran Church

     526 State St., Evansville, MN             205 Central Ave., Brandon, MN

       faithlc@gctel.com                            grace@gctel.com

Pr. Marcus Kunz                 Ministers: All Followers of Jesus Christ

   Accompanist: Elaine Kronberg                       Song Leader: Elise LeMay 

May 31, 2020                                           Pentecost Sunday 

GATHERING

The Holy Spirit calls us together as the people of God. 

Prelude 

Gathering Hymn    “O Day Full of Grace”                     #627  

 Welcome and Announcements

 Prayer of the Day

Let us pray.  O God, on this day you open the hearts of your faithful people by sending into us your Holy Spirit. Direct us by the light of that Spirit, that we may have a right judgment in all things and rejoice at all times in your peace, through Jesus Christ, your Son and our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

                                                                                    woRD

God speaks to us in scripture reading, preaching, and song.

First Reading                                                  Acts 2:1-21                                1When the day of Pentecost had come, [the apostles] were all together in one place. 2And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. 4All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.

  5Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. 6And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. 7Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? 9Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.” 12All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13But others sneered and said, “They are filled with new wine.”
  14But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. 15Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. 16No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:
17‘In the last days it will be, God declares,
 that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh,
  and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
 and your young men shall see visions,
  and your old men shall dream dreams.
18Even upon my slaves, both men and women,
  in those days I will pour out my Spirit;
   and they shall prophesy.
19And I will show portents in the heaven above
  and signs on the earth below,
   blood, and fire, and smoky mist.
20The sun shall be turned to darkness
  and the moon to blood,
   before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day.
21Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’

L: The Word of the Lord.      C: Thanks be to God.

 Second Reading                         1 Corinthians 12:3b-13

3bNo one can say “Jesus is Lord” except by the Holy Spirit.
  4Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; 6and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. 7To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 8To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, 9to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.

  12For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. 13For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.

 L: The Word of the Lord.      C: Thanks be to God.

 Gospel Refrain

Dance, then, wherever you may be,

I am the Lord of the dance, said he,

And I'll lead you all, wherever you may be,

And I'll lead you all in the dance, said he.

 “Lord of the Dance/I Danced in the Morning”.  Words and Music: Sydney Carter © 1963 by Stainer & Bell.  All rights reserved. Reprinted under OneLicense.net A-726549.

 Gospel Reading                                       John 20:19-23

19When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 20After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” 22When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”

 L: The Gospel of the Lord.      C: Praise be to Christ.

 Message              

                             Response to the Word

We respond to God's love and call 

Hymn of the Day      “One Bread, One Body”         #496

 Nicene Creed

 We believe in one God,

the Father, the Almighty,

maker of heaven and earth,

of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,

the only Son of God,

eternally begotten of the Father,

God from God, Light from Light,

true God from true God,

begotten, not made,

of one Being with the Father;

through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation

he came down from heaven,

was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary

and became truly human.

     For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;

he suffered death and was buried.

On the third day he rose again

in accordance with the scriptures;

he ascended into heaven

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,

and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceeds from the Father and the Son,

who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and   glorified,

who has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead,

and the life of the world to come. Amen.


Prayers of the People

MEAL

God feeds us with the presence of Jesus Christ.

 

Prayer

Blessed are you, Lord of heaven and earth.

In mercy for our fallen world you gave your only Son,

that all those who believe in him should not perish,

but have eternal life.

We give thanks to you

for the salvation you have prepared for us through Jesus Christ.

Send now your Holy Spirit into our hearts,

that we may receive our Lord with a living faith

as he comes to us in his holy supper.

Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.

 

(spoken with the person designated at home)

On the night when he was betrayed,

our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks;

he broke it, and gave it to his disciples,

saying: Take and eat; this is my body, given for you.

Do this for the remembrance of me.

 

Again, after supper, he took the cup,

He gave thanks, and gave it for all to drink,

saying: This cup is the new covenant in my blood;

It’s shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin.

Do this for the remembrance of me.

Amen.

 Lord’s Prayer 

 Communion Distribution, Blessing & Prayer

SENDING

God blesses us and sends us in mission to the world.

 

Blessing

Sending Hymn    “The Spirit Sends Us Forth to Serve”    #551         

 Postlude

            Our worship has ended.  Our service begins!

                       May Grace and Faith abound.

     Thank you for worshiping with us today!

 Liturgy from Sundays and Seasons.com.  Copyright 2020 Augsburg Fortress.  All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License #SAS025373.   New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.  CCLI Church Streaming & Podcast License Number CSPL087426. ”O Day Full of Grace”.  Text: Scandinavian folk hymn; tr. Gerald Thorson, 1921-2001, alt.  Music: Christoph E. F. Weyse, 1774-1842.  Text © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship, admin. Augsburg Fortress.  All rights reserved. Reprinted under OneLicense.net A-726549. “One Bread, One Body”.  Text: John Foley, SJ, b. 1939.  Music: John Foley, SJ.  Text and music © 1978 John B. Foley, SJ, and OCP Publications.  All rights reserved. Reprinted under OneLicense.net A-726549. “The Spirit Sends Us Forth to Serve”.  Text: Delores Dufner, OSB, b. 1939.  Music: attr. Thomas Haweis, 1734-1820.  Text © 1993 Delores Dufner, admin. OCP Publications.  All rights reserved. Reprinted under OneLicense.net A-726549.  “Lord of the Dance/I Danced in the Morning”.  Words and Music: Sydney Carter © 1963 by Stainer & Bell.  All rights reserved. Reprinted under OneLicense.net A-726549. 

Sunday Bulletin: May 24, 2020

posted May 19, 2020, 10:16 AM by Faith Lutheran Church   [ updated May 19, 2020, 10:44 AM ]

“Grace through Faith Ministries”

Faith Lutheran Church & Grace Lutheran Church

     526 State St., Evansville, MN             205 Central Ave., Brandon, MN

            faithlc@gctel.com                            grace@gctel.com

Pr. Marcus Kunz                 Ministers: All Followers of Jesus Christ

   Accompanist: Annette Helder                       Song Leaders: Tom Helder   .

May 24, 2020                                       7th Sunday of Easter

GATHERING

The Holy Spirit calls us together as the people of God. 

Prelude

Gathering Hymn      “Beautiful Savior”                       #838

 Welcome and Announcements

 Prayer of the Day

Let us pray.

O God of glory, your Son Jesus Christ suffered for us and ascended to your right hand. Unite us with Christ and each other in suffering and in joy, that all the world may be drawn into your bountiful presence, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

woRD

God speaks to us in scripture reading, preaching, and song. 

First Reading                              1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11

12Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13But rejoice insofar as you are sharing Christ’s sufferings, so that you may also be glad and shout for joy when his glory is revealed. 14If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the spirit of glory, which is the Spirit of God, is resting on you.

5:6Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time. 7Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. 8Discipline yourselves, keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour. 9Resist him, steadfast in your faith, for you know that your brothers and sisters in all the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering. 10And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, support, strengthen, and establish you. 11To him be the power forever and ever. Amen.

L: The Word of the Lord.      C: Thanks be to God.

 Gospel Refrain

Dance, then, wherever you may be,

I am the Lord of the dance, said he,

And I'll lead you all, wherever you may be,

And I'll lead you all in the dance, said he.

 “Lord of the Dance/I Danced in the Morning”.  Words and Music: Sydney Carter © 1963 by Stainer & Bell.  All rights reserved. Reprinted under OneLicense.net A-726549.

 Gospel Reading                                         John 17:1-11

1After Jesus had spoken these words [to his disciples], he looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, 2since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. 3And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. 4I glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do. 5So now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had in your presence before the world existed.

  6“I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. 7Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; 8for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. 9I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. 10All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. 11And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one.”

L: The Gospel of the Lord.      C: Praise be to Christ.

 Message              

    Response to the Word

We respond to God's love and call 

Hymn of the Day          “You Are Mine”                           #581

 Nicene Creed

 We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made.  For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary and became truly human.  For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried.  On the third day he rose again in accordance with the scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.  He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and   glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church.  We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.  We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Prayers of the People

MEAL

God feeds us with the presence of Jesus Christ.

 

Prayer

Blessed are you, Lord of heaven and earth.

In mercy for our fallen world you gave your only Son,

that all those who believe in him should not perish,

but have eternal life.

We give thanks to you

for the salvation you have prepared for us through Jesus Christ.

Send now your Holy Spirit into our hearts,

that we may receive our Lord with a living faith

as he comes to us in his holy supper.

Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.

 

(spoken with the person designated at home)

On the night when he was betrayed,

our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks;

he broke it, and gave it to his disciples,

saying: Take and eat; this is my body, given for you.

Do this for the remembrance of me.

 

Again, after supper, he took the cup,

He gave thanks, and gave it for all to drink,

saying: This cup is the new covenant in my blood;

It’s shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin.

Do this for the remembrance of me.

Amen.

 

Lord’s Prayer 

 Communion Distribution, Blessing & Prayer

SENDING

God blesses us and sends us in mission to the world.

 

Blessing

Sending Hymn          “We Are Called”                     #720

Postlude

            Our worship has ended.  Our service begins!

                       May Grace and Faith abound.

     Thank you for worshiping with us today! 

Liturgy from Sundays and Seasons.com.  Copyright 2020 Augsburg Fortress.  All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License #SAS025373.   New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.  CCLI Church Streaming & Podcast License Number CSPL087426.  “Beautiful Savior”.  Text: Gesangbuch, Munster, 1677; tr. Joseph A. Seiss, 1823-1904.  Music: Silesian folk tune, 19th cent. Public Domain.You Are Mine”.  Text and Music: David Haas, b. 1957.  Text and music © 1991 GIA Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Reprinted under OneLicense.net A-726549. “We Are Called”.  Text and Music: David Haas, b. 1957.  Text and Music © 1988 GIA Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Reprinted under OneLicense.net A-726549. “Lord of the Dance/I Danced in the Morning”.  Words and Music: Sydney Carter © 1963 by Stainer & Bell.  All rights reserved. Reprinted under OneLicense.net A-726549.

Holy Communion at Home

posted Apr 23, 2020, 1:46 PM by Faith Lutheran Church

                 Holy Communion

April 22, 2020

Dear friends in Christ at Grace and Faith Lutheran Churches,

 During this time when we have not been gathering physically for worship, we have not had Holy Communion together.  While we continue to be connected to each other as Christ’s Body in the Word and prayer, I know that many of you desire to return to sharing in the Lord’s Table.

 This coming Sunday, April 26, our Sunday worship that is livestreamed online at 10:30 a.m. and rebroadcast on the local cable television network will include the opportunity for you to share in the Lord’s Table at home.  As your pastor, I will lead you through the words that speak Christ’s promise and direct you when to distribute the bread and wine.

 To prepare for communion at home, please do the following:

·        A leader.  Designate someone in your household to speak Christ’s word of promise and to serve the bread and wine.

·        Bread.  You can prepare your own bread or you can use purchased bread.  Any type of bread is acceptable—for example, a larger loaf, a smaller pita loaf, a biscuit, or even an ordinary cracker.

·        Wine.  Jesus used wine and I encourage you to do so as well.  However, you may also use a non-alcoholic alternative that is made from “the fruit of the vine,” such as grape juice. 

I encourage you to place the bread and wine on a table that is cleared of any clutter and to use ordinary dishes rather than disposable plates or cups.  A lighted candle on the table can remind you that Jesus Christ, the light of the world, is present for you in the Lord’s Table.

After the sermon and prayers, I will lead you in the words we use from the Scriptures to proclaim the promise of Christ’s death and resurrection in this holy meal—the Words of Institution.  I will prompt you phrase by phrase and allow time for you to repeat each phrase after me (see the reprinted Words of Institution included with this mailing).  After speaking these Words of Institution, we will pray the Lord’s Prayer.  Then the leader you designate can serve the bread and wine using these words:  “The body of Christ, given for you” and “The blood of Christ, shed for you.” 

Please do not worry about making mistakes.  In the almost 50 years I have been leading and assisting at the Lord’s Table, I’ve made them all.  After all, Jesus gave us this sacrament for our forgiveness, not to keep track of mistakes or wrongs.  

If you have questions or concerns, please feel welcome to contact me by email (marcus.kunz@gmail.com) or phone (847-431-4654).  I look forward to sharing the Lord’s Table with you once again on Sunday. 

Yours in Christ, 

Pastor Marcus Kunz 

For Home Communion

Prayer of Blessing 

Blessed are you, Lord of heaven and earth.

In mercy for our fallen world you gave your only Son,

that all those who believe in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

We give thanks to you for the salvation you have prepared for us through Jesus Christ.

Send now your Holy Spirit into our hearts,

that we may receive our Lord with a living faith

as he comes to us in his holy supper. 

Words of Institution 

On the night when he was betrayed,

our Lord Jesus took bread,

he gave thanks and broke it,

and he gave it to his disciples,

saying: Take and eat; this is my body, given for you.

Do this for the remembrance of me.

 Again, after supper, he took the cup,

He gave thanks, and he gave it for all to drink,

saying: This cup is the new testament in my blood.

It is shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin.

Do this for the remembrance of me.

Lord’s Prayer

Distribution

The body of Christ, given for you.

The blood of Christ, given for you.

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