Presentation on theme: "1Come, ye thankful people, come; Raise the song of harvest home. All be safely gathered in Ere the winter storms begin; God, our maker, doth provide For."— Presentation transcript:
1Come, ye thankful people, come; Raise the song of harvest home. All be safely gathered in Ere the winter storms begin; God, our maker, doth provide For our wants to be supplied. Come to God’s own temple, come; Raise the song of harvest home. 892 Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
2All the world is God’s own field, Fruit unto His praise to yield; Wheat and tares together sown, Unto joy or sorrow grown. First the blade and then the ear, Then the full corn shall appear. Lord of harvest, grant that we Wholesome grain and pure may be. 892 Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
3For the Lord, our God, shall come And shall take His harvest home, From His field shall in that day All offenses purge away, Give His angels charge at last In the fire the tares to cast, But the fruitful ears to store In His garner evermore. 892 Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
4Even so, Lord, quickly come To Thy final harvest home; Gather Thou Thy people in, Free from sorrow, free from sin, There, forever purified, In Thy garner to abide: Come with all Thine angels, come, Raise the glorious harvest home. 892 Come, Ye Thankful People, Come Public domain
Invocation P In the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit. C Amen.
L The Lord Almighty grant us a quiet night and peace at the last. C Amen. L It is good to give thanks to the Lord, C to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; L to herald Your love in the morning, C Your truth at the close of the day.
Readings From Holy Scripture
Old Testament Reading P The Old Testament Reading is from Proverbs, the thirty-first chapter. 10 An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. 11 The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. 12 She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life. 13 She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands. 14 She is like the ships of the merchant; she brings her food from afar.
Old Testament Reading 15 She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household and portions for her maidens. 16 She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard. 17 She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong. 18 She perceives that her merchandise is profitable. Her lamp does not go out at night. 19 She puts her hands to the distaff,
Old Testament Reading and her hands hold the spindle. 20 She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy. 21 She is not afraid of snow for her household, for all her household are clothed in scarlet. 22 She makes bed coverings for herself; her clothing is fine linen and purple. 23 Her husband is known in the gates when he sits among the elders of the land.
Old Testament Reading 24 She makes linen garments and sells them; she delivers sashes to the merchant. 25 Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. 26 She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. 27 She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. 28 Her children rise up and call her blessed;
Old Testament Reading her husband also, and he praises her: 29 “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.” 30 Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the L ORD is to be praised. 31 Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates. P This is the Word of the Lord. C Thanks be to God.
Reading L A reading from Philippians, the second chapter. 1 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. 5 Have this mind
Reading among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in
Reading heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. L This is the Word of the Lord. C Thanks be to God.
The Second Commandment You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God. What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not curse, swear, use satanic arts, lie, or deceive by His name, but call upon it in every trouble, pray, praise, and give thanks.
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.
Collect L Lord Jesus, in Your earthly ministry You were loved and served by devoted women, including Mary and Martha in whose home You enjoyed rest and refreshment. Give us grace to recognize and affirm the varied and singular gifts You bestow on women (and especially upon [name of women’s organization]) that Your kingdom may be extended, Your Church enriched, and Your people lovingly served to the glory of Your holy name; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. C Amen.
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.
Wives In the world, the ideal is an independent with economic resources and political clout – a self- sufficient autonomous person In the church, the ideal is a dependant person, subordinate and reliant upon others. We are now free from the enslavement to social status/wealth/power. 1 Peter 2:16 “Live as free people, but don’t hide behind your freedom when you do evil. Instead, use your freedom to serve God.”
Subordination does not establish a chain of command in which to exercise power… Rather it promotes a chain of transmission… From the Triune God to his appointed agents for the delivery of blessings in the church and world. Father – Son Son – Church Husbands – Wives Christians – Christians Christians – World Receive Grace – Transmit Grace To Build up, not harm. To heal, not wound
Sub-mission = part of the mission Missio is Latin for “send” Husband and wife are sent together by God to deny themselves and take up their cross – an act of faith, trusting in God above our own perceptions This is a spiritual discipline exercised in everyday life can be daunting and difficult. Submission requires a conflict of wills, otherwise there is simply common agreement. Made possible by knowing that Christ is hidden within the vocation and that both husband/wife are submitting to His will.
What the church and wife do… The church responds to what she receives with a tangible action – Galatians 5:22-23 God works through the wife to spread His love, mercy and care. Receiving goes hand in hand with living out the faith
Proverbs 31 What do we notice? She has other vocations She works outside the home Her economic activity contributes to the well-being of the family (Proverbs 14:1) Today is much more difficult to balance our schedules than in Solomon’s day – Industrial Revolution changed the way we work and live
So…what are we to do when our different vocations pull us in different directions? Mother, wife, workplace… All vocations involving loving and serving our neighbor Therefore, the most urgent “calling” will be from the neighbor with the greatest need and this will change as the days change. This is not always clear cut and is never easy. Vocations are not isolated, they form a complex and interlocking web of love and service. LOVE SPILLS OVER
Prayer P Gathered in the name of Jesus and assured of His promised presence, let us call on our heavenly Father for ourselves, for our brothers and sisters in Christ throughout the world, and for all people. P Almighty God, we give thanks for all Your goodness and bless You for the love that sustains us from day to day. We praise You for the gift of Your Son, our Savior, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. We thank You for the Holy Spirit, the Comforter; for Your holy
Prayer Church, for the Means of Grace, for the lives of all faithful and just people, and for the hope of the life to come. Help us to treasure in our hearts all that You have done for us, and enable us to show our thankfulness in lives that are wholly given to Your service. Lord, in Your mercy, C hear our prayer. P Grant Your wisdom and heavenly grace to all pastors and to those who hold office in Your Church that, by their devoted service, faith may abound and Your kingdom increase. Lord, in Your mercy,
Prayer C hear our prayer. P Send the light of Your truth into all the earth. Raise up faithful servants of Christ to advance the Gospel both at home and in distant lands. Lord, in Your mercy, C hear our prayer. P In Your mercy strengthen all newly established congregations and support them in challenging times. Make them steadfast, abounding in the work of the Lord, and let their faith and zeal for the Gospel refresh and renew the witness of
Prayer Your people everywhere. Lord, in Your mercy, C hear our prayer. P Preserve our nation in justice and honor that we may lead a peaceable life with integrity. Grant health and favor to all who bear office in our land, especially the president and congress of the United States, the governor and legislature of this state/commonwealth, and to all those who make, administer, and judge our laws. Help them to serve this people
Prayer according to Your holy will. Lord, in Your mercy, C hear our prayer. P Receive our grateful thanks for all who have served our country in the armed forces over many years, putting themselves in harm's way to protect the citizens of our land. Help us to honor them for the sacrifices they have made. Lord, in Your mercy, C Hear our prayer.
Prayer P Sanctify our homes with Your presence, and bless them with joy. Keep our children in the covenant of their Baptism and enable their parents to bring them up in lives of faith and devotion. Unite the members of all families in a spirit of affection and service that they may show Your praise in our land and in all the world. Lord, in Your mercy, C hear our prayer. P By Your Word and Holy Spirit comfort all who are in sorrow or need, sickness or
Prayer adversity [especially _______]. Be with those who suffer persecution for the faith. Have mercy on those to whom death draws near [especially _______]. Bring consolation to those in sorrow and grant to all a measure of Your love, taking them into Your tender care. Lord, in Your mercy, C hear our prayer. P We remember with thanksgiving those who have loved and served You in Your Church on earth and who now rest from
Prayer their labors [especially _______]. Keep us in fellowship with all Your saints and bring us at last to the joys of Your heavenly kingdom. Lord, in Your mercy, C hear our prayer. P All these things and whatever else You know that we need, grant us, Father, for the sake of Him who died and rose again and now lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. C Amen.
Collect of the Day L Almighty and most gracious God and Father, we implore You to turn the hearts of all who have forsaken the faith once delivered to Your Church, especially those who have wandered from it or are in doubt through the corruption of Your truth. Mercifully visit and restore them that in gladness of heart they may take pleasure in Your Word and be made wise to salvation through faith in Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. C Amen.
Evening Prayer C I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have graciously kept me this day; and I pray that You would forgive me all my sins where I have done wrong, and graciously keep me this night. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.
L Let us bless the Lord. C Thanks be to God.
P The almighty and merciful Lord, the Father, the T Son, and the Holy Spirit, bless and preserve you. C Amen.