Emmanuel Lutheran Church
P In the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Confession of Sins
P O almighty God, merciful Father,
C I, a poor, miserable sinner, confess unto You all my sins and
iniquities with which I have ever offended You and justly deserved
Your temporal and eternal punishment. But I am heartily sorry for
them and sincerely repent of them, and I pray You of Your
boundless mercy and for the sake of the holy, innocent, bitter
sufferings and death of Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to be
gracious and merciful to me, a poor, sinful being.
P Upon this your confession, I, by virtue of my office, as a called and
ordained servant of the Word, announce the grace of God unto all of
you, and in the stead and by the command of my Lord Jesus Christ I
forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the T Son and
of the Holy Spirit. C Amen.
Collect for Pentecost
P O God, on this day You once taught the hearts of Your faithful people
by sending them the light of Your Holy Spirit. Grant us in our day by the
same Spirit to have a right understanding in all things and evermore to
rejoice in His holy consolation; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord,
who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and
forever. C Amen.
SCRIPTURE – First reading for Pentecost Acts 2:1–21
When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And
suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it
filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of
fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all
filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit
gave them utterance.
Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation
under heaven. And at this sound the multitude came together, and they
were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own
language. And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these
who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us in his
own native language? 9Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of
Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and
Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors
from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them
telling in our own languages the mighty works of God.” And all were
amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” But
others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.” But Peter, standing
with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and
all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my
words. For these men are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third
hour of the day. But this is what was uttered through the prophet Joel:
“‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit
on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your
young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams; even on
my male servants and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit,
and they shall prophesy. And I will show wonders in the heavens above and
signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke; the sun shall
be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the day of the Lord
comes, the great and magnificent day. And it shall come to pass that
everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’”
The Holy Gospel According to: John 7:37–39 (Glory to You, O Lord...)
On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If
anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as
the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” Now
this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to
receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet
glorified. The Gospel of the Lord. Praise to You O Christ
Sermon – Thirst for Christ...
C I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth. And in
Jesus Christ, His 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 into hell. The third day He rose again from the
dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father
Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead. I
believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life T everlasting.
Almighty God, You have blessed us in love with the Savior to whom the
nations cry and in whom is forgiveness of sins, life and salvation. Grant to us
Your Holy Spirit, the Comforter whom You have promised, that we and all
who call upon His name shall be saved. Help us to treasure in our hearts
Your mercy and to give ourselves fully to Your service. Lord, in Your mercy,
hear our prayer.
Almighty God, You delivered Your Word through Moses and the prophets
and fulfilled Your Word in Christ. He was planted in death for our sins and
raised for our justification, and in Him shall all the nations of the earth be
united. Give us pastors who will preach this Word faithfully and church
workers who are devoted to Your service. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our
Almighty God, You have promised the thirsty will drink and from the empty
well flow forth rivers of living water. Help us to show forth in holy lives the
fruits of the Spirt and to live with love toward our neighbor. Give us a
servant’s heart that doesn’t seek our own way but walks on the path of
eternal life. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.
Almighty God, You have promised to make one people from the many. Take
from us all pride, prejudice and hate, that we may not hinder the cause of
the Gospel by our shame but give welcome to all people in the name of
Christ. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.
Almighty God, You have ordered all things in heaven and on earth. Bless our
president; our governor; the Congress of the United States; and all elected
and appointed civil servants, that the rule of law may protect the weak,
preserve life from conception to its natural end, and peace may reign for the
benefit of all. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.
Almighty God have mercy and spare us. Put an end to the pandemic and
restore the communities of the world to their common life. Lord, in Your
mercy, hear our prayer.
Almighty God, You have given our nation the gift and heritage of freedom.
It came at the cost of many lives on battlefields far and near. Receive our
thanks for their sacrifice and give us the courage to preserve liberty in our
own time and use it honorably. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.
Almighty God, You breathe hope into the weary and renew Your Church by
Your grace. Bless newly planted congregations that they may endure, guide
established congregations that they may not lose heart, and build up our
Synod that our zeal for Your Kingdom may not fail but flourish and prosper
according to Your will. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.
Almighty God we humbly ask that all who are afflicted may be strengthened
in illness and comforted in adversity, for the shut-in and homebound
members of our church, the hospitalized, and those in nursing home care,
especially Irene, Ruth, William, Roy and Jane; we also pray for recovery
including Elmer, Donna, Jessica, Ruth, Rodger, Marcus, Sarah, Jean &
Barbara...and those who we name in our hearts before you... We also pray
for the revival of those who are withering in the faith or have fallen away; for
receptive hearts for worship and study on the Lord’s Day. Lord, in Your
mercy, hear our prayer.
Almighty God, Your Word endures forever. Give us grace so that we may be
united in doctrine and in the fellowship of Your table, confessing Christ
boldly and living together in faith and love until our Lord returns in His glory
to bring all things to their appointed completion when we will dwell in His
house forever. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.
Almighty God hear Your people for the sake of Him who loved us even to
death and who lives to call to Himself all who will be saved. You know what
we need and those things we should ask in Your name. Grant them to us for
the sake of our crucified, risen and ascended Lord, who lives and reigns with
You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
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.
P The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face shine on you
and be gracious to you. The Lord look upon you with favor and T give you
peace. C Amen.