Saturday 6pm: Outside in-person worship
Sunday: When you are ready to worship in-your-own-home,
click to open the worship video for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
This week’s Prints of Peace announcements are on www.peacelutheranlz.com
For Families with Children Today: Get ready for worship by opening Children’s Bulletin and family activities at www.peacelutheranlz.com and help your child(ren) join in today’s worship.
Join the LIVE “Virtual Coffee Hour” today at 10:00am to connect with each other in conversation and checking in! Come and join in Pastor Dale’s last Sunday with Peace, stay as long as you like. Get link for Coffee Hour Zoom at www.peacelutheranlz.com .
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Saturday 6:00 p.m. Outside In-person Worship
Welcome, Announcements & Protocols
The Lessons & Psalm
Hymn (cantor only)
Farewell and Godspeed
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Here is a brief tutorial if you need some help on YouTube.
VIDEO: Welcome and Introduction to the Day
VIDEO and JOIN IN: CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS All may make the sign of the cross, the sign that is marked at baptism, as the presiding minister begins.
Blessed be the holy Trinity, + one God, whose steadfast love is everlasting, whose faithfulness endures from generation to generation. Amen. Trusting in the mercy of God, let us confess our sin. (Silence is kept for reflection).
Reconciling God, 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.
Beloved of 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. Amen.
VIDEO AND SAY (Prayer of the day):
Glorious God, your generosity waters the world with goodness, and you cover creation with abundance. Awaken in us a hunger for the food that satisfies both body and spirit, and with this food fill all the starving world; through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen
VIDEO: Children’s Word
VIDEO: First Reading: Isaiah 55:1-5
VIDEO AND READ ALONG RESPONSIVELY: Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21
8The LORD is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
9LORD, you are good to all, and your compassion is over all your works.
14The Lord upholds all those who fall and lifts up those who are bowed down.
15The eyes of all wait upon you, O LORD, and you give them their food in due season.
16You open | wide your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing.
17You are righteous in all your ways and loving in all your works.
18You are near to all who call upon you, to all who call upon you faithfully.
19You fulfill the desire of those who fear you; you hear their cry and save them.
20You watch over all those who love you, but all the wicked you shall destroy.
21My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD; let all flesh bless God's holy name
forever and ever.
VIDEO: Second Reading - Romans 9:1-5
VIDEO: Gospel Acclamation
VIDEO: Gospel - Matthew 14:13-21
VIDEO & SING ALONG – Hymn of the Day: “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”
Come, thou Fount of ev'ry blessing, tune my heart to sing thy grace; streams of mercy, never ceasing, call for songs of loudest praise. While the hope of endless glory fills my heart with joy and love, teach me ever to adore thee; may I still thy goodness prove.
Here I raise my Ebenezer: "Hither by thy help I've come"; and I hope, by thy good pleasure, safely to arrive at home. Jesus sought me when a stranger, wand'ring from the fold of God; he, to rescue me from danger, interposed his precious blood.
Oh, to grace how great a debtor daily I'm constrained to be; let that grace now like a fetter bind my wand'ring heart to thee. Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it; prone to leave the God I love. Here's my heart, oh, take and seal it; seal it for thy courts above.
VIDEO & JOIN IN: 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
VIDEO: PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE …Lord, in your mercy: Hear our prayer
VIDEO: Musical offering
VIDEO: OFFERING PRAYER
God of goodness and growth, all creation is yours, and your faithfulness is as firm as the heavens. Nourish us through all the gifts you provide, that we might proclaim your steadfast love in our communities and in the world, through Jesus Christ, our strength and our song. Amen.
How to give your offering now
Your friends and fellow members are sharing their gifts and talents to help us worship in this virtual setting. Through all that we are, all we say and all we do we endeavor to make Christ known. Please consider your contributions to the virtual offering plate we pass. Send your offering through one of these 4 convenient methods: Mail your check to church // Use your bank website “send-payment” feature // Go to PLC website www.peacelutheranlz.com and click on “make a donation” // Download and use the app we recommend: https://www.vancopayments.com/egiving/church-app
VIDEO & JOIN IN: HOLY COMMUNION
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
Holy, Holy Holy:
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest. Hosanna in the highest!
Words of Institution and Lord’s Prayer
In the night in which he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks; broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying: Take and eat; this is my body, given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.
Again after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks and gave it for all to drink, saying: This cup is the new covenant in my blood, shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin. Do this for the remembrance of me.”
O Lord God, bless us your servants and these your own gifts of bread and wine. May we and all who share in the body and blood of Christ be filled with grace, receive forgiveness of sins, and be formed to live as your body in the world. To you, O God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, be all honor and glory, now and forever. Amen.
VIDEO & JOIN IN: The 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.
Take part in the sacrament now:
TAKE THE BREAD….Each one in your household taking a turn tearing off a piece of bread, and serving the person next to them with these words,
“the body of Christ, given for you”.
TAKE THE CUP…..After all have received the bread, each one taking a turn serving the one next to them with the cup, saying these words,
“the blood of Christ, shed for you”.
IF YOU ARE ALONE:
Take the bread and say “the body of Christ”
Then take the cup and say “the blood of Christ”
IF YOU OR ANOTHER IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD ARE NOT TAKING THE BREAD AND CUP, you may make the sign of the cross over yourself, or over the other and say,
“the Lord Jesus bless you and love you forever.”
VIDEO AND JOIN IN THE CHORUS OF THE COMMUNION HYMN: “In the Singing”
In the singing, in the silence, in the hands expectant, open, in the blessing, in the breaking, in your presence at this table, (refrain)
Refrain: Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ, be the wine of grace; Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ, be the bread of peace.
In the question, in the answer, in the moment of acceptance, in the heart's cry, in the healing, in the circle of your people, (refrain)
PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen you and keep you in his grace. Go in peace! Amen!
Life-giving God, you have fed us with your word, and the eyes of our hearts are opened. And through this meal you have opened us to your presence! Send us forth to share the gifts of Easter with all in need; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
VIDEO: FAREWELL AND GODSPEED
Jason: Pastor Dale Ziemer and Peace Lutheran Church have been partners in a shared mission during a time of pastoral transition. It is now time to give thanks for the life we have shared in Christ and to say goodbye.
Pastor Dale: Thank you for the opportunity to join with you in the ministry of Peace over this past year ! I have found our time together rewarding and memories of what we have shared will always be precious to me. You have taught me much and I am grateful to God for our time together. You will remain in my heart as we take leave of each other..
Assisting minister: The Lord is loving to everyone; God's compassion is over all God's works. All your works praise you, O Lord, and your faithful servants bless you. (Psalm 145:9-10)
Jason: Let us thank God for the time Pastor Dale and we have shared.
All: We give you thanks for your goodness and loving kindness to us and to all people. For our partnership in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, for the Spirit that has empowered us to witness, and for the transitions that we have made, we give you praise. In the name of the Creator, Savior, Spirit God we pray. Amen
Jason: And now, it is time to say farewell. I ask that in our love and commitment, we bless one another:
Pastor Dale: Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all 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. Amen.
All: We send you forth with our blessing. Pastor Dale: the Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace both this day and forever. Amen.
VIDEO AND SING ALONG: “Praise and Thanksgiving”
Praise and thanksgiving, God, we would offer for all things living, You have made good: Harvest of sown fields, fruits of the orchard, hay from the mown fields, blossom and wood.
God bless the labor, we bring to serve you, that with our neighbor we may be fed. Sowing or tilling, we would work with you, harvesting, milling for daily bread.
Father, providing food for your children, by wisdom’s guiding teaches us share one with another so that rejoicing with us, all others may know your care.
Then will your blessing reach every people, freely confessing your gracious hand. Where you are reigning, no one will hunger: your love sustaining showers the land
Go in peace. Christ is with you.
Thanks be to God.
So much gratitude for everyone who has contributed to our worship today and in recent weeks. The young and old, readers and musicians, and the technical help from a growing circle of Peace people is making this possible. Find all of this week’s announcements in the Prints of Peace on the PLC website. Allison Hearst, Office Admin: firstname.lastname@example.org / Deacon Tracy Katschke: email@example.com / Pastor Dale Ziemer: firstname.lastname@example.org