The First Sunday after Pentecost                                                 June 12, 2022


Today’s Theme for Worship - Through the word, the Triune God blesses us. Scripture never uses the words “Trinity” or “Triune,” but as we read God’s Word he gives us hints and glimpses of his Triune nature. Every time we gather in the name of the Lord, our Triune God, we receive indescribable blessings.


Hymn: 715 Let Me Be Yours Forever

1     Let me be yours forever,
    my faithful God and Lord;
let me forsake you never
    nor wander from your Word.
Lord, do not let me waver
    but give me steadfastness,
and for such grace and favor
    your holy name I’ll bless.


2     Lord Jesus, my salvation,
    my light, my life divine,
my only consolation,
    to you I all resign,
for you have dearly bought me
    with blood and bitter pain.
Let me, since you have sought me,
    eternal life obtain.


3     O gracious Holy Spirit,
    my comforter and guide,
grant that in Jesus’ merit
    I always may confide,
him to the end confessing
    whom I have known by faith.
Give me your constant blessing
    and grant a Christian death.


The grace of our Lord + Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you.

 C: And also with you.


M: We have come into the presence of God, who created us to love and serve him as his dear children. But we have disobeyed him and deserve only his wrath and punishment. Therefore, let us confess our sins to him and plead for his mercy.

C:  Merciful Father in heaven, I am altogether sinful from birth. In countless ways I have sinned against you and do not deserve to be called your child. But trusting in Jesus, my Savior, I pray: have mercy on me according to your unfailing love. Cleanse me from my sin, and take away my guilt.

M: God, our heavenly Father, has forgiven all your sins. By the perfect life and innocent death of our Lord Jesus Christ, he has removed your guilt forever. You are his own dear child. May God give you strength to live according to his will.

C: Amen.

 M: In the peace of forgiveness, let us praise the Lord.


Hymn: 919 Blessed Jesus, at Your Word

1     Blessèd Jesus, at your Word
    we are gathered all to hear you.
Let our hearts and souls be stirred
    now to seek and love and fear you,
by your teachings, sweet and holy,
drawn from earth to love you solely.


2     All our knowledge, sense, and sight
    lie in deepest darkness shrouded
till your Spirit breaks our night
    with the beams of truth unclouded.
You alone to God can win us;
you must work all good within us.


3     Gracious Savior, good and kind,
    Light from Light, from God proceeding,
open now our heart and mind;
    help us by your Spirit’s pleading.
Hear the cry your Church now raises;
hear and bless our prayers and praises.



4     Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
    praise to you and adoration!
Grant that we your Word may trust,
    confident of our salvation,
while we here below must wander,
till we sing your praises yonder.

Prayer of the Day:

Let us pray.

Almighty God and Father, dwelling in majesty and mystery, filling and renewing all creation by your eternal Spirit, and manifesting your saving grace through our Lord Jesus Christ, in mercy cleanse our hearts and lips that, free from doubt and fear, we may ever worship you, one true, immortal God, with your Son and the Holy Spirit, living and reigning, now and forever.


First Reading: Numbers 6:22–27

22The Lord told Moses 23to speak to Aaron and to his sons and to tell them to bless the Israelites with these words:

24The Lord bless you and keep you.

25The Lord make his face shine on you

and be gracious to you.

26The Lord look on you with favor

and give you peace.

27In this way they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.    


Hymn: 612 How Great Thou Art

1     O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder
    consider all the works thy hand hath made,
I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder,
    thy pow’r throughout the universe displayed; (Refrain)


Ref  Then sings my soul, my Savior-God, to thee,
    How great thou art! How great thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Savior-God to thee,
    How great thou art! How great thou art!


2     When through the woods and forest glades I wander
and hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;
when I look down from lofty mountain grandeur
and hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze; (Refrain)


3     And when I think that God, his Son not sparing,
    sent him to die, I scarce can take it in,
that on the cross my burden gladly bearing
    he bled and died to take away my sin; (Refrain)


4     When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation
    and take me home, what joy shall fill my heart!
Then I shall bow in humble adoration
    and there proclaim: “My God, how great thou art!” (Refrain)


Second Reading: Romans 5:1–5

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2Through him we also have obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand. And we rejoice confidently on the basis of our hope for the glory of God.

3Not only this, but we also rejoice confidently in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces patient endurance, 4and patient endurance produces tested character, and tested character produces hope. 5And hope will not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, who was given to us.


Verse of the Day: Alleluia. Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory. Alleluia.

Gospel: John 16:12–15

12“I still have many things to tell you, but you cannot bear them now. 13But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. For he will not speak on his own, but whatever he hears he will speak. He will also declare to you what is to come. 14He will glorify me, because he will take from what is mine and declare it to you. 15Everything the Father has is mine. This is why I said that he takes from what is mine and will declare it to you.

Hymn of the Day: 586 Come, Holy Ghost, Creator Blest

1     Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest,
and make our hearts your place of rest;
come with your grace and heav’nly aid,
and fill the hearts which you have made.


2     To you, the Counselor, we cry,
to you, the gift of God most high,
the fount of life, the fire of love,
the soul’s anointing from above.


3     In you, with graces sevenfold,
we God’s almighty hand behold
while you with tongues of fire proclaim
to all the world his holy name.


4     Your light to ev’ry thought impart,
and shed your love in ev’ry heart;
the weakness of our mortal state
with deathless might invigorate.


5     Drive far away our wily foe,
and your abiding peace bestow;
with you as our protecting guide,
no evil can with us abide.


6     Teach us to know the Father, Son,
and you, from both, as Three in One
that we your name may ever bless
and in our lives the truth confess.


7     Praise we the Father and the Son
and Holy Spirit, with them One,
and may the Son on us bestow
the gifts that from the Spirit flow!




Apostles’ Creed, sung by all to the tune: “Ode to Joy”

I believe in God the Father, Maker of the heav’ns and earth

And in Jesus Christ, our Savior, God’s own Son, of human birth.

Virgin born, the Lord incarnate, Whom the Spirit did conceive;

Suffered under Pontius Pilate; He’s the God whom I believe.


Crucified, was dead and buried, Down to hell in victory;

From the dead he rose the third day; Up to heav’n triumphantly.

There at God’s right hand he’s ruling, By his will the world is led.

He will come to judge the nations. Both the living and the dead.


I believe in God the Spirit, In his church, his chosen band.

They are joined in sweet communion, Holy in his sight they stand.

I believe in sins forgiven; That the dead will rise again;

I believe in life eternal. Amen! Amen! Amen!


Prayer of the Church


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Lord’s Prayer (sung)

Our Father in heaven,

 hallowed be your name,

 your kingdom come,

 your will be done

  on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins,

 as we forgive those

 who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power,

 and the glory are yours

 now and forever. Amen.

Hymn: 483 Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty

1     Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
    Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!
    God in three persons, blessèd Trinity!


2     Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,
    casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
    which wert and art and evermore shalt be.


3     Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee,
    though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see,
only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,
    perfect in pow’r, in love, and purity.


4     Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
    All thy works shall praise thy name in earth and sky and sea.
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!
    God in three persons, blessèd Trinity!



Blessing                                                                                            Glorify Your Name

. Father, we love you; we worship and adore you, Glorify your name in all the earth. Glorify your name, glorify your name, glorify your name in all the earth.

2. Jesus, we love you; we worship and adore you, Glorify your name in all the earth. Glorify your name, glorify your name, glorify your name in all the earth.

3. Spirit, we love you; we worship and adore you, Glorify your name in all the earth.
Glorify your name, glorify your name, glorify your name in all the earth.

4. (congregation hums the tune while the pastor speaks the benediction through the first two lines, then sings:
Glorify your name, glorify your name, glorify your name in all the earth.

Hymn: 927 Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing

1     Lord, dismiss us with your blessing;
    fill our hearts with joy and peace.
Let us each, your love possessing,
    triumph in redeeming grace.
O refresh us, O refresh us,
    trav’ling through this wilderness.


2     Thanks we give and adoration
    for the gospel’s joyful sound;
may the fruits of your salvation
    in our hearts and lives abound!
Ever faithful, ever faithful
    to your truth may we be found.


3     So whene’er the signal’s given
    us from earth to call away,
borne on angels’ wings to heaven,
    glad the summons to obey,
may we ever, may we ever
    reign with Christ in endless day.


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