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Word & Worship

August 16, 2020

Matins
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Proclamation of Faith Sunday 

 

Theme
God’s righteousness overflows with promise and hope.  All those who believe and love the Lord will know unending joy in His house of prayer.  Israelites are still the chosen ones in the great lineage of prophets, priests, and kings.  And yet, because they deny the Gospel, rejecting Jesus, they will not inherit eternity.  But Jesus patiently waits, eager to embrace everyone who turns from disobedience and rebellion and cries out, “O Lord, have mercy.” And He does.

Hymn - LSB 979 God, Whose Almighty Word
God, whose almighty word
Chaos and darkness heard
    And took their flight:
Hear us, we humbly pray,
And where the Gospel day
Sheds not its glorious ray,
    Let there be light!
 
Lord, who once came to bring,
On Your redeeming wing,
    Healing and sight,
Health to the sick in mind,
Sight to the inly blind:
Oh, now to humankind
    Let there be light!
 
Spirit of truth and love,
Life-giving, holy dove,
    Speed forth Your flight;
Move on the water’s face,
Bearing the lamp of grace,
And in earth’s darkest place
    Let there be light!
 
Holy and blessèd Three,
Glorious Trinity,
    Wisdom, love, might!
Boundless as ocean’s tide,
Rolling in fullest pride,
Through the earth, far and wide,
    Let there be light!
Text: Public domain
 
Proclamation of Faith                                     2020 Confirmands
Kaitlyn Marie Hunter                Drew Kyle Kerkhof
Kaydence Dayton Miller          Kendall Elizabeth Sterling
 
Common Versicles - Psalm 51:15; Psalm 70:1
L   O Lord, open my lips,
C   and my mouth will declare Your praise.
L   Make haste, O God, to deliver me;
C   make haste to help me, O Lord.
C   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.
Praise to You, O Christ. Alleluia.
 
Antiphon
L   Blessed be God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
C   O come, let us worship Him.
 
Venite - Psalm 95:1–7
C   O come, let us sing to the Lord,
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
Let us come into His presence with thanksgiving,
let us make a joyful noise to Him with songs of praise.
 
For the Lord is a great God
and a great king above all gods.
The deep places of the earth are in His hand;
the strength of the hills is His also.
 
The sea is His, for He made it,
and His hand formed the dry land.
O come, let us worship and bow down,
let us kneel before the Lord, our maker.
 
For He is our God,
and we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand.
 
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.
 
Antiphon
L   Blessed be God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
C   O come, let us worship Him.
 
Psalm - Psalm 67; antiphon: v. 5
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
   let all the peoples praise you!
May God be gracious to us and bless us
   and make his face to shine upon us,
that your way may be known on earth,
   your saving power among all nations.
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
   let all the peoples praise you!
Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,
   for you judge the peoples with equity
   and guide the nations upon earth.
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
   let all the peoples praise you!
The earth has yielded its increase;
   God, our God, shall bless us.
God shall bless us;
   let all the ends of the earth fear him!
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.
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
   let all the peoples praise you!
 
Old Testament Reading - Isaiah 56:1, 6–8
Thus says the Lord:
“Keep justice, and do righteousness,
for soon my salvation will come,
   and my deliverance be revealed. . . .
“And the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord,
   to minister to him, to love the name of the Lord,
   and to be his servants,
everyone who keeps the Sabbath and does not profane it,
   and holds fast my covenant—
these I will bring to my holy mountain,
   and make them joyful in my house of prayer;
their burnt offerings and their sacrifices
   will be accepted on my altar;
for my house shall be called a house of prayer
   for all peoples.”
The Lord God,
   who gathers the outcasts of Israel, declares,
“I will gather yet others to him
   besides those already gathered.”
 
P   O Lord, have mercy on us.
C   Thanks be to God.
 
Epistle - Romans 11:1–2a, 13–15, 28–32
   I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means! For I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. . . .
   Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry in order somehow to make my fellow Jews jealous, and thus save some of them. For if their rejection means the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance mean but life from the dead? . . .
As regards the gospel, they are enemies of God for your sake. But as regards election, they are beloved for the sake of their forefathers. For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. Just as you were at one time disobedient to God but now have received mercy because of their disobedience, so they too have now been disobedient in order that by the mercy shown to you they also may now receive mercy. For God has consigned all to disobedience, that he may have mercy on all.
 
P   O Lord, have mercy on us.
C   Thanks be to God.
 
Holy Gospel - Matthew 15:21–28
P   The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, the fifteenth chapter.
C   Glory to You, O Lord.
 
   Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely oppressed by a demon.” But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, “Send her away, for she is crying out after us.” He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.” And he answered, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” Then Jesus answered her, “O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed instantly.
 
P   This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C   Praise to You, O Christ.
 
Responsory - Psalm 119:89; 26:8; Luke 11:28
L   Forever, O Lord, Your Word is firmly set in the heavens.
C   Lord, I love the habitation of Your house and the place where Your glory dwells.
L   Blessed are those who hear the Word of God and keep it.
C   Lord, I love the habitation of Your house and the place where Your glory dwells.
L   Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
C   Lord, I love the habitation of Your house and the place where Your glory dwells.
  
Hymn - LSB 770 What a Friend We Have in Jesus
What a friend we have in Jesus,
    All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
    Ev’rything to God in prayer!
Oh, what peace we often forfeit;
    Oh, what needless pain we bear—
All because we do not carry
    Ev’rything to God in prayer!
 
Have we trials and temptations?
    Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged—
    Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful
    Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our ev’ry weakness—
    Take it to the Lord in prayer.
 
Are we weak and heavy laden,
    Cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge—
    Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
    Take it to the Lord in prayer.
In His arms He’ll take and shield thee;
    Thou wilt find a solace there.
Text: Public domain
 
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.
 
Te Deum Hymn - LSB 941 We Praise You and Acknowledge You, O God
We praise You and acknowledge You, O God, to be the Lord,
The Father everlasting, by all the earth adored.
    To You all angel powers cry aloud, the heavens sing,
    The cherubim and seraphim their praises to You bring:
“O holy, holy, holy Lord God of Sabaoth;
Your majesty and glory fill the heavens and the earth!”
 
The band of the apostles in glory sing Your praise;
The fellowship of prophets their deathless voices raise.
    The martyrs of Your kingdom, a great and noble throng,
    Sing with the holy Church throughout all the world this song:
“O all-majestic Father, Your true and only Son,
And Holy Spirit, Comforter—forever Three in One!”
 
You, Christ, are King of glory, the everlasting Son,
Yet You, with boundless love, sought to rescue ev’ryone:
    You laid aside Your glory, were born of virgin’s womb,
    Were crucified for us and were placed into a tomb;
Then by Your resurrection You won for us reprieve—
You opened heaven’s kingdom to all who would believe.
 
You sit in splendid glory, enthroned at God’s right hand,
Upholding earth and heaven by forces You command.
    We know that You will come as our Judge that final day,
    So help Your servants You have redeemed by blood, we pray;
May we with saints be numbered where praises never end,
In glory everlasting. Amen, O Lord, amen!
Text: © 1999 Stephen P. Starke, admin. Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License no. 110001729
 
Kyrie - Mark 10:47
C   Lord, have mercy;
Christ, have mercy;
Lord, have mercy.
 
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. 
 
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.
 
Salutation - 2 Timothy 4:22
P   The Lord be with you.
C   And also with you.
 
Collect of the Day
L    Almighty and everlasting Father, You give Your children many blessings even though we are undeserving. In every trial and temptation grant us steadfast confidence in Your loving-kindness and mercy; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
C    Amen.
 
Luther’s Morning Prayer
I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You. 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.
 
Benedicamus - [Psalm 103:1]
L   Let us bless the Lord.
C   Thanks be to God.
 
Benediction - 2 Corinthians 13:14
P   The grace of our Lord T Jesus Christ and the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
C   Amen.
 
Hymn to Depart - LSB 922 Go, My Children, with My Blessing
Go, My children, with My blessing,
        Never alone.
Waking, sleeping, I am with you;
        You are My own.
    In My love’s baptismal river
    I have made you Mine forever.
Go, My children, with My blessing—
        You are My own.
 
Go, My children, sins forgiven,
        At peace and pure.
Here you learned how much I love you,
        What I can cure.
    Here you heard My dear Son’s story;
    Here you touched Him, saw His glory.
Go, My children, sins forgiven,
        At peace and pure.
 
Go, My children, fed and nourished,
        Closer to Me;
Grow in love and love by serving,
        Joyful and free.
    Here My Spirit’s power filled you;
    Here His tender comfort stilled you.
Go, My children, fed and nourished,
        Joyful and free.
 
I the Lord will bless and keep you
        And give you peace;
I the Lord will smile upon you
        And give you peace:
    I the Lord will be your Father,
    Savior, Comforter, and Brother.
Go, My children; I will keep you
        And give you peace.
Text: © 1983 Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License no. 110001729
 
Acknowledgments
Matins 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 16, 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.
 
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.

All Other Announcements
follow the worship service below.

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.

School Parent Meeting - The annual meeting of school parents to discuss Zion's relationship with our area Lutheran schools, parent attendance expectations, etc. will take place on Wednesday, August 19th after the 6:00pm service.

Confirmation Parent Meeting - All 8th grade ILS parents and all 7th-8th grade public school parents will meet to review expectations for confirmation instruction for the year ahead today immediately after the second service.

Confirmation Sunday is August 23. Proclamation of Faith Sunday is today. 

Oktoberfest Apple Dumplings!!  - Place your order online at www.zionseymour.org, and pay with a credit card or see a Zion member to pay with cash or check.  Dumplings are $6.00 each.  Preorders will be taken now thru August 23rd.  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.

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! 

Schneck Coronavirus Hotline - If you believe you have been exposed to the virus or have concerning symptoms, call Schneck's dedicated 24/7 hotline 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

Sr. ZYO Kickoff: Sunday, August 16th, 2:30 - 7:00 p.m.  Meet at church and pickup at church.  Please bring swim suit, towel, and dish to pass.  Parent meeting at pickup time at church in the Fellowship Hall.

Schools

Zion Lutheran School
2020-2021 School Year – ZLS is in full swing now as a couple of the new preschool classes did not have their first day until this past week.  Our classrooms and opening procedures may seem a little different this year, but the smiling new faces of all the children bring joy to our school as the teachers and staff of ZLS spread the good news that Jesus is their Good Shepherd.  We welcome all of our families to Zion Lutheran School as we begin this 2020-2021 school year with a new “normal”.
 
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.
 
Thank you - to all the Zion church members who contributed in so many ways to help get this school year up and running.  Through your time, talents, donations, sponsorships, and prayers, Zion Lutheran School is once again fulfilling the hearts of little ones with the love of Jesus.  God’s Blessings to everyone!

Trinity Lutheran High School
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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