Living the Faith God has given to us!
EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST- October 9 & 12, 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
Bulletin Announcement email: email@example.com
AS WE GATHER What was so different in one leper’s life in today’s Gospel? All ten were healed, but only one believed in Jesus, and lived out that faith in his thanksgiving, hearing Jesus tell him, “Your faith has made you well” (Luke 17:19). In the Old Testament Reading, faith moved Ruth to decide to stay with Naomi and to announce, “Your people shall be my people, and your God my God” (Ruth 1:16). What a change in her life, including becoming Jesus’ ancestor! In the Epistle, Paul encourages Timothy to live out his faith even when facing opposition. Today, God’s Word challenges us to look at the faith the Holy Spirit has given us. The question is, How will we live out that faith? In church with praise and worship? In caring for people around us, using our unique gifts to give God all glory and honor? What a blessing to be a child of God who has been given a faith which can share the news of Christ with all people.
Ringing of the Bell and Welcome
Hymn “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” LSB 790
Invocation In the name of the Father and of the X Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
Opening Sentences Psalm 90:1, 12; 86:11–12; 119:159–160 O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare Your praise. Make haste, O God, to deliver me! O LORD, make haste to help me! The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.
Confession and Absolution- Because of the suffering and death of our Lord Jesus Christ, our heavenly Father will not hold our sins against us but offers forgiveness, life, and salvation to all who repent and call on Him for mercy and grace. Let us then confess our sins to Him in confident faith. Gracious God, You knew us before we were conceived, and since You gave us faith, we have known Your amazing grace. 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 deserve Your present and eternal punishment. For Jesus’ sake, have mercy on us and forgive us. Amen. In the mercy of the almighty God, He sent His Son to live as one of us and to die for all our 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 X Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Introit Psalm 111(selected Verses) Praise the Lord! I will extol the Lord with all my heart in the council of the upright and in the assembly. Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them. Glorious and majestic are his deeds, and his righteousness endures forever. The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy. They are steadfast for ever and ever, done in faithfulness and uprightness. He provided redemption for his people; he ordained his covenant forever–holy and awesome is his name. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise. Praise the Lord!.
Gloria in Excelsis- Glory to God in the highest, and peace to His people on earth. Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father. We worship You, we give You thanks, we praise You for Your glory. Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God: You take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us. You are seated at the right hand of the Father; receive our prayer. For You alone are the Holy One, You alone are the Lord, You alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen
Prayer of the Day- Almighty God, You show mercy to Your people in all their troubles. Grant us always to recognize Your goodness, give thanks for Your compassion, and praise Your holy name; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Old Testament Reading Ruth 1:1–19a (Widowed Ruth stays with Naomi and moves to Bethlehem with her.) In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land, and a man from Bethlehem in Judah, together with his wife and two sons, went to live for a while in the country of Moab. The man’s name was Elimelech, his wife’s name Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Kilion. They were Ephrathites from Bethlehem, Judah. And they went to Moab and lived there. Now Elimelech, Naomi’s husband, died, and she was left with her two sons. They married Moabite women, one named Orpah and the other Ruth. After they had lived there about ten years, both Mahlon and Kilion also died, and Naomi was left without her two sons and her husband. When she heard in Moab that the Lord had come to the aid of his people by providing food for them, Naomi and her daughters-in-law prepared to return home from there. With her two daughters-in-law she left the place where she had been living and set out on the road that would take them back to the land of Judah. Then Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go back, each of you, to your mother’s home. May the Lord show kindness to you, as you have shown to your dead and to me. May the Lord grant that each of you will find rest in the home of another husband.” Then she kissed them and they wept aloud and said to her, “We will go back with you to your people.” But Naomi said, “Return home, my daughters. Why would you come with me? Am I going to have any more sons, who could become your husbands? Return home, my daughters; I am too old to have another husband. Even if I thought there was still hope for me–even if I had a husband tonight and then gave birth to sons–would you wait until they grew up? Would you remain unmarried for them? No, my daughters. It is more bitter for me than for you, because the Lord’s hand has gone out against me!” At this they wept again. Then Orpah kissed her mother-in-law good-by, but Ruth clung to her. “Look,” said Naomi, “your sister-in-law is going back to her people and her gods. Go back with her.” But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me.” When Naomi realized that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped urging her. So the two women went on until they came to Bethlehem. When they arrived in Bethlehem, the whole town was stirred because of them, and the women exclaimed, “Can this be Naomi?”
Epistle 2 Timothy 2:1–13 (Paul encourages Timothy to be a good soldier for Christ.) You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others. Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs–he wants to please his commanding officer. Similarly, if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not receive the victor’s crown unless he competes according to the rules. The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops. Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this. Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel, for which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But God’s word is not chained. Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us; if we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself.
Holy Gospel Luke 17:11–19 (Only one leper thanks Jesus for his healing.) The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the seventeenth chapter. Glory to You, O Lord. Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!” When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed. One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him–and he was a Samaritan. Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.” This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to You, O Christ.
Nicene Creed- I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of His Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made; who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried. And the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures and ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father. And He will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead, whose kingdom will have no end. And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets. And I believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church, I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins, and I look for the resurrection of the dead and the life X of the world to come. Amen.
Hymn “Your Hand, O Lord, in Days of Old” LSB 846
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, holy Lord, almighty Father, everlasting God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who, out of love for His fallen creation, humbled Himself by taking on the form of a servant, becoming obedient unto death, even death upon a cross. Risen from the dead, He has freed us from eternal death and given us life everlasting. Therefore with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven we laud and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and singing:
Sanctus- Holy, holy, holy Lord, Lord God of power and might: Heaven and earth are full of Your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is He who comes in the name of the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.
Prayer of Thanksgiving- Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on those whom You created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior. With repentant joy we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross. 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 and 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. And also with you! Amen
Agnus Dei- Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us. Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us. Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world, grant us peace.
We Celebrate our Lord’s Supper- Distribution Hymns: “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” LSB 686 “Come unto Me, Ye Weary” LSB 684 “Onward, Christian Soldiers” LSB 662
Post-Communion Canticle- Nunc Dimittis- Lord, now You let Your servant go in peace; Your word has been fulfilled. My own eyes have seen the salvation which You have prepared in the sight of all people: A light to reveal You to the nations and the glory of Your people Israel. 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
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.
Dismissal- Go in peace as you serve the Lord. Thanks be to God!
Hymn: “Now Thank We All our God” LSB 895
From the Board of Stewardship and Evangelism: Luke 17:19 – 19 – “And he said to him, ‘Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.’ ” Only one of the 10 lepers who were cleansed returns to give thanks to Jesus. Why is that? Surely the rest were indeed thankful to be freed from such a terrible disease. But only the Samaritan leper had faith, and his faith turned into action, as all true faith does. Our generosity to God’s work in the Church is likewise our faith in action.
The Pewpoint- THEME OF THE DAY- Faith Returns Thanks to God and Worships Him in the Person of Christ Jesus! Jesus comes in mercy and, by His Word, heals you in body and soul. “Go and show yourselves to the priests,” for you are cleansed (Luke 17:14), and you are granted access to the Lord’s temple. It is “at Jesus’ feet, giving him thanks” (Luke 17:16), that you worship God, for Christ Jesus is your great High Priest; His body is the true temple. In Him, you “find rest, each of you in the house of her husband” (Ruth 1:9), for the Lord has “visited his people and given them food” (Ruth 1:6). The person of Jesus Christ lodges Himself in holy food — bread and wine for believers to eat and drink. You lodge where Jesus lodges; His Father is your God, His people are your people. Death cannot part you from Him because His death and resurrection are eternally yours through Holy Baptism. “Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead” (2 Tim. 2:8). As surely as death could not hold Him, so surely “the word of God is not bound” (2 Tim. 2:9). His Gospel is entrusted “to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also” (2 Tim. 2:2), so that you “may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus” (2 Tim. 2:10). Such is the confession of faith for all the saints, who believe, teach and confess the one Lord and Savior — Jesus Christ.
YES IN CHRIST — Saying Yes With Our Treasures Needed per week to make budget: $3,025 Sunday Envelopes $2,850 Plate $85 General Memorial: Richard Stenson $500
Attendance: Sunday Service: 45 Communed: 41 Wednesday Mid Week Service: 12 Communed: 9
Brothers and sisters in Christ to lift up in prayer! Deanne- God’s continued presence and guidance as she continues teaching in Ethiopia. May her students continue to learn about God’s love for them through her.
1) All who have been affected by Hurricane Ian, those who lost loved ones, those counseling people in shock and also the volunteers who are heading to Florida to help.
2) We rejoice with Malachi Dornfeld and Morgan Justman who were joined in marriage on Saturday October 1st.
3) Paul and his unit that were deployed. We also keep Thomas’ wife and their sons in prayer along with all the families of those deployed with him. Thomas is the son-in-law of a member.
4) Mae Stenson and family.
5) Doug and Dave who continue to recover. 6) Joe, a friend of the congregation
Wishing the following people a blessed day on their special day.
|Lonnie & Faye||10/16|
|Mark & Lisa||10/17|
|Ralph & Nancy||10/23|
Wishing Mark & Lisa many blessings as they celebrate 30 years of marriage. Take the time to congratulate them.
October 12th – Choir Rehearsal @ 6pm
October 13th – Quilting 11am to 2pm
October 13th – Bread & Roses, Immanuel Church, Wttn
October 22nd – Choir Rehearsal @ 9:30 am
October 29th – Choir Rehearsal @ 9:30 am
October 30 – Cemetery Meeting following church service
November 5th – Choir Rehearsal @ 9:30 am
**********November 6th – 125th Church Anniversary Special Service @ 10:30*******
November 13th – Semi Annual Meeting after church
Choir rehearsals: Wednesday, 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.
Sign Up sheets are in the narthex for the Bread and Roses. Please take time to give to others. People are needed for donations and working at Immanuel Church, Watertown.
***Quilting*** Come join us this Thursday at 11am from 2pm. Bring a little lunch and put you hands to work for someone in need. See you there!
October Lutheran Witness has arrive you can pick up a copy in the back or in the narthex.