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October 30th 2016

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Christ

October 30, 2016 Reformation Sunday

 

PRELUDE

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

Stand

 

P In the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

C Amen

 

P Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you and worthily magnify your holy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord.    

C Amen

 

P If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. But if we confess our sins, God who is faithful and just will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Kneel/Stand

P Most Merciful God,

 

C we confess that we are in bondage to sin and cannot free ourselves. We have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. Amen

 

P Almighty God, in his mercy, has given his Son to die for us and, for his sake, forgives us all our sins. As a called and ordained minister of the Church of Christ, and by his authority, I therefore declare to you the entire forgiveness of all your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

C Amen

 

Gathering Hymn:      “A Mighty Fortress”              Hymn504

 

P. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

C And also with you.

PRAYER OF THE DAY

P O Lord God, your mercy delights us, and the world longs for your loving care. Hear the cries of everyone in need, and turn our hearts to love our neighbors with the love of you Son, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

C Amen

CHILDRENS SERMON

 

FIRST READING: Jeremiah 31:31-34

31 The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 32It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt—a covenant that they broke, though I was their husband,* says the Lord. 33But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 34No longer shall they teach one another, or say to each other, ‘Know the Lord’, for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the Lord; for I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more.

 

L:  The Word of the Lord

C:  Thanks be to God

 

SECOND READING: Romans 3:19-31

19 Now we know that whatever the law says, it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. 20For ‘no human being will be justified in his sight’ by deeds prescribed by the law, for through the law comes the knowledge of sin.

21 But now, irrespective of law, the righteousness of God has been disclosed, and is attested by the law and the prophets, 22the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ* for all who believe. For there is no distinction, 23since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God; 24they are now justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25whom God put forward as a sacrifice of atonement* by his blood, effective through faith. He did this to show his righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over the sins previously committed; 26it was to prove at the present time that he himself is righteous and that he justifies the one who has faith in Jesus.*

27 Then what becomes of boasting? It is excluded. By what law? By that of works? No, but by the law of faith. 28For we hold that a person is justified by faith apart from works prescribed by the law. 29Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also, 30since God is one; and he will justify the circumcised on the ground of faith and the uncircumcised through that same faith. 31Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law.

 

L:  The Word of the Lord

 

C:  Thanks be to God  

 

STAND FOR THE GOSPEL

 

P:  The Holy Gospel according to St. John the 8th chapter.

C:   Glory to you, O Lord

 

GOSPEL: John 8:31-36 KJV

Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”33 They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s descendants, and have never been in bondage to anyone. How can You say, ‘You will be made free’?”34 Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. 35 And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. 36 Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

 

P.    “The Gospel of the Lord.”

C:      Praise to you, O Christ

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The Sermon Pastor Rick

HYMN OF THE DAY:      “Jesus Calls Us”          Hymn 696v1-3

 

APOSTLES' CREED

C I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.  He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell.* On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again 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

 

THE PRAYERS Pastor Rick

 

THE SHARING OF THE PEACE

P   The Peace of Lord Be With You Always.

C   And Also With You

 

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OFFERING & ANTHEM    

 

Stand

OFFERTORY PRAYER

 

Blessed are you, O God, maker of all things.  Through your goodness you have blessed us with these gifts: ourselves, our time, and our possessions.  Use us, and in what we have gathered, in feeding the world with your love, through the one who gave himself for us, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Amen

 

GREAT THANKSGIVING  (Read Responsively)

P The Lord Be With You.

C And Also With You.

P Lift Up Your Hearts.

C We Lift Them To The Lord.

P Let Us Give Thanks to the Lord Our God.

C It is Right to Give Our Thanks And Praise.

 

P It is indeed right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks and praise to you Oh Lord, Holy Father, Almighty and everlasting God, through our Savior Jesus Christ who on this day overcame death and the grave and by his glorious resurrection opened to us the way to everlasting life.  And so, with all the choirs of angels, with the church on earth, and the hosts in heaven we praise your name and join their unending hymn:

C “Holy, Holy, Holy”       Page  108

 

P     In the night in which he was betrayed our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks; he 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.

THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

C 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 trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen

P:  Come to the Banquet for all is now ready.

C:  Thanks be to God.

 

DISTRIBUTION OF HOLY COMMUNION

Those who are able come to the table all others will receive communion at their seats.

 

P O God, we give you thanks that you have set before us this feast, the body and blood of your Son.  By your Spirit strengthen us to serve all in need and to give ourselves away as bread for the hungry, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

C Amen

 

 

Benediction Choir

 

CLOSING HYMN   “The church’s One Foundation”      Hymn 654v1-2

P: Go in peace, serve the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR WORSHIP

Today

Ushers

Altar Guild: Beth Adams

Acolyte: Arabelle Shulenburger

Lector:  Don Yost

Greeters: Avery and Beth Adams

Communion Assistant:   Tina Yost

 

Next Sunday November 6

Acolyte: Arabelle Shulenburger

Altar Guild: Georgia Yost

Lector: Terry Carter

Greeters: Delane and Susan Turman

Communion Assistant:  Tina Yost

 

Pastor: Pastor Rick Thomas – 704-245-9773 (cell)

partsdsmc@yahoo.com

Church email Address - info@stmarksinchrist.com

Organist: Tina Brown

Music Director:  Susan Stone 704-642-1316

Email: susan.stone74@gmail.com

Council Chairman:  Delane Turman       704 855 4561

 

Visit our Website: www.stmarksinchrist.com    


 

 

The bulletin is given to the glory of God on this reformation Sunday by the Yost family.

 

Announcements

 

There will be a congregational meeting on November 13 after church.

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