Sunday, September 20, 2020

 

Installation of Jim Bretthauer as Vicar

 

Welcome:  

 

Announcements:

*Call Church office with all Prayer requests & updates.

*Collection Box for September 2020: Church Gift Cards
This month, we are requesting gift cards that can be given to those that stop by our church office who are in need.
Food Gift Cards: $5.00-$10.00. McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King
Gas Gift Cards: $5.00-$10.00. Please donate GAS ONLY cards.
Please either place your donation in an envelope marked “Church Gift Cards” and place in the offering plate during service or drop off any time in the mail slot on the church office door.
*Backpack blessing & Bible Presentations to Kindergarten and 3rd graders Sept. 27 at 10am service
*Staycation Bible Kit due Sept. 27
*Truck or Treat - Saturday, October 31(details to come) 

 

Hymn: Thy Strong Word LSB# 578 v. 1, 5, 6

Thy strong word did cleave the darkness;
At Thy speaking it was done.
For created light we thank Thee,
While Thine ordered seasons run.
Alleluia, alleluia!
Praise to Thee who light dost send!
Alleluia, alleluia!
Alleluia without end!

 

Give us lips to sing Thy glory,
Tongues Thy mercy to proclaim,
Throats that shout the hope that fills us,
Mouths to speak Thy holy name.
Alleluia, alleluia!
May the light which Thou dost send
Fill our songs with alleluias,
Alleluias without end!

 

God the Father, light-creator,
To Thee laud and honor be.
To Thee, Light of Light begotten,
Praise be sung eternally.
Holy Spirit, light-revealer,
Glory, glory be to Thee.
Mortals, angels, now and ever
Praise the holy Trinity!

Text: © 1969 Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License no. 110004467

 

Opening Prayer said by all:

Dear Father in Heaven, Prepare us now to worship you by Your Spirit and in The Truth.  Let us hear Your Word with ears that truly hear.  May the words of our mouths and the meditation of our hearts be pleasing in Your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.  Enable us to honor You, Praise You and Please you in this time of worship.  In Jesus’ Name.  Amen.

 

Invocation: We begin our service in The Name of The Father and of The Son and of The Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Apostles Creed said by all:

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. On 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 everlasting. Amen.

 

Psalm 100 said together:

Shout for joy to The Lord, all the earth. Worship The Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs. Know that The Lord is God. It is He Who made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His Name. For The Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.

 

P Let us then confess our sins to God our Father.

Confession: O Almighty God, Merciful Father, I, a poor miserable sinner, confess unto Thee all my sins and iniquities with which I have ever offended Thee and justly deserved Thy temporal and eternal punishment. But I am heartily sorry for them and sincerely repent of them, and I pray Thee of Thy boundless mercy and for the sake of the holy, innocent, bitter sufferings and death of Thy beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to be gracious and merciful to me, a poor sinful being.

 

Absolution: Upon this your confession, I, by virtue of my office, as a called 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, forgive all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

 

Texts for sermon:

Philippians 3:8 What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ

Jeremiah 20:9b his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot.

1 Corinthians 9:19 Though I am free and belong to no man, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible.

2 Corinthians 2:11 in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.

Philippians 4:13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

 

Sermon: A Noble Task

 

Hymn: Soul on Fire By Brenton Brown, David Carr, Mac Powell, Mark Lee, Matt Maher & Tai Anderson

© Thankyou Music Be Essential Songs I Am A Pilgrim Songs Kobalt Music Copyrights SARL CCLI #1933981

                  
Jim, may God’s Word be in your heart like a fire, a fire shut up in your bones. Be weary of holding it in; indeed, do not! Preach the Word!! From Jeremiah 20

                            

God, I'm running for Your heart
I'm running for Your heart
Till I am a soul on fire
Lord, I'm longing for Your ways
I'm waiting for the day
When I am a soul on fire
Till I am a soul on fire

 

God, I'm running for Your heart
I'm running for Your heart
Till I am a soul on fire
Lord, I'm longing for Your ways
I'm waiting for the day
When I am a soul on fire
Till I am a soul on fire

 

Lord, restore the joy I had
I have wandered, bring me back
In this darkness, lead me through
Until all I see is You

God, I'm running for Your heart
I'm running for Your heart
Till I am a soul on fire


Lord, I'm longing for Your ways
I'm waiting for the day
Till I am a soul on fire
Till I am a soul on fire

Lord, let me burn for You again
Let me return to You again
Lord, let me burn for You again
let me return to You again

 

God, I'm running for Your heart
I'm running for Your heart
Till I am a soul on fire
Lord, I'm longing for Your ways
I'm waiting for the day
When I am a soul on fire

 

Prayers: Said by all.

Dear Father in Heaven, You have blessed our congregation with Your servant Jim.  He has served as our DCE and now You have moved his heart to study for the pastoral ministry.  Our prayer is that You would mold him by Your Spirit and Your Word to be everything You intend him to be.  Enable us as Your people to encourage him, support him and be a blessing to him.  By Your Mighty Hand bless him as he studies and serves.  Increase his knowledge and understanding of Your Word of life and truth.  Let all the gifts, skills and abilities that You have granted him increase and mature to Your glory and to the proclaiming of Your Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ.  In Jesus’ Holy Name we ask this.  Amen and Amen.

 

Lord’s Prayer:

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.

 

Service of Installation by Bishop Jamison Hardy, Bishop of the English District of The Missouri Synod:

 

P: In the name of the Father and of the +Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.

P: Brothers and sisters in Christ, according to the usual custom of the Church, Jim Bretthauer has been assigned to Prince of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church as a Vicar. As a student assigned to our Congregation, he will continue his education in preparation for service to the Church as a called worker.

Hear what the Word of God says about those who serve in the Church.

Working together with him, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in Vain. For he says, “In a favorable time I listened to you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. We put no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way. (2 Corinthians 6:1-4a)

 

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace; whoever speaks, as on who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies- in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 4:10-11

 

By the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgement, each according to the measurer of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. Romans 12:3-8

 

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:15-16

 

Practice these things, devote yourself to them, so that all may see your progress. Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers. 1 Timothy 4:15-16

 

The Pastor addresses the vicar:

P: Jim Bretthauer, are you prepared to serve as Vicar in this congregation under the supervision of the pastor, undertaking your assignments as one who seeks training for the Office of the Holy Ministry? If so, then answer: I am, with the help of God.

 

V: I am, with the help of God.

P: Jim Bretthauer, I install you as Vicar at Prince of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in the name of the Father and of the +Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.

 

P: Let us pray.

Almighty God our father, You send laborers into Your harvest. Grant Your blessings on Jim, who now begins his vicarage in our congregation, so that Your Word may bear much fruit for the growth of Your Church; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirits, on God, now and forever.

C: Amen.

 

P: Go in the name of the Lord. Be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. The almighty and most merciful God, the Father, the + Son, and the Holy Spirit, bless and preserve you.

C: Amen.

 

Words Of Institution for The Lord’s Supper

P: “Our Lord Jesus Christ, the same night in which He was betrayed, took bread and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to His disciples saying: ‘Take, eat; this is My body, which is given for you. This do in remembrance of Me.’

 

“In the same way also He took the cup after supper, gave thanks, and gave it to them saying: ‘Drink of it all of you; this cup is the New Testament in My blood, which is shed for you, for the remission of sins. This do as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.'”

 

P: Take and eat, this is the true body of your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, given into death for your sins.

Take and drink, this is the true blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, shed for the forgiveness of your sins.

Now may this true body and blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, strengthen and preserve you all in the one true faith until life everlasting, your sins are forgiven and you are at peace with God. Amen.

 

The Benediction: 

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 give you His Peace. Both now and forever more. Amen.

 

Closing Hymn: Go Light Your World/This Little Light of Mine By Chris Rice

© 1995 Universal Music - Brentwood Benson Publishing CCLI#1933981

This Little Light of Mine By Harry Dixon Woes, Public Domain

 

There is a candle in ev'ry soul
Some brightly burning some dark and cold
There is a Spirit who brings a fire
Ignites a candle and makes His home

 

So carry your candle run to the darkness
Seek out the hopeless confused and torn
Hold out your candle for all to see it
Take your candle and go light your world
Take your candle and go light your world

 

Frustrated brother see how he's tried to
Light his own candle some other way
See now your sister she's been robbed and lied to
Still holds a candle without a flame

 

So carry your candle run to the darkness
Seek out the hopeless confused and torn
Hold out your candle for all to see it
Take your candle and go light your world
Take your candle and go light your world

 

We are a fam'ly whose hearts are blazing
So let's raise our candles and light up the sky
Praying to our Father in the name of Jesus
Make us a beacon in darkest times

 

So carry your candle run to the darkness
Seek out the hopeless confused and torn
Hold out your candle for all to see it
Take your candle and go light your world
Take your candle and go light your world

 

This little light of mine, I’m gonna’ let it shine

This little light of mine, I’m gonna’ let it shine

This little light of mine, I’m gonna’ let it shine

Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

 

Hide it under a bushel, no  I’m gonna’ let it shine

Hide it under a bushel, no  I’m gonna’ let it shine

Hide it under a bushel, no  I’m gonna’ let it shine

Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

 

Let it shine in O – hi – o, I’m gonna’ let it shine

Let it shine in O – hi – o, I’m gonna’ let it shine

Let it shine in O – hi – o, I’m gonna’ let it shine

Let it shine, let it shine let it shine

 

Thank you Claire and Maeve Krystowski and Joshua Daniels for leading us in singing!

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