Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church

330 E. Liberty Street + South Lyon, Michigan 48178

Reverend Matthew C. Minzlaff, Pastor

office # (248) 437 -1651  /  cell #  (608) 343-9555

 

WELCOME

TO OUR GUESTS  We welcome you in the Name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. We are pleased  that you have gathered with us to receive God's Service in preached Word and Administered Sacraments. Please sign our guest book and visit with us following the Service.  We look forward to getting to know you and to having the opportunity to worship with you again in the near future. 

 

Holy Communion!

Jesus gave his Supper to his Church as a precious gift, and we do not take it lightly!  According to scripture, every communicant receives the true body and blood of Jesus Christ-together with he bread and wine (1 Cor. 10:16).  In the Sacrament, repentant communicants receive forgiveness of all sin (Mt26:26-28)  Impenitent communicants become guilty of the body and blood of Christ (1 Cor. 11:27-28). By communing together we publicly confess our common faith in ALL teachings of the Bible (1 Cor 10:17-18).  If you are not a member of this congregation, or a sister WELS or ELS congregation, we ask you to speak privately with our pastor before communing.  He will be glad to explain our Biblical communion practice, and how you may prepare to join us in the sacrament (1Cor 11:28-29).  Thank you for your cooperation in this very important matter!


 

The Divine Service is about God coming to us to bless us with forgiveness, deliver us from death and the devil, and to grant us eternal salvation. We have entered this building to meet God. God is not found in Jerusalem  or on the tree of the cross, or in heaven, but at His altar in His Word and Sacrament.  He comes in His flesh and blood, living, for you!  He comes to build you in New Life. 

 

Therefore, right here and right now heaven comes down to earth with all of its benefits.  God is really present to commune with you. Here is where the earthly church gathers with the heavenly church to give thanks to Jesus and receive His benefits. We are not worthy of this great honor, yet our God gathers us into His embrace once again; God is merciful to us solely for the sake of Jesus.

 

At the points marked with a cross (+) is laudable to make the sign of the cross to remember our Baptism into Christ Jesus. We are His children, lambs, and dearly beloved Bride.

At this sign (*) it is laudable to bow, recognizing the Lord's coming for us. As we bow, we recognize our unworthiness to be in God's presence, But our King is gracious!

GOD'S SERVICE

 

The Feast of The Holy Trinity – June 12th, 2022

[Creator Redeemer and Sanctifier]

Common Service :: p15 Christian Worship 

 

Explanation of the Week:  When Isaiah beheld the glory of the Lord, he cried out “Woe is me!” For the sinner cannot stand in the presence of a holy God and live (Is 6:1-7). But God the Father lifted up His Son Jesus for us on the cross, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life (John 3:1-15). This eternal life of Christ is given us according to the Holy Spirit’s good pleasure in Baptism. “Unless one is born (again) of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.” To sinners in fear of death, the messengers of God place on our lips the living body and blood of Christ and speak His words of absolution, “Your iniquity is taken away, and your sin purged.” Having received forgiveness and life from the Father through the Son by the Holy Spirit, we join with the angels in praising the blessed Trinity, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts!” “For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen” (Rom 11:33-36).

Silent Prayer

Ask God to graciously open your heart  to joyfully receive Jesus and all His benefits in Word and Supper. Pray that His gracious presence may dwell in you an, plead Your own cause; do not forget the voice of Your enemies. O God, why have You cast us off forever so forgive you, comfort you,  and deliver you from all harm and danger to soul and body.

THE PREPARATION

VERSES of the INTROIT and GRADUAL :: (Spoken by Pastor)

Make a joyful noise unto God all you lands: sing forth the honor of His name; make His praise glorious.  Alleluia. Say to God, “How awesome are Your works! Through the greatness of the Your power. Your enemies shall submit themselves to You.” All the earth shall worship You and sing praises to You …  Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be forevermore.  Amen.

OPENING HYMN

“Father Most Holy, Merciful, and Tender” – Hymn 191 CW

(Please stand during the final verse)

 

P:  In the name of the Father and of (+) Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.


 

HOLY ABSOLUTION

P:  It is by God's grace alone that I approach the altar of God

C:  God is my exceeding joy.

P: Our (+) help is in the name of the Lord.

C: Who made heaven and earth.

P: Beloved in the Lord … Let us draw near with a true heart and confess our sins to God our Father, asking him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us forgiveness.

during a period of silence, call to mind your sinfulness 

and those sins you have committed against the ten commandments.

(you may kneel if you so choose.)

ALL: Holy and merciful Father, I confess that I am by nature sinful and that I have disobeyed you in my thoughts, words, and actions. I have done what is evil and failed to do what is good.  For this I deserve your punishment both now and in eternity.  But I am truly sorry for my sins, and trusting in my Savior Jesus Christ, I pray: Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner.

KYRIE

C: (sing) Lord have mercy on us.  Christ have mercy on us.  Lord have mercy on us.

P: God our heavenly Father, has been merciful to us and has given his only Son to be the atoning sacrifice for all our sins. Therefore, upon this your confession, I, by virtue of my office as a called and ordained servant of Christ, in His stead and by His command announce the grace of God unto you;  I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C: (sing) Amen.

PRAYER AND PRAISE

GLORIA IN EXCELSIS

P:  In the peace of forgiveness, let us praise the Lord.

C: (sing) Glory be to God on high, and on earth peace, good will toward men.  We praise you, we bless you, we (*) worship you, we glorify you, we give thanks to you, for your great glory, O Lord God, heav'nly King, God the Father almighty.  O Lord, the only begotten Son, (*) Jesus Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us. You take away the sin of the world; receive our prayer.  You sit at the right hand of God the Father; have mercy on us.  For you only are holy; you only are the Lord.  You only, (*) O Christ, with the Holy Spirit, are most high in the Glory of God the Father.  Amen.

P:  The Lord be with you.

C:  (sing) And also with you.

PRAYER OF THE DAY

P:  Let us pray. …  Almighty God, You show those in error the light of Your truth so that they may return to the way of righteousness. Grant faithfulness to all who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ's Church that they may avoid whatever is contrary to their confession and follow all such things as are pleasing to You; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C:  (sing) Amen.

(Please be seated)

GOD'S SERVICE OF THE WORD

VERSES of the INTROIT and GRADUAL :: (Spoken by Pastor)

Alleluia! O Lord, death with Your servant according to Your mercy and teach me Your statutes. I am Your servant, give me understanding: 

that I may know Your testimonies. Alleluia!

THE FIRST READINGIsaiah 6:1-7

     In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. 2 Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3 And one cried to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;  The whole earth is full of His glory!”

    4 And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke.  5 So I said:  “Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, The Lord of hosts.”

    6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar. 7 And he touched my mouth with it, and said:  “Behold, this has touched your lips; Your iniquity is taken away, And your sin purged.”

P: The Word of the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.

 

PSALM OF THE DAY

“In You Is Gladness” –  Hymn 346 CW

 

VERSES of the INTROIT and GRADUAL:: (Spoken by Pastor)

Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of Hosts: of Him and through Him, and to Him are all things. … O Lord, our Lord: How excelling in Your name in all the earth!

THE SECOND READING –  Romans 11:33-36

    33 Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!

    34 “For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has become His counselor?” 35 “Or who has first given to Him And it shall be repaid to him?”

    36 For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.

P: The Word of the Lord

C: Thanks be to God.

VERSE OF THE DAY

P: Blessed are You, O Lord, who beholds the deep: and who dwells between the cherubim.

C:  Blessed are You, O Lord, in the firmament of heaven: and greatly to be praised forever.

P: Blessed are You,  O Lord God of our Fathers: and greatly to be praised and glorified forever.  

C: (sing) Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

(Please stand)

The Gospel is read from the center of the congregation to symbolize that Jesus lived among us as He accomplished our salvation as our Savior; He died for us. He rose as He said.  He lives! He ascended into heaven. And now, until He returns to take us to our heavenly home, He comes to us today and sustains us through His Spirit's means of grace alone.

P: The Lord be with you.

C: And with Your Spirit.

P: Bless we the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.

P: The continuation of the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (*)according to … St. John 3:1-17

C: (sing) Glory be to you, O Lord!

THE GOSPEL READINGJohn 3:1-17

    There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.”

    3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

    4 Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”

    5 Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

    9 Nicodemus answered and said to Him, “How can these things be?”

    10 Jesus answered and said to him, “Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things? 11 Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness. 12 If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things? 13 No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man [b]who is in heaven. 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in Him should [c]not perish but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

 

P: The Gospel of the Lord.

C: (sing) Praise be to you, O Christ

The Athanasian Creed

The Church’s Confession of the Holy Trinity

Early in the fourth century, a new teaching appeared which claimed that Jesus was not true God. Arius, the north African priest who first proposed this theory, was extremely persuasive, and soon the controversy was so widespread that a church council was called to settle the matter. Out of that meeting in A.D. 325 came the Nicene Creed, which clearly confesses Jesus to be true God. That creed, which was expanded in A.D. 381 in order to defend the divinity of the Holy Spirit, is still widely used today as a confession of the triune faith.

 

Despite the clarity of the Nicene Creed, the controversy continued for some time. Toward the end of the fifth century, another creed was written that marveled at the mystery of the Trinity in a way that no creed had ever done. Though attributed to Athanasius, a fourth-century opponent of Arius, this anonymous creed clearly came at a later stage in the debate.

The Athanasian Creed proclaims that its teachings concerning the Holy Trinity and our Lord’s incarnation are the catholic faith. In other words, this is what the true church of all times and all places has confessed. More than 15 centuries later, the church continues to confess this truth, confident that the triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, has given himself for our salvation.

P:     Whoever desires to be saved must, above all, hold the catholic (universal) faith.

C:     Whoever does not keep it whole and undefiled will without doubt   

         perish eternally.

P:     And the catholic faith is this,

C:     That we worship one God in Trinity and Trinity in Unity, neither 

         confusing the persons nor dividing the substance.

P:     For the Father is one person, the Son is another, and the Holy Spirit is 

         another.

C:     But the Godhead of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit is one: the glory equal, the majesty coeternal.

P:      Such as the Father is, such is the Son, and such is the Holy Spirit:

C:     The Father uncreated, the Son uncreated, the Holy Spirit uncreated;

P:      The Father infinite, the Son infinite, the Holy Spirit infinite;

C:     The Father eternal, the Son eternal, the Holy Spirit eternal.

P:      And yet there are not three Eternals, but one Eternal,

C:     Just as there are not three Uncreated or three Infinites, but one Uncreated and one Infinite.

P:     In the same way, the Father is almighty, the Son almighty, the Holy Spirit almighty;

C:      And yet there are not three Almighties, but one Almighty.

P:      So the Father is God, the Son is God, the Holy Spirit is God;

C:      And yet there are not three Gods, but one God. 

 

P:     So the Father is Lord, the Son is Lord, the Holy Spirit is Lord;

C:     And yet there are not three Lords, but one Lord.

P:     Just as we are compelled by the Christian truth to acknowledge each distinct person as God and Lord, 

C:     So also are we prohibited by the catholic religion to say that there are three Gods or Lords.

P:     The Father is not made nor created nor begotten by anyone.

Men:   The Son is neither made nor created, but begotten of the Father alone.

Women:   The Holy Spirit is of the Father and of the Son, neither made nor created nor begotten, but proceeding.

P:      Thus, there is one Father, not three Fathers; one Son, not three Sons; one Holy Spirit, not three Holy Spirits.

Men:  And in this Trinity none is before or after another; none is greater or less than another;

Women:      But the whole three persons are coeternal with each other and coequal, so that in all things, as has been stated above, the Trinity in Unity and Unity in Trinity is to be worshiped.

ALL:    Therefore, whoever desires to be saved must think thus about the Trinity.

P:     But it is also necessary for everlasting salvation that one faithfully believe the incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ.

C:     Therefore, it is the right faith that we believe and confess that our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is at the same time both God and man.

Men:  He is God, begotten from the substance of the Father before all ages; 

Women:     And He is man, born from the substance of His mother in this age:

ALL:      Perfect God and perfect man, composed of a rational soul and human flesh;

P:       equal to the Father with respect to His divinity, less than the Father with respect to His humanity.

Men:        Although He is God and man, He is not two, but one Christ:

Women:     One, however, not by the conversion of the divinity into flesh, but by the assumption of the humanity into God;

All:      one altogether, not by confusion of substance, but by unity of 

           person.

P:      For as the rational soul and flesh is one man, so God and man is one Christ,

C:      Who suffered for our salvation, descended into hell, rose again the third day from the dead,

P:      Ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father, God Almighty, from whence He will come to judge the living and the dead.

C:     At His coming all people will rise again with their bodies and give an account concerning their own deeds.

P:     And those who have done good will enter into eternal life, and those who have done evil into eternal fire.

C:    This is the catholic faith; whoever does not believe it faithfully and firmly cannot be saved.

 

(Please be seated)

Hymn of The Day

“Come, Holy Ghost, Creator Blest”  –  Hymn 177 CW

THE PREACHING OF THE GOSPEL

(please stand)

OFFERTORY

C: (sing) Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.  Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your holy Spirit from me.  Restore unto me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with your free Spirit.  Amen.

(Please be seated)

OFFERING

(Please stand)

PRAYER OF THE CHURCH

P:   Merciful God and faithful Father, who chastens all whom You love , that they may not be condemned with the wicked, we beseech You: comfort us in our afflictions with Your Word and Spirit, so that by patience we may overcome the miseries of this present world, in the firm and joyful hope that You will speedily turn our sorrow into joy and glory everlasting; for the sake of Your dear Son Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one true God, world without end.  Amen.

+++ Intercessory Prayers +++

LORD'S PRAYER

P: As our Savior has commanded and taught us, we are bold to pray:

ALL:  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 andthe glory forever and ever. Amen.

GOD'S SERVICE OF HOLY COMMUNION

P: The Lord be with you

C:  (sing) and also with you

P: Lift up your hearts

C:  (sing) We lift them up to the Lord.

P: Let us give thanks to the Lord, our God.

C:  (sing) It is good and right so to do.

P: It is truly good and right that we should at all times and in all places give you thanks, O Lord, holy Father, almighty and everlasting God, through Jesus Christ our Lord,..........Therefore, with all the saints on earth and hosts of heaven, we praise your holy name and join their glorious song:

(you may kneel if you so choose.)

SANCTUS

C: (sing) Holy, (*) holy, holy Lord God of heavenly hosts: heav'n and earth are full of your glory.  Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.  Blessed is he, (+) blessed is he, blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.  Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.

 

THE WORDS OF INSTITUTION

P: Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.   

C: (sing) O Christ, Lamb of God you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us; O Christ, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us. O Christ, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; grant us your peace. Amen.

(Please be seated)

DISTRIBUTION OF CHRIST'S BODY AND BLOOD                       

(Reception in the Lord's Supper indicates unity in confession and faith. If you have not communed previously with us, please refrain  from this holy communion until you have spoken to pastor.  We respectfully ask that only those who are members in good standing of Immanuel or our sister WELS  &  ELS  congregations approach the table of our Lord.)

(you may kneel at the supper if you so choose.)

DISTRIBUTION HYMNS

“Come, Now, Almighty King”  – 193 Hymn  CW

&

“Voices Raised to You We Offer”  –  Hymn 724 CWS

Prayer before approaching the Altar:

   O Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, who by the will of the Father with the Holy Spirit has given life to the world through Your death; by this, Your most holy Body and blood, deliver me from all my sins and from every evil, and enable me ever to abide in Your commandments, and allow me never to  be separated from You; who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

So do not despise any absolution that God sets up, whether public or private; 

the more you have of God's Word the better it is." 

-- Luther, "Receiving Both Kinds in the Sacrament" (1522), Luther's Works 36:258

Prayer after returning from the Altar: 

Let Your Body which I have received and Your Blood which I have drunk, O Lord, cleave to my members; and grant that no sin remain in me, whom you have refreshed with a pure and holy sacrament; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit now and forever. Come quickly Lord Jesus. Amen.

(Please stand)

NUNC DIMITTIS

C:  (sing) Lord, now you let your servant depart in peace according to your word.  For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared before the face of all people, a light to lighten the Gentiles and the glory of your people Israel.

P:  O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.

C:  (sing) And his mercy endures forever.

P: God the Father, source of all goodness, in Your loving kindness You sent Your son to share our humanity. We thank You that through Him You have given us pardon and peace in this sacrament. We also pray that You will not forsake us bu will rule our hearts and minds by Your Holy Spirit so that we willing serve You day after day, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one true God, now and forever.

C:  (Sing)  Amen.

BENEDICTION

P: The Lord be with you. 

C: And with your Spirit. 

P: Bless We the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.

P: The Lord bless you and keep you.  

    The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you.  

    The Lord look on you with favor and give you (+) peace.

C:  (sing)  Amen.  Amen.  Amen. 

CLOSING HYMN

“Oh, that I Had a Thousand Voices”  –  194 Hymn CW

Silent Prayer

Give thanks to God and bless His Name for, having given himself to you in His Gospel preaching and Sacrament; our gracious God has forgiven you, comforted you, and delivered You from all harm and danger. Pray that you remain in Christ just as He is in you.

 

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Likewise, if faith, as our hand, is to receive anything from God, we must not seek it outside the Word and without the Word, out of the air as it were, but receive [it] from the hand of God, which He opens in the Word and Sacraments alone, offering us the fullness of His grace.  For God has determined to deal with us at this point through the Word of the Gospel and the Sacraments.  Rom 10:17 / Titus 3:5

Enchridion / Lord's Supper; paragraph 155 : Martin Chemnitz

For we believe, teach, and confess that it is only Through the Holy Spirit's Means of Grace – ie. Preached Word and Administered Sacraments – that God works faith in the Hearts of men as He chooses.  (Augustana V) - - Therefore, as Confessional Lutherans, instead of just talking about Christ, we bring / invite people to the very place where Christ promises to do His work of salvation … ie. … the Divine Service. 

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If you would like Private Absolution &Communion  … 

please contact Pastor : (608)343-9555

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Pastor will be out of town

 June 20th  -through-  July 1st

 

June Birthdays

Brendan Herpick 6/2

Kelly Cody  6/13

Aletha Smith 6/5

Ben Koroly 6/13

Niccole Weltch 6/8

Dollie Boggs  6/26

June Anniversaries

David & Cindy Rose    6/15

Tom & Karen McLaughlin     6/23

David & Marcia Tulkki      6/24

Pastor Em. Edgar & Doris Herman     6/24

Pastor Matthew & Melissa Minzlaff     6/25

June Organist Sundays

Melissa: 6/5

Deb: 6/12, 6/19

Lois: 6/26 

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