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

September 18, 2016                                                    Pentecost 18

Welcome to all worshipers of Jesus! Our attitude about material possessions and the way we handle money reflect our relationship with God. Amos and Jesus warn that an obsession with gaining more money relegates God to a lowly position in our lives, And, as Paul relates to Timothy, the greatest price we should be concerned about is the ransom Christ paid to reconcile us with God.

Order of Service

Divine Service 1, page 15 in the front part of the blue supplement

Opening Hymn

Jesus, Your Blood and Righteousness, #376

Prayer of the Day

Lord God, you call us to work in your kingdom and leave no one standing idle. Help us to order our lives by your wisdom to serve you in willing obedience; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen

First Lesson

Amos 8:4-7

The all-seeing Lord will not forget the dishonest deeds of men who try to take advantage of a neighbor for their won greedy gain.


Psalm of the Day

Psalm 38, page 81 in the front part of the hymnal

Second Lesson

1 Timothy 2:1-8

The person who knows his true worth is found in the precious blood Christ shed for us will offer up prayers and intercessions for the benefit of all people.

Gospel Lesson

Luke 16:1-3

Christ's parable of the shrewd manager teaches us to use our earthly treasures to build heavenly friendships—to support the spread of the gospel message that gives eternal life.

Hymn of the Day

All Depends on Our Possessing, #421

Sermon

Amos 8:4-7—It Takes a Short Memory to Rip Off God

Hymn

We Give Thee but Thine Own, #485

Closing Hymn

Savior, Thy Dying Love, #488