ATTENTION

FYI:

King of Glory has joined with Trinity and Resurrection for joint worship services for July and August.  The joint worship service for this Sunday (July 24, 2022) and July 31 and August 7 is going to be held at Trinity 419 Avenue E North (in Caswell Hill) at 10:30

 If you are not attending the service in person, Trinity is videotaping the service and uploading it to their website (trinitylutheransaskatoon.ca) and YouTube channel: Trinity Lutheran Church

NOTICE

FYI:

King of Glory has joined with Trinity and Resurrection for joint worship services for July and August.  The joint worship service for this Sunday (July 24, 2022) and July 31 and August 7 is going to be held at Trinity 419 Avenue E North (in Caswell Hill) at 10:30

 If you are not attending the service in person, Trinity is videotaping the service and uploading it to their website (trinitylutheransaskatoon.ca) and YouTube channel: Trinity Lutheran Church

KOG SERMON FOR JULY 10, 2022

The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

JESUS, LIVING BREAD, RENEWING OUR HUNGRY WORLD

Pentecost begins with a rush–the rushing, life-giving wind of God’s Spirit. We also remember that Sunday is  a day of rest. Rest is not meant to emphasize relaxation as much as it does renewal. The Church year season of Pentecost recognizes that God’s Spirit breathes into us life-giving re-creation. The readings for these months of Summer worship focus on who we are in Christ, what is the nature of faith, what is  the living out of this faith, what the life of following Jesus is all  about.  The Bread of Life, like the manna in the wilderness, and like the bread on the Lord’s table, declares how near and involved our God actually is in our daily lives.  Through Christ’s word and Spirit we have refreshment and renewal.

CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION

WE REMEMBER OUR BAPTISMS, CONFESS OUR FAITHLESSNESS, 

AND HEAR GOD’S FAITHFUL PROMISE OF FORGIVENESS

Pastor:  Blessed be the holy Trinity:

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

who forgives all our sin,

whose mercy endures forever.

People:  Amen. 

Pastor: God of all mercy and consolation,

come to the aid of your people,

turning us from sin

to live for you alone.

Give us the power of your Holy Spirit

that, attentive to your Word,

we may confess our sins,

receive your forgiveness,

bear with one another in love,

maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace,

and grow into the fullness of your Son,

Jesus Christ our Lord. 

People: Amen. 

Pastor: Let us confess our sin in the

presence of God and of one another.  Reconciling God,                                                                                    People: you seek peace and unity among us,                                                           but too often we choose walls of isolation.                                     You seek to be one with your creation,                                             but we turn away your loving Spirit.                                                  In your forgiving love,                                                                         break down the barriers we create,                                                    that we might see more clearly your love for us,                                         be reconciled with our neighbour,                                                      and trust more deeply your promise of eternal life.  Amen.

Pastor: We who once were far off

have been brought near to God

through the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,

and by the power of the Holy Spirit.

May our all-loving God through the Holy Spirit

grant you grace to forgive one another

as God in Christ has forgiven you.  

People: Amen.

HOLDEN EVENING PRAYER

[click on the link below]

Listen through the Magnificat.  It ends at 10:40

PRAYER OF THE DAY        

O Lord God, your mercy delights us, and the world longs for your loving care.  Here the cries of everyone in need, and turn our hearts to love our neighbors with the love of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord. Amen. 

First Reading

Deuteronomy 30:9-14

And the Lord your God will make you abundantly prosperous in all your undertakings, in the fruit of your body, in the fruit of your livestock, and in the fruit of your soil. For the Lord will again take delight in prospering you, just as he delighted in prospering your ancestors, when you obey the Lord your God by observing his commandments and decrees that are written in this book of the law, because you turn to the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. 

Surely, this commandment that I am commanding you today is not too hard for you, nor is it too far away. It is not in heaven, that you should say, ‘Who will go up to heaven for us, and get it for us so that we may hear it and observe it?’ Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, ‘Who will cross to the other side of the sea for us, and get it for us so that we may hear it and observe it?’ No, the word is very near to you; it is in your mouth and in your heart for you to observe. 

Second Reading                                                                                              Colossians 1:1-14                                                                                                              

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, 

To the saints and faithful brothers and sisters in Christ in Colossae:

Grace to you and peace from God our Father. 

In our prayers for you we always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, for we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. You have heard of this hope before in the word of the truth, the gospel that has come to you. Just as it is bearing fruit and growing in the whole world, so it has been bearing fruit among yourselves from the day you heard it and truly comprehended the grace of God. This you learned from Epaphras, our beloved fellow-servant. He is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf, and he has made known to us your love in the Spirit. 

For this reason, since the day we heard it, we have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may lead lives worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, as you bear fruit in every good work and as you grow in the knowledge of God. May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience, while joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Gospel Reading                                                                                         Luke 10:25-37                                                                                                                  

Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. ‘Teacher,’ he said, ‘what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ He said to him, ‘What is written in the law? What do you read there?’ He answered, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbour as yourself.’ And he said to him, ‘You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.’ 

But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, ‘And who is my neighbour?’ Jesus replied, ‘A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan while travelling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, “Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.” Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbour to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?’ He said, ‘The one who showed him mercy.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Go and do likewise.’ 

SERMON                                                                                                                        [click on the link below]                                                     https://youtu.be/gr0g25tEiCc

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“The Good Samaritan,” etching by Rembrandt van Rijn, 1633 (Metropolitan Museum of Art) 

HYMN OF THE DAY

[click on the link below]                                                                      https://youtu.be/bZBa12SsPj4

“O Christ, Your Heart, Compassionate”

O Christ, your heart, compassionate, bore ev’ry human pain.
Its beating was the pulse of God; its breadth, God’s vast domain.
The heart of God, the heart of Christ, combined in perfect rhyme,
to write God’s love in human deeds, eternity in time.

As once you welcomed those cast down and healed the sick, the blind,
so may all bruised and broken lives through us your help still find. Lord,
join our hearts with those who weep that none may weep alone,
and help us bear another’s pain as though it were our own.

O Christ, create new hearts in us that beat in time with  yours,
that joined by faith with your great heart become love’s open doors.
We are your body risen Christ; our hearts, our hands we yield
that through our life and ministry your love may be revealed.

O Love that made the distant stars, yet mark the sparrow’s fall,
whose arms stretched wide upon a cross embrace and bear us all:
come, make your church a servant church that walks your servant ways,
whose deeds of love rise up to you, a sacrifice of praise! 

TODAY IN OUR PRAYERS

Bill, Carol, Curtis, and Christine Buchkowsky, Teri Peterson, Wayne Turner, Janet Gregory, Marge McMillan, Kyrie Parimi, Doris Turner, Hilda Anderson, Linda Wolfe, Naomi, Bev Gregory, Dale Robinson, Bryan Matschke, Audrey Hedlin,  Mona Neher, Carl Rausch, Oma Ywo, Joan Schock, Owen Peterson, Helga Halldorsdottir, Josie Freeborn, Russell and Oliver, the family of Norm Gregory,  the family of baby Mavrick Gallant (Bev Gregory’s great-grandson), the family of Katherine Meger (Joshua Bratvold’s great grandmother), the family of Lois Jenkins (Ann Salmon’s mother), the family of Helen Neher (Carol Sarich’s mother), the family of John Beaven (Bev Gregory’s brother), and the family of Tony Matschke (Doreen and Bryan Matschke’s son).  Lakeland Lutheran Church in Coldlake, AB whose building was damaged by fire.

We remember the missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada, the children and people buried in unmarked graves at residential schools and First Nation lands, and all those who have suffered the trauma of residential schools, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the people of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Venezuela, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, the Palestinians and Israelis, the civil war in Ethiopia and the killing of over 260 ethnic Amhara in Ethiopia, Myanmar, the Rohingya Muslim refugees and the ethnic Karen of Myanmar, Lebanon, all at the Mexico/United States border seeking refuge, the 100 million refugees and displaced persons, the people of Haiti suffering from earthquake, hurricane, and political disasters, those in southern MB, especially the Peguis first nation, Wyoming, Montana, India, Bangladesh, Yukon, Pakistan, Australia, and southern China devastated by torrential rains and flooding, New Mexico, Arizona, California, and the Yukon battling wildfires, the 50 dead and families at the Roman Catholic church in Nigeria, the people of Afghanistan recovering from a destructive earthquake, the 53 migrants in Texas dying as a result of human trafficking, those in the United States, Canada, and throughout the world caught up in racism and injustice and the resulting violence, especially the victims and families of the mass shooting in Buffalo, NY, Uvalde, TX, and Highland Park, IL, and those throughout the world, in Canada, in our province, and in our community still threatened by the coronavirus and fearful of the omicron variant.

HOLDEN EVENING PRAYER

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Begin listening at 10:40, The Prayers

CLOSING HYMN

[click on the link below]                                                                     https://youtu.be/SbL7iXf69xQ

“Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service”

Lord, whose love in humble service
bore the weight of human need,
who upon the cross, forsaken,
worked your mercy’s perfect deed:
we, your servants, bring the worship
not of voice alone, but heart;
consecrating to your purpose
ev’ry gift which you impart.

Still your children wander homeless;
still the hungry cry for bread;
still the captives long for freedom;
still in grief we mourn our dead.
As you, Lord, in deep compassion
healed the sick and freed the soul,
by your Spirit send your power
to our world to make it whole.

As we worship, grant us vision,
till your love’s revealing light
in its height and depth and greatness
dawns upon our quickened sight,
making known the needs and burdens
your compassion bids us bear,
stirring us to ardent service,
your abundant life to share.

Called by worship to your service,
forth in your dear name we go,
to the child, the youth, the aged,
love in living deeds to show;
hope and health, good will and comfort,
counsel, aid and peace we give,
that your servants, Lord, in freedom
may your mercy know and live.

DISMISSAL

Pastor: Go in peace, renewed with Christ’s Spirit to love and to serve.

People: Thanks be to God.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

TODAY AT KOG                                                                                   

THIS WEEK AT KOG                                                                                                       

COMING UP AT KOG

After the break brought about by pandemic precautions, King of Glory, Trinity, and Resurrection will once again hold joint worship services for the months of July and August.  The schedule is as follows:  

July 3,10,17 worship at King of Glory 3318 Merritt Street (in Montgomery Place) at 6:30 p.m.  

July 24,31, and August 7 worship at Trinity 419 Avenue E North (in Caswell Hill) at 10:30 a.m.  

August 14,21,28 worship at Resurrection 310 Lenore Drive (in Lawson Heights) at 10:00 a.m.

May, June and Year-to-Date Budget and Contribution Report for KOG

2022 Budget:  $48,854       Monthly Budget:  $4,071.17     Weekly Budget:  $939.50

2021 income/expenses: $1,511.54

May income/expenses: -$1,666.53

Weekly contributions for May:  May 1: $1170  May 8: $0  May 15: $430  

May 22: $0   May 29: $100

Weekly contributions for June:  June 5: $820  June 12: $620  June 19: $0

June 26: $20                           

Thank you from Canadian Lutheran World Relief for your contributions to their various aid programs in Canada and throughout the world.

Thank you to all involved in sewing the quilts and Comfort Quilts that have been made by members of King of Glory and their friends.   Over 60 quilts were made:  48 for long term care at LutherCare Communities, 15 to Bishop Klein School, and 2 Comfort Quilts were given to individuals suffering from sickness, significant change in life, loss or grief.  Prodigious thimbles full of thanks to the industrious sewers Bev Gregory, Karen McKenzie, Carol Sarich, Doreen Matschke, Sharon Morgan, Sherry Andrews and an anonymous fabric donor in B.C.

Canadian Lutheran World Relief and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada are calling on all Canadians to pray for those suffering through the current hunger crisis, and to give generously in support of the needs of all those affected.

CLWR has joined its partners in the Humanitarian Coalition in an urgent response to the hunger crisis that is affecting millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa.

Drought and the effects of climate change have put millions of small-scale farmers and the families they feed at risk of hunger. The COVID-19 pandemic increased the pressure, causing great difficulties for agriculture and supply chains in places like Ethiopia, Somalia and South Sudan.

And now, the Ukraine crisis and its effect upon agricultural production has plunged this region of Africa into a historic hunger crisis. 50 million people are on the brink of starvation unless we act quickly and collectively. 

That is why we are asking you today to help provide emergency assistance in the form of food, water and livelihoods support. You can donate at clwr.org/hungercrisis or by calling 1-800-661-2597 (Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:00pm CST) and with the 1:1 matching fund provided by the Canadian government, the impact of your gift will increase further still. 

Please give what you can and pray for all those who are affected by this hunger crisis.

May God bless you.

The Events Committee of LuMinHoS is hosting a “Coffee House” at the Village at Stonebridge, 250 Hunter Road, on Sunday, August 7, in “KatieLu’s Cafe”!, from 2 o;clock to 3:30 pm.  Enjoy this unique setting with goodies and friendship and information to support our Lutheran hospital chaplaincy ministry in Saskatoon!

You can also see (and print if you wish) a poster for this event by accessing  Upcoming Events – LuMinHoS

Offerings.  

Even though we are not all meeting together we still have expenses and need your offerings so that we can pay them.  Church Council has decided that the best way to receive your offerings is that you mail a cheque (Please no cash for mail security reasons) to the church and we can process them from there.

Send your contributions to:  King of Glory Lutheran Church

    3318 Merritt Street

    Saskatoon, SK  S7M 3P6

Thank you for your generosity.

The website  for all seven ELCIC congregations in Saskatoon is now up and the address is https://saskatoonelcic.com/   It will be used now mainly for sharing information during the pandemic and posting services from the various churches.

Checklist and Guidelines for Re-opening Worship Services

Disinfect/sanitize worship space and entrance etc before the service

One person preps worship materials [pastor]

Six feet distancing recommended

No sharing of pencils, pens, etc.

No serving of food or beverages

Try not to use the washrooms

Open doors and windows if possible

Use/wear face masks, optional, but recommended

Hand sanitizer available

No physical contact (e.g. sharing of the peace, no passing of offering plate)

Communion procedure: distribution in a way that maintains physical distancing

Disinfect/sanitize worship space and entrance etc after the service

KOG SERVICE FOR JULY 3, 2022 The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

JESUS, LIVING BREAD, RENEWING OUR HUNGRY WORLD

Pentecost begins with a rush–the rushing, life-giving wind of God’s Spirit. We also remember that Sunday is  a day of rest. Rest is not meant to emphasize relaxation as much as it does renewal. The Church year season of Pentecost recognizes that God’s Spirit breathes into us life-giving re-creation. The readings for these months of Summer worship focus on who we are in Christ, what is the nature of faith, what is  the living out of this faith, what the life of following Jesus is all  about.  The Bread of Life, like the manna in the wilderness, and like the bread on the Lord’s table, declares how near and involved our God actually is in our daily lives.  Through Christ’s word and Spirit we have refreshment and renewal.

CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION

WE REMEMBER OUR BAPTISMS, CONFESS OUR FAITHLESSNESS, 

AND HEAR GOD’S FAITHFUL PROMISE OF FORGIVENESS

Pastor:  Blessed be the holy Trinity:

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

who forgives all our sin,

whose mercy endures forever.

People:  Amen. 

Pastor: God of all mercy and consolation,

come to the aid of your people,

turning us from sin

to live for you alone.

Give us the power of your Holy Spirit

that, attentive to your Word,

we may confess our sins,

receive your forgiveness,

bear with one another in love,

maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace,

and grow into the fullness of your Son,

Jesus Christ our Lord. 

People: Amen. 

Pastor: Let us confess our sin in the

presence of God and of one another.  Reconciling God,                                                                                    People: you seek peace and unity among us,                                                           but too often we choose walls of isolation.                                     You seek to be one with your creation,                                             but we turn away your loving Spirit.                                                  In your forgiving love,                                                                         break down the barriers we create,                                                    that we might see more clearly your love for us,                                         be reconciled with our neighbour,                                                      and trust more deeply your promise of eternal life.  Amen.

Pastor: We who once were far off

have been brought near to God

through the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,

and by the power of the Holy Spirit.

May our all-loving God through the Holy Spirit

grant you grace to forgive one another

as God in Christ has forgiven you.  

People: Amen.

HOLDEN EVENING PRAYER

[click on the link below]

Listen through the Magnificat.  It ends at 10:40

PRAYER OF THE DAY        

O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus, you are the city that shelters us, the mother who comforts us.  With your Spirit accompany us on our life’s journey, that we may spread your peace in all the world, through your son,Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord. Amen. 

First Reading

Isaiah 66:10-14

Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her,
   all you who love her;
rejoice with her in joy,
   all you who mourn over her—
that you may nurse and be satisfied
   from her consoling breast;
that you may drink deeply with delight
   from her glorious bosom. 


For thus says the Lord:
I will extend prosperity to her like a river,
   and the wealth of the nations like an overflowing stream;
and you shall nurse and be carried on her arm,
   and dandled on her knees.
As a mother comforts her child,
   so I will comfort you;
   you shall be comforted in Jerusalem. 


You shall see, and your heart shall rejoice;
   your bodies shall flourish like the grass;
and it shall be known that the hand of the Lord is with his servants,
   and his indignation is against his enemies. 

Second Reading                                                                                              Galatians 6:1-16                                                                                                              My friends, if anyone is detected in a transgression, you who have received the Spirit should restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness. Take care that you yourselves are not tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfil the law of Christ. For if those who are nothing think they are something, they deceive themselves. All must test their own work; then that work, rather than their neighbour’s work, will become a cause for pride. For all must carry their own loads. 

Those who are taught the word must share in all good things with their teacher. 

Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for you reap whatever you sow. If you sow to your own flesh, you will reap corruption from the flesh; but if you sow to the Spirit, you will reap eternal life from the Spirit. So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up. So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all, and especially for those of the family of faith. 

See what large letters I make when I am writing in my own hand! It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh that try to compel you to be circumcised—only that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. Even the circumcised do not themselves obey the law, but they want you to be circumcised so that they may boast about your flesh. May I never boast of anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is anything; but a new creation is everything! As for those who will follow this rule—peace be upon them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God. 

Gospel Reading                                                                                         Luke 10:1-11, 16-20                                                                                                                  After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go. He said to them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest. Go on your way. See, I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves. Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; and greet no one on the road. Whatever house you enter, first say, “Peace to this house!” And if anyone is there who shares in peace, your peace will rest on that person; but if not, it will return to you. Remain in the same house, eating and drinking whatever they provide, for the labourer deserves to be paid. Do not move about from house to house. Whenever you enter a town and its people welcome you, eat what is set before you; cure the sick who are there, and say to them, “The kingdom of God has come near to you.” But whenever you enter a town and they do not welcome you, go out into its streets and say, “Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet, we wipe off in protest against you. Yet know this: the kingdom of God has come near.” 

‘Whoever listens to you listens to me, and whoever rejects you rejects me, and whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me.’ 

The seventy returned with joy, saying, ‘Lord, in your name even the demons submit to us!’ He said to them, ‘I watched Satan fall from heaven like a flash of lightning. See, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing will hurt you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice at this, that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.’ 

SERMON                                                                                                                        [click on the link below]                      

 

HYMN OF THE DAY

[click on the link below]                                                                      https://youtu.be/lL4-I4h3tMA

“To Be Your Presence”

To be your presence is our mission here,

to show compassion’s face and listening ear,

to be your heart of mercy ever near,

alleluia!

To be your presence is our mission bold,

to feed the poor and shelter homeless cold,

to be your hands of justice, right uphold,

alleluia!

To be your presence is our mission blest,

to speak for all the broken and oppressed.

To be your voice of hope, your love expressed,

alleluia!

We are your heart, O Christ, your hands and voice,

to serve your people is our call and choice,

and in this mission we, the church, rejoice,

alleluia!

TODAY IN OUR PRAYERS

Bill, Carol, Curtis, and Christine Buchkowsky, Teri Peterson, Wayne Turner, Janet Gregory, Marge McMillan, Kyrie Parimi, Doris Turner, Hilda Anderson, Linda Wolfe, Naomi, Bev Gregory, Dale Robinson, Bryan Matschke, Audrey Hedlin,  Mona Neher, Carl Rausch, Oma Ywo, Joan Schock, Owen Peterson, Helga Halldorsdottir, the family of Norm Gregory,  the family of baby Mavrick Gallant (Bev Gregory’s great-grandson), the family of Katherine Meger (Joshua Bratvold’s great grandmother), the family of Lois Jenkins (Ann Salmon’s mother), the family of Helen Neher (Carol Sarich’s mother), the family of John Beaven (Bev Gregory’s brother), and the family of Tony Matschke (Doreen and Bryan Matschke’s son).  Lakeland Lutheran Church in Coldlake, AB whose building was damaged by fire.

We remember the missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada, the children and people buried in unmarked graves at residential schools and First Nation lands, and all those who have suffered the trauma of residential schools, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the people of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Venezuela, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, the Palestinians and Israelis, the civil war in Ethiopia and the killing of over 260 ethnic Amhara in Ethiopia, Myanmar, the Rohingya Muslim refugees and the ethnic Karen of Myanmar, Lebanon, all at the Mexico/United States border seeking refuge, the 100 million refugees and displaced persons, the people of Haiti suffering from earthquake, hurricane, and political disasters, those in southern MB, especially the Peguis first nation, southeastern SK, Wyoming, Montana, India, Bangladesh, and southern China devastated by torrential rains and flooding, New Mexico and Arizona battling wildfires, the people of India, Pakistan, and much of the United States caught in an oppressive heatwave, the 50 dead and families at the Roman Catholic church in Nigeria, the people of Afghanistan recovering from a destructive earthquake, the 53 migrants in Texas dying as a result of human trafficking, those in the United States, Canada, and throughout the world caught up in racism and injustice and the resulting violence, especially the victims and families of the mass shooting in Buffalo, NY, Uvalde, TX, and those throughout the world, in Canada, in our province, and in our community still threatened by the coronavirus and fearful of the omicron variant.

HOLDEN EVENING PRAYER

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Begin listening at 10:40, The Prayers

CLOSING HYMN

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“The Spirit Sends Us Forth to Serve”

The Spirit sends us forth to serve;
we go in Jesus’ name
to bring glad tidings to the poor,
God’s favor to proclaim.

We go to comfort those who mourn
and set the burdened free;
where hope is dim, to share a dream
and help the blind to see.

We go to be the hands of Christ,
to scatter joy like seed
and, all our days, to cherish life,
to do the loving deed.

Then let us go to serve in peace,
the gospel to proclaim
God’s Spirit has empowered us;
we go in Jesus’ name.

DISMISSAL

Pastor: Go in peace, renewed with Christ’s Spirit to love and to serve.

People: Thanks be to God.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

TODAY AT KOG                                                                                   

THIS WEEK AT KOG                                                                                                       

COMING UP AT KOG

After the break brought about by pandemic precautions, King of Glory, Trinity, and Resurrection will once again hold joint worship services for the months of July and August.  The schedule is as follows:  

July 3,10,17 worship at King of Glory 3318 Merritt Street (in Montgomery Place) at 6:30 p.m.  

July 24,31, and August 7 worship at Trinity 419 Avenue E North (in Caswell Hill) at 10:30 a.m.  

August 14,21,28 worship at Resurrection 310 Lenore Drive (in Lawson Heights) at 10:00 a.m.

May, June and Year-to-Date Budget and Contribution Report for KOG

2022 Budget:  $48,854       Monthly Budget:  $4,071.17     Weekly Budget:  $939.50

2021 income/expenses: $3,178.07

April income/expenses: -$2,371.86

Weekly contributions for May:  May 1: $1170  May 8: $0  May 15: $430  

May 22: $0   May 29: $100

Weekly contributions for June:  June 5: $820   June 12: $620   June 19: $0  

June 26: $20                           

Thank you from Canadian Lutheran World Relief for your contributions to their various aid programs in Canada and throughout the world.

Thank you to all involved in sewing the quilts and Comfort Quilts that have been made by members of King of Glory and their friends.   Over 60 quilts were made:  48 for long term care at LutherCare Communities, 15 to Bishop Klein School, and 2 Comfort Quilts were given to individuals suffering from sickness, significant change in life, loss or grief.  Prodigious thimbles full of thanks to the industrious sewers Bev Gregory, Karen McKenzie, Carol Sarich, Doreen Matschke, Sharon Morgan, Sherry Andrews and an anonymous fabric donor in B.C.

Canadian Lutheran World Relief and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada are calling on all Canadians to pray for those suffering through the current hunger crisis, and to give generously in support of the needs of all those affected.

CLWR has joined its partners in the Humanitarian Coalition in an urgent response to the hunger crisis that is affecting millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa.

Drought and the effects of climate change have put millions of small-scale farmers and the families they feed at risk of hunger. The COVID-19 pandemic increased the pressure, causing great difficulties for agriculture and supply chains in places like Ethiopia, Somalia and South Sudan.

And now, the Ukraine crisis and its effect upon agricultural production has plunged this region of Africa into a historic hunger crisis. 50 million people are on the brink of starvation unless we act quickly and collectively. 

That is why we are asking you today to help provide emergency assistance in the form of food, water and livelihoods support. You can donate at clwr.org/hungercrisis or by calling 1-800-661-2597 (Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:00pm CST) and with the 1:1 matching fund provided by the Canadian government, the impact of your gift will increase further still. 

Please give what you can and pray for all those who are affected by this hunger crisis.

May God bless you.

The Events Committee of LuMinHoS is hosting a “Coffee House” at the Village at Stonebridge, 250 Hunter Road, on Sunday, August 7, in “KatieLu’s Cafe”!, from 2 o;clock to 3:30 pm.  Enjoy this unique setting with goodies and friendship and information to support our Lutheran hospital chaplaincy ministry in Saskatoon!

You can also see (and print if you wish) a poster for this event by accessing  Upcoming Events – LuMinHoS

Offerings.  

Even though we are not all meeting together we still have expenses and need your offerings so that we can pay them.  Church Council has decided that the best way to receive your offerings is that you mail a cheque (Please no cash for mail security reasons) to the church and we can process them from there.

Send your contributions to:  King of Glory Lutheran Church

    3318 Merritt Street

    Saskatoon, SK  S7M 3P6

Thank you for your generosity.

The website  for all seven ELCIC congregations in Saskatoon is now up and the address is https://saskatoonelcic.com/   It will be used now mainly for sharing information during the pandemic and posting services from the various churches.

Checklist and Guidelines for Re-opening Worship Services

Disinfect/sanitize worship space and entrance etc before the service

One person preps worship materials [pastor]

Six feet distancing recommended

No sharing of pencils, pens, etc.

No serving of food or beverages

Try not to use the washrooms

Open doors and windows if possible

Use/wear face masks, optional, but recommended

Hand sanitizer available

No physical contact (e.g. sharing of the peace, no passing of offering plate)

Communion procedure: distribution in a way that maintains physical distancing

Disinfect/sanitize worship space and entrance etc after the service