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Monthly Archive for: ‘July, 2018’

August Highlights

Good Sam Happenings 

August 5 [Sunday Theme] “Come in for What You Need, Stay for the Needs of Others”

August 12 [Sunday Theme] “When Bread is More Than “Bread”

August 19 [Sunday Theme] “Finding Jesus in the Bread”

August 26 [Sunday Theme] “A Feast of Hope”

 

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, July 29, 2018

…from Worship at Good Sam on July 29, 2018, Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Lessons: 2 Samuel 11:1-15, Psalm 145:10-18, Ephesians 3:14-21, John 6:1-21

Sermon: A Message from Pastor Carlsen 

Prayer: Gracious God, you have placed within the hearts of all your children a longing for your word and a hunger for your truth. Grant that we may know your Son to be the true bread of heaven and share this bread with all the world, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

The sermon begins after the reading from John’s Gospel.

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, July 15, 2018

…from Worship at Good Sam on July 15, 2018, Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Lessons: Amos 7:7-15, Psalm 85:8-13, Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:14-29

Sermon: A Measured Course and a Plumb Line

Prayer: O God, from you come all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works. Give to us, your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, that our hearts may be set to obey your commandments; and also that we, being defended from the fear of our enemies, may live in peace and quietness, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

The sermon begins after the reading from Mark’s Gospel.

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, July 8, 2018

…from Worship at Good Sam on July 8, 2018, Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Lessons: Ezekiel 2:1-5, Psalm 123, 2 Corinthians 12:2-10, Mark 6:1-13

Sermon: I Forgot to Check My Hearing Aids…

Prayer:  God of the covenant, in our baptism you call us to proclaim the coming of your kingdom. Give us the courage you gave the apostles, that we may faithfully witness to your love and peace in every circumstance of life, in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

The sermon begins after the reading from Mark’s Gospel.

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, July 1, 2018

…from Worship at Good Sam on July 1, 2018, Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Lessons: Lamentations 3:22-33, Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-24, Psalm 30, 2 Corinthians 8:7-15, Mark 5:21-43

Sermon: A Healing Touch in the Midst of Lamentation

Prayer:  Almighty and merciful God, we implore you to hear the prayers of your people. Be our strong defense against all harm and danger, that we may live and grow in faith and hope, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

The sermon begins after the reading from Mark’s Gospel.

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, June 24, 2018

…from Worship at Good Sam on June 24, 2018, Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Lessons: Job 38:1-11, Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, Mark 4:35-41

Sermon: A Message from Pastor Carlsen

Prayer:  O God of creation, eternal majesty, you preside over land and sea, sunshine and storm. By your strength pilot us, by your power preserve us, by your wisdom instruct us, and by your hand protect us, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

The sermon begins after the reading from Mark’s Gospel.

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, June 17, 2018

…from Worship at Good Sam on June 17, 2018, Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Lessons: Ezekiel 17:22-24, Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 14 -17, Mark 4:26-34

Sermon: “Sanctuary is Received and Shared”

Prayer:  O God, you are the tree of life, offering shelter to all the world. Graft us into yourself and nurture our growth, that we may bear your truth and love to those in need, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

The sermon begins after the reading from Mark’s Gospel.