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The Family of God

(6/10/2018)

Today in Worship - Third Sunday after Pentecost
Preacher and Worship Leader: Pastor Bob Liebmann
Children's Message:  Debbie Armbruster
Elder: Kevin Schaeg


Welcoming One Another

Remembering Whose We Are
Leader: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
All: Amen.

Opening Prayer

Opening Song
"As It Is In Heaven"

Confession of Sin

Absolution

Songs Of Praise
VBS Songs

First Reading
Genesis 3:8-15
20  Then the mother of Zebedee's sons came to Jesus with her sons and, kneeling down, asked a favor of him.
21  What is it you want? he asked. She said, "Grant that one of these two sons of mine may sit at your right and the other at your left in your kingdom."
22  You don't know what you are asking, Jesus said to them. "Can you drink the cup I am going to drink?" "We can," they answered.
23  Jesus said to them, "You will indeed drink from my cup, but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared by my Father."
24  When the ten heard about this, they were indignant with the two brothers.
25  Jesus called them together and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them.
26  Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,
27  and whoever wants to be first must be your slave--
28  just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."

Children's Message

Little Worship

Sermon Scripture Reading
Mark 3:20-35
20  Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered, so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat.
21  When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, "He is out of his mind."
22  And the teachers of the law who came down from Jerusalem said, "He is possessed by Beelzebub! By the prince of demons he is driving out demons."
23  So Jesus called them and spoke to them in parables: "How can Satan drive out Satan?
24  If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
25  If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
26  And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come.
27  In fact, no one can enter a strong man's house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man. Then he can rob his house.
28  I tell you the truth, all the sins and blasphemies of men will be forgiven them.
29  But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of an eternal sin."
30  He said this because they were saying, "He has an evil spirit."
31  Then Jesus' mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him.
32  A crowd was sitting around him, and they told him, "Your mother and brothers are outside looking for you."
33  "Who are my mother and my brothers? he asked.
34  Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, "Here are my mother and my brothers!
35  Whoever does God's will is my brother and sister and mother."

Sermon

Offering
VBS Video

In Whom Do We Believe? Explanation to the First Article of The Apostles' Creed
I believe that God has made me and all creatures; that he has given me my body and soul, eyes, ears, and all my members, my reason and all my senses, and still takes care of them.  He also gives me clothing and shoes, food and drink, house and home, spouse and children, land, animals, and all I have.  He richly and daily provides me with all that I need to support this body and life.  He defends me against all danger and guards and protects me from all evil.  All this he does only out of fatherly, divine goodness and mercy, without any merit or worthiness in me.  For all this it is my duty to thank and praise, serve and obey him.  This is most certainly true.

Prayers of the Day

The 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.

Blessing

Sending Song
"Forever"