August 23, 2020 – 12th Sunday after Pentecost

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Gathering, Greeting, and Announcements

Prayer of the Day

O God, with all your faithful followers of every age, we praise you, the rock of our life. Be our strong foundation and form us into the body of your Son, that we may gladly minister to all the world, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

A Reading from St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans

Jesus Walks on Water

Jesus Walks on Water
(Matt. 14:22–33)

Peter answered him, "Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water." He said, "Come." So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus.

Matthew 14:28–29

Romans 12:1–8

1I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.

3For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. 4For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, 5so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. 6We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us: prophecy, in proportion to faith; 7ministry, in ministering; the teacher, in teaching; 8the exhorter, in exhortation; the giver, in generosity; the leader, in diligence; the compassionate, in cheerfulness.

P: The Gospel of the Lord.
C: Praise to you, O Christ.

Sermon

Hymn

Lord of All Hopefulness

ELW #765

Our own Lisa Alvis plays the hymn "Lord of All Hopefulness" on the organ. You can find more performances like this if you check out Lisa's YouTube channel.

1Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy,
whose trust, ever childlike, no cares could destroy:
be there at our waking, and give us, we pray,
your bliss in our hearts, Lord, at the break of the day.
2Lord of all eagerness, Lord of all faith,
whose strong hands were skilled at the plane and the lathe:
be there at our labors, and give us, we pray,
your strength in our hearts, Lord, at the noon of the day.
3Lord of all kindliness, Lord of all grace,
your hands swift to welcome, your arms to embrace:
be there at our homing, and give us, we pray,
your love in our hearts, Lord, at the eve of the day.
4Lord of all gentleness, Lord of all calm,
whose voice is contentment, whose presence is balm:
be there at our sleeping, and give us, we pray,
your peace in our hearts, Lord, at the end of the day.

Apostles' Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God's 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 to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

Prayers of the Church

P: Lord, in your mercy,
C: hear our prayer.

Lord's Prayer

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.

Blessing


Weekly Announcements

We remember in our prayers

Becoming a Good Steward

Use the Battery Saver Function on your phone and computer. This lets your phone and computer last longer, as well as saves energy. (Creation Justice Ministries)

Daily Texts for 2021

Pre-order now! Have you enjoyed Daily Texts in the past, or in this year of social isolation, have you wished for an additional source for daily at-home spiritual devotions? OSLC will be placing a group order for the 2021 edition of Daily Texts on September 20. With a group purchase, the cost for an individual copy is $9.50. Copies are expected to be received in late October. Please mail or drop a check by the church with the notation "Daily Texts" no later than September 20. The church office will call you when they arrive.

Last Call for Directory Updates

This is your last chance to update your contact info for the 2020 print edition of the church directory. If you have any new directory information (e.g., new or additional phone numbers, different postal address, new or added email address), please contact the church office by August 24 so we can include that in the next print edition.

Also, if you want a printed copy of the church directory or a PDF copy emailed to you, please call or email the church office. We will not be making as many printed copies as in the past, so let us know if we should print one for you.

Mission Opportunity at Midwest Food Bank

The Mission Committee will be volunteering at Midwest Food Bank again on Thursday, September 24, 2020, from 6–8 p.m. We need a group of up to 20–25 volunteers. Children 10 years or older are able to help as long as they are accompanied by their parent. Everyone also needs to have close-toed shoes. Please contact Rob and Shawna Mahnke if you are interested in helping.

Food Drive

The Mission committee is continuing to collect food that will be shared between Safe Harbor and the Midwest Food Bank. We are collecting the following items:

There is a box just inside the church entrance where you can deposit items. Please do not take items to Megan or Pastor Henrick's office.

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