Online Worship – August 8th/9th, 2020

Welcome!

Thank you for joining us for Online Worship this week. When you’re ready, scroll on down to get started! Once you’ve finished with the first video, scroll on down to the next one. May God guide you through a blessed worship experience today.

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Our regular Sunday School does not occur over the summer – however, there will still be Children’s Church for families to do every week. Click Here to go to that page.

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Prelude – Luther’s Morning Prayer, setting by Carl Schalk

A treasured tradition at Lutheran Summer Music is beginning each day by singing Carl Schalk’s setting of Luther’s Morning Prayer. Memorized within days, and etched into our hearts for years to come, this beautiful piece is a common thread that links students, alumni, faculty, and staff across years and distance apart. Amidst the cancellation of LSM 2020, members of the LSM community over the years came together to create this special Virtual Choir recording of Luther’s Morning Prayer.

Welcome and Invocation

Call to Worship

L This is the day which the Lord has made;
C let us rejoice and be glad in it.
L From the rising of the sun to its setting,
C the name of the Lord is to be praised.

L Better is one day in Your courts than a thousand elsewhere;
C I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.
L Make me to know Your ways, O Lord.
C Teach me Your paths.
L Sanctify us in Your truth.
C Your Word is truth.

L From the rising of the sun to its setting,
C the name of the Lord is to be praised.

C Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

Opening Hymn: 10,000 Reasons

[Chorus]
Bless the Lord O my soul, O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before, O my soul
I’ll worship Your holy name

Verse 1
The sun comes up it’s a new day dawning
It’s time to sing Your song again
Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me
Let me be singing when the evening comes
[Chorus]

Verse 2
You’re rich in love and You’re slow to anger
Your name is great and Your heart is kind
For all Your goodness I will keep on singing
Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find
[Chorus]

Verse 3
And on that day when my strength is failing
The end draws near and my time has come
Still my soul will sing Your praise unending
Ten thousand years and then forevermore
[Chorus 2x]

I’ll worship Your holy name
Lord I’ll worship Your holy name

Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman
© 2011 Atlas Mountain Songs, sixsteps Music, Thankyou Music, worshiptogether.com songs
CCLI Song #6016351

Scripture Readings: Psalm 103:8-13, Luke 8:1-3

Psalm 103:8–13

8 The Lord is compassionate and merciful,
    slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.
9 He will not constantly accuse us,
    nor remain angry forever.
10 He does not punish us for all our sins;
    he does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve.
11 For his unfailing love toward those who fear him
    is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth.
12 He has removed our sins as far from us
    as the east is from the west.
13 The Lord is like a father to his children,
    tender and compassionate to those who fear him.

Luke 8:1–3

Soon afterward Jesus began a tour of the nearby towns and villages, preaching and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom of God. He took his twelve disciples with him, 2 along with some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases. Among them were Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons; 3 Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod’s business manager; Susanna; and many others who were contributing from their own resources to support Jesus and his disciples.

Prayer of the Day

P Dear Father, as long as we are on this earth, 
C we know adversities will come our way.
P So we ask that You help us to rest in You. 
C We know that You are in control, the Lord over all storms, all circumstances.
P Help us to have the joy and peace that comes from believing Your promises
C so that we can be calm during all bad nights, confident that we’ll come out stronger in the morning.
P through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now, 
C and forever. Amen

Sermon – “God’s Promise: ‘Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes in the morning.'”

Response to the Message – Hymn – Every Promise

1 From the breaking of the dawn
To the setting of the sun
I will stand on ev’ry promise of Your word
Words of power strong to save
That will never pass away
I will stand on ev’ry promise of Your word
For Your covenant is sure
And on this I am secure
I can stand on ev’ry promise from Your word

2 When I stumble and I sin
Condemnation pressing in
I will stand on ev’ry promise of Your word
You are faithful to forgive
That in freedom I might live
So I stand on ev’ry promise of Your word
Guilt to innocence restored
You remember sins no more
So I’ll stand on ev’ry promise of Your word

3 When I’m faced with anguished choice
I will listen for Your voice
And I’ll stand on ev’ry promise of Your word
Through this dark and troubled land
You will guide me with Your hand
As I stand on ev’ry promise of Your word
And You’ve promised to complete
Ev’ry work begun in me
So I’ll stand on ev’ry promise of Your word

4 Hope that lifts me from despair
Love that casts out ev’ry fear
As I stand on ev’ry promise of Your word
Not forsaken not alone
For the Comforter has come
And I stand on ev’ry promise of Your word
Grace sufficient grace for me
Grace for all who will believe
We will stand on ev’ry promise of Your word

Text: © 2005 ThankYou Music, admin. Capitol CMG Publishing CCLI Song # 4642105. Used by permission: CCLI no. 11105072

Apostle’s Creed

Prayer of the Church

Offering

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Closing Hymn: Go To the World!

Go to the world! Go into all the earth;
Go preach the cross where Christ renews life’s worth,
Baptizing as the sign of our rebirth. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Go to the world! Go into every place;
Go live the word of God’s redeeming grace;
Go seek God’s presence in each time and space. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Go to the world! Go struggle, bless, and pray;
The nights of tears give way to joyful day.
As servant Church, you follow Christ’s own way. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Go to the World! Go as the ones I send,
For I am with you till the age shall end,
When all the host of glory cry, “Amen.” Alleluia. Alleluia.

Benediction and Announcements

Thank you so much for joining us! God bless you!

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17 Comments

  1. Bonnie Spiegel

    Thank you to all who made this worship service so meaningful to each of us. It is good to have our worship band back with us. Sounded great. Congratulations to all of our graduates and may God be with each one of you. Happy Father’s Day to all of our Fathers.

  2. Lou and Rosemarie Sandhop

    We value you all as our Father values us. Blessings on all of our graduates as life may change for you but you will always have a place in our hearts. May our
    Father touch all of our dads, grandpas, and father figures with His love. We pray for ourselves and each other, always.

  3. Shirley Stellhorn

    Thank You for bringing the service to all so that we may worship together again – even as we are separated by distance only God’s Blessings to all! Shirley

  4. Lou and Rosemarie Sandhop

    Thank you, Pastor Wackenhuth, for your strong message of love. We are ready for another week. Singing was strong as were all instruments. We are so blessed to be able to join in with all watching today. We pray for ourselves and each other.

  5. Lou and Rosemarie Sandhop

    Thank you, Pastor Wackenhuth, for the privilege of worshipping with you and our church friends. We will rest in the peace and comfort of the Lord until we meet again. Thank you, Melanie and Christine, for a beautiful musical beginning. We pray for ourselves and each other, always.

  6. Lou and Rosemarie Sandhop

    Thank you, Pastor Wackenhuth, for leading us and bringing us the message of The Seed. Now it’s up to us to plant Your Word, dear Lord, and share it with others as it grows. We are thankful to all who shared in the service today. We pray for ourselves and each other, always.

  7. Lou and Rosemarie Sandhop

    Thank you, Pastor Neil, and all who participated in bringing us the Word of God today. Always, we need to remember what defines us. We are God’s child and we follow the Light of Christ. We pray for ourselves an each other, always.

  8. Doris Holmstedt

    Thank you Pastor for your sermon about God’s promises. I look forward to hearing your message each week.Far from STJL in body but never in spirit. Thank you again.

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