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Faith! A beautiful gift and a powerful way to live!
SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST—PROPER 22 October 2, 2022
ZION EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH – LCMS
700 Main St. P.O. Box 220 Clyman, WI 53016
Pastor Dan 1-(920)-341-2025 firstname.lastname@example.org
AS WE GATHER The faith the size of a mustard seed does great things! Faith means trusting the giver of that faith, our gracious God. In today’s Epistle, Paul notes that Timothy’s faith was learned from his mother and grandmother. But Paul urges him to trust in “the power of God, who saved us in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 1:8–9). Habakkuk didn’t know that God would keep His Word in Christ, but he believed that God’s promises would be kept. The good news, which echoes throughout Scripture, is that “the righteous shall live by his faith” (Habakkuk 2:4), as it is in the one who “abolished death and brought life and immortality to light.” (2 Timothy 1:10) That is Jesus Christ our Lord!
Ringing of the Bell and Welcome
Hymn “Lord, Open Now My Heart to Hear” Vs. 1 Lutheran Service Book Hymn 908
Salutation The Lord be with you. And also with you. Amen
Opening Prayer Lord God, bless Your Word wherever it is proclaimed. Your Word is a word of power and peace. It converts those who do not believe and strengthens those who believe. May Your Word pass from our ears to our hearts, from our hearts to our lips, and from our lips into our lives for all to see. As You have promised, Your Word will achieve the purpose for which You send it. We pray this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Hymn “Lord, Open Now My Heart to Hear” Vs. 2: Lutheran Service Book Hymn 908
Old Testament Reading Habakkuk 1:1–4 (“How long shall I cry for help?”) The oracle that Habakkuk the prophet received. How long, O Lord, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, “Violence!” but you do not save? Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrong? Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and conflict abounds. Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never prevails. The wicked hem in the righteous, so that justice is perverted.
Confession – Having heard the complaint of the prophet Habakkuk, let us confess our sins. We confess, almighty God, that we have not trusted Your promises; we have wondered if You have heard our cries for help. In our own sinfulness, we confess that we have considered ourselves better than others. We have failed by our sinful thoughts, words, and deeds. We are helpless to change without Your grace and mercy. For Jesus’ sake, forgive us and renew our trust in Your promises and protection.
Old Testament Reading Habakkuk 2:1–4 (“The righteous shall live by his faith.”) I will stand at my watch and station myself on the ramparts; I will look to see what he will say to me, and what answer I am to give to this complaint. Then the Lord replied: “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay. “See, he is puffed up; his desires are not upright–but the righteous will live by his faith–
Absolution – We hear God’s Words of Forgiveness- The prophet did not get an immediate answer, but he trusted in God, nonetheless. Faith is a gift from God by which we can trust Him, hear the Good News, and truly listen. Through the sacrifice of His Son for us, God declares us righteous even as we struggle in our daily problems. The promises of God were all kept by our Lord Jesus Christ. Every time we repent, we receive an immediate answer from God. Your sins are forgiven! Upon hearing your confession, as a called and ordained servant of Christ and by His authority, I announce God’s grace to you. by the command of our Lord, I forgive you all your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the X Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Thanks be to God.
Hymn “Lord, Open Now My Heart to Hear” Vs. 3 Lutheran Service Book Hymn 908
Opening Sentences Habakkuk 1:2; 2:4 Although we may say with Habakkuk, “O Lord, how long shall I cry for help, and You will not hear?” The Lord has answered, “The righteous shall live by his faith.”
Kyrie- In peace, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy. For peace from above in times of trial and weak faith, let us pray to the Lord. Christ, have mercy. For peace in the world and the bold proclamation of the Gospel, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy! The righteous shall live by faith. For ourselves and all who join us to listen to God’s Word and respond in worship and prayer, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy. Allow us and all Your children to live by faith. Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord. Amen.
Hymn of Praise – This Is the Feast Lutheran Service book page 155
Prayer of the Day – O God, our refuge and strength, the author of all godliness, by Your grace hear the prayers of Your Church. Grant that those things which we ask for in faith, we may receive through Your bountiful mercy; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Epistle 2 Timothy 1:1–14 (Paul thanks God for the faith God has given Timothy.) Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, according to the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus, to Timothy, my dear son: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. I thank God, whom I serve, as my forefathers did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy. I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also. For this reason, I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of me his prisoner. But join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God, who has saved us and called us to a holy life–not because of anything we have done, but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. And of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher. That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day. What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus. Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you–guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.
Holy Gospel Luke 17:1–10 (Faith as a mustard seed) The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the seventeenth chapter. Glory to You, O Lord. Our Reading- Jesus said to his disciples: “Things that cause people to sin are bound to come, but woe to that person through whom they come. It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin. So, watch yourselves. “If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him. If he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times comes back to you and says, ‘I repent,’ forgive him.” The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you. “Suppose one of you had a servant plowing or looking after the sheep. Would he say to the servant when he comes in from the field, ‘Come along now and sit down to eat’? Would he not rather say, ‘Prepare my supper, get yourself ready and wait on me while I eat and drink; after that you may eat and drink’? Would he thank the servant because he did what he was told to do? So, you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.'” Response- This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to You, O Christ.
Hymn “I Know My Faith Is Founded” Lutheran Service Book Hymn 587
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
We Celebrate the 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.
We Sing the Sanctus on page 161 of the Lutheran Service Book
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
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.
Pax Domini- The peace of the Lord be with you always. Amen
We Sing the Agnus Dei on page 163 of the Lutheran Service Book
We Celebrate our Lord’s Supper
Distribution Hymns: “Speak, O Lord, Your Servant Listens” LSB Hymn 589
“Rise My Soul to Watch and Pray” LSB Hymn 663 “Lord, Help Us Walk Your Servant Way” LSB Hymn 857
Post-Communion Canticle – We Sing Thank the Lord found on page 164 in the Lutheran service book
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 Jesus Christ and the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.
Dismissal- Go in peace as you serve the Lord. Thanks be to God!
Hymn: *vs1 & 3* “Let Us Ever Walk with Jesus” Lutheran Service Book Hymn 685
From the Board of Stewardship and Evangelism: Luke 17:10 – “So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.’ ” We can never put God in our debt. Even if we lived in perfect compliance with the Law, we would still only be unworthy servants. Our giving to the Lord’s work in the Church is a sign that we recognize our role as servants. Furthermore, we give because we recognize our own need for that work of the Lord in the Church. And what a blessing it is to give to the Church so that the ministry of His Word and Sacraments may reach all in community.
The Pewpoint- THEME OF THE DAY- We Walk by Faith, and Not by Sight, in the Peace of Christ’s Forgiveness! We are surrounded by “destruction and violence” (Hab. 1:3) because the Law “is paralyzed, and justice never goes forth” (Hab. 1:4). In fact, the Law cannot rescue us from our enemies; it is our fiercest enemy of all. Therefore, not by sight, experience or feeling, nor by works, “the righteous shall live by his faith” (Hab. 2:4). “Temptations to sin are sure to come” (Luke 17:1), but as often as we sin, the Lord rebukes us, turns us to repentance and forgives us. We pray that He would thus “increase our faith” (Luke 17:5). And indeed, He does! Though we are His “unworthy servants” (Luke 17:10), He prepares His Supper for us, dresses us properly and gives us His body and blood to eat and drink. He appoints pastors for us, “by the will of God according to the promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus” (2 Tim. 1:1). For the Gospel brings “life and immortality to light” (2 Tim. 1:10). This we believe. Therefore, “follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard,” by which He guards you “in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus” (2 Tim. 1:13).
Saying Yes With Our Treasures- Responding to God’s blessings in our lives!
Needed per week to make budget: $3,025 Sunday Envelopes $3,760 Plate $65 General Memorial: Eli Dornfeld $50
Attendance: Last Sundays Service: 45 Communed: 40 Last Mid Week Service: 8 Communed: 8
Brothers and sisters in Christ to lift up in prayer! Deanne Gochanour – God’s continued strength, protection and strength as she enjoys her students and work in Ethiopia. 1) Mae Stenson and family 2) Doug Rhodes and Dave Stuebe who are both recovering. 3) All those affected by Hurricane Ian, the Congregations, the Pastor’s giving comfort and the Lutheran Church Missouri Synods Early Response teams who will be working the areas devastated. If you would like to give in a secure way and for what people truly need you can give through the Missouri Synods relief team. www.lcms.org/give/hurricane
Wishing the following people a blessed day on their special day.
Happy Anniversary to:
|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.
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 ***10:30am***
November 13th – Semi Annual Meeting after church
Received another newsletter from the Sandy Teacher – Deanne Gochanour. Pick up a copy in the back or in the narthex to see some interesting things that had been going on in her adventurous life.
Choir rehearsals: Wednesday, October 5, October 12 @ 6:00pm . 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.