Trinity Lutheran Church - Canton, IL
October 7, 2018 - 20th Sunday after Pentecost
Welcome to Trinity!

We’re glad you’re here! 

  • If you are attending via Facebook Live, please fill out the contact card at the end of today's bulletin to request a pastoral visit, join our mailing list, or update your contact information.
  • If you are attending in person, we invite you to sign in when the ushers pass around the clipboards, and to include your contact information so that we can send you a card (and Pastor can call you if you’d like).


We celebrate Holy Communion in worship each Sunday at 9:00 AM. Visitors are welcome for Communion—read the "Invitation to Holy Communion section  to learn more.


We have weekly education programs for all ages after worship, including Sunday School (age 3+), Confirmation (7th & 8th grade), Youth Group (middle/high school), and Adult Forum.


 

"Need to Know" Information

Restrooms (all handicapped-accessible):

  • Located down the hall from the church office (women’s first, then men’s).


Child and Family Needs—in Fireside Room (entry area):

  • Children are welcome in worship! The small table has crayons and coloring books if your little ones need to keep their hands busy!
  • Our Family Room (next to the TV) offers a baby changing table and space for nursing or other family needs during the service!


Hearing Assistance:

  • You can your set hearing aid to “T” to use our T-coil hearing loop.
  • Other hearing assistance devices are available as well—please ask an usher if you would like to use one.

 

God’s Mission for Trinity: Welcome. Nurture. Serve.

  • In order to put Christ first, we WELCOME people into the church, inviting them to receive the love and grace of Jesus so they may know themselves as children of God.
  • We NURTURE people in faith to support their learning and growth as followers of Jesus.
  • We send people out to SERVE people in emotional, spiritual, and physical need in the congregation, the community, and the world.
Welcoming & Gathering

Prelude

 


Welcome & Announcements

  • Click/tap here for this week's announcements!
  • NEW for Kids: Learn about the Bible with interactive games, word searches, and puzzles you can play on a phone through Bible Activities Zone! (Please be polite and turn off the sound if you are sitting in church, though!)




Please stand as you are able.



Gathering Hymn       “Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty”       ELW 533    

Confession and Forgiveness (1 John 1:8-10; John 20:23)

P:   In the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.


P: Let us confess our brokenness, and the sin that burdens us. (A brief silence.) Lord, make us instruments of your peace.

C: Where we or others have shown hate, let us sow love.

Where people are hurting, let us sow pardon.

Where we have doubted you or others, let us sow faith.

Where we have been in despair, darkness, and sadness, let us sow hope, light, and joy.


P: God, our Divine Master, grants that we may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.


As a called and ordained minister of the church of Christ, and by his authority, I therefore declare to you the entire forgiveness of your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

 

C: Amen.

 

 

Apostolic Greeting (2 Corinthians 13:13)

P: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

C: And also with you.

 

 

Hymn of Praise (Luke 2:14)        “This Is the Feast”

Prayer of the Day

P: The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.

P: Let us pray together. Sovereign God,

C: you have created us to live in loving community with one another. Form us for life that is faithful and steadfast, and teach us to trust like little children, that we may reflect the image of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen

Nurtured By God's Word

First ReadingGenesis 2:18-24

A: Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper as his partner.” So out of the ground the Lord God formed every animal of the field and every bird of the air, 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 cattle, and to the birds of the air, and to every animal of the field; but for the man there was not found a helper as his partner.


So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then he 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; this one shall be called Woman, for out of Man this one was taken.” Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and clings to his wife, and they become one flesh.


A: The word of the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.



Psalm: Psalm 8 (sung to the tune below)

L: O | LORD our Lord,

 how majestic is your name in | all the earth!?

C: you whose glory is chanted above the heavens

out of the mouths of in- | fants and children;

 you have set up a fortress against your enemies,

to silence the foe | and avenger.

L: When I consider your heavens, the work | of your fingers,

the moon and the stars you have set | in their courses,

C: what are mere mortals that you should be mind- | ful of them,

human beings that you should | care for them? 

L: Yet you have made them little less | than divine;

with glory and hon- | or you crown them.

C: You have made them rule over the works | of your hands;

you have put all things un- | der their feet:

L: all | flocks and cattle,

even the wild beasts | of the field,

C: the birds of the air, the fish | of the sea,

and whatever passes along the paths | of the sea.

L: O | LORD our Lord,

how majestic is your name in | all the earth! 

 

  


Second Reading: Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12

A: Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom he also created the worlds. He is the reflection of God’s glory and the exact imprint of God’s very being, and he sustains all things by his powerful word. When he had made purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.


Now God did not subject the coming world, about which we are speaking, to angels. But someone has testified somewhere, “What are human beings that you are mindful of them, or mortals, that you care for them? You have made them for a little while lower than the angels; you have crowned them with glory and honor, subjecting all things under their feet.”


Now in subjecting all things to them, God left nothing outside their control. As it is, we do not yet see everything in subjection to them, but we do see Jesus, who for a little while was made lower than the angels, now crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.


It was fitting that God, for whom and through whom all things exist, in bringing many children to glory, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For the one who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one Father. For this reason Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters, saying, “I will proclaim your name to my brothers and sisters, in the midst of the congregation I will praise you.” 


A: The word of the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.

 


Please stand as you are able.



Gospel Acclamation (John 6:68)        

GOSPEL: Mark 10:2-16

P:  This is the Holy Gospel according to St. Mark, the 10th chapter.

C: Glory to you, O Lord.


P: Some Pharisees came, and to test [Jesus] they 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 dismissal and to divorce her.” But Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart he wrote this commandment for you. But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”


Then in the house the disciples asked him again about this matter. 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.”


People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs.Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.” And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them.


P: The Gospel of the Lord.               

C: Praise to you, O Christ.


 

Please sit.



Children's Time & Sermon


 

Please stand as you are able. 



Hymn of the Day                   ”O Christ, Our Hope”                  ELW 604 

Profession of Faith (Apostles’ Creed)

C:   I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.


I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.


I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

 


Prayers of the Church (1 Timothy 2:1-2)

Each section of the prayers ends:

A: Lord, in your mercy,

C: Hear our prayer.

     

When we get to this part, please join in reading the names in bold:

A: Today, we pray especially for...these friends on our Prayer List:

 C: JoAnne, Julia, Lois, Cecil, Andrea, Tom, Ron, Carolyn, Eleanor, Florence, Karen, Ian, Kirk, Dawn, Lois, Lynette, Carole, Paul, Sandy, Brian, Easton, Angela, Brenda, Bud, Pam, Echo, Richard, Isabella, Sandra, Bill, Judy, Chandra and baby.  

At the conclusion of the prayers:

P: Into your hands…through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

C: Amen.



Sharing of the Peace (John 14:27, 20:19-21; Matthew 5:23-24)

P: The peace of the Lord be with you always.

C: And also with you.



Please sit.

Nurtured By Christ's Meal

Offering           “Jesus Loves Me”           Trombone Solo, Joey Buczko

        


Please stand as you are able.



Sung Offertory                     “Doxology”                  


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

  


Offertory Prayer

A: Let us pray. God of life, 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.

C: Amen.




Great Thanksgiving

P:   It is indeed right...we praise your name and join their unending hymn:

 


Holy, Holy, Holy (Isaiah 6:3, Psalm 118:26, Mark 11:9-10)

Eucharistic Prayer (1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

P:   Holy, mighty, and merciful Lord...

       In the night in which he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus took bread...

       Again, after supper, he took the cup...

       Pour out upon us...now and forever.

C: Amen.

 

 

Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13, Luke 11:2-4)

C: 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 today our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For  thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

 

Please sit.



Lamb of God (John 1:29)

Invitation to Holy Communion

If you are visiting today, you are welcome to receive Holy Communion.

  • Please come forward when the usher comes to your row. (If you are unable to come forward, please tell the usher, and the servers will come to you.)
  • Pastor will give you the bread, and then you can choose to either drink wine from the first cup station or to dip your bread in wine (red) or grape juice (white) at the second cup station.
  • If you prefer not to receive Holy Communion, you are invited to come forward with your arms folded across your chest to receive a blessing.


All are invited to sing the following hymns while Communion is distributed:

  • ELW 632    “O God, Our Help in Ages Past”
  • ELW 733    “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
  • ELW 623     “Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me”
  • ELW 471     "Let Us Break Bread Together” 



Please stand as you are able.



Prayer after Communion

A: Let us pray. Holy and compassionate God, in bread and wine you give us gifts that form us to be humble and 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.

C:  Amen.

Sending Us Out to Serve

Benediction (Numbers 6:24-25, sung)

P: 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,

in the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

C: (sung response below)

Sending Hymn        “Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer”       ELW 618

Dismissal

A: Go in peace. Serve the Lord!

C: Thanks be to God!

 


Postlude




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