Bulletins

  1. 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

6th   Sunday after Pentecost                                    July 12, 2020 10:30 A.M

 

Prelude – “In That Haven On High”                                 D.L. Moore

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)

 

#556 “Morning Has Broken”  (Verses 1 & 2)

 

First reading- Isaiah 55:10-13

 

Psalm 65: [1-8] 9-13 (said by Pastor only)

 

#742 What a Friend We Have in Jesus” ( verses 1 &3)

 

Second reading – Romans 8:1-11

 

Short interlude played for Gospel,  (Congregation stands)

 

Gospel –Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 (Congregation stands)

 

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

 

Reflection: #774 “What a Fellowship, What a Joy Divine”                                                                                                     (Verses 1 &3)

 

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 “Now Let Us All Praise the Lord”                                J. Pachelbel

 

SERVING GOD’S PEOPLE TODAY
LECTOR – JoNan Shirk

               ALTAR CARE – Wanda Long

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

 

HAPPENING THIS WEEK AT ST. JOHN’S

 Monday at 7pm  – Covid-19 task force

 Wednesday at 7:30 – VBS Meeting

 

SERVING GOD’S PEOPLE NEXT WEEK

               LECTOR – Jenn Nell

               BULLETINS- Pauline Johns

               ALTAR FLOWERS- Jamey & Buffy Shirk 

               ALTAR CARE – Wanda Long

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

 

HYMNS…

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

 

NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS

The new council members are Glenn Bachert, George McConnell, Ruth Ebersole and Melissa Herr.  The Officers of council are Glenn Bachert – Council President, Janelle Hollinger -Vice President, Nina Gaskill – Council Secretary, and Joyce Boyer-Treasurer , Pastor James Anderson, Jim Leonard- Deacon, Rodney Nell- Deacon, Mic Reidy – Deacon, Jamey Shirk – Deacon, George McConnell- Deacon, Bill Earhart- Deacon, Ruth Ebersole- Deacon, Laura Wolfe- Deacon, and Melissa Herr – Deacon

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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
5th Sunday after Pentecost July 5, 2020 10:30 A.M

Prelude – “Prelude on ‘National Hymn’ ” arr. L. Smith
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)

#888 “O Beautiful for Spacious Skies” (1 verse only)

First reading- Zechariah 9:9-12 (see insert)

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

#891 “God Bless Our Native Lane” (2 verses)

Second reading – Romans 7:15-25a

Short interlude played for Gospel, (Congregation stands)

Gospel –Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 (Congregation stands)

Sermon (Pastor preaches from Pulpit) (Pastor sits when fin-ished)

Reflection: #890 “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory” (1 verse only)

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 “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” arr. J. Southbridge
Altar Flowers…
…are given to the glory of God and in celebration of our son Cory’s Birthday yesterday July 4th. We love you mom and Dad
(Jamie & Michael Sine )

BULLETINS…
…are given to the glory of God in celebration of Emily’s 13th Birthday. Love, Mom & Dad

HAPPENING THIS WEEK
Monday at 7pm – Council Meeting
Wednesday at 7:30 – VBS Meeting

We express our condolences to Nina Gaskill at the loss of her Aunt Florence Methlie who was almost 106 years old.

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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
4th Sunday after Pentecost June 28, 10:30 A.M

*Confession and Forgiveness
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.
*Please stand if you are able

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 PROCESSIONAL HYMN
*THE GREETING p. 138 *THE KYRIE pp. 138 – 139
*THE PRAYER OF DAY
Teach us, good Lord God, to serve you as you deserve, to give and not to count the cost, to fight an do not heed the wounds, to toil and no to seek for the rest, to labor and not ask for reward, except that of knowing that we do your will, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

THE FIRST READING – Jeremiah 28:5-9
5 Then the prophet Jeremiah spoke to Hananiah the prophet in the presence of the priests and all the people who were standing in the house of the Lord, 6 and the prophet Jeremiah said, “Amen! May the Lord do so; may the Lord make the words that you have prophesied come true, and bring back to this place from Babylon the vessels of the house of the Lord, and all the exiles. 7 Yet hear now this word that I speak in your hearing and in the hearing of all the people. 8 The prophets who preceded you and me from ancient times prophesied war, famine, and pestilence against many countries and great kingdoms. 9 As for the prophet who prophesies peace, when the word of that prophet comes to pass, then it will be known that the Lord has truly sent the prophet.”

THE PSALM 89:1-4, 15-18
I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever;
with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations.
2 For I said, “Steadfast love will be built up forever;
in the heavens you will establish your faithfulness.”
3 You have said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one;
I have sworn to David my servant:
4 ‘I will establish your offspring forever,
and build your throne for all generations.’”

15 Blessed are the people who know the festal shout,
who walk, O Lord, in the light of your face,
16 who exult in your name all the day
and in your righteousness are exalted.
17 For you are the glory of their strength;
by your favor our horn is exalted.
18 For our shield belongs to the Lord,
our king to the Holy One of Israel.

THE ANTHEM-
THE SECOND READING – Romans 6:12-23
12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. 13 Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. 14 For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.
15 What then? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! 16 Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves,[a] you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17 But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, 18 and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness. 19 I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification.
20 For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. 21 But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. 22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

*THE HOLY GOSPEL – Matthew 10:40-42
Response after the announcement: “GLORY TO YOU, O LORD!”
40 “Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me. 41 The one who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and the one who receives a righteous person because he is a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward. 42 And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.”

Response after the conclusion: “PRAISE TO YOU, O’CHRIST!”
THE HYMN
THE SERMON
*THE APOSTLES CREED p.105
*THE PRAYER OF THE CHURCH
*THE PEACE (Verbal giving of the peace due to flu and cold season.)
*THE OFFERTORY HYMN #884 “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow”
*THE PRAYER OVER THE GIFTS
P: God of goodness and growth,
all creation is yours,
and your faithfulness is a firm as the heavens.
Water and word, wine and bread:
these are signs of your abundant grace.
Nourish us through these gifts,
that we might proclaim your steadfast love
in our communities and in the world,
through Jesus Christ, our strength and our song
C: Amen
*THE GREAT THANKSGIVING
*THE OPENING VERSICLES AND PREFACE p. 144
*THE SANCTUS (“Holy, Holy, Holy”) p.144
*THE WORDS OF INSTITUTION
*THE LORD’S PRAYER
*THE INVITATION TO COMMUNION
P: Friends of Jesus, come to the table.
Receive nourishment for your journey.
*THE AGNUS DEI (“Lamb of God”) p. 146
*THE DISTRIBUTION (intinction.)
(All who are baptized and who believe that the Risen One is present in this communion, bestowing upon the faithful His strength, salvation, and forgiveness, are welcome at our altar. The unbaptized and those who do not wish to commune may come forward for a blessing or remain in their pews. The latter should indicate their intention to receive only a blessing by bowing their head before the pastor or deacon.)

THE HYMN SUNG DURING THE DISTRUBUTION:
*THE BLESSING
*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.

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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
3rd Sunday after Pentecost June 21, 10:30 A.M

*Confession and Forgiveness
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.
*Please stand if you are able

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 PROCESSIONAL HYMN
*THE GREETING p. 138 *THE KYRIE pp. 138 – 139
*THE PRAYER OF DAY
Teach us, good Lord God, to serve you as you deserve, to give and not to count the cost, to fight an do not heed the wounds, to toil and no to seek for the rest, to labor and not ask for reward, except that of knowing that we do your will, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

THE FIRST READING – Jeremiah 20:7-13
me, and you have prevailed. I have become a laughingstock all day long; everyone mocks me. 8For whenever I speak, I must cry out, I must shout, “Violence and destruction!” For the word of the Lord has become for me a reproach and derision all day long. 9If I say, “I will not mention him, or speak any more in his name,” then within me there is something like a burning fire shut up in my bones; I am weary with holding it in, and I cannot. 10For I hear many whispering: “Terror is all around! Denounce him! Let us denounce him!” All my close friends are watching for me to stumble. “Perhaps he can be enticed, and we can prevail against him, and take our revenge on him.” 11But the Lord is with me like a dread warrior; therefore my persecutors will stumble, and they will not prevail. They will be greatly shamed, for they will not succeed. Their eternal dishonor will never be forgotten. 12O Lord of hosts, you test the righteous, you see the heart and the mind; let me see your retribution upon them, for to you I have committed my cause. 13Sing to the Lord; praise the Lord! For he has delivered the life of the needy from the hands of evildoers.

THE PSALM 69:7-10 [11-15] 16-18
It is for your sake that I have borne reproach,
that shame has covered my face.
8 I have become a stranger to my kindred,
an alien to my mother’s children.
9 It is zeal for your house that has consumed me;
the insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.
10 When I humbled my soul with fasting,[a]
they insulted me for doing so.
11 When I made sackcloth my clothing,
I became a byword to them.
12 I am the subject of gossip for those who sit in the gate,
and the drunkards make songs about me.
13 But as for me, my prayer is to you, O Lord.
At an acceptable time, O God,
in the abundance of your steadfast love, answer me.
With your faithful help 14 rescue me
from sinking in the mire;
let me be delivered from my enemies
and from the deep waters.
15 Do not let the flood sweep over me,
or the deep swallow me up,
or the Pit close its mouth over me.
16 Answer me, O Lord, for your steadfast love is good;
according to your abundant mercy, turn to me.
17 Do not hide your face from your servant,
for I am in distress—make haste to answer me.
18 Draw near to me, redeem me,
set me free because of my enemies.
THE ANTHEM-
THE SECOND READING – Romans 6:1b-11
What then are we to say? Should we continue in sin in order that grace may abound? 2 By no means! How can we who died to sin go on living in it? 3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.
5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6 We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved to sin. 7 For whoever has died is freed from sin. 8 But if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9 We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. 10 The death he died, he died to sin, once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. 11 So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

*THE HOLY GOSPEL – Matthew 10:24-39
Response after the announcement: “GLORY TO YOU, O LORD!”
24 ‘A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master; 25 it is enough for the disciple to be like the teacher, and the slave like the master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household!
Whom to Fear
26 ‘So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. 27 What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops. 28 Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.[a] 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground unperceived by your Father. 30 And even the hairs of your head are all counted. 31 So do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows.
32 ‘Everyone therefore who acknowledges me before others, I also will acknowledge before my Father in heaven; 33 but whoever denies me before others, I also will deny before my Father in heaven.
Not Peace, but a Sword
34 ‘Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.
35 For I have come to set a man against his father,
and a daughter against her mother,
and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
36 and one’s foes will be members of one’s own household.
37 Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; 38 and whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39 Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.

Response after the conclusion: “PRAISE TO YOU, O’CHRIST!”
THE HYMN
THE SERMON
*THE APOSTLES CREED p.105
*THE PRAYER OF THE CHURCH
*THE PEACE (Verbal giving of the peace due to flu and cold season.)
*THE OFFERTORY HYMN #884 “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow”
*THE PRAYER OVER THE GIFTS
P: God of goodness and growth,
all creation is yours,
and your faithfulness is a firm as the heavens.
Water and word, wine and bread:
these are signs of your abundant grace.
Nourish us through these gifts,
that we might proclaim your steadfast love
in our communities and in the world,
through Jesus Christ, our strength and our song
C: Amen
*THE GREAT THANKSGIVING
*THE OPENING VERSICLES AND PREFACE p. 144
*THE SANCTUS (“Holy, Holy, Holy”) p.144
*THE WORDS OF INSTITUTION
*THE LORD’S PRAYER
*THE INVITATION TO COMMUNION
P: Friends of Jesus, come to the table.
Receive nourishment for your journey.
*THE AGNUS DEI (“Lamb of God”) p. 146
*THE DISTRIBUTION (intinction.)
(All who are baptized and who believe that the Risen One is present in this communion, bestowing upon the faithful His strength, salvation, and forgiveness, are welcome at our altar. The unbaptized and those who do not wish to commune may come forward for a blessing or remain in their pews. The latter should indicate their intention to receive only a blessing by bowing their head before the pastor or deacon.)

THE HYMN SUNG DURING THE DISTRUBUTION:
*THE BLESSING
*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.

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!
CLIFF HAFER
Cliff Hafer was released from the State Hospital on Thursday May 21st and going to live with his brother and sister in-law in Georgia. His address is.
Cliff Hafer
1015 Windsor Trail
Roswell, GA. 30076

 

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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
2nd Sunday after Pentecost June 14, 10:30 A.M

*Confession and Forgiveness
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.
*Please stand if you are able

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 PROCESSIONAL HYMN
*THE GREETING p. 138 *THE KYRIE pp. 138 – 139
*THE PRAYER OF DAY
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.

THE FIRST READING – Exodus 19:2-8a
2 They had journeyed from Rephidim, entered the wilderness of Sinai, and camped in the wilderness; Israel camped there in front of the mountain. 3 Then Moses went up to God; the Lord called to him from the mountain, saying, “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the Israelites: 4 You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. 5 Now therefore, if you obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession out of all the peoples. Indeed, the whole earth is mine, 6 but you shall be for me a priestly kingdom and a holy nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the Israelites.”
7 So Moses came, summoned the elders of the people, and set before them all these words that the Lord had commanded him. 8 The people all answered as one: “Everything that the Lord has spoken we will do.” Moses reported the words of the people to the Lord.

THE PSALM 100
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.
2 Worship the Lord with gladness;
come into his presence with singing.
3 Know that the Lord is God.
It is he that made us, and we are his;[a]
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him, bless his name.
5 For the Lord is good;
his steadfast love endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations.

THE ANTHEM-
THE SECOND READING – Romans 5:1-8
5 Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we[a] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have obtained access[b] to this grace in which we stand; and we[c] boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. 3 And not only that, but we[d] also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5 and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.
6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Indeed, rarely will anyone die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person someone might actually dare to die. 8 But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us.

*THE HOLY GOSPEL – Matthew 9:35-10:8
Response after the announcement: “GLORY TO YOU, O LORD!”

Response after the conclusion: “PRAISE TO YOU, O’CHRIST!”
THE HYMN
THE SERMON
*THE APOSTLES CREED p.105
*THE PRAYER OF THE CHURCH
*THE PEACE (Verbal giving of the peace due to flu and cold season.)
*THE OFFERTORY HYMN #884 “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow”
*THE PRAYER OVER THE GIFTS
P: God of goodness and growth,
all creation is yours,
and your faithfulness is a firm as the heavens.
Water and word, wine and bread:
these are signs of your abundant grace.
Nourish us through these gifts,
that we might proclaim your steadfast love
in our communities and in the world,
through Jesus Christ, our strength and our song
C: Amen
*THE GREAT THANKSGIVING
*THE OPENING VERSICLES AND PREFACE p. 144
*THE SANCTUS (“Holy, Holy, Holy”) p.144
*THE WORDS OF INSTITUTION
*THE LORD’S PRAYER
*THE INVITATION TO COMMUNION
P: Friends of Jesus, come to the table.
Receive nourishment for your journey.
*THE AGNUS DEI (“Lamb of God”) p. 146
*THE DISTRIBUTION (intinction.)
(All who are baptized and who believe that the Risen One is present in this communion, bestowing upon the faithful His strength, salvation, and forgiveness, are welcome at our altar. The unbaptized and those who do not wish to commune may come forward for a blessing or remain in their pews. The latter should indicate their intention to receive only a blessing by bowing their head before the pastor or deacon.)

THE HYMN SUNG DURING THE DISTRUBUTION:
*THE BLESSING
*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.
During the month of May we received offering totaling $10,359. That is not enough to cover the budget, but as mentioned before our expenses are not quite as high during this trying time. As soon as the Treasurer has an update I will make sure we add it to the bulletin. Thank you for mailing in your offering to the church or on a regular basis bringing it by on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6pm to 8pm. This Wednesday, June 17 is the third Wednesday again so stop by and say Hi. Thank you for doing the best you can to help. Nina Gaskill

CLIFF HAFER
Cliff Hafer was released from the State Hospital on Thursday May 21st and going to live with his brother and sister in-law in Georgia. His address is.
Cliff Hafer
1015 Windsor Trail
Roswell, GA. 30076

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