SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST Online Church at Home Service Bulletin | June 2nd, 2024

The Glory of the Lord of Hosts Shines in Mercy, Forgiveness and Salvation When Isaiah “saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up,” he cried out and confessed that he was “a man of unclean lips.” If even the holy angels cover their faces in the presence of “the King, the Lord of hosts,” how can sinful humans stand before Him (Is. 6:1–5)? Yet, the glory of the Lord is saving grace, and with “a burning coal” from the altar the angel touched Isaiah’s lips, removing his guilt….

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OPENING HYMN: #655 Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word
HYMN OF THE DAY:  #906 O Day of Rest and Gladness vs 1-3
CLOSING HYMN: #919 Abide, O Dearest Jesus vs 1-4



The Law”

June 2, 2024


Christ Jesus Is the Sabbath Rest that Remains for the People of God Forevermore

The Lord brought the sons of Israel out of Egypt “with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm,” in order to give them rest (Deut. 5:15). When He commanded them to “observe the Sabbath day,” therefore, it meant not doing “any work” but resting in His works (Deut. 5:12, 14). So has the same Lord, Jesus Christ, come in the flesh to fulfill the Law and to become our Sabbath Rest. As David “entered the house of God,” and not only “ate the bread of the Presence” but “also gave it to those who were with him” (Mark 2:26), the Lord Jesus entered the Holy of Holies as our great High Priest, in order to feed us with His flesh as the true bread of the Presence of God. As “lord even of the Sabbath,” He works “to do good,” to heal and “to save life” (Mark 2:28; 3:2, 4). He brings us out of sin and death and gives us rest in His own crucified and risen body. Though it is given “in jars of clay,” the life of Jesus is thereby manifested in our bodies (2 Cor. 4:7–11).


DIVINE SERVICE SETTING TWO                                                                                  LSB 167

OPENING HYMN: #655 Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word

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.


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.


INTROIT        Psalm 62:5–8; antiphon: v. 1    (spoken responsively as marked)

For God alone my soul waits in silence;

       from him comes my salvation.

For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence,

       for my hope is from him.

He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress;

       I shall not be shaken.

On God rests my salvation and my glory;

       my mighty rock, my refuge is God.

Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him;

       God is a refuge for us.

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.

For God alone my soul waits in silence;

       from him comes my salvation.


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    


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: This Is the Feast   LSB 171

A     This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia.


P   The Lord be with you.

P    Let us pray.

Eternal God, Your Son Jesus Christ is our true Sabbath rest. Help us to keep each day holy by

receiving His Word of comfort that we may find our rest in Him, who lives and reigns with You

and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


Old Testament           Deuteronomy 5:12–15

            12“‘Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the Lord your God commanded you. 13Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 14but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter or your male servant or your female servant, or your ox or your donkey or any of your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates, that your male servant and your female servant may rest as well as you. 15You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God brought you out from there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore the Lord your God commanded you to keep the Sabbath day.’”

L          This is the Word of the Lord.

C          Thanks be to God.

Psalm: Psalm 81:1–10

1Sing aloud to God our strength;
            shout for joy to the God of Jacob!
2Raise a song; sound the tambourine,
            the sweet lyre with the harp.
3Blow the trumpet at the new moon,
            at the full moon, on our feast day.
4For it is a statute for Israel,
            a just decree of the God of Jacob.
5He made it a decree in Joseph
            when he went out over the land of Egypt.
I hear a language I had not known:
6“I relieved your shoulder of the burden;
            your hands were freed from the basket.

7In distress you called, and I delivered you;
            I answered you in the secret place of thunder;
            I tested you at the waters of Meribah.
8Hear, O my people, while I admonish you!
            O Israel, if you would but listen to me!
9There shall be no strange god among you;
            you shall not bow down to a foreign god.

10I am the Lord your God,
            who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.
            Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.

Epistle             2 Corinthians 4:5–12

            5What we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

            7But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. 8We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. 11For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. 12So death is at work in us, but life in you.

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


HOLY GOSPEL Mark 2:23—3:6

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

            23One Sabbath [Jesus] was going through the grainfields, and as they made their way, his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. 24And the Pharisees were saying to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?” 25And he said to them, “Have you never read what David did, when he was in need and was hungry, he and those who were with him: 26how he entered the house of God, in the time of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those who were with him?” 27And he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. 28So the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.”

            1Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there with a withered hand. 2And they watched Jesus, to see whether he would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse him. 3And he said to the man with the withered hand, “Come here.” 4And he said to them, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to kill?” But they were silent. 5And he looked around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was restored. 6The Pharisees went out and immediately held counsel with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him.

P    This is the Gospel of the Lord.

HYMN OF THE DAY:  #906 O Day of Rest and Gladness vs 1-3

SERMON: “The Law”


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
T of the world to come. Amen.


After each petition:                             At conclusion:

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

C    hear our prayer.                           C    Amen.



+ Service of the Sacrament +

Communion Invitation

  • The Lord’s Supper is celebrated at this congregation in the confession and glad confidence that, as he says, our Lord gives into our mouths not only bread and wine but his very body and blood to eat and to drink for the forgiveness of sins and to strengthen our union with him and with one another. Our Lord invites to his table those who trust his words, repent of all sin, and set aside any refusal to forgive and love as he forgives and loves us, that they may show forth his death until he comes.
  • Because those who eat and drink our Lord’s body and blood unworthily do so to their great harm and because Holy Communion is a confession of the faith which is confessed at this altar, any who are not yet instructed, in doubt, or who hold a confession differing from that of this congregation and The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, and yet desire to receive the sacrament, are asked first to speak with the Pastor or an usher.

For further study, see Matthew 5:23f.; 10:32f.;

18:15-35; 26:26-29; 1 Cor. 11:17-34.

PREFACE      LSB 177

P    The Lord be with you.

P    Lift up your hearts.

P    Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.


P    It is truly good, right, and salutary that we should at all times and

       in all places give thanks to You, holy Lord, almighty Father,

          everlasting God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who on this day

          overcame death and grave and by His glorious resurrection opened

          to us the way of everlasting life. Therefore with angels and

          archangels and with all the company of heaven we laud

          and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and saying:



P    Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on those whom You created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior. With repentant joy we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross.

Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit. Grant us faithfully to eat His body and drink His blood as He bids us do in His own testament. Gather us together, we pray, from the ends of the earth to celebrate with all the faithful the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end. Graciously receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us. To You alone, O Father, be all glory, honor, and worship, with the Son and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C    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.


P             Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night when He was betrayed, took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to the disciples and said: “Take, eat; this is My T body, which is given for you. This do in remembrance of Me.”

             In the same way also He took the cup after supper, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying: “Drink of it, all of you; this cup is the new testament in My T blood, which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”


P    The peace of the Lord be with you always.



POST-COMMUNION CANTICLE:  Thank the Lord      LSB 181

Post-Communion Collect

P    Let us pray.

We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this salutary gift, and we implore You that of Your mercy You would strengthen us through the same in faith toward You and in fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C    Amen.


                                                                                                                                                                     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: #919 Abide, O Dearest Jesus vs 1-4


Pastor:       Go in peace as you serve the Lord.

People:     Thanks be to God!


Creative Worship for the Lutheran Parish, Series C, Quarter 3. Copyright © 2022 Concordia Publishing House. All rights reserved. Used by permission.