Saturday, August 1, 2020

9th Sunday after Pentecost

St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania



Confession and Forgiveness

 

In the name of the Father, and of the  Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

 

In humility and faith we pray that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in our time of need. 

 

Silence for reflection and self-examination

 

Most merciful God,

We confess that we are captive to sin and cannot free ourselves. We have sinned against you in thought, word and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. Amen.


May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins and bring us into everlasting life.  Amen


Apostolic Greeting 

The Prayer of the Day may be prayed. 

Let us pray.
Glorious God, your generosity waters the world with goodness, and you cover creation with abundance. Awaken in us a hunger for the food that satisfies both body and spirit, and with this food fill all the starving world; through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Amen

 

First Reading:  Isaiah 55:1-5 

Psalm:  Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21 

Second Reading: Romans 9:1-5

Gospel: Matthew 14:13-21


Sermon   

Apostles’ Creed


I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.


I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again;

he ascended into heaven,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come to judge the living and the dead.


I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.


Prayers  

Offertory

Closing Prayers

Let us pray.

A brief silence is kept before the prayer.

O Word of God incarnate, O Wisdom from on high,
O Truth unchanged, unchanging,
We praise you for the radiance that from the hallowed page,
A Lantern to our footsteps, shines on from age to age.
Amen.      (ELW #514, stanza 1)


Lord, remember us in your kingdom, and teach us to pray. 

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen


Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless us now and forever.
Amen

 Be at Peace, Christ is with you.  Thanks be to God!


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Saturday, July 25, 2020

8th Sunday after Pentecost

St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania




Confession and Forgiveness

In the name of the Father, and of the  Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

In humility and faith we pray that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in our time of need. 

Silence for reflection and self-examination

Most merciful God,
We confess that we are captive to sin and cannot free ourselves. We have sinned against you in thought, word and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. Amen.

May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins and bring us into everlasting life.  Amen

Apostolic Greeting
Prayer of the Day
Let us pray.
Beloved and sovereign God, through the death and resurrection of your Son you bring us into your kingdom of justice and mercy. By your Spirit, give us your wisdom, that we may treasure the life that comes from Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Amen


First Reading:  1 Kings 3:5-12
Psalm:  Psalm 119:129-136
Second Reading: Romans 8:26-39 
Gospel: Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

Sermon   
Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

Prayers  
Offertory
Closing Prayers
Let us pray.
A brief silence is kept before the prayer.
O Word of God incarnate, O Wisdom from on high,
O Truth unchanged, unchanging, O Light in our dark sky,
We praise you for the radiance that from the hallowed page,
A Lantern to our footsteps, shines on from age to age.
Amen      (ELW #514, stanza 1)
Lord, remember us in your kingdom, and teach us to pray. 
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen
Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless us now and forever. Amen
Be at Peace, Christ is with you.  Thanks be to God!

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Devotional Music Links: For your individual or group devotion, you may choose to listen to the following choral recordings made available through Augsburg Fortress: “The Plans I have for You;” “God’s Plan;” “Be Thou My Vision.”

Daily Prayer Resources are available, including simple forms of Morning, Evening, and Night Prayer; Responsive Prayer; and prayers for mealtimes and other occasions.
Portions from Evangelical Lutheran Worship and sundaysandseasons.com, © 2020 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

7th Sunday after Pentecost

St. Luke Evangelcial Lutheran Church
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania


Confession and Forgiveness

In the name of the Father, and of the  Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

In humility and faith we pray that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in our time of need. 

Silence for reflection and self-examination

Most merciful God,
We confess that we are captive to sin and cannot free ourselves. We have sinned against you in thought, word and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. Amen.

May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins and bring us into everlasting life.  Amen
Prayer of the Day
Let us pray.
Faithful God, most merciful judge, you care for your children with firmness and compassion. By your Spirit nurture us who live in your kingdom, that we may be rooted in the way of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Amen

First Reading:  Isaiah 44:6-8
Psalm:  Psalm 86:11-17 
Second Reading: Romans 8:12-25 
Gospel: Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

Sermon   

Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

Prayers  
Offertory
Closing Prayers
Let us pray.
A brief silence is kept before the prayer.
O God of justice and love, we give thanks to you that you illumine our way through life with the words of your Son. Give us the light we need, awaken us to the needs of others, and at the end bring all the world to your feast; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory forever.
Amen
Lord, remember us in your kingdom, and teach us to pray. 
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen
Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless us now and forever. Amen
Be at Peace, Christ is with you.  Thanks be to God!
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Devotional Music Links: For your individual or group devotion, you may choose to listen to the following choral recordings made available through Augsburg Fortress: “I Sing the Love that Dreamed Creation;” “Sing Praise to God;” “Great is Thy Faithfulness.”
Daily Prayer Resources are available, including simple forms of Morning, Evening, and Night Prayer; Responsive Prayer; and prayers for mealtimes and other occasions.
Portions from Evangelical Lutheran Worship and sundaysandseasons.com, © 2020 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

6th Sunday after Pentecost

St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania




Confession and Forgiveness

In the name of the Father, and of the  Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen

In humility and faith we pray that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in our time of need. 

Silence for reflection and self-examination

Most merciful God,
We confess that we are captive to sin and cannot free ourselves. We have sinned against you in thought, word and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. Amen

May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins and bring us into everlasting life. Amen

Apostolic Greeting
Prayer of the Day 
Let us pray.
Almighty God, we thank you for planting in us the seed of your word. By your Holy Spirit help us to receive it with joy, live according to it, and grow in faith and hope and love, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen
First Reading:  Isaiah 55:10-13 
Psalm:  Psalm 65:9-13
Second Reading: Romans 8:1-11
Gospel: Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 
Sermon

Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.


Prayers of the Church

Offertory

Let us pray.
A brief silence is kept before the prayer.
Praise and thanks to you, holy God, for by your Word you made all things: you spoke light into the darkness, called forth beauty from chaos, and brought life into being. For your Word of life, O God, we give you thanks and praise.
By your Word you called your people Israel to tell of your wonderful gifts:
freedom from captivity, water on the desert journey, a pathway home from exile, wisdom for life, O God, we give you thanks and praise.
Through Jesus, your Word made flesh, you speak to us and call us to witness: forgiveness through the cross, life to those entombed by death, the way of your self-giving love. For your Word of life, O God, we give you thanks and praise.
Send your Spirit of truth, O God; rekindle your gifts within us: renew our faith, increase our hope, and deepen our love, for the sake of the world in need. Faithful to your Word, O God, draw near to all who call on you; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory forever. Amen
Lord, remember us in your kingdom, and teach us to pray. 
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen
Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless us now and forever.
Amen

Be at Peace, Christ is with you.  Thanks be to God!
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Prayer Requests
Linda Kuhn has been diagnosed with uterine cancer (stage 1). Surgery is being planned. Please pray for healing, strength and peace during this time of anticipation.

Vicki McKee is anticipating being discharged from WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital and entering palliative care at home.  

For Charles Lamer Hollar, uncle of Venessa Hepfer, who has been diagnosed with cancer and is in hospice care at home.

+ Chester Egolf Walker died on July 1. Please continue to keep his wife, Linda Walker and their family in your prayers in this time of mourning.  May the peace of comfort of resurrection faith be with them.

Randy and Gail Cox Prayers requested for continued healing and strength for Randy and for Gail. Gail is home and recovering from extensive neck surgery.

For Ed and Audrey Clancy as Ed deals with a growth in his lung, that they would know God's presence and strength.

Devotional Music Links: For your individual or group devotion, you may choose to listen to the following choral recordings made available through Augsburg Fortress: “Shine Like the Sun”; “Rise, Shine, You People”“Sing to God.” 
Daily Prayer Resources are available, including simple forms of Morning, Evening, and Night Prayer; Responsive Prayer; and prayers for mealtimes and other occasions.
Portions from Evangelical Lutheran Worship and sundaysandseasons.com, © 2020 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

5th Sunday after Pentecost

St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania



Prayer of the Day
Let us pray.
You are great, O God, and greatly to be praised. You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you. Grant that we may believe in you, call upon you, know you, and serve you, through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Amen.

First Reading:  Zechariah 9:9-12

Psalm:  Psalm 145:8-14 

Second Reading: Romans 7:15-25a

Gospel: Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 

Sermon

Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.


Prayers of the Church

Offertory

Let us pray.
A brief silence is kept before the prayer.
Praise and thanks to you, holy God, for by your Word you made all things: you spoke light into the darkness, called forth beauty from chaos, and brought life into being. For your Word of life, O God,
we give you thanks and praise.
By your Word you called your people Israel to tell of your wonderful gifts:
freedom from captivity, water on the desert journey, a pathway home from exile, wisdom for life, O God, we give you thanks and praise.
Through Jesus, your Word made flesh, you speak to us and call us to witness:
forgiveness through the cross, life to those entombed by death, the way of your self-giving love. For your Word of life, O God, we give you thanks and praise.
Send your Spirit of truth, O God; rekindle your gifts within us: renew our faith, increase our hope, and deepen our love, for the sake of the world in need. Faithful to your Word, O God, draw near to all who call on you; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory forever. Amen
Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
forever and ever. Amen.

Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless us now and forever.
Amen.
Be at Peace, Christ is with you.  Thanks be to God.
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Prayer Requests

+ Chester Egolf Walker died this past Wednesday morning. Please keep his wife, Linda Walker and their family in your prayers in this time of mourning.  May the peace of comfort of resurrection faith be with them.

Randy and Gail Cox Prayers requested for continued healing and strength for Randy and for Gail. Gail is home and recovering from extensive neck surgery.

Linda Kuhn is awaiting results from medical tests this past week. Please pray for healing, strength and peace during this time of anticipation.

Rush and Vicki McKee request prayers as Vicki continues a new treatment for her cancer. They are grateful for the prayers of the congregation.

For Ed and Audrey Clancy as Ed deals with a growth in his lung, that they would know God's presence and strength.

Devotional Music Links: For your individual or group devotion, you may choose to listen to the following choral recordings made available through Augsburg Fortress: “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”“O God of Light”“Lord We Praise You.”
Daily Prayer Resources are available, including simple forms of Morning, Evening, and Night Prayer; Responsive Prayer; and prayers for mealtimes and other occasions.
Portions from Evangelical Lutheran Worship and sundaysandseasons.com, © 2020 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress.