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Worship Service: October 10, 2021, 20 Pentecost

Gathering

Prelude

“Consecration”
Robert Schumann

“I Come, O Savior, To Thy Table”
arr. Paul Kretschmar

Opening Hymn #252 (green hymnal)

“You Servants of God”

1  You servants of God, your master proclaim,
and publish abroad his wonderful name;
the name, all-victorious, of Jesus extol;
his kingdom is glorious and rules over all!

2  Our God rules on high, almighty to save;
and still he is nigh, his presence we have.
The great congregation his triumph shall sing,
ascribing salvation to Jesus, our king!

3  Salvation to God who sits on the throne!
Let all cry aloud and honor the Son.
The praises of Jesus the angels proclaim,
fall down on their faces, and worship the Lamb.

4  Then let us adore and give him his right,
all glory and pow’r and wisdom and might,
all honor and blessing, with angels above,
and thanks never ceasing, and infinite love!

Confession and Forgiveness

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

C: Amen.

P:  Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid: cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you and worthily magnify your holy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

C: Amen.

P: Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another.

Silence is kept for reflection.

P: Most merciful God,

C: we confess that we are captive to sin and cannot free ourselves. We have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. Amen.

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. As a called and ordained minister of the church of Christ, and by his authority, I therefore declare to you the entire forgiveness of all your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the ☩ Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.

Greeting and Prayer of the Day

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

C: And also with you.

P: Let us pray. Almighty and ever-living God, increase in us your gift of faith, that, forsaking what lies behind and reaching out to what lies ahead, we may follow the way of your commandments and receive the crown of everlasting joy, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

C: Amen.

The Word

Blessing of the Lector

P: Let us pray. God Almighty, we ask your blessing upon Chet as he reads to us the scriptures. May the words of his mouth and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, our rock and our redeemer.

C: Amen.

First Reading: Amos 5:6-7, 10-15

6 Seek the Lord and live,
  or he will break out against the house of Joseph like fire,
  and it will devour Bethel, with no one to quench it.
7 Ah, you that turn justice to wormwood,
  and bring righteousness to the ground!
10 They hate the one who reproves in the gate,
  and they abhor the one who speaks the truth.
11 Therefore because you trample on the poor
  and take from them levies of grain,
you have built houses of hewn stone,
  but you shall not live in them;
you have planted pleasant vineyards,
  but you shall not drink their wine.
12 For I know how many are your transgressions,
  and how great are your sins—
you who afflict the righteous, who take a bribe,
  and push aside the needy in the gate.
13 Therefore the prudent will keep silent in such a time;
  for it is an evil time.
14 Seek good and not evil,
  that you may live;
and so the Lord, the God of hosts, will be with you,
  just as you have said.
15 Hate evil and love good,
  and establish justice in the gate;
it may be that the Lord, the God of hosts,
  will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.

  The word of the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.

Second Reading: Hebrews 4:12-16

12 Indeed, the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 13 And before him no creature is hidden, but all are naked and laid bare to the eyes of the one to whom we must render an account.
14 Since, then, we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

  The word of the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.

Gospel: Mark 10:17-31

P: The holy gospel according to St. Mark, the 10th chapter.

C: Glory to you, O Lord.

17 As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. 19 You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; You shall not defraud; Honor your father and mother.’ ” 20 He said to him, “Teacher, I have kept all these since my youth.” 21 Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said, “You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” 22 When he heard this, he was shocked and went away grieving, for he had many possessions.
23 Then Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!” 24 And the disciples were perplexed at these words. But Jesus said to them again, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” 26 They were greatly astounded and said to one another, “Then who can be saved?” 27 Jesus looked at them and said, “For mortals it is impossible, but not for God; for God all things are possible.”
28 Peter began to say to him, “Look, we have left everything and followed you.” 29 Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields, for my sake and for the sake of the good news, 30 who will not receive a hundredfold now in this age—houses, brothers and sisters, mothers and children, and fields, with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life. 31 But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.”

P: The gospel of the Lord.

C: Praise to you, O Christ.

Children’s Sermon

Special Music

“Simple Living”
Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Stuart Townend

Addy Kruse, Soloist

Sermon

Silence for meditation

Hymn of the Day #406 (green hymnal)

“Take My Life, That I May Be”

1  Take my life, that I may be
consecrated, Lord, to thee;
take my moments and my days;
let them flow in ceaseless praise.

2  Take my hands and let them move
at the impulse of thy love;
take my feet and let them be
swift and beautiful for thee.

3  Take my voice and let me sing
always, only, for my King;
take my lips and let them be
filled with messages from thee.

4  Take my silver and my gold,
not a mite would I withhold;
take my intellect and use
ev’ry pow’r as thou shall choose.

5  Take my will and make it thine,
it shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart, it is thine own,
it shall be thy royal throne.

6  Take my love; my Lord, I pour
at thy feet its treasure store;
take myself, and I will be
ever, only, all for thee.

The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
 creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
 He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
  and born of the virgin Mary.
 He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
  was crucified, died, and was buried.
 He descended into hell.
 On the third day he rose again.
 He ascended into heaven,
  and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
 He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
 the holy catholic Church,
 the communion of saints,
 the forgiveness of sins,
 the resurrection of the body,
 and the life everlasting. Amen.

Prayers of Intercession

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

After each petition:

A: Lord, in your mercy,

C: Hear our prayer.

After the last petition:

A: Into your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

C: Amen.

Peace

P: The peace of Christ be with you always.

C: And also with you.

The Meal

Invitation to Offering

Offertory Music

“Offertory”
John Ness Beck

Offering Prayer

A: Let us pray.

C: God of all creation, all you have made is good, and your love endures forever. You bring forth bread from the earth and fruit from the vine. Nourish us with these gifts, that we might be for the world signs of your gracious presence in Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Great Thanksgiving

P: The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.

P: Lift up your hearts.

C: We lift them to the Lord.

P: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

C: It is right to give our thanks and praise.

P: 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, remember us in your kingdom, and teach us to pray:

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.

Invitation to Communion

P: Taste and see that the Lord is good.

  The Body of Christ, broken for you.

  The Blood of Christ, shed for you.

All eat bread and drink wine or juice at their seat.

Communion Hymn #213 (green hymnal)

“I Come, O Savior, to Your Table”

1  I come, O Savior, to your table,
for weak and weary is my soul;
you, Bread of life, alone are able
to satisfy and make me whole.

Refrain
Lord, may your body and your blood
be for my soul the highest good!

2  Your body, giv’n for me, O Savior;
your blood, which once for me was shed:
these are my life and strength forever,
by them my hungry soul is fed.  Refrain

3  With you, Lord, I am now united;
you live in me and I in you.
No sorrow fills my soul; delighted
it finds its deepest joy in you.  Refrain

4  My heart has now become your dwelling,
O blessed, holy Trinity.
With angels I, your praises telling,
shall live in joy eternally.  Refrain

Table Blessing

P: The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen you and keep you in his grace.

C: Amen.

Prayer after Communion

A: Let us pray. God of abundance, with this bread of life and cup of salvation you have united us with Christ, making us one with all your people. Now send us forth in the power of your Spirit, that we may proclaim your redeeming love to the world and continue forever in the risen life of Jesus Christ, our Lord.

C: Amen.

Sending

Announcements for God’s Mission in the World

Walk in Honor of Diana Hawkins: Donations benefit the American Cancer Society

Donation Link – Making Strides against Breast Cancer Walk
(Leandra Hawkins and friends are participating in the walk in honor of Diana.)

Blessing

P: Almighty God, Father, ☩ Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you now and forever.

C: Amen.

Closing Hymn #415 (green hymnal)

“God of Grace and God of Glory”

1  God of grace and God of glory,
on your people pour your pow’r;
crown your ancient church’s story;
bring its bud to glorious flow’r.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage
for the facing of this hour,
for the facing of this hour.

2  Lo! The hosts of evil round us
scorn the Christ, assail his ways!
From the fears that long have bound us
free our hearts to faith and praise.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage
for the living of these days,
for the living of these days.

3  Cure your children’s warring madness;
bend our pride to your control;
shame our wanton, selfish gladness,
rich in things and poor in soul.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
lest we miss your kingdom’s goal,
let we miss your kingdom’s goal.

4  Save us from weak resignation
to the evils we deplore;
let the gift of your salvation
be our glory evermore.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
serving you whom we adore,
serving you whom we adore.

Dismissal

A: Go in peace. Serve the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.

Postlude

“God of Grace and God of Glory”
Eugene Butler


Worship Leaders

The Rev. Emily Beckering, Pastor
Kris Keith, Music Director *away
Kate Wollenburg, Organist *away
Carolyn Koehl, Organist
Addy Kruse, Vocalist
Donald Harris, Assisting Minister
Chet Laine, Reader

Upcoming Events

Sunday, October 10: 20 Pentecost

NO SUNDAY SCHOOL / ADULT FORUM
10:30 am Worship Service (in-person/livestreamed)
After worship: Evangelism Committee stuffing candy bags
2 pm “The Game’s Afoot” rehearsal

Tuesday, October 12

2 pm Stewardship Mailing Team
6:30 pm “The Game’s Afoot” rehearsal
7 pm Bible Study: “Reading the Bible through 6 Lenses” (in-person/Zoom)

Wednesday, October 13

7 pm Bell Choir

Thursday, October 14

10:30 am Bible Study: “Reading the Bible through 6 Lenses” (in-person/Zoom)
6 pm BSA Troop Meeting
6:30 pm “The Game’s Afoot” rehearsal

Saturday, October 16

12 pm Setup for Fall Festival
3 pm Fall Festival

Sunday, October 17: 21 Pentecost

9 am Sunday School / Adult Forum
10:30 am Worship Service (in-person/livestreamed)
After worship: Quarterly Congregational Meeting
2 pm “The Game’s Afoot” rehearsal

Monday, October 18

**Epistle Articles Deadline**

7 pm Council Meeting

Tuesday, October 19

6:30 pm “The Game’s Afoot” rehearsal
7 pm Bible Study: “Reading the Bible through 6 Lenses” (in-person/Zoom)

Wednesday, October 20

7 pm Bell Choir

Thursday, October 21

10:30 am Bible Study: “Reading the Bible through 6 Lenses” (in-person/Zoom)
6:30 pm “The Game’s Afoot” rehearsal

Saturday, October 23

3 pm Fall Festival Rain Date

Copyright Notices

“Simple Living”: Text and music by Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Stuart Townend © 2011 Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing), Getty Music Publishing (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.)

“I Come, O Savior, to Your Table”: Arr. © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship, admin. Augsburg Fortress.

“God of Grace and God of Glory”: Arr. © Concordia Publishing House.

Hymns/anthems: Music reprinted and streamed by permission under ONE LICENSE #A-726103 and CCLI Licenses #21045423 and #21045416. All rights reserved.

Liturgical texts and service music: From SundaysandSeasons.com. Copyright © 2021 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License #SAS010308.