Trinity Lutheran Church - Canton, IL
June 23, 2019 - 2nd Sunday after Pentecost
Welcome to Trinity!

We’re glad you’re here! 

  • If you are attending via Facebook Live, please fill out the contact card at the end of today's bulletin to request a pastoral visit, join our mailing list, or update your contact information.
  • If you are attending in person, we invite you to sign in when the ushers pass around the clipboards, and to include your contact information so that we can send you a card (and Pastor can call you if you’d like).


We celebrate Holy Communion in worship each Sunday at 9:00 AM. Visitors are welcome for Communion—read the "Invitation to Holy Communion section  to learn more.


We have weekly education programs for all ages after worship, including Sunday School (age 3+), Confirmation (7th & 8th grade), Youth Group (middle/high school), and Adult Forum.


 

"Need to Know" Information

Restrooms (all handicapped-accessible):

  • Located down the hall from the church office (women’s first, then men’s).


Child and Family Needs—in Fireside Room (entry area):

  • Children are welcome in worship! The small table has crayons and coloring books if your little ones need to keep their hands busy!
  • Our Family Room (next to the TV) offers a baby changing table and space for nursing or other family needs during the service!


Hearing Assistance:

  • You can your set hearing aid to “T” to use our T-coil hearing loop.
  • Other hearing assistance devices are available as well—please ask an usher if you would like to use one.

 

God’s Mission for Trinity: Welcome. Nurture. Serve.

  • In order to put Christ first, we WELCOME people into the church, inviting them to receive the love and grace of Jesus so they may know themselves as children of God.
  • We NURTURE people in faith to support their learning and growth as followers of Jesus.
  • We send people out to SERVE people in emotional, spiritual, and physical need in the congregation, the community, and the world.
Welcoming & Gathering

Prelude                            

 


Welcome & Announcements

  • Click/tap here for this week's announcements!
  • For Kids: Learn about the Bible with interactive games, word searches, and puzzles you can play on a phone through Bible Activities Zone! (Please be polite and turn off the sound if you are sitting in church, though!)



Today’s Favorite Hymns Summer selections were requested by:

  • “Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending” - Pastor Micah
  • “Let Us Break Bread Together” - Noelle Conrad & Max Latimer
  • “Earth and All Stars!” - Andrea Garnett

 


Please stand as you are able.



Gathering Hymn “Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending” *ELW 435

 


Confession and Forgiveness (1 John 1:8-10; John 20:23)

P: Blessed be the holy Trinity, + one God, who forgives all our sin, whose mercy endures forever. 

C: Amen.


P: Seeking reconciliation with God and neighbor, let us remember the gift of baptism and confess our sin. (A brief silence.). O God of mercy,

C: we confess that we have sinned against you, against one another, and against the earth entrusted to our care. We are worried and distracted by many things, and we fail to love you above all else. We store up treasures for ourselves and turn away from our neighbors in need. Forgive us, that we may live in the freedom of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


P: Though we are captive to sin and unable to free ourselves, God made us alive in Christ, forgiving us all our trespasses by taking our sins to the cross. As a called and ordained minister of the church of Christ, and by his authority, I therefore declare to you the entire forgiveness of all your sins in the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.

 

 

Apostolic Greeting (2 Corinthians 13:13)

P: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

C: And also with you.



Hymn of Praise (Luke 2:14) "Glory Be to God"

Prayer of the Day

P: The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.

P: Let us pray together. O Lord God,

C: we bring before you the cries of a sorrowing world. In your mercy set us free from the chains that bind us, and defend us from everything that is evil, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen



Please sit.        

Nurtured By God's Word

Psalm: Psalm 22:19-28 (sung to the tone below)

A: But you, O LORD, be not | far away;

   O my help, hasten | to my aid.

C: Deliver me | from the sword,

    my life from the power | of the dog.

A: Save me from the | lion's mouth!

     From the horns of wild bulls you have | rescued me.

C: I will declare your name | to my people;

in the midst of the assembly | I will praise you.  

A: You who fear the LORD, give praise! All you of Jacob's | line, give glory.

Stand in awe of the LORD, all you off- | spring of Israel.

C: For the LORD does not despise nor abhor the poor in their poverty; neither is the LORD's face hid- | den from them;

but when they cry out, | the LORD hears them.

A: From you comes my praise in the | great assembly;

I will perform my vows in the sight of those who | fear the LORD.

C: The poor shall eat | and be satisfied. Let those who seek the LORD give praise!

May your hearts | live forever!  

A: All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn | to the LORD;

all the families of nations shall bow | before God.

C: For dominion belongs | to the LORD,

who rules o- | ver the nations.  

 

 

Second Reading: Galatians 3:23-29

For Paul, baptism is a transformation that replaces prejudices of race, social class, or gender with unity in Christ.

 

A: Now before faith came, we were imprisoned and guarded under the law until faith would be revealed. Therefore the law was our disciplinarian until Christ came, so that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer subject to a disciplinarian, for in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith. As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to the promise.


 A: The word of the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.



Please stand as you are able.



Gospel Acclamation (John 6:68)

Gospel Reading: Luke 8:26-39

Jesus' mission includes foreigners, and his authority extends to the casting out of demons. Some who witness Jesus' work are seized with confusion and fear, but the man who was healed is commissioned to tell of God's mercy and power.

 

P: This is the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the 8th chapter.

C: Glory to you, O Lord.

 


P: Then they arrived at the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee. As he stepped out on land, a man of the city who had demons met him. For a long time he had worn no clothes, and he did not live in a house but in the tombs. When he saw Jesus, he fell down before him and shouted at the top of his voice, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not torment me”— for Jesus had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For many times it had seized him; he was kept under guard and bound with chains and shackles, but he would break the bonds and be driven by the demon into the wilds.) Jesus then asked him, “What is your name?” He said, “Legion”; for many demons had entered him. They begged him not to order them to go back into the abyss. Now there on the hillside a large herd of swine was feeding; and the demons begged Jesus to let them enter these. So he gave them permission. Then the demons came out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and was drowned. When the swineherds saw what had happened, they ran off and told it in the city and in the country. Then people came out to see what had happened, and when they came to Jesus, they found the man from whom the demons had gone sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind. And they were afraid.Those who had seen it told them how the one who had been possessed by demons had been healed. Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gerasenes asked Jesus to leave them; for they were seized with great fear. So he got into the boat and returned. The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him; but Jesus sent him away, saying, “Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you.” So he went away, proclaiming throughout the city how much Jesus had done for him.


P: The Gospel of the Lord.

C: Praise to you, O Christ.

 

 

Please sit.



Sermon

 

 

Please stand as you are able. 



Hymn of the Day          “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”           ELW 504

Profession of Faith (Apostles’ Creed)

C:   I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.


I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.


I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

 


Prayers of the Church (1 Timothy 2:1-2)

Each section of the prayers ends:

A: Lord, in your mercy,

C: Hear our prayer.

     

When we get to this part, please join in reading the names in bold:

A: Today, we pray especially...and for these friends on our Prayer list:

C: JoAnne, Cecil, Rebecca, Dave, Tom, Ron, Eleanor, Karen, Ian, Kirk, Pr. Paul, Dawn, Lois, Lynette, Carole, Paul, Becky, Brian, Brenda, Tony, Bill, Becky, Lori, David, Bill, Ron, John, Evan, Charlotte, David, Tom, Marvin, DeEtt, and Mallerie.


At the conclusion of the prayers:

P: Into your hands…through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

C: Amen.

 


Sharing of the Peace (John 14:27, 20:19-21; Matthew 5:23-24)

P: The peace of the Lord be with you always.

C: And also with you.

 


Please sit.

Nurtured By Christ's Meal

Offering 

   


Please stand as you are able.



Sung Offertory   “We Give Thee but Thine Own” (v. 1 & 2)  ELW 686

 

We give thee but thine own, whate’er the gift may be;

all that we have is thine alone, a trust, O lord, from thee.

 

May we thy bounties thus as stewards true receive,

and gladly, as thou blessest us, to thee our first-fruits give.

 

 

 

Offertory Prayer

A: Let us pray. Blessed are you, O God, for the greening earth given for all, for the talents we are given to share, and for this bread and wine. Transform us to be the body of Christ, that, feasting on this food and drink, our lives may reflect your generosity; through Christ our Lord.

 C: Amen.

 



Great Thanksgiving

P:   The Lord be with you.

C:   And also with you.

P:   Lift up your hearts.

C:   We lift them to the Lord.

P:   Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

C:   It is right to give God thanks and praise.

P: It is indeed right…we praise your name and join their unending hymn:



Holy, Holy, Holy (Isaiah 6:3, Psalm 118:26, Mark 11:9-10)

Eucharistic Prayer (1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

P: Holy, mighty, and merciful Lord...

      In the night in which he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus took bread...

      Again, after supper, he took the cup...

      Pour out upon us...now and forever.

C: Amen.

 

 

Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13, Luke 11:2-4)

C: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For  thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

 

Please sit.



Lamb of God (John 1:29)

Invitation to Holy Communion

If you are visiting today, you are welcome to receive Holy Communion.


Please come forward when the usher comes to your row. (If you are unable to come forward, please tell the usher, and the servers will come to you.)


Pastor will give you the bread, and then you can choose to either drink wine from the first (silver) cup or to dip your bread in the second (blue) cup, which has both red wine and white grape juice.


If you prefer not to receive Holy Communion, you are invited to come forward with your arms folded across your chest to receive a blessing.


All are invited to sing the following hymns while Communion is distributed:

  • *ELW 471 “Let Us Break Bread Together”
  • ELW 496 “One Bread, One Body”   
  • ELW 472 “Eat This Bread”    
  • ELW 480 “O Bread of Life from Heaven”





Please stand as you are able.



Blessing

P: The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen you and keep you in his grace.

C: Amen.

 



Prayer after Communion

A:   Let us pray. O God, in this holy communion you have welcomed us into your presence, nourished us with words of mercy, and fed us at your table. Amid the cares of this life, strengthen us to love you with all our heart, serve our neighbors with a willing spirit, and honor the earth you have made; through Christ our Lord.

 C:  Amen.

Sending Us Out to Serve

Benediction (Numbers 6:24-25, sung)

P: The Lord bless you and keep you.

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

The Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace,

in the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

C: (sung response below)

Sending Hymn       Earth and All Stars!”      *ELW 731                         



Dismissal

A: Go in peace. Serve the Lord!

C: Thanks be to God!

 


Postlude

Copyright Notices

Service words & music reproduced and streamed under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies License #SBL-14744.


Other hymns streamed under OneLicense #A-715015.


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