20th Sunday after Pentecost (Oct 15th)

The Greeting and Welcome
The congregation stands and faces the entrance of the sanctuary. We begin with a
procession – the cross leading the way – an image of our new life in Jesus Christ and our
journey to Paradise. Some bow as the cross passes, honoring the mystery of salvation.

How Great Thou Art (801)
O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder
Consider all the works Thy hand hath made,
I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder,
Thy pow’r throughout the universe displayed;
Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee,
How great Thou art! How great Thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee.
How great Thou art! How great Thou art!
But when I think that God, His Son not sparing,
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in–
That on the cross my burden gladly bearing
He bled and died to take away my sin;
Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee,
How great Thou art! How great Thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee.
How great Thou art! How great Thou art!
When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart!
Then I shall bow in humble adoration
And there proclaim: “My God, how great Thou art!”
Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee,
How great Thou art! How great Thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee.
How great Thou art! How great Thou art!

En el nombre del Padre, y del  Hijo, y del Espíritu Santo.
All Amen.

Confession and Forgiveness
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us
All But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our
sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.
All Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.
Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.
All Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.
Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.
All Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.
Let us then confess our sins to God our Father:
All Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and
unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by
what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not
loved You with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as
ourselves. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us.
Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will
and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.
Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His
sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of
Christ, and by His authority, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the
Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
All Amen.

The Kyrie

The Prayer of the Day
The Lord be with you.
All And also with you.
Let us pray.
All God, our light and our salvation: illuminate our lives, that we may see
your goodness in the land of the living, and looking on your beauty
may be changed into the likeness of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Scripture Readings
Isaiah 25:6-9
On this mountain the Lord Almighty will prepare a feast of rich food for
all peoples, a banquet of aged wine—the best of meats and the finest
of wines. 7 On this mountain he will destroy the shroud that enfolds all
peoples, the sheet that covers all nations; he will swallow up
death forever. The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all
faces; he will remove his people’s disgrace from all the earth.
The Lord has spoken. 9 In that day they will say, “Surely this is our God;
we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the Lord, we trusted in him; let
us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.”
This is the word of the Lord.
All Thanks be to God.

Philippians 4:4-13
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your
gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about
anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with
thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of
God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and
your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true,
whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is
lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—
think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or
heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of
peace will be with you. 10 I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you
renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you
had no opportunity to show it. 11 I am not saying this because I am in
need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I
know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I
have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation,
whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can
do all this through him who gives me strength.
This is the word of the Lord.
All Thanks be to God.

The Gospel Procession
The Holy Gospel is read in the midst of the people as a reminder of God coming to us in
Jesus Christ. As the Gospel is announced some make a small cross on their forehead, lips,
and chest – a prayer that the Word would dwell in our minds, on our lips, and in our hearts.

Thy Strong Word (578)
Thy strong word did cleave the darkness; At thy speaking it was done.
For created light we thank thee While thine ordered seasons run.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise to thee who light dost send!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia without end!

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.
All Glory to You, O Lord.

Matthew 22:1-14
Jesus again in reply spoke to the chief priests and elders of the people
in parables, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king
who gave a wedding feast for his son. He dispatched his servants to
summon the invited guests to the feast, but they refused to come. A
second time he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell those invited: “Behold, I
have prepared my banquet, my calves and fattened cattle are killed,
and everything is ready; come to the feast.”‘ Some ignored the invitation
and went away, one to his farm, another to his business. The rest laid hold
of his servants, mistreated them, and killed them. The king was enraged
and sent his troops, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city. Then
he said to his servants, ‘The feast is ready, but those who were invited were
not worthy to come. Go out, therefore, into the main roads and invite to
the feast whomever you find.’ The servants went out into the streets and
gathered all they found, bad and good alike, and the hall was filled with
guests. But when the king came in to meet the guests, he saw a man
there not dressed in a wedding garment. The king said to him, ‘My friend,
how is it that you came in here without a wedding garment?’ But he was
reduced to silence. Then the king said to his attendants, ‘Bind his hands
and feet, and cast him into the darkness outside, where there will be
wailing and grinding of teeth.’ Many are invited, but few are chosen.”

The Gospel of the Lord.
All Praise to you, O Christ.

Thy Strong Word (578)
God the Father, light-creator, To thee laud and honor be.
To thee, Light from Light begotten, Praise be sung eternally.
Holy Spirit, light-revealer, Glory, glory be to thee.
Mortals, angels, now and ever Praise the holy Trinity!

The Apostle’s Creed
All 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

Kid Sermon

In Thee Is Gladness (818)
In Thee is gladness Amid all sadness,
Jesus, sunshine of my heart.
By Thee are given The gifts of heaven,
Thou the true Redeemer art.
Our souls Thou wakest, Our bonds Thou breakest;
Who trusts Thee surely Has built securely;
He stands forever: Alleluia!
Our hearts are pining To see Thy shining,
Dying or living To Thee are cleaving;
Naught can us sever: Alleluia!
Since He is ours, We fear no powers,
Not of earth nor sin nor death.
He sees and blesses In worst distresses;
He can change them with a breath.
Wherefore the story Tell of His glory
With hearts and voices; All heav’n rejoices
In Him forever: Alleluia!
We shout for gladness, Triumph o’er sadness,
Love Him and praise Him And still shall raise Him
Glad hymns forever: Alleluia!


The Offering

Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow (805)
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.

Prayer Before Reception of Holy Communion
O Lord, I believe and profess that you are truly Christ,
The Son of the living God, who came into the world
To save sinners of whom I am the first.
Accept me as a partaker of your mystical supper, O Lord,
For I will not reveal your mystery to your enemies,
Nor will I give you a kiss as did Judas, But like the thief I profess to you:
Remember me, O Lord, when you come in your kingdom.
Remember me, O Master, when you come in your kingdom.
Remember me, O Holy One, when you come in your kingdom.
May the partaking of your Holy mysteries, O Lord,
Be not for my judgment or condemnation,
But for the healing of my soul and body.
O Lord, I believe and profess, that this,
Which I am about to receive,
Is truly your most precious Body, and your life-giving Blood,
Given for me for remission of all my sins and for life everlasting. Amen

Service of the Sacrament
The Lord be with you.
All And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
All We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
All It is right to give Him thanks and praise.
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, always and
everywhere to give you thanks, holy Father, almighty and eternal God.
From sunrise to sunset this day is holy, for Christ has risen from the tomb
and scattered the darkness of death with light that will not fade. This
day the risen Lord walks with us, unfolds for us His word, and makes
himself known in the breaking of the bread. And though the night will
overtake this day you summon us to live in endless light, the unending
sabbath of the Lord. Therefore, with angels and archangels and with all
the company of heaven we laud and magnify Your glorious name,
evermore praising You and saying:
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of Sabaoth adored;
Heaven and earth with full acclaim shout the glory of Your name.
Sing hosana in the highest, sing hosana to the Lord;
Truly blest is He who comes in the name of the Lord!

Prayer of Thanksgiving
Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on
those whom You created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our
flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior. With repentant joy, we receive
the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His
body and His blood on the cross. Gathered in the name and the
remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and
strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit. Grant us to faithfully eat His
body and drink His blood as He bids us to in His own testament. Gather
us together from the ends of the earth to celebrate, with all the faithful,
the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end.
Receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us. To You alone be all glory,
honor, and worship, now and forever.
All Amen.

The Consecration

The Acclamation and Invitation
As often as we eat of this bread and drink from this cup, we proclaim
your Death, O Lord, and profess your Resurrection until you come
All Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.
Behold the Lamb of God, behold Jesus, who takes away the sins of the
world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.
All Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall
be healed.
La paz del Señor sea con ustedes.
All Y Tambien contigo

Sharing of the Peace
Greet each other in the name of Christ by saying ‘the Peace of the Lord be with you’ as a
sign of forgiveness & reconciliation in preparation for reception of the Blessed Sacrament.

Lamb of God
Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; grant us peace.

Eucharistic Dismissal

Thank The Lord
Thank the Lord and sing His praise; Tell everyone what He has done.
Let everyone who seeks the Lord, Rejoice, and proudly bear His name.
He recalls His promises, and leads His people forth in joy
With shouts of thanksgiving. Alleluia, alleluia.
Post-Communion Prayer
We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us
through this salutary gift, and we implore You, that of Your mercy, You
would strengthen us in faith toward You and in fervent love toward one
another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns
with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


The Blessing

Savior, Again to thy Dear Name (917)
Savior, again to Thy dear name we raise
With one accord our parting hymn of praise;
Once more we bless Thee ere our worship cease,
Then, lowly bending, wait Thy word of peace.
Grant us thy peace upon our homeward way;
With Thee began, with Thee shall end, the day.
Guard Thou the lips from sin, the hearts from shame,
That in this house have called upon Thy name.
Grant us Thy peace, Lord, through the coming night;
Turn Thou for us its darkness into light.
From harm and danger keep Thy children free;
For dark and light are both alike to Thee.
Grant us Thy peace throughout our earthly life,
Our balm in sorrow and our stay in strife;
Then, when Thy voice shall bid our conflict cease,
Call us, O Lord, to Thine eternal peace.