Crosslake Lutheran Church
Sunday, July 1, 2012
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
PRELUDE: “There is a Balm in Gilead” - Nancy Albertson
P: Are there any more comforting words in the Bible
C: than those from Lamentations detailing the Lord’s compassion for us:
P: “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,
C: his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning.”
P: This great love has wound its way through many years,
C: encircling the ministry of Jesus with every step he took,
P: every person he healed from the least to the greatest,
and arrives at our own doorsteps intact and abundant.
P: Like the woman suffering from hemorrhages, who just touched Jesus’ cloak to be healed,
C: will we have faith to believe that he can make us well?
P: Will we lay our deepest concerns and fears at his feet,
C: as Jairus did when his little daughter was at the point of death?
P: Can we balance our own abundance with our neighbor’s poverty
C: when we see those in such great need all around us?
P: Great is your faithfulness, O Lord, and your steadfast love,
therefore we will hope in you, and wait quietly for your salvation.
All: Jesus said, “Everything that the Father gives me will come to me, and anyone
who comes to me I will never drive away; for I have come down from heaven,
not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me.” With humility, let us
confess our sins before one another and God.
(silence for reflection and confession)
All: Holy God, we stand before you as broken people — broken in mind and spirit.
By our action, or inaction, we have left a trail of hurt, anger and grief. We have
put our own desires ahead of those we say we love, most especially you. We seek
to make amends, but we cannot do it on our own. Create a yearning in our
hearts for you and the desire to walk in your ways. We ask your forgiveness,
and we ask to be made whole in you.
P: Jesus also said, “And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing
of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. This is indeed the will of
my Father, that all who see the Son and believe in him may have eternal life; and I
will raise them up on the last day.” Believe the good news: In Jesus Christ, we are
* HYMN: “Morning Has Broken” (ELW 556)
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God,
and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
And also with you.
NOW THE FEAST
P: The Lord be with you.
C: And also with you.
* PRAYER OF THE DAY
Let us pray.
Almighty and merciful God, we implore you to hear the prayers of your people. Be our strong defense against all harm and danger, that we may live and grow in faith and hope, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
FIRST READING: Lamentations 3:22–33
22The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases,
his mercies never come to an end;
23they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
24"The LORD is my portion," says my soul,
"therefore I will hope in him."
25The LORD is good to those who wait for him,
to the soul that seeks him.
26It is good that one should wait quietly
for the salvation of the LORD.
27It is good for one to bear
the yoke in youth,
28to sit alone in silence
when the LORD has imposed it,
29to put one's mouth to the dust
(there may yet be hope),
30to give one's cheek to the smiter,
and be filled with insults.
31For the LORD will not
32Although he causes grief, he will have compassion
according to the abundance of his steadfast love;
33for he does not willingly afflict
or grieve anyone.
Word of God, word of life.
Thanks be to God.
SECOND READING: 2 Corinthians 8:7–15
7Now as you excel in everything — in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in utmost eagerness, and in
our love for you — so we want you to excel also in this generous undertaking. 8I do not say this as a command, but I am testing the genuineness of your love against the earnestness of others. 9For
you know the generous act of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he
became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich. 10And in this matter I am giving my
advice: it is appropriate for you who began last year not only to do something but even to desire to do
something — 11now finish doing it, so that your eagerness may be matched by completing it according to
your means. 12For if the eagerness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has — not according to what one does not have. 13I do not mean that there should be relief for others and pressure
on you, but it is a question of a fair balance between 14your present abundance and their need, so that their
abundance may be for your need, in order that there may be a fair balance. 15As it is written, "The one who
had much did not have too much, and the one who had little did not have too little."
Word of God, word of life.
Thanks be to God.
* GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
GOSPEL: Mark 5:21–43
The holy gospel according to Mark.
Glory to you, O Lord.
21When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered around him;
and he was by the sea. 22Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, when
he saw him, fell at his feet 23and begged him repeatedly, "My little daughter is at the point of death.
Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well, and live." 24So he went with him.
And a large crowd followed him and pressed in on him. 25Now there was a woman who had been
suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years. 26She had endured much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had; and she was no better, but rather grew worse. 27She had heard about Jesus, and
came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, 28for she said, "If I but touch his clothes, I will be
made well." 29Immediately her hemorrhage stopped; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her
disease. 30Immediately aware that power had gone forth from him, Jesus turned about in the crowd and
said, "Who touched my clothes?" 31And his disciples said to him, "You see the crowd pressing in on you;
how can you say, 'Who touched me?'" 32He looked all around to see who had done it. 33But the woman,
knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling, fell down before him, and told him the whole
truth. 34He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your
disease." 35While he was still speaking, some people came from the leader's house to say, "Your daughter
is dead. Why trouble the teacher any further?" 36But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the leader of
the synagogue, "Do not fear, only believe." 37He allowed no one to follow him except Peter, James, and John,
the brother of James. 38When they came to the house of the leader of the synagogue, he saw a commotion,
people weeping and wailing loudly. 39When he had entered, he said to them, "Why do you make a
commotion and weep? The child is not dead but sleeping." 40And they laughed at him. Then he put them all
outside, and took the child's father and mother and those who were with him, and went in where the child was.
41He took her by the hand and said to her, "Talitha cum," which means, "Little girl, get up!" 42And immediately
the girl got up and began to walk about (she was twelve years of age). At this they were overcome with
amazement. 43He strictly ordered them that no one should know this, and told them to give her something to
P: The gospel of the Lord. C: Praise to you, O Christ.
MEDITATION: “The Church, The Healing Community” - Pastor Dick Erickson
HYMN OF THE DAY: “Day By Day” (ELW 790)
We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary
and became truly human.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,*
who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.
* PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION
* SHARING OF THE PEACE
The peace of Christ be with you always.
And also with you.
OFFERING OF GIFTS
ADULT CHOIR ANTHEM: “Let Us Break Bread Together”
* OFFERTORY SONG:
“Praise to You, O God of Mercy” (ELW 208) (vs. 1, refrain, vs.3, coda)
* WORDS OF INSTITUTION
* 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,
forever and ever. Amen.
HOLY COMMUNION IS SERVED-ALL ARE WELCOME!
If you prefer gluten-free wafers, please commune at Pastor Erickson’s station.
“Jesus Remember Me” (ELW 616)
“Healer of Our Every Ill” Congregation on refrain (ELW 612)
* POST COMMUNION PRAYER
* CLOSING HYMN: “O Beautiful for Spacious Skies” (ELW 888)
P: Go in peace. Serve the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God!
* Please stand.