August 2 Worship

Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Wartburg

5765 Maeystown Road – Waterloo, IL 62298

Pastor Dan Ostlund

Office: 618-939-7094 – cell 618-301-6358

Office: hcwartb@htc.net, Pastor: wartburg.pastor@gmail.com

Website: www.holycrosswartburg.com

THE NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Drive-In / Outdoor Service

AUGUST 2, 2020

Guests Welcome!  We are delighted that you are with us for worship this morning. Consider us your church home– at least for today. We hope we will see you again soon!

Divine Service Setting 1 – page 151

Ringing of the Bell

Opening Hymn    #709 The King of Love My Shepherd Is               

The King of love my shepherd is,
    Whose goodness faileth never;
I nothing lack if I am His
    And He is mine forever.

Where streams of living water flow,
    My ransomed soul He leadeth
And, where the verdant pastures grow,
    With food celestial feedeth.

Perverse and foolish oft I strayed,
    But yet in love He sought me
And on His shoulder gently laid
    And home rejoicing brought me.

In death’s dark vale I fear no ill
    With Thee, dear Lord, beside me,
Thy rod and staff my comfort still,
    Thy cross before to guide me.

Thou spreadst a table in my sight;
    Thine unction grace bestoweth;
And, oh, what transport of delight
    From Thy pure chalice floweth!

And so through all the length of days
    Thy goodness faileth never;
Good Shepherd, may I sing Thy praise
    Within Thy house forever!


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Confession and Absolution

Stand

The sign of the cross may be made by all in remembrance of their Baptism.

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

Amen.

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

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.

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.

Amen.

Stand

Service of the Word

Introit                                                Ps. 105:39–43; antiphon: Ps. 105:1

Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name;

make known his deeds among the peoples!

He spread a cloud for a covering,

and fire to give light by night.

They asked, and he brought quail,

and gave them bread from heaven in abundance.

He opened the rock, and water gushed out;

it flowed through the desert like a river.

For he remembered his holy promise,

and Abraham, his servant.

So he brought his people out with joy,

his chosen ones with singing.

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.

Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name;

make known his deeds among the peoples!

Kyrie                                                                                       LSB 152

P  In peace let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

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

Lord, have mercy.

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.

Lord, have mercy.

P  For this holy house and for all who offer here their worship and praise let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

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

Amen.

Hymn of Praise    –    Gloria in Excelsis                                  LSB 154

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

Lord God, heavenly king, almighty God and Father:

We worship You, we give You thanks, we praise You for Your glory.

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.

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.

Salutation and Collect of the Day                                                     

P  The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

P  Let us pray.

Heavenly Father, though we do not deserve Your goodness, still You provide for all our needs of body and soul. Grant us Your Holy Spirit that we may acknowledge Your gifts, give thanks for all Your benefits, and serve You in willing obedience; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Amen.

Sit

Old Testament Reading                                                 Isaiah 55:1–5

“Come, everyone who thirsts,

come to the waters;

and he who has 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 diligently to me, and eat what is good,

and delight yourselves in rich food.

Incline your ear, and come to me;

hear, that your soul may live;

and I will make with you an everlasting covenant,

my steadfast, sure love for David.

Behold, I made him a witness to the peoples,

a leader and commander for the peoples.

Behold, you shall call a nation that you do not know,

and a nation that did not know you shall run to you,

because of the Lord your God, and of the Holy One of Israel,

for he has glorified you.

A  This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Gradual                                                                          Rom. 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                                                                                       Epistle

I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience bears me witness in the Holy Spirit— that I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh.

They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises. To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen.

But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For not all who are descended from Israel belong to Israel, and not all are children of Abraham because they are his offspring, but “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.” This means that it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as offspring.

A  This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Stand

Alleluia and Verse                                                                  LSB 156

Alleluia.

Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.

Alleluia, alleluia.

Holy Gospel                                                            Matthew 14:13–21

P  The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, the fourteenth chapter.

Glory to You, O Lord.

Now when Jesus heard [about the death of John], he withdrew from there in a boat to a desolate 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 on them and healed their sick. Now when it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” But Jesus said, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” They said to him, “We have only five loaves here and two fish.” And he said, “Bring them here to me.” Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass, and taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.

And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

P  This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to You, O Christ.

Sit

Hymn of the Day    #642 O Living Bread from Heaven

                          (Sung to tune of LSB 527 “O Savior, Precious Savior”)                                  

O living Bread from heaven,
    How well You feed your guest!
The gifts that You have given
    Have filled my heart with rest.
Oh, wondrous food of blessing,
    Oh, cup that heals our woes!
My heart, this gift possessing,
    With praises overflows.

My Lord, You here have led me
    To this most holy place
And with Yourself have fed me
    The treasures of Your grace;
For You have freely given
    What earth could never buy,
The bread of life from heaven,
    That now I shall not die.

You gave me all I wanted;
    This food can death destroy.
And You have freely granted
    The cup of endless joy.
My Lord, I do not merit
    The favor You have shown,
And all my soul and spirit
    Bow down before Your throne.

Lord, grant me then, thus strengthened
    With heav’nly food, while here
My course on earth is lengthened,
    To serve with holy fear.
And when You call my spirit
    To leave this world below,
I enter, through Your merit,
    Where joys unmingled flow.


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Sermon    Matthew 14:13-21    “Our Savior Graciously Provides”

Stand

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

Lord’s Prayer

  P   Lord, remember us in Your kingdom and teach us to pray:

  C    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.

Concluding Collect                                                                            

A  Let us pray.

Almighty God, grant to Your Church Your Holy Spirit and the wisdom that comes down from above, that Your Word may not be bound but have free course and be preached to the joy and edifying of Christ’s holy people, that in steadfast faith we may serve You and, in the confession of Your name, abide unto the end; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Amen.

Benediction                                                                            LSB 166

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.

Amen.

Closing Hymn    # 789 Praise and Thanksgiving

Praise and thanksgiving,
    Father, we offer
For all things living,
    Created good:
Harvest of sown fields,
    Fruits of the orchard,
Hay from the mown fields,
    Blossom and wood.

Bless, Lord, the labor
    We bring to serve You
That with our neighbor
    We may be fed.
Sowing or tilling,
    We would work with You,
Harvesting, milling
    For daily bread.

Father, providing
    Food for Your children,
By Your wise guiding
    Teach us to share
One with another,
    So that, rejoicing
With us, all others
    May know Your care.


© 1987 Oxford University Press. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License .NET, no. 100012250.

Acknowledgments

Divine Service, Setting One from Lutheran Service Book

Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Created by Lutheran Service Builder © 2006 Concordia Publishing House.

IN OUR PRAYERS

For the sick and/or injured – Priscilla Heimos (cancer – hospitalized), Pastor Ostlund (Prostate cancer), Charlene Wagner (cancer), Gerald Boehne (Leukemia), Leo David Trost (multiple health issues), Elsa Wiemerslage (cancer).

Bernell Buettner (recovering at home), Darren Clark (pain/health issues), Barb Steele (recovering at home from heart procedure), Katherine Backas (Pompe Disease – Fausz’s neighbor), Brett Dunker (health issues), Terry Pierce (MS complications – friend of Darren & Theresa Clark) Mike Siems (recovering from stroke – friend of Darren & Theresa Clark).

For those in Nursing Homes, the home bound, and those unable to be with us in worship – Becky Roschnafsky

Prayer of Thanksgiving for the birth of Leighten Gregson to Mitchell & Karen Gregson – (Woody & Jean Schutt’s great granddaughter) on July 23rd.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Pastor will be on vacation from August 3-8. For spiritual care our Elders may be contacted (Greg Reinhardt 618-830-5239, Darren Johanning 618-741-0547, Kerry May 618-954-8207). If pastoral care is needed Pastor Grebing will be available at 618-458-6680.

Christ Our Savior Lutheran High School

Be a Soldier! Registrations are still being accepted for all classes for 2020-2021. The first day of classes is August 18. For more information, contact Matthew Foster, mfoster@coslhs.orgor call the school office.

School Hours: Regular office hours have resumed. The office will be open Monday – Friday from 8:00-4:00.

Calling all artists of all ages:

Help Holy Cross commemorate this unique and memorable time in our lives!

We are holding a T-shirt design contest.

Please submit a T-shirt design in ONE color. (You may note the color of the print, and the color of the shirt you are proposing in a note on the design.)

Create a design that will help Holy Cross members and friends “Remember this Time”

Any appropriate art work and slogans will be considered.

Please submit your designs by email to Pastor or Barb, by mailing them to the church, or dropping it in the offering tub no later than August 16.

Have fun and get creative!  The idea is to wear our new t-shirts around town, which will give exposure to our church and invite people to come visit us!

Offering – there will be a box as you leave.

Don’t forget that you can make contributions digitally to Holy Cross Wartburg using Google Pay, just send to hc.wartburg@gmail.com.                

                                            Birthdays

            Darren Johanning            Aug 3        Patricia Unterseh   Aug 5

            Kate Reinhardt                Aug 5        Jessica Gillespie     Aug 7

            Kristen Brennan              Aug 7        Leo Hoock             Aug 8

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