Saturday, June 27, 2020

4th Sunday after Pentecost

St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania




In the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen
The Prayer of the Day

Let us pray.

O God, you direct our lives by your grace, and your words of justice and mercy reshape the world. Mold us into a people who welcome your word and serve one another, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.  Amen
First Reading:  Jeremiah 28:5-9
Second Reading: Romans 6:12-23


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

Then conclude with these 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’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

Chet and Linda Walker prayers requested as Chet is home under the care of SpiriTrust Lutheran Home Care and Hospice. Thank you to everyone for your prayers and expressions of support at this time. Chet and Linda are grateful!

Randy and Gail Cox Prayers requested for continued healing and strength for Randy and for Gail. Gail was discharged from the WellSpan Chambersbubrg Hospital yesterday. 

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: “Amazing Grace”“Bread of the World”“The Gift of Grace.”  
Daily Prayer Resources use in the home are available, including simple forms of Morning, Evening, and Night Prayer; Responsive Prayer; and prayers for mealtimes and other occasions.
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Saturday, June 20, 2020

Third Sunday after Pentecost

St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania


The Prayer of the Day 
Let us pray.
Teach us, good Lord God, to serve you as you deserve, to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not to seek for rest, to labor and not to ask for reward, except that of knowing that we do your will, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Amen.
First Reading:  Jeremiah 20:7-13 
Second Reading: Romans 6:1b-11
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.
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’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

Rev. Robert and Pat McEllroy were injured in an automobile accident. Bob has returned home following treatment at WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital. Pat was transferred to the SpiriTrust Lutheran Skilled Care Center at the Village at Luther Ridge following treatment at WellSpan York Hospital. Prayers requested for peace, strength, and healing.

Randy and Gail Cox Prayers requested for continued healing and strength for Randy and for Gail as she anticipates back surgery this week. 

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.
Chet and Linda Walker prayers requested as Chet is being treated for pancreatic cancer at Hershey Medical Center.

Devotional Music Links: For your individual or group devotion, you may choose to listen to the following choral recordings made available through Augsburg Fortress:  Take My Life That I May Be” ; “From the Rising of the Sun”“Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ.”
Daily Prayer Resources are now available, including simple forms of Morning, Evening, and Night Prayer; Responsive Prayer; and prayers for mealtimes and other occasions.
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Saturday, June 13, 2020

Second Sunday after Pentecost

St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania


SERVICE OF THE WORD AND PRAYER




Greeting and Prayer of the Day
Let us pray.

God of compassion, you have opened the way for us and brought us to yourself. Pour your love into our hearts, that, overflowing with joy, we may freely share the blessings of your realm and faithfully proclaim the good news of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Amen

First Reading:  Genesis 18:1-15 
Second ReadingRomans 5:1-8 
Sermon
Apostles' Creed
Prayers
Offertory
Then conclude with these prayers:
Let us pray.   
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
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

Rev. Robert and Pat McEllroy were injured in an automobile accident. Bob has returned home following treatment at WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital. Pat was transferred to the SpiriTrust Lutheran Skilled Care Center at the Village at Luther Ridge following treatment at WellSpan York Hospital. Prayers requested for peace, strength, and healing.

Randy Cox, husband of Gail Cox. Prayers requested for continued healing and strength.

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.
Chet and Linda Walker prayers requested as Chet is being treated for pancreatic cancer at Hershey Medical Center.


Devotional Music Links: For your individual or group devotion, you may choose to listen to the following choral recordings made available through Augsburg Fortress: “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy”“Our Mission Is to Follow Jesus”“Creation’s Grandest Glory Stands.”
Materials for the commemoration of the Emanuel Nine (June 17) can be found at www.elca.org/EmanuelNine 
Daily Prayer Resources are now available, including simple forms of Morning, Evening, and Night Prayer; Responsive Prayer; and prayers for mealtimes and other occasions.
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Saturday, June 6, 2020

THE HOLY TRINITY

St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania


SERVICE OF THE WORD AND PRAYER



A Lament for the Church 
This lament was developed for the Commemoration for the Emanuel Nine on June 17 (ELCA.org/EmanuelNine). It may be used or adapted as appropriate for this time. 

As church, we confess the sin of racism and condemn racist rhetoric and the ideology of white supremacy. God, have mercy. 
God, have mercy.

As church, we confess, repent, and repudiate the times when this church has been silent in the face of racial injustice. God, have mercy. 
God, have mercy.

Racism is deeply ingrained within the ELCA, a predominantly white church. It is deeply embedded within the individual congregations whose members continue to foster stereotypes and support polices that actively hurt people of color. God, have mercy. 
God, have mercy.

As church, we declare that the enslavement of black bodies and the removal of indigenous peoples established racism in the United States, a truth this nation and this church have yet to fully embrace. God, have mercy. 
God, have mercy.

Rooted in slavery, racism is manifested through the history of Jim Crow policies, racial segregation, the terror of lynching, extrajudicial killings by law enforcement, and the disproportionate incarceration of people of color. God, have mercy. 
God, have mercy.

As church we lament the institutional racism of discriminatory treatment within the call process; inequitable compensation of clergy of color; racial segregation; divestment from black communities and congregations; systemic policies and organizational practices; and a failure to fully include the gifts of leadership and worship styles of black people, indigenous people, and people of color. God, have mercy.
God, have mercy.

Confessions are empty promises without meaningful actions—actions that are grounded in prayer, education, and soul-searching repentance. The sin of racism separates us from one another. Though we trust that we are reconciled to God through Christ’s death and resurrection, we seek such life-giving reconciliation with one another. As we repent, let us not turn back to ideologies that promote white supremacy. We trust that God can make all things new. 
Amen.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God,
and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
And also with you.

Prayer of the Day
The presiding minister leads the prayer of the day.

Let us pray.
A brief silence is kept before the prayer.
God of heaven and earth, before the foundation of the universe and the beginning of time you are the triune God: Author of creation, eternal Word of salvation, life-giving Spirit of wisdom. Guide us to all truth by your Spirit, that we may proclaim all that Christ has revealed and rejoice in the glory he shares with us. Glory and praise to you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and forever.
Amen

First Reading: Genesis 1:1--2:4a
Psalm: Psalm 8
Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 13:11-13

Sermon:  Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton

Nicene Creed

Prayers of Intercession

Offering

Thanksgiving for the Word

Let us pray. 
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.

Lord's Prayer

Benediction

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Prayer Requests

Chris Bemus is home from the hospital following a fall. Prayers requested for healing and strength.

For Marge Bolich and the family of Angelo Constanzo. Our brother in Christ, Angelo, died in his sleep on May 27. He was a "regular" at St. Luke in recent years and was part of our congregational family.

Almeda Pittsnogle is home recovering following a thyroidectomy on June 2.  Prayers reguested for healing.

Marilyn Foore has been discharged from WellSpanChambersburg Hospital and has returned home.
For Ed and Audrey Clancy as Ed deals with a growth in his lung, that they would know God's presence and strength.

For graduating High School and College seniors, especially Josh Horton, Allison Pettyjohn, Lorpu Yanquoi, Joe Corwell, and Jake Corwell.

Chet and Linda Walker prayers requested as Chet is being treated for pancreatic cancer at Hershey Medical Center.

Cameron Zeger, great-grandson of Jerry and Jeanie Madden. Cameron is being treated for cancer at Hershey Medical Center.

For our bishops: Elizabeth, James, and Bishop of Konde Diocese, The Rev. Dr. Edward Johnson Mwaikali and all who serve the church.

** The following recordings encourage singing-along and are available from the Covidhymns project available via Facebook and YouTube.



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