Sunday, July 18, 2021
Prelude “Morning Has Broken” words: Eleanor Farjeon, music: Gaelic tune
Welcome No matter who you are or where you are on your journey, You are welcome here!
Passing of the Peace
We are gathered and ready and aware of God’s presence
Gathering Song “All Are Welcome” ELW Hymn No. 641
WE PROCLAIM GOD’S WORD
First Reading: Psalm 23
1The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.
2He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters;
3he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake.
4Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff — they comfort me.
5You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD my whole life long.
Gospel: Mark 6:30-34, 53-56
Feeding the Five Thousand30The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves. 33Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they hurried there on foot from all the towns and arrived ahead of them. 34As he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.
Healing the Sick in Gennesaret 53When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret and moored the boat. 54When they got out of the boat, people at once recognized him, 55and rushed about that whole region and began to bring the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was. 56And wherever he went, into villages or cities or farms, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged him that they might touch even the fringe of his cloak; and all who touched it were healed.
Help us God, as we seek to interpret what this means for our lives.
Message “Strength during the Journey”
Message Song: “Blest Are They” ELW Hymo No. 728
WE PROVIDE OUR RESPONSES
Reception of Tithes and Offerings
Prayers of the Church
After each petition: O God, you speak peace to us, and we will listen.
Finally and together:
We lift these and all our prayers to you, O God, confident in the promise of your saving love, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer ELW (front section) Page 145
Closing Song: “This Little Light of Mine” ELW Hymn No. 677
Go in Peace and serve the Lord. Thanks be to God.
Postlude “This Little Light of Mine” (instrumental)
Please join us for Coffee Hour after service
Kristen Vogt, MS, CCLS, MT-BC, NCC is a mezzo-soprano from Allentown, PA who studied at Marywood University and the
University of Scranton and obtained a bachelors in Music Therapy and Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has been trained to sing classically at Marywood University under the
direction of Dr. Rick Hoffenberg where she performed in Opera Workshops, recitals, and won the 2011 Concerto Competition and received the Sister Davidica Keldea medal of Excellence in voice at her Commencement Ceremony from Marywood University. She was also a member of the Campus Choir, Chamber Singers, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Music Ministry, and Music Director of the Annual Passion Play. She continues to fill in for churches in the community and enjoys attending services at her church at Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church in Bath, PA.