Welcome to Worship
Time after Pentecost
10:00 AM Service November 12, 2023
Welcome and Announcements
Ringing of the Bell
Confession and Forgiveness
Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God, in whose image we are made, who claims us and calls us beloved.
Silence is kept for reflection.
we confess that we are not awake for you. We are not faithful in using your gifts. We forget the least of our siblings. We do not see your beautiful image in one another. We are infected by sin that divides your beloved community. Open our hearts to your coming, open our eyes to see you in our neighbor, open our hands to serve your creation. Amen.
Beloved, we are God’s children, and Jesus, our Beloved, opens the door to us. Through Jesus you are forgiven, by Jesus you are welcome, in Jesus you are called to rejoice! Let us live in the promises prepared for us from the foundation of the world. Amen.
Hymn #532 “Gather Us In”
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, and peace to his people on earth...
L: Let us pray:
All: O God of justice and love, you illumine our way through life with the words of your Son. Give us the light we need and awaken us to the needs of others, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
First Reading Amos 5: 18—24 Pg. 1426
R: Word of god, Word of Life. C: Thanks be to God.
Psalm Psalm 70 Pg. 906
PS 70:1 Hasten, O God, to save me; O LORD, come quickly to help me.
PS 70:2 May those who seek my life be put to shame and confusion; may all
who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace.
PS 70:3 May those who say to me, "Aha! Aha!" turn back because of their shame.
PS 70:4 But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who
love your salvation always say, "Let God be exalted!"
PS 70:5 Yet I am poor and needy; come quickly to me, O God. You are my help
and my deliverer; O LORD, do not delay.
Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 4: 13—18 Pg. 1840
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 twenty-fifth chapter.
Gospel Reading Matthew 25: 1—13 Pg. 1540
(After the reading of the Gospel, we sing)
(Please be seated)
Sermon The Rev. Kristine Hill
Hymn # 712 “Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service”
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
Installation of the Call Committee
(Call Committee members please come forward as their names are called:
Wendy Kuenemann, Chair; Dottie Gilbert, Stacy Murphy,
Evelyn Furgerson, Jim Johnson, Jeff Lynch,
P: St Paul writes: There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit gives them. There are different ways of serving, but the same Lord is served. There are different abilities to perform service, but the same God gives ability for some particular service to everyone. The Spirit’s presence is shown in some way to each person for the good of all.
You have been appointed to a position of leadership and trust in this congregation. You are to seek the will of God and the mind and spirit of the congregation with regard to our pastoral needs.
You will examine the qualifications of prospective pastors, interview those who appear to be suitable candidates, and recommend only one person to the Congregation Council for its approval and recommendation regarding the issuance of a call by the congregation. In all your delibera-tions, you are to be examples of faith active in love, seeking to maintain the life, harmony and ministry of this congregation.
On behalf of your sisters and brothers in Christ, I now ask you: Will you accept and faithfully carry out the duties of the Call Committee? (If so, please answer “We will.”)
All: We Will
The Committee faces the congregation, which stands.
P: People of God, I ask you, will you support these, your brothers and sisters in Christ, in their task, and will you undergird their efforts with your prayers? (If so, please answer “We will.”)
Cong: We will.
P: I now declare you installed as the Call Committee of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Canyon Lake, Texas. God bless you and your work together in God’s name.
L: . . . Hear us, O God C: Your mercy is great.
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 #638 “Blessed Assurance”
(As the last verse is sung, please stand as the offering is brought forward.)
L: Let us pray.
All: God of all goodness, generations have turned to you, gathered around your table, and shared your abundant blessings. Number us among them that, as we gather these gifts from your abundance, and give thanks for your rich blessings, we may feast upon your very self and care for all that you have made, through Jesus Christ, our Sover-eign and Servant. 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 # 856 “How Great Thou Art”
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—Wendy Kuenemann
Our Liturgist—Ken Kleid
Music Accompanist—Doris Menke
Hand Bell Director—Wendy Kuenemann
Transitional Pastor—Rev. Kristine Franke Hill