Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost                         October 2, 2022

Today’s Theme for Worship: Faith that delights in duty. Duty is defined as “something that one is expected or required to do.” Christian faith, however, delights in our duties. We know that through faith we serve the One who came to serve us.

Hymn: 735 Before You I Kneel

1     Before you I kneel, my Master and Maker,
    to offer the work of my hands.
For this is the day you’ve given your servant;
    I will rejoice and be glad
for the strength I have to live and breathe,
for each skill your grace has given me,
for the needs and opportunities
    that will glorify your great name.


2     Before you I kneel and ask for your goodness
    to cover the work of my hands,
for patience and peace to shape all my labor;
    your grace for thorns in my path.
Flow within me like a living stream;
wear away the stones of pride and greed,
till your ways are dwelling deep in me
    and a harvest of life is grown.


3     Before you we kneel, our Master and Maker;
    establish the work of our hands,
and order our steps to seek first your kingdom
    in ev’ry small and great task.
May we live the gospel of your grace,
serve your purpose in our fleeting days,
then our lives will bring eternal praise
    and all glory to your great name.


In the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.




If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.

If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just
    and will forgive us our sins
    and purify us from all unrighteousness.


Let us confess our sins to the Lord.

Holy God, gracious Father,
    I am sinful by nature
        and have sinned against you in my thoughts, words, and actions.
    I have not loved you with my whole heart;
    I have not loved others as I should.
        I deserve your punishment both now and forever.
    But Jesus, my Savior, paid for my sins
        with his innocent suffering and death.
    Trusting in him, I pray: God, have mercy on me, a sinner.


Our gracious Father in heaven has been merciful to us. He sent his only Son, Jesus Christ, who gave his life as the atoning sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. Therefore, as a called servant of Christ and by his authority, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.


Lord, Have Mercy

In peace let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.


For the peace from above and for our salvation, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.


For the peace of the whole world, for the well-being of the Church of God, and for the unity of all, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.


For this holy house and for all who offer here their worship and praise, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.


Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord.


Glory to God in the Highest

Refrain: Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth.


Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory.    Refrain


Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us. You are seated at the right hand of the Father; receive our prayer.    Refrain


For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in the glory of God the Father. Amen. Amen.    Refrain


The Word


The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Prayer of the Day:

Let us pray.


Almighty God, in your bountiful goodness, keep us safe from every evil of body and soul. Make us ready, with cheerful hearts, to do whatever pleases you; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


First Reading: 1 Chronicles 29:1-2,10–18

1King David said this to the whole assembly:

My son Solomon, the one God has chosen, is young and inexperienced. The work is great because this citadel is not for a man. It is for the Lord God. 2According to all my strength, I have provided these things for the house of my God: gold for the gold items, silver for the silver, bronze for the bronze, iron for the iron, wood for the wooden, onyx stones and settings, antimony, stones of many different colors, every kind of precious stone, and alabaster in abundance.

10David blessed the Lord in the presence of the entire assembly. He said:

Blessed are you, Lord, the God of Israel, our father, from eternity to eternity. 11To you, O Lord, belong greatness, power, glory, victory, and majesty, because everything in the heavens and on the earth belongs to you. You, Lord, are exalted as head above everything. The kingdom belongs to you. 12Riches and honor come from you. You are ruling over everything. In your hand are power and strength. It is in your power to make anyone great and strong. 13Now, our God, we are thanking you and praising your glorious name.

14Who am I? Who are my people that we are able to offer willingly like this? For everything comes from you. What we have given to you came from your hand. 15We are aliens and temporary residents before you, as were all our fathers. Our days on the earth are like a shadow, and there is no hope of staying.

16Lord, our God, all this abundance, which we have provided for building a house for you, for your holy name, is from your hand. This abundance belongs to you.

17I know, my God, that you test the heart, and you take pleasure in uprightness. In the uprightness of my heart I have freely offered all these things. Now with joy I see your people, who are present here to bring the offering freely to you.

18Lord, the God of our fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, preserve forever this purpose and way of thinking in the heart of your people. Direct their heart to you.

Psalm of the Day: 62A In God Alone My Soul Can Find Rest and Peace


In God alone my soul can find rest and peace,
    in God my peace and joy.
Only in God my soul can find its rest,
    find its rest and peace.


Truly my soul finds / rest in God;
    my salvation / comes from him.
Truly he is my rock and my sal- / vation;
    he is my fortress, I will never be / shaken.
Yes, my soul, find / rest in God;
    my hope / comes from him.   Refrain


Though your rich- / es increase,
    do not set your / heart on them.
My salvation and my honor de- / pend on God;
    he is my mighty rock, my / refuge.
Trust in him at all times, you / people;
    pour out your hearts to him, for God is our / refuge.
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.   Refrain


Second Reading: 2 Thessalonians 1:1–5,11-12

1 Paul, Silas, and Timothy,

To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:

2Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

3We are always obligated to thank God for you, brothers, as is fitting, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love that each and every one of you has for one another is increasing. 4So we ourselves boast about you in God’s churches in regard to your patient endurance and faith in all your persecutions and in the trials that you are enduring. 5This is evidence of God’s righteous verdict that resulted in your being counted worthy of God’s kingdom, for which you also suffer.

11For this reason, we are always praying for you, that our God will make you worthy of your calling and use his power to fulfill every good desire and work of your faith, 12so that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you and you in him, in keeping with the grace of our God and Lord Jesus Christ.

Gospel Acclamation: Gospel Acclamation                                                                  

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Who am I, and who are my people,

that we should be able to give as generously as this?

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel: Luke 17:1–10

Jesus said to his disciples, “Temptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come! 2It would be better for that person if a millstone would be hung around his neck and he would be thrown into the sea than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin. 3Watch yourselves.

“If your brother sins, rebuke him. If he repents, forgive him. 4Even if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times returns to you and says, ‘I repent,’ forgive him.”

5The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.”

6The Lord said, “If you had faith like a mustard seed, you could tell this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. 7Which one of you who has a servant plowing or taking care of sheep will say to him when he comes in from the field, ‘Come at once and recline at the table’? 8Won’t the master tell him instead, ‘Prepare my supper, and after you are properly dressed, serve me while I eat and drink. After that you may eat and drink’? 9He does not thank the servant because he did what he was commanded to do, does he? 10So also you, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, ‘We are unworthy servants. We have only done what we were supposed to do.’”

Hymn of the Day: 748 Brothers, Sisters, Let Us Gladly

1     Brothers, sisters, let us gladly
    give to God our all, our best:
service hearty, thorough, honest,
    with a living love impressed.
All our duty, all our striving,
    all our time to him belong;
praise him, then, with true devotion,
    come before him with a song.


2     By his mercy, by his bounty,
    by the gift of Christ, his Son,
what great goodness he has shown us,
    what high marvels he has done!
Let us to him promptly, freely,
    yield our bodies and our souls,
thankful that his love protects us,
    that his wisdom all controls.


3     Gracious Lord, accept our service
    for the sake of Christ, your Son;
lo, our hope abides now only
    in the righteousness he won.
Bless and save us, help and guide us,
    watch to comfort and restore,
till in heav’n we rest rejoicing,
    praising you forevermore.



Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty,

        maker of heaven and earth,

        of all that is,

        seen and unseen.


We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,

        eternally begotten of the Father,

        God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God,

        begotten, not made,

        of one being with the Father.

    Through him all things were made.

    For us and for our salvation, he came down from heaven,

        was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary,

        and became truly human.

    For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate.

    He suffered death and was buried.

    On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures.

    He ascended into heaven

        and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

    He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,

        and his kingdom will have no end.


We believe in the Holy Spirit,

        the Lord, the giver of life,

        who proceeds from the Father and the Son,

        who in unity with the Father and the Son
            is worshiped and glorified,

        who has spoken through the prophets.

    We believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church.

    We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

    We look for the resurrection of the dead

        and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Prayer of the Church


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 The Sacrament


The Lord be with you.

And also with you.


Lift up your hearts.

We lift them up to the Lord.


Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give him thanks and praise.


It is truly good and right . . . and join their glorious song:

Holy, Holy, Holy

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power, God of might.

Heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest, hosanna in the highest!

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Lord God, you are worthy to receive thanks and praise from all people. You created the world and all who live in it, and in your mercy you saved us. We give thanks to you for the grace of your Son, Jesus Christ.


Though in very nature God, he took the nature of a servant and became obedient to death, even death on a cross. He offered himself as a sacrifice for sin and redeemed us from its curse and penalty. He rescued us from the terrors of death and restored eternal life with you. He conquered our enemies and gained for us the kingdom of grace and glory.


Bless us as we receive your Son’s body and blood, and lead us to remember his suffering, death, and resurrection. Forgive our sins and fill us with the hope of new life in heaven. Hear our praise and receive our thanks as we worship you—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.




Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven,

 hallowed be your name,

 your kingdom come,

 your will be done

  on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins,

 as we forgive those

 who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power,

 and the glory are yours

 now and forever. Amen.

Words of Institution

Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night he was betrayed, took bread; and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my T body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”


Then he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; this is my T blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for you for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.”


The peace of the Lord be with you always.


Jesus, Lamb of God

Jesus, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.

Jesus, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.

Jesus, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; grant us your peace.

Distribution Hymn: 671 Your Body, Given for Me, O Savior

1     Your body, giv’n for me, O Savior,
    your blood, which you for me have shed—
these are my life and strength forever;
    by them my hungry soul is fed. (Refrain)


Ref  O Jesus, may your body and your blood
be for my soul the highest good.


2     With you, Lord, I am now united;
    I live in you and you in me.
In you my soul will be delighted,
    as joys increase and sorrows flee. (Refrain)


3     Who can condemn me now? For surely
    the Lord is near, who justifies.
No hell I fear, and thus securely
    with Jesus I to heaven rise. (Refrain)


4     Tho’ death may threaten with disaster,
    it cannot rob me of my cheer,
for he who is of death the master
    with help and strength is always near. (Refrain)


5     Thus ev’ry pain is disappearing;
    one taste my heart has come to know—
of Jesus and his love endearing,
    the taste that sweetens ev’ry woe. (Refrain)


Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;

his mercy endures forever.


Whenever we eat this bread and drink this cup,

we proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.


We give you thanks, O Lord, for the foretaste of the heavenly banquet you have given us in this Sacrament. Through this gift you have fed our faith, nourished our hope, and strengthened our love. By your Spirit, help us to live as your holy people until that day when you will receive us as your guests at the wedding supper of the Lamb, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.




The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you.

The Lord look on you with favor and T give you peace.


Hymn: 749 God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending

1     God, whose giving knows no ending,
    from your rich and endless store:
nature’s wonder, Jesus’ wisdom,
    costly cross, grave’s shattered door—
gifted by you, we turn to you,
    off’ring up ourselves in praise;
thankful songs shall rise forever,
    gracious donor of our days.


2     Skills and time are ours for pressing
    toward the goals of Christ, your Son:
all at peace in health and freedom,
    races joined, the church made one.
Now direct our daily labor,
    lest we strive for self alone;
born with talents, make us servants
    fit to answer at your throne.


3     Treasure, too, you have entrusted,
    gain through pow’rs your grace conferred:
ours to use for home and kindred,
    and to spread the gospel word.
Open wide our hands in sharing,
    as we heed Christ’s ageless call,
healing, teaching, and reclaiming,
    serving you by loving all.


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