First Immanuel Lutheran Ministries ~ River of Life Saukville Campus
8:00 am Traditional Worship - Saukville
August 1, 2021, Sunday 8:00 am
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  • River of Life - First Immanuel Lutheran Ministries Saukville Campus
    598 Hillcrest Rd, Saukville, WI 53080, USA
    Sunday 8:00 AM

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THE OPENING HYMN

Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation………………..LSB 909
1 Christ is made the sure foundation,
Christ, our head and cornerstone,
Chosen of the Lord and precious,
Binding all the Church in one;
Holy Zion’s help forever
And our confidence alone.

2 To this temple, where we call You,
Come, O Lord of hosts, and stay;
Come with all Your loving-kindness,
Hear Your people as they pray;
And Your fullest benediction
Shed within these walls today.

3 Grant, we pray, to all Your faithful
All the gifts they ask to gain;
What they gain from You, forever
With the blessèd to retain;
And hereafter in Your glory
Evermore with You to reign.

PLEASE STAND

4 Praise and honor to the Father,
Praise and honor to the Son,
Praise and honor to the Spirit,
Ever three and ever one:
One in might and one in glory
While unending ages run!
HE INVOCATION

P: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
C: Amen.

THE CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION
P: As we move into a time of confession, we bring to the Lord not only our sins, but also our brokenness as the result of sin. We have damaged ourselves and others, and we have been damaged by ourselves and others. We turn to the Lord, seeking hope and healing in Him alone.
C: Lord God, heavenly Father, we confess our wrongdoing. We confess our brokenness because of sin. We confess our need for healing and wholeness, and we know these things come only through Christ. Help us to forgive as we have been forgiven. You have promised new life in Jesus; work it in us today and forever. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

P: Jesus Christ lived, died, and rose from the dead to declare victory over all things: sin, death, evil, and spiritual darkness. God has promised new life to you. You are forgiven, redeemed, restored in Christ. Live in the freedom and peace of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
C: Amen!


THE PSALM OF THE DAY………........Psalm 22:1-5
P: My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
C: Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning?
P: O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer,
C: and by night, but I find no rest.
P: Yet you are holy,
C: enthroned on the praises of Israel.
P: In you our fathers trusted;
C: they trusted, and you delivered them
P: To you they cried and were rescued;
C: in you they trusted and were not put to shame.
P: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;
C: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.




THE HYMN OF PRAISE:
Christ, the Life of All the Living…………...LSB 420
3 Thou hast borne the smiting only That my wounds might all be whole;
Thou hast suffered, sad and lonely, Rest to give my weary soul;
Yea, the curse of God enduring, Blessing unto me securing.
Thousand, thousand thanks shall be, Dearest Jesus, unto Thee.
THE PRAYER OF THE DAY
P:Lord God, heavenly Father, You have created us for community. Even though many situations leave us feeling isolated and alone, we praise You, because You never leave us nor forsake us. Help us always to rest at peace, knowing You are with us and Your love never fails. In Jesus' name we pray,
C: Amen.
THE OLD TESTAMENT LESSON………
…Genesis 37:1-8 & 18-24 (ESV)
1Jacob lived in the land of his father's sojournings, in the land of Canaan. 2 These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was pasturing the flock with his brothers. He was a boy with the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives. And Joseph brought a bad report of them to their father. 3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his sons, because he was the son of his old age. And he made him a robe of many colors.,But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not speak peacefully to him. 5 Now Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers they hated him even more. 6 He said to them, “Hear this dream that I have dreamed: 7 Behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and behold, my sheaf arose and stood upright. And behold, your sheaves gathered around it and bowed down to my sheaf.” 8 His brothers said to him, “Are you indeed to reign over us? Or are you indeed to rule over us?” So they hated him even more for his dreams and for his words….. 18 They saw him from afar, and before he came near to them they conspired against him to kill him. 19 They said to one another, “Here comes this dreamer. 20 Come now, let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits. Then we will say that a fierce animal has devoured him, and we will see what will become of his dreams.” 21 But when Reuben heard it, he rescued him out of their hands, saying, “Let us not take his life.” 22 And Reuben said to them, “Shed no blood; throw him into this pit here in the wilderness, but do not lay a hand on him”—that he might rescue him out of their hand to restore him to his father. 23 So when Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped him of his robe, the robe of many colors that he wore. 24 And they took him and threw him into a pit. The pit was empty; there was no water in it.
P: This is the Word of the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.
THE GOSPEL READING…...……Matthew 26:47-56 (ESV)
47 While he was still speaking, Judas came, one of the twelve, and with him a great crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the elders of the people. 48 Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, “The one I will kiss is the man; seize him.” 49 And he came up to Jesus at once and said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” And he kissed him. 50 Jesus said to him, “Friend, do what you came to do.” Then they came up and laid hands on Jesus and seized him. 51 And behold, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword and struck the servant[b] of the high priest and cut off his ear. 52 Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its place. For all who take the sword will perish by the sword. 53 Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels? 54 But how then should the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must be so?” 55 At that hour Jesus said to the crowds, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs to capture me? Day after day I sat in the temple teaching, and you did not seize me. 56 But all this has taken place that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples left him and fled.
P: This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C: Praise be to You, O Christ ♫
THE NICENE CREED
I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of His Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, Being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made; who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary And was made man; And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried; And the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures; And ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father; And He will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead; whose kingdom will have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Spirit, The Lord and giver of life, Who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, who spoke by the Prophets. And I believe one holy Christian and Apostolic Church, I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins, and I look for the resurrection of the dead; and the life of the world to come. Amen.
THE SERMON HYMN
Jesus, Refuge of the Weary……………..LSB 423
1 Jesus, refuge of the weary,
Blest Redeemer, whom we love,
Fountain in life’s desert dreary,
Savior from the world above:
Often have Your eyes, offended,
Gazed upon the sinner’s fall;
Yet upon the cross extended,
You have borne the pain of all.

2 Do we pass that cross unheeding,
Breathing no repentant vow,
Though we see You wounded, bleeding,
See Your thorn-encircled brow?
Yet Your sinless death has brought us
Life eternal, peace, and rest;
Only what Your grace has taught us
Calms the sinner’s deep distress.

3 Jesus, may our hearts be burning
With more fervent love for You;
May our eyes be ever turning
To behold Your cross anew
Till in glory, parted never
From the blessèd Savior’s side,
Graven in our hearts forever,
Dwell the cross, the Crucified.
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Sermon Reflection:























THE OFFERTORY ♫
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from Your presence; and take not Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of Your salvation and uphold me with Your free spirit. Amen.

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PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH

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.

THE PREPARATION FOR THE LORD’S SUPPER
P: The Lord be with you.
C: And with Your Spirit. ♫
P: Lift up your hearts.
C: We lift them up unto the Lord. ♫

THE WORDS OF INSTITUTION
P: The peace of the Lord be with you always!
C: Amen. ♫


THE AGNUS DEI♫
O Christ, Thou Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world, have mercy upon us. O Christ, Thou Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world, have mercy upon us. O Christ, Thou Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world, grant us Thy peace. Amen.

THE DISTRIBUTION

THE POST COMMUNION SONG OF PRAISE ♫
Thank the Lord and sing His praise; tell everyone what He has done. Let all who seek the Lord rejoice and proudly bear His name. He recalls His promises and leads His people forth in joy with shouts of thanksgiving. Alleluia, alleluia.

THE POST COMMUNION PRAYER OF THANKS


THE BENEDICTION

C: Amen. Amen. Amen.♫
THE CLOSING HYMN
Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer…LSB 918
1 Guide me, O Thou great Redeemer,
Pilgrim through this barren land.
I am weak, but Thou art mighty;
Hold me with Thy pow’rful hand.
Bread of heaven, bread of heaven,
Feed me till I want no more;
Feed me till I want no more.

2 Open now the crystal fountain
Whence the healing stream doth flow;
Let the fiery, cloudy pillar
Lead me all my journey through.
Strong deliv’rer, strong deliv’rer,
Be Thou still my strength and shield;
Be Thou still my strength and shield.

3 When I tread the verge of Jordan,
Bid my anxious fears subside;
Death of death and hell’s destruction,
Land me safe on Canaan’s side.
Songs of praises, songs of praises
I will ever give to Thee;
I will ever give to Thee.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Preacher: Rev. Ethan Luhman

All Scripture is from the English Standard Version (ESV)

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