The Season After Pentecost

July 7, 2024

9:30 am

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Now a new king arose over Egypt

who did not know Joseph...

~ Exodus 1:8


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- Gathering -



Confession and Forgiveness

In the name of the Father, and of the ☩ Son, and of the Holy Spirit.


God is merciful. God is compassionate. God is love. God reaches out and takes us by the hand and promises us grace and mercy. Let us confess our sins in the presence of God and of one another.

Silence is kept for reflection.

God, You call us to step out in faith, to place our lives in your hands, and to wholeheartedly commit to following you. We confess that it is not always easy to follow where you lead—to turn away from our own personal wants and desires, to let go of our safety nets and trust that you will provide for us in all things. Forgive us when we doubt you, God. Increase our faith. Open our eyes to see past our own interests and concerns, to your broader vision for us and for our world. Amen.

By water and the Holy Spirit God gives you a new birth, and through the death and resurrection of ☩ Jesus Christ, God forgives you all your sins. The God of mercy and might strengthen you in all goodness and keep you in eternal life.





The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

       And also with you.



Hymn of Praise

Prayer of the Day

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

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.  



- Word - 



Children's Message

First Reading Exodus 1:8-21

Now a new king arose over Egypt who did not know Joseph. He said to his people, “Look, the Israelite people are more numerous and more powerful than we. 10 Come, let us deal shrewdly with them, or they will increase and, in the event of war, join our enemies and fight against us and escape from the land.” 11 Therefore they set taskmasters over them to oppress them with forced labor. They built supply cities, Pithom and Rameses, for Pharaoh. 12 But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread, so that the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites. 13 The Egyptians subjected the Israelites to hard servitude 14 and made their lives bitter with hard servitude in mortar and bricks and in every kind of field labor. They were ruthless in all the tasks that they imposed on them.

15 The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah, 16 “When you act as midwives to the Hebrew women and see them on the birthstool, if it is a son, kill him, but if it is a daughter, she shall live.” 17 But the midwives feared God; they did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but they let the boys live. 18 So the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and said to them, “Why have you done this and allowed the boys to live?” 19 The midwives said to Pharaoh, “Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women, for they are vigorous and give birth before the midwife comes to them.” 20 So God dealt well with the midwives, and the people multiplied and became very strong. 21 And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families. 


Word of God. Word of life. 

Thanks be to God.


Gospel Mark 6:6b-13

The Holy Gospel according to Mark.

Glory to you, O Lord.


[Jesus] went about among the villages teaching. 7 He called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. 8 He ordered them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts; 9 but to wear sandals and not to put on two tunics. 10 He said to them, “Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave the place. 11 If any place will not welcome you and they refuse to hear you, as you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.” 12 So they went out and proclaimed that all should repent. 13 They cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, O Christ.

Sermon Shiphrah and Puah: Challenging the System

Hymn of the Day 396

Affirmation of Faith

We believe in God the Creator,

who created and is creating everything: the universe, the world, the plants and animals, and us; each of us, unique, individual and beloved of God.


We believe in God the Christ,

who saved and is saving everything: the universe, the world, the plants and animals, and us: each of us; unique, individual and beloved of the Christ.


We believe in God the Holy Spirit,

who guided and is guiding everything: the universe, the world, the plants and animals, and us; each of us, unique, individual and beloved of the Spirit.


We believe that this one God in three persons, is present among us, working directly in our lives and the lives of all who are born into this world, striving to bring us back into harmony with all creation and with God: forgiving, healing, touching everyone, never rejecting any who willingly receive this freely offered gift of love and grace and eternal life.

Prayers of Intercession

The Prayer Response is sung at the beginning and at the conclusion of the prayers.

After each petition:

God, in your mercy,

hear our prayer.

- Meal -


The peace of the risen Christ be with you all.

And also with you.

Offertory Hymn 465

Offertory Prayer

Gracious God,

you bless us with gifts of guidance, new life, growth in grace, and fruitful labor. Accept the first fruits of time and toil, field and orchard we offer here. Bless and multiply these gifts to our nurture and the care of your creation; for the sake of your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.


Great Thanksgiving

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.

It is indeed right, our duty and our joy... join their unending hymn:

Eucharistic Prayer

Lord’s Prayer

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.



All are invited to share in this meal of grace and love and may come forward at the direction of the usher, then return by way of the side aisles. The bread is gluten-free. Wine is shared by pouring chalice. Pre-filled cups of grape juice are available. If you would like to receive communion at your seat, please inform the usher.

Communion Hymn 482

Post Communion Blessing and Prayer

The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen you and keep you in his grace.


O God, in this holy communion you have welcomed us into your presence, nourished us with words of mercy, and fed us at your table. Amid the cares of this life, strengthen us to love you with all our heart, serve our neighbors with a willing spirit, and honor the earth you have made; through Christ our Lord.



- Sending -


Sending Hymn 546


Go in peace. You are the body of Christ!

Thanks be to God!



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What's Happening at Immanuel...

Walking with God

The bible is filled with stories of all sorts of people whose lives were turned upside down by God’s call. Some are well-known. But many are tucked away and often forgotten and overshadowed. For the next few weeks we will encounter some of these lesser known people who are part of God’s story of love, grace, and hope. We will hear about people of amazing faith as well as others who greatly challenged God’s people. So come along on our journey as we grow with God’s people of long, long ago!

June 2                         Miriam: Singing God's Song of Hope                         

June 9                         Goliath: Bullies and God’s Plan

June 16                       Joseph: God’s Quiet Caregiver

June 23                       Hannah: God Hears

June 30                      The Ethiopian Eunuch: Outies Become Innies

July 7                          Shiprah and Puah: Challenging the System

July 14                        Pharisees: Struggling to Serve Faithfully

July 21                        Onesimus: Living in the Middle

July 28                        Hungry People on a Hillside: The Crowds Who Hungered for More than Food

Immanuel’s Veggie Garden

Feel free to take a stroll through Immanuel’s Veggie Garden! The tomatoes, beans, squash, cucumbers, and peppers will be shared with people in the community. See Pastor Joanne if you would like to help with watering, weeding and harvesting! What an amazing way to see God at work in the world!

Breakfast and Bibles

Wednesdays at 9 am

What could be better than beginning your day with friends over breakfast? Add in conversation, laughter and fun as we look at the upcoming readings for Sunday's worship, and you've got a fantastic way to begin you Wednesdays. Join us to learn more about the bible, one another, and how God stops at nothing to be with us!

We gather at Panera Bread on Holt Road at 9 every Wednesday.

Adult Vacation Bible School – July 29-August 1

Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy. God gave this commandment to all of the people of God as a gift, as grace, as a way of honoring not only God, but one another. For 4 nights we will talk about rest – why it is necessary for us and for God’s creation, how other faith traditions celebrate this gift, and how we can claim this amazing gift for ourselves to enhance our lives. We gather from 6:30-8, Monday through Thursday, for a time of learning, conversation, and fun. Be sure to come to all or just one evening for a time of wonderful refreshment!

All music from today's worship reprinted by permission under OneLicense #A-714459.

Affirmation of Faith: Copyright Lisa Frenz, from a Thanksgiving Liturgy written for the Mount Carmel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Portland, Oregon. All Rights Reserved. Used with permission.


Sundays and Copyright 2024, Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License #23581.


New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


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