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



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 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!




7th Sunday after Trinity  / Pentecost 8  –  July 18, 2021

[the Lord sanctifies “sets apart in His holiness” our bodies]

Word and Sacrament :: p26 Christian Worship


Explanation of the week:   In the Garden of Eden, our first parents received food freely from the gracious hand of God apart from any burdensome work (Gen 2:7-17). But after the fall, food would be received only through toil and labor. The curse declared, "In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground." In other words, "The wages of sin is death" (Rom 6:19-23). But into this wilderness world came Jesus the Messiah to restore creation. Having compassion on the weary multitudes, He renewed the bounty of Eden on the third day, freely granting an abundance of bread to the 4000 (Mark 8:1-9). So also our Lord Jesus, having endured the burden of our sin, was raised on the third day to bring us back to Paradise. He now miraculously turns the bread of death into the Bread of Life in the Sacrament, giving you His very body and blood for your forgiveness. For "the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."


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 and so forgive you, comfort you,  and deliver you from all harm and danger to soul and body.




VERSES of the INTROIT and GRADUAL :: (Pastor)

 Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph. Fro the Lord Most High is awesome. He will subdue the peoples under us, and the nations under our feet. … 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. 



“Come, Oh, Come, Life-Giving Spirit” – Hymn 181 CW

(Please stand during the final verse)


P: The grace of our Lord (+) Jesus Christ, the Love of God the Father and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

C: And also with you.




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

C: Who made heaven and earth.


P: God invites us to come into His presence to worship Him with humble and penitent hearts. Therefore let us acknowledge our sinfulness and ask him to forgive us. 


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.


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 the Word, 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: Amen.



P: For all that we need in life, and for the wisdom to use all Your gifts with gratitude and joy, hear our prayer, O Lord.

C: (sing)  Lord, have mercy.


For the steadfast assurance that nothing can separate us from Your love, and for the courage to stand firm against the assaults of Satan and every evil, hear our prayer, O Christ.

C: (sing) Christ, have mercy.


P: For the well-being of Your Holy Church in all the world, and for those who offer here their worship and praise, hear our prayer, O Lord.

C: (sing) Lord, have mercy.


P: Merciful God, maker and preserver of life, uphold us by Your power, and keep us in Your tender care.

C: (sing) Amen.




P:  The Works of the Lord are great and glorious; His name is worthy of praise.


In place of  “O Lord, Our Lord” the congregation sings 

Hymn 264 “Glory Be to God in Heaven”


P:  The Lord be with you.

C:  And with your Spirit.

P:  Bless we the Lord.

C:  Thanks be to God. 



P:  Let us pray. … O God, whose never-failing providence orders all things both in heaven and earth, we humbly implore You to put away from us all hurtful things and to give us those things that are profitable for us; 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)



VERSES of the INTROIT and GRADUAL :: (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 – Genesis 2:7-17

    7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

    8 The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed. 9 And out of the ground the Lord God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

    10 Now a river went out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it parted and became four riverheads. 11 The name of the first is Pishon; it is the one which skirts the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. 12 And the gold of that land is good. Bdellium and the onyx stone are there. 13 The name of the second river is Gihon; it is the one which goes around the whole land of Cush. 14 The name of the third river is Hiddekel; it is the one which goes toward the east of Assyria. The fourth river is the Euphrates.

    15 Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”


P: The Word of the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.



Psalm 146  –  page 120CW


VERSES of the INTROIT and GRADUAL:: (Pastor)

Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

They looked to Him and were radiant; their faces were not ashamed. 



    19 I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness.

    20 For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. 21 What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. 22 But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.


P: The Word of the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.



P:  Alleluia. Alleluia. Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples!

     Shout to God with the voice of triumph! Alleluia. 

C: (sing) Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! These words are written that we may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. 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. Mark 8:1-9



     In those days, the multitude being very great and having nothing to eat, Jesus called His disciples to Him and said to them, 2 “I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued with Me three days and have nothing to eat. 3 And if I send them away hungry to their own houses, they will faint on the way; for some of them have come from afar.”

    4 Then His disciples answered Him, “How can one satisfy these people with bread here in the wilderness?”

    5 He asked them, “How many loaves do you have?”

    And they said, “Seven.”

    6 So He commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground. And He took the seven loaves and gave thanks, broke them and gave them to His disciples to set before them; and they set them before the multitude. 7 They also had a few small fish; and having blessed them, He said to set them also before them. 8 So they ate and were filled, and they took up seven large baskets of leftover fragments. 9 Now those who had eaten were about four thousand. And He sent them away,


P: The Gospel of our Lord.

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


(Please be seated)



“All Praise to God Who Reigns Above” – Hymn 236 CW 





(please stand)



ALL:  We Believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, (*) maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.



      We Believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one being with the Father. Through Him all things were made. For us and for our salvation, He came down from heaven, (*) was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary, and became fully human. For our sake He was crucified under Pontius Pilate. He suffered death and was buried. On the third day He rose again in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated on the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and His kingdom will have no end.  

           We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who in unity with the Father and the Son is (*) worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. 

We believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead and the (+) life of the world to come. Amen. 


(Please be seated)




(Please stand)



P: Lord God, heavenly Father, in the wilderness by Your Son You abundantly fed four thousand men, besides women and children, with seven loaves and a few small fish: We beseech You, graciously abide among us with Your blessing, and keep us from covetousness and cares of this life, that we may seek first Your Kingdom and Your Righteousness, and in all things needed for body and soul, experience Your ever-present help; through Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one true God, now ad forever. 

C: Amen.



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 right to give Him thanks and praise.


P: Praise to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In love He has blessed us with every spiritual blessing. … [seasonal sentence]  …  Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ. To Him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and thanks and honor and glory for ever and ever. 


(you may kneel if you so choose.)



C: (sing) Holy, (*) holy, holy  is the Lord of hosts. The whole earth is full of Your glory You are my God, and I will exalt You. I will give you thanks, for You have become my salvation. Holy, (+) holy, holy is the Lord of Hosts. The whole earth is full of your glory.



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



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 and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

P: The peace (+) of the Lord be with you always.

C: (sing)  Amen.



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)



(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.)



“O Living Bread from Heaven”  –  Hymn 314 CW


“Lord, Help Us Ever to Retain” –  Hymn 514 CW


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. 


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)



In place of “Thank the Lord” the Congregation sings

Hymn 318 CW – “Sent Forth by God's Blessing”


P: Hear the prayer of Your people, O Lord, that the lips which have praised you here may glorify You in the world, that the eyes which have seen the coming of Your son may long for His coming again, and that all who have received in His true Body and Blood the pledge of Your forgiveness may be restored to live a new and holy life, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C: (Sing)  Amen.



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. 



“Through Jesus' Blood and Merit”  –  Hymn 445 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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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


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. 




Thank you to those who have given their time and efforts to help in  beautifying the Lord's House!


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Pumpkinfest Booth

If you are interested in helping with the Pumpkinfest booth, 

please speak with Dennis Smith by today!


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Council Meeting – Tuesday @ 7:30pm

Voter's Meeting – NEXT Sunday following God's Service


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Streaming …We are still streaming the Divine Service every Sunday.  …  Knowing that God is always in control, we also continue to invite and encourage all of you to gather together with your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ in person to commune and grow as one family in God's eternal blessings of forgiveness, peace, hope, comfort and joy; as well as to encourage one another in brotherly love.

On Facebook …  Immanuel Lutheran Church South Lyon - WELS 


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If you  would like private absolution & communion;

 call or text Pastor to set up an appointment @ 608-343-9555 


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Supporting the ongoing ministry of the church during this time … please feel free to mail your offering to the church or drop it off in the mail slot if you are unable to join with us.   

…  if you happen to be in the area  or are joining with us to receive God's Service on Sunday you can simply drop it in the offering plate. Thank you.  And God's continued blessings be upon you.


July Birthdays

Marcia Tulkki  7/8

Rebecca Janes  7/10

Marilee Gibson 7/17

Konna Gallagher  7/19

Matt Collins  7/21

Jeri Burn  7/23

Justin Cody  7/27

Diane Keast  7/29



July Anniversaries

John & Diane Keast   7/24


July Organists











Please see the Usher/Teller Schedule in the Sacristy or via e-news


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