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Bulletin 9/25/2022 10:45AM Service

September 25, 2022

Proper 21


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Invocation


Scripture: Psalm 146

1 Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul!

2 I will praise the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God all my life long.

3 Do not put your trust in princes, in mortals, in whom there is no help.

4 When their breath departs, they return to the earth; on that very day their plans perish.

5 Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God,

6 who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; who keeps faith forever;

7 who executes justice for the oppressed; who gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets the prisoners free;

8 the Lord opens the eyes of the blind. The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down; the Lord loves the righteous.

9 The Lord watches over the strangers; he upholds the orphan and the widow, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.

10 The Lord will reign forever, your God, O Zion, for all generations. Praise the Lord!


“Rock of Ages”

Hymn #445


Rock of Ages, cleft for me,

Let me hide myself in Thee;

Let the water and the blood,

From Thy wounded side which flowed,

Be of sin the double cure,

Save from wrath and make me pure.


Could my tears forever flow,

Could my zeal no languor know.

These for sin could not atone;

Thou must save, and Thou alone.

In my hand no place I bring;

Simply to Thy cross I cling.


While I draw this fleeting breath, When my eyes shall close in death, When I rise to worlds unknown, And behold Thee on Thy throne, Rock of Ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself in Thee.


“There Is Power in the Blood”

Hymn #449


Would you be free​

from your burden of sin?​

There’s pow’r in the blood,​

pow’r in the blood.​

Would you o’er evil​

a victory win?​

There’s wonderful pow’r​

in the blood.​


There is pow’r, pow’r,​

wonder-working pow’r​

In the blood of the Lamb.​

There is pow’r, pow’r,​

wonder-working pow’r​

In the precious blood ​

of the Lamb.​


Would you be free from your​

passion and pride?​

There’s pow’r in the blood,​

pow’r in the blood.​

Come for a cleansing to​

Calvary’s tide.​

There’s wonderful pow’r in the blood.​


There is pow’r, pow’r,​

wonder-working pow’r​

In the blood of the Lamb.​

There is pow’r, pow’r,​

wonder-working pow’r​

In the precious blood ​

of the Lamb.​


Would you be whiter,​

much whiter than snow?​

There’s pow’r in the blood,​

pow’r in the blood.​

Sin-stains are lost in its​

life-giving flow.​

There’s wonderful pow’r in the blood.​


There is pow’r, pow’r,​

wonder-working pow’r​

In the blood of the Lamb.​

There is pow’r, pow’r,​

wonder-working pow’r​

In the precious blood ​

of the Lamb.​


Would you do service​

for Jesus, your King?​

There’s pow’r in the blood,​

pow’r in the blood.​

Would you live daily​

His praises to sing?​

There’s wonderful pow’r in the blood.​


There is pow’r, pow’r,​

wonder-working pow’r​

In the blood of the Lamb.​

There is pow’r, pow’r,​

wonder-working pow’r​

In the precious blood ​

of the Lamb.​


“Blessed Assurance”

Hymn #442


Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!​

O what a fore-taste of glory divine!​

Heir of salvation, purchase of God,​

Born of His Spirit,​

washed in His blood!​


This is my story, this is my song,​

Praising my Savior all the day long.​

This is my story, this is my song,​

Praising my Savior all the day long.​

Perfect submission, perfect delight!​

Visions of rapture ​

now burst on my sight!​

Angels descending bring from above​

Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.​


This is my story, this is my song,​

Praising my Savior all the day long.​

This is my story, this is my song,​

Praising my Savior all the day long.​


Perfect submission, all is at rest.​

I in my Savior am happy and blest-​

Watching and waiting, looking above,​

Filled with His goodness,​

lost in His love.​


This is my story, this is my song,​

Praising my Savior all the day long.​

This is my story, this is my song,​

Praising my Savior all the day long.​


Scripture: Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15


1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord in the tenth year of King Zedekiah of Judah, which was the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar.

2 At that time the army of the king of Babylon was besieging Jerusalem, and the prophet Jeremiah was confined in the court of the guard that was in the palace of the king of Judah,

3 where King Zedekiah of Judah had confined him. Zedekiah had said, "Why do you prophesy and say: Thus says the Lord: I am going to give this city into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall take it;


6 Jeremiah said, The word of the Lord came to me:

7 Hanamel son of your uncle Shallum is going to come to you and say, "Buy my field that is at Anathoth, for the right of redemption by purchase is yours."

8 Then my cousin Hanamel came to me in the court of the guard, in accordance with the word of the Lord, and said to me, "Buy my field that is at Anathoth in the land of Benjamin, for the right of possession and redemption is yours; buy it for yourself." Then I knew that this was the word of the Lord.

9 And I bought the field at Anathoth from my cousin Hanamel, and weighed out the money to him, seventeen shekels of silver.

10 I signed the deed, sealed it, got witnesses, and weighed the money on scales.

11 Then I took the sealed deed of purchase, containing the terms and conditions, and the open copy;

12 and I gave the deed of purchase to Baruch son of Neriah son of Mahseiah, in the presence of my cousin Hanamel, in the presence of the witnesses who signed the deed of purchase, and in the presence of all the Judeans who were sitting in the court of the guard.

13 In their presence I charged Baruch, saying,

14 Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Take these deeds, both this sealed deed of purchase and this open deed, and put them in an earthenware jar, in order that they may last for a long time.

15 For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Houses and fields and vineyards shall again be bought in this land.

Offering


Pastoral Prayer-Joys & Concerns


Scripture: Luke 16:19-31


19 "There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day.

20 And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores,

21 who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man's table; even the dogs would come and lick his sores.

22 The poor man died and was carried away by the angels to be with Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried.

23 In Hades, where he was being tormented, he looked up and saw Abraham far away with Lazarus by his side.

24 He called out, "Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in agony in these flames.'

25 But Abraham said, "Child, remember that during your lifetime you received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in agony.

26 Besides all this, between you and us a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who might want to pass from here to you cannot do so, and no one can cross from there to us.'

27 He said, "Then, father, I beg you to send him to my father's house—

28 for I have five brothers—that he may warn them, so that they will not also come into this place of torment.'

29 Abraham replied, "They have Moses and the prophets; they should listen to them.'

30 He said, "No, father Abraham; but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.'

31 He said to him, "If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.' "


“Blue Collar Praise”


We dream of you on city streets Breathing again on our bones We dream of you at kitchen sinks Your glory filling our homes


CHORUS We are not beasts of burden We are children of grace And the blue in our collars Is a garment of praise


VERSE 2 We dream of you on country roads Strolling along with our friends Leaving behind, flickering screens To be together again


BRIDGE Let the earth rejoice Let the seas resound Let the people sing their songs of joy Let the rocks cry out Let the rivers roll Let the people sing their songs of joy


“Who You say I Am”


Who am I that the highest King would welcome me?​ I was lost, but He brought me in​ Oh His love for me​ Oh His love for me​Who the Son sets free​ Oh, is free indeed​ I'm a child of God, yes, I am​Free at last, He has ransomed me​ His grace runs deep​ While I was a slave to sin, Jesus died for me​ Yes, He died for me​Who the Son sets free​ Oh is free indeed​ I'm a child of God, yes, I am​ In my Father's house​ There's a place for me​ I'm a child of God, yes, I am​I am chosen, not forsaken​ I am who You say I am​ You are for me, not against me​ I am who You say I am​I am chosen, not forsaken​ I am who You say I am​ You are for me, not against me​ I am who You say I am​ I am who You say I am​Who the Son sets free​ Oh is free indeed​ I'm a child of God, yes, I am​ In my Father's house​ There's a place for me​ I'm a child of God, yes, I am​In my Father's house​ There's a place for me​ I'm a child of God, yes, I am​I am chosen, not forsaken​ I am who You say I am​ You are for me, not against me​ I am who You say I am​I am chosen, not forsaken​ I am who You say I am​ You are for me, not against me​ I am who You say I am​I am chosen, not forsaken​ I am who You say I am​ You are for me, not against me​ I am who You say I am​I am chosen, not forsaken​ I am who You say I am​ You are for me, not against me​ I am who You say I am​ Oh I am who You say I am​ Yes, I am who you say I am​Who the Son sets free​ Oh is free indeed​ I'm a child of God, yes, I am​ In my Father's house​ There's a place for me​ I'm a child of God, yes, I am​


Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:6-19


6 Of course, there is great gain in godliness combined with contentment;

7 for we brought nothing into the world, so that we can take nothing out of it;

8 but if we have food and clothing, we will be content with these.

9 But those who want to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.

10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and in their eagerness to be rich some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains.

11 But as for you, man of God, shun all this; pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, gentleness.

12 Fight the good fight of the faith; take hold of the eternal life, to which you were called and for which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

13 In the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who in his testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you

14 to keep the commandment without spot or blame until the manifestation of our Lord Jesus Christ,

15 which he will bring about at the right time—he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords.

16 It is he alone who has immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see; to him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.

17 As for those who in the present age are rich, command them not to be haughty, or to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but rather on God who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.

18 They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share,

19 thus storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of the life that really is life.


Message: Pastor Ryan


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