Outdoor Church – 6/14 – 1st Sunday after Trinity

Join us in the back parking lot of Our Redeemer for Church at 9:30 AM. Please bring lawn chairs to sit in. Only a limited number of chairs will be available. Sit with your household while maintaining 6 feet between your house and others.

Or join us via Live Stream – https://youtu.be/wBt15d525Zo

Announcements

Per King County’s Face Mask Directive, with a few exceptions, if you come within 6 ft of another person a face mask should be worn. We will have a few face masks available for anyone who wishes to wear one but does not have one.

Bathrooms will be available to one household at a time.

Digital Bulletin

Invocation

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

Psalm of the Day – Introit

O Lord, I have trusted in Your | mercy;*
     my heart shall rejoice in Your sal- | vation.
I will sing | to the LORD,*
     because He has dealt bountiful- | ly with me. (Psalm 13:5-6)

How long, O LORD? Will You forget me for- | ever?*
     How long will You hide Your | face from me?
How long shall I take counsel | in my soul,*
     how long will my enemy be exalted | over me?
consider and hear me, O | LORD my God;*
     enlighten my eyes, lest I sleep the | sleep of death;
lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed a- | gainst him”;*
     lest those who trouble me rejoice when | I am moved. (Psalm 13:1-4)

#559 – Great is Thy Faithfulness

1 Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father!
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not:
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.

2 Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

3 Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide,
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow—
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

Refrain:
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

Confession of Sin

Almighty God, our Maker and Redeemer, we poor sinners confess to You that we are by nature sinful and unclean, and that we have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed. Therefore we flee for refuge to Your infinite mercy and ask You for Christ’s sake, grant us forgiveness of all our sins, and by Your Holy Spirit increase in us true knowledge of You and of Your will and true obedience to Your Word, to the end that by Your grace we may come to eternal life through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Have Mercy Upon Us

O God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy upon us.
O God, the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy upon us.
O God, the Holy Ghost, true Comforter, have mercy upon us.

Absolution

Almighty God our heavenly father has had mercy on us and has given his Son to die for us. He tells in… “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9, ESV) It is because of promises such as this in God’s Word, because of the completed work of Christ Jesus upon the cross in your place, and by His command, I declare to you, all your sins are forgiven. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Collect

O God, the Strength of all who trust in You, mercifully accept our prayers; and because through the weakness of our mortal nature we can do no good thing, grant us Your grace to keep Your commandments that we may please You in both will and deed; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

1st Reading

Genesis 15:1–6 ESV

1 After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.” 2 But Abram said, “O Lord God, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” 3 And Abram said, “Behold, you have given me no offspring, and a member of my household will be my heir.” 4 And behold, the word of the Lord came to him: “This man shall not be your heir; your very own son shall be your heir.” 5 And he brought him outside and said, “Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” 6 And he believed the Lord, and he counted it to him as righteousness.

2nd Reading

Luke 16:19–31 ESV

19 “There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20 And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21 who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried, 23 and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. 24 And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.’ 25 But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner bad things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’ 27 And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father’s house— 28 for I have five brothers—so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.’ 29 But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.’ 30 And he said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ 31 He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.’ ”

Here Ends the Reading of God’s Word

God be praised for His glad tidings

Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth;

And 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, dead and buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven; And is seated on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From where He shall 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.

Gloria Patri

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be.
World without end. Amen.

Come People of the Risen King

Verse 1
Come people of the Risen King
Who delight to bring Him praise
Come all and tune your hearts to sing
To the Morning Star of grace
From the shifting shadows of the earth
We will lift our eyes to Him
Where steady arms of mercy reach
To gather children in

Chorus 1
Rejoice rejoice
let ev’ry tongue rejoice
One heart one voice
O Church of Christ rejoice

Verse 2
Come those whose joy is morning sun
And those weeping through the night
Come those who tell of battles won
And those struggling in the fight
For His perfect love will never change
And His mercies never cease
But follow us through all our days
With the certain hope of peace

Verse 3
Come young and old from ev’ry land
Men and women of the faith
Come those with full or empty hands
Find the riches of His grace
Over all the world His people sing
Shore to shore we hear them call
The truth that cries through ev’ry age
Our God is all in all

Sermon

1 John 4:16–21 ESV

16 So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. 17 By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. 19 We love because he first loved us. 20 If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. 21 And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.

#104 – Christ the Lord is Risen Today

1 Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!
Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heavens, and earth, reply, Alleluia!


2 Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!
Where, O Death, is now thy sting, Alleluia!
Dying once He all doth save, Alleluia!
Where thy victory, O Grave? Alleluia!

3 Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia!
Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids Him rise, Alleluia!
Christ hath opened paradise, Alleluia!

4 Soar we now where Christ has led, Alleluia!
Following our exalted Head, Alleluia!
Made like Him, like Him we rise, Alleluia!
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!

5 Sing we to our God above, Alleluia!
Praise eternal as his love; Alleluia!
Praise him, all ye heavenly host, Alleluia!
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Alleluia!

Recognition of Baptism

It is with joy and gratitude to God that we welcome Cristina Malone and her son, Matthew Bailey who was brought to the Holy Waters of Baptism last Sunday. Let us Hear God’s Word concerning Baptism:

Matthew 28:18–20 ESV

18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

The scriptures are clear, in order to make disciples, the church is exhorted to baptize and to teach. So in order to ensure Matthew will be a disciple of Christ, he has been brought to the waters of Baptism and by the grace of God, he will be taught concerning the Word of God. According to scripture, the Lord is faithful to fill Matthew with the Holy Spirit and forgive his sins.

The Lord keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore. Amen.

Prayers of the Church

Let us pray:

Almighty and merciful God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we thank you for your continual goodness and tender mercies, especially in sending your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, as the revelation of your saving grace and truth, your living, incarnate Word. We pray that Christ may so dwell in our hearts through faith that we may be filled with his endless life and daily abound in his redeeming work.

We pray for your holy church; defend and preserve her in the truth of your Word. Lord, keep us steadfast in your word and continue to send the Holy Spirit throughout the world calling, gathering, and enlightening your whole church, and preserving it in union with Jesus Christ in the one true faith. Raise up faithful pastors and messengers, embolden Christians everywhere to be faithful witnesses, trusting that your word like the rain will never return to you void but will accomplish that which you purpose it.

Let the light of your word shine in our homes. Enable and empower parents to teach their children by word and example the daily life of believers. Bless all centers of learning and they who administer and teach in them, especially Our Redeemer Christian School. Grant that they may look to you, as the fountain of all wisdom.

For all whom we entrust the authority to govern, we ask for wisdom, guidance, and strength. Help them to serve your purposes and establish good order, peace, justice, and prosperity for the common good.

Cause the earth to yield its fruit in its season and make us responsible stewards of our resources. Give success to all beneficial occupations, to all true art and useful knowledge, and crown all such endeavors with your blessing.

For all who are in trouble, want, sickness, adversity, or peril of death, especially those who suffer persecution for your names sake, grant them strength and peace within to endure the buffeting of body and soul in the confidence that they are always in your keeping and nothing can ever snatch them out of their father’s hands.

Most gracious Father, although we deserve the just consequences of our sins, we pray that you would graciously defend us from all harm. Protect us from false and pernicious influences in the world, from violence and immorality, pornography and lewdness, from plagues and disease, from famine and terror, and most of all from unbelief and despair of your mercy. In all our temptation and needs help us to turn and to trust in you as our very present help in trouble.

Dorothy Morris; Elaine Roloff; Linda Brostrom; Lydia Folsom; Marlene Varnes; Pauline Rice; Phyliss Wood

Missionary Ruthie Wagner; Amy Dost; Andrea Rickets; Crissy Ogden; DeAnne Moser; Emily Sinclair; Emily Wood;Marty Crowther; Tomoe Dunning

Jack Knudtson; Cristina Malone; Bob, Mika, Mari, Matthew, and Robbie; Prosper, Franscene, Cherebim, Ornella, and Nobel Reberwa

Lord, be merciful to all, and when we reach our final hour, grant us a blessed departure from this world, and on the last day, a resurrection into your glory.

Amen.

The online portion of our service ends at this time. Thank you for worshiping with us.

The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up his countenance upon you. In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

The Lord’s Supper

Exhortation

Dear Friends in Christ! In order that you may receive this Holy Sacrament in a worthy manner you should carefully consider what you must now believe and do. From the words of Christ: “This is my body, which is given for you; This is My blood, which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins;” you should believe that Jesus Christ is truly present with His body and blood, as the words declare.

From Christ’s words, “For the forgiveness of sins,” you should also believe that Jesus gives to you His body and blood to strengthen your assurance that your sins are forgiven. And, finally, you should do as Christ commands you when He says: “Take, eat; Drink of it, all of you; This do in remembrance of me.”

If you believe these words of Christ, and do as He has commanded, than you have properly examined yourselves and may eat Christ’s body and drink His blood in a worthy manner.

You should, also, unite in giving thanks to Almighty God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, for so great a gift, and should love one another with a pure heart, and thus, with the whole Christian Church, have comfort and joy in Christ our Lord. To this end may God the Father give you His grace; through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Let us pray:

The Lord’s Prayer

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 this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And 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.

Word’s of Institution

The Distribution

For the distribution, we ask that one household would come to the table at a time. We ask that you continue to maintain 6 ft between you and other households. This means you can just remain where you are seated and come forward at an opportune time.

Those from the household who will receive the sacrament will eat the host and drink the cup together. Having approached the table, the pastor will say, “The body of Christ given to you,” you can then take and eat the host together. Likewise, when the pastor says, “The blood of Christ shed for you for the forgiveness of sins,” you may take and drink the cup together. The pastor will then dismiss you to your seats together and the next household will approach.

Nunc Dimittis

Luke 2:29–32 ESV

29 “Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word; 30 for my eyes have seen your salvation 31 that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel.”

Let us pray:
O God the Father, the fountain and source of all goodness, who in steadfast love sent Your only-begotten Son into the flesh, we thank You that for His sake You have given us pardon and peace in this Sacrament, and we ask You not to forsake Your children but always to rule our hearts and minds by Your Holy Spirit that we may be enabled constantly to serve You; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Benediction

Numbers 6:24–26 ESV

24 The Lord bless you and keep you; 25 the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; 26 the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.