Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost                                              October9, 2022

Today’s Theme for Worship: Faith that overflows with gratitude. God owes us nothing, but has given us everything. As Jesus increases our faith to more fully understand that, we become more than grateful. We overflow with gratitude.

Hymn: 597 Now Thank We All Our God

1     Now thank we all our God
    with hearts and hands and voices,
who wondrous things has done,
    in whom his world rejoices;
who from our mothers’ arms
    has blessed us on our way
with countless gifts of love
    and still is ours today.


2     Oh, may this bounteous God
    through all our life be near us,
with ever-joyful hearts
    and blessèd peace to cheer us
and keep us in his grace
    and guide us when perplexed
and free us from all ills
    in this world and the next.


3     All praise and thanks to God
    the Father now be given,
the Son, and him who reigns
    with them in highest heaven,
the one eternal God,
    whom earth and heav’n adore;
for thus it was, is now,
    and shall be evermore.


P: The grace of our Lord + Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you.
C: And also with you.


Confession and Absolution

P: We have come into the presence of God, who created us to love and serve him as his dear children. But we have disobeyed him and deserve only his wrath and punishment. Therefore, let us confess our sins to him and plead for his mercy.
C: Merciful Father in heaven, I am altogether sinful from birth. In countless ways I have sinned against you and do not deserve to be called your child. But trusting in Jesus, my Savior, I pray: have mercy on me according to your unfailing love. Cleanse me from my sin, and take away my guilt.

P: God, our heavenly Father, has forgiven all your sins. By the perfect life and innocent death of our Lord Jesus Christ, he has removed your guilt forever. You are his own dear child. May God give you strength to live according to his will.
C: Amen.

P: In the peace of forgiveness, let us praise the Lord.


       O taste and see that the Lord is good.
Blessèd are they who take refuge in him.
Your Word, O Lord, is eternal;
it stands firm in the heavens.
Your faithfulness continues forever.
O taste and see that the Lord is good.
Blessèd are they who take refuge in him.

Prayer of the Day

Let us pray.

Grant, O merciful Lord, to your faithful people pardon and peace that they may be cleansed from all their sins and serve you with a quiet mind; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


First Reading: Genesis 8:15–22

15God spoke to Noah. He said, 16“Go out of the ark—you, your wife, your sons, and your sons’ wives with you. 17Bring out with you every living thing of every sort that is with you, all flesh, including birds, livestock, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, so that they may swarm over the earth, and be fruitful and multiply on the earth.”

18Noah went out with his sons, his wife, and his sons’ wives along with him. 19Every animal, every creeping thing, every bird, and whatever swarms on the earth went out of the ship, species by species.

20Noah built an altar to the Lord and took from every clean animal and every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 21The Lord smelled the pleasant aroma. The Lord said in his heart, “I will never again curse the soil anymore because of man, for the thoughts he forms in his heart are evil from his youth. Neither will I ever again strike every living thing, as I have done. 22While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”

Psalm of the Day: 111A LORD, I Must Praise You

1     LORD, I must praise you when I stand in wonder
at your mighty works and splendor.
There is no other God, no one above you,
yet so close to those who love you.
    O Lord, have mercy!
All your works declare your majesty
in an endless grand doxology;
even more would I praise
your compassion, love, and grace.
    O Lord, have mercy!


2     Nothing but good you give to those who fear you;
ever near those who revere you.
To you the hungry come for daily feeding,
and the poor for justice pleading.
    O Lord, have mercy!
All your deeds are honest and sincere;
all your vows as true as they appear.
Perfect love, rarest kind,
all I need in you I find.
    O Lord, have mercy!


3     You sent your people long-desired salvation,
making us a blessed nation.
You are the rock: on you our hopes are founded;
safe we dwell, by love surrounded.
    O Lord, have mercy!
Make us wise to follow in your ways,
and receive our sacrifice of praise.
We are yours, yours to use
for your dream as you may choose.
    O Lord, have mercy!

Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 9:10–15

10And he who provides seed to the sower and bread for food will provide and multiply your seed for sowing, and will increase the harvest of your righteousness. 11You will be made rich in every way so that you may be generous in every way, which produces thanksgiving to God through us.

12To be sure, the administration of this service is not only making up for what is lacking among the saints, but it is also overflowing in many prayers of thanksgiving to God. 13By proving yourselves in this service, many people are glorifying God, as they see the obedience shown in your confession of the gospel of Christ, and the generosity shown in your sharing with them and all people. 14At the same time as they pray for you, they also express their longing for you, because of the extraordinary measure of God’s grace given to you. 15Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

These words are written that we may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God.

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Gospel: Luke 17:11–19

11On another occasion, as Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem, he was passing along the border between Samaria and Galilee. 12When he entered a certain village, ten men with leprosy met him. Standing at a distance, 13they called out loudly, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”

14When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” As they went away they were cleansed.

15One of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, glorifying God with a loud voice. 16He fell on his face at Jesus’ feet, thanking him. And he was a Samaritan. 17Jesus responded, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? 18Was no one found to return and give glory to God except this foreigner?” 19Then he said to him, “Get up and go your way. Your faith has saved you.”

Hymn: 624 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

1     Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
O my soul, praise him, for he is your health and salvation!
    Let all who hear
    now to his temple draw near,
joining in glad adoration!


2     Praise to the Lord, who o’er all things is wondrously reigning
and, as on wings of an eagle, uplifting, sustaining.
    Have you not seen
    how all that’s needful has been
sent by his gracious ordaining?

3     Praise to the Lord, who has fearfully, wondrously, made you,
health has bestowed and, when heedlessly falling, has stayed you.
    What need or grief
    ever has failed of relief?
Wings of his mercy did shade you.


4     Praise to the Lord, who will prosper your work and defend you;
surely his goodness and mercy shall daily attend you.
    Ponder anew
    what the Almighty can do
as with his love he befriends you.


5     Praise to the Lord! O let all that is in me adore him!
All that has life and breath, come now with praises before him!
    Let the amen
    sound from his people again;
gladly forever adore him!


Apostles' Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
        maker of heaven and earth.


I believe 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 is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.
    From there 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.


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Prayer of the Church

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.

Hymn: 626 My Heart Is Filled with Thankfulness

1     My heart is filled with thankfulness
    to him who bore my pain,
who plumbed the depths of my disgrace
    and gave me life again,
who crushed my curse of sinfulness
    and clothed me in his light
and wrote his law of righteousness
    with pow’r upon my heart.

2     My heart is filled with thankfulness
    to him who walks beside,
who floods my weaknesses with strength
    and causes fears to fly,
whose ev’ry promise is enough
    for ev’ry step I take,
sustaining me with arms of love
    and crowning me with grace.


3     My heart is filled with thankfulness
    to him who reigns above,
whose wisdom is my perfect peace,
    whose ev’ry thought is love.
For ev’ry day I have on earth
    is given by the King.
So I will give my life, my all,
    to love and follow him,
    to love and follow him.


P: Almighty God, we thank you for teaching us the things you want us to believe and do. Help us by your Holy Spirit to keep your Word in pure hearts that we may be strengthened in faith, guided in holiness, and comforted in life and in death, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C:  A-men.


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: 507 Let All Things Now Living

1         Let all things now living
    a song of thanksgiving
to God the Creator triumphantly raise,
    who fashioned and made us,
    protected and stayed us,
who still guides us on to the end of our days.
    God’s banners are o’er us;
    his light goes before us,
a pillar of fire shining forth in the night,
    till shadows have vanished
    and darkness is banished,
as forward we travel from light into light.


2         His law he enforces;
    the stars in their courses
and sun in its orbit obediently shine.
    The hills and the mountains,
    the rivers and fountains,
the deeps of the ocean proclaim him divine.
    We, too, should be voicing
    our love and rejoicing.
With glad adoration a song let us raise
    till all things now living
    unite in thanksgiving:
“To God in the highest, hosanna and praise!”



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