FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST – Online Church at Home Service Bulletin

FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST – Online Church at Home Service Bulletin


June 27, 2021

Great is His Faithfulness

The Lord Jesus Is Faithful, and in Mercy He Raises You Up from Death to Life

The Lord is faithful. His steadfast love never ceases, and “his mercies never come to an end” (Lam. 3:22–23). To keep us in repentance and to make our faith grow, He causes grief for a while, but He does not cast off forever; in due time, “he will have compassion” (Lam. 3:31–33). Therefore, “hope in him,” and “wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord,” for “the Lord is good to those who wait for him” (Lam. 3:24–26). That is what the woman did who had “a discharge of blood,” and also the ruler whose daughter was “at the point of death.” Each waited on the mercy of the Lord Jesus, and each received His saving help (Mark 5:21–28). The woman had suffered much for 12 years, and the ruler’s daughter had already died before Jesus arrived. Yet at the right time, the woman was immediately “healed of her disease,” and the little girl “got up and began walking” (Mark 5:29, 42). Such is “the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,” who humbled Himself unto the extreme poverty of death “so that you by his poverty might become rich,” even unto life everlasting (2 Cor. 8:9).

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OPENING HYMN: O Worship the King


Pastor:            In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.

People:          Amen.


Pastor:            Confident that God’s favor is for a lifetime and that joy comes with the morning, let us confess our sins to our heavenly Father.

People:          Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, I admit and confess my sinfulness. I have turned away from others in my thinking, speaking, and doing. I have done the evil You forbid and have not done the good You demand. I do repent and am truly sorry for these, my sins. Have mercy on me because of the obedience of Your Son. Forgive all my sins, and by the Holy Spirit, move me to serve You faithfully; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Pastor:            In today’s Gospel, Jesus answered the prayers of a synagogue leader, Jairus, and a sick woman because they trusted in Him. Our Lord left His heavenly riches and became poor so that He could not only cure illness and physical death, but by His death and resurrection offer us the riches of heaven. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.

People:          Thanks be to God! Amen!

+ WORD +

PSALM: Psalm 30

Pastor:            I will extol You, O Lord, for You have drawn me up
and have not let my foes rejoice over me.

People:          O Lord my God, I cried to You for help,

and You have healed me.

Pastor:            O Lord, You have brought up my soul from Sheol;

People:          You restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit.

Pastor:            Sing praises to the Lord, O you His saints,
and give thanks to His holy name.
For His anger is but for a moment,

People:          and His favor is for a lifetime.

Pastor:            Weeping may tarry for the night,

People:          but joy comes with the morning.

Pastor:            As for me, I said in my prosperity,
“I shall never be moved.”

People:          By Your favor, O Lord,

You made my mountain stand strong;

Pastor:            You hid Your face;

People:          I was dismayed.

Pastor:            To You, O Lord, I cry,

People:          and to the Lord I plead for mercy:

Pastor:            “What profit is there in my death,
if I go down to the pit?

People:          Will the dust praise You?

Will it tell of Your faithfulness?

Pastor:            Hear, O Lord, and be merciful to me!

People:          O Lord, be my helper!”

Pastor:            You have turned for me my mourning into dancing;

People:          You have loosed my sackcloth

and clothed me with gladness,

Pastor:            that my glory may sing Your praise and not be silent.

People:          O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever!


Pastor:            In peace, let us pray to the Lord.

People:          Lord, have mercy.

Pastor:            Heavenly Father, whose steadfast love never ceases,

People:          Lord, have mercy.

Pastor:            Lord Jesus, who has enriched us through Your poverty,

People:          Lord, have mercy.

Pastor:            O Holy Spirit, who has given us faith to trust that joy comes with the morning,

People:          Lord, have mercy.

Pastor:            Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord.

People:          Amen.


Pastor:            The Lord be with you.

People:          And also with you.

Pastor:            Let us pray.
Heavenly Father, Your Son became poor that we might be enriched in body, soul, and spirit. Grant us gracious opportunities to share Your bountiful blessings with those who are burdened in any way; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

People:          Amen.

OLD TESTAMENT READING         Lamentations 3:19–33

(Because the Lord’s steadfast love never ceases, we can hope for an end to current grief.)

19Remember my affliction and my wanderings,
            the wormwood and the gall!
20My soul continually remembers it
            and is bowed down within me.
21But this I call to mind,
            and therefore I have hope:

22The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
            his mercies never come to an end;
23they are new every morning;
            great is your faithfulness.
24“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
            “therefore I will hope in him.”
25The Lord is good to those who wait for him,
            to the soul who seeks him.
26It is good that one should wait quietly
            for the salvation of the Lord.
27It is good for a man that he bear
            the yoke in his youth.
28Let him sit alone in silence
            when it is laid on him;
29let him put his mouth in the dust—
            there may yet be hope;
30let him give his cheek to the one who strikes,
            and let him be filled with insults.
31For the Lord will not
            cast off forever,
32but, though he cause grief, he will have compassion
            according to the abundance of his steadfast love;
33for he does not willingly afflict
            or grieve the children of men.

Lector:            This is the Word of the Lord.

People:          Thanks be to God.

GRADUAL     Romans 11:33, 36

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!
     How unsearchable are His judgments and how inscrutable His ways!
For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things.
     To Him be glory forever. Amen.

EPISTLE         2 Corinthians 8:1–9, 13–15

(Encouragement to share monetary blessings)

            1We want you to know, brothers, about the grace of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia, 2for in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part. 3For they gave according to their means, as I can testify, and beyond their means, of their own free will, 4begging us earnestly for the favor of taking part in the relief of the saints— 5and this, not as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then by the will of God to us. 6Accordingly, we urged Titus that as he had started, so he should complete among you this act of grace. 7But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you—see that you excel in this act of grace also.

            8I say this not as a command, but to prove by the earnestness of others that your love also is genuine. 9For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich. . . .

            13I do not mean that others should be eased and you burdened, but that as a matter of fairness 14your abundance at the present time should supply their need, so that their abundance may supply your need, that there may be fairness. 15As it is written, “Whoever gathered much had nothing left over, and whoever gathered little had no lack.”

Lector:            This is the Word of the Lord.

People:          Thanks be to God.

VERSE             Lamentations 3:25

Pastor:            Alleluia. The Lord is good to those who wait for Him,

People:          to the soul who seeks Him. Alleluia.

HOLY GOSPEL          Mark 5:21–43

(Jesus heals a woman and raises Jairus’s daughter.)

Pastor:            The Holy Gospel according to St. Mark, the fifth chapter.

People:          Glory to You, O Lord.

            21When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered about him, and he was beside the sea. 22Then came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and seeing him, he fell at his feet 23and implored him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well and live.” 24And he went with him.

            And a great crowd followed him and thronged about him. 25And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, 26and who had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better but rather grew worse. 27She had heard the reports about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his garment. 28For she said, “If I touch even his garments, I will be made well.” 29And immediately the flow of blood dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease. 30And Jesus, perceiving in himself that power had gone out from him, immediately turned about in the crowd and said, “Who touched my garments?” 31And his disciples said to him, “You see the crowd pressing around you, and yet you say, ‘Who touched me?’” 32And he looked around to see who had done it. 33But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling and fell down before him and told him the whole truth. 34And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”

            35While he was still speaking, there came from the ruler’s house some who said, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?” 36But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.” 37And he allowed no one to follow him except Peter and James and John the brother of James. 38They came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and Jesus saw a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly. 39And when he had entered, he said to them, “Why are you making a commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but sleeping.” 40And they laughed at him. But he put them all outside and took the child’s father and mother and those who were with him and went in where the child was. 41Taking her by the hand he said to her, “Talitha cumi,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.” 42And immediately the girl got up and began walking (for she was twelve years of age), and they were immediately overcome with amazement. 43And he strictly charged them that no one should know this, and told them to give her something to eat.

Pastor:            This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People:          Praise to You, O Christ.

HYMN OF THE DAY: Great Is Thy Faithfulness

SERMON: Great is His Faithfulness


I believe in one God, the Father Almighty,
      maker of heaven and earth
            and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
      the only-begotten Son of God,
      begotten of His Father before all worlds,
      God of God, Light of Light,
      very God of very God,
      begotten, not made,
      being of one substance with the Father,
      by whom all things were made;
      who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven
      and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary
      and was made man;
      and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate.
      He suffered and was buried.
      And the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures
            and ascended into heaven
      and sits at the right hand of the Father.
      And He will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead,
      whose kingdom will have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Spirit,
      the Lord and giver of life,
      who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
      who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified,
      who spoke by the prophets.
      And I believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church,
      I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins,
      and I look for the resurrection of the dead
      and the life + of the world to come. Amen.


After each petition:

Pastor:            … Lord, in Your mercy:

People:          hear our prayer.

At conclusion:

Pastor:            … one God, now and forever.

People:          Amen.

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.


Pastor:            Let us pray.
Heavenly Father, during His earthly ministry, Your Son, Jesus, healed the sick and raised the dead. By the healing medicine of the Word and Sacraments pour into our hearts such love toward You that we may live eternally; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

People:          Amen.

BENEDICTION         Numbers 6:24–26

Pastor:            The blessing of almighty God—the Father, the + Son, and the Holy Spirit—bless, guide, and preserve you, now and forever.

People:          Amen.


Pastor:            Go in peace as you serve the Lord.

People:          Thanks be to God.

CLOSING HYMN: My Faith Looks Up to Thee

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