Our Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church

802 E. Trapp, Herington, KS 67449

11 November 2018 A T D

Divine Service, page 184

Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Trinity

Second Class

The Sunday of the Daughter of Jairus

Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.

Church office & Preschool: 785-258-3122


email: orlclcms@sbcglobal.net / pastor@ourredeemerherington.org

A prayer before worship: O Almighty God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord; Grant us grace so to follow thy blessed Saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those unspeakable joys which thou hast prepared for those who unfeignedly love thee; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Visitors: We welcome you in the name of our Lord Jesus to our Father’s house. We’re glad that you’ve joined us today and pray that you find comfort and peace in the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. If you desire the Sacrament but have not received it at our altar, please speak with the Pastor before communing.

As we gather: The prelude music & bells marks a time for prayer and meditation as we prepare to receive the blessings of our Lord. Please respect the prayers of others by praying quietly. In the same respect, if possible, please do not leave the Service of the Lord until after His benediction.

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.

The Hymn of Procession             Hear Us, Father, When We Pray           LSB 773        stand

The Preparation

The sign of the holy cross (T) may be made by all in remembrance of their Baptism.

P In the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.                          C Amen.

P 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.

P Our help is in the name of the Lord,              C who made heaven and earth.

P 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.          C Amen.

The call to gather:

Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that He opened for us through the curtain, that is, through His flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” (Heb. 10:19-25)

T The Liturgy of the Word T

 “So that we may obtain this faith, the ministry of teaching the Gospel and administering the Sacraments was instituted. Through the Word and Sacraments, as through instruments, the Holy Spirit is given [John 20:22]. He works faith, when and where it pleases God [John 3:8], in those who hear the good news that God justifies those who believe that they are received into grace for Christ’s sake. This happens not through our own merits, but for Christ’s sake.

Our churches condemn [those] who think that through their own preparations and works the Holy Spirit comes to them without the external Word.”

Augsburg Confession

Article V

The Introit of the Day        Psalm 95:1-4; antiphon: Psalm 95:6-7a

Chant tone “F” is used for the Introit for Trinity 17 – Trinity 24

T Oh come, let us worship and | bow down;* let us kneel before the LORD, our | Maker!

For he | is our God,* and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep | of his hand.

C Oh come, let us sing | to the LORD;* let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our sal- | vation!

P Let us come into his presence with thanks- | giving;* let us make a joyful noise to him with | songs of praise!

C For the LORD is a | great God,* and a great King a- | bove all gods.

P In his hand are the depths | of the earth;* the heights of the mountains are his | also.

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 hymn from Lk. 2:14)

The Blessing & Collect for Trinity 24

The Lord’s minister first addresses the congregation at the Blessing (the Preparatory Rite not properly belonging to the Holy Liturgy but an extension of private confession). The minister blesses the people – “The Lord be with you” – and they him – “And with thy spirit” – that he might fulfill his ministry of prayer and teaching by the Spirit of the Lord Jesus (cf. Ruth 2:4).


P The Lord be with you.

P Let us pray....

Stir up, O Lord, the wills of Your faithful people that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may by You be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


A prayer before the readings: “Speak, Lord, your servant is listening.” (1 Samuel 3:10)

The First Reading                                Isaiah 51:9-16                                                         sit

In those days, the prophet Isaiah spoke, saying: Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the Lord; awake, as in days of old, the generations of long ago. Was it not you who cut Rahab in pieces, that pierced the dragon? Was it not you who dried up the sea, the waters of the great deep, who made the depths of the sea a way for the redeemed to pass over? And the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. “I, I am he who comforts you; who are you that you are afraid of man who dies, of the son of man who is made like grass, and have forgotten the Lord, your Maker, who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth, and you fear continually all the day because of the wrath of the oppressor, when he sets himself to destroy? And where is the wrath of the oppressor? He who is bowed down shall speedily be released; he shall not die and go down to the pit, neither shall his bread be lacking. I am the Lord your God, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar—the Lord of hosts is his name. And I have put my words in your mouth and covered you in the shadow of my hand, establishing the heavens and laying the foundations of the earth, and saying to Zion, ‘You are my people.’”

P The Word of the Lord.                R Thanks be to God.

The Gradual                                        Psalm 116:8, 1

L You have delivered my | soul from death,* my eyes from tears, my feet from | stumbling.

C I love the Lord, because | he has heard* my voice and my pleas for | mercy.

The Epistle                                        Colossians 1:9-14

Brethren: We have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

P The Word of the Lord.                R Thanks be to God.

The Alleluia and Verse                                Psalm 36:9                                                     stand

The Alleluias were ‘put away’ on Transfiguration Sunday, silent during the season of fasting and penitence; now they resound at the resurrection of our Lord Jesus.

A With you is the foun- | tain of life;* in your light do | we see light.  (Repeat “Alleluias”)

The Holy Gospel                                                                                              St. Matthew 9:18-26

P The continuation of the T Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew.

T      At that time: while [Jesus] was saying these things to them, behold, a ruler came in and knelt before him, saying, “My daughter has just died, but come and lay your hand on her, and she will live.”  And Jesus rose and followed him, with his disciples. And behold, a woman who had suffered from a discharge of blood for twelve years came up behind him and touched the fringe of his garment, for she said to herself, “If I only touch his garment, I will be made well.” Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, “Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And instantly the woman was made well. And when Jesus came to the ruler’s house and saw the flute players and the crowd making a commotion, he said, “Go away, for the girl is not dead but sleeping.” And they laughed at him. But when the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took her by the hand, and the girl arose. And the report of this went through all that district.



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                       For Me to Live is Jesus                 LSB 742                  sit

The congregation is encouraged to use this hymn throughout the week at Family Prayer & Catechesis.

The Sermon

The Catechetical InstructionThe Lord’s Prayer: As the head of the family should teach it in a simple way to his household

P What is the Third Petition? C Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

P What does this mean? C The good and gracious will of God is done even without our prayer, but we pray in this petition that it may be done among us also.

P How is God’s will done? C God’s will is done when He breaks and hinders every evil plan and purpose of the devil, the world, and our sinful nature, which do not want us to hallow God’s name or let His kingdom come; and when He strengthens and keeps us firm in His Word and faith until we die. This is His good and gracious will.

The Offertory                                                                                           Stand


The Offering – “Upon the first day of the week let every one of you set something aside to store it up, as God has prospered him.” (1 Cor. 16:2)

The Prayers of the Saints                                                              (1 Timothy 2:1)

P Let us pray to the Lord:          C Lord, have mercy.

T The Liturgy of the Sacrament T


The Holy Communion will not be distributed today; if you would like the Holy Communion this week you are encouraged to attend the weekly distribution at the Divine Service on Thursdays at 10:00am at Legacy of Herington Assisted Living.

At the outset we must again make the preliminary statement that we do not abolish the mass, but religiously maintain and defend it. For among us masses are celebrated every Lord's Day and on the other festivals, in which the Sacrament is offered to those who wish to use it, after they have been examined and absolved. And the usual public ceremonies are observed, the series of lessons, of prayers, vestments, and other like things.”

The Apology of the Augsburg Confession: The Mass, XXIV, paragraph 1


Resolution 2-08A, 1995, of the Synodical Convention: “The Synod in convention encourages pastors and congregations to study the scriptural, confessional, and historical witness to every Sunday communion with a view to recovering the opportunity for receiving the Lord’s Supper each Lord’s Day.”

The Lord’s Prayer & Concluding Collect

P Almighty God grant to Your Church Your Holy Spirit and the wisdom that comes down from above, that Your Word may not be bound but have free course and be preached to the joy and edifying of Christ’s holy people, that in steadfast faith we may serve You and, in the confession of Your name, abide unto the end; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

C Amen.











P The Lord be with you.


A Bless we the Lord.

P 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       Sing With All the Saints in Glory          LSB 671

It is a laudable custom to remain standing for the final hymn (cf. Rev. 7:9) and reverence the cross as the ensign of our King (cf. Gal. 6:14). 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.


Those serving today in the house of the Lord

The Rev. Mark D. Lovett, celebrant                                            Mr. Jeff Mortensen, elder of the month

Mstr. Mason Mortensen, crucifer                                                    Mstr. Luke Obermeyer, book bearer

Mstr. Jax Kickhaefer & Mstr. Gage Billinger, acolytes

Mrs. Barbara Kickhaefer & Mrs Tammie Roe, altar guild

Mrs. Kristi Lovett & family, greeters                                                     Ms. Lori Moldenhauer, organist


Regular Sunday Morning Schedule

9:15am – Breakfast / Sunday school / Adult Bible Class & 10:30am – The Divine Service


the Confession of the Lutheran Churches

The Large Catechism: The Fourth Commandment

Indeed, we feel our misfortune, we murmur and complain of unfaithfulness, violence, and injustice, but will not see that we ourselves are knaves who have fully deserved this punishment, and yet are not thereby reformed. We will have no favor and happiness, therefore it is but fair that we have nothing but misfortune without mercy. There must still be somewhere upon earth some godly people because God continues to grant us so much good! On our own account we should not have a farthing in the house nor a straw in the field. All this I have been obliged to urge with so many words, in hope that some one may take it to heart, that we may be relieved of the blindness and misery in which we are steeped so deeply, and may truly understand the Word and will of God, and earnestly accept it. For thence we would learn how we could have joy, happiness, and salvation enough, both temporal and eternal.

Thus we have two kinds of fathers presented in this commandment, fathers in blood and fathers in office, or those to whom belongs the care of the family, and those to whom belongs the care of the country. Besides these there are yet spiritual fathers; not like those in the Papacy, who have indeed had themselves called thus, but have performed no function of the paternal office. For those only are called spiritual fathers who govern and guide us by the Word of God; as St. Paul boasts his fatherhood 1 Cor. 4:15, where he says: In Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the Gospel. Now, since they are fathers they are entitled to their honor, even above all others. But here it is bestowed least; for the way which the world knows for honoring them is to drive them out of the country and to grudge them a piece of bread, and, in short, they must be (as says St. Paul, 1 Cor. 4:13) as the filth of the world and everybody's refuse and footrag.



Questions on the Gospel Reading & Service for conversation with your family and friends:

1)    Why did the Lord say that the violent take the kingdom of heaven by force?

2)    What does the parable mean that they played a flute but he did not dance and that they sang a dirge and he did not weep?

3)    If the Law and the Prophets were unit St. John the Baptist, what does that teach us about the Lord Jesus?

4)    How is wisdom justified by her deeds?


Let Us Pray

“Let my prayer rise before You as incense …” (Ps. 141:2)

(You are encouraged to make use of these prayers, praying daily for our congregation and for our community at your family’s Daily Prayer & Catechesis.)

+++ Daily Prayer Office: Matins (Mon. & Wed. at 8:30am; Tues. & Thurs. at 7:45am) +++

The Collect for Trinity 24 (may be prayed daily at home as a thematic prayer for the week)

Stir up, O Lord, the wills of Your faithful people that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may by You be plenteously rewarded; 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

Jeff Biehler

Rosemary Deines

Terri Dehning
Shaila Estes (Marcia Sheilds’ sister)
Howard Klein

Shirley Klein

Adriane French
Mark Pagenkopf

Pete Schultz

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.

for our shut-ins:

Arlene Barrett

Weldon Deines

Milton Fleming

Roger Krause

Velda McDiffitt

Armon Reith

Elsie Riffel (moved)

Helen Sorenson

Esther Tiede

Juanita Tousignant

Jerry Vinyard

Vera Wooldridge

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.

Text Box: News & Notes for Our RedeemerYouth Group will meet after church today for our monthly meeting.

Next Sunday, after church, we will have our annual Council Meeting to finalize budgets from our boards

Our Annual Voters Meeting wherein we approve our annual budget and elect officers for our boards and council, will be after church on November 25th.

If you’re not a voting member you are cordially invited to attend the upcoming meetings to be more well informed about how the church operates and to consider becoming a voting member to help make decisions and support the day-to-day operations of our congregation.

Tabith Meeting this Wednesday at 7:00pm.

The Board of Evangelism will meet next Sunday (November 18) at 6pm. This is an open meeting to anyone who is interested in evangelism for the congregation, which includes outreach but also “inreach”. Some topics we’ll be discussing are: visitor follow up, “Fireside Chats”, and ways to increase fellowship in the congregation. Bring your ideas!





Supporting the ministry of Christ (St. Luke 8:1-3) & remembering the poor (Gal. 2:10)

Our response to God’s mercy and grace in Christ Jesus in…

…last week’s budget receipts - $1,694.00            (weekly needed for 2018 budget: $1,872.70)

(2018 budget: $97,383.04)                          (approx.) Budget Receipts for 2018 - $75,503.04

…our attendance – 61 (SS – 11; Adult– 14)                       Scheduled for 2018 - $82,398.80

…our witness (# of visitors) – 2             Outstanding Budget Amount for 2018 - $25,434.70

                                                            above / (below) budget for 2018 – ($6,895.76)

…non-budget receipts: Reformation Offering - $460 / Missions - $80 / TIM - $45 / Building - $25 / Tuition - $115

Our website, www.ourredeemerherington.org, has a lot of useful information, including sermons. Check it out.

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.

*Small Cap days are chief feasts or major festivals; bold days are Sundays & minor festivals; and Text Box: This Week at Our Redeemeritalicized 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, November 11                   Trinity 24 (g); St. Martin of Tours, pastor (Luther’s namesake); Veterans Day (US Holiday)

9:00am                                           Breakfast / Sunday School hour

10:30am                                        Divine Service (Holy Communion will not distributed)

6:30pm                                          Book Study (read chapter 3)

Monday, November 12                 Veterans Day (observed)

Office is closed for Veterans Day

Tuesday, November 13

7:45am                                           Matins

9:00am                                           Circuit 9 Pastors Conference (Zion Lutheran, Hillsboro)

Wednesday, November 14           Emperor Justinian, Christian ruler & confessor of Christ

8:30am                                           Matins

6:30pm – 8pm                              Midweek

7:00pm                                          Tabitha Society Meeting

7:30pm                                          Chapel (Evening Prayer)

Thursday, November 15

7:45am                                           Matins

9:00am                                           Preschool Chapel

10:00am                                        the Holy Communion (Legacy of Herington)

Friday, November 16

Saturday, November 17

Sunday, November 18                   Trinity 25 (g)

9:00am                                           Breakfast / Sunday School hour

10:30am                                        the (Holy Communion

Because our Lord says, “When you fast,” (St. Matthew 6:16-17) here is a suggested fast.

Eucharistic Fast: from all food and drink, except water, after midnight until after the Sacrament on Sunday.

Weekday Eucharistic Fast: from all food and drink, except water, 3 hours before receiving the Sacrament.

After Church                                  Annual Council Meeting

6pm                                                Board of Evangelism Meeting


Birthdays this week

Cynthia Mowat 11/14

Shiela Eskeldson 11/17


Baptismal Birthdays this week

Helen Mitchell 11/13



Altar Servers & Acolytes for 11/18

Tyler Brockmeier, Grant Eskeldson, Kristopher Lovett, & Chloe Biehler


Next Week’s Greeters  11/18

Metta Rae Biehler & family


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

Welcome to

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.

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: orlclcms@sbcglobal.net

Pastor Lovett’s email: rev_lovett@yahoo.com


















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