11 am service

Hymns

709   481

483    686

 

Gather

Prelude                                                                                                                               

Confession

Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God,

who creates, redeems, and sustains us and all of creation.

Amen.

 Seeking reconciliation with God and our neighbor,

 let us remember the gift of baptism and confess our sin.

Silence

Graceful and Unchanging God,

Your mercy washes over us daily, 

refreshing us and preparing us for the next day.

Our journey in this world has hardened us.

Often we turn towards empty and immediate satisfaction,

And we distance ourselves from your embrace.

Soften our tongues and our words towards one another

And let us not be petty and futile in judgement of our brothers and sisters.

Remind us of our privilege in all we have 

and place it on our hearts to give freely 

to those who want for life’s basic necessities. 

Give us courage to share the redeeming news of Jesus the Christ 

And keep us humble as we do so. 

Through Jesus the Christ, our Savior and Lord. 

Amen.

Absolution

God hears the cries of all who call out in need,

and through his death and resurrection,

Christ has made us his own.

Hear the truth that God proclaims:

Your sins are forgiven in the name of Jesus Christ.

Led by the Holy Spirit, live in freedom and newness

to do God’s work in the world.

Amen

Greeting

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God,

and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

And also with you.

Kyrie      S147

 

Prayer of the Day

Sovereign God, raise your throne in our hearts. Created by you, let us live in your image; created for you, let us act for your glory; redeemed by you, let us give you what is yours, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. 

Amen.

Word

First Reading: Isaiah 45: 1-7

Thus says the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have grasped to

subdue nations before him and strip kings of their robes, to open doors before 

him— and the gates shall not be closed: I will go before you and level the 

mountains, I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut through the bars of 

iron, I will give you the treasures of darkness and riches hidden in secret places, 

so that you may know that it is I, the Lord, the God of Israel, who call you by your 

name. For the sake of my servant Jacob, and Israel my chosen, I call you by 

your name, I surname you, though you do not know me.

I am the Lord, and there is no other; besides me there is no god. I arm you, 

though you do not know me, so that they may know, from the rising of the sun 

and from the west, that there is no one besides me; I am the Lord, and there is 

no other. I form light and create darkness, I make weal and create woe; I the 

Lord do all these things.

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Psalm 96: 1-9 (10-13)

Sing to the Lord| a new song;

sing to the Lord, | all the earth.

Sing to the Lord, bless the name | of the Lord;

proclaim God’s salvation from | day to day.

Declare God’s glory a- | mong the nations

and God’s wonders a- | mong all peoples.

For great is the Lord and greatly | to be praised,

more to be feared | than all gods.

As for all the gods of the nations, they | are but idols;

but you, O Lord, have | made the heavens.

Majesty and magnificence are | in your presence;

power and splendor are in your | sanctuary.

Ascribe to the Lord, you families | of the peoples,

ascribe to the Lord hon- | or and power.

Ascribe to the Lord the honor due the | holy name;

bring offerings and enter the courts | of the Lord. 

Worship the Lord in the beau- | ty of holiness;

tremble before the Lord, | all the earth.

[Tell it out among the nations: “The | Lord is king!

The one who made the world so firm that it cannot be moved will judge the

peo- | ples with equity.”

Let the heavens rejoice, and let the | earth be glad;

let the sea thunder and all that is in it; let the field be joyful and all that l is

therein.

Then shall all the trees of the wood shout for joy at your com- | ing, O Lord,

for you come to | judge the earth.

You will judge the | world with righteousness

and the peoples | with your truth. 

 

Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace.

We always give thanks to God for all of you and mention you in our prayers, constantly remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. For we know, brothers and sisters beloved by God, that he has chosen you, because our message of the gospel came to you not in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction; just as you know what kind of persons we proved to be among you for your sake.

And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for in spite of persecution you received the word with joy inspired by the Holy Spirit, so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia. For the word of the Lord has sounded forth from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but in every place your faith in God has become known, so that we have no need to speak about it. For the people of those regions report about us what kind of welcome we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols, to serve a living and true God, and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead—Jesus, who rescues us from the wrath that is coming.

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God

Gospel Acclamation     S151      

Gospel

The Gospel according to…

Glory to you, O Lord!

Gospel: Matthew 22:15-22

Then the Pharisees went and plotted to entrap him in what he said. So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality. Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?” But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, “Why are you putting me to the test, you hypocrites? Show me the coin used for the tax.” 

And they brought him a denarius. Then he said to them, “Whose head is this, and whose title?” They answered, “The emperor’s.”

Then he said to them, “Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” When they heard this, they were amazed; and they left him and went away.

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, O Christ.

Message

Hymn of the Day

When Our Song Says Peace    709

 

 

Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

he descended to the dead.*

On the third day he rose again;

he ascended into heaven,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. 

Amen.

                                                         

Prayers of Intercession

(Offer your petition on FaceBook)

Sharing the Peace

The peace of the Lord be with you all.

And also with you.

Offering and Special Music

Meal

Offertory Prayer

Blessed are you, O God, maker of all things.

You have set before us these gifts of your good creation.

Prepare us for your heavenly banquet,

nourish us with this rich food and drink,

and send us forth to set tables in the midst of a suffering world,

through the bread of life, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Amen

The Great Thanksgiving     S152

 

It is indeed right and … we praise your name and join their unending hymn:

Holy, Holy, Holy      S153

Words of Institution

In the night in which he was betrayed,

Our Lord Jesus took bread, 

and gave thanks; broke it,

and gave it to his disciples,

saying: Take and eat;

this is my body, given for you.

Do this in remembrance of me.

Again, after supper, he took the cup,

gave thanks, and gave it for all to drink,

saying: This cup is the new covenant in my blood, 

shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin.

Do this in remembrance of me.

Lord’s Prayer

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.

Amen.

Invitation to Communion

Distribution

Lamb of God       S154

Come to the Table    481 

 

Post Communion Blessing

Here is Bread     

Here is bread, here is wine, 

Christ is with us, he is with us. 

Break the bread, taste the wine, 

Christ is with us here. 

In this bread there is healing, 

In this cup is life forever.

In this moment, 

By the Spirit, 

Christ is with us here.

Here is grace, here is peace, 

Christ is with us, he is with us. 

Know his grace, find his peace, 

Feast on Jesus here.

In this bread there is healing, 

In this cup is life forever.

In this moment, 

By the Spirit, 

Christ is with us here.

Here we are, joined in one, 

Christ is with us, he is with us. 

We’ll proclaim till he comes

Jesus crucified.

In this bread there is healing, 

In this cup is life forever.

In this moment, 

By the Spirit, 

Christ is with us here.

Prayer after Communion

We give you thanks, gracious God,

that you have once again fed us with food beyond compare,

the true presence of Christ.

Lead us from this place, nourished and forgiven,

into your beloved vineyard

to meet and attend to all who hunger and thirst,

guided by the example of the same Jesus Christ

and led by the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

Amen.

Children’s Prayers

Send

Final Benediction

Announcements

Sending Song

We Give Thee but Thine Own     686

 

 Dismissal

Called by the grace of God,

we reach out to all people with the love of Jesus Christ. 

Go in peace. Christ is sending you.

Thanks be to God. We will.

Postlude