Pentecost 14 – August 29, 2021

Pentecost 14 – August 29, 2021

Service for The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Rev. Gregory Mech, pastor | August 29, 2021 | Pentecost 14 | Immanuel Lutheran Church – Joplin, Missouri | 8:00 or 10:30 am

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Rev. Gregory Mech, DCE Jason Glaskey, organist Betty Lingenfelter, Altar Guild, Board of Elders, and all of our volunteers

Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin, Missouri.

Jesus said, “There is nothing outside a person that by going into him can defile him, but the things that come out of a person are what defile him.”

A portion of the Gospel Reading appointed for the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, from Mark 7. We welcome you to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin. May Jesus fill your heart with hope, joy, and peace as you hear His Word today!

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

August 29, 2021 — Matins

OPENING HYMN “Stand Up! Stand Up for Jesus” 660

Stand up, stand up for Jesus, Ye soldiers of the cross,
Lift high His royal banner; It must not suffer loss.
From victory unto victory, His army He shall lead
Till every foe is vanquished, And Christ is Lord indeed.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus; The trumpet call obey;
Stand forth in mighty conflict In this, His glorious day.
Let all His faithful serve Him Against unnumbered foes;|
Let courage rise with danger And strength to strength oppose.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus; Stand in His strength alone.
The arm of flesh will fail you. Ye dare not trust your own.
Put on the Gospel armor; Each piece put on with prayer. 
Where courage calls or danger, Be never wanting there.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus; The strife will not be long;
This day the din of battle, The next the victor’s song.
The soldiers, overcoming, Their crown of life shall see
And with the King of Glory Shall reign eternally.


O Lord, open my lips,
And my mouth will declare Your praise. Psalm 51:15

Make haste, O God, to deliver me;
Make haste to help me, O Lord.  Psalm 70:1

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!


Blessed be God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
O come, let us worship Him.

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 hands;
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.  Psalm 95
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.

Blessed be God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
O come, let us worship Him.

ADDITIONAL PSALM Psalm 119:129-136; antiphon = verse 132

Turn to me and be gracious to me,
as is your way with those who love your name.
Your testimonies are wonderful;
therefore my soul keeps them.
The unfolding of your words gives light;
it imparts understanding to the simple.
I open my mouth and pant,
because I long for your commandments.
Turn to me and be gracious to me,
as is your way with those who love your name.

Keep steady my steps according to your promise,
and let no iniquity get dominion over me.
Redeem me from man’s oppression,
that I may keep your precepts.
Make your face shine upon your servant,
and teach me your statutes.
My eyes shed streams of tears,
because people do not keep your law.
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.
Turn to me and be gracious to me,
as is your way with those who love your name.

OFFICE HYMN “Rise! To Arms! With Prayer Employ You” 668: 1,2

Rise! To Arms! With prayer employ you,
O Christians, lest the foe destroy you;
For Satan has designed your fall.
Wield God’s Word, the weapon glorious;
Against all foes be thus victorious,
For God protects you from them all.
Fear not the hordes of hell, Here is Immanuel.
Hail the Savior!
The strong foes yield To Christ, our shield,
And we, the victors, hold the field.

Cast afar this world’s vain pleasure
And boldly strive for heavenly treasure.
Be steadfast in the Savior’s might.
Trust the Lord, who stands beside you,
For Jesus from all harm will hide you.
By faith you conquer in the fight.
Take courage, weary soul! Look forward to the goal!
Joy awaits you!
The race well run, Your long war won,
Your crown shines splendid as the sun.

SCRIPTURE READING Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9

“And now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the rules that I am teaching you, and do them, that you may live, and go in and take possession of the land that the Lord, the God of your fathers, is giving you. You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God that I command you. 

Keep them and do them, for that will be your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’ For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as the Lord our God is to us, whenever we call upon him? And what great nation is there, that has statutes and rules so righteous as all this law that I set before you today?

“Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children’s children—

O Lord, have mercy upon us.
Thanks be to God.

SCRIPTURE READING Ephesians 6:10–20

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak. 

O Lord, have mercy upon us.
Thanks be to God.


And he called the people to him again and said to them, “Hear me, all of you, and understand: There is nothing outside a person that by going into him can defile him, but the things that come out of a person are what defile him.” And when he had entered the house and left the people, his disciples asked him about the parable. And he said to them, “Then are you also without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile him, since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled?” (Thus he declared all foods clean.)

And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”

O Lord, have mercy upon us.
Thanks be to God.


TE DEUM “We Praise You, O God” 223

We praise You, O God; 
we acknowledge You to be the Lord.
All the earth now worships You, 
the Father everlasting.
To You all angels cry aloud, 
the heavens and all the powers therein.
To You cherubim and seraphim 
continually do cry:
“Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Sabaoth;
Heaven and earth are full of the majesty of Your glory.”
The glorious company of the apostles praise You.
The goodly fellowship of the prophets praise You.
The noble army of martyrs praise You.
The holy Church throughout all the world 
does acknowledge You:
The Father of an infinite majesty; 
Your adorable, true and only Son;
Also the Holy Ghost, the comforter.
You are the king of glory, O Christ;
You are the everlasting Son of the Father.
When You took upon Yourself to deliver man,
You humbled Yourself to be born of a virgin.
When You had overcome the sharpness of death,
You opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers.
You sit on the right hand of God 
In the glory of the Father.
We believe that You will come 
To be our judge.
We therefore pray You to help Your servants
Whom You have redeemed with Your precious blood.
Make them to be numbered with Your saints
In glory everlasting.
O Lord, save Your people and bless Your heritage.
Govern them and lift them up forever.
Day by day we magnify You
And we worship Your name forever and ever.
Grant, O Lord, to keep us this day without sin.
O Lord, have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us.
O Lord, let Your mercy be upon us, as our trust is in You.
O Lord, in You have I trusted; let me never be confounded.


KYRIE “Lord, Have Mercy” 227

Lord, have mercy; Christ, have mercy; 
Lord, have mercy.


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.


O God, the source of all that is just and good, nourish in us every virtue and bring to completion every good intent that we may grow in grace and bring forth the fruit of good works; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.



Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14

CLOSING HYMN “Rise! To Arms! With Prayer Employ You” 668: 3

Wisely fight, for time is fleeting;
The hours of grace are fast retreating;
Short, short is this our earthly way.
When the Lord the dead shall waken
And sinners all by fear are shaken,
The saints with joy shall greet that day.
Praise God, our triumph’s sure. We need not long endure
Scorn and trial.
Our Savior King His own will bring
To that great glory which we sing.



Heavenly Father, We pray to see the future as You see it, so we may live the present as You will it. We pray we may be grounded in Christ as a Lutheran congregation, and guided by Your grace as we walk in forgiveness. We pray we are growing continually in faith as servants in Christ’s Kingdom proclaiming the Gospel. In Jesus’ name. Amen.


Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host:
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Created by Lutheran Service Builder © 2006 Concordia Publishing House.

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