THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST Online Church at Home Service Bulletin | June 9th, 2024

June 9, 2024 | THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Jesus Has Defeated the Devil and Released Us from the Bondage of Sin and Death The devil deceived us, enticing us to disregard and disobey the Word of God and driving us to hide “from the presence of the Lord God.” But the Lord, in His mercy, promised a Savior, who would set Himself against the devil on our behalf (Gen. 3:8–15). The Son of Man came, the incarnate Son of God, …
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OPENING HYMN: #644 The Church’s One Foundation vs 1-4
HYMN OF THE DAY:  #658 Preserve Your Word, O Savior vs 1-4
CLOSING HYMN: #921 On What Has Now Been Sown

PINNACLE LUTHERAN CHURCH

 THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

“The Power of the Word”

June 9, 2024

+ AS WE GATHER +

Jesus Has Defeated the Devil and Released Us from the Bondage of Sin and Death

The devil deceived us, enticing us to disregard and disobey the Word of God and driving us to hide “from the presence of the Lord God.” But the Lord, in His mercy, promised a Savior, who would set Himself against the devil on our behalf (Gen. 3:8–15). The Son of Man came, the incarnate Son of God, conceived and born of the woman. He “first binds the strong man,” Satan, by atoning for the sins of the world, thereby removing the condemnation of the Law and the fear of death (Mark 3:27). Now He plunders the devil’s house by calling all men to repent. Though He appears to be “out of his mind” (Mark 3:21), He fulfills the will of God and makes of us His own brothers and sisters. Therefore, “we do not lose heart,” despite the suffering, sin and death that we experience in this fallen world. “He who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus.” By His grace, we are “being renewed day by day.” For the Gospel is daily bringing us into His presence, not for punishment, but for “an eternal weight of glory” (2 Cor. 4:14–17).

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

DIVINE SERVICE SETTING TWO                                                                                  LSB 167

OPENING HYMN: #644 The Church’s One Foundation vs 1-4

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 28:7–9; antiphon: v. 6            
(spoken responsively as marked)

Blessèd be the Lord!
               For he has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy.
The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped;
               my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.
The Lord is the strength of his people;
               he is the saving refuge of his anointed.
Oh, save your people and bless your heritage!
               Be their shepherd and carry them forever.
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.
Blessèd be the Lord!
               For he has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy.

Amen

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 and eternal God, Your Son Jesus triumphed over the prince of demons and freed us

from bondage to sin. Help us to stand firm against every assault of Satan, and enable us always

to do Your will; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy

Spirit, one God, now and forever.

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE

Old Testament         Genesis 3:8–15

            8They heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. 9But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” 10And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.” 11He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” 12The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate.” 13Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

            14The Lord God said to the serpent,

“Because you have done this,
     cursed are you above all livestock
     and above all beasts of the field;
on your belly you shall go,
     and dust you shall eat
     all the days of your life.
15I will put enmity between you and the woman,
     and between your offspring and her offspring;
he shall bruise your head,
     and you shall bruise his heel.”

L          This is the Word of the Lord.

C          Thanks be to God.

Psalm of the Day: Psalm 130

1Out of the depths
            I cry to you, O Lord!
2O Lord, hear my voice!
            Let your ears be attentive
            to the voice of my pleas for mercy!

3If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities,
            O Lord, who could stand?
4But with you there is forgiveness,
            that you may be feared.

5I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
            and in his word I hope;
6my soul waits for the Lord
            more than watchmen for the morning,
            more than watchmen for the morning.

7O Israel, hope in the Lord!
            For with the Lord there is steadfast love,
            and with him is plentiful redemption.
8And he will redeem Israel
            from all his iniquities.

Amen

Epistle      2 Corinthians 4:13—5:1

            13Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we also believe, and so we also speak, 14knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence. 15For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

            16So we do not lose heart. Though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day. 17For this slight momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

            1For we know that if the tent, which is our earthly home, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

 

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

ALLELUIA AND VERSE                                                                                                LSB 173

HOLY GOSPEL          Mark 3:20–35

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

      20Then [Jesus] went home, and the crowd gathered again, so that they could not even eat. 21And when his family heard it, they went out to seize him, for they were saying, “He is out of his mind.”

            22And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem were saying, “He is possessed by Beelzebul,” and “by the prince of demons he casts out the demons.” 23And he called them to him and said to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan? 24If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. 26And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but is coming to an end. 27But no one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man. Then indeed he may plunder his house.

            28“Truly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the children of man, and whatever blasphemies they utter, 29but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”— 30for they had said, “He has an unclean spirit.”

            31And his mother and his brothers came, and standing outside they sent to him and called him. 32And a crowd was sitting around him, and they said to him, “Your mother and your brothers are outside, seeking you.” 33And he answered them, “Who are my mother and my brothers?” 34And looking about at those who sat around him, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! 35Whoever does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother.”

P    This is the Gospel of the Lord.

HYMN OF THE DAY:  #658 Preserve Your Word, O Savior vs 1-4

SERMON: “The Power of the Word”

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.

Benedictio 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: #921 On What Has Now Been Sown

DISMISSAL

Pastor:       Go in peace as you serve the Lord.

People:     Thanks be to God!

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