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Bulletin, Announcements and Prayers for October 8


PRESERVICE MUSIC

WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Quiet to Prepare for Worship – Ring Bells

CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS

P: Blessed be the holy Trinity, ☩ one God, who is eager to forgive and who loves us beyond our days.

C: Amen.

P: Dear friends, together let us acknowledge our failure to love this world as Jesus does.

Silence is kept for reflection.

God of mercy and forgiveness,

C: we confess that sin still has a hold on us. We have harmed your good creation. We have failed to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with you. Turn us in a new direction. Show us the path that leads to life. Be our refuge and strength on the journey, through Jesus Christ, our redeemer and friend. Amen.

P: Beloved of God: your sins are forgiven ☩ and you are made whole. God points the way to new life in Christ, who meets us on the road. Journey now in God’s abiding love through the power of the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.


GATHERING HYMN: 635 We Walk By Faith

GREETING


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 (Read in unison)

Almighty and most merciful God, your bountiful goodness fills all creation. Keep us safe from all that may hurt us, that, whole and well in body and spirit, we may with grateful hearts accomplish all that you would have us do, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.




READINGS


2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c

1Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Aram, was a great man and in high favor with his master, because by him the Lord had given victory to Aram. The man, though a mighty warrior, suffered from leprosy. 2Now the Arameans on one of their raids had taken a young girl captive from the land of Israel, and she served Naaman’s wife. 3She said to her mistress, “If only my lord were with the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy.” 7When the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his clothes and said, “Am I God, to give death or life, that this man sends word to me to cure a man of his leprosy? Just look and see how he is trying to pick a quarrel with me.” 8But when Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his clothes, he sent a message to the king, “Why have you torn your clothes? Let him come to me, that he may learn that there is a prophet in Israel.” 9So Naaman came with his horses and chariots, and halted at the entrance of Elisha’s house. 10Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, “Go, wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored and you shall be clean.” 11But Naaman became angry and went away, saying, “I thought that for me he would surely come out, and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, and would wave his hand over the spot, and cure the leprosy! 12Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them, and be clean?” He turned and went away in a rage. 13But his servants approached and said to him, “Father, if the prophet had commanded you to do something difficult, would you not have done it? How much more, when all he said to you was, ‘Wash, and be clean’?” 14So he went down and immersed himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the word of the man of God; his flesh was restored like the flesh of a young boy, and he was clean. 15a-cThen he returned to the man of God, he and all his company; he came and stood before him and said, “Now I know that there is no God in all the earth except in Israel.”


Psalm 111 (Read responsively)

1Hallelujah! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart,   in the assembly of the upright, in the congregation. 2Great are your works, O Lord, pondered by all who delight in them. 3Majesty and splendor mark your deeds,   and your righteousness endures forever. 4You cause your wonders to be remembered; you are gracious and full of compassion. 5You give food to those who fear you,   remembering forever your covenant. 6You have shown your people the power of your works in giving them the lands of the nations. 7The works of your hands are faithfulness and justice;   all of your precepts are sure. 8They stand fast forever and ever, because they are done in truth and equity. 9You sent redemption to your people and commanded your covenant forever; holy and awesome is your name. 10The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who practice this have a good understanding. God’s praise endures forever.


2 Timothy 2:8-15

8Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David—that is my gospel, 9for which I suffer hardship, even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But the word of God is not chained. 10Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, so that they may also obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. 11The saying is sure:  If we have died with him, we will also live with him; 12if we endure, we will also reign with him;  if we deny him, he will also deny us; 13if we are faithless, he remains faithful—  for he cannot deny himself. 14Remind them of this, and warn them before God that they are to avoid wrangling over words, which does no good but only ruins those who are listening. 15Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved by him, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly explaining the word of truth.


Luke 17:11-19

P: The Holy Gospel according to Luke.

C: Glory to you O Lord.

11On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. 12As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, 13they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” 14When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were made clean. 15Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. 16He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. 17Then Jesus asked, “Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? 18Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19Then he said to him, “Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.”

P: The Gospel of the Lord.

C: Praise to You, O Christ.

CHILDREN’S SERMON


SERMON


HYMN OF THE DAY: 456 Baptized in Water


PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION

P: Hear us, O God,

C: Your mercy is great.


PEACE

Please share a sign of peace with those around in whatever way you are most comfortable.

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

C: And also with you.


OFFERING

If you have brought your offering with you today, please place it in the basket in the back as you leave. You may send your giving to the church office or give through the link on our website.

P: Let us pray.

Gracious God, in your great love you richly provide for our needs. Make of these gifts a banquet of blessing, and make us ready to share with all in need; through Jesus Christ, who sets a table for all.

C: Amen

HOLY COMMUNION

P: All who hunger and thirst, come. The table is ready.

C: We are here because Jesus Christ has died; Jesus Christ has risen; and Jesus Christ will come again.

P: The risen Christ is present in bread and wine.

C: We are the body of Christ who wish to celebrate his resurrection presence among us. Holy God, we thank you for your perfect plan to save all humankind from death and sin. We praise you for the saving action of Jesus Christ and his gift of forgiveness.

WORDS OF INSTITUTION (In the night in which he was betrayed . . . )

P: Come, Holy Spirit, and gather us together as your forgiven people who feast together in resurrection celebration of the One who has come among us and the One who will come again.

C: Amen!

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.

INVITATION TO COMMUNION

P: Christ invites you to this table. Come, taste and see.

COMMUNION HYMN: 634 All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

P: God of the abundant table, you have refreshed our hearts in this meal with bread for the journey. Give us your grace on the road that we might serve our neighbors with joy; for the sake of Jesus Christ, our Lord.

C: Amen.

P: God, who gives life to all things and frees us from despair, bless you with truth and peace. And may the holy Trinity, ☩ one God, guide you always in faith, hope, and love.

C: Amen.

SENDING HYMN: 459 Wade on the Water

Quiet pause for the ringing of the bells

BENEDICTION

P: Go in peace, with Christ beside you.

C: Thanks be to God.


The flowers are given this week by the Denter’s children in honor of David and Sonja Denter’s Anniversary.


THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH. Monday. Oct. 10: 6 pm Grace Council meeting; Thursday: 1 pm Regular Food Pantry Distribution at Grace; Sunday, October 19: 8:45 am Breakfast before Sunday School; 9 am Sunday School and Confirmation; 10:10 am Communion Worship at Grace

WE PRAY FOR: Holly and Harry Hinzpeter, Calvin Nelson, Kandy Hagen, Suzanne Soltvedt, John Thompson, Bob Brod, Sue Ann Preuss, Dawn Ertel, Dorothy Klipstein, Ethel Mae Baldwin, Eileen Miller


+ Come Grow in Grace +

Church Office: 226 Erickson Street, Elroy WI 53929 Parish E-mail: grace013@centurytel.net Phone: (608)462-5398 Sunday Organist: Heather Vlasak

Pulpit Supply Minister: Kris Stauffacher; Grace Custodian: Dave Clark

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