Christ Ev. Lutheran Church

        19th Sunday after Pentecost—Oct. 19th, 2014

Opening Hymn: CW 337 v.1-3  “Delay Not!  Delay Not”

Please stand.

M:  The grace of our Lord + Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you.                 C:  And also with you.

M:  God invites us to come into His presence and worship Him with humble and penitent hearts.  Therefore, let us acknowledge our sinfulness and ask Him to forgive us.

C:  Holy and merciful Father, I confess that I am by nature sinful, and that I have disobeyed you in my thoughts, words, and actions.  I have done what is evil and failed to do what is good.  For this I deserve your punishment both now and in eternity.  But I am truly sorry for my sins, and trusting in my Savior Jesus Christ, I pray:  Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner.

M:  God, our heavenly Father, has been merciful to us and has given us His only Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.  Therefore, as a called servant of Christ and by His authority, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son + and of the Holy Spirit.

C:  Amen.

M:  For all that we have in life and for the wisdom to use all Your gifts with gratitude and joy, hear our prayer, O Lord.                      C:  Lord, have mercy.

M:  For the steadfast assurance that nothing can separate us from Your love and for the courage to stand against the assaults of Satan and every evil, hear our prayer, O Christ.

C:  Christ, have mercy.

M:  For the well-being of Your holy Church in all the world and for those who offer here their worship and praise, hear our prayer, O Lord.           C:  Lord, have mercy.

M:  Merciful God, maker and preserver of life, uphold us byYour power and keep us in Your tender care:                        C:  Amen.

M:  The works of the Lord are great and glorious;  His name is worthy of praise.

C:  O Lord, our Lord, how glorious is Your name in all the earth.  Almighty God, merciful Father, You crown our life with Your love.  You take away our sin; You comfort our spirit; You make us pure and holy in Your sight.  You did not spare Your only Son, but gave Him up for us all.  O Lord, our Lord, how glorious is Your name in all the earth.  O Son of God, eternal Word of the Father, You came to live with us; You made Your Father known; You washed us from our sins in Your own blood.  You are the King of glory; You are the Lord!  O Lord, our Lord, how glorious is Your name in all the earth.

M:  Let us pray: Mercifully grant, O God, that Your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts, for without Your help we are unable to please You; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C: (sings)   Amen.

First Lesson:  Ezekiel 18:1-4,25-32

The word of the Lord came to me: “What do you people mean by quoting this proverb about the land of Israel: “‘The parents eat sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge’?“As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, you will no longer quote this proverb in Israel. For everyone belongs to me, the parent as well as the child—both alike belong to me. The one who sins is the one who will die. 25 “Yet you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ Hear, you Israelites: Is my way unjust? Is it not your ways that are unjust? 26 If a righteous person turns from their righteousness and commits sin, they will die for it; because of the sin they have committed they will die. 27 But if a wicked person turns away from the wickedness they have committed and does what is just and right, they will save their life. 28 Because they consider all the offenses they have committed and turn away from them, that person will surely live; they will not die. 29 Yet the Israelites say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ Are my ways unjust, people of Israel? Is it not your ways that are unjust?30 “Therefore, you Israelites, I will judge each of you according to your own ways, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent! Turn away from all your offenses; then sin will not be your downfall. 31 Rid yourselves of all the offenses you have committed, and get a new heart and a new spirit. Why will you die, people of Israel? 32 For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent and live!

 

Psalm of the Day: Psalm 25 – page 74  in Christian Worship (CW)

 

Second Lesson: Philippians 2:1-11

Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:Who, being in very nature[a] God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature[b] of a servant, being made in human likeness.And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross!Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name,10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,to the glory of God the Father.

 

Verse of the Day “Alleluia. At the name of Jesus every knee should bow, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.  Alleluia.  (Philippians 2:10,11)

 

Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  These words are written that we may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God.  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

M:  Please stand for our Gospel lesson.

 

Holy Gospel:  Matthew 21:28-32

28 “What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work today in the vineyard.’29 “‘I will not,’ he answered, but later he changed his mind and went.30 “Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He answered, ‘I will, sir,’ but he did not go.31 “Which of the two did what his father wanted?”“The first,” they answered.Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you. 32 For John came to you to show you the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes did. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him.

 

 

-12 1: 29-411:1-9 many changes of this world, our hearts, may ever yearn for the lasting joys of heavennd desire what You promiM: These are God’s Words.                                         C: (sings) Praise be to you, O Christ!

Please be seated.

 

Hymn of the Day: CW 536  “Lord Jesus Christ, the Church’s Head”

Sermon:    

Please stand.

 

Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.  We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one being with the Father.  Through Him all things were made.  For us and for our salvation, He came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary, and became fully human.  For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate.  He suffered death and was buried.  On the third day He rose again in accordance with the Scriptures.  He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.  He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and His kingdom will have no end.  We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who in unity with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.  We believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church.  We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.  We look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.  Amen.

Please be seated.

Offering Hymn:  334 “Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow”

Please stand.

M (speaks)  C:  Strengthen us through this heavenly food; increase our trust in Christ and our love for one another.

M (speaks)  C:  Move us to pray for those in need and to help them with deeds of kindness.

M:  Hear us, Lord, as we bring you our private petitions.     Silent prayer.

M:  Now, eternal God and Father, keep us in the saving faith and so enable us to overcome all things through our Lord Jesus Christ. 

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.

M:  The Lord be with you.                  C: (sings) And also with you.

M:  Lift up your hearts.                                   C: (sings) We lift them up to the Lord.

M:  Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.    C: (sings) It is right to give Him thanks and praise.

M:  Praise to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!  In love He has blessed us with every spiritual blessing.  He sends the Holy Spirit to testify that we are His children and to strengthen us when we are weak.  Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ.  To Him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and thanks and honor and glory forever and ever.

C: (sings) Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts.  The whole earth is full of Your glory.  You are my God, and I will exalt You.  I will give You thanks, for You have become my salvation.  Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts.  The whole earth is full of Your glory.

 

M:  Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night He was betrayed, took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to His disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is My body, which is given for you.  Do this in remembrance of Me.”

Then He took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; this is My blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for you for the forgiveness of sins.  Do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”      The peace of the Lord be with you.

C: (sings) Amen.

C: (sings) O Christ, Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.  O Christ, Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.  O Christ, Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; grant us Your peace.  Amen.

Please be seated.

Distribution Hymn: CW 302 & 306

Please Stand.

C:  (sings) Thank the Lord and sing His praise.  Tell everyone what He has done.  Let all who seek the Lord rejoice and proudly bear His name.  He renews His promises and leads His people forth in joy with shouts of thanksgiving.  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

 

M:  Hear the prayer of Your people, O Lord, that the lips which have praised You here may glorify You in the world, that the eyes which have seen the coming of Your Son may long for His coming again, and that all who have received in His true body and blood the pledge of Your forgiveness may be restored to live a new and holy life, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C:  (sings)  Amen.

M:  Brothers and sisters, go in peace.  Live in harmony with one another.  Serve the Lord with gladness.  The Lord bless you and keep you.  The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.  The Lord look on you with favor and + give you His peace.

C:  (sings)  Amen.  Amen.  Amen.

Closing Hymn: CW 329  “Lord Dismiss Us With Thy Blessing”

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Pastor Joshua Hillmann     Home/Office# – 223-4250    Cell# – (308) 870-4387

Email – Badgerrev@christbeatrice.com   Website – www.christbeatrice.com

WELS websites:  www.wels.net                  www.WhatAboutJesus.com

*Pastor Hillmann will be away Monday – Wednesday attending the Fall Pastor’s Conference at Gethsemane-Omaha.  If needed he can be reached on his cell phone.

 

*The cleaning schedule is posted and we would like everyone to take their turn so as not to add this cost to the budget.  If you are physically unable to take your turn, but would still like to help out in keeping the Lord’s house clean, or would simply like to hire someone, the Huwaldt family is offering their services at a $45.  Please take a look at the schedule and do your part.

 

*Please keep our sister congregation St. Paul-Plymouth in your prayers as they extend another call this Sunday for a new Shepherd.

 

*Please keep Pastor Nathan Kassulke, the congregation he currently serves, and St. Mark’s-Lincoln in your prayers as Pastor Kassulke considers where best the Lord would have him serve.

 

*The NELHS Fall Auction and Concert will take place Oct. 26th with the auction starting at 1:30 and the concert at 4pm.  A meal will be served following the concert.

 

*Circuit Reformation Festival will be held Nov. 2nd at St. Paul-Plymouth @ 4pm.  What a wonderful opportunity to gather with fellow sisters and brothers in Christ to thank our gracious Lord for His powerful WORD.

 

B-days & Anniv. – Jessica Hillmann (10/19); Reese Clarke (10/20); Steve Crome (10/21); Glenda Johnsen (10/24)