Our Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church
802 E. Trapp,
Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity
The Sunday of the Good Samaritan
Have regard for the covenant, [O Lord];
let not the downtrodden turn back in shame.
Arise, O God, defend your cause; do not forget the clamor of your foes.
Church office & Preschool: 785-258-3122
Pr. Mark Lovett: 620-292-7098
email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
A word on the order of service: If you find yourself a bit lost, take heart! We were all there once. Listen to and watch those around you and learn from them how the Church worships God.
NB: Italicized words or phrases indicate an appropriate time to bow one’s head, such as at the Holy Name of Jesus. The (T) marks an appropriate time to make the sign of the Holy Cross. The symbol () marks a scriptural and theological explanation of that part of the liturgy.
A prayer before worship: O Lord, Creator, Redeemer, and Comforter, as I come to worship You in spirit and in truth, I humbly pray that You would open my ears to the preaching of Your Holy Word so that I may repent of my sins, believe in Jesus Christ as my only Savior, and grow in grace and holiness. Hear me for the sake of His name. Amen.
The Hymn of Procession Father, We Praise Thee LSB 875 Stand
The sign of the holy cross (T) may be made by all in remembrance of their Baptism.
In the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit. C Amen.
Beloved in the Lord! Let us draw near with a true heart and confess our sins unto God our Father, beseeching Him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us forgiveness.
Our help is in the name of the Lord, C who made heaven and earth.
I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord, C and You forgave the iniquity of my sin.
P Almighty God, our maker and redeemer, we poor sinners confess unto You that we are by nature sinful and unclean and that we have sinned against You by thought, word, and deed. Wherefore we flee for refuge to Your infinite mercy, seeking and imploring Your grace for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ.
C O most merciful God, who has given Your only-begotten Son to die for us, have mercy upon us and for His sake grant us remission of all our sins; and by Your Holy Spirit increase in us true knowledge of You and of Your will and true obedience to Your Word, to the end that by Your grace we may come to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
The minister faces the assembly, announcing God’s mercy by the blood of Jesus which washes us clean in the waters of Holy baptism and allows us entrance into the holy of holies where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.
P Almighty God, our heavenly Father, has had mercy upon us and has given His only Son to die for us and for His sake forgives us all our sins. To those who believe on His name He gives power to become the children of God and has promised them His Holy Spirit. He that believes and is baptized shall be saved.
Grant this, Lord, unto us all.
The Introit of the Day Ps. 74:1–2, 19b, 21b; antiphon: Ps. 74:20a, 21a, 22a, 23a
T Have regard for the covenant, | [O Lord];* let not the downtrodden turn | back in shame. Arise, O God, de- | fend your cause;* do not forget the clamor | of your foes.
C O God, why do you cast us off for- | ever?* Why does your anger smoke against the sheep of your | pasture?
P Remember your congre- | gation,* which you have pur- | chased of old,
C which you have redeemed to be the tribe of your | heritage!* Remember Mount Zion, where | you have dwelt.
P Do not forget the life of your poor for- | ever.* Let the poor and needy | praise your name.
C Glory be to the Father and | to the Son* and to the Holy |Spirit;
as it was in the be- | ginning* is now and will be forever. | Amen.
(Antiphon repeated) T
The Kyrie (Here the people of God ask for and confess God’s mercies which are new every morning (Lam. 3:22-23.))
The Gloria in Excelsis (angelic song from Lk. 2:14; a prayer of praise to the one true God for His salvation among men.)
The Blessing & Collect of the Day (A Collect is a common prayer of all Christians in every time and place.)
P The Lord be with you.
Let us pray....
…one God, now and forever.
A prayer (Psalm 43:3) at hearing the word of the Lord: “O Lord, send out Thy light and Thy truth, let them lead me.”
The First Reading Hosea 6:1-6 sit
In those days, the prophet Hosea spoke, saying: “Come, let us return to the LORD; for He has torn us, that He may heal us; He has struck us down, and He will bind us up. After two days He will revive us; on the third day He will raise us up, that we may live before Him. Let us know; let us press on to know the LORD; His going out is sure as the dawn; He will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth.” What shall I do with you, O Ephraim? What shall I do with you, O Judah? Your love is like a morning cloud, like the dew that goes early away. Therefore I have hewn them by the Prophets; I have slain them by the words of My mouth, and My judgment goes forth as the light. For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings, says the Lord Almighty.
The Word of the Lord. R Thanks be to God.
The Gradual Psalm 77:14–15 Cantor
( Called the “gradual” because it is a gradual step up from the Old Testament reading to the Epistle reading on our way to the Holy Gospel.)
The Epistle Galatians 3:16-22
Brethren: The promises were made to Abraham and to his Seed. It does not say, “And to seeds,” referring to many, but referring to One, “And to your Seed,” who is Christ. This is what I mean: the law, which came 430 years afterward, does not annul a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to make the promise void. For if the inheritance comes by the law, it no longer comes by promise; but God gave it to Abraham by a promise. Why then the law? It was added because of transgressions, until the Seed should come to whom the promise had been made, and it was put in place through angels by an intermediary. Now an intermediary implies more than one, but God is one. Is the law then contrary to the promises of God? Certainly not! For if a law had been given that could give life, then righteousness would indeed be by the law. But the Scripture imprisoned everything under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.
The Word of the Lord. R Thanks be to God.
The Alleluia and Verse (An acclamation of praise, the Church sings “Alleluia” because Jesus is risen.)
P The continuation of the T Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (St. Luke 10:23-37)
T At that time, Jesus: turned to the disciples and said privately, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see! For I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.” And behold, a lawyer stood up to put Him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” And He said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.” But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’ Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.”
P The T Gospel of the Lord.
The Apostles’ Creed
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 T everlasting. Amen.
The Hymn of the Day Oh How Great is Your Compassion LSB 559 Sit
(It is suggested that the family use the Hymn of the Day throughout the week for at-home devotions.)
To Workers of All Kinds
C Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ. Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but like slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart. Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men, because you know that the Lord will reward everyone for whatever good he does, whether he is slave or free. Ephesians 6:5–8
The Apology of the Augsburg Confession: The Mass, XXIV, paragraph 1
The Offering (The offering is given by Christians for the work of the ministry, St. Luke 8:1-3, and to care for the poor, Gal 2:10; 1 Tim. 5:18. The “Peace of the Lord” may be shared by all.)
The Offertory (a prayer) stand
The Prayers of the Saints – Intercession for our parish and community, and all creation (1 Timothy 2:1).
The Lord’s Prayer & Concluding Collect
The Benedicamus & Benediction
The Lord be with you.
Bless we the Lord.
The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious unto you.
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and T give you peace.
The Hymn of Procession Lord Jesus Christ, With Us Abide LSB 585
It is a laudable custom to remain standing for the final hymn (cf. Rev. 7:9). Please be seated as you have need.
T Soli Deo Gloria T
A silent prayer after worship:
Almighty and merciful God, I have again worshiped in Your presence and received both forgiveness for my many sins and the assurance of Your love for me in Jesus Christ. I thank You for this undeserved grace and ask You to keep me in faith until, with all Your saints, I inherit eternal salvation; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
If you're visiting our congregation today please visit our narthex and sign our Guest Book. We pray the Lord bless you with the faith that saves and that you gather with us in service to our Lord as often as you are able.
Those serving today in the house of the Lord The Rev. Mark D. Lovett, celebrant Mr. Pete
Schultz, elder of the month Mstr Grant Eskeldson,
crucifer Ms. Sarah Lovett, cantor Ms.
Emma Kickhaefer & Mstr.
Tyler Brockmeyer, candle lighters (Ms.
Sarah Lovett & Mstr. Jax
Tammie Roe & Mrs. Barbara Kickhaefer, altar
guild for the month Pooh & Mackenzie Schlesener,
Those serving today in the house of the Lord
The Rev. Mark D. Lovett, celebrant Mr. Pete Schultz, elder of the month
Mstr Grant Eskeldson, crucifer Ms. Sarah Lovett, cantor
Ms. Emma Kickhaefer & Mstr. Tyler Brockmeyer, candle lighters
(Ms. Sarah Lovett & Mstr. Jax Kickhaefer)
Mrs. Tammie Roe & Mrs. Barbara Kickhaefer, altar guild for the month
Pooh & Mackenzie Schlesener, greeters Brandon French, music
the Confession of the Lutheran churches
~ The Augsburg Confession ~
Neither were the bishops ignorant of these abuses, and if they had corrected them in time, there would now be less dissension. Heretofore, by their own connivance, they suffered many corruptions to creep into the Church. Now, when it is too late, they begin to complain of the troubles of the Church, while this disturbance has been occasioned simply by those abuses which were so manifest that they could be borne no longer. There have been great dissensions concerning the Mass, concerning the Sacrament. Perhaps the world is being punished for such long-continued profanations of the Mass as have been tolerated in the churches for so many centuries by the very men who were both able and in duty bound to correct them. For in the Ten Commandments it is written, Ex. 20:7: The Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh His name in vain. But since the world began, nothing that God ever ordained seems to have been so abused for filthy lucre as the Mass.
There was also added the opinion which infinitely increased Private Masses, namely that Christ, by His passion, had made satisfaction for original sin, and instituted the Mass wherein an offering should be made for daily sins, venial and mortal. From this has arisen the common opinion that the Mass takes away the sins of the living and the dead by the outward act. Then they began to dispute whether one Mass said for many were worth as much as special Masses for individuals, and this brought forth that infinite multitude of Masses. [With this work men wished to obtain from God all that they needed, and in the meantime faith in Christ and the true worship were forgotten.]
1) Is there anything we can “do” to inherit eternal life? Can we keep the Law perfectly and love everyone perfectly?
2) Who can we trust to keep the Law for us and give us
3) eternal life?
4) Which man (priest, Levite or Samaritan) helped the man who was beaten?
5) What did he do for him?
6) Who is our Good Samaritan and binds up our wounds by forgiving our sin?
Remember to invite
your family and friends to come, hear, and learn from Jesus next Sunday.
Remember to invite your family and friends to come, hear, and learn from Jesus next Sunday.
Let our prayers rise before You as incense … (Ps. 141:2)
(You are encouraged to make use of these prayers, praying for our congregation and for our community at your family’s Daily Prayer & Catechesis.)
The Collect of the Day for Trinity 13 (may be prayed daily at home as a thematic prayer for the week)
Almighty and everlasting God, give us an increase of faith, hope, and charity; and that we may obtain what You have promised, make us love what You have commanded; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Let us pray: for our fellow parishioners who are ill, and their loved ones
O, Lord, look down from heaven; behold, visit, and relieve Your servants [names] for whom we pray. Look upon them with the eyes of Your mercy, and give them comfort and sure confidence in You. Defend them from every danger to body and soul, and keep them in peace and safety; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
for our shut-ins:
Gracious Father, You have assured us that we shall receive strength for every day of our lives. Grant Your servants, [names], who are homebound, both the desire and the will to spend their days as obedient children, trusting in Your goodness and remembering with thankfulness Your mercies, which are new every morning; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
for Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, her pastor, teachers, workers, and preschool:
Gracious Lord and Shepherd, sustain this congregation in the true faith and holy living. Be with our shepherd, teachers, workers, and preschool staff, giving them zeal and faithfulness to perform the task of building up Your Church and bringing glory to Your saving name; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
for our Synod and District leaders, and for the whole Church of God:
Rev. Matthew Harrison, synod president
Synodical & District Board of Directors
Rev. Peter Lange, district president
Rev. Clark Davis, circuit 9 circuit visitor
Almighty God, merciful Father, keep and preserve our whole synod, its teachers and officers, true to Your Word. Guard and protect her members against the danger of sinful ambitions, the love of dissension, and the spirit of indifference in doctrine and practice. Preserve Your whole Church throughout the world from all heresy and false belief that we may abide in Your Word and faithfully proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
The congregation is invited to join our Midweek kids every Wednesday at 7:30pm at Midweek Chapel. The order of Vespers is used.
500th Anniversary of the Reformation – hosted by Faith Lutheran in Abilene. Information and the sign-up sheet is on the Visitor’s Desk in the narthex. You must be signed up by September 24th.
“Game Night at Our Redeemer” – Our next “Game Night” will be September 24th (Sunday) at 6pm (to about 8:30pm). Pizza will be provided and everyone is asked to bring their beverage of choice and a dessert. And your favorite game! “Game Night” will be every 4th Sunday of each month.
Tabitha Society will have Guest Night/Salad Supper on Wednesday, September 13th at 6:30pm. All ladies of Our Redeemer are invited to attend!
Elders’ Meeting this Wednesday at 8pm (after Midweek).
The new Acolytes are going through some training and organization, so please be patient with them and pastor as they begin to work together, bringing honor to the service. Thank you.
The Preschool now has its own box in our mailboxes in the narthex. Please use it for communications with the Preschool. Thank you.
Wanna be a greeter on Sundays? It’s real easy; just show up early and greet people! You can also sign up on the sign up list in the narthex. Our greeters greet members and guests as they arrive at the house of the Lord, giving a service bulletin and a smile, and are blessing to our congregation. Families or individuals can sign up (or just show up).
Life Quote for Sunday, September 10: “What do we have to share with the frail elderly who wonder about God’s purpose for their lives? They are created, redeemed, and called, and as long as God gives them life, He gives their lives meaning and purpose.” Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, former executive director of Lutherans For Life
Tabitha will be collecting peanut butter & jelly, and juice is always appreciated throughout the month of September.
Our response to God’s mercy and grace in Christ Jesus in…
Home $1465.00 Building Fund $30.00
Missions $80.00 Together-In- Mission $30.00
Last week’s attendance: 90 Visitors: 9
Our website, www.ourredeemerherington.org, has a lot of useful information, including
Sunday sermons. Check it out.
*Small Cap days are chief feasts or major festivals; bold days are Sundays & minor festivals; and italicized days are commemorations or special days. Major festivals that fall on a Sunday replace that Sunday’s propers unless that Sunday is a high festival of the church (like Easter or Pentecost).
Sunday, September 10 Trinity 13 (g)
9:15am Sunday school / Adult Bible Class
10:30am the Divine Service (the Holy Communion will not be distributed)
Monday, September 11
Tuesday, September 12
8:30am – 11:30am Preschool (Chapel at 8:45am)
Wednesday, September 13
8:30am – 11:30am Preschool
6:30pm Tabitha Society Guest Night and Salad Supper
6:30pm – 8pm Midweek Religion Class
8:00pm Monthly Elders’ Study & Meeting
Thursday, September 14 Holy Cross Day (r)
10:00am the Holy Communion (Legacy of Herington)
Friday, September 15
Saturday, September 16 St. Cyprian of Carthage, pastor & martyr
Sunday, September 17 Trinity 14 (g)
9:15am Sunday school / Adult Bible Class
10:30am the Holy Communion
After Service Youth Group Planning Meeting (grades 8th – 12th). Pizza will be provided.
Private Confession is heard by appointment. Come and receive the forgiveness of God and have your Lord and God cleanse your conscience and give you peace.
Birthdays this week:
Sophia Kickhaefer 9/13
Sarah Lovett 9/14
Baptismal Birthdays this week:
Emma Kickhaefer 9/10
Katie Roe 9/13
Tammie Roe 9/13
Baptismal Birthdays this week cont.:
Georgia Rucker 9/13
Carrie Roe 9/14
Those scheduled to serve next Sunday
Joshua Lovett, Luke Obermeyer,
Mason Mortensen, Chloe Beilher, Topher Lovett,
God has instituted a lofty, beautiful worship; namely, His remembrance and the glory of the passion of Christ, and to it He has borne witness that He is indeed well-pleased with it. If you want to engage in a marvelous great worship of God and honor Christ’s passion rightly, then remember and participate in the sacrament. In it there is a remembrance of Him; that is, He is praised and glorified. If you practice or assist in practicing this same remembrance with diligence, then you will assuredly forget about the self-chosen forms of worship, for you cannot praise and thank God too often or too much for His grace revealed in Christ.
T Dr. Martin Luther, 1530
Our Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church
We cordially welcome all who gather with us around the Altar and Pulpit to hear and receive the Word of God. If you are visiting this morning, please sign the Guest Register in the narthex and fill out a pew card. We hope that you will come again. If you would like to learn more about worshiping and communing at Our Redeemer, please visit with Pastor Lovett.
Our churches practice closed communion. Communicants are baptized Christians who have been instructed in the Chief Articles of Christian Doctrine – The Ten Commandments, The Creed, The Lord’s Prayer, The Sacrament of Holy Baptism, Confession and the Office of The Keys, and the Sacrament of the Altar – and have been formally admitted to the fellowship of the Altar and continue in that fellowship as a congregant of Our Redeemer or another Christian congregation committed to rightly preach the Word of God and administer the Sacraments according to Christ’s institution and mandate. If you would like to receive the Holy Communion, but have not previously communed at our altar, please speak with the pastor.
Pastor Lovett To
contact Pastor Lovett, you may call the church office (785-258-3122) or
his cell phone (620-292-7098). Church
email: email@example.com Pastor
Lovett’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.ourredeemerherington.org
Contact Pastor Lovett
To contact Pastor Lovett, you may call the church office (785-258-3122)
or his cell phone (620-292-7098).
Church email: email@example.com
Pastor Lovett’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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