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Word & Worship

August 30, 2020

Divine Service - Setting Three
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

 

Theme
God’s plan for His people is deliverance and redemption.  Wicked persecutors and ruthless naysayers will not prevail against those who remain steadfast in God’s Word.  These are the ones who, by God, would be equipped to love, rejoice, contribute, bless, and live!  All of His goodness trounces evil and its deception.  Jesus prevails against wicked men, carries the cross, endures rage, bleeds, and dies!  All this He does because He loves, blesses, delivers, and redeems His people.
 
Hymn of Invocation - LSB 980 Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love
Refrain
   Jesu, Jesu,
   Fill us with Your love,
   Show us how to serve
   The neighbors we have from You.
 
Kneels at the feet of His friends,
Silently washes their feet,
Master who pours out Himself for them. Refrain
 
Neighbors are wealthy and poor,
Varied in color and race;
Neighbors are nearby and far away. Refrain
 
These are the ones we will serve;
These are the ones we will love;
All these are neighbors to us and You. Refrain
 
Kneel at the feet of our friends,
Silently washing their feet:
This is the way we will live with You. Refrain
Text: © 1969, revised 1997 Hope Publishing Co. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License no. 110001729
 
Invocation - Matthew 28:19b; 18:20
P   In the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.
C   Amen.
 
Exhortation - Hebrews 10:22; Psalm 124:8; Psalm 32:5
P   Beloved in the Lord! Let us draw near with a true heart and confess our sins unto God our Father, beseeching Him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us forgiveness.
 
P   Our help is in the name of the Lord,
C   who made heaven and earth.
P   I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord,
C   and You forgave the iniquity of my sin.
 
Silence for reflection on God’s Word and for self-examination.
 
Confession of Sins
P   O almighty God, merciful Father,
C   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.
 
Absolution - [John 20:19–23]
P   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.
C   Amen.
 
Introit - Psalm 37:5–7; antiphon: v. 4
Delight yourself | in the Lord,*
   and he will give you the desires | of your heart.
Commit your way | to the Lord;*
   trust in him, and | he will act.
He will bring forth your righteousness | as the light,*
   and your justice as the | noonday.
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently | for him;*
   fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil de- | vices!
Delight yourself | in the Lord,*
   and he will give you the desires | of your heart.

Gloria Patri
C   Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
 
Kyrie - Mark 10:47
C   Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
 
Gloria in Excelsis - Luke 2:14; John 1:29
P   Glory be to God on high:
C   and on earth peace, goodwill toward men.
We praise Thee, we bless Thee, we worship Thee,
we glorify Thee, we give thanks to Thee, for Thy great glory.
O Lord God, heav’nly King, God the Father Almighty.
O Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ;
O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
that takest away the sin of the world, have mercy upon us.
Thou that takest away the sin of the world, receive our prayer.
Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us.
For Thou only art holy; Thou only art the Lord.
Thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost,
art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
 
Salutation and Collect of the Day
P   The Lord be with you.
C   And also with you.
 
P   Let us pray.
Almighty God, Your Son willingly endured the agony and shame of the cross for our redemption. Grant us courage to take up our cross daily and follow Him wherever He leads; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
C   Amen.
 
Old Testament Reading - Jeremiah 15:15–21
O Lord, you know;
    remember me and visit me,
    and take vengeance for me on my persecutors.
In your forbearance take me not away;
    know that for your sake I bear reproach.
Your words were found, and I ate them,
    and your words became to me a joy
    and the delight of my heart,
for I am called by your name,
    O Lord, God of hosts.
I did not sit in the company of revelers,
    nor did I rejoice;
I sat alone, because your hand was upon me,
    for you had filled me with indignation.
Why is my pain unceasing,
    my wound incurable,
    refusing to be healed?
Will you be to me like a deceitful brook,
    like waters that fail?
Therefore thus says the Lord:
“If you return, I will restore you,
    and you shall stand before me.
If you utter what is precious, and not what is worthless,
    you shall be as my mouth.
They shall turn to you,
    but you shall not turn to them.
And I will make you to this people
    a fortified wall of bronze;
they will fight against you,
    but they shall not prevail over you,
for I am with you
    to save you and deliver you,
declares the Lord.
I will deliver you out of the hand of the wicked,
    and redeem you from the grasp of the ruthless.”
 
A   This is the Word of the Lord.
C   Thanks be to God.
 
Gradual - Psalm 34:9, 19, alt.
Fear the Lord, | you his saints,*
   for those who fear him lack | nothing!
Many are the afflictions of the | righteous,*
   but the Lord delivers him out | of them all.
 
Epistle - Romans 12:9–21
   Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.
   Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be conceited. Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
 
A   This is the Word of the Lord.
C   Thanks be to God.
 
Alleluia
C   Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.
 
Holy Gospel - Matthew 16:21–28
P   The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, the sixteenth chapter.
C   Glory be to Thee, O Lord.
 
   From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, “Far be it from you, Lord! This shall never happen to you.” But he turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me. For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.”
   Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life? Or what shall a man give in return for his life? For the Son of Man is going to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay each person according to what he has done. Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”
 
P   This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C   Praise be to Thee, O Christ.
 
Apostles’ Creed
C   I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
     maker of heaven and earth.
 
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.
     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.
 
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.
 
Hymn of the Day - LSB 531 Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus
Hail, Thou once despisèd Jesus!
    Hail, Thou Galilean King!
Thou didst suffer to release us;
    Thou didst free salvation bring.
Hail, Thou universal Savior,
    Bearer of our sin and shame!
By Thy merit we find favor:
    Life is given through Thy name.
 
Paschal Lamb, by God appointed,
    All our sins on Thee were laid;
By almighty love anointed,
    Thou hast full atonement made.
All Thy people are forgiven
    Through the virtue of Thy blood;
Opened is the gate of heaven,
    Reconciled are we with God.
 
Jesus, hail! Enthroned in glory,
    There forever to abide;
All the heav’nly hosts adore Thee,
    Seated at Thy Father’s side.
There for sinners Thou art pleading;
    There Thou dost our place prepare,
Ever for us interceding
    Till in glory we appear.
 
Worship, honor, pow’r, and blessing
    Thou art worthy to receive;
Highest praises, without ceasing,
    Right it is for us to give.
Help, ye bright angelic spirits,
    All your noblest anthems raise;
Help to sing our Savior’s merits,
    Help to chant Immanuel’s praise!
Text: Public domain
 
Sermon - Romans 12:9-21 - Living in Love
 
Offering
Offerings may be mailed to or dropped off at Zion. If you would like to set up automatic withdrawal of your offerings, please call the church office, or download this form and return it to the office. Thank you to everyone whose offerings help us to give witness to the unchanging Christ and His promises in these times.
 
Prayer of the Church
If you would like the names of those included in the Prayer of the Church in today’s service, please contact the church office so that your email might be added to the weekly prayer chain list. The names will be available through that list. Out of respect for the privacy of our members, we will not be publishing the names of those on the prayer list in any communications that are available on the internet. 
 
Preface - 2 Timothy 4:22; Colossians 3:1 Psalm 136
P   The Lord be with you.
C   And also with you.
 
P   Lift up your hearts.
C   We lift them up unto the Lord.
 
P   Let us give thanks unto the Lord, our God.
C   It is meet and right so to do.
 
Proper Preface
P   It is truly meet, 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, out of love for His fallen creation, humbled Himself by taking on the form of a servant, becoming obedient unto death, even death upon a cross. Risen from the dead, He has freed us from eternal death and given us life everlasting. 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 - Isaiah 6:3; Matthew 21:9
C   Holy, holy, holy Lord God of Sabaoth;
heav’n and earth are full of Thy glory.
Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is He, blessed is He, blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.
 
Lord’s Prayer - Matthew 6:9–13
P   Lord, remember us in Your kingdom and teach us to pray:
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 - Matthew 26:26–28; Mark 14:22–24; Luke 22:19–20; 1 Corinthians 11:23–25
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.”
 
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 - John 20:19
P   The peace of the Lord be with you always.
C   Amen.
 
Agnus Dei - John 1:29
C   O Christ, Thou Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world, have mercy upon us.
O Christ, Thou Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world, have mercy upon us.
O Christ, Thou Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world, grant us Thy peace. Amen.
 
Distribution
 
Hymn - LSB 845 Where Charity and Love Prevail
Where charity and love prevail
    There God is ever found;
Brought here together by Christ’s love
    By love are we thus bound.
 
With grateful joy and holy fear
    His charity we learn;
Let us with heart and mind and soul
    Now love Him in return.
 
Forgive we now each other’s faults
    As we our faults confess,
And let us love each other well
    In Christian holiness.
 
Let strife among us be unknown;
    Let all contention cease;
Be God’s the glory that we seek;
    Be ours His holy peace.
 
Let us recall that in our midst
    Dwells Christ, His only Son;
As members of His body joined
    We are in Him made one.
 
For love excludes no race or clan
    That names the Savior’s name;
His family embraces all
    Whose Father is the same.
Text: © 1960 World Library Publications. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License no. 110001729
 
Hymn - LSB 427 In the Cross of Christ I Glory
In the cross of Christ I glory,
    Tow’ring o’er the wrecks of time.
All the light of sacred story
    Gathers round its head sublime.
 
When the woes of life o’ertake me,
    Hopes deceive, and fears annoy,
Never shall the cross forsake me;
    Lo, it glows with peace and joy.
 
When the sun of bliss is beaming
    Light and love upon my way,
From the cross the radiance streaming
    Adds more luster to the day.
 
Bane and blessing, pain and pleasure
    By the cross are sanctified;
Peace is there that knows no measure,
    Joys that through all time abide.
Text: Public domain
 
Hymn - LSB 628 Your Table I Approach
Your table I approach;
    Dear Savior, hear my prayer.
Let not an unrepentant heart
    Prove hurtful to me there.
 
Lord, I confess my sins
    And mourn their wretched bands;
A contrite heart is sure to find
    Forgiveness at Your hands.
 
Your body and Your blood,
    Once slain and shed for me,
Are taken at Your table, Lord,
    In blest reality.
 
Search not how this takes place,
    This wondrous mystery;
God can accomplish vastly more
    Than what we think could be.
 
O grant, most blessèd Lord,
    That earth and hell combined
May not about this sacrament
    Raise doubt within my mind.
 
Oh, may I never fail
    To thank You day and night
For Your true body and true blood,
    O God, my peace and light.
Text: Public domain
 
Nunc Dimittis - Luke 2:29–32
C   Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace according to Thy word,
for mine eyes have seen Thy salvation, which Thou hast prepared before the face of all people,
a light to lighten the Gentiles and the glory of Thy people Israel.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
 
Thanksgiving - Psalm 107:1
A   O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good,
C   and His mercy endureth forever.
 
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 in 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.
 
Salutation - 2 Timothy 4:22
P   The Lord be with you.
C   And also with you.
 
Benedicamus - Psalm 103:1
A   Bless we the Lord.
C   Thanks be to God.
 
Benediction - Numbers 6:24–26
P   The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious unto you.
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and T give you peace.
C   Amen.
 
Hymn to Depart - LSB 718 Jesus, Lead Thou On
Jesus, lead Thou on
Till our rest is won;
    And although the way be cheerless,
    We will follow calm and fearless.
Guide us by Thy hand
To our fatherland.
 
If the way be drear,
If the foe be near,
    Let not faithless fears o’ertake us;
    Let not faith and hope forsake us;
For through many_a woe
To our home we go.
 
When we seek relief
From a long-felt grief,
    When temptations come alluring,
    Make us patient and enduring.
Show us that bright shore
Where we weep no more.
 
Jesus, lead Thou on
Till our rest is won.
    Heav’nly leader, still direct us,
    Still support, console, protect us,
Till we safely stand
In our fatherland.
Text: Public domain
 
Acknowledgments
Divine Service, Setting Three from Lutheran Service Book
Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Created by Lutheran Service Builder © 2018 Concordia Publishing House.

Weekly Announcements

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Worship/Bible Classes/Devotions

The service bulletin as a printable PDF may be accessed by clicking here.

Livestream Service - The 8am service continues to be live-streamed via Facebook.
 
An Adult Information Class examining the basic teachings of the Lutheran Christian faith will begin soon. If you are interested in attending, or know of someone who might be, please contact Pastor Stuckwisch.

Offerings may be mailed to or dropped off at Zion. If you would like to set up automatic withdrawal of your offerings, please call the church office, or download this form and return it to the office. Thank you to everyone whose offerings help us to give witness to the unchanging Christ and His promises in these times.
 
Prayer List – If you would like the names of those included in the Prayer of the Church in the upcoming service, please contact the church office so that your email might be added to the weekly prayer chain list. Out of respect for the privacy of our members, we will not be publishing the names of those on the prayer list in any communications that are available on the internet.

Mid-Week Lord's Supper Celebrations - For those who are at higher risk or cannot worship in-person for health reasons, small group communion celebrations are available by calling the church office at 812-522-1089 to schedule a time.

Altar Flowers – To place flowers on the altar please sign up on the flower chart in the hallway across from the sacristy. 

Sunday School Materials  are available for home use by clicking here.

New CPH Youth and Children's Ministry Resources are available by clicking here.

Zion Boards/Organizations

Knowing God Through the Psalms, an In-Person Adult Bible Class, meets on Sundays at 9:30am in the fellowship hall. Participants are asked to wear masks/facecoverings if social distancing is not possible.  If you would like to receive the study sheet early and/or information on how to join remotely, please contact Pastor Stuckwisch or the church office. The study sheet may also be downloaded here.  Those who would like to participate via Zoom may do so by clicking here https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9303578784 or by phone by calling 312-626-6799 and entering the Meeting ID: 930 357 8784 #. 

In-Person Sunday School will not meet until sometime in the Fall. The board of Christian studies will be sending out a survey to parents in September to gather information on how to resume in-person Sunday School with our children.

Oktoberfest Apple Dumplings!!  Oktoberfest apple dumpling making sign ups are in the narthex - please sign up soon and often.  Let's have fun and make this a success.  Thank you.

Adult Choir members and prospective Choir members:  We will hold a short meeting on Wednesday, September 2nd at 6:45 p.m. in Church to discuss options for Choir at Zion.  It will be helpful to get input from choir members and achieve a consensus on how we will proceed in the future.  As of now, the choir is scheduled to start rehearsals on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. beginning September 9th.  Any questions, please contact Leah Schneider 812-521-1059.

Men’s Bible study will meet on the second Saturday of Sept.(Sept 12) at 8 am instead of the first Saturday of month which is Labor Day weekend.  All men of Zion are invited to attend.  We are currently studying The Parables of Jesus.

Financial Peace.  Zion will be offering Financial Peace University beginning September 13th at 6:00 p.m. To find out more or to register, click here!  Financial Peace University (FPU) is the nine-lesson class that will teach you how to pay off debt, save and invest for your future. You’ll also connect with others, just like you who can hold you accountable, encourage you, and celebrate your progress! 

Clarity (previously Pregnancy Care Center) is moving and will be in their new office Friday, September 4th.  It will be at 325 N Walnut St., Suite C (same building as Dr. Kirtley). Our Board of Christian Witness agreed to collect coins and paper money in Clarity baby bottles the month of September.  These bottles will be in a display in the narthex beginning September 6th.  They should be returned by the last week of September.  We feel it is a good project since we have a new baby in our congregation! - - The Board of Christian Witness

Schneck Coronavirus Hotline - If you believe you have been exposed to the virus or have concerning symptoms, call Schneck's dedicated hotline Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at 812-524-4266 for free coronavirus phone screenings.  Healthcare professionals staffing the hotline will recommend the most appropriate next steps for your care.  Individuals may also reach out to their provider's office if they have questions or concerns. 

Youth

Jr. ZYO
   Youth Night - September 6th, 5:30 -  7:00 p.m.
Sr. ZYO
  
Youth Night - September 6th, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
   Apple Dumpling Making - September 13th, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Come and help make apple dumplings! Sign-ups are in the Narthex.
 

Schools

Zion Lutheran School
Registration Open -- Registration for this 2020-2021 school year continues to remain open at Zion Lutheran School, Seymour.  Specific details & information for each of our programs (classroom & extend care) is available by checking out the school website at www.zionschoolseymour.org or by calling the school office at 812-522-5911.
 
Kindergarten SGO Planning –  Kindergarten families each year needing financial assistance are looking for support from our Zion SGO Account Fund.  As a benefit to you as a donor to this fund, you will qualify for a 50% Indiana state tax credit.  Donations to the Zion Lutheran School SGO account can be made by visiting the website http://www.lutheransgo.org/donate/ or sending in a completed donor form to “The Lutheran SGO of Indiana” in Fort Wayne.  These donation forms are available at Zion in the church narthex and the church & school offices.

Immanuel Lutheran School
ILS 7th Grade is selling mums for their Washington D.C. trip.  The mums are $10 each and come in yellow, orange, red, or purple. If interested, please contact a 7th grader or Immanuel school office.

Trinity Lutheran High School
TLHS is seeking qualified applicants for the following roles: Director of Outreach and Admissions, Athletic Director, and Men's Varsity Basketball Coach. Roles may stand alone or be combined for a full-time arrangement. Complete positional descriptions can be sent upon request. Please submit all interest letters, resumes, and/or questions to Mr. Clayton Darlage at cdarlage@trinitycougars.org

Celebrate Trinity Lutheran High School's 20 years!!!  A celebration will be held at Trinity Lutheran's campus on Saturday, September 26th, 2020 starting at 3:00 pm.  This celebration will include food booths, alumni games, a bonfire, tailgate games and fun with our community.  Please bring a chair and help celebrate our amazing school! 

Daily Word & Worship

Know Your Bible - is a short devotional program produced by area LCMS pastors that airs Monday through Saturday at 7am on local radio stations 1390 AM and FM 99.3 FM.

Portals of Prayer, a daily devotional booklet, is in your mailbox in the narthex or available for pickup at the church office.

The Lutheran Witness, a monthly magazine containing news, information, and a short Bible study is available in the office.

Lutheran Service Book can be purchased from cph.org to follow along during the worship service.

Daily Devotions, both in print and/or video are available from the following sites.

Home Devotions - Fathers (and heads of households), click here for a marvelous video by the chaplain of our LCMS International Center on how to do family devotions.
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