Our Reformation Celebration – October 29 & November 1, 2023
ZION EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH – LCMS 700 Main St. P.O. Box 220 Clyman, WI 53016
Pastor Dan 1-(920)-341-2025 email@example.com
Bulletin Announcement email: firstname.lastname@example.org
AS WE GATHER – Word Alone! Grace Alone! Faith Alone! Three short phrases used to describe our Christian faith based on Ephesians 2:8-9- “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–not by works, so that no one can boast.” We are celebrating God’s grace given to the world through His Son and how God used a man by the name of Martin Luther to bring His free grace in His Son, to light once again. What a beautiful message to hear that salvation is NOT based on works or anything sinful human beings can or must do. What joyous news to share with fellow believers and unbelievers, that salvation is a gift given through what Christ the Lord has done for all sinners, in His perfect life, death and triumphant resurrection.
Ringing of the Bell and Welcome
Hymn “All Glory Be to God Alone” Text by Luther LSB 948
Invocation and Call to worship
P: In the name of the Father and of the X Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
P: Lord Jesus Christ, be present now;
C: our hearts in true devotion bow.
P: Your Spirit send with light divine,
C: and let Your truth within us shine.
P: Unseal our lips to sing Your praise,
C: in endless hymns through all our days.
P: Increase our faith and light our minds;
C: and set us free from doubt that blinds.
All: All glory to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Three in One! To You, O blessed Trinity, be praise throughout eternity.
Confession and Absolution
All: Be merciful to us, Heavenly Father, because of Your constant love. Men: Wipe away our sins, because of Your great mercy! Women: Wash away our evil, and make us clean from our sin! P: We recognize our faults; we are always conscious of our sins. Men: We have sinned against You, only against You. Women: And done what You consider evil. All: So You are right in judging us. You are justified in condemning us for we have been sinful from the moment of our conception. O Most merciful God, who has given Your only-begotten Son to die for us, have mercy on us and for His sake grant us forgiveness of all our sins; and by Your Holy Spirit increase in us true knowledge of You and of Your will and true obedience to our Word, to the end that by Your grace we may come to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen. P: The grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all! God be merciful to you and strengthen your faith. C: Amen. P: As you have confessed your sins to your God and Heavenly Father and as you believe, so let it be. By the command of my Lord, Jesus Christ, I announce His Grace unto you, and forgive you all your sins, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. C: Amen! P: The God who calls you to be faithful, is faithful to you and He will do it. C: We go in His grace and in peace to worship and serve our Lord. Amen and Amen
Introit of the Day: Our Epistle Reading: Romans 3:19-28
P: Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, C: so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. P: Therefore no one will be declared righteous in His sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin. C: But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. P: This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. C: There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. P: God presented Him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in His blood. C: He did this to demonstrate His justice, because in His forbearance He had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished. P: He did it to demonstrate His justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus. C: Where, then, is boasting? P: It is excluded. C: On what principle? On that of observing the law? P: No, but on that of faith. C: For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from observing the law. All: 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.
Kyrie – In Peace let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy. For the peace from above and for our salvation let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy. 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. Lord, have mercy. For this holy house and for all who offer here their worship and praise let us pray to the Lord. Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord. Amen.
Hymn of Praise “Hail, O Source of Every Blessing” LSB 409
Salutation The Lord be with you. And also with you.
Prayer of the Day Almighty and gracious Lord, pour out Your Holy Spirit on Your faithful people. Keep us steadfast in Your grace and truth, protect and deliver us in times of temptation, defend us against all enemies, and grant to Your Church Your saving peace; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Epistle Revelation 14:6-7 – Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth—to every nation, tribe, language and people. He said in a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.”
Verse Matthew 22:37b Alleluia. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. Alleluia.
Holy Gospel John 8:31-36 – To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?” Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
Hymn “By Grace I’m Saved” LSB 566
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.
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, heavenly Father, through Christ our Lord, who by His death has conquered death, by Baptism has included us in Your family, and in this Supper has provided us the spiritual refreshment we need to live as fruitful trees, loving You and the people around us. Therefore with angels and archangels and all the company of heaven we laud Your name and join their unending praise: and singing:
Sanctus LSB 178
Prayer of Thanksgiving – We give thanks, heavenly Father, that although in Your righteous anger You barred humankind from paradise, yet through the death and resurrection of Your Son You have ensured our entry into the eternal paradise You have prepared for those who love You. As trees planted by streams of water are nourished to produce copious fruit, gathered in Your holy name we pray that we may receive Your Son’s body and blood in true faith and serve You daily until we gather at the eternal marriage feast in heavenly peace and joy. 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. 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:
The 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 LSB 180
P The peace of the Lord be with you always. C Amen.
Agnus Dei LSB 180
We Celebrate our Lord’s Supper
Distribution Hymns: “Glory Be to God the Father” LSB 506 “The Lord, My God, Be Praised” LSB 794 “Salvation unto Us Has Come” LSB 555
Post-Communion Canticle – Thank the Lord LSB 181
Closing Prayer – Luther’s Morning Prayer – In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You. For into Your hands I comment myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen
**Martin Luther incorporated the Aaronic benediction in his Formulae Missae (1523). The blessing is based on Numbers 6:24-26.**(It is my favorite)**
Benediction – “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace” Amen
Hymn “God Loves Me Dearly” LSB 392
From the Board of Stewardship and Evangelism: John 8:36 – “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” Today we celebrate Reformation Day! Luther is rightly remembered as a champion of the Gospel — but he also called himself “the apostle of good works.” For only by being set free by the Gospel can we do good works. Jesus has set us free: His blood covers over our sins, and now we stand before God as His beloved children, invited to live our lives to His glory for the good of His kingdom.
The Pewpoint – THEME OF THE DAY – The Son of God Has Set Us Free from Sin and Death by His Grace
“Wisdom is justified by her deeds” (Matt. 11:19), and the true wisdom of God, Christ Jesus, the incarnate Son, justifies us by His deeds. He prepares His way by the preaching of repentance, but He has suffered the violence of the Law and voluntarily handed Himself over to violent men, in order that we may eat and drink with Him in His Kingdom and “remain in the house forever” (John 8:35). He is “a friend of tax collectors and sinners” (Matt. 11:18–19), and He has rescued us by His grace from the slavery of sin and death. By the proclamation of His eternal Gospel “to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people” (Rev. 14:6), “the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law” (Rom. 3:21), “that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus” (Rom. 3:26). And by the hearing of that Gospel of Christ Jesus, “whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith” (Rom. 3:25), “you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31–32).
YES IN CHRIST — Saying Yes With Our Treasures Needed per week to make budget: $3,072
Sunday Envelopes $1,635 Plate $20 Cemetery Memorial – Eli Dornfeld Fund $ 50
Attendance: Sunday Service: 39 Communed: 36 Mid-Week Service: 13 Communed: 12
Brothers and sisters in Christ to lift up in prayer!
1) Dan Ruppel whose cancer has spread and is in hospice care.
2) Felix Ortega who is in need of healing and Janet as she fell and reinjured the knee she recently had surgery on.
3) Betty Hoeft who found out that she has a torn meniscus in her knee.
4) Karen Fredricks who was hospitalized, but is home.
Wish these members a Blessed and Happy Birthday
These Couples are celebrated as they have been blessed with another year as Husband and Wife!
|Mark & Dianne B||11/1|
|Lanny & Cindy B||11/3|
|David & Pennie H||11/14|
|Chris & Dana L||11/21|
The Chosen Bible Study meets at 6pm in church. Mark your calendars as classes will also be held November 7th, 21st, December 5th, and 19th! Class will then take a break until the new year!
Dates to Remember:
Oct. 29th – Zion Cemetery meeting immediately after church
Nov. 1st 6pm Voice Choir – changed to Wednesday’s
Nov. 5th Clocks will fall back!! Pastor always says if you forget to change your clocks and you come early – he’ll have the coffee ready.
Nov. 5th Semi Annual Meeting immediately after church
Nov 12th – Last day for Shoe boxes
Chili Luncheon at Trinity Lutheran Church from 11:30 to 2pm – for more information please see poster on doors in the back or church and in the narthex.
We received a letter from Deanne on her continuing education in Africa. Pick up a copy in the back of church or in the narthex. Please pray for her continuing to inspire the many children she is working with.