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Pentecost 19 – October 3, 2021

Pentecost 19 – October 3, 2021

Service for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Rev. Gregory Mech, pastor | October 3, 2021 | Pentecost 19 | LWML Sunday 2021 | Immanuel Lutheran Church – Joplin, Missouri | 8:00 or 10:30 am

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Special thanks to all who helped to make this broadcast possible today:
Rev. Gregory Mech, DCE Jason Glaskey, organist Betty Lingenfelter, Altar Guild, Board of Elders, our LWML Ladies, and all of our volunteers
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LWML Sunday 2021. Our Hearts in His Hand. Pentecost 19. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin Missouri.

Jesus said, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.” Mark 10

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Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost 

Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Sunday
October 3, 2021 — Divine Service, Setting One with Holy Communion

HYMN OF INVOCATION “Blessed Jesus, at Your Word” 904: 1,2,4

Dearest Jesus, at Your Word 
We are gathered all to hear You.
Let our hearts and souls be stirred 
Now to seek and love and fear You,
By Your teachings, sweet and holy, 
Drawn from earth to love You solely.

All our knowledge, sense, and sight 
Lie in deepest darkness shrouded 
Till Your Spirit breaks our night 
With the beams of truth unclouded. 
You alone to God can win us; 
You must work all good within us. 

Δ Father, Son, and Spirit, Lord, 
Praise to You and adoration!
Grant that we may trust Your Word, 
Confident of our salvation,
While we here below must wander, 
Till we sing Your praises yonder. Amen.

INVOCATION 151

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

CONFESSION and ABSOLUTION 151

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

silence for reflection on God’s Word and for self-examination.

Let us then confess our sins to God our Father.
Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbor as ourselves. We justly deserve Your present and eternal punishment. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.

Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. John 20:19-23
Amen.

PSALM Psalm 128 (antiphon: v. 1)

Blessèd is everyone who fears the Lord,
who walks in his ways!
You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands;
you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you.
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house;
your children will be like olive shoots around your table.
Behold, thus shall the man be blessed who fears the Lord.
The Lord bless you from Zion!
May you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life!
May you see your children’s children!
Peace be upon Israel!
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.

Blessèd is everyone who fears the Lord,
who walks in his ways!

KYRIE “Lord, Have Mercy” 152

In peace let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.

For the peace from above and for our salvation let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy. 

For the peace of the whole world, for the well-being of the Church of God, and for the unity of all let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy. 

For this holy house and for all who offer here their worship and praise let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy. 

Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord.
Amen.

HYMN OF PRAISE “This Is the Feast” 155

Refrain
This is the feast of victory for our God. 
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Worthy is Christ, the Lamb who was slain, 
whose blood set us free to be people of God.

Refrain
This is the feast of victory for our God. 
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Power, riches, wisdom, and strength, 
and honor, blessing and glory are His.  

Refrain
This is the feast of victory for our God. 
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Sing with all the people of God 
and join in the hymn of all creation: 

“Blessing, honor, glory, and might 
be to God and the Lamb forever. Amen.”

Refrain
This is the feast of victory for our God. 
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

For the Lamb who was slain 
has begun His reign. Alleluia.

Refrain 
This is the feast of victory for our God. 
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

SALUTATION and COLLECT OF THE DAY

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.

Let us pray. Merciful Father, Your patience and loving-kindness toward us have no end. Grant that by Your Holy Spirit we may always think and do those things that are pleasing in Your sight; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Amen.

KIDS TALK “Happy Hearts”

Jason Glaskey, DCE

Kids Talk for LWML Sunday 2021. I Am Jesus' Little Lamb. Happy Hearts.

OLD TESTAMENT Genesis 2:18–25

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” So out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him. So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said,

“This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”

Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.

This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

GRADUAL

He will command his angels concerning you 
to guard you in all your ways.
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me, bless his holy name!

EPISTLE Hebrews 2:1–18

Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. For since the message declared by angels proved to be reliable and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution, how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard, while God also bore witness by signs and wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.

Now it was not to angels that God subjected the world to come, of which we are speaking. It has been testified somewhere,

“What is man, that you are mindful of him,
or the son of man, that you care for him?
You made him for a little while lower than the angels;
you have crowned him with glory and honor,
putting everything in subjection under his feet.”

Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him. But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.

For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering. For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one origin. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers, saying, “I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation, I will sing your praise.”

And again, “I will put my trust in him.”

And again, “Behold, I and the children God has given me.”

Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. For surely it is not angels that he helps, but he helps the offspring of Abraham. Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

VERSE   

Alleluia. Let the children come to me; 
do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Alleluia.

HOLY GOSPEL Mark 10:2-16

The Holy Gospel according to St Mark, the tenth chapter.
Glory to You, O Lord.

Pharisees came up and in order to test [Jesus] asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” He answered them, “What did Moses command you?” They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of divorce and to send her away.” And Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment. But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

And in the house the disciples asked him again about this matter. And he said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her, and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”

And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.

This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to You, O Christ.

HYMN OF THE DAY “Father Welcomes All His Children” 605

Refrain 
Father welcomes all His children 
To His family Through His Son.
Father giving His salvation, 
Life eternal has been won.

Little children, come to Me, For My kingdom is of these.
Life and love I have to give, Mercy for your sin.

Refrain 
Father welcomes all His children 
To His family Through His Son.
Father giving His salvation, 
Life eternal has been won.

In the water, in the Word, In His promise, be assured:
Those who are baptized and believe Shall be born again.

Refrain 
Father welcomes all His children 
To His family Through His Son.
Father giving His salvation, 
Life eternal has been won.

Let us gladly die to sin; Let us daily rise with Him,
Walk in the love of Christ our Lord, Live in the peace of God.

Refrain 
Father welcomes all His children 
To His family Through His Son.
Father giving His salvation, 
Life eternal has been won.

SERMON  

Rev. Gregory Mech, pastor

NICENE CREED 158

I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible. 

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of His Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made; who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried. And the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures and ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father. And He will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead, whose kingdom will have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets. And I believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church, I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins, and I look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen. 

OFFERING and OFFERTORY 159 Psalm 116: 12-13, 17-19

What shall I render to the Lord 
for all His benefits to me? 
I will offer the sacrifice of thanksgiving 
and will call on the name of the Lord. 
I will take the cup of salvation 
and will call on the name of the Lord. 
I will pay my vows to the Lord now 
in the presence of all His people, 
in the courts of the Lord’s house, 
in the midst of you, O Jerusalem.

+ SERVICE OF THE SACRAMENT + 

PREFACE 160

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.

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

PROPER PREFACE

It is truly good, right, and salutary … evermore praising You and saying:

SANCTUS “Holy, Holy, Holy” 161

Holy, holy, holy Lord 
God of power and might: 
Heaven and earth are full of Your glory. 
Hosanna. Hosanna. Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING 161

Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on those whom You have created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior. With repentant joy we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross.

Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and strengthen us by Your Word and Spirit. Grant us faithfully to eat His body and drink His blood as He bids us do in His own testament.

Gather us together, we pray, from the ends of the earth to celebrate with all the faithful the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end. Graciously receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us.To You alone, O Father, be all glory, honor, and worship, with the Son and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Amen.

LORD’S PRAYER 162

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 WORDS OF OUR LORD Matt 26:26-28; Mark 14:22-24; Luke 22:19-20; 1 Cor 11:23-25

Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night when He was betrayed, took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to the disciples and said: “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, and when He had given thanks, He 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 forgiveness of sins. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”

PAX DOMINI “The Peace of the Lord” 163

The peace of the Lord be with you always.
Amen.

AGNUS DEI “Lamb of God” 163

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; 
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; 
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; 
grant us peace.

Distribution of the Sacrament will be by family groups, at the direction of the usher. Children may come forward for a contactless blessing. Gluten-free and alcohol-free portions are available near the center aisle.

DISTRIBUTION HYMN “When Peace, Like a River (It is Well with My Soul)” 763

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way;
When sorrows, like sea billows, roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say, 
“It is well, it is well with my soul.”

Refrain
It is well (It is well) with my soul, (with my soul)
It is well, it is well with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blessed assurance control,
That Christ hath regarded my helpless estate
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.   

Refrain
It is well (It is well) with my soul, (with my soul)
It is well, it is well with my soul.

He lives—oh, the bliss of this glorious thought;
My sin, not in part, but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more.
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul.

Refrain
It is well (It is well) with my soul, (with my soul)
It is well, it is well with my soul.

And, Lord, haste the day when our faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll,
The trumpet shall sound and the Lord shall descend;
Even so it is well with my soul.

Refrain
It is well (It is well) with my soul, (with my soul)
It is well, it is well with my soul.

DISTRIBUTION HYMN “I AM Forever WHO I AM” vs. 1, 4-6

Text: Richard W. Wiegmann Tune: Kurt E. von Kampen. Copyright 2002 Concordia Publishing House.

Though mountains slide into the sea, 
And waters rush where fields should be,
Though monuments and nations fall, 
Your Holy City stands through all.
When nothing seems to stay the same, 
You teach us Your eternal name.

I AM forever WHO I AM,
Above you, beneath you, 
Around you and within you.
Be still and know that I am God.

We buy and sell, we lose or gain; 
Our fortunes shift like sun and rain.
Sustain our lives, reward our toil 
With bread and honey, wine and oil.
Save us and others from our greed; 
You always give us what we need.

I AM forever WHO I AM,
Above you, beneath you, 
Around you and within you.
Be still and know that I am God.

Our lust for power, wealth and land 
Diminishes the earth You planned.
Prevent our crimes and futile wars; 
Convince us that all things are yours.
We rage and burn and kill and steal, 
but You redeem, restore and heal.

I AM forever WHO I AM,
Above you, beneath you, 
Around you and within you.
Be still and know that I am God.

Like shepherds watching for the light, 
Aware of dangers in the night,
We hear the angel: 
“Do not fear, the Savior of the world is near.”
We run, we see, we touch, we laugh. 
You come to earth on our behalf.

I AM forever WHO I AM,
Above you, beneath you, 
Around you and within you.
Be still and know that I am God.

Each generation looks for truth, 
And doubt can trouble age or youth.
If other gods would take Your place, 
Remember us with love and grace.
Reclaim us if we go astray; 
You are the Truth, the Life, the Way.

I AM forever WHO I AM,
Above you, beneath you, 
Around you and within you.
Be still and know that I am God.

Some days seem long, though life is brief, 
And death is waiting like a thief.
When vision fades and dreams go dry, 
We will on unseen things rely.
Our stories take up but a page, 
But Yours goes on from age to age.

I AM forever WHO I AM,
Above you, beneath you, 
Around you and within you.
Be still and know that I am God.

DISTRIBUTION HYMN “Children of the Heavenly Father” 725

Children of the heavenly Father 
Safely in His bosom gather;
Nesting bird nor star in heaven 
Such a refuge e’er was given.

God His own doth tend and nourish; 
In His holy courts they flourish.
From all evil things He spares them; 
In His mighty arms He bears them.

Neither life nor death shall ever 
From the Lord His children sever;
Unto them His grace He showeth, 
And their sorrows all He knoweth.

Though He giveth or He taketh, 
God His children never forsaketh;
His the loving purpose solely 
To preserve them pure and holy.

POST-COMMUNION CANTICLE 164

Thank the Lord and sing His praise;
Tell everyone what He has done.
Let all who seek the Lord rejoice 
and proudly bear His name.
He recalls His promises 
and leads His people forth in joy
With shouts of thanksgiving. 
Alleluia, alleluia.

POST-COMMUNION COLLECT 166

Let us pray. O God the Father, the fountain and source of all goodness, who in loving-kindness sent Your only-begotten Son into the flesh, we thank You that for His sake You have given us pardon and peace in this Sacrament, and we ask You not to forsake Your children but always to rule our hearts and minds by Your Holy Spirit that we may be enabled constantly to serve You; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Amen.

BENEDICTION 166

The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.
The Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace.
Amen.

CLOSING HYMN “Let Us Ever Walk with Jesus” 685: 1,4

Let us ever walk with Jesus, 
Follow His example pure,
Through a world that would deceive us
And to sin our spirits lure.
Onward in His footsteps treading, 
Pilgrims here, our home above,
Full of faith and hope and love, 
Let us do the Father’s bidding.
Faithful Lord, with me abide; 
I will follow where You guide.

Let us also live with Jesus. 
He has risen from the dead
That to life we may awaken. 
Jesus, You are now our head. 
We are Your own living members; 
Where You live, there we shall be
In Your presence constantly, 
Living there with You forever.
Jesus, let me faithful be, 
Life eternal grant to me.

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

IMMANUEL’S MISSION PRAYER

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.

COMMON DOXOLOGY 805

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.
Amen.

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. From Lutheran Service Book © 2006 Concordia Publishing House. 

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