Welcome to a Setting 8 Worship Sunday with Mayville Lutheran Church!
We are a spiritual community called by God into being.
Casting a new vision to learn and grow as disciples of Jesus. Care, Aware, Share, Together.
“We are one body in Christ, seeking life, growth, and renewal, gifted by God to serve all creation.”
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Welcome and Announcements
You are invited to stand.
We gather in the name of God in which we baptize. Father, +Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.
Thanksgiving for Baptism
Blessed are you, holy God, great creator of water, land, and sky. You are the fire of rebirth and light in the darkness. You have poured out your Spirit on your people throughout generations. Breathe new life into our dry bones. Gather us into your Spirit that we may know your love and send us into the world to share your peace and truth. Renew us in our baptism with energy to live as you would have us live. Remind us again of your promise that we are adopted as your children into the great Family of God through your Son, our living Savior, Jesus, who gives us hope. Amen.
Song: “Your River O God” by Dakota Road (see insert)
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. And also with you.
KYRIE: ELW p.184
Prayer of the Day:
Loving God, like Jacob, who dreamed of your promises, you have filled us with dreams, too. Show us your promises in our dreams, and give us ability to follow our dreams. Amen.
Please be seated.
Where did you see God This Week?
Gospel Acclamation: ELW p.188
Gospel Reading: Genesis 27:1-4, 15-23, 28:10-17
Isaac Blesses Jacob
27 When Isaac was old and his eyes were dim so that he could not see, he called his elder son Esau and said to him, “My son”; and he answered, “Here I am.” 2 He said, “See, I am old; I do not know the day of my death. 3 Now then, take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field, and hunt game for me. 4 Then prepare for me savory food, such as I like, and bring it to me to eat, so that I may bless you before I die.”
15 Then Rebekah took the best garments of her elder son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them on her younger son Jacob; 16 and she put the skins of the kids on his hands and on the smooth part of his neck. 17 Then she handed the savory food, and the bread that she had prepared, to her son Jacob.
Jacob’s Dream at Bethel
10 Jacob left Beer-sheba and went toward Haran. 11 He came to a certain place and stayed there for the night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place. 12 And he dreamed that there was a ladder set up on the earth, the top of it reaching to heaven; and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. 13 And the Lord stood beside him and said, “I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and to your offspring; 14 and your offspring shall be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and all the families of the earth shall be blessed in you and in your offspring. 15 Know that I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” 16 Then Jacob woke from his sleep and said, “Surely the Lord is in this place—and I did not know it!” 17 And he was afraid, and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.”
Sermon: Pastor Keith Walka
Hymn of the Day: ELW #793 “Be Thou My Vision”
Prayers of the People
SHARING OF THE PEACE:
The peace of Christ be with you always.
And also with you.
You are invited to stand.
Offertory: ELW #814 “Take, Oh, Take Me As I Am”
United in ministry, go from this place showing Care to your neighbors, Aware that you are forgiven, and encouraged to Share in the small acts of love that collectively move mountains. We go Together with the grace of God in our hearts, the peace of God in our minds, and the love of God on our lips. Amen.
Song: “Send Us Out” by Dakota Road (see insert)
Go in peace. Serve the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
*Songs printed with permission: OneLicense #A-721916