FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH
Tel: (519) 753-3833
15. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
September 18, 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: ELW 720 We Are Called.
Prayer of the Day:
Let us pray together the prayer of the day.
God of all kinds of wealth, wealth of spirit, of creation, of relationships, and joy. We pray that you may guide us in our decisions and our paths in this complicated world. Turn our minds to your wisdom and our hearts to your grace. Grace revealed in your Son, Jesus Christ.
First Reading: Amos 8:4-7
Response to Reading: Word of God, Word of life, Thanks be to God.
Psalm: 113 (Read Responsively)
From the rising of the sun to its setting,
the name of the Lord is to be praised.
Who is like the Lord our God,
who is seated on high,
who looks far down
on the heavens and the earth?
He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the ash heap,
to make them sit with princes,
with the princes of his people.
He gives the barren woman a home,
making her the joyous mother of children.
Praise the Lord!
Gospel Acclamation: ELW#801 Change my Heart, O God.
Gospel: Luke 16:1-13
Response: Glory to you, O Lord.
Response to Reading: The Gospel of the Lord, Praise to you, O Christ.
Hymn of the Day: ELW 710 Let Streams of Living Justice
Apostle’s Creed: P.127
Prayers of Intercession:
Response to “God of Grace:” Hear Our Prayer.
Hymn: Let the Vineyards ELW 182
We pray together as Jesus taught us,
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: All Creatures, Worship God Most High ELW 835 Verse 1
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: ELW 715, Christ, Be Our Light.
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
Marlene and Ruby
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.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Sunday September 25 – Service of Indigenous Reconciliation (please wear orange if you can)
Sunday October 2 – Celebration of Holy Communion
Sunday October 30 – We will be celebrating the Reformation at the 10:30 service. Please plan to attend this service and a luncheon following. Details to follow.
Social Hours will continue on the first Sunday of the month (Communion Sundays). Please check the sign-up sheet on the back bulletin board to volunteer for hosting.
ETERNITY FOR TODAY: October, November, December booklet is now available on the table at the side entrance.
F.Y.I. – we are interviewing musicians and will keep you informed.