Bulletins

JOHN’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH

Maytown, Pennsylvania

Organized 1767

James Anderson, Pastor

Keith D. Smith, Organist

Melissa Herr, Parish Secretary

(717-945-4209 or email mpenwell1@gmail.com)

www.stjohnsmaytown.com

Church 717- 426-3431   Pastors Cell 402-570-9050

Pastors email- Pastorstjohnsmaytown @gmail.com

15th   Sunday after Pentecost                       September 13, 2020 10:30 A.M

PRELUDE-“A Grateful Heart”                                                  F. Ritter

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS (Congregation stands)

      P:   Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God,

             who creates, redeems, and sustains us and all of creation.

      C:   Amen

      P:  Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another.

 

      P:   Faithful  God,

 

     C:    have mercy on us.

            We confess that we are captive to sin

            and cannot free ourselves.

            We turn from your loving embrace

            and go our own ways.

            We pass judgment on one another

            before examining ourselves.

            We place our own needs before those of our neighbors.

            We keep your gift of salvation to ourselves.

            Make us humble, cast away our transgressions,

            and turn us again to life in you

            through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.  Amen.

 

P:        God hears the cries of all who call out in need,

           and through his death and resurrection,

           Christ has made us his own.

           Hear the truth that God proclaims:

           Your sins are forgiven in the name of Jesus Christ.

           Led by the Holy Spirit, live in freedom and newness

           to do God’s work in the World.

C:   Amen.

 

THE GREETING (Congregation stands)

 

THE PRAYER OF THE DAY (Congregation stands)

 

Opening Hymn #858 “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”      (Verses 1&4)

 

First reading- Genesis 50:15-21

 

Psalm 103: [1-7] 8-13 (Please read responsively )

 

Middle Hymn#608 “Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling”       (All Verses)

 

Second reading – Romans 14:1-12

 

Short interlude played for Gospel, C: “ Glory to you, O Lord”

 

Gospel –Matthew 18:21-35 (Congregation stands)

 

Response- C:  “Praise to you, O Christ”

Sermon (Pastor preaches from Pulpit)

 

Reflection: #611 “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say”                    (All Verses)

 

THE APOSTLE’S CREED, (Congregation stands)

 

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

THE PRAYER OF THE PEOPLE, (Congregation stands)

 

THE WORDS OF INSTITUTION

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER, (Congregation stands)

Our Father, who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be thy name, your kingdom come, your 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.

 

P: Come to the banquet table

where Christ gives himself as food and drink.

 

THE DISTRIBUTION

   The pastor and the lay leader, will put on facial masks in addition to the face shields and bring communion to each person, row by row.

  When pastor brings communion to you, he will say “This is my body of Christ, given for you.” While holding the wafer, he will then dunk the wafer in the wine while saying “This is the blood of Christ shed for you.” After this he will hand the combined elements to you. Please wait to consume. Once everyone in your row has been served, he will make a motion to indicate that you may now briefly take your mask off to consume the communion wafer and wine. Please replace your mask over your mouth and nose once you have eaten your wafer.

  The pastor and lay leader will then move to the next row and repeat the process until everyone has been served. After everyone has been served the pastor and lay leader will serve each other.

  If you are in the balcony during the service, we will ask you to come down for communion, and return after you have been served.

  If you do not want to have communion served to you or are a minor who has not yet had first communion class, a blessing is available. Please indicate that you would like a blessing by crossing your arms over your chest.  

 

THE BLESSING

 

 

THE PRAYER (Prayed by the deacon.)

       D: We give you thanks, gracious God,

            that you have once again fed us with food beyond compare,

            the body and blood of Christ.

            Lead us from this place, nourished and forgiven,

            into your beloved vineyard

            to wipe away the tears of all who hunger and thirst,

            guided by the example of the same Jesus Christ

            and led by the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

       C:  Amen

THE BENEDICTION

        P:    Mothering God,

               Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,

               bless you and lead you into the way of truth and life.

        C:    AMEN.

THE DISMISSAL

        P:  Go in peace. Remember the poor.

        C:    THANKS BE TO GOD.

THE POSTLUDE “Great God of Glory”                                             D. Paxton

 

ALTAR FLOWERS …

…are given to the Glory of God and in memory of my wonderful parents, Jane and LeRoy Simmons. By Connie Simmons

 

 

BULLETINS…

…are given to the Glory of God in loving memory of Louise and Irene.

By Richard

 

 

SERVING GOD’S PEOPLE TODAY

               LECTOR – Kaycee Shirk

               ALTAR FLOWERS- Connie Simmons

               BULLETINS- Richard Baker  

               ALTAR CARE –JoNan Shirk

               HEAD USHER- JoNan Shirk

OFFERING COUNTERS – Rodney Nell, Jim Leonard, George McConnell

 

 

 

 

 

SERVING GOD’S PEOPLE NEXT WEEK

               LECTOR – JoNan Shirk

               BULLETINS-No Donor  

               ALTAR FLOWERS- JoNan Shirk

               ALTAR CARE – JoNan Shirk

               HEAD USHER – JoNan Shirk

OFFERING COUNTERS – Rodney Nell, Jim Leonard, George McConnell

 

THANKS…

Dear Friends in Christ, We want to express our sincere gratitude to our church family that offered their support through phone calls, cards, food and most importantly your prayers. Louise loved to worship at St. John’s and was a dedicated lifetime member. We thank you for your support and hope you and your families stay safe and healthy during these difficult times. God Bless. In Christ’s Love, Richard and Family.

 

Hymns will be found in the back of your bulletin so you can follow along.

 

Please take all bulletins and trash with you!

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JOHN’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH

Maytown, Pennsylvania

Organized 1767

James Anderson, Pastor

Keith D. Smith, Organist

Melissa Herr, Parish Secretary

(717-945-4209 or email mpenwell1@gmail.com)

www.stjohnsmaytown.com

Church 717- 426-3431   Pastors Cell 402-570-9050

Pastors email- Pastorstjohnsmaytown @gmail.com

13th   Sunday after Pentecost                             August 30, 2020 10:30 A.M

 

PRELUDE – “Meditation on an American Folk Hymn”   C. Simone

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS (Congregation stands)

      P:  Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God,

            whose steadfast love is everlasting,

            whose faithfulness endures from generation to generation.

      C:  Amen

      P:  Trusting in the mercy of God, let us confess our sin.

      P:   Reconciling God,

 

     C:   we confess that we do not trust your abundance,

           and we deny your presence in our lives,

           We place our hope in ourselves

           and rely on our own efforts.

           We fail to believe that you provide enough for all.

           We abuse your good creation for our own benefit.

           We fear difference and do not welcome others

           as you have welcomed us.

           We sin in thought, word, and deed.

           By your grace, forgive us;

           through your love, renew us;

           and in your spirit, lead us;

           so that we may live and serve you in newness of life.

           Amen.

P: Beloved God,

     by the radical abundance of divine mercy

     we have peace with God through Christ Jesus,

     through whom we have obtained grace upon grace

   Our sins are forgiven

     Let us live now in hope.

     For hope does not disappoint,

     because God’s love has been poured into our hearts

     through the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.

 

THE GREETING (Congregation stands)

 

THE PRAYER OF THE DAY (Congregation stands)

 

Opening Hymn #324 “In the Cross of Christ I Glory” (Verses 1,2,3 & 4)

 

First reading- Jeremiah 15:15-21

 

Psalm 26:1-8

 

Middle Hymn  #798 “Will You Come and Follow Me” (Verse 1, & 5 )

 

Second reading – Romans 12:9-21

 

Short interlude played for Gospel,  (Congregation stands)

 

Gospel –Matthew 16:21-28 (Congregation stands)

 

Sermon (Pastor preaches from Pulpit)  (Pastor sits when finished)

 

Reflection: #509 “Onward, Christian Soldiers” (Verses 1, 2&3)  

 

THE APOSTLE’S CREED, (Congregation stands)

 

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

 

THE PRAYER OF THE PEOPLE, (Congregation stands)

 

THE WORDS OF INSTITUTION

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER, (Congregation stands)

Our Father, who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be thy name, your kingdom come, your 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.

THE DISTRIBUTION

   The pastor and the lay leader, will put on facial masks in addition to the face shields and bring communion to each person, row by row.

  When pastor brings communion to you, he will say “This is my body of Christ, given for you.” While holding the wafer, he will then dunk the wafer in the wine while saying “This is the blood of Christ shed for you.” After this he will hand the combined elements to you. Please wait to consume. Once everyone in your row has been served, he will make a motion to indicate that you may now briefly take your mask off to consume the communion wafer and wine. Please replace your mask over your mouth and nose once you have eaten your wafer.

  The pastor and lay leader will then move to the next row and repeat the process until everyone has been served. After everyone has been served the pastor and lay leader will serve each other.

  If you are in the balcony during the service, we will ask you to come down for communion, and return after you have been served.

  If you do not want to have communion served to you or are a minor who has not yet had first communion class, a blessing is available. Please indicate that you would like a blessing by crossing your arms over your chest.  

THE BLESSING  (Congregation stands)

THE PRAYER (Prayed by the deacon.)

       D: God of the welcome table,

            in this meal we have feasted on your goodness

            and have been united by your presence among us.

            Empower us to go forth sustained by these gifts

            so that we may share your neighborly love with all,

            through Jesus Christ, the giver of abundant life.

       C:  Amen

THE BENEDICTION

        P:    Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers,

                nor thing present, nor things to come,

                nor powers, nor height, nor depth

                nor anything else in creation,

               will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.

               God, the creator, Jesus, the Christ,

               and the Holy Spirit, the comforter,

               bless you and keep you in eternal love

        C:    AMEN.

THE DISMISSAL

        P:  Go in peace. Christ is with you.

        C:    THANKS BE TO GOD.

THE POSTLUDE “My Rock, My Fortress”                                            D. Eliot

 

ALTAR FLOWERS …

…are given to the Glory of God and in memory of my son Samuel and all the precious others who have passed. By Ruth Ebersole

 

BULLETINS…

…are given to the Glory of God. By Nichole A. Mohn

 

SERVING GOD’S PEOPLE TODAY

LECTOR – Glenn Bachert

               BULLETINS- Nichole A. Mohn

               ALTAR FLOWERS- Ruth Ebersole

               ALTAR CARE –JoNan Shirk

OFFERING COUNTERS – Rodney Nell, Bill Earhart, Mic Reidy

 

 

 

 

SERVING GOD’S PEOPLE NEXT WEEK

               LECTOR – Lee Ann Doane

               BULLETINS- Bob & Janelle Hollinger

               ALTAR FLOWERS- Keck Family

               ALTAR CARE – Carol Bachert

OFFERING COUNTERS – Shirl Reich, Jim Leonard, George McConnell

 

RUMMAGE SALE …

We will be holding our rummage sale again this Friday Sept. 4th and Saturday Sept. 5th from 9am-1pm we have lots of new items and some antiques. Please come out and support the church. You never know what treasures you may find!

 

COMMUNION UPDATE…

We will be having communion every Sunday starting in September.

 

Hymns will be found in the back of your bulletin so you can follow along.

 

 

Please take all bulletins and trash with you!

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JOHN’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH

Maytown, Pennsylvania

Organized 1767

James Anderson, Pastor

Keith D. Smith, Organist

Melissa Herr, Parish Secretary

(717-945-4209 or email mpenwell1@gmail.com)

www.stjohnsmaytown.com

Church 717- 426-3431   Pastors Cell 402-570-9050

Pastors email- Pastorstjohnsmaytown @gmail.com

12th   Sunday after Pentecost                               August 23, 2020 10:30 A.M

 

PRELUDE – “A Song of Rejoicing”                                  R. Thygerson

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS (Congregation stands)

      P:  Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God,

            whose steadfast love is everlasting,

            whose faithfulness endures from generation to generation.

      C:  Amen

      P:  Trusting in the mercy of God, let us confess our sin.

      P:   Reconciling God,

 

     C:   we confess that we do not trust your abundance,

           and we deny your presence in our lives,

           We place our hope in ourselves

           and rely on our own efforts.

           We fail to believe that you provide enough for all.

           We abuse your good creation for our own benefit.

           We fear difference and do not welcome others

           as you have welcomed us.

           We sin in thought, word, and deed.

           By your grace, forgive us;

           through your love, renew us;

           and in your spirit, lead us;

           so that we may live and serve you in newness of life.

           Amen.

P: Beloved God,

     by the radical abundance of divine mercy

     we have peace with God through Christ Jesus,

     through whom we have obtained grace upon grace

   Our sins are forgiven

     Let us live now in hope.

     For hope does not disappoint,

     because God’s love has been poured into our hearts

     through the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.

 

THE GREETING (Congregation stands)

 

THE PRAYER OF THE DAY (Congregation stands)

 

Opening Hymn #423 “Shall We Gather at the River” (Verses 1,2, &3)

 

First reading- Isaiah 51:1-6

 

Psalm 138

 

Middle Hymn  #454 “Remember and Rejoice” (Verse 1, 2, & 4)

 

Second reading – Romans 12:1-8

 

Short interlude played for Gospel,  (Congregation stands)

 

Gospel –Matthew 16:13-20 (Congregation stands)

 

Sermon (Pastor preaches from Pulpit)  (Pastor sits when finished)

 

Reflection: #618 “Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer” (Verses 1 & 2)  

 

THE APOSTLE’S CREED, (Congregation stands)

 

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

 

THE PRAYER OF THE PEOPLE, (Congregation stands)

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER, (Congregation stands)

Our Father, who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be thy name, your kingdom come, your 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.

THE BLESSING  (Congregation stands)

THE PRAYER (Prayed by the deacon.)

       D: God of the welcome table,

            in this meal we have feasted on your goodness

            and have been united by your presence among us.

            Empower us to go forth sustained by these gifts

            so that we may share your neighborly love with all,

            through Jesus Christ, the giver of abundant life.

       C:  Amen

THE BENEDICTION

        P:    Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers,

                nor thing present, nor things to come,

                nor powers, nor height, nor depth

                nor anything else in creation,

               will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.

               God, the creator, Jesus, the Christ,

               and the Holy Spirit, the comforter,

               bless you and keep you in eternal love

        C:    AMEN.

THE DISMISSAL

        P:  Go in peace. Christ is with you.

        C:    THANKS BE TO GOD.

THE POSTLUDE “Allegro Appassionato”                                          N. Landis

 

ALTAR FLOWERS …

…are given to the Glory of God and in memory of our Mom and Grandma, Janet Bomgardner, she has been at peace for 6 years now. We love and miss her so much but find comfort knowing that she is watching over us and spreading her joy with our other angels. Buffy, Jamey, Kaycee, and Tanner

 

BULLETINS…

…are given to the Glory of God In loving memory to our angel in heaven Aleena Dawn Coon. We love you so much. Nanny and Grampa Wolfe

 

SERVING GOD’S PEOPLE TODAY
LECTOR – Ben Lengel

               BULLETINS- Laura Wolfe

               ALTAR FLOWERS- Buffy Shirk

               ALTAR CARE –JoNan Shirk

OFFERING COUNTERS – Rodney Nell, Bill Earhart, Mic Reidy

 

SERVING GOD’S PEOPLE NEXT WEEK

               LECTOR – Glenn Bachert

               BULLETINS- Nichole A. Mohn

               ALTAR FLOWERS- Ruth Ebersole

               ALTAR CARE –JoNan Shirk

OFFERING COUNTERS – Rodney Nell, Bill Earhart, Mic Reidy

 

Hymns will be found in the back of your bulletin so you can follow along.

 

 

Please take all bulletins and trash with you!

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JOHN’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH

Maytown, Pennsylvania

Organized 1767

James Anderson, Pastor

Keith D. Smith, Organist

Melissa Herr, Parish Secretary

(717-945-4209 or email mpenwell1@gmail.com)

www.stjohnsmaytown.com

Church 717- 426-3431   Pastors Cell 402-570-9050

Pastors email- Pastorstjohnsmaytown @gmail.com

11th   Sunday after Pentecost                               August 16, 2020 10:30 A.M

PRELUDE – “Sweet Hour of Prayer”                      Bradbury/ Harris

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS (Congregation stands)

      P:  Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God,

            whose steadfast love is everlasting,

            whose faithfulness endures from generation to generation.

      C:  Amen

      P:  Trusting in the mercy of God, let us confess our sin.

      P:   Reconciling God,

 

     C:   we confess that we do not trust your abundance,

           and we deny your presence in our lives,

           We place our hope in ourselves

           and rely on our own efforts.

           We fail to believe that you provide enough for all.

           We abuse your good creation for our own benefit.

           We fear difference and do not welcome others

           as you have welcomed us.

           We sin in thought, word, and deed.

           By your grace, forgive us;

           through your love, renew us;

           and in your spirit, lead us;

           so that we may live and serve you in newness of life.

           Amen.

P: Beloved God,

     by the radical abundance of divine mercy

     we have peace with God through Christ Jesus,

     through whom we have obtained grace upon grace.

     Our sins are forgiven

     Let us live now in hope.

     For hope does not disappoint,

     because God’s love has been poured into our hearts

     through the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.

 

THE GREETING (Congregation stands)

 

THE PRAYER OF THE DAY (Congregation stands)

 

Opening Hymn #620 “How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds”

                                                                                                         (verses 1,2,& 6)

First reading- Isaiah 56:1,6-8

 

Psalm 67 (said by Pastor only)

 

Middle Hymn  #595 “Jesus Loves Me!” (Verse 1 & 2)

 

Second reading – Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32

 

Short interlude played for Gospel,  (Congregation stands)

 

Gospel –Matthew 15:[10-20] 21-28 (Congregation stands)

 

Sermon (Pastor preaches from Pulpit)  (Pastor sits when finished)

 

Reflection: #596 “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less” (Verses 1, 2 & 3)  

 

 THE APOSTLE’S CREED, (Congregation stands)

THE PRAYER OF THE PEOPLE, (Congregation stands)

 

THE WORDS OF INSTITUTION

THE LORD’S PRAYER, (Congregation stands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE DISTRIBUTION

 

THE BLESSING  (Congregation stands)

 

THE PRAYER (Prayed by the deacon.)

       D: God of the welcome table,

            in this meal we have feasted on your goodness

            and have been united by your presence among us.

            Empower us to go forth sustained by these gifts

            so that we may share your neighborly love with all,

            through Jesus Christ, the giver of abundant life.

       C:  Amen

THE BENEDICTION

        P:    Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers,

                nor thing present, nor things to come,

                nor powers, nor height, nor depth

                nor anything else in creation,

               will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.

               God, the creator, Jesus, the Christ,

               and the Holy Spirit, the comforter,

               bless you and keep you in eternal love,

        C:    AMEN.

THE DISMISSAL

        P:  Go in peace. Christ is with you.

        C:    THANKS BE TO GOD.

THE POSTLUDE “A Song of Rejoicing”                                               J. Rasley  

 

ALTAR FLOWERS

…are given to the Glory of God and in honor of my mom and dad’s anniversary, it would have been 62 years on August 10th. Love, JoNan

 

SERVING GOD’S PEOPLE TODAY
LECTOR – Jamey Shirk

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JOHN’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH

Maytown, Pennsylvania

Organized 1767

James Anderson, Pastor

Keith D. Smith, Organist

Melissa Herr, Parish Secretary

(717-945-4209 or email mpenwell1@gmail.com)

www.stjohnsmaytown.com

Church 717- 426-3431   Pastors Cell 402-570-9050

Pastors email- Pastorstjohnsmaytown @gmail.com

9th   Sunday after Pentecost                                   August 2, 2020 10:30 A.M

 

Prelude – “A Nations Hymn of Peace”                                  F. Ritter

Welcome and Announcements:

Confession and forgiveness (Congregation stands)

      P:  Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God,

            whose steadfast love is everlasting,

            whose faithfulness endures from generation to generation.

      C:  Amen

      P:  Trusting in the mercy of God, let us confess our sin.

      P:   Reconciling God,

 

     C:   we confess that we do not trust your abundance,

           and we deny your presence in our lives,

           We place our hope in ourselves

           and rely on our own efforts.

           We fail to believe that you provide enough for all.

           We abuse your good creation for our own benefit.

           We fear difference and do not welcome others

           as you have welcomed us.

           We sin in thought, word, and deed.

           By your grace, forgive us;

           through your love, renew us;

           and in your spirit, lead us;

           so that we may live and serve you in newness of life.

           Amen.

P: Beloved God,

     by the radical abundance of divine mercy

     we have peace with God through Christ Jesus,

     through whom we have obtained grace upon grace.

     Our sins are forgiven

     Let us live now in hope.

     For hope does not disappoint,

     because God’s love has been poured into our hearts

     through the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.

 

Greeting (Congregation stands)

 

Prayer of the day (Congregation stands)

 

Opening Hymn #531 The Trumpets Sound, The Angels Sing”

                                                                                                           (Verses 1 & 2)

First reading- Isaiah 55:1-5

 

Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21  (said by Pastor only)

 

Middle Hymn  #515 “Break Now the Bread of Life” (Verse 1 & 2)

 

Second reading – Romans 9:1-5

 

Short interlude played for Gospel,  (Congregation stands)

 

Gospel –Matthew 14:13-21 (Congregation stands)

 

Sermon (Pastor preaches from Pulpit)  (Pastor sits when finished)

 

Reflection: #674 “Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ” (Verses 1,2 & 3)  

 

Apostle’s creed, (Congregation stands)

Prayer of the people, (Congregation stands)

 

The Distribution

Lord’s prayer, (Congregation stands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blessing  (Congregation stands)

 

THE PRAYER (Prayed by the deacon.)

       D: God of the welcome table,

            in this meal we have feasted on your goodness

            and have been united by your presence among us.

            Empower us to go forth sustained by these gifts

            so that we may share your neighborly love with all,

            through Jesus Christ, the giver of abundant life.

       C:  Amen

THE BENEDICTION

        P:    Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers,

                nor thing present, nor things to come,

                nor powers, nor height, nor depth

                nor anything else in creation,

               will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.

               God, the creator, Jesus, the Christ,

               and the Holy Spirit, the comforter,

               bless you and keep you in eternal love,

        C:    AMEN.

THE DISMISSAL

        P:  Go in peace. Christ is with you.

        C:    THANKS BE TO GOD.

Postlude “Epilogue for Trumpet”                                                       L. Smith  

 

ALTAR FLOWERS AND BULLETINS …

…are given to the Glory of God and in celebration of Archer’s 5th Birthday! We love you so much Buddy! By Melissa & Justin Herr

 

SERVING GOD’S PEOPLE TODAY
LECTOR – Pat Vogel

               BULLETINS- Melissa Herr

               ALTAR FLOWERS- Melissa Herr

               ALTAR CARE –JoNan Shirk

OFFERING COUNTERS – Rodney Nell, Bill Earhart, Mic Reidy

 

HAPPENING THIS WEEK AT ST. JOHN’S

Monday-7pm- Council Meeting

Wednesday – Third Week of Online VBS!!

Friday 9am- 2pm -Rummage Sale

Saturday 9am- 2pm- Rummage Sale

 

SERVING GOD’S PEOPLE NEXT WEEK

               LECTOR – Joyce Boyer

               BULLETINS- Janie Mohr

               ALTAR FLOWERS- LeeAnn Doane

               ALTAR CARE –JoNan Shirk

OFFERING COUNTERS – Rodney Nell, Bill Earhart, Mic Reidy

 

HYMNS…

Will be found in the last pages of the bulletin for you to follow and hum along.

 

RUMMAGE SALE

We will have a rummage sale August 7th & 8th from 9am- 2pm in the social hall. Masks are required.

Please take all bulletins and trash with you!

 

ST. JOHN’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH

Maytown, Pennsylvania

Organized 1767

James Anderson, Pastor

Keith D. Smith, Organist

Melissa Herr, Parish Secretary

(717-945-4209 or email mpenwell1@gmail.com)

www.stjohnsmaytown.com

Church 717- 426-3431   Pastors Cell 402-570-9050

Pastors email- Pastorstjohnsmaytown @gmail.com

8th   Sunday after Pentecost                                    July 26, 2020 10:30 A.M

 

Prelude – “My God and King”                                           R.C. Wilson

Welcome and Announcements:

Confession and forgiveness (Congregation stands)

      P:  Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God,

            whose steadfast love is everlasting,

            whose faithfulness endures from generation to generation.

      C:  Amen

      P:  Trusting in the mercy of God, let us confess our sin.

      P:   Reconciling God,

 

     C:   we confess that we do not trust your abundance,

           and we deny your presence in our lives,

           We place our hope in ourselves

           and rely on our own efforts.

           We fail to believe that you provide enough for all.

           We abuse your good creation for our own benefit.

           We fear difference and do not welcome others

           as you have welcomed us.

           We sin in thought, word, and deed.

           By your grace, forgive us;

           through your love, renew us;

           and in your spirit, lead us;

           so that we may live and serve you in newness of life.

           Amen.

P: Beloved God,

     by the radical abundance of divine mercy

     we have peace with God through Christ Jesus,

     through whom we have obtained grace upon grace.

     Our sins are forgiven

     Let us live now in hope.

     For hope does not disappoint,

     because God’s love has been poured into our hearts

     through the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.

 

Greeting (Congregation stands)

 

Prayer of the day (Congregation stands)

 

Opening Hymn #836 “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee” (Verses 1 & 2)

 

First reading- 1 Kings 3:5-12

 

Psalm 119:129-136  (said by Pastor only)

 

Middle Hymn  #652 “ Built On A Rock” (Verse 1)

 

Second reading – Romans 8:26-39

 

Short interlude played for Gospel,  (Congregation stands)

 

Gospel –Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 (Congregation stands)

 

Sermon (Pastor preaches from Pulpit)  (Pastor sits when finished)

 

Reflection: #720 “We Are Called” (Verses 1 & 2)  

 

Apostle’s creed, (Congregation stands

 

 Prayer of the people, (Congregation stands)

 

Lord’s prayer, (Congregation stands)

 

Blessing  (Congregation stands)

 

THE PRAYER (Prayed by the deacon.)

       D: God of the welcome table,

            in this meal we have feasted on your goodness

            and have been united by your presence among us.

            Empower us to go forth sustained by these gifts

            so that we may share your neighborly love with all,

            through Jesus Christ, the giver of abundant life.

       C:  Amen

THE BENEDICTION

        P:    Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers,

                nor thing present, nor things to come,

                nor powers, nor height, nor depth

                nor anything else in creation,

               will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.

               God, the creator, Jesus, the Christ,

               and the Holy Spirit, the comforter,

               bless you and keep you in eternal love,

        C:    AMEN.

THE DISMISSAL

        P:  Go in peace. Christ is with you.

        C:    THANKS BE TO GOD.

Postlude “Postlude in C Major”                                                   J. Troutman

 

ALTAR FLOWERS…

…are given to the Glory of God and to celebrate the birthdays of my grandchildren: Alexandra Claire (7/21) Isabella Grace (1/2 birthday 1/6) and Andrew Kenneth (7/13). By Connie Longenecker

 

 

SERVING GOD’S PEOPLE TODAY
LECTOR – Buffy Shirk

               BULLETINS- No Donor

               ALTAR FLOWERS – Connie Longenecker

               ALTAR CARE – Wanda Long

OFFERING COUNTERS – Laura Wolfe, Jamey Shirk, & Nina Gaskill

 

HAPPENING THIS WEEK AT ST. JOHN’S

Monday-5:30pm- Property Meeting in the parlor

 Wednesday – Second Week of Online VBS!!

 

SERVING GOD’S PEOPLE NEXT WEEK

               LECTOR – Pat Vogel

               BULLETINS- Melissa Herr

               ALTAR FLOWERS- Nancy Valerio

               ALTAR CARE –JoNan Shirk

OFFERING COUNTERS – Rodney Nell, Bill Earhart, Mic Reidy

 

HYMNS…

Will be found in the last pages of the bulletin for you to follow and hum along.

 

RUMMAGE SALE

We will have a rummage sale August 7th & 8th from 9am- 2pm in the social hall. Masks are required.

Please take all bulletins and trash with you!

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