June 3, 2018            Pentecost 2

ORDER OF SERVICE

The Common Service (also found on page 15 in the front part of the red hymnal).


 

OPENING HYMN

Hymn 224, God himself is present
 

PRAYER OF THE DAY

O God, you rule over all things in wisdom and kindness. Take away everything that may be harmful and give us whatever is good; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

(sung) Amen.

 

FIRST LESSON

Deuteronomy 5:12-15 (printed on back of worship folder)

It is not mere idleness that is enjoyed in the third commandment. The ultimate purpose of the Sabbath is the contemplation of God’s mighty works and acts. He made us and not we ourselves; he saved us by his mighty and outstretched arm.

PSALM OF THE DAY

Psalm 126 (also found on page 113 of the hymnal)
 

SECOND LESSON

2 Corinthians 4:5-12 (printed on back of worship folder)

If the children of Israel had reason to come together and hear of the mighty acts of God, how much more reason we have to do the same. For we hear of Christ, the Savior from the slavery to sin and death. And in hearing the effective word of the gospel, we receive the light from God that preserves us in this life and will raise us up on the last day to worship him, our Savior, for all eternity.


GOSPEL

Mark 2:23-28 (printed on back of worship folder)

The Pharisees missed all of the joy that God wanted to give them on the Sabbath. And why? They did not really listen to the law they professed to know and love so well, nor to God’s own commentary on it in the example of David. Their purpose was to concentrate on their own doing and not doing. God’s purpose was to focus our attention on him and on his work for us. If we, like them, despise his Word, we too will miss its saving benefit and without that Word fall into error and unbelief.
 

HYMN OF THE DAY

Hymn 181, Come, Oh, Come, Life-Giving Spirit
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SERMON

2 Corinthians 4:5-12
Find Treasure Hidden Inside Jars of Clay

 

DISTRIBUTION HYMN

As many verses of the following hymn will be sung as time permits.

Hymn 310, I Come, O Savior, to Your Table
 

CLOSING HYMN

Hymn 330, Now, the Hour of Worship O’er