IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
National Back to Church Sunday
September 27, 2015
Comments from the Pastor and Sharing God’s Peace
The Procession Of The Cross (Please stand)
The Processional Hymn #905 “Come, Thou Almighty King”
P: In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Confession and Absolution
P: If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
C: But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
P: Let us then confess our sins to God our Father.
C: Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. 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. We justly deserve Your present and eternal punishment. 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: Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Service of the Word
Introit – Entrance Psalm
Psalm 23 King James Version
P: The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever
All: Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Kyrie Sung – pages 152-153
♪P: In peace let us pray to the Lord.
♪C: Lord, have mercy.
♪P: For the peace from above and for our salvation let us pray to the Lord
♪C: Lord, have mercy.
♪P: For the peace of the whole world, for the well-being of the church of God, and for the unity of all let us pray to the Lord
♪C: Lord, have mercy.
♪P: For this holy house and for all who offer hear their worship and praise let us pray to the Lord.
♪C: Lord have mercy
♪P: Help, save, comfort and defend us gracious Lord.
Gloria in Excelsis
Salutation and Collect of the Day
P: The Lord be with you.
C: And also with you.
P: Let us pray.
C Everlasting Father, source of every blessing, mercifully direct and govern us by Your Holy Spirit that we may complete the works You have prepared for us to do; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Special Music: “Lead Me to The Cross”
Julianne Lee w/Pastor Brammeier Sue Steenis on piano
Old Testament Reading – Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29
4 Now the rabble that was among them had a strong craving. And the people of Israel also wept again and said, “Oh that we had meat to eat!
5 We remember the fish we ate in Egypt that cost nothing, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic.
6 But now our strength is dried up, and there is nothing at all but this manna to look at.”
10 Moses heard the people weeping throughout their clans, everyone at the door of his tent. And the anger of the Lord blazed hotly, and Moses was displeased.
11 Moses said to the Lord, “Why have you dealt ill with your servant? And why have I not found favor in your sight, that you lay the burden of all this people on me?
12 Did I conceive all this people? Did I give them birth, that you should say to me, ‘Carry them in your bosom, as a nurse carries a nursing child,’ to the land that you swore to give their fathers?
13 Where am I to get meat to give to all this people? For they weep before me and say, ‘Give us meat, that we may eat.’
14 I am not able to carry all this people alone; the burden is too heavy for me.
15 If you will treat me like this, kill me at once, if I find favor in your sight, that I may not see my wretchedness.”
16 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Gather for me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people and officers over them, and bring them to the tent of meeting, and let them take their stand there with you.
24 So Moses went out and told the people the words of the Lord. And he gathered seventy men of the elders of the people and placed them around the tent.
25 Then the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke to him, and took some of the Spirit that was on him and put it on the seventy elders. And as soon as the Spirit rested on them, they prophesied. But they did not continue doing it.
26 Now two men remained in the camp, one named Eldad, and the other named Medad, and the Spirit rested on them. They were among those registered, but they had not gone out to the tent, and so they prophesied in the camp.
27 And a young man ran and told Moses, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.”
28 And Joshua the son of Nun, the assistant of Moses from his youth, said, “My lord Moses, stop them.”
29 But Moses said to him, “Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the Lord’s people were prophets, that the Lord would put his Spirit on them!”
P: This is the Word of the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.
All: He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. Bless the Lord, O my Soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name!
Epistle Reading – James 5:1-20
1 Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you.
2 Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten.
3 Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days.
4 Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, are crying out against you, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts.
5 You have lived on the earth in luxury and in self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.
6 You have condemned and murdered the righteous person. He does not resist you.
7 Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains.
8 You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.
9 Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door.
10 As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.
11 Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.
12 But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.
13 Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.
14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.
15 And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
17 Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth.
18 Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit.
19 My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, 20 let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.
P: This is the Word of the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.
Special Music: “Celtic Laud” Choir w/Cathy Gustavus on flute –
Alleluia and Verse
P: The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the 15th chapter.
1 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him.
2 And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.”
3 So he told them this parable: 4 “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it?
5 And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’
7 Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.
P: This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Hymn of the Day #710 “The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want”
Sermon “Is there anyone who does not need to repent?”
The Apostles Creed
All: I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, Born of the Virgin Mary; Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead and buried; He descended into hell; The third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven And sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints; The forgiveness of sins; The resurrection of the body; And the life everlasting. Amen
Prayer of the Church
Offertory Hymn #781 “We Give Thee But Thine own”
Peace & comfort for the family of Frank Palka, father-in-law of daughter of Marcia Varklet
Good test results & treatment for Bob Stetler
Healing from knee replacement surgery for Dorothy Schone
Successful knee surgery for Jim Ziarno, brother of Deb Henry
Safety in travel to England for Pastor Brammeier
The Lord’s Prayer
All: 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.
P: The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.
The Lord look upon you with favor and + give you peace.
Closing Hymn #923 “Almighty Father, bless the Word”
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Altar flowers are placed to the glory of God and in honor of Bob Garrett’s birthday.
CONTINUING PRAYER REQUESTS
Peace & comfort for the family of Lew Belof
Employment for those struggling to find a job
Fran Duma, mother of niece of Joan Crouse
Jim Ziarno, brother of Deb Henry
Norman Abott on a mission trip to Africa, friend of the Schumachers
Battling with Cancer or Serious Illness
Warren Teasdale, brother-in-law of Joan Crouse
Roland Viau, friend of Lee & Therese Roberts
PRAYERS FOR THOSE SERVING OUR COUNTRY
Safety for… and strength for families:
Adam Rozehnal, deployed to the Middle East
Zachary Hedgpeth , US Army, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO, grandson of Bonny Jacobi
Joshua Armstrong, serving in Iraq, brother of Jessica Armstrong
Trent Scalf, son-in-law of Shari Jester
Jason Webb, serving in Afghanistan, friend of the Guerzon family
Nick Dillon as he travels on an aircraft carrier in the Middle East, nephew of Kim Blomquist
Roger Hedgpeth serving on the USS Roosevelt, grandson of Bonny Jacobi
Travis Pretzer, deployed to Japan, nephew of Lloyd & Barbara Wenzel
Safety, peace & spiritual strength for all soldiers and contractors stationed overseas
PRAYERS FOR OUR FAMILIES
Sunday: Joel & Angie Laatsch, Nathan, Sierra, Micaiah
Monday: David Labatsky, Kristin, Corey, Connor, Morgan
Tuesday: Kim Launikitis, Megan
Wed: Tom & Barb LaVere
Thursday: Robert & Tracie Lee, Julianne, Lindsey, Abigail
Friday: Brittney Leech, Cassidy
Saturday: Gary & Linda Lepelletier
PRAYERS FOR OUR SCHOOL STUDENTS & FAMILIES
Sunday Owen Perez
Monday: Alexander Perez-Wells
Tuesday: Makayla Price
Wed: Jonathan & Molly Priolo
Thursday: Meagan Radella
Friday: Emma & Haley Roberts
Saturday: Gavin Roberts
PRAYER FOR 18TH SUNDAY
God of love, in his ministry Your Son, Jesus, put the needs of others ahead of his own. Keep us from thinking of ourselves more highly than we ought, and help us to mirror Christ’s
love that seeks the good of others; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen