FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST, Online Church at Home Service Bulletin | Sunday June 23d, 2024

June 23, 2024 | FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
The Word of Christ Bestows Peace on His Creation through His Forgiveness of Sins In his anguish and affliction, Job must be reminded that, as a finite creature, he is in no position to question the Maker of the heavens and the earth. Job’s “words without knowledge” are unable to penetrate the wisdom of the Lord (Job 38:1–2). For the Lord has “prescribed limits” and “set bars and doors,” so that “here shall your proud waves be stayed” (Job 38:9–11). That’s how He humbles us unto repentance.
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OPENING HYMN: #725 Children of the Heavenly Father
HYMN OF THE DAY:  #733 O God, Our Help in Ages Past vs 1 – 4
CLOSING HYMN: #729 I Am Trusting Thee, Lord Jesus

PINNACLE LUTHERAN CHURCH

 FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Jesus Calms Our Storms but Will You Let Him

June 23, 2024

+ AS WE GATHER +

The Word of Christ Bestows Peace on His Creation through His Forgiveness of Sins

In his anguish and affliction, Job must be reminded that, as a finite creature, he is in no position to question the Maker of the heavens and the earth. Job’s “words without knowledge” are unable to penetrate the wisdom of the Lord (Job 38:1–2). For the Lord has “prescribed limits” and “set bars and doors,” so that “here shall your proud waves be stayed” (Job 38:9–11). That’s how He humbles us unto repentance. But also by His powerful Word, He calms the “great windstorm” and the waves “breaking into the boat.” He does not permit the chaos of this fallen world to overwhelm us or bring us to despair. By the Word of His Gospel, He speaks “Peace!” to us, which bestows the “great calm” of His new creation (Mark 4:37–39). Therefore, do not be afraid, and do not receive this grace of God in vain. “Now is the favorable time,” and “now is the day of salvation” (2 Cor. 6:1–2).

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

DIVINE SERVICE SETTING TWO                                                                                  LSB 167

OPENING HYMN: #725 Children of the Heavenly Father

INVOCATION  Matthew 28:19b; [18:20]

P      In the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C     Amen.

CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION    1 John 1:8-9

P     If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

C     But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Silence for reflection on God’s Word and for self-examination.

P     Let us then confess our sins to God our Father.

C      Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. 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 justly deserve Your present and eternal punishment. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.

P     Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C     Amen.

+ SERVICE OF THE WORD +

INTROIT          Psalm 107:29–32; antiphon: v. 28     (spoken responsively as marked)

Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
and he delivered them from their distress.

He made the storm be still,
and the waves of the sea were hushed.

Then they were glad that the waters were quiet,
and he brought them to their desired haven.

Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
for his wondrous works to the children of men!

Let them extol him in the congregation of the people,
and praise him in the assembly of the elders.
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.
Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
               and he delivered them from their distress.

Kyrie             LSB 168

P    In peace let us pray to the Lord.

P    For the peace from above and for our salvation let us pray to the    

         Lord.

P For the peace of the whole world, for the well-being of the Church            

       of God, and for the unity of all let us pray to the Lord.

 P  For this holy house and for all who offer here their worship and  

      praise let us pray to the Lord.

P    Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord.

HYMN OF PRAISE: Gloria in Excelsis    LSB 170

A     Glory to God in the highest, and peace to His people on earth.

SALUTATION and PRAYER OF THE DAY

P   The Lord be with you.

P    Let us pray.

Almighty God, in Your mercy guide the course of this world so that Your Church may joyfully

serve You in godly peace and quietness; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and

reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE

Old Testament         Job 38:1–11

1Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and said:

2“Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?
3Dress for action like a man;
            I will question you, and you make it known to me.
4“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
            Tell me, if you have understanding.
5Who determined its measurements—surely you know!
            Or who stretched the line upon it?
6On what were its bases sunk,
            or who laid its cornerstone,
7when the morning stars sang together
            and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
8“Or who shut in the sea with doors
            when it burst out from the womb,
9when I made clouds its garment
            and thick darkness its swaddling band,
10and prescribed limits for it
            and set bars and doors,
11and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther,
            and here shall your proud waves be stayed’?”

L          This is the Word of the Lord.

C          Thanks be to God.

Psalm of the Day: Psalm 124: 1-8

1If it had not been the Lord who was on our side—
            let Israel now say—
2if it had not been the Lord who was on our side
            when people rose up against us,
3then they would have swallowed us up alive,
            when their anger was kindled against us;
4then the flood would have swept us away,
            the torrent would have gone over us;
5then over us would have gone
            the raging waters.
6Blessèd be the Lord,
            who has not given us
            as prey to their teeth!
7We have escaped like a bird
            from the snare of the fowlers;
the snare is broken,
            and we have escaped!
8Our help is in the name of the Lord,
            who made heaven and earth.

Amen

Epistle                        2 Corinthians 6:1–13

1Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain. 2For he says,

“In a favorable time I listened to you,
     and in a day of salvation I have helped you.”

Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. 3We put no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, 4but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, 5beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; 6by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love; 7by truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; 8through honor and dishonor, through slander and praise. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; 9as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as punished, and yet not killed; 10as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything.

            11We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians; our heart is wide open. 12You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted in your own affections. 13In return (I speak as to children) widen your hearts also.

L          This is the Word of the Lord.
C          Thanks be to God.

ALLELUIA AND VERSE                                                                                                LSB 173

HOLY GOSPEL          Mark 4:35–41

P    The Holy Gospel according to St. Mark, the Fourth chapter.

      35On that day, when evening had come, [Jesus] said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 36And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. 37And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. 38But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” 39And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” 41And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even wind and sea obey him?”

P    This is the Gospel of the Lord.

HYMN OF THE DAY:  #733 O God, Our Help in Ages Past vs 1 – 4

SERMON:Jesus Calms Our Storms but Will You Let Him?”

Apostles’ Creed

       I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

     maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ, His 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 into hell.

     The third day He rose again from the dead.

     He ascended into heaven

     and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

     From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

     the holy Christian Church,

          the communion of saints,

     the forgiveness of sins,

     the resurrection of the body,

     and the life T everlasting. Amen.

PRAYER OF THE CHURCH

After each petition:                             At conclusion:

P   … Lord, in Your mercy:                   P   … one God, now and forever.

C    hear our prayer.                           C    Amen.

OFFERING

OFFERTORY   LSB 176

LORD’S PRAYER          Matthew 6:9–13

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.

CLOSING PRAYER

P      Let us pray.

O God, from whom come all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works, give to us, Your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, that our hearts may be set to obey Your commandments and also that we, being defended from the fear of our enemies, may live in peace and quietness; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. 

C     Amen.

Benediction

                                                                                                                                                                     LSB 183

P    The Lord bless you and keep you.

         The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.

         The Lord look upon you with favor and T give you peace.

CLOSING HYMN: #729 I Am Trusting Thee, Lord Jesus

DISMISSAL

Pastor:       Go in peace as you serve the Lord.

People:     Thanks be to God!

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