Anniversary Service and Bulletin November 6

Posted on 03 Nov 2022, Pastor: Pastor Dan

Celebrating 125 Years of being Blessed by God!  Excited to be His children sharing those blessings with all people for many more!

ZION EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH – LCMS      November 6, 2022 – 10:30am 

700 Main St.  P.O. Box 220   Clyman, WI  53016


AS WE GATHER- Welcome to our service of worship and praise for God’s abundant grace and mercy upon our congregation!  We gather in the Lord’s presence at His invitation, and in the company of the whole Church in heaven and on earth.  God continues to bless us with His precious gifts.  In response, we repent of our sins and offer up to Him our hearts and lives in praise and thanksgiving.  To this we say, “Amen!”

Pre-Service Music Trumpet and Organ duet  Bourrée in F Major by Georg Telemann

Ringing of the Bell and Welcome

Invocation- In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.    Amen

Hymn  “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling             LSB 700

Remembering the Saints who were given their Crown of Life since November 2021

Betty Jane Mink,  Eli Oscar Dornfeld,  William John Schassler, Beverly Louise Hutto, Richard Andrew Stenson

P:  Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write:  Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.”                   C:  “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.”     (Revelation 14:13)

 Confession and Absolution- Pastor: Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hidden: 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. Amen    Pastor: If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.  All:  But if we confess our sins, God who is faithful and just will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.                                               A Time of Silence to reflect on those sins weighing on our hearts.       All:  Most merciful God we confess that we are in bondage 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      Pastor:  Almighty God, in His mercy, has given His Son to die for you and, for His sake, forgives you all your sin. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I announce the grace of God unto all of you and I forgive you of all your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Opening Sentences Psalm 119:33-40-   All:  Give me understanding, and I will keep Your law and obey it with all my heart.  Pulpit: Teach me, O Lord, to follow Your decrees; then I will keep them to the end.
Lecturn: Give me understanding, and I will keep Your law and obey it with all my heart.  Pulpit:  Direct me in the path of Your commands, for there I find delight.  Lecturn: Turn my heart toward Your statutes and not toward      selfish gain.   Pulpit:  Turn my eyes away from worthless things;  Lecturn:  preserve my life according to Your word.  Pulpit: Fulfill Your promise to Your servant, so that You may be feared.  Lecturn:  Take away the disgrace I dread, for Your laws are good.  All:  How I long for Your precepts!  Preserve my life in Your righteousness.  Give me understanding, and I will keep Your law and obey it with all my heart.  Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.  Amen

Collect of the Day- In peace, let us pray to the Lord.  Lord, have mercy.   Heavenly Father you have promised through your Son to be with your church forever.  On this day of celebration, we give you thanks for those who founded this community of believers so many years ago.  We praise You for Your presence in this place of worship and ask Your ongoing blessing upon those who gather here.  Dwell continually among us with Your holy Word and Sacraments, strengthen our fellowship in the bonds of love and peace, and increase our faithful witness to Your salvation; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.  Allow us and all Your children to live by faith.  Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord.  Amen.

 Old Testament Reading    1 Kings 8:22-23, 27-30, 57-61 – Being read by Rev. Michael Schempf

Then Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in front of the whole assembly of Israel, spread out his hands toward heaven and said: “O Lord, God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven above or on earth below–you who keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way.  “But will God really dwell on earth?  The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you.  How much less this temple I have built!  Yet give attention to your servant’s prayer and his plea for mercy, O Lord my God.  Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence this day.  May your eyes be open toward this temple night and day, this place of which you said, ‘My Name shall be there,’ so that you will hear the prayer your servant prays toward this place.  Hear the supplication of your servant and of your people Israel when they pray toward this place.  Hear from heaven, your dwelling place, and when you hear, forgive.   May the Lord our God be with us as he was with our fathers; may he never leave us nor forsake us.  May he turn our hearts to him, to walk in all his ways and to keep the commands, decrees and regulations he gave our fathers.  And may these words of mine, which I have prayed before the Lord, be near to the Lord our God day and night, that he may uphold the cause of his servant and the cause of his people Israel according to each day’s need, so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God and that there is no other.  But your hearts must be fully committed to the Lord our God, to live by his decrees and obey his commands, as at this time.”

 Epistle  Hebrews 12:1-3  Being read by Rev. Michael Schempf

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.  Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.  Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

Choir  Canon of Praise

Gospel Readings  Matthew 28:18-20, John 14:6  

Matthew 28:18-20- Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.  And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

John 14:6- Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.

 Hymn “Our God our Help in Ages Past”        LSB 733

Sermon- Rev. Dr. John C. Wille, President of the South Wisconsin District- LCMS

 Apostles’ Creed- 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, died and was 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.

 Prayers of the Church

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.

We Gather our Tithes and Offerings

Hymn “Praise God from Whom…”               LSB 805

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.

Prayer of Thanksgiving-  Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, with repentant joy we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross.  Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit. Grant us faithfully to eat His body and drink His blood as He bids us do in His own testament. Gather us together, we pray, from the ends of the earth to celebrate with all the faithful the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end.  Graciously receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us. To You alone, O Father, be all glory, honor, and worship, with the Son and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.   Amen.

The Words of Our Lord – Consecration of the Elements

We Celebrate our Lord’s Supper

Distribution Hymns:  “The Church’s One Foundation”  LSB 644                                                                             “Christ Is Our Cornerstone”      LSB  912         “I Love Your Kingdom, Lord”  LSB 651                                               “Now Thank We All Our God”    LSB  895

 Post-Communion Canticle –   Thank the Lord                                                                LSB 164

Post-Communion Thanksgiving- We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this salutary gift, and we implore You that of Your mercy You would strengthen us through the same in faith toward You and in fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.        Amen.

 Benediction- The grace of our Lord X Jesus Christ and the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.  Amen

 Hymn: “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”           LSB 657          

 Postlude  “All for Jesus”

 Those helping with the Service this morning

Preaching- Rev. Dr, John Wille- President of the South  Wisconsin District- LCMS                                                   Liturgist- Rev. Daniel L. Bohn              Organist- DeeDee Wille          Trumpet- Nick Johnson