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ZION EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH – LCMS
700 Main St. P.O. Box 220 Clyman, WI 53016 Pastor Dan 1-(920)-341-2025
Rev. Daniel Bohn, firstname.lastname@example.org
Guests. Welcome to Zion. We are glad to have you with us. Please sign our guestbook located in the Narthex. About Holy Communion: We welcome to the Lord’s Table all who have repented of their sins and seek to amend their sinful life; all who believe that Jesus is truly present in, with, and under the bread and the wine; and all who believe that through the words “given and shed for you” forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation are given. If this is your confession and you are a member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, then come with a thankful heart and join us. If you are a visitor and would like to commune, please talk with Pastor Dan before the service. To help in preparing to receive Holy Communion turn to pages 329 & 330 in the Burgundy hymnal, or open the front cover. Gluten free wafers are available, please talk with an Elder or Pastor before the service if you would appreciate them.
AS WE GATHER –The Prophet Amos, Paul, and our Lord are proclaiming the same message! Be rich in the things of heaven, not in things of the world! The world will draw you away from your faith, your Lord, and your heavenly home! Amos-“Woe to you who are complacent in Zion!” Paul- “People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction.” From our Lord- “But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here, and you are in agony.” Upon hearing these warnings, we gather strength from the exhortation of Paul- “But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith.”
Ringing of the Bell and Welcome
Hymn “Blessed Jesus, at Your Word” LSB 904
Invocation- In the name of the Father and of the X Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
Opening Sentences- Your name O Lord, endures forever, Your renown, through all generations. Praise the Lord! Praise the name of the Lord! Praise Him you servants of the Lord, you who minister in the house of the Lord! Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; Sing praise to His name for that is good! Your name O Lord, endures forever! Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen
Confession and Absolution- It is good and right that we should confess our sins. In the Small Catechism Dr. Martin Luther instructs us with these words: Confession has two parts. First, that we confess our sins, and second, that we receive absolution, that is, forgiveness, from the pastor as from God Himself, not doubting, but firmly believing that by it our sins are forgiven before God in heaven. We now humble ourselves before God, confess our sins to Him, and ask His forgiveness. O almighty God, merciful Father, I, a troubled and penitent sinner, confess to You all my sins and iniquities with which I have ever offended You and justly deserved Your present and eternal punishment. By nature, I am a sinful creature. By thought, word, and deed I have continually transgressed Your law. For the sake of the sufferings and death of Your Son, Jesus Christ, be gracious and merciful to me, a penitent and contrite being. Forgive me all my sins and grant me the power of Your Holy Spirit that I may amend my sinful life. Amen God be gracious to you and strengthen your faith. As you believe, so let it be. 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 X Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Kyrie and Salutation – Lord, have mercy; Christ have mercy; Lord, have mercy. The Lord be with you. And also with you.
Prayer of the Day- O God, You are the strength of all who trust in You, and without Your aid we can do no good thing. Grant us the help of Your grace that we may please You in both will and deed; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Psalm Psalm 146
Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD, O my soul!Women: I will praise the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.Men: Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.Women: When his breath departs he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish.Men: Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, who keeps faith forever; who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry.Women: The LORD sets the prisoners free; the LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down; the LORD loves the righteous.Men: The LORD watches over the sojourners; He upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wicked He brings to ruin.The LORD will reign forever, your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the LORD! Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.
Old Testament Reading Amos 6:1–7Woe to you who are complacent in Zion, and to you who feel secure on Mount Samaria, you notable men of the foremost nation, to whom the people of Israel come! Go to Calneh and look at it; go from there to great Hamath, and then go down to Gath in Philistia. Are they better off than your two kingdoms? Is their land larger than yours? You put off the evil day and bring near a reign of terror. You lie on beds inlaid with ivory and lounge on your couches. You dine on choice lambs and fattened calves. You strum away on your harps like David and improvise on musical instruments. You drink wine by the bowlful and use the finest lotions, but you do not grieve over the ruin of Joseph. Therefore, you will be among the first to go into exile; your feasting and lounging will end.
Epistle 1 Timothy 6:6–19
But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. In the sight of God, who gives life to everything, and of Christ Jesus, who while testifying before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you to keep this command without spot or blame until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which God will bring about in his own time–God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen. Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.
Verse Luke 16:31
Alleluia. If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead. Alleluia.
Holy Gospel Luke 16:19–31 There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores. “The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. In hell, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. So he called to him, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’ “But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’ “He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my father’s house, for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’ “Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’ “‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’ “He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.'” This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to You, O Christ.
Confession of our Faith- The Third Article of the Apostles Creed
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. What does this mean? I believe that I cannot by my own reason or strength believe in Jesus Christ, my Lord, or come to Him; but the Holy Spirit has called me by the Gospel, enlightened me with His gifts, sanctified and kept me in the true faith. In the same way He calls, gathers, enlightens, and sanctifies the whole Christian Church on earth, and keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one true faith. In this Christian Church He daily and richly forgives all my sins and the sins of all believers. On the Last Day He will raise me and all the dead, and give eternal life to me and all believers in Christ. This is most certainly true.
Hymn “Fight the Good Fight” LSB 664
Prayers of the Church
** We gather our Tithes and Offerings **
Service of the Sacrament
Preface 2 Timothy 4:22 – 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 Him thanks and praise.
Proper Preface- It is truly good, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, Lord our God, for You have graciously blessed us through the Word Incarnate, Jesus Christ, our Lord, who for our sake died on the cross and rose from the dead to put an end to death. Confident of His compassion on us and rejoicing in the company of the saints on earth and those in heaven above, we laud and magnify Your holy name and sing:
Sanctus Found on page 208 of the Hymnal- Lutheran Service Book
Prayer of Thanksgiving – Blessed are You, O Lord our God, King of all creation, for You have had mercy on us and have showed Your gracious power to us through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord. We give You thanks that in His Holy Supper You reveal Your sacred presence among us and number us with Your saints. Grant that we may receive the blessings of forgiveness, life, and salvation that come to us in His body and blood as we gather at His command and come to His altar of grace. Amen.
The Words of Our Lord – Consecration of the Elements
Proclamation of Christ 1 Corinthians 11:26; Revelation 22:20
As often as we eat this bread and drink this cup, we proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes. Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. O Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, in giving us Your body and blood to eat and to drink, You lead us to remember and confess Your holy cross and passion, Your blessed death, Your rest in the tomb, Your resurrection from the dead, Your ascension into heaven, and Your coming for the final judgment. So remember us in Your kingdom and teach us to pray:
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.
Pax Domini- The peace of the Lord be with you always. Amen.
Agnus Dei found on page 210 of the Lutheran Service Book
We Celebrate our Lord’s Supper
Distribution Hymns: “Come, Thou Almighty King” LSB 905
“Jesus Christ, My Sure Defense” LSB 741
“Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise” LSB 802
Post-Communion Canticle- Nunc Dimittis found on page 211
Post-Communion Thanksgiving- Holy Father, we ask You now, that by this blessed food and drink, You would deliver Your Church from every evil, to teach her to love You perfectly, and to make her truly one, even as this bread was made from many grains of wheat to become the carrier of the body of our Savior Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
Hymn: “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” LSB 649
From the Board of Stewardship and Evangelism: Amos 6:1a – “Woe to those who are at ease in Zion.” The Book of Amos is a warning to God’s people who have been given great material wealth. As Jesus Himself mentions, material blessings can turn into temptations – chiefly the temptation to think of ourselves as self-sufficient and independent. What does Amos suggest as a way to combat this temptation? First, faith in the Lord and dependence upon Him! And if our faith is right, we will want to follow the rest of Amos’ instructions – to bless the poor with our alms and to make sure the Lord’s House is properly cared for. In other words, we are called to align our actions with God’s priorities and put others ahead of ourselves.
The Pewpoint – THEME OF THE DAY
Our Help Is Not in Worldly Riches- The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side,” and “the rich man also died and was buried” (Luke 16:22). The poor man Lazarus, who knew many bad things on earth, began to be comforted forever, whereas the rich man, after a lifetime of good things, began to be “in anguish” (Luke 16:25). Therefore, “woe to those who are at ease in Zion” (Amos 6:1), for “the revelry of those who stretch themselves out shall pass away” (Amos 6:7). The wealthy are urged “not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches,” but “to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share” (1 Tim. 6:17–18). Covetous desire for what God has not given is idolatry and “a root of all kinds of evils” (1 Tim. 6:10). Contentment belongs to faith, by which the Christian has “great gain” in godliness (1 Tim. 6:6).
YES IN CHRIST — Saying Yes With Our Treasures
Needed per week to make budget: $3,025 Sunday Envelopes $2,066 Plate $85
Sunday Service: 40 Communed: 39
Mid Week Service: 8 Communed: 8
Brothers and sisters in Christ to lift up in prayer!
Deanne- God’s continued strength, protection and strength as she enjoys her students and work.
1) Mae Stenson and family as Richard was given his crown
of life on Sunday September 11th. His service will be at Zion on Wednesday September 28th at 11:30am.
2) Doug Rhodes and Dave Stuebe who are both recovering.
Wishing the following people a blessed day on their special day.
|Dick & Nancy||9/29|
|Gary & Beth||10/3|
|Daniel & Laurel||10/7|
|Lonnie & Faye||10/16|
|Mark & Lisa||10/17|
|Ralph & Nancy||10/23|
Wishing Mark & Lisa 30 years of marriage. Take the time to congratulate them.
ANNUAL TURKEY DINNER FUNDRAISER
Immanuel Lutheran Church, 210 Lincoln Avenue in Reeseville will be serving their annual turkey dinner on Sunday, October 2ND, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. This year’s dinner will again be CARRY-OUT ONLY. Each carry-out will contain roast turkey, homemade mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, vegetable, cranberries, dinner rolls and coleslaw. Also included will be your choice of either pumpkin, apple or cherry pie. Each carry out will cost $13.00. Pre-orders are strongly encouraged and may be ordered by calling the church at 920-927-5734.
DATES TO REMEMBER
September 28th – Choir Rehearsal @ 6pm
September 29th – Quilting from 11am to 2pm
October 3rd – Elders Meeting @ 7pm
October 5th – Choir Rehearsal @ 6pm
October 6th – Council Meeting @ 6pm
October 12th – Choir Rehearsal @ 6pm
October 22nd – Choir Rehearsal @ 9:30 am
October 29th – Choir Rehearsal @ 9:30 am
November 5th – Choir Rehearsal @ 9:30 am
November 6th – 125th Church Anniversary Special Service at 10:30am
November 13th – Semi Annual Meeting after church
Peace Lutheran Church (LCMS)
400 Hillcrest Dr. In Beaver Dam, WI
Is Now Accepting Applications for
This position is part time Monday – Friday 8am – noon
$1256 per month negotiable depending on experience.
Six paid holidays a year.
Please send resumes to
Or feel free to call Chris at 920-210-8678
or text for job description or any questions
**Choir rehearsals to begin Wednesday, September 28 @ 6:00pm .
October 5, October 12, We will begin Rehearsal on Saturdays – October 22, October 29, and November 5. The Saturday practices will be-for choir members from years past (alumni) . We will meet at 9:30 am. I can provide rides for members from Watertown area. If Wednesday is better please come then. We will sing for the Celebration of our church’s 125th anniversary service on November 6th. Rehearsals will switch back to Wednesday evening after November 5. Please join us for the choir’s short time or stay with us until Easter. Call DeeDee at 920-941-0107, if you have questions.
Orphan Grain Train!- You are invited to join Caroline Jeffers at the Orphan Grain Train Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 1, in Westfield WI. The meeting begins at 9am with a continental breakfast, and ends with dinner served at 12:30pm. Speakers from Latin American Lutheran Mission will be giving a presentation about the impact of Orphan Grain Train on the people they work with. Talk to Caroline for more details and if you would like to ride along with her!
Orphan Grain Train Special Project YOU can help with!- School Supplies- pencils, pens, rulers, crayons, washable markers, color pencils, spiral notebooks-wide rule, construction paper, erasers, folders, glue bottles, glue sticks, protractors and backpacks. Gently used school supplies are welcome. Women’s Sanitary products- any size sanitary pads and or any size tampons. Hygiene supplies- New- bath towels, combs, washcloths, bars of soap, toothbrushes, band-aids, nail clippers and deodorant.
PLEASE DROP THESE OFF AT CHURCH NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY SPETEMBER 28 or contact Caroline for a time before Saturday the 1st of October. Thank you!