Sunday Worship at 8:00am & 10:30am, Spiritual Growth Hour at 9:15am

August 28, 2016                                                           Pentecost 15

Welcome to all worshipers of Jesus! The Christian life is one of humility. While the world around us stresses self-promotion, the Christian knows his only boast is the Lord. Solomon and Christ emphasize the humbleness of being a child of God, and the writer to the Hebrews reminds us to look beyond ourselves in love and sympathy toward others.

Order of Service

Service of Word and Sacrament, page 26 in the front part of the hymnal

Opening Hymn

Lord of Glory, You Have Bought Us, #486

Prayer of the Day

O Lord Jesus Christ, preserve the congregation of believers with your never-failing mercy. Help us avoid whatever is wicked and harmful, and guide us in the way that leads to our salvation; for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen (sung)

First Lesson

Proverbs 25:6,7

Self-exaltation has no place in the life of God's Child

Psalm of the Day

Psalm 119a, page 109 in the front part of the hymnal

Second Lesson

Hebrews 13:1-8

The Christian properly channels his love by extending it to people and withholding it from money.

Gospel Lesson

Luke 14:1,7-14

In Christ's kingdom, conventional thinking is turned upside down. He exhorts us to attain greatness through humility and to be most generous when there is no chance for repayment.

Hymn of the Day

O Fount of Good, for All Your Love, #524

Sermon

Hebrews 13:1-8— God's Things Don't Change

Hymn

What Is This Bread?, #742

Closing Hymn

Take the World, But Give Me Jesus, #355