Sunday, August 14, 2022 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

8:00am Service

Welcome and Announcements:

*Welcome our worshipers!

*Our August Collection Box is for Fenn Elementary School here in Medina. They are collecting glue sticks, crayons, markers, folders, pencils, and highlighters.

*A new member class is being led by Pastor Haberkost in the Fellowship Hall during Sunday School hour.

*Do you like coffee? We need more helpers for coffer hour. Please sign up to help. Laura Kostyn would be happy to train you.

*Progressive Dinner is August 26. Today is the last day to sign up.

*Fellowship is presenting a Drive-In Movie night here on Friday August 19. Bring lawn chairs – they will provide snacks and drinks. If it rains, we will go in the Fellowship Hall. We will watch The Greatest Showman.

*Please register to attend the St. Mark/Prince of Peace Oktoberfest on September 24 at St. Mark from 4-8pm.

 

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

 

Opening Hymn:  Jesus Loves Me LSB# 588

Jesus loves me! This I know,
For the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to Him belong;
They are weak, but He is strong.

 

Chorus: Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
The Bible tells me so.

 

Jesus loves me! He who died
Heaven’s gates to open wide.
He has washed away my sin,
Lets His little child come in. Chorus

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Opening Prayer said by all:

Dear Father in Heaven, This world is fallen and corrupt and lives by Unbelief.  You have called me to live by faith in You and Your Son, my Savior.  Faith is utterly contrary to the ways of the world and looked upon as radical and even foolish.  Saint Paul says that The Gospel is foolishness to those who are perishing but The Power of God to us who are being saved.  Grant me the strength to live by faith in every area of my life.  I praise You that You have loved me and saved me through Your Son.  In Jesus’ Name.  Amen.

 

Apostle’s 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 everlasting. Amen.

 

Song of Confession: I Love to Tell the Story OSB# 93 V. 1, 2

I love to tell the story, of unseen things above

Of Jesus and His glory, of Jesus and His love

I love to tell the story, because I know it’s true

Is satisfies my longings, as nothing else could do

 

Chorus: I love to tell the story

‘twill be my theme in glory.

To tell the old, old story of  Jesus and His love.

 

I love to tell the story; How pleasant to repeat

What seems, each time I tell it, more wonderfully sweet

I love to tell the story, for some have never heard

The message of salvation, From God’s own holy Word Chorus

 

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

 

Silence for reflection on God's Word and for self-examination.

Confession:

C: If I claim to be without sin, I deceive myself and the truth is not in me. If I confess my sins, God is faithful and just and will forgive me my sins and purify me from all unrighteousness. If I claim I have not sinned, I make God out to be a liar and His Word is not in me. Oh Lord, I have broken Your Commandments and against You, You only, have I sinned and done what is evil in Your sight. Have mercy on me through Christ, Your Son, Who died for me.

 

Absolution:

P: 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.

 

Scripture Readings: 

First Reading: Jeremiah 23:16-29

16 This is what the Lord Almighty says: “Do not listen to what the prophets are prophesying to you; they fill you with false hopes. They speak visions from their own minds, not from the mouth of the Lord. 17 They keep saying to those who despise me, ‘The Lord says: You will have peace.’ And to all who follow the stubbornness of their hearts they say, ‘No harm will come to you.’ 18 But which of them has stood in the council of the Lord to see or to hear his word? Who has listened and heard his word? 19 See, the storm of the Lord will burst out in wrath, a whirlwind swirling down on the heads of the wicked. 20 The anger of the Lord will not turn back until he fully accomplishes the purposes of his heart. In days to come you will understand it clearly. 21 I did not send these prophets, yet they have run with their message; I did not speak to them, yet they have prophesied. 22 But if they had stood in my council, they would have proclaimed my words to my people and would have turned them from their evil ways and from their evil deeds. 23 “Am I only a God nearby,” declares the Lord, “and not a God far away? 24 Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?” declares the Lord. “Do not I fill heaven and earth?” declares the Lord. 25 “I have heard what the prophets say who prophesy lies in my name. They say, ‘I had a dream! I had a dream!’ 26 How long will this continue in the hearts of these lying prophets, who prophesy the delusions of their own minds? 27 They think the dreams they tell one another will make my people forget my name, just as their ancestors forgot my name through Baal worship. 28 Let the prophet who has a dream recount the dream, but let the one who has my word speak it faithfully. For what has straw to do with grain?” declares the Lord. 29 “Is not my word like fire,” declares the Lord, “and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?

 

Second Reading: Luke 12:49-53

49 “I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! 50 But I have a baptism to undergo, and what constraint I am under until it is completed! 51 Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division. 52 From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three. 53 They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”

 

Backpack Blessing with Kid’s Korner

 

Sermon Text: Hebrews 11:1-2

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.

 

Sermon: Living by faith is radical!

 

Sermon Hymn:  I Am Jesus’ Little Lamb LSB# 740

 

I am Jesus’ little lamb,
Ever glad at heart I am;
For my Shepherd gently guides me,
Knows my need and well provides me,
Loves me ev’ry day the same,
Even calls me by my name.

 

Day by day, at home, away,
Jesus is my staff and stay.
When I hunger, Jesus feeds me,
Into pleasant pastures leads me;
When I thirst, He bids me go
Where the quiet waters flow.

 

Who so happy as I am,
Even now the Shepherd’s lamb?
And when my short life is ended,
By His angel host attended,
He shall fold me to His breast,
There within His arms to rest.

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Prayers:

C: Dear Father in Heaven, I am sure of what I hope for and certain of what I have not seen as You have called me, in faith, to follow You. Continual to uphold me, by Your Holy Spirit, and enable me to be steadfast and bold and in my faith. As the author of Hebrews says, let me run with perseverance the race You have marked out for my life. Let me always fix my eyes on Jesus’, The Author and Perfecter of Faith. In Jesus’ Name.  Amen.

 

Prayers for our people

 

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.

 

The Offering:

 

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: Fight the Good Fight LSB# 664

Fight the good fight with all your might;
Christ is your strength, and Christ your right.
Lay hold on life, and it shall be
Your joy and crown eternally.

 

Run the straight race through God’s good grace;
Lift up your eyes, and seek His face.
Life with its way before us lies;
Christ is the path, and Christ the prize.

 

Cast care aside, lean on your guide;
His boundless mercy will provide.
Trust, and enduring faith shall prove
Christ is your life and Christ your love.

Faint not nor fear, His arms are near;
He changes not who holds you dear;
Only believe, and you will see
That Christ is all eternally.

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Today’s altar flowers given by Andy and Angela Schwab to the Glory of God.

 

Weekly Offering Needs: $11,399.00

Last Week’s Offering: $5,980.00

Serving today:
Pastor Daniel Haberkost

Vicar Jim Bretthauer

Organist Daniel Barber