July 5th, 2020 Service

Confession and Absolution

524 How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds                                             LSB 524

The sign of the cross may be made by all in remembrance of their Baptism.

P In the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C Amen.

P If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

C But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Silence for reflection on God’s Word and for self-examination.

P Let us then confess our sins to God our Father.

C Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean.  We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone.  We have not loved You with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.  We justly deserve Your present and eternal punishment.  For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us.  Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name.  Amen.

P Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins.  As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C Amen.

Introit                                                                     Ps. 91:2, 9–10; antiphon: Ps. 91:1

He who dwells in the shelter of the | Most High*

will abide in the shadow of the Al- | mighty.

I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my | fortress,*

my God, in | whom I trust.”

Because you have made the Lord your | dwelling place—*

the Most High, who is my | refuge—

no evil shall be allowed to be- | fall you,*

no plague come | near your tent.

Glory be to the Father and | to the Son*

and to the Holy | Spirit;

as it was in the be- | ginning,*

is now, and will be forever. | Amen.

Kyrie                                                                                                  LSB 168

Hymn of Praise

This is the Feast                                                                                  LSB 171

Salutation and Collect of the Day                                                                   

P The Lord be with you.

C And also with you.

P Let us pray.

Gracious God, our heavenly Father, Your mercy attends us all our days. Be our strength and support amid the wearisome changes of this world, and at life’s end grant us Your promised rest and the full joys of Your salvation; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

 C Amen.

Old Testament Reading                                                              Zechariah 9:9–12

9Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!

Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem!

behold, your king is coming to you;

righteous and having salvation is he,

humble and mounted on a donkey,

on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

10I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim

and the war horse from Jerusalem;

and the battle bow shall be cut off,

and he shall speak peace to the nations;

his rule shall be from sea to sea,

and from the River to the ends of the earth.

11As for you also, because of the blood of my covenant with you,

I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit.

12Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope;

today I declare that I will restore to you double.

A This is the Word of the Lord.

C Thanks be to God.

Epistle                                                                                     Romans 7:14–25a

14For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under sin. 15I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. 16Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good. 17So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. 18For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. 19For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. 20Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me.

21So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. 22For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, 23but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. 24Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.

A This is the Word of the Lord.        C   Thanks be to God.

Verse of the Day – (Spoken in unison):                                                                                                    Matt. 11:28

Alleluia. Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Alleluia.

Holy Gospel                                                                             Matthew 11:25–30

P The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, the eleventh chapter.

C Glory to You, O Lord.

25At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; 26yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. 27All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. 28Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

P This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C Praise to You, O Christ.

Nicene Creed                                                                                               

C 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 worshiped and glorified,

     who spoke by the prophets.

     And I believe in 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 T of the world to come. Amen.

Sit

684 Come unto Me, Ye Weary                                                               LSB 684

Sermon

Stand

Prayer of the Church

Offering – Offering plate is in the narthex.

Service of the Sacrament

Preface                                                                                              LSB 177

P The Lord be with you.

C And also with you.

P Lift up your hearts.

C We lift them to the Lord.

P Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

C It is right to give Him thanks and praise.

Proper Preface                                                                                             

P It is truly good, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, holy Lord, almighty Father, everlasting God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who on this day overcame death and the grave and by His glorious resurrection opened to us the way of everlasting life.  Therefore with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven we laud and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and saying:

Sanctus – (Spoken in unison)                                                                 LSB 178

C Holy, holy, holy Lord, Lord God of pow’r and might:

Heav’n and earth are full of Your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

Prayer of Thanksgiving                                                                         LSB 178

P Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on those whom You created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior.  With repentant joy we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross.

Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit.  Grant us faithfully to eat His body and drink His blood as He bids us do in His own testament.  Gather us together, we pray, from the ends of the earth to celebrate with all the faithful the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end.  Graciously receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us.  To You alone, O Father, be all glory, honor, and worship, with the Son and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C Amen.

Lord’s Prayer                                                                                       LSB 179

P Lord, remember us in Your kingdom and teach us to pray:

C 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 Words of Our Lord                                                                         LSB 179

Pax Domini                                                                                         LSB 180

P The peace of the Lord be with you always.

C Amen.

Agnus Dei – (Spoken in unison)                                                              LSB 180

C Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; grant us peace, grant us peace.

Sit

Distribution

Distribution Music – “Be Still and Know” by Stephen C. Chapman

                                      “Be Still My Soul – Hymn #752

Stand

Congregational Dismissal

Thank the Lord                                                                                    LSB 181

Post-Communion Collect                                                                               

A Let us pray.

We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this salutary gift, and we implore You that of Your mercy You would strengthen us through the same in faith toward You and fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C Amen.

Benediction                                                                                        LSB 183

763 When Peace, like a River                                                               LSB 763

Announcements

For many years St. Paul’s has helped individuals that are in financial hardship through the Pastor’s benevolence fund. This fund has been used to discretely help people with urgent needs when other resources are not available.  Though we can offer anyone compassion through Hands of Grace, the Pastor’s discretionary fund can reach out in Jesus’ love to places that Hands of Grace cannot. Currently the benevolence fund is quite low. If you are able, please consider a donation to this fund outside of your regular offerings to the church. The Word of God tells us; 1 John 3:17 But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?  And again 2 Corinthians 9:7 Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

I pray that you may consider a contribution to this fund so St. Paul’s can continue to help others in Jesus’ name.

Thank you,

Pastor Kevin

STARTING IN JULY, we will be having communion at both services on the first and third Sunday of the month.

splcprayerministry@gmail.com – A great new ministry if you desire prayer. Judy Byrne is organizing this important prayer ministry.

Notices for June 28, 2020

FOR MANY YEARS St. Paul’s has helped individuals that are in financial hardship through the Pastor’s benevolence fund. This fund has been used to discretely help people with urgent needs when other resources are not available. Though we can offer anyone compassion through Hands of Grace, the Pastor’s discretionary fund can reach out in Jesus’ love to places that Hands of Grace cannot. Currently the benevolence fund is quite low. If you are able, please consider a donation to this fund outside of your regular offerings to the church. The Word of God tells us; 1 John 3:17 But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?  And again in 2 Corinthians 9:7 Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

I pray that you may consider a contribution to this fund so St. Paul’s can continue to help others in Jesus’ name.

Thank you,

Pastor Kevin

STARTING IN JULY, we will be having communion at both services on the first and third Sunday of the month.

splcprayerministry@gmail.com – A great new ministry if you desire prayer. Judy Byrne is organizing this important prayer ministry.

PLEASE CHECK your mailbox for offering receipts.

Notices for June 21, 2020

FOR MANY YEARS St. Paul’s has helped individuals that are in financial hardship through the Pastor’s benevolence fund. This fund has been used to discretely help people with urgent needs when other resources are not available. Though we can offer anyone compassion through Hands of Grace, the Pastor’s discretionary fund can reach out in Jesus’ love to places that Hands of Grace cannot. Currently the benevolence fund is quite low. If you are able, please consider a donation to this fund outside of your regular offerings to the church.

The Word of God tells us; 1 John 3:17 But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?  And again in 2 Corinthians 9:7 Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. I pray that you may consider a contribution to this fund so St. Paul’s can continue to help others in Jesus’ name.

Thank you, Pastor Kevin

STARTING IN JULY, we will be having communion at both services on the first and third Sunday of the month.

splcprayerministry@gmail.com – A great new ministry if you desire prayer.  Judy Byrne is organizing this important prayer ministry.

PLEASE CHECK your mailbox.

Notices for June 7, 2020

HANDS OF GRACE ….food needs any donation is appreciated but we are in greatest need of apple juice. Thank you.

PLEASE CHECK your mailbox.

NEW OPPORTUNITY….. St. Paul’s has recently established a new prayer ministry lead by Judy Byrne.  If you would like to be part of this ministry, please contact her at splcprayerministry@gmail.com Thank you.

Reminder…..

Remember to check your email for reminders for the online Wednesday Night Service and for the weekly Sunday Services given by Pastor Mongeau.

Bulletin Notices for March 15, 2020

HANDS OF GRACE is in need of canned pasta such as spaghettios, beefaroni , etc… also juice, any flavor, but especially apple.  Thank you.   

FESTIVAL CHOIR….All singers are welcome to join in this choir that will sing for Easter Day worship services.  Please speak to Ruth Yeadon to indicate your interest in singing.  Rehearsals will be held each Sunday after the  9:45am service, each Wednesday after the 7:00pm service, or by arrangement with Ruth.  Singers are asked to attend at least on rehearsal each week. 

St. Paul’s Lenten Journey 2020

“What do you hear?” Worship at 7:00 pm on Wednesdays!

3/18 – Midweek 4:  Marching

3/25 – Midweek 5:  Shouting

4/01 – Midweek 6:  Crowing

Lenten Dinner Theme Nights … All are welcome as we gather together for a meal before our Wednesday night Lenten worship services, beginning March 4th.  Decaf coffee, water, and lemonade provided.  Please bring your favorite dish to share for these themes:

March 18th – Soup and Chowder Night

March 25th – Asian Food Night

April 1st – German Food Night

Lenten Devotional Books areavailable on the table in the narthex.

PLEASE CHECK your mailbox.

HAVE YOU been waiting for an opportunity to serve Altar Guild?  We have a onetime offer for you!  Come one and all ladies and gentlemen to give our sanctuary a little TLC!  Annual Cleaning Day is April 4th, “Palm Saturday” at 9:00am.  Coffee and donuts provided.  Hope to see you there.  Cynthia Boyle.

SONS OF THUNDER… a new youth group for boys ages 10 and up, will meet on the first and third Mondays of the month.  Nonmembers are welcome so please invite your friends! Meetings start at 6:00pm, first meeting will be Monday, March 16th, downstairs in the lowest room of the church.  Bottle drive, to support the boys, will be held the last Sunday of the month.  Leaders are church members Dale Sheffield and Joe Bieluch.  For more information, please call Dale at 860-482-6576 and leave a message.  Thank you.

Holy Week 2020

Maundy Thursday Worship: April 9 ~ 7:00pm

Good Friday Worship: April 10 ~ 12:00pm & 7:00pm

Easter Celebration: April 12 – Worship at 8:00am & 10:30am

Fellowship potluck breakfast ~ between services

Easter egg hunt for the kids 9:45am

The church family and guests are invited to share in a

fellowship potluck breakfast between the two worship services. 

All are welcome – please bring your families, friends, and neighbors! We simply look forward to this time of fellowship, and the fun of an Easter egg hunt for the kids. If you would like to bring a potluck item to share, please do so.

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Bulletin Notices for March 8, 2020

HANDS OF GRACE is in need of canned pasta such as spaghettios, beefaroni, etc… also juice, any flavor, but especially apple. Thank you.

FESTIVAL CHOIR … All singers are welcome to join in this choir that will sing for Easter Day worship services. Please speak to Ruth Yeadon to indicate your interest in singing. Rehearsals will be held each Sunday after the 9:45am service beginning today, each Wednesday after the 7:00pm service, beginning March 11th, or by arrangement with Ruth. Singers are asked to attend at least one rehearsal each week.

St. Paul’s Lenten Journey 2020

“What do you hear?” Worship at 7:00 pm on Wednesdays!
3/11 – Midweek 3: Clinking
3/18 – Midweek 4: Marching
3/25 – Midweek 5: Shouting
4/01 – Midweek 6: Crowing

Lenten Dinner Theme Nights are Back!!!…

All are welcome as we gather together for a meal before our Wednesday night Lenten worship services. Decaf coffee, water, and lemonade provided. Please bring your favorite dish to share for these themes:
March 11th – Italian Food Night
March 18th – Soup and Chowder Night
March 25th – Asian Food Night
April 1st – German Food Night

Lenten Devotional Books…are available on the table in the narthex!

HANDS OF GRACE INDOOR TAG SALE and bottle drive on March 28th, 9:00am to 2:00pm.

HAVE YOU been waiting for the opportunity to serve Altar Guild? We have a onetime offer for you. Come one and all, ladies and gentlemen to give our sanctuary a little TLC!! Annual Cleaning Day, April 4th, “Palm Saturday” at 9:00am. Coffee and donuts provided. Hope to see you there! Cynthia Boyle

Holy Week 2020

Maundy Thursday Worship
April 9 ~ 7:00 pm

With Holy Communion

Good Friday Worship
April 10 ~ 12:00 pm & 7:00 pm

Midday and Evening Tenebrae services are different

Easter Celebration
April 12
Worship at 8:00 am & 10:30 am

The church family and guests are invited to share in a
fellowship potluck breakfast between the two worship services.
All are welcome – please bring your families, friends, and neighbors! We simply look forward to this time of fellowship,
and the fun of an Easter egg hunt for the kids.
If you would like to bring a potluck item to share, please do so.

Bulletin Notices for March 1, 2020

HANDS OF GRACE is in need of canned pasta such as spaghettios, beefaroni, etc… also juice, any flavor, but especially apple. Thank you.

FESTIVAL CHOIR … All singers are welcome to join in this choir that will sing for Easter Day worship services. Please speak to Ruth Yeadon to indicate your interest in singing. Rehearsals will be held each Sunday after the 9:45am service (beginning March 8th), each Wednesday after the 7:00pm service (beginning March 11th), or by arrangement with Ruth. Singers are asked to attend at least one rehearsal each week.

St. Paul’s Lenten Journey 2020:

“What do you hear?” Worship at 7:00 pm on Wednesdays!
3/11 – Midweek 3: Clinking
3/18 – Midweek 4: Marching
3/25 – Midweek 5: Shouting
4/01 – Midweek 6: Crowing

Lenten Dinner Theme Nights are Back!!!… All are welcome as we gather together for a meal before our Wednesday night Lenten worship services, beginning March 4th. Decaf coffee, water, and lemonade provided. Please bring your favorite dish to share for these themes:
March 11th – Italian Food Night
March 18th – Soup and Chowder Night
March 25th – Asian Food Night
April 1st – German Food Night

Lenten Devotional Books…are available on the table in the narthex!