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Peace Lutheran Church

A Month of Miracles

August 8 & 9, 2020

AS WE GATHER…There has never been any individual on this earth like Jesus. He showed that he has divine power that can heal the sick, revive the dead and fish to feed multitudes. Today we are reminded of the moment in time that Jesus healed a woman whose suffering lasted twelve years. She had seen all kinds of doctors. She had spent much of her money. Nobody was able to do what Jesus did for her in a moment. How can Jesus strengthen you? Today we take his hand and fully rely on his strength.



OPENING SONG: “There is a Redeemer”     (Recording from 11/24/2019)

Melody Green © 1982 Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.)Birdwing Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)Ears To Hear (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)CCLI Song #11483

There is a Redeemer, Jesus God’s own Son

Precious Lamb of God, Messiah, Holy One.

Refrain:  Thank you, O my Father for giving us Your Son;

And leaving Your Spirit ‘til the work on earth is done.

Jesus, my redeemer, Name above all names.

Precious Lamb of God, Messiah, Hope for sinners slain


When I stand in glory, I will see His face,

And there I’ll serve My King forever, In that holy place.



P:    In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.   

C:   Amen.

P:    Our help is in the name of the Lord,  

C:    who made heaven and earth.                                 Psalm 124:8

P:    If You, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand?  

C:    But with You there is forgiveness: therefore You are feared.

                                                                                       Psalm 130:3-4

P: Since we are gathered to hear God’s Word, call upon Him in prayer and praise, let us first consider our unworthiness and confess before God and one another that we have sinned in thought, word, and deed, and that we cannot free ourselves from our sinful condition. Together as His people let us take refuge in the infinite mercy of God, our heavenly Father, seeking His grace for the sake of Jesus, and saying: God, be merciful to me, a sinner.                                            Luke 18:13

Silent Reflection

P:    Let us then confess our sins to God.

C:   Heavenly Father, we confess that we have not lived with a confident faith. Knowing that You have a cure for the problems in our lives, we have forgotten to trust. Knowing that all things are possible for You, we have failed to rely upon You for strength and support. Forgive us for a faith that is lacking perseverance. Grant us newness of life!

P:    In the mercy of almighty God, Jesus Christ was given to die for us, and for His sake God forgives us all our sins. God gives us a sign to show His forever commitment to us—the cross. The cross clearly communicates God’s good intentions for us in the forgiveness of our sins. I announce this forgiveness, in the stead and by the command of Jesus—your sins are forgiven in the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.

All: Amen.


Reader: “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
    Tell me, if you have understanding.
Who determined its measurements—surely you know!
    Or who stretched the line upon it?
On what were its bases sunk,
    or who laid its cornerstone,
when the morning stars sang together
    and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

“Or who shut in the sea with doors
    when it burst out from the womb,
when I made clouds its garment
    and thick darkness its swaddling band,
10 and prescribed limits for it
    and set bars and doors,
11 and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther,
    and here shall your proud waves be stayed’?

12 “Have you commanded the morning since your days began,
    and caused the dawn to know its place,
13 that it might take hold of the skirts of the earth,
    and the wicked be shaken out of it?
14 It is changed like clay under the seal,
    and its features stand out like a garment.
15 From the wicked their light is withheld,
    and their uplifted arm is broken.

16 “Have you entered into the springs of the sea,
    or walked in the recesses of the deep?
17 Have the gates of death been revealed to you,
    or have you seen the gates of deep darkness?
18 Have you comprehended the expanse of the earth?
    Declare, if you know all this.

Reader: This is the Word of the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God!

HOLY GOSPEL Mark 5:21-34

Reader:  And when Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered about him, and he was beside the sea. Then came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and seeing him, he fell at his feet and implored him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well and live.” And he went with him.

And a great crowd followed him and thronged about him. And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, and who had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better but rather grew worse. She had heard the reports about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his garment. For she said, “If I touch even his garments, I will be made well.” And immediately the flow of blood dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease. And Jesus, perceiving in himself that power had gone out from him, immediately turned about in the crowd and said, “Who touched my garments?” And his disciples said to him, “You see the crowd pressing around you, and yet you say, ‘Who touched me?’” And he looked around to see who had done it. But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling and fell down before him and told him the whole truth. And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”

Reader: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C: Praise to You, O Christ.



P:    Let us pray for the whole people of God in Christ Jesus and for all people according to their needs.

P:    Almighty God, who laid the foundations of the earth and sets bounds and limits to all things, we give You thanks for Your glorious creation, including the creation of our own bodies and souls. In our sin, we earned for ourselves death and creation itself was subjected to futility, but in Your Son, You have come down to us to grant us forgiveness and new life. Help us to live in righteousness through faith in Him. Lord, in Your mercy,

C:   hear our prayer.

P:    O God, our King, You are the Lord of all peoples, nations and tribes. Grant wisdom and truth to all who rule this land, that they may serve faithfully to promote all that is good and right and to prevent and punish evil. Wherever our courts or laws are unjust and contrary to Your will, reform them for Your mercy’s sake. Lord, in Your mercy,

C:   hear our prayer.

P:    O Lord, when the woman in Mark 5 ran out of resources to help, Your Son supplied to her what she needed. So also aid those who are sick in body or mind, those who suffer trials of faith, and those who grieve. We especially remember today (moment of silence and names on Peace’s prayer list). Let their sufferings lead not to doubt, but to the confession that Christ truly is Your Son and that in Him we have salvation. Lord, in Your mercy,

C:   hear our prayer.

P:    Into Your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in Your mercy, through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C:   Amen.


P:    Go out into the world in peace, have courage, hold to what is good, return no person evil for evil, strengthen the fainthearted, support the weak, help the suffering, honor all people, and love and serve the Lord, rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit. Almighty God—the Father, the Son +, and the Holy Spirit, bless you.

C:   Amen.

CLOSING SONG: “Our Awesome God”       Peace Choir May 5, 2019

By Stan Pethel & Daniel ben Judah Dayyan Words by: Daniel ben Judah Dayyan, c. 1400, Music by Stan Pethel ©2004, GlorySound A Division of Shawnee Press, Inc.

The God of Abr’ham praise, All praises to His name,

Who was and is, and is to be,

He is the same.  The one eternal God Before us now appears;

The First, the Last, throughout all time, beyond the years.

His spirit flowing free, It surges where it will;

In prophet’s words He spoke and He is speaking still. 

Established is His law, And changeless it shall stand,

It’s written on each heart through out the land. 

When the sky was starless in the void of the night,

Our God is an awesome God;

He spoke into the darkness and created the light. 

Our God is and awesome God. 

With judgment and wrath He poured out on Sodom,

the mercy and grace He gave us at the cross,

I hope that we have not too quickly forgotten,

Our God is an awesome God.  Our God is an awesome God,

He reigns from heav’n above with wisdom, pow’r, and love,

our God is an awesome God. 

Eternal life He brings, Implanted in the soul;

His love shall be our strength and stay While ages roll. 

We praise the living God!  All praises to His name,

Who was, and is and is to be, He is the same.

Our God is an awesome God,

He reigns from heav’n above with wisdom, pow’r, and love,

our God is an awesome God.

Our God is an awesome God. Our God is an awesome God!