Outdoor Worship Bulletin

Welcome to our Outdoor Worship

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Prelude                                                      Gather Us In

1 Here in this place the new light is streaming,

now is the darkness vanished away;

see in this space our fears and our dreamings

brought here to you in the light of this day.

Gather us in, the lost and forsaken,

gather us in, the blind and the lame;

call to us now, and we shall awaken,

we shall arise at the sound of our name.

2 We are the young, our lives are a myst’ry,

we are the old who yearn for your face;

we have been sung throughout all of hist’ry,

called to be light to the whole human race.

Gather us in, the rich and the haughty,

gather us in, the proud and the strong;

give us a heart, so meek and so lowly,

give us the courage to enter the song.

3 Here we will take the wine and the water,

here we will take the bread of new birth,

here you shall call your sons and your daughters,

call us anew to be salt for the earth.

Give us to drink the wine of compassion,

give us to eat the bread that is you;

nourish us well, and teach us to fashion

lives that are holy and hearts that are true.

4 Not in the dark of buildings confining,

not in some heaven, light years away—

but here in this place the new light is shining,

now is the kingdom, and now is the day.

Gather us in and hold us forever,

gather us in and make us your own;

gather us in, all peoples together,

fire of love in our flesh and our bone.

Text: Marty Haugen, b. 1950

Text © 1982 GIA Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. 

Duplication in any form prohibited without permission or valid license from copyright administrator.

Welcome

Pastor: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

All: And Also with you.

Confession & Forgiveness 

P:     Loving God,

C:    When our path becomes difficult, we do not always turn to you. We look for an easy way out. We escape in avoidance and addiction. We forget your promises and seek what does not satisfy. Forgive us and bring us back into the strength of your Spirit.

P:    God is generous and loving and forgiving. Hear and believe that your sins are washed away and that new life is yours through Christ our Lord. 

All:    Amen.

Gathering Song                                     Kyrie setting 8 

Kyrie Eleison on our world and on our way.

Kyrie Eleison every day.

For peace in the world, for the health of the church,

For the unity of all;

For this Holy house, for all who worship and praise,

Let us pray to the Lord! Let us pray to the Lord!

Kyrie Eleison on our world and on our way.

Kyrie Eleison every day.

That we may live out your impassioned response 

To the hungry and the poor;

That we may live out truth and justice and grace,

Let us pray to the Lord! Let us pray to the Lord!

Kyrie Eleison on our world and on our way.

Kyrie Eleison every day.

For peace in our hearts, for peace in our homes,

For friends and family;

For life and for love, for our work and our play,

Let us pray to the Lord! Let us pray to the Lord!

Kyrie Eleison on our world and on our way.

Kyrie Eleison every day.

For your spirit to guide, that you center our lives

In the water and the Word;

That you nourish our souls with your body and blood,

Let us pray to the Lord! Let us pray to the Lord!

Kyrie Eleison on our world and on our way.

Kyrie Eleison every day.

Words & Music: Larry Olson @ 1989 Dakota Road Music. All rights reserved. Reprinted under OneLicense.net #A-715139

Kid’s Time All God’s Critters have place in the choir

All God’s critters got a place in the choir

Some sing low and some sing higher,

Some sing out loud on a telephone wire,

Some just clap their hands, or paws, or anything they’ve got now

All God’s critters got a place in the choir

Some sing low and some sing higher,

Some sing out loud on a telephone wire,

Some just clap their hands, or paws, or anything they’ve got now

Prayer of the Day

Scripture Reading 2 Corinthians 4:1-18 

Therefore, since it is by God’s mercy that we are engaged in this ministry, we do not lose heart. We have renounced the shameful things that one hides; we refuse to practice cunning or to falsify God’s word; but by the open statement of the truth we commend ourselves to the conscience of everyone in the sight of God. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. For 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. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our bodies. 11 For while we live, we are always being given up to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may be made visible in our mortal flesh. 12 So death is at work in us, but life in you.

13 But just as we have the same spirit of faith that is in accordance with scripture—“I believed, and so I spoke”—we also believe, and so we speak, 14 because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus, and will bring us with you into his presence. 15 Yes, everything is for your sake, so that grace, as it extends to more and more people, may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

16 So we do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day. 17 For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure, 18 because we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal.

Reader: Word of God, Word of Life.

All: Thanks be to God.

Sermon Pastor Erika R. Nilsen

Song of the Day 

Apostles Creed

All: I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth. 

All: 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. 

All: 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 Intercession

L:    …God of Power,

C:    Hear our prayer. 

Sharing the Peace of Christ

Pastor: The peace of Christ be with you always.

All: And also with you. 

Institution of the Sacrament 

Pastor: Blessed are you, Lord of heaven and earth.  In mercy for our fallen world you gave your only Son, that all those who believe in him should not perish but have eternal life.  We give thanks to you for the salvation you have prepared for us through Jesus Christ.  Send now your Holy Spirit into our hearts, that we may receive our Lord with a living faith as he comes to us in his holy supper.

All: Amen.  Come Lord Jesus.

Communion

Lord’s Prayer 

All: 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.

Special Music During Communion Shelter Me

Prayer after Communion

Blessing/Sending

Announcements

Closing Song                          God Be With You Til We Meet Again

God be with you till we meet again;

by good counsels guide, uphold you,

with a shepherd’s care enfold you;

God be with you till we meet again.

Refrain

Till we meet, (till we meet,) 

till we meet, (till we meet again,) 

till we meet at Jesus’ feet; (till we meet,) 

till we meet, (till we meet,)

till we meet, (till we meet again.)

God be with you till we meet again. 

2 God be with you till we meet again;

holy wings securely hide you,

daily manna still provide you;

God be with you till we meet again.  Refrain

3 God be with you till we meet again;

when life’s perils thick confound you,

put unfailing arms around you;

God be with you till we meet again.  Refrain

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Dismissal

Go in peace. Christ is with you.

Thanks be to God.

Offering will be collected as you exit Lord of Life today.

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6190 Fairview Road, Baxter MN 56425 

Thank you for your faithful generosity.

Thank you to everyone that helped with the worship service today!

Karen & Paul Erickson, Bob Nelson, Tim Slinger, Danielson family

Musicians/Song Leaders: Jennifer Person, Andrea Anderson, Teresa Kingsley

Audio Technicians: Bob Nelson

Pastors: Erika R. Nilsen, Steven J. Rye