St. Peter Lutheran Church

39695 SD Hwy 44, Armour, SD  /  605-724-2532  /  Pastor: Kevin Czymbor

Our Bulletin

14th Sunday after Pentecost             September 15, 2019

Mission Festival

Special Music – Men’s Quartet

Welcome & Announcements

*Call to Worship: Psalm 119:169-176

*Opening Prayer …………………………………………….. pg. 2

THE OPENING HYMN ------------------------------------------- # 236

“Come, Gracious Spirit, Heavenly Dove”

*Confession of Sins ……………………………..................... pg. 2

*Kyrie …………………………………………………….…. pg. 3

*Declaration of Grace …………………………………..…… pg. 3

HYMN---------------“O Jesus, I have Promised”--------------- # 287

Scripture Lessons: First Reading: Ezekiel 34:11-24

Second Reading: 1 Timothy 1:5-17

*The Gospel: Luke 15:1-10

*Response to the Gospel …………………………………..… pg. 3

*Confession of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed ………………... pg. 4

*Gloria Patri …………………………………………………. pg. 4

Special Music – Sunday School Children

The Offering

*Response: “Create in Me A Clean Heart O God” ……..….. pg. 17

*Prayers of the Church

HYMN --------- -“I Will Sing the Wondrous Song”----------- # 536

Sermon: Pastor Jim Johnson, Home Missions Director

THE CLOSING HYMN ------------------------------------------- # 502

“I’m Pressing on the Upward Way”

*The Lord’s Prayer ………………………………………….. pg. 5

*The Benediction ………………………………..…………... pg. 5

*Three-fold Amen ………………………………...…………. pg. 5

THE DOXOLOGY ……………………………...………….. # 390

Organ Postlude

(* Indicates where congregation should stand if possible)

 

 

WE CORDIALLY WELCOME all who have come to worship with us this morning, especially our guests and visitors. May our Father’s mercy in Jesus assure you of the forgiveness of all your sins. If you have not established your church home in our area, we are anxious to share with you all the blessings which God gives to us through His Word. We ask that you please sign our guest book, and we hope that you return to worship with us again soon.

 

 

Announcements

 

All are invited to join us for a meal and fellowship following the service today.

 

Mission Festival Offering: AFLC Home Missions or AFLC World Missions. Make all checks out to St. Peter Lutheran and designate in memo where you would like offering to go. All offering undesignated will go towards Home Missions.

 

Mowing – Group 2– Thursday, Sept. 19th , 6:30 p.m.

 

The WMF Fall Rally will be held on Oct. 5th at Buffalo Lake Church, rural Sisseton. Please RSVP to Sandy Lau by Thursday, Sept. 19th, if you plan to attend.

 

Katy Dahl Concert will be held in Sioux Falls on Sept. 20th at 7:00 p.m. see insert for more information.

 

Thank you to all the ladies for helping us to fall clean the church!! Renee & Dee

 

This has been such an abnormal year in many ways. If you need help or need someone to talk to, please let us know. If it is something you would like to remain private, please contact Pastor Kevin directly and indicate the desire for privacy.

 

This Weeks Activities:
    16th – Mon. – Women’s Bible Study, James, Lesson 2, 7:30 p.m.
    18th – Wed. – FLY Bible study and meeting, 7:00 p.m.
    22nd – Sun. – 9 a.m. worship, 10 a.m. Sunday School
                        - Muffin Sunday, Ladies K - V

 

 

 

*Call to Worship: Psalm 119:169-176 NIV

169 Let my cry come before you, O Lord;
give me understanding according to your word!
170 Let my plea come before you;
deliver me according to your word.

171 My lips will pour forth praise,
for you teach me your statutes.
172 My tongue will sing of your word,
for all your commandments are right.
173 Let your hand be ready to help me,
for I have chosen your precepts.
174 I long for your salvation, O Lord,
and your law is my delight.
175 Let my soul live and praise you,
and let your rules help me.
176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant,
for I do not forget your commandments.
 

1st Reading: Ezekiel 34:11-24 NIV

11 “For thus says the Lord God: Behold, I, I myself will search for my sheep and will seek them out. 12 As a shepherd seeks out his flock when he is among his sheep that have been scattered, so will I seek out my sheep, and I will rescue them from all places where they have been scattered on a day of clouds and thick darkness. 13 And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them into their own land. And I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the ravines, and in all the inhabited places of the country. 14 I will feed them with good pasture, and on the mountain heights of Israel shall be their grazing land. There they shall lie down in good grazing land, and on rich pasture they shall feed on the mountains of Israel. 15 I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I myself will make them lie down, declares the Lord God. 16 I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, and the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them in justice. 17 “As for you, my flock, thus says the Lord God: Behold, I judge between sheep and sheep, between rams and male goats. 18 Is it not enough for you to feed on the good pasture, that you must tread down with your feet the rest of your pasture; and to drink of clear water, that you must muddy the rest of the water with your feet? 19 And must my sheep eat what you have trodden with your feet, and drink what you have muddied with your feet? 20 “Therefore, thus says the Lord God to them: Behold, I, I myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep. 21 Because you push with side and shoulder, and thrust at all the weak with your horns, till you have scattered them abroad, 22 I will rescue my flock; they shall no longer be a prey. And I will judge between sheep and sheep. 23 And I will set up over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he shall feed them: he shall feed them and be their shepherd. 24 And I, the Lord, will be their God, and my servant David shall be prince among them. I am the Lord; I have spoken.

2nd Reading: 1 Timothy 1:5-17 NIV

The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. Certain persons, by swerving from these, have wandered away into vain discussion, desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions. Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully, understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, 10 the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine, 11 in accordance with the gospel of the glory of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted. 12 I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service, 13 though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, 14 and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. 15 The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. 16 But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life. 17 To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

*The Gospel: Luke 15:1-10 NIV

15 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” So he told them this parable: “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. “Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek diligently until she finds it? And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.’ 10 Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”