Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost
November 8, 2015
Divine Service Setting One – Page 151
“After all, the chief purpose of all ceremonies is to teach the people what they need to know about Christ”
From the Augsburg Confession – Article 24-The Mass
Prelude – “Jerusalem, the Golden” Hand-Bells
Bill Ingram (Based on hymn tune Ewing) Both Services
HYMNS: Opening –#738 “Lord of All Hopefulness”
Baptisms: Sebastian Ray Garza
Joseph Pollard, Gina Pollard
LSB page #268 11am service
Confession and Absolution
Pastor: Let them thank the Lord for His steadfast love, for His wondrous works to the children of men! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever! Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom He has redeemed from trouble. He raises up the needy out of affliction and makes their families like flocks. The upright see it and are glad, and all wickedness shuts its mouth. Glory be the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen. Let them thank the Lord for His steadfast love, for His wondrous works to the children of men!
The Collect for the Day
(C) Almighty and ever-living God, You have given exceedingly great and precious promises to those who trust in You. Grant us so firmly to believe in Your Son Jesus that our faith may never be found wanting; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Old Testament Reading – 1 Kings 17:8-16
8 Then the word of the Lord came to him, 9 “Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. Behold, I have commanded a widow there to feed you.”
10 So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks. And he called to her and said, “Bring me a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.”
11 And as she was going to bring it, he called to her and said, “Bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.”
12 And she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I have nothing baked, only a handful of flour in a jar and a little oil in a jug. And now I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it and die.”
13 And Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go and do as you have said. But first make me a little cake of it and bring it to me, and afterward make something for yourself and your son.
14 For thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘The jar of flour shall not be spent, and the jug of oil shall not be empty, until the day that the Lord sends rain upon the earth.’”
15 And she went and did as Elijah said. And she and he and her household ate for many days.
16 The jar of flour was not spent, neither did the jug of oil become empty, according to the word of the Lord that he spoke by Elijah.
(C) These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Blessed are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart are the highways to Zion.
Epistle Reading – Hebrews 9:24-28
24 For Christ has entered, not into holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true things, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf.
25 Nor was it to offer himself repeatedly, as the high priest enters the holy places every year with blood not his own, 26 for then he would have had to suffer repeatedly since the foundation of the world. But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
27 And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, 28 so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.
Special Music: “This is My Father’s World”
Kathy Hogue-Piano with Cathy Gustavus-flute
Common Page 156
The Gospel – Mark 12:38-44
38 And in his teaching he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes and like greetings in the marketplaces 39 and have the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts, 40 who devour widows’ houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”
41 And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums.
42 And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny.
43 And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box.
44 For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”
P: This is the Gospel of the Lord
C: Praise to You O Christ
Hymn of the day: #530
“No Temple Now, No Gift of Price”
Sermon – “The copy and the original”
Apostles Creed: Page 159
Prayer of the Church
Offertory Hymn #781 “We Give Thee But Thine own”
Armed Services Prayer
Leader: Lord God, You have sustained our nation in the past and continue to bless us. We recall how so many have given their lives for the cause of freedom. Men and women continue to sacrifice and serve in the armed forces. Today, we pause to reflect and honor those who gave and who continue to sacrifice so much in the defense of our freedom to be faithful.
People: We remember the great courage and selfless service of so many throughout history who have answered the call to serve. We remember their honorable sacrifice for the freedom of others. Comfort the families who mourn the loss of loved ones. Comfort also those who suffer permanent injuries as a result of serving our nation in the military.
Leader: We remember with thankfulness the millions of Americans who give so generously of their life and labor in
times of national conflict, particularly the family members of our soldiers, sailors, aircrew, Marines and Coast Guardsmen.
People: We are grateful for the devotion and sacrifices of military families. Grant us the resources and willing hearts to support them in their needs.
Leader: Lord, You prayed earnestly for Your disciples, that they would be kept in Your name, filled with joy and sanctified in Your Word of Truth.
People: Keep our chaplains in Your name. Fill them with the joy that comes from knowing You have defeated sin and death. Sanctify their ministry in Your Word of truth.
Leader: Gracious Lord, we ask for Your strength for our chaplains who serve in the wounded warrior wards and in our military hospitals, as they provide pastoral care to hurting and wounded veterans and their families.
People: Lord, mend the wounds of all who suffer in body, mind or spirit. Grant their physicians knowledge and wisdom, as they seek the best treatments for patients’ suffering.
Leader: God of mercy, grant patience and insight to our chaplains who serve in all branches of our armed forces and the Civil Air Patrol. Only through Your sustaining love can they move out daily with confidence and joy. These and all things we ask through Your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and rules with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
(C) 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.
Pastor: The Lord Bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face sine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace.
Closing – #821 “Alleluia! Sing to Jesus” Verses 1, 3, 5
“THE COPY AND THE ORIGINAL”
Temple worship is fulfilled its purpose
No priestly sacrifice necessary anymore
The “type” represented the final sacrifice
This final sacrifice doesn’t need to be repeated anymore.
Earthly sacrifices were rituals pointing to the heavenly reality.
Christ sacrifice is final and effective
Christ appears on our behalf before God.
Christ will come again
He sends His spirit to guide us.
He will come at the final day