Welcome and Land Acknowledgement:
Call to Worship: Come Let Us Worship God (Call and Response)
1. Come let us worship God, Come let us worship God
Come let us worship God, Come let us worship God
Welcome everyone, Welcome everyone.
To the love of God…To the Love of God.
2. Food for the hungry…
3. Rest for the weary…
Confession and Forgiveness:
God of Wisdom,
we confess the foolishness of our ways,
and our failure to follow you in your paths of right relationships –
with you and with others.
We have gone astray; we feel lost.
We have upheld our own interests first, to the detriment of others.
We have failed to be generous with the poor,
and abandoned our efforts to bring about justice.
We feel the strain of our struggle, God.
have mercy on us according to your steadfast love.
Wash us anew
and help us to live more faithfully.
We seek your unfailing Holy Spirit
and ask for your guiding hand on our lives.
You are the immortal, invisible One;
to you be honour and glory forever; amen.
Gathering Hymn: ELW#581: You Are Mine
Prayer of the Day:
Let us pray together the prayer of the day,
God, we come before you this morning to thank you for your spirit’s presence among us. You send your light into the world so that we may open our hearts to your grace. So that we may be ready whenever you appear, however you appear. Grant us this grace today as we worship and praise you together. Amen
First Reading: Genesis 15:1-6
Response to Reading: Word of God, Word of life, Thanks be to God.
Psalm: 33 (Read Responsively)
The Lord looks down from heaven;
he sees all humankind.
From where he sits enthroned he watches
all the inhabitants of the earth—
he who fashions the hearts of them all
and observes all their deeds.
A king is not saved by his great army;
a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.
The war horse is a vain hope for victory,
and by its great might it cannot save.
Our soul waits for the Lord;
he is our help and shield.
Our heart is glad in him
because we trust in his holy name.
Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,
even as we hope in you.
Gospel Acclamation: Lord, Let My Heart Be Good Soil ELW #512
Gospel: Luke 12:32-40
Response: Glory to you, O Lord.
Response to Reading: The Gospel of the Lord, Praise to you, O Christ.
Hymn of the Day: ELW#779: Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound.
Apostle’s Creed: P.127
Prayers of Intercession:
Response to “In Jesus Name, This We Pray:” Hear Us, O God.
Our Father in Heaven hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom Come, your will be done, On Earth as in Heaven.
Give us today our daily bread, forgive us our sins as we forgive, those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours,
Now and forever,
Thanksgiving for the Word
Canticle of Thanksgiving: p.219
Thanksgiving for the Word:
Holy God, our Maker, our Healer, our Teacher,
your magnificent creation springs forth from your Word.
All that has life and breath praises your name.
For your Word that sustains the earth, we thank you, O God.
We thank you, O God.
You sent us Jesus, your Word, to renew the world.
He healed the sick, fed the hungry,
preached your mercy, and called us to faith.
For your Word in our Lord Christ, we praise you, O God.
We praise you, O God.
Nourish us with the Spirit of your Word,
that we may grow in grace, bearing the fruits of redemption,
and sharing your strength and beauty with all the world.
For your Word in our lives, we entreat you, O God.
We entreat you, O God.
Accept our thanksgiving and receive our prayer,
for the sake of your living Word, Jesus our Savior.
Sending Hymn: ELW#771: God, Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens.
A: We journey with Christ, Go in Peace, share the Good News!
Thanks be to God, Alleluia.
WELCOME BACK Vicar Bethan
TODAY WE ARE PRAYING FOR:
Jennifer Cherewka Patty Davis Maya James
Stephen Kovacs Miranda Grace Mueller
Eberhard Poelzl Inge Storjohann Kirsti Sipila
Marlene Sams and Granddaughter Ruby Gladys Souliere
The Leonhardt Family
SUNDAY SOCIAL HOURS: Thanks to everyone who has provided refreshments after our morning services. One Sunday, September 4 is still available if you are willing to host. Please sign up or call the Church Office.