Sunday June 13 program

DATE: Sunday, June 13
TIME: 11 am

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PROGRAM

*OPENING HYMN #77 “How Great Thou Art” (all verses)

GREETING
Sing for joy, O heavens, and exult, O earth!  Break forth O mountains into singing!   Let them praise the name of the Lord, whose name alone is exalted, whose glory is above earth and heaven.

PRAYER OF CONFESSION #890
Merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.  We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.  We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.  For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your name. Amen.

LORD HAVE MERCY (insert)

OPENING PRAYER

BAPTISM – Esme Kerr
Baptismal Hymn: # 608 “This is the Spirit’s Entry Now” (all verses)

CONFIRMATION – Esme Kerr and Alexa Adamek
Confirmation Hymn: # 393 “Spirit of the Living God”

FIRST READING (Henrietta Maier)
Ezek 17:22-24
22 “This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I myself will take a shoot from the very top of a cedar and plant it; I will break off a tender sprig from its topmost shoots and plant it on a high and lofty mountain. 23 On the mountain heights of Israel I will plant it; it will produce branches and bear fruit and become a splendid cedar. Birds of every kind will nest in it; they will find shelter in the shade of its branches. 24 All the trees of the forest will know that I the LORD bring down the tall tree and make the low tree grow tall. I dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish. “‘I the LORD have spoken, and I will do it.’ ”
Reader:  The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

PSALTER  #811 (Psalm 92– sung response)  (Henrietta Maier)

*GLORIA PATRI

SECOND READING (Henrietta Maier)
2 Cor 5:6-10
6 Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. 7 For we live by faith, not by sight. 8 We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. 9 So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.
Reader:  The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

ALLELLUIA (insert) (Henrietta Maier)
The seed is the word of God, Christ is the sower. All who come to him will live forever.

GOSPEL
Mark 4:26-34
26 He also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. 27 Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. 28 All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. 29 As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.”
30 Again he said, “What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? 31 It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. 32 Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade.” 33 With many similar parables Jesus spoke the word to them, as much as they could understand. 34 He did not say anything to them without using a parable. But when he was alone with his own disciples, he explained everything.
Reader:  The Gospel of the Lord.  Praise be to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

HYMN: #378: “Amazing Grace” (all verses)

SERMON

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE (Anthony Vaicels)
Anthony will read the prayers of the people.  If you would like a prayer to be read next Sunday, please send your request to Anthony.  You may call or text him at (347) 617-6098 or send an email to him at the following address: mixeroff@aol.com

HYMN: #617 “I Come with Joy” (all verses)

GREAT THANKSGIVING (insert)

THE LORD’S PRAYER

LAMB OF GOD (insert)

Response: Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.  Therefore, let us keep the feast.

COMMUNION PRAYER
(For those who are not receiving Holy Communion, we invite you to say the following prayer: “Father, I pray, that I might be more closely spiritually united to your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.”)

COMMUNION HYMN #628 “Eat This Bread” (3x)

RECOGNITION OF GRADUATE – Michael Namaga Oliveras

CLOSING HYMN #370 “Victory in Jesus” (all verses)

*BENEDICTION