THE DAY OF PENTECOST
June 5, 2022
IN THE NAME OF JESUS, WELCOME TO ST. PAUL’S!
8:30 & 10:30 a.m.
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THE ENTRANCE RITE
PRELUDE Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord Setting: 1. 2. Robert J. Powell; 3. Matthew Machemer
ENTRANCE HYMN #497 Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord
1 Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord,
With all Your graces now outpoured
On each believer’s mind and heart;
Your fervent love to them impart.
Lord, by the brightness of Your light
In holy faith Your Church unite;
From ev’ry land and ev’ry tongue
This to Your praise, O Lord, our God, be sung:
2 Come, holy Light, guide divine,
Now cause the Word of life to shine.
Teach us to know our God aright
And call Him Father with delight.
From ev’ry error keep us free;
Let none but Christ our master be
That we in living faith abide,
In Him, our Lord, with all our might confide.
3 Come, holy Fire, comfort true,
Grant us the will Your work to do
And in Your service to abide;
Let trials turn us not aside.
Lord, by Your pow’r prepare each heart,
And to our weakness strength impart
That bravely here we may contend,
Through life and death to You, our Lord, ascend.
CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION p. 167
In the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Silence for reflection on God’s Word and for self-examination.
Let us then confess our sins to God our Father.
Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We justly deserve Your present and eternal punishment. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.
Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
KYRIE p. 168
In peace let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
For the peace from above and for our salvation let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
For the peace of the whole world, for the well-being of the Church of God, and for the unity of all let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
For this holy house and for all who offer here their worship and praise let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord.
HYMN OF PRAISE – “Gloria in Excelsis” p. 170
Glory to God in the highest, and peace to His people on earth.
Lord God, heavenly king, almighty God and Father:
We worship You, we give You thanks, we praise You for Your glory.
Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God:
You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.
You are seated at the right hand of the Father; receive our prayer.
For You alone are the Holy One, You alone are the Lord,
You alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
THE PRAYER OF THE DAY
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Let us pray. O God,
on this day You once taught the hearts of Your faithful people by sending them the light of Your Holy Spirit. Grant us in our day by the same Spirit to have a right understanding in all things and evermore to rejoice in His holy consolation; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
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THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
FIRST LESSON (Be seated) Genesis 11:1-9
Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.” And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built. And the Lord said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another’s speech.” So the Lord dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth. And from there the Lord dispersed them over the face of all the earth.
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
PSALM 143 (read responsively by verse)
Hear my prayer, O Lord;
give ear to my pleas for mercy!
In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness!
Enter not into judgment with your servant,
for no one living is righteous before you.
For the enemy has pursued my soul;
he has crushed my life to the ground;
he has made me sit in darkness like those long dead.
Therefore my spirit faints within me;
my heart within me is appalled.
I remember the days of old;
I meditate on all that you have done;
I ponder the work of your hands.
I stretch out my hands to you;
my soul thirsts for you like a parched land.
Answer me quickly, O Lord!
My spirit fails!
Hide not your face from me,
lest I be like those who go down to the pit.
Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love,
for in you I trust.
Make me know the way I should go,
for to you I lift up my soul.
Deliver me from my enemies, O Lord!
I have fled to you for refuge!
Teach me to do your will,
for you are my God!
Let your good Spirit lead me
on level ground!
For your name’s sake, O Lord, preserve my life!
In your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble!
And in your steadfast love you will cut off my enemies,
and you will destroy all the adversaries of my soul,
for I am your servant.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning,
is now, and will be forever. Amen.
SECOND LESSON Acts 2:1-21
When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.”
But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. For these men are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. But this is what was uttered through the prophet Joel:
“‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh,
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,
and your old men shall dream dreams;
even on my male servants and female servants
in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy.
And I will show wonders in the heavens above
and signs on the earth below,
blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke;
the sun shall be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood,
before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day.
And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’”
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
(10:30) CHILDREN’S SERMON
ALLELUIA VERSE (Stand)
Alleluia. Lord, to whom shall we go?
You have the words of eternal life. Alleluia.
GOSPEL John 14:23-31
The Holy Gospel according to St. John, the 14th chapter
Glory to You, O Lord.
Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father’s who sent me.
“These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. And now I have told you before it takes place, so that when it does take place you may believe. I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no claim on me, but I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Rise, let us go from here.”
This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to You, O Christ.
SERMON (Be seated)
Grace, mercy and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus. Amen. Dear friends in Christ:
In the scripture lesson just read, Jesus said: “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him” (v.23). The promise of Jesus here – that he and the Father will come to us and make their home with us – gladdens our hearts. For we know the blessings of home – things such as safety, joy, comfort and love – and here we are told that God offers to bring these to us.
But how exactly does God bring them? And what exactly does this promise of his mean?
Let’s begin our thoughts on these questions by noting that Jesus had also used the word “home” earlier in the chapter. There it was used in another beautiful promise – a very famous and beloved one – the one where he speaks about heaven, saying “in my Father’s house are many homes,” which we usually translate as “many rooms” or “many dwelling places,” and which the old King James Version translated as “many mansions.” The two ideas in this promise are that there is plenty of room for people in heaven and that those who end up there will know that they are in a great place – a place where they will be safe, secure and filled with joy because of the good relationships they will have there. Our dwelling place there will be a home and not just a house.
When Jesus, then, says in today’s text that he and the Father will make their home with us, he’s telling us that this presence will cause us to experience many of these same blessings here on earth. We will find safety and security, friendship and joy – even now. And these will come as a result of knowing that God is both with us and for us. They will come as we receive God through the Holy Spirit – God’s unseen but powerful presence in and among us.
Today we remember the powerful giving of the Spirit to Jesus’ first disciples on the day of Pentecost. On that day the promised Holy Spirit was poured out upon those first followers of Jesus, and they came together as a household of faith. Pentecost was and is the birthday of the Christian Church.
At our Pentecost celebrations today, the church often has us read as the Old Testament lesson the story from Genesis 11 about the tower of Babel. This reading is chosen because of the contrast it makes with the Pentecost account. The confusion of language which happened at Babel is contrasted with the understanding of languages at Pentecost. Pentecost, we could say, is a reverse of what happened at Babel.
To review, the story of the Tower of Babel took place soon after the great flood – the one survived by Noah and his family. In those days the people settled in the land of Shinar, which is another name for ancient Babylon. There the people began building a city and a great tower in order to make a name for themselves. God, however, thwarted their efforts by confusing their language.
Scholars who examine this story are often fascinated by the poetic nature of the text. They note the presence of many techniques of Hebrew poetry and point out that it’s a very stylish piece of writing.
Beyond the style, however, the poetry also helps to pinpoint the meaning of the text, which is that God determined the people’s actions to be a celebration of themselves at the expense of their attention to him. Their actions reflected an attitude or belief which we call “secular humanism.”
God knew that it was not good or right for the people to ignore him. And he knew that such a desire to make a name for themselves would only lead them further away from his name. So, God in His wisdom pronounced judgment on their actions and kept them from such a mistake.
Certainly we can understand the wisdom of this judgment. For judgment serves to re-direct those going astray. And we know how often this is needed.
We know because we’ve all had times where we focus too much attention on the building of our own personal towers – our bank accounts, our resumes, our reputations, our families or our possessions – and forgotten about God. Likewise, we’ve all had times when we’ve been more about patting ourselves on the back than acknowledging the credit God deserves.
God ended the plans of the people of Babylon by confusing their language. The name “Babel” sounds like the Hebrew word for “confused,” which has caused some to suggest that the story is told merely to ridicule the Babylonian people – rivals of the Israelites as they were. But that explanation ignores the fact that the message of the story is much more universal in scope. The message speaks to all people, of all time.
Interestingly, God did something in this story that we don’t normally think of him doing. God, as we know, is usually working to bring unity among people. But here he frustrates it. And that’s because the unity the people sought was a unity around the wrong things. The people said that they didn’t want to be “scattered over the face of the whole earth,” and this was in direct opposition to God’s command that they “fill the earth.” Also, the people worked toward a common goal of building a name for themselves, but God wants greater goals than this – especially the goal of faith. For where there is faith, people can then reach other good goals, such as the finding of peace, development of humility, and growth in compassionate servanthood toward others.
Common cause can be a very good thing. In fact, without it, people tend to turn against each other. Those early chapters in Genesis clearly shows this tendency of people, with Adam blaming his wife Eve for pulling him into sin, Cain killing his brother Abel, and a small population on earth becoming so corrupt that God decided to send the flood.
But not just any common cause will do. God’s common cause is hearts of people committed to the common good through the loving of their neighbor. And this will only happen when hearts have been turned to God and trained in his ways.
In the Biblical history, God decided to do with his collective people what he still does with us today– work in the hearts of individuals. God scattered the people through his intervention at Babel then went immediately to work in the heart of one man – Abraham. In the same way, God will work toward unity today by shaping individual hearts to reflect his will.
Stories like the Tower of Babel remind us that God’s ways can certainly seem mysterious, and maybe even strange. But when we work through the stories, we can see their wisdom. God’s mysterious ways, we will see, are always wise and always good.
The Pentecost story, likewise, seems strange and mysterious. A sound like a mighty rush of wind. Tongues of fire appearing on heads. People hearing in different languages. A large crowd called to faith.
But all these were signs of God’s mighty power. And all witnessed to the presence of his Spirit.
Pentecost, we recall, was first an ancient festival of the Jewish people, also known as the Festival of Weeks. The people would come together in praise and celebration for the first harvest fruits. The festival was held 50 days after the Passover, thus the name “Pentecost” which means “fiftieth.”
In the days of Jesus there would have been Jews from many neighboring regions gathered together for the occasion – some living there in Jerusalem and some visiting. Many of these people, while Jewish by faith and heritage, would have been far more conversant in the languages of their home region.
As they gathered that day, suddenly the disciples of Jesus began speaking to them – telling them that Jesus was the promised Messiah. The people heard this message in their own language and saw tongues of fire appearing on the disciples’ heads. These signs made it clear that God was performing a great and beautiful miracle.
Whereas at the Tower of Babel God needed to stifle the human spirit, on the Day of Pentecost he raised people’s spirits by pouring out his Holy Spirit upon all who were there. God had earlier intervened to save His people from themselves. Now he was intervening to save them through the knowledge of his Son.
Today, the Spirit is still poured out. The Spirit is poured out as people call upon Christ’s name and gather around his word and sacraments. Through these, the Holy Spirit gives the gift of Jesus – calling us to live as he has taught us and uniting us as we are moved to love our neighbors as ourselves.
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Jesus and recalls for us his teachings. We think especially today of how he taught that Jew and Gentile should come together. We think, too, of how he said that we should find unity not in a temple made of stones but in a loving and gracious God who makes our bodies his temple.
The Spirit reminds us as well that Jesus did not take up the sword in pursuit of unity but rather took to the streets and preached the justice of God. Nor did Jesus pursue his unity through any type of government or through the claiming of any particular land. Rather, he taught us instead to seek first his kingdom – the kingdom of God.
True Christianity will pursue unity through the teachings of Jesus. This will be a unity in the church and a unity among all people as the common good is pursued.
At the same time, true Christianity will also recognize that there can be diversity in unity. For example, as we go and make disciples of all nations, we do it by letting our Scriptures be translated into people’s native languages, not fearing the process of translation as some religions do but taking our cue from the Pentecost miracle and trusting that God will make himself known. Likewise, we don’t try to control the expression of faith in the songs and traditions of people in the church but let them flow instead out of their own preferences and culture.
Today’s readings remind us that God moves in different ways at different times of history, and that although his ways may be mysterious, they are also good.
The greatest action of God in history was to send his beloved Son into human flesh so that the Son could be sent to the cross. When the time was right, God acted, once again, to save his children from themselves.
This time he did it to pay for sins. The Son’s death paid the price of all human sin and earned for us our freedom.
This was necessary because of the unity which is our common human sinfulness. All of us sin and fall short of the glory of God. And because of this, death is the common curse we bear.
But Jesus took death upon himself and ended its reign. Now we can live a new life – one empowered by the Holy Spirit of God and one that will endure past the death of our bodies.
It is this Spirit of forgiveness and new life that allows us to freely give of ourselves for the sake of unity among peoples. The call of Pentecost is the call to be in mission with Jesus Christ – a part of which is to transcend the divisions that are found in the human family with the faith, hope and love of Jesus. We do this when we make our church a home, and not just a house.
Make no mistake about it, the Church also has its role of guarding the faith and shepherding its members. Promoting unity does not mean giving our blessing to every belief and choice of man.
Rather, the Church works toward unity through the gifts it has been given – the teachings of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit. Through the Spirit of Jesus the people of the church work toward a day when we all speak one language again – the language of faith and love.
May God then empower us in our work through his Spirit. And may God work that day among us quickly. In the name of Jesus. Amen.
HYMN OF THE DAY #501 (Stand) Come Down, O Love Divine
1 Come down, O Love divine;
Seek Thou this soul of mine,
And visit it with Thine own ardor glowing;
O Comforter, draw near;
Within my heart appear,
And kindle it, Thy holy flame bestowing.
2 O let it freely burn,
Till worldly passions turn
To dust and ashes in its heat consuming;
And let Thy glorious light
Shine ever on my sight,
And clothe me round, the while my path illuming.
3 Let holy charity
Mine outward vesture be
And lowliness become mine inner clothing—
True lowliness of heart,
Which takes the humbler part,
And o’er its own shortcomings weeps with loathing.
4 And so the yearning strong,
With which the soul will long,
Shall far outpass the pow’r of human telling;
No soul can guess His grace
Till it become the place
Wherein the Holy Spirit makes His dwelling.
APOSTLES’ CREED Hymnal, back cover
I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth.
And 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 sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.
From thence 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.
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PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH
In peace, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For gladness in the Spirit, that we would live each day praising God for his salvation and giving thanks for all he has taught us, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
That by the same Spirit of peace, our hearts would neither be troubled nor afraid but be comforted by the God who makes his home with us, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For the sharing of the Gospel, that God who first chose the apostles to proclaim the resurrection of Jesus would open the mouths of His pastors and people today to proclaim Christ crucified and risen from the dead, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For all who are mocked for believing and confessing the truth of God’s Word, that He would sustain their faith and embolden them in their service, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For all parents, that God would continue to pour out His Spirit upon them that they may catechize their children faithfully in His Word, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For our national leaders, especially our president, governor, Congress, legislature, and all judges and magistrates, that they would pursue justice for the common good of all with a heart of mercy for the weak and vulnerable, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For the sick and suffering, especially those on our prayer list and those we name in our hearts… that the Lord would give them confidence in His care and provision, grant them healing according to His will, and give them endurance to the day of His coming when all their affliction will end, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
For preparation to faithfully receive Christ’s body and blood at His table, that we may be nourished and strengthened to receive His gifts for our good and for the flowering in our lives of His holiness and righteousness, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
Almighty Father, with Your Son, Jesus Christ, send Your Holy Spirit into our hearts through Your Word to rule and govern us according to Your will. Comfort us in every temptation and misfortune, and defend us against every error, that we may continue steadfast in the faith, increase in love and good works, and — trusting firmly in Your grace for us by His death — obtain eternal salvation; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
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SERVICE OF THE SACRAMENT
PREFACE LSB 177
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 Him thanks and praise.
It is truly good right and salutary…evermore praising You and saying:
SANCTUS LSB 178
Holy, holy, holy Lord, Lord God of pow’r and might:
Heav’n and earth are full of Your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.
PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING LSB 178
THE WORDS OF OUR LORD LSB 179
PROCLAMATION OF CHRIST
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.
PAX DOMINI LSB 180
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
AGNUS DEI LSB 180
Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; grant us peace.
THE COMMUNION (Be seated)
DISTRIBUTION MUSIC Come Down, O Love Divine Setting: Raymond H. Haan
SENDING HYMN #503 O Day Full of Grace
1 O day full of grace that now we see
Appearing on earth’s horizon,
Bring light from our God that we may be
Replete in His joy this season.
God, shine for us now in this dark place;
Your name on our hearts emblazon.
2 O day full of grace, O blessèd time,
Our Lord on the earth arriving;
Then came to the world that light sublime,
Great joy for us all retrieving;
For Jesus all mortals did embrace,
All darkness and shame removing.
3 For Christ bore our sins, and not His own,
When He on the cross was hanging;
And then He arose and moved the stone
That we, unto Him belonging,
Might join with angelic hosts to raise
Our voices in endless singing.
4 God came to us then at Pentecost,
His Spirit new life revealing,
That we might no more from Him be lost,
All darkness for us dispelling.
His flame will the mark of sin efface
And bring to us all His healing.
5 When we on that final journey go
That Christ is for us preparing,
We’ll gather in song, our hearts aglow,
All joy of the heavens sharing,
And walk in the light of God’s own place,
With angels His name adoring.
Go in peace. Serve the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
POSTLUDE O Day Full of Grace Setting: Wilbur Held
Sunday, June 5, 8:30 a.m.:
Greeter: Steve Berg
Comm. assist: Jim Easterly
Reader: Anne Kauzlarich
Greeter: Marian Robinson
Comm. assist: Judy Koucky
Reader: Lynn Jacquez
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