IN-PERSON WORSHIP

19th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

SUNDAY,  October 11th, 2020  9:30 AM

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PRELUDE

WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS

CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

 

P: Blessed be the holy Trinity, ☩ one God, who creates, redeems, and sustains us and all of creation. .    

 

C: Amen.

 

Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another.

Silence is kept for reflection.

 

P:  Faithful God,

 

C:  Have mercy on us.  We confess that we are captive to sin and cannot free ourselves.  We turn from your loving embrace and go our own ways.  We pass judgment on one another before examining ourselves.  We place our own needs before those of our neighbors.  We keep your gift of salvation to ourselves.  Make us humble, cast away our transgressions, and turn us again to life in you through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

 Amen.

 

P:  God hears the cries of all who call out in need, and through his death and resurrection, Christ has made us his own.  Hear the truth that God proclaims: Your sins are forgiven in the name of ☩ Jesus Christ.  Led by the Holy Spirit, live in freedom and newness to do God’s work in the world.

 

C:  Amen.

 

PRAYER OF THE DAY

 

P: Lord of the feast, you have prepared a table before all peoples and poured out your life with abundance. Call us again to your banquet. Strengthen us by what is honorable, just, and pure, and transform us into a people of righteousness and peace, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

 

C:  Amen.

 

First Reading: Isaiah 25:1-9

O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you, I will praise your name;
for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure. For you have made the city a heap, the fortified city a ruin; the palace of aliens is a city no more, it will never be rebuilt. Therefore strong peoples will glorify you; cities of ruthless nations will fear you. For you have been a refuge to the poor, a refuge to the needy in their distress, a shelter from the rainstorm and a shade from the heat. When the blast of the ruthless was like -a winter rainstorm, the noise of aliens like heat in a dry place, you subdued the heat with the shade of clouds; the song of the ruthless -was stilled. On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wines, of rich food -filled with marrow, of well-aged wines strained clear. And he will destroy  on this mountain the shroud that is cast over all peoples,the sheet that is spread over all nations;  he will swallow up death forever. Then the Lord GOD will wipe away the tears from all faces, and the disgrace of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the LORD has spoken. It will be said on that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, so that he might save us. This is the LORD for whom we have waited; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

 

P.  The Word of the Lord. 

 

C:  Thanks Be to God.

 

Second Reading: Philippians 4: 1-9

My brothers and sisters, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, my beloved. I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. Yes, and I ask you also, my loyal companion, help these women, for they have struggled beside me in the work of the gospel, together with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life. Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about any- thing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your - requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all under- standing, will guard your hearts - and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, what-  whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.

 

P. The Word of the Lord. 

 

C:  Thanks Be to God.

 

P.  The holy gospel according to Matthew the 21st Chapter.        

    

C.  Glory to you, O Lord.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gospel: Matthew 22: 1-14

Once more Jesus  spoke to them in parables, saying: The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet - for his son. He sent his slaves to call those  who had been invited to the wedding banquet, but they would not come. Again 

he sent other slaves, saying, 'Tell those who have been invited: Look,

I have prepared my dinner, my oxen  and my fat calves -have been slaughtered, and everything is ready; come to the wedding banquet.' But they made light of it and went away, one to his farm,another to his business, while the rest seized his slaves, mistreated them, and killed them. The king was enraged. He sent his troops, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city. Then he said to his slaves, 'The wedding is ready, but those invited were not worthy. Go therefore into the main  streets, and invite everyone you find to the wedding banquet.' Those slaves went out into the streets and gathered all whom they found, both good and bad; so the wedding hall was filled with guests. But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing a wedding robe, and he said to him, 'Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding robe?' And he was speechless. Then the king said to the attendants, 'Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. ' For many are called, but few are chosen." 

 

P.  The Gospel of the Lord  

 

C:  Praise to you, O Christ.

 

SERMON

 

Sermon Hymn - Page 807 - "Rejoice Ye Pure In Heart

1.Rejoice, ye pure in heart! Rejoice, give thanks, and sing; your festal banner wave on high, the cross of Christ your king.

 

Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice, give thanks and sing!

 

2.With voice as full and strong as ocean’s surging praise, send forth the sturdy hymns of old, the psalms of ancient days.

 

Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice, give thanks and sing!

 

3.With all the angel choirs, with all the saints on earth pour out the strains of joy and bliss, true rapture, noblest mirth.

 

Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice, give thanks and sing!

 

4.Still lift your standard high, still march in firm array, as pilgrims through the darkness wend till dawns the golden day.

 

Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice, give thanks and sing!

 

APOSTLE’S CREED

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.

 

PRAYERS OF INTERSESSION

P:  Drawn together in the compassion of God, we pray for the church, the world, and all those in need.

Each prayer petition ends with:  P.  Lord, in your mercy

 C:  Hear our prayer.

P:  All these things and whatever else you see that we need, we entrust to your mercy; through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

SHARING OF THE PEACE

P:  The peace of the Lord be with you always.

C:  And also with you.

 

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

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.

 

WORDS OF INSTITUTION

 

The Lord's Prayer

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.

 

BLESSING

P:  May you be led from this place, nourished and forgiven, so as to wipe away the tears of all who hunger and thirst. May you be guided by the example of the same Jesus Christ and led by the Holy Spirit, now and forever. May the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen you and keep you in his grace, blessing you and leading you into the way of truth and life. 

  Amen.

 

 

APOSTLE’S CREED

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.

 

PRAYERS OF INTERSESSION

P:  Drawn together in the compassion of God, we pray for the church, the world, and all those in need.

Each prayer petition ends with:  P.  Lord, in your mercy

 

C:  Hear our prayer 

 

P:  All these things and whatever else you see that we need, we entrust to your mercy; through Christ our Lord.    Amen.

 

SHARING OF THE PEACE

P:  The peace of the Lord be with you always.

 

C:  And also with you.

 

 

 

DISMISSAL

 

P. Go in peace.

Remember the poor
 
C.  Thanks be to God.

 

POSTLUDE

 

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