Sep 25, 2022
Welcome in the name of the Risen Lord Jesus Christ. If you are visiting, we are glad that you are here and kindly ask that you sign our guest book at the sanctuary doors. If you would like to become a member, please speak to the Pastor. In case of illness, the Pastor should be informed. He will always be glad to speak with those who are confronted with problems of a spiritual nature. The time before worship is a quiet time for prayer and meditation to prepare for worship. Please see the inside cover of the hymnal for prayers and page 329f to prepare for Holy Communion. Communicant members are asked to fill out a communion card found in the pew racks and place it in the offering plates.
Our Help Is Not in Worldly Riches
“The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side,” and “the rich man also died and was buried” (Luke 16:22). The poor man Lazarus, who knew many bad things on earth, began to be comforted forever, whereas the rich man, after a lifetime of good things, began to be “in anguish” (Luke 16:25). Therefore, “woe to those who are at ease in Zion” (Amos 6:1), for “the revelry of those who stretch themselves out shall pass away” (Amos 6:7). The wealthy are urged “not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches,” but “to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share” (1 Tim. 6:17–18). Covetous desire for what God has not given is idolatry and “a root of all kinds of evils” (1 Tim. 6:10). Contentment belongs to faith, by which the Christian has “great gain” in godliness (1 Timothy 6: 6).
Collect of the day:
O God, You are the strength of all who trust in You, and without Your aid we can do no good thing. Grant us the help of Your grace that we may please You in both will and deed; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
ORDER OF SERVICE: Setting Three on page 184
Introit is found on the insert and is sung responsively by half-verse. ( Proper 21c)
READINGS: Amos 6: 1 - 7 1 Timothy 6: 6 - 19 Luke 16: 19 - 31
HYMNS: 797, 708, 619
Presiding Minister (P): Rev. Jack Hetzel
Assisting minister (A) lay: Shane
Sound System: Philip
Webmaster: Michael Haeussler
Office Secretary: Debby and Leslie
Altar Guild: Gina
PRAYER INTERCESSION: Anne; Fran; Sherran; Ed; Herta; Justin, Fortnum Family; Wendy & family (unexpected death of her son Connor); Kathryn and family upon the death of her husband Hans.
Friends and Fellow members of the Church: Mary (mother of David, hospitalized in Florida by a severe stroke); Lutheran Church in Ukraine; Lillian; Berti ; Alice; Terry & Brenda; Norma; Etelka’s mother; Chris; Susan; Heather; George & Waldtraut; Kathy; Frank (Les’ father).
SUNDAY SCHOOL: begins at 9:30am in the classroom downstairs. Lisa Hetzel will be teaching and will be accompanied by helpers. May God grant a deeper faith to his lambs as they hear about Jesus our Good Shepherd.
UPDATING INFORMATION: We will be starting a review of all our information in our database. Please complete the change form (narthex) if you have changed your email, phone numbers, address, or name since 2018, or send us the updated information to firstname.lastname@example.org;
label your email subject line; MY INFORMATION UPDATE.
FUNERAL: Thank you so much from Rory, Carly and I to all the ladies who showed their love and support to us by contributing the sandwiches/cookies to the service for Connor. It was all greatly appreciated. God Bless, Wendy
DEFIBRILLATOR TRAINING: Scheduled for October 16th at 1:00 pm. Sign-up sheet on white board in narthex.
OFFICE REQUEST: We will be starting a review of all our information in our database. Please complete the change form (narthex) if you have changed your email, phone numbers, address, or name since 2018, or send us the updated information to email@example.com; label your email subject line; MY INFORMATION UPDATE.
LADIES OF GRACE: The Ladies of Grace will be meeting on September 24th ahead of their upcoming
Fall Rally. Everyone is welcome to come and hear what is happening in LWML.
This Week under Grace
Today (g) 9:30am Bible study and Sunday School (downstairs)
10:30am Divine Service
Thursday ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS
Sunday (g) 9:30am Bible Study and Sunday School (downstairs)
10:30am Divine Service