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

October 2, 2016                                                           Pentecost 20

Welcome to all worshipers of Jesus! Faith is the very foundation of the Christian life. Faith, worked by the Holy Spirit through the gospel, allows us to do great things for the Lord and see eternal life as our ultimate goal. Let us thank God daily for the gift of faith.

Order of Service

The Common Service, page 15 in the front part of the hymnal

Opening Hymn

Jesus, Lead Us On, #422

Prayer of the Day

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 Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen (sung)

First Lesson

Habakkuk 1:1-3; 2:1-4

Habakkuk’s complaints about violence and injustice in his land were answered by the Lord’s call for faith. God’s promises will be kept.

Psalm of the Day

Psalm 27, page 75 in the front part of the hymnal

Second Lesson

2 Timothy 1:3-14

Paul is thankful for Timothy’s faith, and urges him to “fan into flame” that gift of God.

Gospel Lesson

Luke 17:1-10

Christ promises that faith can do great things, like offer forgiveness to someone who sinned against us.

Hymn of the Day

Come, Oh, Come, Life-Giving Spirit, #181

Sermon

Luke 17:1-10—Our Duty to Serve Lets Us Walk Together

Hymn

Jesus Christ, Our Blessed Savior, #313

Closing Hymn

If You But Trust in God to Guide You, #444