Pentecost Seventeen Worship Bulletin World Communion

St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church

PENTECOST 17.   World Communion.
10-02-2022      10:00AM Hybrid Worship

+ We Seek and Rejoice in the Spirit +                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

THE OPENING RITE:

L   In the glory of the Creator God who has gifted us with life,

In the grace of Jesus (+) who has saved our lives, on earth and for heaven,

In the glow of the Holy Spirit who lives within us and among us,

C    Amen! We gather to worship with humble hearts, ready minds, and willing hands.

L   Summon the nations, call every people, gather every race and tongue, let all be included, let no one be excluded!

C    The news is good: in his dying and rising, Christ Jesus has made each and all of us his very own.

L   From the busyness of our lives, now is the time, here is the place, to rejoice in the Lord and to gather at his table!

C    The meal is ready, and he invites us to come and share his broken body and shed blood.

L   Let us remember and celebrate that we are one kingdom of servants, a global church with a global mission!

C    Through this sacrament we will receive power to be faithful in our  love and compassionate in our serving.

L   In a time when some people have forgotten their Christian faith…

C    let us rekindle the gift of God that is our heritage and is alive within us!

L   In a time when some people seem ashamed of their Christian faith…

C    let us not be afraid of testifying for the Lord or of suffering for the Gospel!

L   In a time of troubles and turmoil, of terror and trials, of temptations and tragedy, let us –

each and all of us,

today and tomorrow,

always and in all ways,

in unity with our sisters and brothers all over the face of the earth –

C    hold on to Jesus,

    hold on to his power,

    hold on to his love,

             hold on to his way,

             hold on to each other,

             and live with faith and courage as bearers of his cross.  Amen and Alleluia! 

OPENING SONG:      “Come, All You People (Uyai mose)”                                          Brown #138

PRAYER OF THE DAY:

Let us pray. God of grace and mercy: When we are empty, fill us. When we are weak in faith, strengthen us. When we are cold in love, warm us, that with fervent faith we may love our neighbors and serve them in the name, spirit, and mission of Jesus Christ, our Savior, our Lord.  Amen.

+ We Rejoice in God’s Saving Word +

FIRST LESSON: HABAKKUK 1:1-4; 2:1-4    [In a threatening, dangerous, and evil world – when even a good God seems not to care – the prophet Habakkuk is called to know and to tell God’s promise that the righteous will live by faith.]

1:1 The oracle that the prophet Habakkuk saw.

1:2 O LORD, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not listen? Or cry to you “Violence!” and you will not save?

1:3 Why do you make me see wrong-doing and look at trouble? Destruction and violence are before me; strife and contention arise.

1:4 So the law becomes slack and justice never prevails. The wicked surround the righteous– therefore judgment comes forth perverted.

2:1 I will stand at my watchpost, and station myself on the rampart; I will keep watch to see what he will say to me, and what he will answer concerning my complaint.

2:2 Then the LORD answered me and said: Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so that a runner may read it.

2:3 For there is still a vision for the appointed time; it speaks of the end, and does not lie. If it seems to tarry, wait for it; it will surely come, it will not delay.

2:4 Look at the proud! Their spirit is not right in them, but the righteous live by their faith.

WOMEN’S DAY TALK: “Women of St. Peter’s Past” by Doris Riley      

 SECOND READING: 2 TIMOTHY 1:1-14    [Paul encourages Timothy to remember that his faith is a gift of God, to stay courageously faithful in the face of hardship and persecution, and to trust in the help of the Holy Spirit.]

1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, for the sake of the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus,

1:2 To Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

1:3 I am grateful to God–whom I worship with a clear conscience, as my ancestors did–when I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day.

1:4 Recalling your tears, I long to see you so that I may be filled with joy.

1:5 I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, lives in you.

1:6 For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands;

1:7 for God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline.

1:8 Do not be ashamed, then, of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel, relying on the power of God,

1:9 who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works but according to his own purpose and grace. This grace was given to us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,

1:10 but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.

1:11 For this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher,

1:12 and for this reason I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know the one in whom I have put my trust, and I am sure that he is able to guard until that day what I have entrusted to him.

1:13 Hold to the standard of sound teaching that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

1:14 Guard the good treasure entrusted to you, with the help of the Holy Spirit living in us.

 

GOSPEL VERSE   

“I really love the Lord… I really love the Lord!

You don’t know what He’s done for me, gave me the victory.

I love Him, I love Him… I really love the Lord!”            (repeat)

THE HOLY GOSPELLUKE 17:15-10    [On the way to Jerusalem to die, Jesus instructs his followers that a little faith goes a long way – if we humble our egos.]

17:5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!”

17:6 The Lord replied, “If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.

17:7 “Who among you would say to your slave who has just come in from plowing or tending sheep in the field, ‘Come here at once and take your place at the table’?

17:8 Would you not rather say to him, ‘Prepare supper for me, put on your apron and serve me while I eat and drink; later you may eat and drink’?

17:9 Do you thank the slave for doing what was commanded?

17:10 So you also, when you have done all that you were ordered to do, say, ‘We are worthless slaves; we have done only what we ought to have done!'”

THE SERMON:      Pastor Neil or Pastor Gwen

SONG SELECTION:       All Saints Choir

THE PRAYERS We pray for NEW LIFE in the Spirit and for the MISSION of the Church to the world!

+ We Rejoice in God’s Nourishing Meal +

OFFERING OF TITHES (10% giving) AND GIFTSWe are a people of faith, hope, and love who trust that God can do some wonderful things with our resources of time, talents, and money. Let us respond as we ought to respond.

SONG SELECTION:    All Saints Choir       

THE OFFERTORY SONG:     (Tan #565)

“More about Jesus would I know, more of his grace to others show,

More of his saving fullness see, more of his love who died for me.

MORE, MORE ABOUT JESUS… MORE, MORE ABOUT JESUS…

MORE OF HIS SAVING FULLNESS SEE, MORE OF HIS LOVE WHO DIED FOR ME.

More about Jesus let me learn, more of his holy will discern;

Spirit of God, my Teacher be, showing the things of Christ to me.”

OFFERING PRAYER  (see Philippians 3:10-11):

Dear God, I want to know Christ inside and out. I want to experience the power of his resurrection and join him in his suffering. I want to be like him in his death and be raised like him from death. As I grow in the grace of Christ, make me strong in my faith, bold in my witness, and fervent in my servant-love. There is no better life than life in Christ!   Amen.

THE PREFACE AND THE EUCHARISTIC WORDS:

        L   The Lord be with you.                            C   And also with you. 

        L   Lift up your hearts!                      C   We lift them up in love for God!

        L   Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.                      C   It is right to give God our thanks and praise.

        L   We are the Body of Christ!                  C   His Spirit is in us!  

        L   Holy God, You alone are holy;                  C   You alone are God.

        L   The universe declares your praise:              C   Beyond the stars, beneath the sea…

L   within each cell, with every breath.              C   WE PRAISE YOU, O GOD!

L   Generations bless your faithfulness:              C   Out of exile, through the water…

 across the wilderness, by night and day,              C   into the land and time of promise…

L   guiding us yesterday, today, and tomorrow.           C   WE PRAISE YOU, O GOD!

L   We give thanks for your dear Son:              C   At the heart of human life, near to all who suffer…

L   beside the sinner, among the poor, with us now,          C   showing life, offering life, promising life…

L   wrapped up in endless love.                  C   WE PRAISE YOU, O GOD!

L   Coming to live with us in order to die…               C   dying for us in order to give us life…

L   in the night in which he was betrayed…              C   our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks;

L   He broke the bread and offered it:              C  “TAKE AND EAT; THIS IS MY BODY, GIVEN FOR YOU.

 DO THIS REMEMBERING ME.” 

        L   Again, after supper, he took the cup…              C   He gave thanks to his Father in heaven…

L   he offered it for all to drink…                  C   the betrayer, the denier, deserters and doubters… 

        L  “THIS CUP IS THE NEW COVENANT              C   IN MY BLOOD, SHED FOR YOU AND FOR ALL TO

                                        FORGIVE. DO THIS REMEMBERING ME.”

L   Remembering his love for us on the way…          C   at the table, and to the end, and even here and now…

         L   we proclaim the mystery of faith…              C   CHRIST HAS DIED… CHRIST IS RISEN… 

L   and the promise that sustains us –                      C   CHRIST WILL COME AGAIN

THE LORD’S PRAYER (together)

COMMUNION AND BLESSINGSAll believers in Jesus Christ are welcome at the Lord’s Table! We will have “continuous distribution” with wafers and wine or grape juice. Praise the Lord for this community meal that renews our spirits, powers our faith, and reminds us of the future heavenly banquet that awaits us!

COMMUNION SONGS:        Brown #119        Brown #214  

THE COMMUNION BLESSING by the Celebrant after all have communed.

POST-COMMUNION PRAYER by the Communion Assistant.

+ We Rejoice in Our Mission + 

THE BENEDICTION by the Pastor…We are sent forth to be and become the BODY OF CHRIST for the world!

CLOSING SONG:    “Hallelujah! We Sing Your Praises”                                                Brown #158


2 Replies to “Pentecost Seventeen Worship Bulletin World Communion”

  1. Tyesha K. Love-Blackshear

    I will be out of town for Pat’s daughter’s wedding (Marissa’s) wedding. I should be able to going in online next week for Women’s Day; however; can you please lift up the following, who are in my thoughts and prays.

    Non-members:
    Mary Blacksher
    Emily Priestly
    Lisa Love
    Taylor Skinner
    Jackie Skinner
    Kathi Phillips
    Deidre Rountree
    Tricia Ransom

    In memorandum:
    Joyce Kidd
    Irene Wimbush
    Norma Wimbush

    Also, I would like to meet with the Pastors or, depending on their schedules, either Pastor Niel or Pastor Gwen. Durning my meeting, I would like to discuss several things about coming back to the church, doing a prayer, service, etc.

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