The Season After Pentecost

June 9, 2024

9:30 am

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You come to me with sword and spear and javelin;

but I come to you in the name of the

Lord of Hosts. 

~ 1 Samuel 17:45


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- Gathering -



Confession and Forgiveness

Blessed be the holy Trinity, ☩ one God, the God of manna, the God of miracles, the God of mercy.


Drawn to Christ and seeking God’s abundance, let us confess our sin.

Silence is kept for reflection.

God, our provider,

help us. It is hard to believe there is enough to share. We question your ways when they differ from the ways of the world in which we live. We turn to our own understanding rather than trusting in you. We take offense at your teachings and your ways. Turn us again to you. Where else can we turn? Share with us the words of eternal life and feed us for life in the world. Amen.

Beloved people of God: in Jesus, the manna from heaven, you are fed and nourished. By Jesus, the worker of miracles, there is always more than enough. Through Jesus, ☩ the bread of life, you are shown God’s mercy: you are forgiven and loved into abundant life.





Gathering Hymn 665

Opening Dialogue and Greeting

God calls us out of our dark places, offering us the grace of new life.

When we see nothing but hopelessness, God surprises us with the breath of the Holy Spirit.

May God call us out of our complacency and routines, set us free from our self- bonds,

and fill us with love, compassion, and peace.

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.

Prayer of the Day

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

All-powerful God, in Jesus Christ you turned death into life and defeat into victory. Increase our faith and trust in him, that we may triumph over all evil in the strength of the same Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.



- Word - 



Children's Message

First Reading 1 Samuel 17:1a, 4-7, 32-48

1aNow the Philistines gathered their armies for battle. 

4And there came out from the camp of the Philistines a champion named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span. 5He had a helmet of bronze on his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail; the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of bronze. 6He had greaves of bronze on his legs and a javelin of bronze slung between his shoulders. 7The shaft of his spear was like a weaver’s beam, and his spear’s head weighed six hundred shekels of iron; and his shield-bearer went before him. 


32David said to Saul, “Let no one’s heart fail because of him; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.” 33Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are just a boy, and he has been a warrior from his youth.” 34But David said to Saul, “Your servant used to keep sheep for his father; and whenever a lion or a bear came, and took a lamb from the flock, 35I went after it and struck it down, rescuing the lamb from its mouth; and if it turned against me, I would catch it by the jaw, strike it down, and kill it. 36Your servant has killed both lions and bears; and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be like one of them, since he has defied the armies of the living God.” 37David said, “The Lord, who saved me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, will save me from the hand of this Philistine.” So Saul said to David, “Go, and may the Lord be with you!”

38Saul clothed David with his armor; he put a bronze helmet on his head and clothed him with a coat of mail. 39David strapped Saul’s sword over the armor, and he tried in vain to walk, for he was not used to them. Then David said to Saul, “I cannot walk with these; for I am not used to them.” So David removed them. 40Then he took his staff in his hand, and chose five smooth stones from the wadi, and put them in his shepherd’s bag, in the pouch; his sling was in his hand, and he drew near to the Philistine.

41The Philistine came on and drew near to David, with his shield-bearer in front of him. 42When the Philistine looked and saw David, he disdained him, for he was only a youth, ruddy and handsome in appearance. 43The Philistine said to David, “Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. 44The Philistine said to David, “Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the air and to the wild animals of the field.” 45But David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with sword and spear and javelin; but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46This very day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you down and cut off your head; and I will give the dead bodies of the Philistine army this very day to the birds of the air and to the wild animals of the earth, so that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, 47and that all this assembly may know that the Lord does not save by sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord’s and he will give you into our hand.”

48When the Philistine drew nearer to meet David, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine. 49David put his hand in his bag, took out a stone, slung it, and struck the Philistine on his forehead; the stone sank into his forehead, and he fell face down on the ground.


Word of God. Word of life. 

Thanks be to God.



Second Reading               Ephesians 6:10, 14-18

10 Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power;  14 Stand, therefore, and belt your waist with truth and put on the breastplate of righteousness 15 and lace up your sandals in preparation for the gospel of peace. 16 With all of these, take the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints.

Word of God. Word of life.

Thanks be to God.

Gospel Mark 4:35-41

The Holy Gospel according to Mark.

Glory to you, O Lord.

35When evening had come, [Jesus said to the disciples,] “Let us go across to the other side.” 36And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. 37A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. 38But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” 39He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. 40He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” 41And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, O Christ.

Sermon Goliath: Ghoulies and Ghosties and Things That Go Bump in the Night

Hymn of the Day 768 Lead Me, Guide Me

Cannot be reprinted here.

Apostles' Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.


I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s 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 to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead.


I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

Prayers of Intercession

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

- Meal -


The peace of the risen Christ be with you all.

And also with you.

Offertory Hymn 531

Offertory Prayer

Jesus, Bread of life,

you have set this table with your very self, and called us to the feast of plenty. Gather what has been sown among us, and strengthen us in this meal. Make us to be what we receive here, your body for the life of the world. Amen.


Great Thanksgiving 

It is our duty and our joy... join in unending song:

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.

Hymn 785       

Post Communion Blessing and Prayer

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


Jesus, Bread of life, we have received from your table more than we could ever ask. As you have nourished us in this meal, now strengthen us to love the world with your own life. In your name we pray.



- Sending -


Sending Hymn 860


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

Mothers in Need of Others

For the month of May we will be collecting for Mothers In Need of Others (MINO) ministry which assists social service agencies and churches by providing emergency items for families in crisis. We will be collecting baby care items: diapers (newborn to adult), wipes, formula, baby food, shampoo, bottles, bibs and receiving blankets. Also personal care items: pads, tampons, nursing pads, soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes brushes and toothpaste. Thank you in advance for you continual generosity.

Church Picnic - Sunday June 9th, 11am

Join in the fun at the Valley View Shelter at Webster Park! Look for a sign-up sheet in the downstairs hallway, or call/email the office. Hot dogs, hamburgers, and veggie burgers are provided. Please bring a dish to share and place settings.

One Night Only in June - Introduction to Tai Chi

Tai chi involves a series of slow gentle movements and physical postures, a meditative state of mind, and controlled breathing. While originating as an ancient martial art, Tai Chi has become more focused on health promotion and rehabilitation. On Monday, June 10 at 7 p.m., Joe Hennekey and Nina Viron, two teachers at The Rochester T’ai Chi Ch’uan Center, will join us at the church to share an introduction to this practice, including some basic moves. We hope to meet outdoors but will find an indoor spot, if required by poor weather. Mark your calendars and invite your friends for One Night Only! and get the inside scoop on this health craze for folks of all ages.

Volunteer at Camp Joy this summer!

Since its foundation in 1982, Camp Joy – a week-long overnight summer camp for developmentally disabled adults - has thrived as an ENTIRELY volunteer based organization. To maintain our Christ-centered, inspirational, fun-filled experience for the 100 individuals who attend camp every year, we need volunteers like you!

Camp is held at the Rotary Sunshine Campus in Rush, NY, and this year will be June 23rd-28th (Sunday-Friday). Both full- and part-time staff are needed, full room and board are provided for full-time staff, and there is absolutely no monetary requirement for volunteers and no previous experience with this population needed! Part-time volunteers are welcomed to meals while there.

Please consider being a part of this outstanding organization and share the experience of a lifetime to continue to make this camp possible for so many individuals who desire this fulfilling experience. As all volunteers need to have background checks, registration, even if unsure of dates available that week, needs to be done as early as possible. For more information or to register as a volunteer, visit our website:

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.

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