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Peace Lutheran Church - Worship in the Park

Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

October 14, 2018

AS WE GATHER

Welcome to Peace Lutheran Church - a special welcome to our guests!

Please take some time during worship to fill out the attendance/prayer card, distributed with bulletins. If you are a guest, we would love to receive contact information so we can respond to your visit with us today.

WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS

PREPARATION

GATHERING MUSIC " You Never Let Go " Matt Redman & Beth Redman

1. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

Your perfect love is casting out fear.

And even when I'm caught in the middle of the storms of this life,

I won't turn back I know You are near.

And I will fear no evil, for my God is with me.

And if my God is with me whom then shall I fear, whom then shall I fear?

Chorus: Oh, no, You never let go through the calm and through the storm.

Oh, no, You never let go, ev'ry high and ev'ry low.

Oh, no, You never let go, Lord, You never let go of me.

2. And I can see the light that is coming for a heart that holds on;

A glorious light beyond all compare.

And there will be an end to these troubles, but until that day comes

We'll live to know You here on the earth.

And I will fear no evil, for my God is with me.

And if my God is with me whom then shall I fear, whom then shall I fear?

Chorus

You keep on loving and You never let go. Singing "Chorus"

Yes, I can see a light that is coming for the heart that holds on.

And there will be an end to these troubles, but until that day comes

Still I will praise You, still I will praise You.

Chorus

" How Great Is Our God " Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, Ed Cash

The splendor of the King, clothed in majesty,

Let all the Earth rejoice, let all the Earth rejoice.

He wraps Himself in light, and darkness tries to hide,

It trembles at His voice, it trembles at His voice.

Chorus: How great is our God!

Sing with me, how great is our God!

And all will see how great,

How great is our God!

Age to age, He stands, and time is in His hands,

Beginning and the End, Beginning and the End.

The God-head, Three-in-One, Father, Spirit, Son,

The Lion and the Lamb, the Lion and the Lamb.

CHORUS

INVOCATION

P: In the name of the Father…

C: Who has made us and all creatures, and who richly and daily provides all that we need to support this body and life.

P: In the name of the Son…

C: Who has redeemed us, lost and condemned creatures … not with silver or gold but with His precious blood and innocent suffering and death.

P: In the name of the Holy Spirit…

C: Who has called us by the Gospel, enlightened us with His gifts, keeps us holy and in one true faith. Amen.

CONFESSION and ABSOLUTION

P: Dear friends, let us be honest with God, with each other, and with ourselves … and confess our sins in order that we might receive the forgiveness of God and experience the full joy of communion with Jesus Christ.

All: Lord, we have sinned by what we have thought, said, and done. We continue to pull away from You even though You love us with an everlasting love. As we come before You in our worship, we recognize our failures and weaknesses. We come before You in need of your forgiveness and your power to overcome sin.

Silent Reflection

P: The Lord is merciful, slow to anger, and full of unfailing love. He will never abandon us. He has carved our names on the palm of His hand. As we have confessed our sins to God our Father, He has heard and removed them. That is His promise of love and forgiveness to us.

SHARING of peace

SONG of PRAISE "God You Reign" Lincoln Brewster, Mia Fieldes

(As we sing the song of praise, please pass your attendance / prayer card to the ushers. If you are a first-time guest, please provide your contact information so that we can respond to your visit this week.)

You paint the night, You count the stars and You call them by name.
The skies proclaim, God You reign.
Your glory shines, You teach the sun when to bring a new day.
Creation sings, God You reign.

Chorus: God You reign, God You reign.
Forever and ever, God You reign!

You part the seas, You move the mountains with the words that You say.
My song remains, God You reign.
You hold my life, You know my heart and You call me by name.
I live to say, God You reign.

Bridge: Hallelujah, hallelu. Hallelujah, hallelu.
Hallelujah, hallelu. Hallelujah, hallelu.

SERVICE OF THE WORD

SCRIPTURE READINGS

First Lesson: Amos 5:10-15

10 They hate him who reproves in the gate,
and they abhor him who speaks the truth.
11 Therefore because you trample on the poor
and you exact taxes of grain from him,
you have built houses of hewn stone,
but you shall not dwell in them;
you have planted pleasant vineyards,
but you shall not drink their wine.
12 For I know how many are your transgressions
and how great are your sins-
you who afflict the righteous, who take a bribe,
and turn aside the needy in the gate.
13 Therefore he who is prudent will keep silent in such a time,
for it is an evil time.

14 Seek good, and not evil,
that you may live;
and so the Lord, the God of hosts, will be with you,
as you have said.
15 Hate evil, and love good,
and establish justice in the gate;
it may be that the Lord, the God of hosts,
will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.

Cross references:

  1. Amos 8:4 : S Pr 30:14
  2. Amos 8:4 : S Job 20:19; S Ps 14:4; S Am 2:7
  3. Amos 8:5 : S Nu 10:10
  4. Amos 8:5 : Isa 58:13
  5. Amos 8:5 : S Ne 10:31
  6. Amos 8:5 : S Ge 31:7
  7. Amos 8:5 : Dt 25:15; 2Ki 4:23; Ne 13:15-16; Eze 45:10-12; S Hos 12:7; Mic 6:10-11; Zec 5:6
  8. Amos 8:6 : Am 5:11
  9. Amos 8:6 : S Am 2:6; S 4:1
  10. Amos 8:7 : S Ps 47:4
  11. Amos 8:7 : S Hos 8:13
  12. Amos 8:7 : S Job 35:15

Epistle Reading: Hebrews 3:12-19

12 Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. 13 But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called "today," that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. 14 For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end. 15 As it is said,

"Today, if you hear his voice,
do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion."

16 For who were those who heard and yet rebelled? Was it not all those who left Egypt led by Moses? 17 And with whom was he provoked for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the wilderness? 18 And to whom did he swear that they would not enter his rest, but to those who were disobedient? 19 So we see that they were unable to enter because of unbelief.

Gospel Reading: Mark 10:17-22

The Rich Young Man

17 And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, "Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?" 18 And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. 19 You know the commandments: 'Do not murder, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and mother.'" 20 And he said to him, "Teacher, all these I have kept from my youth." 21 And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, "You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me." 22 Disheartened by the saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.

CHILDREN'S MESSAGE Becky Goecker

MESSAGE SONG: " Be Unto Your Name " Lynn DeShazo

We are a moment, You are forever,

Lord of the ages, God before time.

We are a vapor, You are eternal,

Love everlasting, reigning on high.

CHORUS

Holy, holy, Lord God Almighty.

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain.

Highest praises honor and glory,

Be unto Your name,

Be unto Your name.

We are the broken, You are the healer,

Jesus Redeemer, mighty to save.

You are the love song, we'll sing forever,

Bowing before You, blessing Your name.

(Chorus sung twice)

MESSAGE "The Fair"

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH

P: The Scriptures tell us, "He who stands firm to the end will be saved." Upon what faith shall we stand? Upon what hope can we keep on trusting?

All: The One true faith! For we believe in God the Father Almighty, who created all things. We believe in Jesus Christ His Son, who died for our sins and rose from the grave giving us the promise of eternal life. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of life! He calls us, gathers us from the ends of the earth, works in us this one true faith, that we may live as Kingdom people and share our faith with others. We stand firm on this faith, confident in our belief, for our God is faithful. Amen and Amen.

SONG of RESPONSE / OFFERING

" There Is a Redeemer "

( In response to His gracious, daily provision, as an act of adoration and praise, we joyfully give back a portion of what our Lord has entrusted to us. If you are a first time guest please do not feel obligated to contribute but you may do so as the Holy Spirit leads. May God bless every sacrifice we bring !)

There is a Redeemer Jesus God's own Son

Precious Lamb of God Messiah Holy One

CHORUS: Thank You O my Father

For giving us Your Son

And leaving Your Spirit

Till the work on earth is done

Jesus my Redeemer name above all names

Precious Lamb of God Messiah, Hope for sinners slain

When I stand in glory I will see His face

There I'll serve my King forever, In that holy place.

PRAYERS of the CONGREGATION / LORD'S PRAYER

BLESSING & SENDING

BLESSING

CLOSING SONG " Mighty to Save " Reuben Morgan & Ben Fielding

Ev'ryone needs compassion, love that's never failing. Let mercy fall on me.
Ev'ryone needs forgiveness, the kindness of a Savior. The hope of nations.

Chorus:

Savior, He can move the mountains. My God is mighty to save. He is mighty to save.
Forever, Author of salvation. He rose and conquered the grave. Jesus conquered the grave.

So take me as You find me, all my fears and failures. Fill my life again.
I give my life to follow, ev'rything I believe in. Now I surrender.

Bridge: Shine your light and let the whole world see.
We're singing for the glory of the risen King. Jesus.
Shine your light and let the whole world see,
We're singing for the glory of the risen King.

The SENDING of GOD'S PEOPLE

P: GO IN PEACE-Connect, Celebrate, and Serve the Lord!

Let all the people say:

C: "Amen!" (Psalm 106:48)