Worship

1379255_166967336834001_1361298796_nDivine Service: Sundays at 10:00 am

Setting Three, Lutheran Service Book, Pages 184-202 (with Holy Communion)

Guests and Visitors, Welcome in Jesus’ Name! We are pleased that you could worship with us.  Please sign our guest register.  After church, you are invited to stay for coffee and refreshments. 

Pastoral Care and Guests at the Lord’s Supper:  We are concerned about the spiritual welfare of all who commune at the Lord’s Table.  If you are a guest and desire to commune, please speak to the pastor before the service.  In keeping with Scripture and the practice of the early Christian Church, our altar is open to those who confess oneness with us in doctrine. We welcome communicant members of Trinity Lutheran Church and fellow Lutherans from churches in fellowship with Lutheran Church-Canada. If you are not currently a communicant member of a Lutheran church and would like to commune, we cordially invite you to consider the possibility of becoming a member of Trinity.

 

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This Coming Sunday at Trinity

† The 18th Sunday after Trinity—15 October 2017  

O God, because without You we are not able to please You, mercifully grant that Your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Opening Hymn: “Christ Sits at God’s Right Hand” (#564)

 

Introit: (Liturgical Text; Psalm 122:1, 6, 8–9)

Give peace, O Lord, to those who wait for You:

and let Your prophets be proven faithful.

Hear the prayer of Your servants,

according to the blessing of Aaron upon Your people.

I was glad when they said to me,

“Let us go into the house of the Lord.”

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:

“May they prosper who love you.

For the sake of my brethren and companions,

I will now say, “Peace be within you.” 

Because of the house of the Lord our God

I will seek your good.   (Gloria Patri)

 

Hymn of the Day: “Thee Will I Love, my Strength, My Tower”  (#694)

Distribution Hymns: “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence”  (#621)

“Let Us All with Gladsome Voice”  (#390)   (stanzas 1-3)

“We Know That Christ Is Raised”  (#603)  (sung to the tune of #677—“For All the Saints”, with two alleluias)

Closing Hymn: “Lord, Thee I Love with All My Heart” (#708)

 

  The Readings for the 18th Sunday after Trinity  

Deuteronomy 10:12–21

12 “And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul,  13 and to keep the commandments and statutes of the LORD, which I am commanding you today for your good?  14 Behold, to the LORD your God belong heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth with all that is in it.  15 Yet the LORD set his heart in love on your fathers and chose their offspring after them, you above all peoples, as you are this day.  16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no longer stubborn.  17 For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and takes no bribe.  18 He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing.  19 Love the sojourner, therefore, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.  20 You shall fear the LORD your God. You shall serve him and hold fast to him, and by his name you shall swear.  21 He is your praise. He is your God, who has done for you these great and terrifying things that your eyes have seen. (ESV)

1 Corinthians 1:1–9

1 Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes,

2 To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours:

3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

4 I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus,  5 that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge—  6 even as the testimony about Christ was confirmed among you—  7 so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ,  8 who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.  9 God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. (ESV)

Matthew 22:34–46

34 But when the Pharisees heard that [Jesus] had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together.  35 And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him.  36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?”  37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”

41 Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question,  42 saying, “What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?” They said to him, “The son of David.”  43 He said to them, “How is it then that David, in the Spirit, calls him Lord, saying, 44  “ ‘The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet’?

45 If then David calls him Lord, how is he his son?”  46 And no one was able to answer him a word, nor from that day did anyone dare to ask him any more questions. (ESV)