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4th Sunday after Pentecost – Service of the Word ~ 11:15AM Outdoor Worship

June 20, 2021



Opening Hymn    How Great Thou Art

1 O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds thy hand hath made,
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy pow’r throughout the universe displayed;

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee,
How great thou art! How great thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee,
How great thou art! How great thou art!

2 When through the woods and forest glades I wander,
I hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;
When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur
And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze; [Refrain]

3 But when I think that God, his Son not sparing,
Sent him to die, I scarce can take it in,
That on the cross my burden gladly bearing
He bled and died to take away my sin; [Refrain]

4 When Christ shall come, with shout of acclamation,
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart!
Then I shall bow in humble adoration
And there proclaim, “My God, how great thou art!” [Refrain]

Apostolic Greeting   (2 Corinthians 13:14)

Prayer of the Day

For those who love you, O God, you have chosen and prepared what no eye has seen nor ear heard. Pour into our hearts a loving affection for you, that we may choose you in and above all things. For only then shall we have what you promise, which far exceeds all we can desire; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord. He lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

1st Scripture Lesson    Job 38:1-11

1The Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and said: 2“Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? 3Dress for action like a man; I will question you, and you make it known to me. 4Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. 5Who determined its measurements — surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? 6On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone, 7when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy? 8Or who shut in the sea with doors when it burst out from the womb, 9when I made clouds its garment and thick darkness its swaddling band, 10and prescribed limits for it and set bars and doors, 11and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther, and here shall your proud waves be stayed’?”

The Word of the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.

Psalm 124

1If the Lord had not been on our side,

let Israel now say;

2If the Lord had not been on our side,

     when enemies rose up against us;

3Then would they have swallowed us up alive

in their fierce anger toward us;

4Then would the waters have overwhelmed us

     and the torrent gone over us;

5Then would the raging waters

have gone right over us.

6Blessed | be the Lord!

     he has not given us over to be a prey for their teeth.

7We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowler;

the snare is broken, and we have escaped.

8Our help is in the name of the Lord,

     the maker of heaven and earth.

2nd Scripture Lesson    2 Corinthians 6:1-13

1Working together with {Christ}, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain. 2For he says, “In a favorable time I listened to you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. 3We put no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, 4but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, 5beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; 6by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love; 7by truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; 8through honor and dishonor, through slander and praise. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; 9as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as punished, and yet not killed; 10as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything. 11We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians; our heart is wide open. 12You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted in your own affections. 13In return (I speak as to children) widen your hearts also.

The Word of the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation    Thy Word

Thy Word, is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path       (Repeat)

When I feel afraid, think I’ve lost my way
Still you’re there right beside me
Nothing will I fear, as long as you are near
Please be near me to the end

I will not forget, Your love for me and yet
My heart forever is wandering
Jesus be my guide, hold me to Your side
And I will love You to the end

Gospel   Mark 4:35-41

The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew the 4th Chapter.
C: Glory to you, O Lord.

35On that day, when evening had come, {Jesus} said to {the disciples}, “Let us go across to the other side.” 36And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. 37And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. 38But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” 39And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” 41And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”

The Gospel of the Lord.
C:  Praise to you, O Christ.


Hymn of Day      All Glory Be to Christ

Should nothing of our efforts stand

No legacy survive

Unless the Lord does raise the house

In vain its builders strive

To you who boast tomorrow’s gain

Tell me what is your life

A mist that vanishes at dawn

All glory be to Christ

CHORUS:  All glory be to Christ our king

All glory be to Christ

His rule and reign we’ll ever sing

All glory be to Christ

His will be done His kingdom come

On earth as is above

Who is Himself our daily bread

Praise Him the Lord of love

Let living water satisfy

The thirsty without price

We’ll take a cup of kindness yet

All glory be to Christ


 When on the day the great I Am

The faithful and the true

The Lamb who was for sinners slain

Is making all things new

Behold our God shall live with us

And be our steadfast light

And we shall e’er his people be

All glory be to Christ


Apostles’ Creed


Offertory                           The Doxology  (564)

Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, Ye heav’nly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

Offertory Prayer              p. 67 LBW

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Benediction                      p. 74 LBW

Closing Hymn     It is Well With My Soul

When peace like a river

Attendeth my way

When sorrows like sea billows roll

Whatever my lot

Thou hast taught me to say

It is well

It is well with my soul

CHORUS:  It is well with my soul

It is well

It is well with my soul

Tho’ Satan should buffet

Tho’ trials should come

Let this blest assurance control

That Christ hath regarded

My helpless estate

And hath shed His own blood

For my soul


My sin O the bliss

Of this glorious tho’t

My sin not in part but the whole

Is nailed to the cross

And I bear it no more

Praise the Lord

Praise the Lord O my soul


And Lord haste the day

When the faith shall be sight

The clouds be rolled back as a scroll

The trump shall resound

And the Lord shall descend

Even so it is well

With my soul


Dismissal                          p. 74 LBW