June 19, 2022

June 19 


Welcome and Announcements 

–  Call to Worship   Luke 8:26-39  Jeff Diehl 

–  Reflection “Faith, Hope, Music and Love”. 

Introit    Special Music by Scott Marshall

Liturgy for Christian Homes. Pg. 119. 

Prayers of the People 

Prayers and Remembrance of Juneteenth (adapted and used with permission from the ECLA, © 2019 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) 

Juneteenth is a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. It recalls how  slavery continued in the states of Louisiana and Texas, even after President Abraham Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863.   They finally received the good news on June 19, 1865.  Now the estimated 4 million enslaved people of African descent in America were freed, and as they celebrated in 1865, we remember their celebrations and the end of the horrific institution of slavery on June 19th with the holiday of Juneteenth

O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son. Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred that infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unites us in bonds of love; and, through our struggle and confusion, work to accomplish your purposes on earth; so that every people and nation may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne. 

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer 

O God, where hearts are fearful and constricted, grant courage and hope. Where anxiety is infectious and widening, grant peace and reassurance. Where impossibilities close every door and window, grant imagination and resistance. Where distrust twists our thinking, grant healing and illumination. Where spirits are daunted and weakened, grant soaring wings and strengthened dreams. 

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer 

O God, call us into a deeper relationship to be your church for the sake of the world. Help us to see with new eyes the injustices within church and society. Call us to have a loving heart that respects and uplifts the humanity and dignity of every person; open our ears to listen to and learn from the experiences of people of color. Allow us to see and be with those who suffer from mental illness, and know them as more than their illness.   Join us with others to work for racial equity and inclusion for all people. 

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer 

Offerings our Gifts/Remembering God’s Gifts

Hymn 819. “For the Life that You Have Given”

Scripture Galatians 3:23-29.   Jeff Diehl 

Special Music (Scott Marshall) and Reflections  “When Faith Came” 


Special thanks to our guest musician, Scott Marshall, for sharing his gift of music with us this morning.  More about Scott can be found on his Facebook page (Scott Marshall Music) and he’ll be at the Schnecksville Fair on Thurs. June 23 at 7 p.m. 

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