PO Box 128, Brandon, SD 57005-0128 Sunday Worship 9:30 am • Sunday School 10:30 am • Coffee Fellowship 10:30 am


Sunday, July 4th Bulletin – Sixth Sunday after Pentecost


Beaver Valley Lutheran Church
26214 484th Avenue   PO Box 128 Brandon, SD 57005-0128
website: www.beavervalleylutheran.org   Pastor: Greg Johnson  cell #605-940-5875
e-mail: bvlc@alliancecom.net    Ph. 605-582-3504   Fax: 605-582-3035 

Welcome! We are glad you are with us today!!
“If you do not have a church home, you are welcome here.   If you would like to become
a member, contact any member or the church office.”

Sunday, July 4th, 2021; 9:30 am                               Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Prelude

Welcome/Announcements

Confession and Forgiveness                                                                ELW p. 94

Opening Hymn                       Spirit of Gentleness                  ELW#396 (vss. 1-2, 4)

Prayer of the Day (All)
God of the covenant, in our baptism you call us to proclaim the coming of your kingdom. Give us the courage you gave the apostles, that we may faithfully witness to your love and peace in every circumstance of life, in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Amen.

First Lesson                                   Ezekiel 2:1-5                             Mary Lee
1[A voice] said to me: O mortal, stand up on your feet, and I will speak with you.2And when he spoke to me, a spirit entered into me and set me on my feet; and I heard him speaking to me. 3He said to me, Mortal, I am sending you to the people of Israel, to a nation of rebels who have rebelled against me; they and their ancestors have transgressed against me to this very day. 4The descendants are impudent and stubborn. I am sending you to them, and you shall say to them, “Thus says the Lord God.” 5Whether they hear or refuse to hear (for they are a rebellious house), they shall know that there has been a prophet among them.

Second Lesson                       2 Corinthians 12:2-10
2I know a person in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know; God knows. 3And I know that such a person—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know; God knows—4was caught up into Paradise and heard things that are not to be told, that no mortal is permitted to repeat. 5On behalf of such a one I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except of my weaknesses. 6But if I wish to boast, I will not be a fool, for I will be speaking the truth. But I refrain from it, so that no one may think better of me than what is seen in me or heard from me, 7even considering the exceptional character of the revelations. Therefore, to keep me from being too elated, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me, to keep me from being too elated. 8Three times I appealed to the Lord about this, that it would leave me, 9but he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” So, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. 10Therefore I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities for the sake of Christ; for whenever I am weak, then I am strong.

Alleluia Verse                  Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love              ELW #708 (vs. 1)

Gospel                                   Mark 6:1-13                               Pastor Greg Johnson
(Response after the announcement: Glory to you, O Lord.)
1[Jesus] came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him.2On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been given to him? What deeds of power are being done by his hands! 3Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon, and are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. 4Then Jesus said to them, “Prophets are not without honor, except in their hometown, and among their own kin, and in their own house.” 5And he could do no deed of power there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and cured them. 6And he was amazed at their unbelief.
Then he went about among the villages teaching. 7He called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. 8He ordered them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts; 9but to wear sandals and not to put on two tunics. 10He said to them, “Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave the place. 11If any place will not welcome you and they refuse to hear you, as you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.” 12So they went out and proclaimed that all should repent. 13They cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.
(Response after the conclusion: Praise to you, O Christ.)

Children’s Sermon                                                              Sue Johannsen 

Sermon                               “Free to be Me, For You”          Pastor Greg Johnson

Hymn of the Day        Will You Let Me be Your Servant?       ELW #659

Apostles Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
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 Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church, the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen 

Prayers of the Church

Offering (During this time of pandemic, both children’s and adult offering baskets are placed at the entrance of the sanctuary so that gifts can be given directly, without physical contact)    

Offertory Prayer
L:         Jesus, Bread of life,
C:        you have set this table with your very self,
and called us to the feast of plenty.
Gather what has been sown among us,
and strengthen us in this meal.
Make us to be what we receive here,
your body for the life of the world.
Amen.

Holy Communion
+Words of Institution
+Lord’s Prayer
+Distribution Hymn                          What Feast of Love                          ELW#487
+Blessing

Benediction

Three-fold Amen

Closing Hymn             O Beautiful for Spacious Skies                    ELW#888

Sending:              P:  Go in Peace, Serve the Lord!
                                    C: Thanks be to God!

 

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