FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH
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13. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
September 4, 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#818 Oh Master Let Me Walk with You.
Prayer of the Day:
Let us pray together the prayer of the day.
Direct us, O God, in all our doings with your continual help, that in all our works, begun, continued, and ended in you, we may glorify your holy name; and finally, by your mercy, bring us to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ, our saviour.
First Reading: Job 38: 1-11, 16-18
Response to Reading: Word of God, Word of life, Thanks be to God.
Psalm: 139 (Read Responsively)
O Lord, you have searched me and known me.
You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
you discern my thoughts from far away.
You search out my path and my lying down
and are acquainted with all my ways.
Even before a word is on my tongue,
O Lord, you know it completely.
You hem me in, behind and before,
and lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
it is so high that I cannot attain it.
Gospel Acclamation: ELW#801 Change my Heart, O God.
Gospel: Luke 14:25-33
Response: Glory to you, O Lord.
Response to Reading: The Gospel of the Lord, Praise to you, O Christ.
Hymn of the Day: God’s Work, Our Hands ACS#1000 (See Insert)
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,
Offertory: Let the Vineyards be Fruitful Lord ELW #182
The Great Thanksgiving:
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 our thanks and praise.
Distribution: Pastor Mertz
Sending Hymn: Will you Come and Follow Me ELW 798 vs. 1,2,4,5
A: We journey with Christ, Go in Peace, share the Good News!
Thanks be to God, Alleluia.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11: SERVICE TIME WILL BE AT 10:30 am in our Sanctuary
(PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE)
TODAY WE ARE PRAYING FOR:
Jennifer Cherewka Patty Davis Maya James
Stephen Kovacs Grace Mueller Isabel Neeb
David Neumann Eberhard Poelzl Gladys Souliere
Marlene Sams and Granddaughter 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.
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!”
PLEASE WATCH FOR MORE SEPTEMBER NEWS COMING SOON IN YOUR INBOX OR BY CANADA POST.