Third Sunday after Pentecost                                                      June 26, 2022

Today’s Theme for Worship: Through the Word, Christ creates committed followers. There are different types of followers: the half-hearted versus the committed. Jesus is uninterested in half-hearted followers who shoehorn him into their lives only when their other pursuits provide time for the Christ. Jesus’ words have power to create within us the very commitment he seeks.

Hymn: 711 Jesus Calls Us o’er the Tumult

1     Jesus calls us o’er the tumult
    of our life’s wild, restless sea;
day by day his voice invites us,
    saying, “Christian, follow me!”


2     As the first disciples heard it
    by the Galilean lake,
turned from home and toil and kindred,
    leaving all for his dear sake.


3     Jesus calls us from the worship
    of the vain world’s golden store,
from each idol that would keep us,
    saying, “Christian, love me more.”


4     In our joys and in our sorrows,
    days of toil and hours of ease,
still he calls, in cares and pleasures,
    Christian, love me more than these.”


5     Jesus calls us! In your mercy,
    Savior, help us hear your call;
give our hearts to your obedience,
    serve and love you best of all!


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




If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.

If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just
    and will forgive us our sins
    and purify us from all unrighteousness.


Let us confess our sins to the Lord.

Holy God, gracious Father,
    I am sinful by nature
        and have sinned against you in my thoughts, words, and actions.
    I have not loved you with my whole heart;
    I have not loved others as I should.
        I deserve your punishment both now and forever.
    But Jesus, my Savior, paid for my sins
        with his innocent suffering and death.
    Trusting in him, I pray: God, have mercy on me, a sinner.


Our gracious Father in heaven has been merciful to us. He sent his only Son, Jesus Christ, who gave his life as the atoning sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. Therefore, as a called servant of Christ and by his authority, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.


Lord, Have Mercy                                                                                                             

In peace let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.


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

Lord, have mercy.


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.


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

Lord, have mercy.


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


Glory to God in the Highest                                                                                            

Refrain: 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.    Refrain


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.    Refrain


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. Amen.    Refrain


The Word


The Lord be with you.

And also with you.


Prayer of the Day:

Let us pray.

O God, you have prepared joys beyond understanding for those who love you. Pour into our hearts such love for you that, loving you above all things, we may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


First Reading: 1 Kings 19:19–21                                                                                    

19So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. Elisha was doing the plowing with twelve teams of oxen in front of him, and he himself was driving the twelfth team. Elijah crossed over to him and threw his cloak over him. 20Then Elisha left the oxen and ran after Elijah. He said, “Let me kiss my father and my mother good-bye! Then I will follow you.”

Then Elijah said, “Go back! For what have I done to you?”

21So Elisha turned back from following him. Then he took the team of oxen and slaughtered them. Using the equipment from the oxen as fuel, he cooked the meat and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he got up, followed Elijah, and served him.

Psalm of the Day: 62D I’ll Not Be Shaken

1     For God alone I wait in silence.
My soul is still before the Lord.
He is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress strong; I trust in him. (Refrain)


Ref  I’ll not be shaken, I’ll not be shaken,
for all my hope is in his love.
From God alone comes my salvation;
I’ll wait and trust his steadfast love.
(Last time: I’ll wait and trust his steadfast love.)


2     Put not your hope in gain of riches;
seek not your rest in empty wealth.
The rich are weak; the poor are mighty
who turn to God alone for help. (Refrain)


3     Pour out your heart to God our refuge
and trust in him to hear your cry.
No other hope will never fail you,
no other love will not run dry. (Refrain)


Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 11:21b–30                                                                  

However bold anyone might be (I am speaking in a foolish way), I am going to be bold too. 22Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they Abraham’s seed? So am I. 23Are they ministers of Christ? (I am speaking in a crazy way.) I am even more. I’ve done more hard work, been in prisons more often, been whipped far more, and I’ve been close to death many times. 24Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. 25Three times I was beaten with rods. One time I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked. I have spent a night and a day on the open sea. 26I have often been on journeys, in danger from rivers, in danger from robbers, in danger from my own people, in danger from Gentiles, in danger in the city, in danger in the wilderness, in danger on the sea, in danger among false brothers. 27I have worked hard and struggled. I’ve spent many sleepless nights. I’ve been hungry and thirsty. I’ve gone without food many times. I’ve been cold and lacked clothing.

28Besides those external matters, there is the daily pressure on me of my concern for all the churches. 29Who is weak without my being weak? Who falls into sin without my being distressed?

30If it is necessary that I boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.

Gospel Acclamation:                                                                                                       

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves

and take up their cross and follow me.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.


Gospel:  Luke 9:51-62

51When the days were approaching for him to be taken up, Jesus was determined to go to Jerusalem. 52He sent messengers ahead of him. They went and entered a Samaritan village to make preparations for him. 53But the people did not welcome him, because he was determined to go to Jerusalem. 54When his disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to consume them?”

55But he turned and rebuked them. “You don’t know what kind of spirit is influencing you. 56For the Son of Man did not come to destroy people’s souls, but to save them.” Then they went to another village.

57As they went on the way, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.”

58Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”

59He said to another man, “Follow me!”

But he said, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.”

60Jesus told him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”

61Another man also said, “I will follow you, Lord, but first let me say good-bye to those at my home.”

62Jesus told him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”

Hymn of the Day: 695 Take My Life and Let It Be

1     Take my life and let it be
consecrated, Lord, to thee;
take my moments and my days,
let them flow in ceaseless praise.


2     Take my hands and let them move
at the impulse of thy love;
take my feet and let them be
swift and beautiful for thee.




3     Take my voice and let me sing
always, only for my King;
take my lips and let them be
filled with messages from thee.


4     Take my silver and my gold,
not a mite would I withhold;
take my intellect and use
ev’ry pow’r as thou shalt choose.


5     Take my will and make it thine,
it shall be no longer mine;
take my heart, it is thine own,
it shall be thy royal throne.


6     Take my love, my Lord, I pour
at thy feet its treasure store;
take myself, and I will be
ever, only, all for thee.




Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty,

        maker of heaven and earth,

        of all that is,

        seen and unseen.


We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,

        eternally begotten of the Father,

        God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God,

        begotten, not made,

        of one being with the Father.

    Through him all things were made.

    For us and for our salvation, he came down from heaven,

        was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary,

        and became truly human.

    For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate.

    He suffered death and was buried.

    On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures.

    He ascended into heaven

        and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

    He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,

        and his kingdom will have no end.


We believe in the Holy Spirit,

        the Lord, the giver of life,

        who proceeds from the Father and the Son,

        who in unity with the Father and the Son
            is worshiped and glorified,

        who has spoken through the prophets.

    We believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church.

    We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

    We look for the resurrection of the dead

        and the life of the world to come. Amen.


Prayer of the Church



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The Sacrament



The Lord be with you.

And also with you.


Lift up your hearts.

We lift them up to the Lord.


Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give him thanks and praise.


It is truly good and right . . . and join their glorious song:


Holy, Holy, Holy                                                                                                                

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power, God of might.

Heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest, hosanna in the highest!


Prayer of Thanksgiving

Lord God, you are worthy to receive thanks and praise from all people. You created the world and all who live in it, and in your mercy you saved us. We give thanks to you for the grace of your Son, Jesus Christ.


Though in very nature God, he took the nature of a servant and became obedient to death, even death on a cross. He offered himself as a sacrifice for sin and redeemed us from its curse and penalty. He rescued us from the terrors of death and restored eternal life with you. He conquered our enemies and gained for us the kingdom of grace and glory.


Bless us as we receive your Son’s body and blood, and lead us to remember his suffering, death, and resurrection. Forgive our sins and fill us with the hope of new life in heaven. Hear our praise and receive our thanks as we worship you—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.




Lord’s Prayer

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.


Words of Institution

Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night he was betrayed, took bread; and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my T body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”


Then he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; this is my T blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for you for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.”


The peace of the Lord be with you always.



Jesus, Lamb of God                                                                                                         

Jesus, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.

Jesus, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.

Jesus, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; grant us your peace.



Distribution Hymn: 736 Lord, You Call Us as Your People

1     Lord, you call us as your people,
    out of darkness into light.
You created and redeemed us,
    made us precious in your sight.
Give us faith to trust you boldly
    and to love you steadfastly.
By your Spirit may we ever
    faithful to our callings be.


2     Lord, you call us as disciples,
    walking on your pilgrim way.
Crucified and risen Savior,
    you are with us ev’ry day.
Give us wisdom, give us courage
    as you teach us patiently.
By your Spirit may we ever
    faithful to our callings be.


3     Lord, you send us to the harvest
    in your Great Commission’s call,
reaching out to all the nations,
    bringing life and hope to all.
Give us boldness and compassion,
    bless us with your eyes to see.
By your Spirit may we ever
    faithful to our callings be.


4     Lord, you call us to new ventures
    by a pathway yet unknown.
Though we cannot see the ending,
    we will follow you alone.
Knowing that your hand is guiding
    and you love us faithfully,
by your Spirit may we ever
    faithful to our callings be.


5     Lord, you call us as your people,
    now in faith we sing your praise:
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
    alleluias to you raise.
Hold us in your gracious power,
    blessèd Holy Trinity,
that rejoicing we will ever
    faithful to our callings be.


Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;

his mercy endures forever.


Whenever we eat this bread and drink this cup,

we proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.


We give you thanks, O Lord, for the foretaste of the heavenly banquet you have given us in this Sacrament. Through this gift you have fed our faith, nourished our hope, and strengthened our love. By your Spirit, help us to live as your holy people until that day when you will receive us as your guests at the wedding supper of the Lamb, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.




The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you.

The Lord look on you with favor and T give you peace.



Hymn: 737 Lord, Help Us Walk Your Servant Way

1     Lord, help us walk your servant way
    wherever love may lead
and, bending low, forgetting self,
    each serve the other’s need.


2     You came to earth, O Christ, as Lord,
    but pow’r you laid aside.
You lived your years in servanthood,
    in lowliness you died.


3     No golden scepter but a towel
    you place within the hands
of those who seek to follow you
    and live by your commands.


4     You bid us bend our human pride
    nor count ourselves above
the lowest place, the meanest task
    that waits the gift of love.


5     Lord, help us walk your servant way
    wherever love may lead
and, bending low, forgetting self,
    each serve the other’s need



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