Pentecost 22 – October 24, 2021

Pentecost 22 – October 24, 2021

Service for the Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

Rev. Gregory Mech, pastor | October 24, 2021 | Pentecost 22 | 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

Jesus Son of David have mercy on me. Pentecost 22 bulletin cover. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin Missouri.

And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Mark 10

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Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost 

October 24, 2021 — Divine Service, Setting Four

HYMN OF INVOCATION “Sing Praise to God, the Highest Good” 819

Sing praise to God, the highest good, 
The author of creation,
The God of love who understood 
Our need for His salvation.
With healing balm our souls He fills 
And every faithless murmur stills:
To God all praise and glory!

What God’s almighty power has made,
In mercy He is keeping.
By morning glow or evening shade 
His eye is never sleeping.
Within the kingdom of His might 
All things are just and good and right.
To God all praise and glory!

We sought the Lord in our distress; 
“O God, in mercy hear us.”
Our Savior saw our helplessness 
And came with peace to cheer us.
For this we thank and praise the Lord, 
Who is by one and all adored.
To God all praise and glory!

He never shall forsake His flock,
His chosen generation;
He is their refuge and their rock,
Their peace and their salvation.
As with a mother’s tender hand,
He leads His own, His chosen band:
To God all praise and glory!

All who confess Christ’s holy name,
Give God the praise and glory.
Let all who know His pow’r proclaim
Aloud the wondrous story.
Cast ev’ry idol from its throne,
For God is God, and He alone:
To God all praise and glory!


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


Our help is in the name of the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth. Psalm 124:8

If You, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand?
But with You there is forgiveness; therefore You are feared. Psalm 130:3-4

Since we have come to hear God’s Word and call upon Him in prayer and praise, let us first consider our unworthiness and confess before God and one another that we have sinned in thought, word, and deed, and that we cannot free ourselves from our sinful condition. Together as His people let us take refuge in the infinite mercy of God, our heavenly Father, seeking His grace for the sake of Christ and saying, “God, be merciful to me, a sinner.”

Almighty God, have mercy upon us, forgive us our sins, and lead us to everlasting life. Amen.

Almighty God, merciful Father, in Holy Baptism You declared us to be Your children and gathered us into Your one, holy Church, in which You daily and richly forgive us our sins and grant us new life through Your Spirit. Be in our midst, enliven our faith, and graciously receive our prayer and praise; through Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord.

INTROIT Psalm 131; antiphon – Psalm 130:1-2

Out of the depths I cry to You, O LORD!
O LORD, hear my voice! Let Your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy!
O LORD, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high;
I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me.
But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother;
Like a weaned child is my soul within me.
O Israel, hope in the LORD from this time forth and forevermore. 
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.
Out of the depths I cry to You, O LORD!
O LORD, hear my voice! Let Your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy!

KYRIE “Lord, Have Mercy” 204

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

GLORIA IN EXCELSIS “Glory to God in the Highest” 204

To God on high be glory 
And peace to all the earth;
Good will from God in heaven 
Proclaimed at Jesus’ birth!
We praise and bless You, Father; 
Your holy name we sing—
Our thanks for Your great glory, 
Lord God, our heavenly King.

To You, O sole-begotten, 
The Father’s Son, we pray:
O Lamb of God, our Savior, 
You take our sins away.
Have mercy on us, Jesus; 
Receive our heart-felt cry,
Where You in power are seated 
At God’s right hand on high—

For You alone are holy; 
You only are the Lord,
Forever and forever, 
Be worshiped and adored;
You with the Holy Spirit 
Alone are Lord most high,
In God the Father’s glory. 
“Amen!” our glad reply.


The Lord be with you.
And also with you.

Let us pray. O God, the Helper of all who call on You, have mercy on us and give us eyes of faith to see Your Son, that we may follow Him on the way that leads to eternal life; through the same Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


OLD TESTAMENT Jeremiah 31:7-9

For thus says the LORD:
“Sing aloud with gladness for Jacob,
and raise shouts for the chief of the nations;
proclaim, give praise, and say,
‘O LORD, save your people, the remnant of Israel.’

“Behold, I will bring them from the north country
and gather them from the farthest parts of the earth,
among them the blind and the lame,
the pregnant woman and she who is in labor, together;
a great company, they shall return here.

“With weeping they shall come,
and with pleas for mercy I will lead them back,
I will make them walk by brooks of water,
in a straight path in which they shall not stumble,
for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.”

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

Psalm 126 antiphon – verse 5

Those who sow in tears 
   shall reap with shouts of joy!
When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,
     we were like those who dream.
Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
    and our tongue with shouts of joy;

then they said among the nations,
    “The Lord has done great things for them.”
The Lord has done great things for us; we are glad.
Restore our fortunes, O Lord, like streams in the Negeb!
Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!
He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing,
   shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.
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.
Those who sow in tears 
   shall reap with shouts of joy!

EPISTLE Hebrews 7:23–28

The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office, but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever. Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.

For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since he did this once for all when he offered up himself. For the law appoints men in their weakness as high priests, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever.

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

ALLELUIA and VERSE 205 (stand)

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. 
These things are written that you may believe 
that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. John 20:31
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

HOLY GOSPEL Mark 10:46-52

The Holy Gospel according to St. Mark, the 10th chapter.
Glory to You, O Lord.

And they came to Jericho. And as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” And Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart. Get up; he is calling you.” And throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. And Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” And the blind man said to him, “Rabbi, let me recover my sight.”And Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him on the way.

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


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.

HYMN “Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness” 849

Praise the One who breaks the darkness
With a liberating light;
Praise the One who frees the prisoners,
Turning blindness into sight.
Praise the One who preached the Gospel,
Healing every dread disease,
Calming storms, and feeding thousands
With the very Bread of peace.

Praise the One who blessed the children
With a strong, yet gentle, word;
Praise the One who drove out demons
With the piercing, two-edged sword.
Praise the One who brings cool water
To the desert’s burning sand;
From this well comes living water,
Quenching thirst in every land.

Let us praise the Word Incarnate,
Christ, who suffered in our place.
Jesus died and rose victorious
That we might know God by grace.
Let us sing for joy and gladness,
Seeing what our God has done;
Let us praise the true Redeemer,
Praise the One who makes us one.





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.


Let us bless then Lord.
Thanks be to God.

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.

CLOSING HYMN “Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound” 744

Amazing grace how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost but now am found, 
Was blind, but now I see.

The Lord has promised good to me,
His Word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures.

Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come;
His grace has brought me safe thus far, 
His grace will see me home.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail
And mortal life shall cease,
Amazing grace shall then prevail
In heaven’s joy and peace.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Then when we’d first begun.



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.

From Lutheran Service Book © 2006 Concordia Publishing House. 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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