FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
July 11, 2010 9:00 a.m.
Opening Hymn 13 – “Before Jehovah’s Awe-full Throne”
The Opening Invocation
The Responsive Reading Of Psalm 130, P 153 (Front Of Hymnal)
The Order Of Service ………………………………………… Hymnal, Page 32
The Scripture Reading – Mark 2 : 1 – 12
(To any who may question Jesus’ power and authority to forgive sins in His Name, Jesus shows His miraculous ability to heal both body and soul.)
The Apostles Creed (Hymnal, Page 12)
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 Ghost, 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 sitteth on the right hand of God the Father almighty; From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; The holy Christian Church, the communion of saints; The forgiveness of sins; The resurrection of the body; And the life everlasting. Amen.
Hymn 348 – “Jesus, Jesus, Only Jesus”
The Sermon ………………………………………………………….. Mark 14: 34 – 36
“When they had crossed over, they came to the land of Gennesaret. And when the men of that place recognized Him, they sent out into all the surrounding region, brought to Him all who were sick, and begged Him that they might only touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched it were made perfectly well.”
THE HEALING TOUCH OF JESUS
Hymn 352 – “O Savior, Precious Savior”
Our Gifts Of Faith And Love
Our Prayer To Our Good Shepherd
Lord Jesus, indeed You are the Good Shepherd of Your sheep; For You alone have rescued us from the power of the Evil One and by the precious ransom of Your divine and holy blood have purchased us for Your own. You have provided us rich pasture in Your Word and Sacrament; You alone have gathered, defended, lead and governed us. You alone have helped and healed us in so many ways; You alone can preserve us unto eternal life – and all of this alone by Your mighty and saving power.
Grant us grace, we pray, to believe with all our hearts that we are Your precious possession. May we in faith ever trust and follow You as You lead us safely and securely through the maze and mire of life in this sinful world. May we ever hear and follow Your voice by which You lead us to our heavenly home.
We confess that we often shudder when we think of our own weakness and utter helplessness, of Satan’s trickery and treachery and of the inclination of our own sinful flesh. Yet, greater are You Who live in us that all our enemies. Strengthen our faith, so that we may firmly cling to Your promise: “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life; And they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand.”
The Lord’s Prayer And Benediction
The Closing Hymn 359 – “Christ, Whose Glory Fills The Skies”