The sign of the cross may be made by all in remembrance of their baptism.
Invocation P In the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit. C Amen.
P If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. C But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
C O almighty God, merciful Father, I, a poor, miserable sinner, confess unto You all my sins and iniquities with which I have ever offended You and justly deserved Your temporal and eternal punishment. But I am heartily sorry for them and sincerely repent of them, and I pray You of Your boundless mercy and for the sake of the holy, innocent, bitter sufferings and death of Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to be gracious and merciful to me, a poor, sinful being.
P God be merciful to you and strengthen your faith. C Amen. P Do you believe that the forgiveness I speak is not my forgiveness but God’s? C Yes. P Let it be done for you as you believe.
P In the stead and by the command of my Lord Jesus Christ I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit. C Amen.
Introit I will speak of your testimonies before kings, [O Lord,] and shall not be put to shame. I will bless the L ORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the L ORD ; let the humble hear and be glad. Come, O children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the L ORD.
The L ORD redeems the life of his servants; none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen. I will speak of your testimonies before kings, [O Lord,] and shall not be put to shame.
Salutation and Collect of the Day P The Lord be with you. C And also with you. P Let us pray. Almighty and gracious Lord, pour out Your Holy Spirit on Your faithful people. Keep us steadfast in Your grace and truth, protect and deliver us in times of
Salutation and Collect of the Day temptation, defend us against all enemies, and grant to Your Church Your saving peace; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. C Amen.
Old Testament Reading Jeremiah 26:1-16 1 In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, this word came from the L ORD : 2 “Thus says the L ORD : Stand in the court of the L ORD ’s house, and speak to all the cities of Judah that come to worship in the house of the L ORD all the words that I command you to speak to them; do not hold back a word. 3 It may be they will listen, and every one turn from his evil way, that I may relent of the disaster that I intend to do to them because of their evil deeds. 4 You shall say to them,
‘Thus says the L ORD : If you will not listen to me, to walk in my law that I have set before you, 5 and to listen to the words of my servants the prophets whom I send to you urgently, though you have not listened, 6 then I will make this house like Shiloh, and I will make this city a curse for all the nations of the earth.’” 7 The priests and the prophets and all the people heard Jeremiah speaking these words in the house of the L ORD. 8 And when Jeremiah had finished speaking all that the L ORD had commanded him to speak to all the people, then the priests
and the prophets and all the people laid hold of him, saying, “You shall die! 9 Why have you prophesied in the name of the L ORD, saying, ‘This house shall be like Shiloh, and this city shall be desolate, without inhabitant’?” And all the people gathered around Jeremiah in the house of the L ORD. 10 When the officials of Judah heard these things, they came up from the king’s house to the house of the L ORD and took their seat in the entry of the New Gate of the house of the L ORD. 11 Then the priests and the prophets said to the officials and
to all the people, “This man deserves the sentence of death, because he has prophesied against this city, as you have heard with your own ears.” 12 Then Jeremiah spoke to all the officials and all the people, saying, “The L ORD sent me to prophesy against this house and this city all the words you have heard. 13 Now therefore mend your ways and your deeds, and obey the voice of the L ORD your God, and the L ORD will relent of the disaster that he has pronounced against you. 14 But as for me, behold, I am in your hands. Do with me
as seems good and right to you. 15 Only know for certain that if you put me to death, you will bring innocent blood upon yourselves and upon this city and its inhabitants, for in truth the L ORD sent me to you to speak all these words in your ears.” 16 Then the officials and all the people said to the priests and the prophets, “This man does not deserve the sentence of death, for he has spoken to us in the name of the L ORD our God.” A This is the Word of the Lord. C Thanks be to God.
Epistle – 1 Peter 1:3-9 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, 5 who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation
Epistle ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 8 Though
Epistle you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, 9 obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls. A This is the Word of the Lord. C Thanks be to God.
Holy Gospel P The Holy Gospel according to St. John, the fifteenth chapter. C Glory to You, O Lord. 17 These things I command you, so that you will love one another. 18 “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the
Holy Gospel world, therefore the world hates you. 20 Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours. 21 But all these things they will do to you on account of my name, because they do not know him who sent me. P This is the Gospel of the Lord. C Praise to You, O Christ.
Creed First Article C I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth. Second Article And in Jesus Christ, His 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 into hell.
Creed The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.
Creed Third Article I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life T everlasting. Amen.
What is the benefit of this eating and drinking? “These words, ‘Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins,’ show us that in the Sacrament forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation are given us through these words. For where there is forgiveness of sins, there is also life and salvation.” The Sacrament of the Altar
SUBMISSION The qualities the Bible upholds have become qualities that our culture holds in contempt Our cultures view of submission? Much prefer autonomy and self-sufficiency. Submission is a discipline all Christians are called to Ephesians 5:21 – “submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ” 1 Corinthians 10:24 – “Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor.” Luke 9:23 – Jesus says, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” Daily relates to everyday vocations
Not only all Christians submit to one another, Christ himself submits to his Father. LUKE 2:51 Jesus is himself under vocation – called as a child who responded to Mary & Joseph’s calling as parents. Luke 22:42 – Jesus also submits to His Heavenly Father fulfilling His calling to be Savior of the world. 1 Corinthians 15:28 - When he returns he will once again submit. Again…submission does not mean unequal! It implies a distinction.
Submission is intrinsic in every vocation in some form Love/serve neighbor? Employee/Boss? Mother/Baby? Citizen/Law? Church member/Church? To understand submission in marriage we must look to the relationship between Christ and the church. Philippians 2:5-8 Is Christ oppressive to His bride? Cruel? How do we receive the gifts He freely gives to us? Submission in faith
Ephesians 5:22 “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.” Christ himself stands hidden behind the marriage – marital authority ultimately belongs to the Lord. Thus, when the wife submits to her husband, she is submitting to Christ who is hidden in her husband. Husbands dare not abuse Christ’s authority nor wives disregard it!
So, if the purpose of vocation is to love and serve… And God promises to be present and active through that love and service… And the wife fulfills her calling by loving and serving her husband… Then submission is simply her expression of love and her act of service… AND thus finds its fulfillment in receiving the husband’s sacrifice of himself for her. …..Tune in next week as we finish up the vocation of wife: submission as a chain of transmitting blessings and diving into Proverbs 31 to discover what the wife is to do.
Following the prayers, the people may greet one another in the name of the Lord, saying, “Peace be with you,” as a sign of reconciliation and of the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (Matt. 5:22–24; Eph. 4:1–3).
Service of the Sacrament OUR COMMUNION PRACTICE It is our public confession that each individual who partakes of the Lord’s Supper here at St. Peter, receives the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. Those who participate in this Sacrament publicly bear witness to their unity in faith and doctrine. We welcome to commune, those who are confirmed members of St. Peter and of other congregations of our Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. If you have not previously communed here at St. Peter, please speak with one of the pastors prior to communing.
Preface 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 Him thanks and praise. P It is truly good, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, O Lord, holy Father, almighty and everlasting God, for the countless blessings You so freely bestow on us and all creation. Above all, we give
Preface thanks for Your boundless love shown to us when You sent Your only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, into our flesh and laid on Him our sin, giving Him into death that we might not die eternally. Because He is now risen from the dead and lives and reigns to all eternity, all who believe in Him will overcome sin and death and will rise again to new life. Therefore with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven we laud and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and saying:
Prayer of Thanksgiving P Blessed are You, O Lord our God, king of all creation, for You have had mercy on us and given Your only-begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. In Your righteous judgment You condemned the sin of Adam and Eve, who ate the forbidden fruit, and You justly barred them and all their children from the tree of life. Yet, in Your great mercy, You promised salvation by a second Adam, Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord,
Prayer of Thanksgiving and made His cross a life-giving tree for all who trust in Him. We give You thanks for the redemption You have prepared for us through Jesus Christ. Grant us Your Holy Spirit that we may faithfully eat and drink of the fruits of His cross and receive the blessings of forgiveness, life, and salvation that come to us in His body and blood. Hear us as we pray in His name and as He has taught us:
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.
The Words of Our Lord P Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night when He was betrayed, took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to the disciples and said: “Take, eat; this is My T body, which is given for you. This do in remembrance of Me.”
The Words of Our Lord P In the same way also He took the cup after supper, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying: “Drink of it, all of you; this cup is the new testament in My T blood, which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”
Pax Domini P The peace of the Lord be with you always. C Amen.
Agnus Dei C O Jesus Christ, true Lamb of God, You take the sin of the world away; O Jesus Christ, true Lamb of God, Have mercy on us, Lord, we pray. O Jesus Christ, true Lamb of God, You take the sin of the world away; Have mercy on us, Jesus Christ, And grant us peace, O Lord, we pray.
5By grace to timid hearts that tremble, In tribulation’s furnace tried, By grace, in spite of fear and trouble, The Father’s heart is open wide. Where could I help and strength secure If grace were not my anchor sure?
566 By Grace I'm Saved 6By grace! On this I’ll rest when dying; In Jesus’ promise I rejoice; For though I know my heart’s condition, I also know my Savior’s voice. My heart is glad, all grief has flown Since I am saved by grace alone. Public domain
Nunc Dimittis C O Lord, now let Your servant Depart in heav'nly peace, For I have seen the glory Of Your redeeming grace: A light to lead the Gentiles Unto Your holy hill, The glory of Your people, Your chosen Israel.
Nunc Dimittis All glory to the Father, All glory to the Son, All glory to the Spirit, Forever Three in One; For as in the beginning, Is now, shall ever be, God's triune name resounding Through all eternity.
Post-Communion Collect A Let us pray. We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this salutary gift, and we implore You that of Your mercy You would strengthen us through the same in faith toward You and fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. C Amen.
ANNOUNCEMENTS A FREE-WILL OFFERING will be taken at the door this morning at the request of our District President, Rev. Dan Gilbert: “I am inviting all district congregations to consider a door offering for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts through our local Lutheran Church Charities staff and also the volunteers who will eventually be going there from NID churches. 100% of your donations will go to the people in need in New Jersey. Their work is already underway. More information is available on the LCC website: lutheranchurchcharities.org. You can also make a donation directly online there. Blessings to you - please keep our fellow Christians on the East Coast, and all the people they will connect with and serve, in your prayers. This is a time for the church to respond with the care and compassion of Christ.” TAG pizza and game night is tonight from 4-7pm. Our thanks to Steve and Jean Eggemeyer for sponsoring our youth tonight! IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPONOSOR a Pizza/Game Night, there is a signup sheet on the bulletin board and a list of items. Thank you! BLOOD DRIVE: St. Peters will be hosting a blood drive in our fellowship hall this Tuesday from 3-6pm. Debbie Heusinkveld will be in the foyer following the worship service this morning to sign up donors and to answer any questions you may have. Please register today so we know how many to expect! DEACONS MEETING: We will meet this Tuesday @ 7:00pm in the lounge. POWER OF A PRAYING WIFE: A group is forming that will begin meeting after the holidays on Wednesday evenings. We will be going through the book "The Power of a Praying Wife." For more information contact Beka Winkelman @ (815)499.1139. If you would like a book contact the church office. ACTS 5:42 We are in need of some caring souls to help with our new worship service. You can assist with set-up/take down, fellowship time, running the technology, playing music, creating art and serving on chancel guild. Please contact the church office or sign up Saturday evenings before worship. Giving Thanks in advance for your care ~ Pastor Mark CAN YOU HELP? Our Sunday School is in need of volunteers to serve as substitute teachers. Please speak with Debra Wagenecht if you are willing to add your name to our list. Thank you! BUILDING FUND UPDATE: “Giving for the month of October was $8,810.00. In addition to the automatic monthly payment of $2,852.12, we made a payment of $6,000.00 toward the principal. The current balance of the Building Fund is $334,704.19. God bless our future giving.” ~Trustee, John Beswick CONFIRMATION QUESTIONS: On what page of your Faith Alive Bible is the second lesson? Name 1 way God cares for you.
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