Time after Pentecost
Welcome and Announcements
Ringing of the Bell
Confession and Forgiveness
L: Blessed be God, the one who forms us, Jesus who bears the cross, the Spirit who makes our joy complete.
L: Let us bow before God in humility, confessing our sin.
Silence is kept for reflection.
L: Steadfast and faithful God,
C: You have revealed the ways of justice, yet we fail to follow you. We are overwhelmed by the world’s violence and suffering. We are afraid to risk what we have for the sake of others. For the harm we have caused, known and unknown, forgive us. For the unjust demands we place on others and your creation, forgive us.
For the ways we turn away from you and our neighbor, forgive us.
Lead us back to you and set us on the right path; in the name of
Jesus Christ, our Savior.
Hymn #723 “The Canticle of the Turning”
L: The grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the commun-ion of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.
C: And also with you.
Glory to God in the highest...
L: Let us pray:
All: Almighty and eternal God, you show perpetual lovingkindness to us your servants. Because we cannot rely on our own abilities, grant us your merciful judgment, and train us to embody the generosity of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
First Reading Jonah 3: 10—4: 11 Pg. 1438
R: Word of God, Word of life. C: Thanks be to God.
Psalm Psalm 145: 1—8 Pg. 979
PS 145:1 I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever.
PS 145:2 Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever.
PS 145:3 Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.
PS 145:4 One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of
your mighty acts.
PS 145:5 They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will
meditate on your wonderful works.
PS 145:6 They will tell of the power of your awesome works, and I will proclaim your great deeds.
PS 145:7 They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your
PS 145:8 The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.
Second Reading: Philippians 1: 21—30 Pg. 1826
R: Word of God. Word of life. C: Thanks be to God.
(Please rise for the Gospel)
After the Gospel is announced, we sing
The Gospel according to Matthew, the twentieth chapter.
Gospel Reading Matthew 20: 1—16 Pg. 1529
(After the reading of the Gospel, we sing)
(Please be seated)
Sermon The Rev. Kristine Hill
Hymn # 685 “Take My Life, That I May Be”
P: With the whole church, let us confess our faith:
All: 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
L: . . . Merciful God C: Receive our prayers.
Sharing of the Peace
L: The peace of Christ be with you always.
C: And also with you!
L: Let us share Christ’s peace with one another.
Offering Hymn #751 “O Lord, Hear My Prayer” (3 times)
(As the last verse is sung, please stand as the offering is brought forward.)
L: Let us pray.
All: God of power, God of plenty, all things belong to you. We bring your gifts to the table, that all might be fed. Form us into the body of your Beloved, Jesus Christ, our Savior. Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer: (Sung)
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen
P: The God of glory, Jesus name above all names, and the Spirit who lives within you, bless you now and forever.
Hymn # 550 “On What Has Now Been Sown”
L: Go in peace. God is at work in you. C: Thanks be to God.
Our thanks to those who serve as our worship leaders today:
Our Reader—Ed Zastawny
Our Liturgist—Ken Kleid
Music Accompanist—Doris Menke
Hand Bell Director—Wendy Kuenemann
Transitional Pastor—Rev. Kristine Franke Hill