Fourth Sunday after Pentecost                                                      July 3, 2022

Today’s Theme for Worship: Christ provides ministers to proclaim his word. Christ has not only given us his powerful Word. In his grace, he gives us ministers who proclaim that Word to us in whatever ways we need at the time: words of comfort, words of instruction, or even words of rebuke.

Hymn: 900 Lift High the Cross

Ref  Lift high the cross; the love of Christ proclaim
till all the world adore his sacred name.


1     Come, Christians, follow where our captain trod,
our King victorious, Christ, the Son of God. (Refrain)


2     All newborn soldiers of the Crucified
bear on their brows the seal of him who died. (Refrain)


3     Let ev’ry race and ev’ry language tell
of him who saves our souls from death and hell. (Refrain)


4     So shall our song of triumph ever be:
praise to the Crucified for victory! (Refrain)


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.


Almighty God, you have built your church on the foundation of the apostles and prophets with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone. Continue to send your messengers to preserve your people in true peace, that, by the preaching of your Word, your church may be kept free from all harm and danger; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


First Reading: Ezekiel 2:9—3:11

9Then I looked, and I saw a hand stretched out toward me, and in it there was a rolled-up scroll. 10He unrolled it in front of me, and there was writing on both sides. Written on it was: Laments, Groaning, and Woe.

3 Then he said to me, “Son of man, eat what you have received. Eat this scroll, and then go, speak to the house of Israel.” 2I opened my mouth, and he fed me the scroll.

3Then he said to me, “Son of man, feed your stomach and fill your belly with this scroll that I am giving you.” I ate, and in my mouth it was sweet like honey.

4He then said to me, “Son of man, go now to the house of Israel and speak my words to them. 5For you are not being sent to a people who have incomprehensible speech or a difficult language, but you are being sent to the house of Israel. 6Nor are you being sent to many peoples who have incomprehensible speech and difficult languages, whose words you cannot understand. Certainly, if I were to send you to such people, they would listen to you. 7But the house of Israel will not be willing to listen to you because they are not willing to listen to me, because the whole house of Israel is hard-headed and hard-hearted. 8Look, I have made your face just as hard as their faces and your forehead just as hard as their foreheads. 9I have made your forehead like the hardest stone, harder than flint. Do not fear them, and do not be intimidated by their looks, for they are a rebellious house.”

10Then he said to me, “Son of man, receive into your heart all my words that I will speak to you, and hear them with your ears. 11Go now to the exiles, to your own people. You shall speak to them and say to them, ‘This is what the Lord God says,’ whether they listen or they do not.”                                                                                                                                 

Psalm of the Day: 67A Let the Peoples Praise You


Let the peoples praise you, O God, let all the peoples praise you.

May God be gracious to us and/bless us

And make his face/ shine on us-

So that your ways may be/ known on earth

Your salvation among all/nations


May the peoples/praise you, God;

May all the peoples/ praise you.

May the nations be glad and/ sing for joy,

For you rule the peoples with equity and guide the nations/ of the earth.



Let the peoples praise you, O God, let all the peoples praise you.


The land yields its/ harvest;

God, our God,/ blesses us.

May God/ bless us still,

so that all the ends of the earth will/ fear him.


Glory be to the Father and/ to the Son

And to the Holy/ Spirit,

As it was in the be-/ ginning,

Is now, and will be forever./ Amen

Second Reading: 1 Peter 5:1–4                                                                                      

Therefore, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and as one who also shares in the glory that is about to be revealed, I appeal to the elders among you: 2Shepherd God’s flock that is among you, serving as overseers, not grudgingly but willingly, as God desires, not because you are greedy for money but because you are eager to do it. 3Do not lord it over those entrusted to your care, but be examples for the flock. 4And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive an unfading crown of glory.

Gospel Acclamation                                                                                                         

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

How beautiful on the mountains

are the feet of those who bring good news.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel: Luke 10:1–12,16–20                                                                                           

After this, the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them out two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go.

2He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. So ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest field. 3Go your way. Look, I am sending you out as lambs among wolves. 4Do not carry a money bag or traveler’s bag or sandals. Do not greet anyone along the way. 5Whenever you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace be to this house.’ 6And if a peaceful person is there, your peace will rest on him, but if not, it will return to you. 7Remain in that same house, eating and drinking what they give you, because the worker is worthy of his pay. Do not keep moving from house to house. 8Whenever you enter a town and they welcome you, eat what is set before you. 9Heal the sick who are in the town and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near you.’

10“But whenever you enter a town and they do not welcome you, go out into its streets and say, 11‘Even the dust from your town that clings to our feet, we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this: The kingdom of God has come near.’ 12I tell you, it will be more bearable for Sodom on that day than for that town.

16Whoever listens to you listens to me. Whoever rejects you rejects me. And whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me.”

17The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name!”

18He told them, “I was watching Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19Look, I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy. And nothing will ever harm you. 20Nevertheless, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names have been written in heaven.”

Hymn of the Day: 901 O Christians, Haste

1     O Christians, haste, your mission high fulfilling,
    to tell to all the world that God is light,
that he who made all nations is not willing
    one soul should perish, lost in shades of night. (Refrain)


Ref  Publish glad tidings, tidings of peace,
tidings of Jesus, redemption and release.


2     Behold how many thousands still are lying
    bound in the dreary prison-house of sin
with none to tell them of the Savior’s dying
    or of the life he died for them to win.

Ref  Publish glad tidings, tidings of peace,
tidings of Jesus, redemption and release.


3     Proclaim to ev’ry people, tongue, and nation
    that God, in whom they live and move, is love;
tell how he stooped to save his lost creation
    and died on earth that they might live above.

Ref  Publish glad tidings, tidings of peace,
tidings of Jesus, redemption and release.


4     Send heralds forth to bear the message glorious,
    give of your wealth to speed them on their way;
pour out your soul for them in prayer victorious;
    O Christians, haste to bring the brighter day!

Ref  Publish glad tidings, tidings of peace,
tidings of Jesus, redemption and release.



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.


Hymn: 670 I Come, O Savior, to Your Table

1     I come, O Savior, to your table,
    for weak and weary is my soul;
O Jesus, you alone are able
to satisfy and make me whole. (Refrain)


Ref  Lord, may your body and your blood
be for my soul the highest good.


2     O grant that I in manner worthy
    may eat and drink and be restored,
and, dwelling on your boundless mercy,
    look only unto you, O Lord. (Refrain)


3     I should not be your sheep, dear Savior;
    I stray in sin’s accursed terrain.
And yet you pardon my behavior;
    my faithful Shepherd you remain. (Refrain)


4     O let me loathe all sin forever
    as death and poison to my soul,
that I through willful sinning never
    may see your judgment take its toll! (Refrain)


5     Your holy heart has one obsession,
    one blessèd thing it burns to do—
to cleanse the sinner from transgression;
    so I, a sinner, come to you. (Refrain)


6     My soul is burdened; Lord, relieve me,
    by all this weight of sin oppressed!
Though sinful, yet, in grace receive me
    and feed me as your grateful guest. (Refrain)


7     Within me, Lord, your vision traces
    a heart of deep humility
that mourns its sin and yet embraces
    the merit you have earned for me. (Refrain)


8     By faith I call your holy table
    the testament of your deep love,
for by your gift I now am able
    to know the heart of God above. (Refrain)


9     This meal with blessing is abounding:
    to poor ones wealth, to weak ones pow’r,
to angels joy, to hell confounding,
    and life for me in death’s dark hour. (Refrain)


10   My heart has now become your dwelling,
    O blessèd, holy Trinity.
With angels I, your praises telling,
    shall live in joy eternally. (Refrain)


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: 774 God Bless Our Native Land

1     God bless our native land;
firm may she ever stand
    thro’ storm and night!
When the wild tempests rave,
Ruler of wind and wave,
do thou our country save
    by thy great might.


2     For her our prayers shall rise
to God above the skies;
    on him we wait.
Thou who art ever nigh,
guarding with watchful eye,
to thee aloud we cry:
    God save the state!


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