10th Sunday after Pentecost

Community in Christ Lutheran Church

August 01, 2021

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Confession & Forgiveness

Hymn -                         "All Who Hunger, Gather Gladly"      ELW 461  


The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. And also with you.


Canticle of Praise    


O God, eternal goodness, immeasurable love, you place your gifts before us; we eat and are satisfied. Fill us and this world in all its need with the life that comes only from you, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Reading – Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15

2The whole congregation of the Israelites complained against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. 3The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the fleshpots and ate our fill of bread; for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.” 4Then the Lord said to Moses, “I am going to rain bread from heaven for you, and each day the people shall go out and gather enough for that day. In that way I will test them, whether they will follow my instruction or not.” 9Then Moses said to Aaron, “Say to the whole congregation of the Israelites, ‘Draw near to the Lord, for he has heard your complaining.’ ” 10And as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the Israelites, they looked toward the wilderness, and the glory of the Lord appeared in the cloud. 11The Lord spoke to Moses and said, 12“I have heard the complaining of the Israelites; say to them, ‘At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall have your fill of bread; then you shall know that I am the Lord your God.’ ”
13In the evening quails came up and covered the camp; and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp. 14When the layer of dew lifted, there on the surface of the wilderness was a fine flaky substance, as fine as frost on the ground. 15When the Israelites saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. Moses said to them, “It is the bread that the Lord has given you to eat.” The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

Reading - Ephesians 4:1-16

1I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, 5one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all. 7But each of us was given grace according to the measure of Christ’s gift. 8Therefore it is said, “When he ascended on high he made captivity itself a captive; he gave gifts to his people.” 9(When it says, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower parts of the earth? 10He who descended is the same one who ascended far above all the heavens, so that he might fill all things.) 11The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, 12to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ. 14We must no longer be children, tossed to and fro and blown about by every wind of doctrine, by people’s trickery, by their craftiness in deceitful scheming. 15But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by every ligament with which it is equipped, as each part is working properly, promotes the body’s growth in building itself up in love. The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

Gospel – Mark 6:24-35

The Holy Gospel according to Mark, the 6th chapter.

Glory to you, O Lord.

24When the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were [beside the sea,] they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus. 25When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here?” 26Jesus answered them, “Very truly, I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. 27Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For it is on him that God the Father has set his seal.” 28Then they said to him, “What must we do to perform the works of God?” 29Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.” 30So they said to him, “What sign are you going to give us then, so that we may see it and believe you? What work are you performing? 31Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’ ” 32Then Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. 33For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 34They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.” 35Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”The Gospel of our Lord. Praise to you, O Christ.


Hymn of the Day         "I Am the Bread of Life"    ELW 485

Apostles' Creed

Prayers of Intercession

Lord in your mercy, 

Hear our prayer

Sharing of the Peace

The Peace of the Lord be with you always.

And also with you.

Offering & Special Music        

At this time in our service, ushers will approach for the giving of our tithes and our offerings while we listen to the gift of music. Please place your offering in the plate without handling the plate.  If you are joining us on the livestream, you may also, of course, continue to use the resources of online giving or physical mail-in option for your gifts.


Offering Prayer

Jesus, Bread of life, you have set this table with your very self, and called us to the feast of plenty. Gather what has been sown among us, and strengthen us in this meal. Make us to be what we receive here, your body for the life of the world. Amen.

Instructions for Distribution of Communion 

Please remain seated the pastors will bring communion to you in your seats.

  • The wafer and juice will come to you in a plastic container.

  • There are 2 seals; 1 covering the wafer, 1 the wine; we recommend removing the seal on the wafer first.

  • The container and seals can be disposed of when you return home.

  • For non-communing children, we will be refraining from the touch that makes the sign of the cross on your forehead. When the communion assistants come around, please indicate if your child won’t be communing. A family member may make the sign of the cross on the child’s forehead while the communion assistant says a blessing and/or the communion assistant will have a cross sticker to give to the child to remember the mark of their baptism.

Holy Communion

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.

In the night in which he was betrayed,

our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks;

broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying:

Take and eat; this is my body, given for you.

Do this for the remembrance of me.

Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks,

and gave it for all to drink, saying:

This cup is the new covenant in my blood,

shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin.

Do this for the remembrance of me.

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.

Distribution of Communion & Special Music/Hymns

                             "Lord, I Need You"   

                             "You Are My All in All"                

Post-Communion Blessing & Prayer

And now may the body and blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ strengthen us and keep us in his grace. Amen.

Let us pray,

Jesus, Bread of life, we have received from your table more than we could ever ask. As you have nourished us in this meal, now strengthen us to love the world with your own life. In your name we pray. Amen.

Song  -            "We Are All One in Christ"     ELW 643

Benediction & Dismissal

The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord’s face shine on you with grace and mercy. The Lord look upon you with favor and ☩ give you peace. Amen.

Go in peace. Serve the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


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Tuesday Morning CIC Bible Study: Join the weekly Bible Study that meets on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. in the narthex and via Zoom to discuss the upcoming lectionary texts. Please contact the church office for the zoom information. 


Angels & Sparrows August News: Angels & Sparrows will be opening for dine-in service on or about September 5. They will need LOTS of Disinfectant Wipes (Clorox/Lysol/Store Brand) to keep the tables and chairs clean between guests during serving hours! Please fill the grocery cart with Disinfectant Wipes during the month of August to help Angels & Sparrows be prepared to safely serve the community. Items can also be dropped off at the office during the week. 


New Member Class: The next CIC New Members’ Class will be on August 15th following the 10:30am service. If you are interested in receiving information about this upcoming class offering, please contact Pastor Lisa at pastorlisa@communityinchrist.net.


WELCA: We will resume our summer social outings (dinner out)

· Monday August 9th @ 6:30PM – Carrabba’s Italian

PLEASE contact Laverne @ 704-576-8675 (text preferred).  NOTE: We are limited in Restaurants able to service us, due to staffing problems they are not taking reservations for large groups.

Happy Times Group: Happy Times Seniors will meet Wednesday, August 18th at 11:30 a.m. at Choplins in Cornelius. We have an awesome group, with “new” attendees.  Please plan to join us! To RSVP, contact Ron Major at

HunterRon35@hotmail.com or (704) 622-0517.

Card Ministry: We are planning to meet twice in August to make cards and enjoy fellowship with one another. We’ll be meeting Tuesday, August 10th at 2:00 PM and Tuesday, August 24th at 6:30 PM in the Spirit Center.  Participants are asked to enter through the doors nearest the Spirit Center. Need more information? Contact: Kathy Shugarman at shugs02@gmail.com or 940-300-2290.

Blessing of the New School Year: Youth of all ages, on Sunday, August 22nd, BRING YOUR BACK PACKS or another school supply to either worship service.  We’ll have a “Blessing of the New School Year” to pray for the fresh start of another year of learning, growth, and friendships.

The ELCA’s National Youth Gathering: On August 11th, at 6:30pm, we will gather via Zoom to discuss the upcoming national youth gathering happening summer of 2022 in Minneapolis.  This is a phenomenal faith-enriching opportunity and most youth only get 1 chance to experience it as it occurs once every 3 years.  All rising 8th-12th graders are eligible to attend in 2022.  The dates for the gathering are: July 24-28.  Parent(s) and youth are encouraged to attend. Please let Pastor Michael know if you would like the Zoom information.   

SR High Movie Night at CIC!  All rising 9th-12th graders are invited to enjoy a movie, snacks, and fellowship on August 8th from 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Everyone who lets Pastor Michael know by August 1st that they will attend gets to help pick the movie.

Save the date for September 12th! Rally Sunday, New Member Welcome, Congregational Meal, God’s Work Our Hands Sunday—Outreach Project and OneBlood Blood Mobile!  



August 1 - 9 a.m. worship (parking lot); 10 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. (Sanctuary & Live streamed)

August 3 - 10:30 a.m. Bible Study (Narthex & Zoom)

August 5 - 6 p.m. Handbells Introduction/Refresher Class (Spirit Center)

Aug 8 - 9 a.m. worship (parking lot); 10:30 a.m. Worship (Sanctuary & Livestreamed); 6:30 p.m. Senior High Movie Night (Sanctuary)

 **Please review regathering safety protocols here.