SERVICE PROGRAM

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PRINTABLE PDF FOR SEPTEMBER 18, 5 p.m. Saturday Service:
WSSEPT18.PDF

Saturday, September 18, 2021– 5:00 p.m.
The 17th Sunday after Pentecost / Communion
Greetings and Opening Prayer
OPENING HYMN: LSB 913 “O Holy Spirit, Enter In”

Invocation
The Confession
P: Dearly beloved, let us 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. We justly deserve your present and eternal punishment. 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.
The Absolution
The Kyrie – spoken
ALL: Lord, have mercy; Christ, have mercy; Lord, have mercy.

(Please be seated)
The Gloria: LSB Hymn 790 (vs. 1 & 2) “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”

The Salutation & Collect
P: The Lord be with you.
C: And also with you.
P: Let us pray:
ALL: O God, whose strength is made perfect in weakness, grant us humility and childlike faith that we may please You in both will and deed; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

THE OLD TESTAMENT READING: Jeremiah 11:18-20
(“To You I Have Committed My Cause”)
18 Because the LORD revealed their plot to me, I knew it, for at that time he showed me what they were doing. 19 I had been like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter; I did not realize that they had plotted against me, saying, “Let us destroy the tree and its fruit; let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name be remembered no more.” 20 But, O LORD Almighty, you who judge righteously and test the heart and mind, let me see your vengeance upon them, for to you I have committed my cause.

R: This is the Word of the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.
THE EPISTLE: James 3:13-4:10
(Friendship with World = Hatred Toward God)
13Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. 14But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. 15Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil. 16For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. 17But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. 18Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.
James 4:1-10
1What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? 2You want something but don’t get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God. 3When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. 4You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. 5Or do you think Scripture says without reason that the spirit he caused to live in us envies intensely? 6But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:
“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 7Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.

R: This is the Word of the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.
(Please stand)
GOSPEL HYMN: Songs of Grace 59 “Lord, I Want to Be a Christian”

The GOSPEL: Mark 9:30-37
P: The Gospel according to St. Mark, the 9th chapter.
C: Glory to you, O Lord.

(Please be seated)
(“Who Was the Greatest?”)
30They left that place and passed through Galilee. Jesus did not want anyone to know where they were, 31because he was teaching his disciples. He said to them, “The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of men. They will kill him, and after three days he will rise.” 32But they did not understand what he meant and were afraid to ask him about it. 33They came to Capernaum. When he was in the house, he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the road?” 34But they kept quiet because on the way they had argued about who was the greatest. 35Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all.” 36He took a little child and had him stand among them. Taking him in his arms, he said to them, 37″Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.”

P: This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C: Praise to You, O Christ.
SERMON: “Who’s the GREATEST?” Text: Mark 9:30-37 Pastor Bruce Kischnick
The Nicene Creed
The Offering / Offertory: Songs of Grace 72 “Make Me A Servant”
(Please stand)
The Prayers
Admonition to Communicants
P: I exhort you in Christ that you give attention to the Testament of Christ in true faith, and above all take to heart the words with which Christ presents his body and blood to us for forgiveness; that you take note of and give thanks for the boundless love that he showed us when he saved us from the wrath of God, sin, death, and hell by his blood; and that you then externally receive the bread and wine, that is, his body and blood, as a guarantee and pledge. Let us then in his name, according to his command, and with his own words administer and receive the Testament.

The Lord’s Prayer
Words of Institution
The Peace
P: The peace of the Lord be with you always.
C: And also with you.
Sanctus Hymn: LSB 940 (vs. 1 & 2) “Holy God, We Praise Thy Name”

(Please be seated)
DISTRIBUTION HYMNS
LSB 637 “Draw Near and Take the Body of the Lord”
LSB 816 “From All That Dwell Below the Skies”
Songs of Grace 26 “Father, I Adore You”
(Please stand)
Post Communion Collect
The Benediction
CLOSING HYMN: Songs of Grace 102 “The Holy Heart”
Silent Prayer
Announcements

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PRINTABLE PDF FOR SEPTEMBER 19, Sunday 8 AM Service:
WSSEPT19-8.PDF

Sunday, September 19, 2021 – 8:00 am
Lutheran Service Book Divine Service I, p. 151
Communion / 17th Sunday after Pentecost
Pre-Service Music
WELCOME and PRAYER

OPENING HYMN: LSB 913 “O Holy Spirit, Enter In”

The Confession of Sins – Left Column, LSB p. 151

The Introit (spoken responsively)
Delight yourself | in the LORD,*
and he will give you the desires | of your heart.
Commit your way | to the LORD;*
trust in him, and | he will act.
He will bring forth your righteousness | as the light,*
and your justice as the | noonday.
Be still before the LORD and wait patiently | for him;*
fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out
evil de- | vices!
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: Ps. 37:4

The Kyrie – p.152

The Hymn of Praise – p.155, “This is the Feast…”

The Salutation & Collect
P: The Lord be with you.
C: And also with you.
P: Let us pray:
ALL: O God, whose strength is made perfect in weakness, grant us humility and childlike faith that
we may please You in both will and deed; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives
and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

THE OLD TESTAMENT READING: Jeremiah 11:18-20
(“To You I Have Committed My Cause”)
18 Because the LORD revealed their plot to me, I knew it, for at that time he showed me what they were doing. 19 I had been like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter; I did not realize that they had plotted against me,
saying, “Let us destroy the tree and its fruit; let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name be remembered no more.” 20 But, O LORD Almighty, you who judge righteously and test the heart and mind, let me see your vengeance upon them, for to you I have committed my cause.

R: This is the Word of the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.

THE EPISTLE: James 3:13-4:10
(Friendship with World = Hatred Toward God)
13Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. 14But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. 15Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil. 16For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. 17But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. 18Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.
James 4:1-10
1What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? 2You want something but don’t get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God. 3When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. 4You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. 5Or do you think Scripture says without reason that the spirit he caused to live in us envies intensely? 6But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:
“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 7Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
R: This is the Word of the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.
(Please stand)
GOSPEL HYMN: Songs of Grace 59 “Lord, I Want to Be a Christian”

THE GOSPEL: Mark 9:30-37
P: The Holy Gospel according to St. Mark, the 9th chapter.
C: Glory to You, O Lord.
(Please be seated)
(“Who Was the Greatest?”)
30They left that place and passed through Galilee. Jesus did not want anyone to know where they were, 31because he was teaching his disciples. He said to them, “The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of men. They will kill him, and after three days he will rise.” 32But they did not understand what he meant and were afraid to ask him about it. 33They came to Capernaum. When he was in the house, he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the road?” 34But they kept quiet because on the way they had argued about who was the greatest. 35Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all.” 36He took a little child and had him stand among them. Taking him in his arms, he said to them, 37″Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.”

P: This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C: Praise to You, O Christ.

THE SERMON: “Who’s the GREATEST?” Text: Mark 9:30-37 Pastor Bruce Kischnick
The Nicene Creed, p.158
The Prayers, p.159
The Lord’s Prayer
The Offering/Offertory: Songs of Grace 72 “Make Me A Servant”
The Communion Liturgy, p.160
Preface, p.160
Proper Preface
Sanctus, p.161
Words of Our Lord, p.162
Peace, p.163
Agnus Dei, p.163
Distribution of Communion
LSB 637 “Draw Near and Take the Body of the Lord”
LSB 816 “From All That Dwell Below the Skies”
Songs of Grace 26 “Father, I Adore You”
Post-Communion Canticle, p.164, “Thank the Lord…”
The Post-Communion Collect, p.166
The Benediction, p.166
CLOSING HYMN: Songs of Grace 102 “The Holy Heart”
Silent Prayer & Announcements

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PRINTABLE PDF FOR SEPTEMBER 19, Sunday 10:30 AM Service:
WSSEPT19-1030.PDF

Praise & Worship Service – 10:30 AM
No Communion – Sunday, September 19, 2021

WELCOME
THE OPENING HYMN: “Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God”
Words and Music by: Keith Getty and Stuart Townend
CCLI License #1672462

Holy Spirit, living Breath of God
Breathe new life into my willing soul
Bring the presence of the risen Lord
To renew my heart and make me whole

Cause Your Word to come alive in me
Give me faith for what I cannot see
Give me passion for Your purity.
Holy Spirit, breathe new life in me

Holy Spirit, come abide within
May Your joy be seen in all I do
Love enough to cover ev’ry sin
In each thought and deed and attitude

Kindness to the greatest and the least
Gentleness that sows the path of peace
Turn my striving into works of grace
Breath of God, show Christ in all I do

Holy Spirit, from creation’s birth
Giving life to all that God has made
Show Your power once again on earth
Cause Your church to hunger for Your ways

Let the fragrance of our prayers arise.
Lead us on the road of sacrifice
That in unity the face of Christ
Will be clear for all the world to see

INVOCATION
Pastor: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
People: Amen.

CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION
Pastor: The Bible declares, “If you, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness therefore you are feared.” And so we humbly confess our sins before God our Father.
People: O Lord, against you I have sinned and done what is evil in your sight. I have broken your laws. I have dishonored your name. I have not loved you with all of my heart, soul, and strength. I have not loved my neighbor as myself or even myself as my neighbor. I am sinful and unclean, and I rightfully deserve your wrath and punishment. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, Have mercy on me, a sinner. Forgive me, renew me, and lead me so that I may delight in your will and walk in your ways to the glory of your holy name. Amen.
Pastor: Almighty God in his mercy has given his only Son to die for you and for his sake forgives us all our sins. As a called and ordained servant of the Word, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
People: Amen.

(Please be seated)
The INTROIT (spoken responsively)
Delight yourself | in the LORD,*
and he will give you the desires | of your heart.
Commit your way | to the LORD;*
trust in him, and | he will act.
He will bring forth your righteousness | as the light,*
and your justice as the | noonday.
Be still before the LORD and wait patiently | for him;*
fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out
evil de- | vices!
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: Ps. 37:4

THE SALUTATION & COLLECT of the DAY
Pastor: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
Pastor: Let us pray:
ALL: O God, whose strength is made perfect in weakness, grant us humility and childlike faith that we may please You in both will and deed; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

The FIRST READING: Jeremiah 11:18-20
(“To You I Have Committed My Cause”)
18 Because the LORD revealed their plot to me, I knew it, for at that time he showed me what they were doing. 19 I had been like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter; I did not realize that they had plotted against me, saying, “Let us destroy the tree and its fruit; let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name be remembered no more.” 20 But, O LORD Almighty, you who judge righteously and test the heart and mind, let me see your vengeance upon them, for to you I have committed my cause.

Reader: This is the Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

The EPISTLE READING: James 3:13-4:10
(Friendship with World = Hatred Toward God)
13Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. 14But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. 15Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil. 16For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. 17But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. 18Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.
James 4:1-10
1What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? 2You want something but don’t get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God. 3When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. 4You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. 5Or do you think Scripture says without reason that the spirit he caused to live in us envies intensely? 6But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:
“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 7Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8Come near to God and he will come near

to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
Reader: This is the Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL HYMN: Songs of Grace 59 “Lord, I Want to Be a Christian”

(Please rise)
GOSPEL: Mark 9:30-37
Pastor: The Holy Gospel according to St Mark, the 9th chapter.
People: Glory to you, O Lord.

(Please be seated)
(“Who Was the Greatest?”)
30They left that place and passed through Galilee. Jesus did not want anyone to know where they were, 31because he was teaching his disciples. He said to them, “The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of men. They will kill him, and after three days he will rise.” 32But they did not understand what he meant and were afraid to ask him about it. 33They came to Capernaum. When he was in the house, he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the road?” 34But they kept quiet because on the way they had argued about who was the greatest. 35Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all.” 36He took a little child and had him stand among them. Taking him in his arms, he said to them, 37″Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.”
Pastor: This is the Gospel of the Lord.
People: Praise to you, O Christ.

The MESSAGE: Pastor Bruce Kischnick
“Who’s the GREATEST?” Text: Mark 9:30-37

THE APOSTLES’ CREED, LSB P. 175

THE OFFERING / OFFERTORY: Songs of Grace 72 “Make Me A Servant”

THE PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH

THE LORD’S PRAYER

BENEDICTION
Pastor: Go forth now in peace, a redeemed, restored, and renewed child of the King.
And the Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, go with each of you and bless you.
People: Amen.

CLOSING HYMN: Songs of Grace 102 “The Holy Heart”

SILENT PRAYER
ANNOUNCEMENTS