Pastor’s Message/Worship Resources: August 2, 2020

Welcome to Church Online

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Today we send our sincere thanks to Pastor Donna Alm of Peace Lutheran Church in Claresholm for sharing God’s Word with us today while Pastor Jonny is away. Your time, effort and willingness to share with us is sincerely appreciated. You will find Pastor Donna’s audio message and service in a YouTube link later in this post. There are no links to music in this post but don’t despair, there is music to be found in the YouTube service.

As we continue to worship apart, we can take comfort knowing that our Saviour invites us to come to Him with all of our burdens and He will help us find rest. Our service is online each week, with music, God’s Word, messages of hope, prayers for the people, and blessings to take into your week. At least for now, this is where we continue to be. We hope you will join us here as we await the time when we will be able to gather together for worship and fellowship once again. But for now, keep safe and know that our God is constant.

9th Sunday after Pentecost: And he had compassion...

When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick. Matthew 14:14

From the Psalms: The LORD is merciful and compassionate...

Prayer of the Day:


Let us pray…    Glorious God, your generosity waters the world with goodness, and you cover creation with abundance. Awaken in us a hunger for the food that satisfies both body and spirit, and with this food fill all the starving world, through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord. Amen.

Children's Worship: For the young & the young at heart

Below is a link to a YouTube children’s lesson about Jesus feeding the crowd of 5000.

The Word: Today's Scripture Lessons

Clicking on the Scripture links will take you to the Revised Common Lectionary at the Vanderbilt Divinity Library where you can read the lessons.


Loving God, open our ears to hear your word and draw us closer to you, that the whole world may be one with you as you are one with us in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Guest Pastor's Message - Pastor Donna Alm, Peace Lutheran, Claresholm: Pentecost 9

Below is a YouTube link to Pastor Donna’s service & message for August 2nd.  A PDF transcript of the message is also available below. We appreciate the help of our fellow NALC congregations as they share God’s word through their weekly messages while Pastor Jonny enjoys some renewal time with his family.

The Feeding of the 5000

For a PDF Transcript of Pastor Donna’s Message for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, click on this link:

Matthew 14-13-21=08-02-20 – Sermon

Prayers of the People / Lord's Prayer

God of mercy and healing, you who hear the cries of those in need,
receive these petitions of your people that all who are troubled
may know peace, comfort, and courage.

Prayers of the People – You will find Prayers of the People in both the YouTube link and the transcript of Pastor Donna’s message above.

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St. Peter Lutheran, Stettler

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

Life-giving God, heal our lives, that we may acknowledge your wonderful deeds and offer you thanks from generation to generation through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Go in Peace, Serve the Lord. Thanks be to God!

Incline your ear and come to me...