August 2, 2020

Bethel Lutheran ChurchThe Loaves & Fishes Story Is Not Just about Food: It's about Just ...

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Pastors – Pastor Jake Dyrhaug, Pastor Erika Buller
Director of Youth & Family Ministries – Lisa Bassingthwaite
Ministers – All baptized members of Christ’s Church

In Service Today:
Ushers – Neal Folstad & Sonja Christensen
Reader – Cindy Borchert
Keyboard – Mary Jane Pauly
Music Leaders  – Keath & Cindy Borchert
Special Music – Keath Borchert

GATHERING

Prelude – Mary Jane Pauly
Welcome and Announcements

Song – “Morning Has Broken”  ELW #556*
Morning has broken like the first morning;
blackbird has spoken like the first bird.
Praise for the singing! Praise for the morning!
Praise for them springing fresh from the Word!

Sweet the rain’s new fall, sunlit from heaven,
like the first dewfall on the first grass.
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden,
sprung in completeness where God’s feet pass.

Mine is the sunlight! Mine is the morning,
born of the one light Eden saw play!
Praise with elation, praise ev’ry morning,
God’s recreation of the new day!

Greeting
P: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
C: Amen.
P: The Lord be with you.
C: And also with you.

Kyrie – p 213
P: Kyrie eleison;
C: Lord, have mercy.
P: Christe eleison;
C: Christ, have mercy.
P: Kyrie eleison;
C: Amen.

Hymn of Praise – “Glory to God” – p 213-215
C: Glory to God, glory to God, glory to God in the highest; glory to God, glory to God, and peace to God’s people on earth. Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory. Glory to God, glory to God, glory to God in the highest; glory to God, glory to God, and peace to God’s people on earth. Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us; you are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer. Glory to God, glory to God, glory to God in the highest; glory to God, glory to God, and peace to God’s people on earth. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen. Glory to God, glory to God, glory to God in the highest; glory to God, glory to God, and peace to God’s people on earth, and peace to God’s people on earth.

P: Let us pray.

*Prayer of the Day
P: Glorious God, your generosity waters the world with goodness, and you cover creation with abundance. Awaken in us a hunger for the food that satisfies both body and spirit, and with this food fill all the starving world; through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
C: Amen.

WORD

Reading – Isaiah 55:1-5
Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you that have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. Incline your ear, and come to me; listen, so that you may live. I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David. See, I made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander for the peoples. See, you shall call nations that you do not know, and nations that do not know you shall run to you, because of the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has glorified you.

Gospel Acclamation – “Alleluia” – pg 216
Alleluia. Lord, to whom shall we go? Alleluia. You have the words of eternal life. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Gospel – Matthew 14:13-21
C: Glory to you, O Lord (After Gospel is announced)

Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick. When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a deserted place, and the hour is now late; send the crowds away so that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” Jesus said to them, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” They replied, “We have nothing here but five loaves and two fish.” And he said, “Bring them here to me.” Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full. And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

C: Praise to you, O Christ   (After conclusion of Gospel)

Special MusicKeath Borchert

Message – Pastor Jake Dyrhaug

Hymn of the Day – “O Bread of Life from Heaven” ELW #480*
O bread of life from heaven, O food to pilgrims given, O manna from above;
feed with the blessed sweetness of your divine completeness the souls that want and need your love.

O fount of grace redeeming, O river ever streaming from Jesus’ wounded side;
come now, your love bestowing on thirsting souls, and flowing till all are fully satisfied.

We love you, Jesus, tender, in all your hidden splendor within these means of grace.
Oh, let the veil be riven, and our clear eye in heaven behold your glory face to face.

Offering (Please place offering in receptacle on the way out of the parking lot.)

Prayers of the People
P: Lord, in your mercy,
C: Hear our prayer.

 The Lord’s Prayer
All: 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.

SENDING

Benediction

Dismissal
P: Go in peace.  Serve the Lord.  Be the love!
C: Thanks be to God.

Hymn – “Great is thy Faithfulness” ELW #733*
Great is Thy faithfulness
O God my Father
There is no shadow
Of turning with Thee
Thou changest not
Thy compassions they fail not
As Thou hast been
Thou forever wilt be

Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning
New mercies I see
All I have needed
Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness
Lord unto me

Summer and winter
And springtime and harvest
Sun moon and stars
In their courses above
Join with all nature
In manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness
Mercy and love

Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning
New mercies I see
All I have needed
Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness
Lord unto me

Pardon for sin
And a peace that endureth
Thy own dear presence
To cheer and to guide
Strength for today
And bright hope for tomorrow
Blessings all mine
With ten thousand beside

Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning
New mercies I see
All I have needed
Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness
Lord unto me

Postlude

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