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

October 22, 2017                                                         Pentecost 20

Welcome to all worshipers of Jesus! God has richly endowed us with the gospel of Christ to call others into his kingdom.

Order of Service

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

Opening Hymn

God Has Spoken by His Prophets, #281

Cantabile Sings (in place of O Lord, Our Lord)

"Praising Song" by Marvin Curtis

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

Isaiah 5:1-7

The Lord had given his people every advantage to produce fruits of faith. To his great disappointment, he found only the rotten fruit of injustice and unrighteousness. In his righteous anger, he turned his vineyard into a wasteland again. We are well warned. Where the gospel is despised, the cries of human injustice can be heard. The judgment of God is never far behind.

Psalm of the Day (pg 29)

Cantabile sings
-"10,000 Reasons" arranged by Heather Sorenson

Second Lesson

Philippians 3:12-21

The inspired apostle puts to rest two notions that war against the gospel of our salvation. Some assert that we can achieve holiness already in this life. This arrogance excludes grace. Although we strain toward heavenly perfection, we know that our holiness in this life comes from the Savior alone. Others make a mockery of Jesus' forgiveness by using it as a license to sin. They are earthly minded. But our citizenship is in heaven, where our omnipotent Lord Jesus will transform our bodies for the ultimate perfection and freedom!

Cantabile Sings (in place of the Verse of the Day pg. 30)

            "I Will Rejoice" arranged by Tom Fettke

Gospel Lesson

Matthew 21:33-43

In the parable of the tenants the Lord shows incredible patience with those who abuse their responsibility to care for the Lord's Church. God rightfully insists on fruits. But each of his messengers met with harsh rejection until, finally, the Son is murdered. Those who have rejected their Savior, Jesus Christ, will be destroyed, and God will give the kingdom to others who will produce fruit.

Hymn of the Day

On My Heart Imprint Your Image, #320

Sermon

Isaiah 5:1-7—Endear the Endearing Lord

Distribution Hymn

Cantabile Sings:
-"Come and Feast" by Lee Dengler
- "My Song in the Night" arranged by Paul Christiansen

Closing Hymn

Cantabile Sings:
- "The Lord Bless You and Keep You" by John Rutter