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.

First Reading:  Zechariah 9:9-12

Psalm:  Psalm 145:8-14 

Second Reading: Romans 7:15-25a

Gospel: Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 


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


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.
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, © 2020 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress.

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