July 11, 2021 Time after Pentecost
When Amos reports his vision of God judging Israel for its mistreatment of the poor, he becomes a threat to the power of the priests and the king. John the Baptist speaks truth to power and Herod has him killed. In Herod’s fear that Jesus is John returned from the dead, we may hear hope for the oppressed: all the prophets killed through the ages are alive in Jesus. We are called to witness to justice in company with them, and to proclaim God’s saving love.
WELCOME TO TRINITY: A joyous greeting to one and all! A special welcome to those who are visiting with us. Please take time to sign our guest book in the entry leaving both an address and a telephone number.
CHURCH OFFICE PHONE NUMBER: 715-845-3530
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PASTOR: Pastor Rich Block
Parish Assistant: email@example.com 715-845-3530
ORGANIST: Laurie Wiedeman
LECTOR: Richard Hawley
USHERS: Gary Carr & Renae Wesolowski CARPORT USHER: Sharon Goetsch
Today we welcome Pastor Rich Block. Facemasks are optional at this time. The pulpit side of church is for social distancing and lectern side is not. Pick up your communion meal on the way to the pew. Follow instructions in the bulletin.
Next week: Pastor Will Ostrem will be leading worship. Please join us for worship at 10:15a.m.
OUR WORSHIP SERVICE at 10:15 a.m.
Call to Worship by the Bells
Welcome and Announcements.
Confession and Forgiveness:
P: Blessed be the Holy Trinity, one God, the God of manna, the God of miracles, the God of mercy
P: Drawn to Christ and seeking God’s abundance, let us confess our sin.
Silence is kept for reflection
P: God, our provider, C: help us. It is hard to believe there is enough to share. We question your ways when they are differ from the ways of the world in which we live. We turn to our own understanding rather than trusting in you. We take offense at your teachings and your ways. Turn us again to you. Where else can we turn? Share with us the words of eternal life and feed us for life in the world. Amen.
P: Beloved people of God: in Jesus, the manna from heaven, you are fed and nourished. By Jesus, the worker of miracles, there is always more than enough. Through Jesus, the bread of life, you are shown God’s mercy: you are forgiven and loved into abundant life. Amen
Opening Hymn “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” ELW # 697
*The Greeting: P: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. C: And also, with you.
Prayer of the Day: See Insert
First Reading Amos 7:7-15
Psalm Psalm 85:8-13; tone 2
Second Reading Ephesians 1:3-14
*Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia. May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ enlighten the eyes of our hearts, that we may know the hope to which God has called us. Alleluia (Eph. 1:17-18)
Gospel Reading Mark 6:14-29
Response after announcement: Glory to you, O Lord.
Response after the conclusion: Praise to you, O Christ.
Hymn of the Day “Faith of Our Fathers” ELW #812
Apostles’ Creed SEE BACK COVER
Prayers of Intercession P: Lord, in your mercy, C: hear our prayer
MEAL Offering: (offering plate in entry of church)
Offering Prayer: C: Jesus, Bread of life, you have set this table with your very self, and called us to the feast of plenty. Gather what has been sown among us, and strengthen us in this meal. Make us to be what we receive here, your body for the life of the world. Amen
*Great Thanksgiving p. 152 ELW
*Proper Preface “Holy, holy, holy Lord . . .” p. 153 ELW
*Words of Institution
*Lord’s Prayer p. 154 ELW
Invitation to Communion: P: Christ has set the table with more than enough for all. Come!
At this time, you may take out the wafer by pulling off the foil on the bread side of the chalice.
P: Take and eat the body of Christ. Now pull off the foil top of the communion cup.
P: Take and drink the blood of Christ. Post Communion Blessing: P: The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen and keep you in his grace. C: Amen
Prayer after Communion: P: Jesus Bread of life, we have received from your table more than we could ever ask. As you have nourished us in this meal, now strengthen us to love the world with your own life. In your name we pray. Amen.
Blessing: P: The blessing of God, who provides for us, feeds us, and journeys with us, be upon you now and forever. Amen.
Closing Hymn “Praise and Thanksgiving” ELW #689
Dismissal: P: Go in peace. You are the body of Christ. C: Thanks be to God.
ANNOUCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 11th
Women of the ELCA – Fall Retreat Are you a BAG Lady? (Blessed and Gifted) This is the theme for the Fall Retreat of the East Central Synod of Wisconsin Women of the ELCA. The Retreat will be held at Imago Dei Village, Saturday, September 18, 2021. Informational flyers for you to pick up are on the table by the communion cups, and also on the bulletin board in the entry. Please take one. It looks like a fun filled program. Registration Forms are on the bulletin board and are due by September 7, 2021.
Looking for hymn requests! Do you have a favorite hymn or one that we haven’t sung in a while? We’d like your requests, and they will be worked into the services throughout summer. There is a request box on the table in back of church where the communion cups are located. Just drop a note as to the name and/or number. If it is not in our current cranberry or blue hymnals, we’ll try to track it down and insert it. Questions can be directed to Laurie Wiedeman.
VBS 2021 Mark your calendars for VBS 2021, Children ages 4K through 6th grade are invited to join us Monday, August 23rd thru Wednesday, August 25th for a fun filled hands on activities, crafts, and games to learn about God’s love and forgiveness for us. Participants do not need to be members at Trinity, so feel free to invite friends, family, and neighbors. We are also looking for volunteers to help so please let the education committee know if you are interested in helping.
TODAY WE WELCOME PASTOR WILLIAM OSTREM who is worshipping with us today. Pastor Will has his ordination this afternoon at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Rothschild.
Volunteers needed: Ushers, Carport Greeters, Altar Guild, and people who would like to care for the flowers in the outside planters. Call the office phone 715-845-3530 or leave a note in the secretary’s mailbox and we will get you in the schedule and have someone give you instructions. Thank you to all our volunteers!
I want to volunteer! Name __________________________
____ Carport Greeter
____ Altar Guild
____ I can help ________________________________________________________________________