Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
July 5, 2020
The Common Service - Page 15
Preparation for worship All Mankind Fell in Adam’s Fall (Hymn 378)
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
CONFESSION OF SINS AND ABSOLUTION
Beloved in the Lord: let us draw near with a pure heart and confess our sins to God our Father, asking Him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us forgiveness.
Holy and merciful Father, I confess that I am by nature sinful and that I have disobeyed You in my thoughts, words, and actions. I have done with is evil and failed to do what is good. For this I deserve Your punishment both now and in eternity. But I am truly sorry for my sins, and trusting in my Savior, Jesus Christ, I pray: Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner.
God, our heavenly Father, has been merciful to us and has given His only Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. 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 Son and of the Holy Spirit.
PRAYER OF THE DAY
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
O Lord, our God, govern the nations on earth and direct the affairs of this world so that your Church may worship you in peace and joy; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
FIRST LESSON - JEREMIAH 20:7-13
7You persuaded me, Lord, and I was persuaded.
You are stronger than I am, and you prevailed.
I have become a laughingstock all day long,
and everyone mocks me.
8Whenever I speak, I call out.
I call out, “Violence and destruction!”
because the word of the Lord has brought me
insult and mockery all day long.
9If I say, “I will not mention him
or speak in his name any more,”
then there is a burning fire in my heart,
shut up in my bones,
and I am weary of holding it in.
10I hear many whispering,
“Terror on every side!”
“Denounce him! Let’s denounce him,”
say all my close friends,
those who are watching for my fall.
“Perhaps he will be persuaded,
then we will prevail against him
and we will take our revenge on him.”
11But the Lord is with me like a fearsome warrior.
So my persecutors will stumble
and they will not prevail.
They will be utterly ashamed
because they have failed.
Their eternal dishonor
will never be forgotten.
12Lord of Armies, you who test the righteous,
who see the heart and the mind,
let me see your vengeance on them,
for I have revealed my cause to you.
13Sing to the Lord!
Praise the Lord,
for he has delivered the life of the needy
from the grasp of the wicked.
PSALM 31 (page 77)
In you, O LORD, I have taken refuge:
deliver me in your righteousness.
Be my rock of refuge,
a strong fortress to save me.
Into your hands I commit my spirit;
redeem me, O LORD, the God of truth.
My times are in your hands;
save me in your unfailing love.
How great is your goodness,
which you have stored up for those who fear you.
You heard my cry for mercy
When I called to you for help.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.
SECOND LESSON - ROMANS 5:12-15
12So then, just as sin entered the world through one man and death through sin, so also death spread to all people because all sinned. 13For even before the law was given, sin was in the world. Now, sin is not charged to one’s account if there is no law, 14and yet death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those whose sin was not like the transgression of Adam, who is a pattern of the one who was to come.
15But the gracious gift is not like Adam’s trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of this one man, it is even more certain that God’s grace, and the gift given by the grace of the one man Jesus Christ, overflowed to the many!
VERSE OF THE DAY
Alleluia. Because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” Alleluia. (Galatians 4:6)
GOSPEL LESSON - MATTHEW 10:24-33
The Gospel Lesson is Matthew 10, beginning with verse 24.
GLORY BE TO YOU, O LORD!
24“A disciple is not above his teacher, nor is a servant above his master. 25It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher and the servant like his master. If the master of the house was called Beelzebul, how much more the members of his household!
26“So do not be afraid of them, because there is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, and nothing hidden that will not be made known. 27What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim from the housetops. 28Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, fear the one who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
29“Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground without the knowledge and consent of your Father. 30And even the hairs of your head are all numbered. 31So do not be afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows.
32“Everyone who confesses me before others, I will also confess before my Father who is in heaven. 33But whoever denies me before others, I will also deny before my Father who is in heaven.”
This is the Gospel of our risen Savior.
PRAISE BE TO YOU, O CHRIST!
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, His 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 into hell.
The third day He rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there He will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit;
the holy Christian Church,
the communion of saints;
the forgiveness of sins;
the resurrection of the body;
and the life everlasting. Amen.
HYMN 389 Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me
Rock of Ages, cleft for me, let me hide myself in thee;
Let the water and the blood from thy riven side which flowed
Be of sin the double cure: cleanse me from its guilt and pow’r.
Not the labors of my hands can fulfill thy law’s demands.
Could my zeal no respite know, could my tears forever flow,
All for sin could not atone; thou must save and thou alone.
Nothing in my hand I bring, simply to thy cross I cling;
Naked, come to thee for dress, helpless, look to thee for grace.
Foul, I to the fountain fly -- wash me, Savior, or I die!
While I draw this fleeting breath, when mine eyelids close in death,
When I soar to worlds unknown, see thee on thy judgment throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me, let me hide myself in thee!
SERMON Romans 5:12-15
It Only Took One
I. The one ruins all
II. The One rescues all
PRAYER - For the Nation, p. 130
Almighty God, we acknowledge with thanks that all we have and enjoy is a gift from your gracious hand. We come before you today in heartfelt appreciation for our nation and its people.
We thank you for enabling us to worship you in freedom and to serve you without fear.
You have enriched us with the bounties of farm and factory, the beauty of forest and mountain, and the marvels of medicine and science.
For all these blessings, we praise and glorify you.
Look with favor upon our nation, and preserve our cherished liberties. Enable our leaders to govern with wisdom, honesty, courage, and justice. Protect those who serve in the armed forces and those who maintain peace and safety in our communities.
Give us willingness to obey our nation’s laws and to work for the common good.
Keep our financial institutions secure and our economy strong. Bless our fields that they may produce abundant harvest. Guard us from calamities of nature and accident, and spare our land from the ravages of disease and epidemic.
Teach us not to worry but to cast all our cares on you.
Strengthen the homes of our nation. By your Spirit lead husbands and wives to love each other, parents to nurture their children, young adults to assume responsibility, and children to show respect.
(Special prayers and intercessions may follow.)
Hear us, Lord, as we bring you our private petitions.
To you, O Lord, we bring our thanks and our requests.
Hear our prayers for Jesus’ sake. Amen.
Almighty God, grant to your Church the Holy Spirit and the wisdom that comes from above. Let nothing hinder your Word from being freely proclaimed to the joy and edifying of Christ’s holy people, so that we may serve you in steadfast faith and confess your name as long as we live, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, 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 give you peace.
HYMN 619 God Bless Our Native Land
God bless our native land! Firm may she ever stand through storm and night!
When the wild tempests rave, ruler of wind and wave, do though our country save by thy great might.
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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