WELCOME TO TRINITY! On this day we celebrate the heart of our faith: the gospel of Christ-the good news-that makes us free! We pray that the Holy Spirit would continue to unite the church today in its proclamation and witness to the world. In the waters of baptism we are made one body; we pray for the day that all Christians will also be one at the Lord's table. A joyous greeting to one and all! A special welcome to those who are visiting with us. Please take time to sign our guest book in. the entry leaving both an address and a telephone number.
TODAY WE CELEBRATE HOLY COMMUNION. All who seek the Lord's Grace and forgiveness and are baptized, irrespective of age or denominational membership are welcome to the Lord's Table. . Children - who have not -received communion instructions are invited to come forward for a blessing.
(Worship-Setting# 8 in ELW-page 184-items designated by*)
Prelude Laurie Wiedeman
Call to worship by the bells
Welcome and Announcements
Confession and Forgiveness: P: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy
Spirit. C: Amen.
P: Let us confess our sin, calling for God's transforming power,
Silence for reflection and self-examination.
P: Source of all life,
C: we confess that we have not allowed your grace to set us free. We fear that we are not good enough. We hear your word of love freely given to us, yet we expect others to earn it. We turn the church inward, rather than moving it outward. Forgive us. Stir as. Reform us to be a church powered by love, willing to speak for what is right, act for what is just, and seek the healing of your whole creation. Amen.
P: God hears your cry and sends the Spirit to change you and to empower your lives in the world. Your sins are forgiven, + God's love is unconditional, and you are raised up as God's people who will always be made new, in the name of Jesus Christ.
Gathering Hymn "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God" ELW# 504
P: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy
Spirit be with your all. C: And also with you.
Prayer of the Day: P: Almighty God, Gracious Lord, C: we thank you that your Holy Spirit renews the church in every age. Pour out your Holy Spirit on your faithful people. Keep them steadfast in your word, protect and comfort them in times of trial, defend them against all enemies of the gospel, and bestow on the church your saving peace, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
First Reading Jeremiah 31:31-34
Psalm Psalm 46
Second Reading Romans 3:19-28
Gospel Acclamation "Alleluia. Lord to whom shall we . ." p.188 ELW Response after announcement: Glory to you, 0 Lord. John 8:31-36 Response after the conclusion: Praise to you, 0 Christ.
Sermon Pastor Phil Bogen
Hymn of the Day "Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word" ELW# 517
Statement of Faith I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s 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 to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
What does this mean? C: I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father in eternity, and also a true human being, born of the virgin Mary, is my Lord. He has redeemed me, a lost and condemned human being. He has purchased and freed me from all sins, from death, and from the power of the devil, not with gold or silver but with his holy, precious blood and with his innocent suffering and death. He has done all this in order that I may belong to him, live under him in his kingdom, and serve him in eternal righteousness, innocence, and blessedness, just as he is risen from the dead and lives and rules eternally. This is most certainly true.
Prayers of Intercession P: Lord, in your mercy. C: Hear our prayer. Passing of the Peace
P: The peace of the Lord be with you always. C: And also with you
Offering Prayer: P: God of life, C: you give us these gifts of the earth, these resources of our life and our labor. Take them, offered in great thanksgiving and use them to set a table that will heal the whole creation; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Light. Amen.
*Great Thanksgiving p.190 ELW
*Proper Preface "Holy, holy, holy Lord..." p.190 ELW
*Words of lnstitution
*Lord's Prayer p.191 ELW
Invitation to Communion
P: Hunger no more. Thirst no more. Come to the banquet of life.
"Lamb of God, you take away ....." p.191 ELW
"The Church's One Foundation" ELW # 654
"Blest Be the Tie That Binds" ELW # 656
Post Comniunion Blessing: P: The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen and keep you
in his grace. C: Amen
Prayer after Communion: P: Holy, and compassionate God, C: in bread and wine you give us gifts that form us to be humble-ad. courageous. May your words come to life in our serving and in our witness, that we might speak a living voice of healing and justice to all the world, through Jesus Christ our rock and our redeemer. Amen.
Sending Hymn "Go My Children With My Blessing" ELW # 543
Dismissal: P: Go in peace. Serve the Lord. C: Thanks be to God.
Postlude Laurie Wiedeman
THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED CELEBRATE MY 25™ anniversary of ordination. Thank you to _all who were a part of the celebration for the 25th anniversary of my ordination. Thank you for the. cake and ice cream and other goodies, the flowers and the many cards and greetings. It is hard to believe it has been 25 years. I feel very blessed to have made it this far and am_ deeply touched by your love and support. Thank you for the $100 gift certificate to Pine
Valley Golf Course and know that I will enjoy every minute the golf course. May God continue to bless our ministry together.
COUNCIL MEETING for Trinity is scheduled for Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 6:30 pm in the basement of Trinity Lutheran Church. NEXT JOINT COUNCIL MEETING IS SET FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH: The next Joint Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 13 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Peter. Put this important meeting on your schedule. See you there.
THIS YEAR'S ANNUAL CHILI DINNER AND MUSIC SERVICE will be held on Sunday, November 11, 2018. Music will be provided by II Edition. Tickets will be on sale before church on October 21st, 28th and November 4th and 11th. Tickets for this
year chili dinner will be $8.00 adults, $5.00 children ages 4 -10 and children under the age of 3 are free. You will also be able to order chili to go at that will be $8.00 A donation sheet will be in the back of church, watch for that to be posted towards the end of October, all donations and help are greatly welcomed, and we thank all of you in advance for your support. Any questions you can contact Sheila Frey
MEN'S BREAKFAST & BIBLE STUDY EVERY SECOND SATURDAY AT VILLAGE INN: Men's breakfast and Bible Study will again be meeting on the second Saturday of the month starting in September. Next men's breakfast and Bible study is scheduled for Nov. 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m. at the Village Inn in Marathon.
This is a great time for fellowship and a discussion on the upcoming Sunday gospel. No sign up needed; just show up; friends and neighbors are welcome!
CONFIRMATION FOR 7th and 8th GRADERS MEETS EVERY WEDNESDAY AT TRINITY: Seventh and eighth graders will meet every Wed. throughout the fall until December 12, 2018. Confirmation will not meet the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Class will begin at 6:00 pm and will dismiss at 7:30 pm. Students should be on time and bring a Bible and a pencil. If you have any questions about confirmation, please contact Pastor Phil.
TRINITY WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY WILL HAVE MONTHLY MEETING NOVEMBER 27TH: The Trinity Women's Bible Study has begun their fall schedule and the next meeting is Tues., November 27 at 1:00 p.m. in the Trinity basement. These are one and one half hour meetings filled with Bible Study, food and fellowship. If you haven't tried this out before, please come and join us. We use the women's Gather Magazine as our basis for Bible Study. This year's study is a study of repentance. The author is The Rev. Meghan Johnston Aelabouni who is a full time Ph. D, student and a mom to three. Women from Trinity and St. Peter are invited to come.
BERLIN-HAMBURG LIONS CLUB is having a Harvest Brunch on October 21st from 10 am until 3 p.m. at Rib River Ballroom, the price is $8.00 for adults and children. Children under the age of three are free. The menu is: Potato & Buttermilk pancakes, maple syrup, applesauce, cheese, scramble eggs, sausages and fruit. Please join us for wonderful meal and help support the Berlin-Hamburg Lions Club