Worship Services

Parking Lot & Online Worship for Sunday July 12, 2020

Sixth Sunday After Pentecost



Greeting & Announcements & Prayer


Psalm 65:1-8

L:  You are to be praised, O God, in Zion; to you shall vows be fulfilled.
C:  To you, the one who answers prayer, to you all flesh shall come.
L:  Our sins are stronger than we are, but you blot out our transgressions.

C:  Happy are they whom you choose and draw to your courts to dwell there!  They will be contented with the beauty of your house, by the holiness of your temple.
L:  Awesome things will you show us in your righteousness, O God of our salvation, O hope of all the ends of the earth and of the oceans far away.
C:  You make firm the mountains by your power; you are clothed with might.
L  You still the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves and the clamor of the peoples.
C:  Those who dwell at the ends of the earth will tremble at your marvelous signs; you make the dawn and the dusk sing for joy!

Romans 8:1-1l

There is no condemnation for those who live in Christ.  God sent Christ to accomplish what the law was unable to do: condemn sin and free us from its death-dealing ways.  The Spirit now empowers proper actions and values in our lives and gives us the promise of resurrected life.

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.  For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.  For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do: by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and to deal with sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, so that the just requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.  For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.  To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.  For this reason the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law – indeed it cannot, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.  But you are not in the flesh; you are in the Spirit, since the Spirit of God dwells in you.  Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.  But if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness.  If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit that dwells in you.

Sermon: “Holy Spirit Fill Us … Help Us!”  – Pastor Riggle

Prayers of the Church Dear Jesus, at your word we have come again to hear you.  May our thoughts and hearts be stirred, and in glowing faith be near you.  Forgive us faults and failings, forgive us for what we do not do, yet know we should.  By your Spirit, help us forgive others too, and rejoice with them in the light of the Father’s love.  We pray for your whole creation and for every nation.  We pray for our own communities, our homes and our hearts, that all may seek your face and live within your grace.  Please hear the whispered prayers of our hearts, ever open to you, even when we cannot form words … {silence.}  We share by name these persons and situations … {petitions.}  In joyful confidence, we pray our Lord’s Prayer, by singing it together acapella.  [Lord’s Prayer Sung]

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 debts as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation … but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory … for-e-ver. A-amen!

Benediction:  The Lord bless you and keep you.  The Lord make God’s face shine on you and be gracious to you.  The Lord look upon you with favor and grant you peace.  In the name of God the Father + Son and Holy Spirit.  Amen.

Hymn: My Soul Proclaims Your Greatness!  [WOV 730]

My soul proclaims your greatness, Lord; I sing my Savior's praise!

You looked upon my lowliness, and I am full of grace.

Now ev'ry land and ev'ry age this blessing shall proclaim—

great wonders you have done for me, and holy is your name.

To all who live in holy fear your mercy ever flows.

With mighty arm you dash the proud, their scheming hearts expose.

The ruthless you have cast aside, the lowly throned instead;

the hungry filled with all good things, the rich sent off unfed.

To Israel, your servant blest, your help is ever sure;

the promise to our parents made their children will secure.

Sing glory to the Holy One, give honor to the Word,

and praise the Pow'r of the Most High, one God, by all adored.

Text: With One Voice, 1995, based on the Magnificat

Text © 1995 Augsburg Fortress.

Duplication in any form prohibited without permission or valid license from copyright administrator.


Acknowledgements“My Soul Proclaims Your Greatness” used in online worship by permission of Augsburg Fortress, in virtue of Sundays & Seasons subscription.


During these uncertain times, many families are suffering with food insecurity. On Sunday, July 26th we will be collecting monies to be given to the Parkers Prairie Food Shelf. Checks should be written to "Parkers Prairie Food Shelf". If you are unable to attend our drive in worship that day, checks may be mailed to Faith Lutheran Church Box 123 Miltona, MN 56354. Thank you!

Thank You to everyone who has participated and helped with our drive-in parking lot worship services!  We continue to work-on how to host these services, e.g. adding Holy Communion, to make them as inspirational and fulfilling as possible.

A Covid-19 Updates tab and page have been added to our website: faithlutheranmiltona.com.  This new page can be accessed from any page of our website.  Check there often for helpful information as this health crisis grinds on.

New Bible Study:  A new interactive Bible study in the “Challenging Questions” series title:  Matthew 2 – Questions Can Be Dangerous is up on the Bible Study page of our website: faithlutheranmiltona.com.

WELCA Has Quilt Raffle Tickets for Sale.   Please contact Dee Kopitzke, Elaine Salvog, LoAnn Simonson or Sue Towner if you would like to purchase tickets or would like to help sell tickets. Thank you!


Dwight                                                       Patty

Ernie                                                           F&F Shirley Beheng

Monica                                                        F&F Emil Kopet

Jim                                                              End to Pandemic

Burt                                                            Health & Safety of All

Darold                                         Mental & Emotional Well Being

Dean                                                  Help to Our Public Servants

Howard                                          Our Economy & Diverse Society

Kristi                                                          Help Moving Forward

Phyllis                                               Preservation of God’s Creation