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Bulletin for the 10th Sunday after Pentecost-August 6, 2023

WORSHIP HELPERS: Reader – Patricia Jones Lay Assistant – Earl Jones

In today’s first reading God invites all who are hungry or thirsty to receive food and drink without cost. Jesus feeds the hungry multitude and reveals the abundance of God. At the eucharistic
table we remember all who are hungry or poor in our world today. As we share the bread of
life, we are sent forth to give ourselves away as bread for the hungry.
(*) 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 All Who Hunger, Gather Gladly ELW 461

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.

*CANTICLE OF PRAISE This is the Feast ELW p. 187

L Glorious God, your generosity waters the world with goodness, and you cover creation with
abundance. Awaken in us a hunger for the food that satisfies both body and spirit, and with
this food fill all the starving world; through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
C Amen.

God speaks to us in scripture reading, preaching, and song.

-FIRST READING: Isaiah 55:1-5
(after the reading)
L The word of the Lord.
C Thanks be to God.

-SECOND READING: Romans 9:1-5
(after the reading)
L The word of the Lord.
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 14:13-21
L The holy gospel according to Matthew, the14th 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 Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service ELW 712


(Each petition ends with) L Hear us, O God. C Your mercy is great.

L The peace of the Lord 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 and the Lord’s table is prepared.

-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

God feeds us with the presence of Jesus Christ.

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 our thanks and praise.
P: It is indeed right, our duty and our joy,…we praise your name and join their unending hymn:



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.


(We invite you to come forward down the center aisle starting with the back pews. When you reach the
front, hold out your hands if you would like to receive communion, or hold your arms across your chest
to receive a blessing. If children receive communion in their home congregation, they are welcome to
receive communion at St. John’s. Just say, “Gluten free” if you would like gluten free wafers. There are
cups with red wine and white grape juice in the trays. Let us know if you’d like communion brought to
you in the pew. All are welcome at Christ’s table!)


Lamb of God ELW p. 191

Taste and See ELW 493
(Congregation sings the refrain, Cantor sings verses)

Eat This Bread (repeat) ELW 472



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 Love to Tell the Story ELW 661

L: Go in peace. Share the harvest.
C: Thanks be to God.


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SCRIPTURES FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 13th– 1 Kings 19:9-18, Psalm 85:8-13, 14-21,
Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33.

COMMUNITY TABLE – August 21st & 28th at 10:30am. Masonic Center-123 W 3rd Street.

WORSHIP HELPERS – August 13– Reader– Brian Johnson, Lay Assistant– Melinda Ewing,
August 20– Reader– Natalie Tyler, Lay Assistant– Ron Henzler.

ALTAR GUILD– The Altar Guild will meet on Saturday, August 19th @ 9a.m. Current Altar
Guild members and those that are interested in joining this group, or those who just have question, please join us!

“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!

Children freely share their stories – often full of actions, sound effects, and details (sometimes
minute) that bring a story to life. We all have a story to share: stories of families, friendships,
histories, and faith. We connect the dots and see our connections.

Questions to consider:
When was the last time you listened to a child tell a story? What did you hear? What is a biblical
story that connects with your own story? What is your story? Where are you GOING to share
your story?

Prayer: Creator God, our story starts and ends with you. Give us the wisdom to see where and
how we might share our stories and the courage to share them. 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 7/30/2023 $99,544.61 Giving thru 7/30/2023 $79,518.23
Giving under actual expenses ($20,026.38)
30 Weeks of Budget Expenses $114,476.70 Giving under Budget Expenses ($34,958.47)