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Ordinary Time, 9th Readings THE ORDER OF WORSHIP

June 3rd, 2018 PRELUDE Chorale Prelude on I Call to Thee, Lord Jesus Christ J. S. Bach
Holy Communion (ELW IV) WELCOME

INTRODUCTION In the name of the Father, and of the (+)Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
The boy Samuel’s ears are tuned in to the word of God and he responds,
“Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.” Jesus, the living Word of God, GATHERING SONG: Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling (ELW 608)
confronts Pharisees who know the literal words of the scriptures but whose
hearts are not tuned in to their meaning. The Lord of love is master of both GREETING
Sabbath and scripture; all are given as means to build up others in love.
How is the Word of God calling you and us to serve our neighbor in need? The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of
the Holy Spirit be with you all!
CHILDREN are always welcome to our Worship Service. Rainbow bags and And also with you!
a cry room are available. A staffed nursery is also available if needed. An
usher will gladly provide you with assistance. PENITENTIAL RITE

As a worship courtesy, we ask that you please turn off or set to vibrate all Beloved in the Lord, let us acknowledge that we have turned away from
cellular telephones and pagers during the worship service. God and one another, let us hear God’s promise to forgive us, and let us
again hear God’s call to serve the world God loves so much:
We ask that all present today please fill out the Attendance and Communion
registration card found in your bulletin and place it in the offering plate so In response to each petition, the congregation sings “Lord have mercy” or
that we may record your presence with us. “Christ, have mercy,” as indicated.


Blessed Lord, you speak to us through the Holy Scriptures. Grant that I
may hear, read, respect, learn, and inwardly digest them, so that the
enduring benefit and comfort of your promises will help me grasp and hold
onto the blessed hope of everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Savior
and Lord. Amen.
Lord Jesus Christ, you came to reveal God’s eternal and unfailing love for
all people. We pray:

The congregation sings “Lord, have mercy.”

You came to heal the contrite of heart, to save sinners, and to show us the
way of abundant life. We pray:

The congregation sings “Christ, have mercy.”

You are seated at the right hand of the Father and send the Holy Spirit.
Help, heal, comfort, and defend us, gracious God. We pray:

The congregation sings “Lord, have mercy.”

Almighty God has given Christ Jesus to live and to die for us, and in his
name God forgives us all our sins. God the Father strengthen you with the
Holy Spirit, that + Christ Jesus may live in your hearts by faith and show
forth in your loving service to all.



Let us pray.
Almighty and ever-living God, throughout time you free the oppressed,
heal the sick, and make whole all that you have made. Look with
compassion on the world wounded by sin, and by your power restore us to
wholeness of life, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Please be seated.

FIRST READING: 1 Samuel 3:1-10 PSALM 139:1-6, 13-14

A reading from 1 Samuel. Refrain:
At a time when visions are rare and unexpected, the Lord comes to Samuel
and calls him to speak the divine word. Though just a boy, Samuel responds
to God obediently, as Eli the priest has taught him to respond. This marks
the beginning of Samuel’s prophetic ministry.
Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the LORD under Eli. The word of Tone:
the LORD was rare in those days; visions were not widespread.
At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he
could not see, was lying down in his room; 3the lamp of God had not yet
gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the LORD, where the 1
ark of God was. 4Then the LORD called, “Samuel! Samuel!” and he said, LORD, you have | searched me out;
“Here I am!” 5and ran to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But O LORD, you | have known me.
he said, “I did not call; lie down again.” So he went and lay You know my sitting down and my | rising up;
down. 6The LORD called again, “Samuel!” Samuel got up and went to Eli, you discern my thoughts | from afar.
and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call, my You trace my journeys and my | resting-places
son; lie down again.” 7Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, and the and are acquainted with | all my ways.
word of the LORD had not yet been revealed to him. 8The LORD called Indeed, there is not a word | on my lips,
Samuel again, a third time. And he got up and went to Eli, and said, “Here I but you, O LORD, know it | altogether. R
am, for you called me.” Then Eli perceived that the LORD was calling the 5
boy. 9Therefore Eli said to Samuel, “Go, lie down; and if he calls you, you You encompass me, behind | and before,
shall say, ‘Speak, LORD, for your servant is listening.’ ” So Samuel went and lay your | hand upon me.
and lay down in his place. Such knowledge is too wonder- | ful for me;
Now the LORD came and stood there, calling as before, “Samuel! it is so high that I cannot at- | tain to it.
Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” For you yourself created my | inmost parts;
you knit me together in my | mother’s womb.
The word of the Lord. I will thank you because I am mar- | velously made;
Thanks be to God. your works are wonderful, and I | know it well. R

SECOND READING: 2 Corinthians 4:5-12

When we carry out God’s ministry we do so not for our glory but for the
sake of Jesus Christ whom we proclaim as Lord. The power for ministry
comes from God, not us, so that we persevere no matter what, trusting in
God’s power and promises at work through us.
We do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and
ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. 6For it is the God who said, “Let
light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of
the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that
this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us. 8We when he and his companions were hungry and in need of food? 26He
are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to entered the house of God, when Abiathar was high priest, and ate the bread
despair; 9persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and he
destroyed; 10always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life gave some to his companions.” 27Then he said to them, “The sabbath was
of Jesus may also be made visible in our bodies. 11For while we live, we are made for humankind, and not humankind for the sabbath; 28so the Son of
always being given up to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may Man is lord even of the sabbath.”
be made visible in our mortal flesh. 12So death is at work in us, but life in 3:1
Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there who had a
you. withered hand. 2They watched him to see whether he would cure him on the
sabbath, so that they might accuse him. 3And he said to the man who had
The word of the Lord. the withered hand, “Come forward.” 4Then he said to them, “Is it lawful to
Thanks be to God. do good or to do harm on the sabbath, to save life or to kill?” But they were
silent. 5He looked around at them with anger; he was grieved at their
Please stand for the reading of the gospel. hardness of heart and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched
it out, and his hand was restored. 6The Pharisees went out and immediately
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION conspired with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him.

The gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.

Please be seated.

SERMON Rev. Robert Ohrstedt

HYMN OF THE DAY Here I Am, Lord (ELW 574)
GOSPEL: Mark 2:23-3:6
As the Gospel is announced, worshippers are invited to trace a cross upon As they recite the creed, worshippers are invited to bow beginning with the
their forehead, then over their lips, and then over their hearts, silently words “born of the virgin Mary,” until the words “he descended to the
praying, “May the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ be ever on my mind, on dead.”
my lips, and in my heart.”
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
The holy gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, according to Mark.
Glory to you, O Lord. I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived
by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius
Jesus challenges the prevailing interpretation of what is lawful on the Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead.
sabbath and tells his critics that the sabbath was made for humankind, not On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at
the other way around. Healing the man with the withered hand is work that the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and
cannot wait until the next day. the dead.
One sabbath [Jesus] was going through the grainfields; and as they made I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of
their way his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. 24The Pharisees said saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life
to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the everlasting. Amen.
sabbath?” 25And he said to them, “Have you never read what David did

Filled with the Holy Spirit, we join with the church in every place, praying Let us pray.
for the world that God so loves. O God, all that we have and all that we are come through you. We offer
back in thanksgiving a portion of what you have given us: our time, our
Please sit or kneel as you are able.
work, and our wealth. With them we dedicate our whole lives to the care
Each petition ends with: and redemption of all that you have made, through Jesus Christ, who gave
Hear us, O God. himself for us and for the salvation of the whole world.
Your mercy is great. Amen.

By the sure guidance of your Holy Spirit, O God, we lift up our prayers in DIALOGUE
trust and thanksgiving; through Jesus Christ our Lord.


The peace of Christ be with you always.
And also with you.


OFFERTORY Meditation on Here I Am, Lord Wells

OFFERTORY HYMN: Create in Me a Clean Heart ELW 186)



Risen and ascended Lord, remember us in your kingdom, and teach us to
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,
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER forever and ever. Amen.
Worshippers are invited to bow with the consecration of the Lord’s body
and blood, each time the words “Do this for the remembrance of me,” are INVITATION TO COMMUNION
Alleluia! Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us!
Holy, mighty, and merciful Lord, heaven and earth are full of your glory. In Therefore let us keep the feast! Alleluia!
great love you sent to us Jesus, your Son, who reached out to heal the sick
and suffering, who preached good news to the poor, and who, on the cross, COMMUNION
opened his arms to all.
The body of Christ, given for you.
In the night in which he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave The blood of Christ, shed for you.
thanks; broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying: Take and eat; this is Amen.
my body, given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.
Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it for all to
drink, saying: This cup is the new covenant in my blood, shed for you and
for all people for the forgiveness of sin. Do this for the remembrance of me.

Remembering, therefore, his death, resurrection, and ascension, we await
his coming in glory. Pour out upon us the Spirit of your love, O Lord, and
unite the wills of all who share this heavenly food, the body and blood of
Jesus Christ, our Lord; to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be all honor
and glory, now and forever.
Lutherans believe, teach and confess that we receive the true Body and PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
Blood of Christ in Holy Communion. If you desire to pick up the cross and
live in Christ, we hope you will receive with us. Even if you do not feel O God, our life, our strength, our food, we give you thanks for sustaining
prepared to receive the sacrament today we hope you will join us at the us with the body and blood of your Son. By your Holy Spirit, enliven us to
table. Simply hold your hands over your heart and the pastor will give you be his body in the world, that more and more we will give you praise and
a blessing. Pastor will be glad to discuss Holy Communion and Holy serve your earth and its many peoples, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and
Baptism with you! Lord.
SONG DURING DISTRIBUTION: I Love to Tell the Story (ELW 661)

O God of tender compassion, as you healed the sick and welcomed the
stranger, bless those who leave this assembly to share the gifts of this table
with our sisters and brothers who are sick/homebound/imprisoned. May
they be sustained by the love and prayers of this community, and by the
Bread of Life that satisfies all hunger, Jesus Christ our Lord.


The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord’s face shine on you with grace
and mercy. The Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace. In the
name of the Father, and of the (+)Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

SENDING HYMN: Listen, God is Calling (ELW 513)


Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit!
As it was in the beginning, in now, and will be forever! Amen!
Go in peace! Share the good news!
Thanks be to God!

POSTLUDE Les Indes galantes Jean-Philippe Rameau
Columba, died 597; Aidan, died 651; Bede, died 735; renewers of the
The flowers on the altar are given to the glory of God and in church
honor of the eight stained glass windows in our sanctuary Saturday, June 9, 2018
portraying the “Life of Christ” These three monks from the British Isles helped keep the light of learning
alive during the Middle Ages. Columba founded three monasteries off the
Presented by Dwight Garner and Rodney Davidson coast of Scotland. Aidan was a pastor who led people to works of charity.
The Venerable Bede was a Bible translator, historian, and hymnwriter.

UPCOMING COMMEMORATIONS The Altar flowers are administered by the worship committee. The 2018
Altar Flower chart is posted on the bulletin board in the lower lobby and
The Martyrs of Uganda, died 1886 there is attached to it a tear-off sheet for donors to complete and hand into
Sunday, June 3, 2018 the office or place in the offering plate for proper publication in the
On June 3, 1886, thirty-two young men were burned to death for refusing to bulletin.
renounce Christianity. The confident manner in which these Christians
went to their deaths contributed to a much stronger Christian presence in If you would like to purchase flowers for worship in memory of or in honor
Uganda. of someone, please sign up. The cost is $35 per arrangement, and checks
should be made out to Trinity Lutheran Church. The contact person is Mary
John XXIII, Bishop of Rome, died 1963 in the church office (614) 224.6818 or email:
Sunday, June 3, 2018 Please do not remove flowers unless you purchased them or made
When elected pope, the former Angelo Roncalli was expected to be a short- arrangements.
term caretaker. He showed great spirit, though, and convened the Second
Vatican Council which helped bring great changes to Roman Catholic and
other churches.
Boniface, Bishop of Mainz, missionary to Germany, martyr, died 754 TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH?
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Boniface was a native of England who became a Benedictine monk and We receive members throughout the year by Baptism, Affirmation of Faith,
was called to missionary work among the Vandal tribes of Germany. With Confirmation, Letter of Transfer, and New Member Instruction. Please
fellow workers, he established churches and schools, and he also worked to contact the church office with any questions. 224-6818.
reform the church.

Seattle, chief of the Duwamish Confederacy, died 1866
Thursday, June 7, 2018 Please feel free to take your bulletin and happenings with you.
Noah Seattle led a coalition of tribes, and convinced them to live peacefully If you wish to discard your bulletin, a recycling box is located at the exit.
with encroaching white settlers. When he became a Roman Catholic, he Thank you.
held morning and evening prayer with his tribe. The city of Seattle is
named for him.