FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH
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14. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
September 11, 2022
Welcome and Land Acknowledgement:
Call to Worship: Come, Now is the Time to Worship (See Insert)
Confession and Forgiveness:
God of Mercy and Forgiveness,
We confess that our selfish ways still have a hold upon us.
We have harmed your good creation.
We have failed to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with you.
Turn us in a new direction.
Show us the path that leads to life. Be our refuge and strength on the journey,
Through Jesus Christ, our Redeemer and friend
Gathering Hymn: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing ELW 807
Prayer of the Day:
Let us pray together the prayer of the day.
God of mercy and compassion, you lead us back to you when we are lost. Preserve us in your loving care so that we may follow your path when you guide us. Through our saviour Jesus Christ, Amen.
First Reading: 1 Timothy 1:12-17
Response to Reading: Word of God, Word of life, Thanks be to God.
Psalm: 51 (Read Responsively)
Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your steadfast love;
according to your abundant mercy,
blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
and cleanse me from my sin.
You desire truth in the inward being;[a]
therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Let me hear joy and gladness;
let my crushed bones rejoice.
Hide your face from my sins,
and blot out all my iniquities.
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and put a new and right[b] spirit within me.
Gospel Acclamation: ELW#801 Change my Heart, O God.
Gospel: Luke 15:1-8
Response: Glory to you, O Lord.
Response to Reading: The Gospel of the Lord, Praise to you, O Christ.
Hymn of the Day: The King of Love, My Shepherd Is ELW 502
Apostle’s Creed: P.127
Prayers of Intercession:
Response to “God of Grace:” Hear Our Prayer.
We pray together as Jesus taught us, the words may be found in your bulletin
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: (Responses)
… For your Word that sustains the earth, we thank you, O God.
We thank you, O God.
… For your Word in our Lord Christ, we praise you, O God.
We praise you, O God.
… For your Word in our lives, we entreat you, O God.
We entreat you, O God
Sending Hymn: There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy ELW 588
A: We journey with Christ, Go in Peace, share the Good News!
Thanks be to God, Alleluia.
TODAY WE ARE PRAYING FOR:
Jennifer Cherewka Patty Davis Maya James
Stephen Kovacs Grace Mueller Isabel Neeb
David Neumann Eberhard Poelzl Gladys Souliere
MISSION TO SEAFARERS WARM CLOTHING DRIVE: Donations can be dropped off at the Church from now until Thanksgiving. Please call to be sure that someone is there.
CLAY 2023: The Canadian Lutheran Anglican Youth Gathering is coming up again August 10-13th of 2023 and it is being held close to home at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo!
The keynote speakers are Rev. Aneeta Devi Saroop and Rev. Nathan Fond, both from British Columbia. The theme is ashes and embers, themes of hope and rising from the ashes as embers to start anew.
The gathering is for youth ages 13-19.
Please see Vicar Bethan if you are interested in attending or have anyone in mind who may be. There are also volunteer positions available for people of all ages!”
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Monday September 12 – Intern Committee at 7 pm
Wednesday September 14 – Parish Council at 7 pm
ETERNITY FOR TODAY: October, November, December booklet is now available on the table at the side entrance.
SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER: You should have received an Email copy or a copy in the mail this past week. Paper copies are available at the side entrance.