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Drive-in and YouTube Service for October 18

“Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” Matthew 22:21b
Please print this out or bring your device for use at the Drive-In Service and YouTube Service.  Please park in middle spots east of the planter for the Drive-In Service.  Drive-In Service will take place during 8 am and 10:30 am.

TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST - OCTOBER 18, 2020

 
Faithful Confession and Conviction

AS WE GATHER
As the Lord speaks to us in His Word, He calls the righteous to live by faith and always gives reason why His people can do so through His continual presence, power, and providence. The Readings today urge us, in various ways, to live by faith in our confession and conviction. In Isaiah, He with great conviction reminds through the prophet, “I am the Lord, and there is no other, besides Me there is no God.” In the Epistle, Paul assures the Thessalonians, “He has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction.” Finally, in today’s Gospel, Christ urges us to live by faith and as stewards of all He has provided, to “render . . . to God the things that are God’s.” Moved by His Spirit out of gratefulness for the salvation earned for us by Christ Jesus, we then give God our willing obedience, dedicated service, and the glory due His name as we in confession and conviction live by faith in and through Him.
  
X PREPARATION X
 
OPENING HYMN     “Holy God, We Praise Thy Name”    LSB 940
1).  Holy God, we praise Thy name;    Lord of all, we bow before Thee.
All on earth Thy scepter claim,    All in heav’n above adore Thee.
Infinite Thy vast domain,     Everlasting is Thy reign.
 
2).  Hark! The glad celestial hymn    Angel choirs above are raising;
Cherubim and seraphim,    In unceasing chorus praising,
Fill the heav’ns with sweet accord:     Holy, holy, holy Lord!
 
3).  Lo, the_apostles’ holy train    Join Thy sacred name to hallow;
Prophets swell the glad refrain,    And the white-robed martyrs follow,
And from morn to set of sun     Through the Church the song goes on.
 
4).  Thou art King of Glory, Christ;    Son of God, yet born of Mary.
For us sinners sacrificed,    As to death a Tributary,
First to break the bars of death,     Thou hast opened heav’n to faith.
 
5).  Holy Father, holy Son,    Holy Spirit, three we name Thee;
Though in essence only one,    Undivided God we claim Thee
And, adoring, bend the knee     While we own the mystery.
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INVOCATION
Pastor:  In the name of the Father and of the X Son and of the Holy Spirit.
People:            Amen.
  
CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION
Pastor:  O almighty God, merciful Father,
People:            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.
 
Pastor:  Upon this your confession, I, by virtue of my office, as a called and ordained servant of the Word, announce the grace of God unto all of you, and 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.
People:            Amen.
  
X WORD X
KYRIE
People:                Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
  
HYMN OF PRAISE      This Is the Feast
This is the feast of victory for our God.   Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
 
Worthy is Christ, the Lamb who was slain, whose blood set us free to be people of God.
 
This is the feast of victory for our God.   Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
 
Power, riches, wisdom and strength, and honor, blessing, and glory are His.
 
This is the feast of victory for our God.   Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
 
Sing with all the people of God, and join in the hymn of all creation.
Blessing, honor, glory, and might be to God and the Lamb forever.  Amen.
 
This is the feast of victory for our God.   Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
 
For the Lamb who was slain has begun His reign.  Alleluia.
 
This is the feast of victory for our God.   Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
  
SALUTATION & PRAYER OF THE DAY
Pastor:  The Lord be with you.
People:            And with thy spirit.
Pastor:  Let us pray:     O God, the protector of all who trust in You, have mercy on us that with You as our ruler and guide we may so pass through things temporal that we lose not the things eternal; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
People:            Amen.
  
OLD TESTAMENT READING    Isaiah 45:1–7    (The Lord uses Cyrus as an instrument of deliverance.)
1Thus says the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus,
whose right hand I have grasped,
to subdue nations before him
and to loose the belts of kings,
to open doors before him
that gates may not be closed:
2“I will go before you
and level the exalted places,
I will break in pieces the doors of bronze
and cut through the bars of iron,
3I will give you the treasures of darkness
and the hoards in secret places,
that you may know that it is I, the Lord,
the God of Israel, who call you by your name.
4For the sake of my servant Jacob,
and Israel my chosen,
I call you by your name,
I name you, though you do not know me.
5I am the Lord, and there is no other,
besides me there is no God;
I equip you, though you do not know me,
6that people may know, from the rising of the sun
and from the west, that there is none besides me;
I am the Lord, and there is no other.
7I form light and create darkness,
I make well-being and create calamity,
I am the Lord, who does all these things.
 
Lector:  This is the Word of the Lord.
People:            Thanks be to God.
  
EPISTLE     1 Thessalonians 1:1–10    (The Thessalonians’ faith and example)
1Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy,
To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
Grace to you and peace.
2We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, 3remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. 4For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you, 5because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction. You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake. 6And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word in much affliction, with the joy of the Holy Spirit, 7so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia. 8For not only has the word of the Lord sounded forth from you in Macedonia and Achaia, but your faith in God has gone forth everywhere, so that we need not say anything. 9For they themselves report concerning us the kind of reception we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, 10and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.
 
Lector:  This is the Word of the Lord.
People:            Thanks be to God.
  
ALLELUIA
People:            Alleluia.  Alleluia.  Alleluia.
  
HOLY GOSPEL     Matthew 22:15–22    (Jesus tested by the Pharisees about paying taxes to Caesar)
 
Pastor:  The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, the twenty-second chapter.
People:            Glory to You, O Lord.
 
15Then the Pharisees went and plotted how to entangle [Jesus] in his talk.
16And they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are true and teach the way of God truthfully, and you do not care about anyone’s opinion, for you are not swayed by appearances. 17Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?” 18But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, “Why put me to the test, you hypocrites? 19Show me the coin for the tax.” And they brought him a denarius. 20And Jesus said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?” 21They said, “Caesar’s.” Then he said to them, “Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” 22When they heard it, they marveled. And they left him and went away.
 
Pastor:  This is the Gospel of the Lord.
People:            Praise to You, O Christ.
  
OUR CONFESSION OF FAITH              The Nicene Creed
I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible.
 
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of His Father before all worlds,
God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made;
who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate.
He suffered and was buried. And the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures and ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father.
And He will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead, whose kingdom will have no end.
 
And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets.
And I believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church, I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins, and I look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.
  
SERMON HYMN     “Lord of Glory, You Have Bought Us”    LSB 851
1).  Lord of glory, You have bought us    With Your lifeblood as the price,
Never grudging for the lost ones    That tremendous sacrifice;
And with that have freely given    Blessings countless as the sand
To the_unthankful and the evil    With Your own unsparing hand.
 
2).  Grant us hearts, dear Lord, to give You    Gladly, freely of Your own.
With the sunshine of Your goodness    Melt our thankless hearts of stone
Till our cold and selfish natures,    Warmed by You, at length believe
That more happy and more blessèd    ’Tis to give than to receive.
 
3).  Wondrous honor You have given    To our humblest charity
In Your own mysterious sentence,    “You have done it all to Me.”
Can it be, O gracious Master,    That You deign for alms to sue,
Saying by Your poor and needy,    “Give as I have giv’n to you”?
 
4).  Lord of glory, You have bought us    With Your lifeblood as the price,
Never grudging for the lost ones    That tremendous sacrifice.
Give us faith to trust You boldly,    Hope, to stay our souls on You;
But, oh, best of all Your graces,    With Your love our love renew.
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SERMON
  
PRAYER OF THE CHURCH
Pastor:  Let us pray for the whole people of God in Christ Jesus and for all people according to their needs.

We offer to You, Lord, the sacrifice of our prayer and praise.  You have blessed us with the gift of life in Your Son, Jesus Christ.  You provide for all our needs, even when we are unaware.  Accept our humble thanksgiving, and empower us to demonstrate our thanks in words, actions, and dedicated service to You.  Lord, in Your mercy,
People:            hear our prayer.
 
Pastor:  We acknowledge that You are the Lord, and there is no other.  Strengthen us to resist temptations to serve other gods, whether things of this world, others, or ourselves.  Open our eyes to see Your presence in all of our lives.  Lord, in Your mercy,
People:            hear our prayer.
 
Pastor:  Our Savior Jesus Christ, has reminded us to render to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to You what is Yours.  As You have established all authority over us, we pray for our leaders in this world, nation, state, and community.  Give them wisdom and courage to act with justice and mercy for all lives, including the unborn and aged, the vulnerable and needful.  Bless also those who serve our Church as elected and called officials, and the leaders within our own congregation, that all actions bring glory to You.  Lord, in Your mercy,
People:            hear our prayer.
 
Pastor:  We lift up all those in need, the hungry and homeless, the mourning and grieving, and all who seek healing, especially….  Give peace, hope, and healing according to Your will.  Lord, in Your mercy,
People:            hear our prayer.
 
Pastor:  Bless all who commune at this altar today, that through the body and blood of Your Son, Jesus, they be strengthened in Your forgiveness, enabled to withstand temptations of the devil, and empowered to lovingly serve neighbors in Your name.  Lord, in Your mercy,
People:            hear our prayer.
 
Pastor:  Into Your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in Your mercy; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord.
People:            Amen.
  
OFFERING  -  PLEASE PLACE IN OFFERING TRAYS AT REAR OF CHURCH
Matt. 22:21 – “… Then he said to them, ‘Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.’ ” So what is Jesus saying? Doesn’t everything belong to God? Yes, and God has a place for everything. Some of what He gives us goes to Caesar. Some must come back to the work of His Church. And some goes to support the families He has given us. All belongs to God, and He has work for us to do with what He has given us in the home, in the Church, and in society.
  
SALUTATION
Pastor:  The Lord be with you.
People:            And with thy spirit.
 
BENEDICAMUS
Pastor:  Bless we the Lord.
People:            Thanks be to God.
 
BENEDICTION
Pastor:  The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.
The Lord look upon you with favor and + give you peace.               Numbers 6:24–26
People:            Alleluia.  Alleluia.  Alleluia.
  
CLOSING HYMN     “Spread the Reign of God the Lord”  LSB 830
1).  Spread the reign of God the Lord,
Spoken, written, mighty Word;
Ev’rywhere His creatures call
To His heav’nly banquet hall.
 
2).  Tell how God the Father’s will
Made the world, upholds it still,
How His own dear Son He gave
Us from sin and death to save.
 
3).  Tell of our Redeemer’s grace,
Who, to save our human race
And to pay rebellion’s price,
Gave Himself as sacrifice.
 
4).  Tell of God the Spirit giv’n
Now to guide us on to heav’n,
Strong and holy, just and true,
Working both to will and do.
 
5).  Enter, mighty Word, the field;
Ripe the promise of its yield.
But the reapers, oh, how few
For the work there is to do!
 
6).  Lord of harvest, great and kind,
Rouse to action heart and mind;
Let the gath’ring nations all
See Your light and heed Your call.
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PREFACE
Pastor:  The Lord be with you.                                                                            2 Timothy 4:22
People:            And also with you.
Pastor:              Lift up your hearts.                                                                     Colossians 3:1
People:            We lift them to the Lord.
Pastor:              Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.                                      Psalm 136
People:            It is right to give Him thanks and praise.
  
PROPER PREFACE
Pastor:  It is truly good, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, holy Lord, almighty Father, everlasting God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who on this day overcame death and the grave and by His glorious resurrection opened to us the way of everlasting 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:
  
SANCTUS     p. 161 in hymnal
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of pow'r and might:
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna.  Hosanna.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.
  
PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
Pastor:  Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on those whom You created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior. With repentant joy we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross.

Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit. Grant us faithfully to eat His body and drink His blood as He bids us do in His own testament. Gather us together, we pray, from the ends of the earth to celebrate with all the faithful the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end. Graciously receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us. To You alone, O Father, be all glory, honor, and worship, with the Son and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
People:            Amen.
  
THE WORDS OF OUR LORD            Matthew 26:26–28; Mark 14:22–24; Luke 22:19–20; 1 Corinthians 11:23–25
Pastor:  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 X body, which is given for you. This do in remembrance of Me.”

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 X blood, which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”
  
PROCLAMATION OF CHRIST
Pastor:  As often as we eat this bread and drink this cup, we proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.                                                                                                     1 Corinthians 11:26
People:            Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.                                                                      Revelation 22:20
 
Pastor:  O Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, in giving us Your body and blood to eat and to drink, You lead us to remember and confess Your holy cross and passion, Your blessed death, Your rest in the tomb, Your resurrection from the dead, Your ascension into heaven, and Your coming for the final judgment. So remember us in Your kingdom and teach us to pray:
  
LORD’S PRAYER   Matthew 6:9–13
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.
  
PAX DOMINI
Pastor:  The peace of the Lord be with you always.
People:            Amen.
  
AGNUS DEI     p. 163 in hymnal)
Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; grant us peace.
  
DISTRIBUTION
Please follow the ushers as they direct you to the altar.
For those in the Parking Lot, please hold the elements until Pastor instructs you to partake. 
 
THE DISMISSAL
Pastor:  The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen and preserve you in body and soul to life everlasting.  Depart + in peace.
People:            Amen.
 
After communing, please exit through the side door.
 
Creative Worship for the Lutheran Parish, Series A, Quarter 4. Copyright © 2020 Concordia Publishing House.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.
 
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