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

 

Second Sunday after Trinity – June 26th, 2022

[The Great Invitation]

Common Service –  :: p15 Christian Worship

Communion will follow the Benediction & Dismissal

 

Explanation of the Week:  Wisdom has issued an invitation to the divine feast: “Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed. Forsake foolishness and live” (Prov 9:1-10). This is the call of the Spirit of Christ to believe the Gospel and to receive His saving gifts in the Holy Supper. Many make excuses and reject this invitation, even as the Jews did in the days of Jesus, yet the Master’s house will be filled. The Gospel call, therefore, goes out to the lowly and despised, into the highways, even to all the Gentiles (Luke 14:15-24). For “you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ” (Eph 2:13-22). In Christ, believing Jews and Gentiles are no longer strangers but fellow members of the household of God. The enmity of class and race is put to death through the cross. Having been reconciled in the one body of Christ, we are enabled to love one another (1 John 3:13-18) as we await the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom which will have no end.

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)

The Lord was my Support. He brought me out into a broad place. He delivered me because He delighted in me. I will love You, O Lord, my Strength; The Lord is my Rock and my Fortress.  …  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

“Today Your Mercy Calls Us” – 339 CW

(Please stand during the final verse)

 

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

C: (sing) 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. …  O Lord, since You never fail to help and govern those whom You nurture in Your steadfast fear and love, work in us a perpetual fear and love of Your holy name; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

C:  (sing) Amen.

(Please be seated)

GOD'S SERVICE OF THE WORD

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

Alleluia! O Lord, deal 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 READING – Proverbs 9:1-10

        Wisdom has built her house,  She has hewn out her seven pillars;  2 She has slaughtered her meat,  She has mixed her wine,  She has also furnished her table.  3 She has sent out her maidens,  She cries out from the highest places of the city,  4 “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!”  As for him who lacks understanding, she says to him,  5 “Come, eat of my bread  And drink of the wine I have mixed.  6 Forsake foolishness and live,  And go in the way of understanding.

     7 “He who corrects a scoffer gets shame for himself,  And he who rebukes a wicked man only harms himself.  8 Do not correct a scoffer, lest he hate you;  Rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.  9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser;  Teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

    10 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,  And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

P: The Word of the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.

 

PSALM OF THE DAY

“Praise to You and Adoration” –  Hymn 470 CW

 

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

In my distress I cried unto the Lord: and he heard me.

THE SECOND READING – Ephesians 2:13-22

13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

    14 For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, 15 having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, 16 and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. 17 And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near. 18 For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.

     19 Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, 21 in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, 22 in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

P: The Word of the Lord

C: Thanks be to God.

VERSE OF THE DAY

P: Alleluia. Alleluia. O Lord, deliver my soul from lying lips and from a deceitful tongue.  …  God judges the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.  Alleluia. 

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. Luke 14:15-24

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

THE GOSPEL READINGLuke 14:15-24

15 Now when one of those who sat at the table with Him heard these things, he said to Him, “Blessed is he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God!”

    16 Then He said to him, “A certain man gave a great supper and invited many, 17 and sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, ‘Come, for all things are now ready.’ 18 But they all with one accord began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it. I ask you to have me excused.’ 19 And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them. I ask you to have me excused.’ 20 Still another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’ 21 So that servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor and the maimed and the lame and the blind.’ 22 And the servant said, ‘Master, it is done as you commanded, and still there is room.’    

    23 Then the master said to the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. 24 For I say to you that none of those men who were invited shall taste my supper.’ ”

 

P: The Gospel of our Lord.

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

(Please be seated)

THE APOSTLES CREED

ALL:  I believe in God, (*) the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth.

            I believe 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 is seated

at the right hand of God the Father almighty. From there 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 everlasting. Amen.

 

Hymn of The Day

“God Loved the World So that He Gave”  – Hymn 391  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: Almighty and Everlasting God, the Source of all life and joy, who by the glad sound of the Gospel has called us to have part in Your Kingdom and glory; shine into our hearts, we beseech You, by Your Word and Spirit, and draw us with the cords of Your constraining grace, that we may heartily choose that good part which shall not be taken away from us, and give all diligence to make our calling and election sure; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives  and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever one 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.

(Please be seated)

The Historic / Confessional Practice of the Christian Church

Historically, Scripturally, and Confessionally, since the time of the Apostles, the Holy Christian Church celebrated the divine service, not only rejoicing to receive the Service of Word preached when it gathered together, but joyously continuing on to celebrate the Service of the Sacrament where Christ intimately unites Himself to his Bride, the Church. Christ never gave a portion of Himself to His Bride, but all of Himself.  He Spoke AND ate with sinners, he out-poured the promise of salvation and It's beautiful promise to men, inviting them to receive him; and then served  His beloved  those benefits at His feast.

 I, as Christ's under-shepherd, invite you to celebrate the feast of Christ's body and blood following the benediction and blessing.

Please come and join with your fellow brothers and sisters in receiving the benefits you just heard of from the pulpit at the Table Christ prepared for you!

HYMN OF THANKSGIVING

“Here, O My Lord, I See You Face to Face”  –  Hymn 315 CW

(please stand for prayer)

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

P:  Let nothing hinder Your Word from being freely proclaimed to the joy and edifying of Christ's holy people, so that we may serve You in steadfast faith and confess Your name as long as we live, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C:  (Sing)  Amen.

BENEDICTION

P: The Lord be with you. 

C: And with your Spirit. 

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

“May God Bestow on Us His Grace” – Hymn 574 CW

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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

Special Thanks

to Pastor Mike Bater for Conducting

the Divine Service & Worshiping with us

Pastor will be out of town through July 1st 

if immediate pastoral care is needed during this time, please contact:

Pastor James Frey  –  St. Paul's, Belleville  – 734-771-5245

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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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2nd Sunday after Trinity

Luke 14:16-24

12.                                                       This man who prepared this supper is our Lord God Himself. He is a great and rich Lord, Who also once prepared a feast according to His glorious majesty and honor, and it was such a supper which is called great and glorious, not only on account of the host, who is God Himself, for it would be a glorious supper if He had only given a vegetable broth or a dry crust; yet the food is beyond all measure great and costly, namely, the Holy Gospel, yea, Christ our Lord Himself. He is Himself the food, and is offered unto us through the Gospel, how He has made satisfaction by His death for our sins, and has redeemed us from all the misery of eternal death, of hell, of the wrath of God, sin and eternal condemnation.

 

13.                                                       This preaching of Christ is the great and glorious supper with which He feeds His guests and sanctifies them through His Holy Baptism, and comforts and strengthens them through the Sacrament of His Body and Blood, that nothing may be wanting and a great plenty may be at hand and all become satisfied. . . .  For it is an inexhaustible food and an everlasting drink, as our Gospel says: He who believeth on this Lord Jesus Christ, that He was born for us of the Virgin Mary and crucified for our sins under Pontius Pilate, died, descended into hell, and rose again from the dead and sitteth at the right hand of God, etc.; he who believes this, eats and drinks truly from this supper. For to believe in Christ the Lord means to eat and to drink, from which the people become satisfied, fat and stout and strong, so that they are joyful forever.

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