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2090 Emerson Ave Alliance, NE 69301

Bulletin for the Second Sunday after Pentecost-June 11, 2023

Worship Helpers: Reader-Jody Mischnick, Lay Assist-Maurine Roller

Though Jesus was a devout Jew who practiced his faith, he was criticized for eating with tax collectors
and sinners—the religiously nonobservant. Jesus criticizes the self-righteous and reminds us that mercy
is to be at the heart of our religious practices. God continues to be made known in those on the margins
of society, like Matthew the tax collector and the hemorrhaging woman. As we gather each Lord’s day
we receive the healing that makes us well and sends us forth to be signs of God’s mercy for the world.
(*) Please stand as you are able
(-) Please be seated
The Holy Spirit calls us together as the people of God.
L: Blessed be the holy Trinity, ☩ one God, who greets us in this and every season,
whose word never fails, whose promise is sure.
C: Amen.
L: Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of our neighbors.
Silence for reflection.
L: Merciful God,
C: we confess that we have sinned. We have hurt our community. We have squandered
your blessings. We have hoarded your bounty. In the name of Jesus, forgive us and
grant us your mercy.
Silence is kept for reflection.
L: God is a cup of cold water when we thirst. God offers boundless grace when we fail. Claim
the gift of God’s mercy: you are freed and forgiven in the name of ☩ Jesus Christ.
C: Amen.
*GATHERING SONG Morning Has Broken ELW 556

L: 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.
*KYRIE ELW p. 184
*CANTICLE OF PRAISE Glory to God ELW p. 213
L: O God,
C: you are the source of life and the ground of our being. By the power of your Spirit
bring healing to this wounded world, and raise us to the new life of your Son, Jesus
Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
God speaks to us in scripture reading, preaching, and song.
-FIRST READING: Hosea 5:15- -6:6
(after the reading)
L Word of God, word of life. C Thanks be to God.

-SECOND READING: Romans 4:13-25
(after the reading)
L Word of God, word of life. C Thanks be to God.
-LET THE CHILDREN COME (Please pass worship cards to the center aisle)
*GOSPEL ACCLAMATION Alleluia. Lord, to Whom Shall We Go? ELW p. 188
*GOSPEL: Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26
L The holy gospel according to Matthew, the 9th chapter. C Glory to you , O Lord.
(after the reading)
L The Gospel of the Lord. C Praise to you, O Christ.
-MESSAGE Pastor Megan Morrow
-HYMN OF THE DAY There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy ELW 588
each petition ends with
L God, in your mercy, C hear our prayer.

L The peace of Christ be with you always.
C And also with you.
(Please share a sign of God’s peace with one another, such as Peace be with you.)
The Offering is presented at the altar as the Offertory is sung.
-OFFERTORY We Are an Offering ELW 692
L God of field and forest, sea and sky, you are the giver of all good things. Sustain us with
these gifts of your creation, and multiply your graciousness in us, that the world may be fed
with your love, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
C Amen.
L Gathered into one by the Holy Spirit, let us pray as Jesus taught us.
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 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, forever and ever. Amen.
God blesses us and sends us in mission to the world.
L: The God who calls across the cosmos and speaks in the smallest seed ☩ bless, keep, and
sustain you now and to the end of the age.
C: Amen.
*SENDING HYMN I’m So Glad Jesus Lifted Me ELW 860
L Go in peace. Share the harvest.
C Thanks be to God.

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SCRIPTURES FOR WEEK OF JUNE 18th– Exodus 19:2-8a, Psalm 100, Romans 5:1-8,
Matthew 9:35- -10:8.
PRESCHOOL- Taking registrations now!! Please help spread the word. Thank you for all your
support of the Preschool!
FATHER’S DAY & JUNE BRUNCH– NEXT SUNDAY! June 18th. Carry-in brunch following
9am worship! Please join us.
WORSHIP HELPERS – June 18– Reader– ???, Lay Assistant– Luayne Weisgerber, June 25-
Reader– Patricia Jones, Lay Assistant-Earl Jones.
COMMUNITY TABLE– June 19th & 26th at 10:30am. Please contact the church office at 762-1883.
ALTAR GUILD– We need volunteers to help with the Altar Guild. Contact Luayne Weisgerber
for additional information or to sign up. Thanks!
MEMBER CALLER– As of April 1st our calling program was discontinued. We are getting another program set up, which takes time. Please forgive us not getting you information via phone
if you are a helper for worship, or for upcoming events. Be sure to watch the bulletins, emails or
Facebook until we get things going again. Thanks!
“GO AND…” – Ready, Set, Go! In the Great Commission, Jesus calls us to GO. We are taking
those words to heart. The Nebraska Synod Assembly launched a year-long focus to “Go
And…” We invite you to be part of this call to GO!
June – Pray – Prayer is the grounding for our relationship with God. From formal prayers
offered in worship, prayers at meals, and fleeting moments of prayer, our lives are enveloped in prayer. In prayer, we both listen and share what is in our hearts and on our minds.
We move, live, and serve in and out of our prayers.
Questions to consider: What is your big prayer at this time? What is going on in the lives
of your neighbor? How can you pray for them? Where will you GO and… grow your prayer
life this month?
Prayer: Holy One, help me pause and engage in conversation with you this month and
always. Amen.
To browse the full list of the monthly summaries and learn more about the “Go and…” series,
this is the link to use:
Actual expenses thru 6/4/2023 $75,036.57 Giving thru 6/4/2023 $59,023.61
Giving under actual expenses ($16,012.96)
22 Weeks of Budgeted Expenses $83,949.58 Giving under Budgeted Expenses ($24,925.97)