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Worship to the Glory of God Sunday, September 8, 2013, 8 & 11 AM

Faith Lutheran Church

Saturday Worship & Praise: 5 PM (Communion 1st Saturday of month)

The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

5443 Sunset Rd New Port Richey, FL 34652 (727) 849–4418

Sunday Worship: 8 & 11 AM

(Communion: 1st & 3rd Sun. @ 8 AM 2nd & 4th Sun. @ 11 AM)

Rev. Robert C. Steinke Pastor Emeritus

Sunday School & Adult Bible Classes: 9:30 AM

e-mail: frontoffice@faithnpr.org

website: faithnpr.org

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The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost September 8, 2013 – 8 & 11 AM Pre-Service Music

“Largo” “Andante”

Chimes Welcome and Announcements

DIVINE SERVICE Opening Hymn

“Christ is Our Cornerstone”

LSB #912

Confession & Absolution (Stand) P In the name of the Father and of the  Son and of the Holy Spirit. C Amen. P Our help is in the name of the Lord, C who made heaven and earth. P If You, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? C But with You there is forgiveness; therefore, You are feared. P Since we are gathered to hear God’s Word, call upon Him in prayer and praise, let us first consider our unworthiness and confess before God and one another that we have sinned in thought, word, and deed, and that we cannot free ourselves from our sinful condition. Together as His people let us take refuge in the infinite mercy of God, our heavenly Father, seeking His grace for the sake of Christ, and saying: God, be merciful to me, a sinner. C Almighty God, have mercy upon us, forgive us our sins, and lead us to everlasting life. Amen. P Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. C Amen.

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The Kyrie

LSB #204

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In peace let us pray to the Lord.

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For the peace from above and for our salvation let us pray to the Lord.

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For the peace of the whole world, for the well-being of the Church of God, and for the unity of all let us pray to the Lord.

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For this holy house and for all who offer here their worship and praise let us pray to the Lord.

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Help, save, comfort and defend us, gracious Lord.

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Hymn of Response

LSB # 204

Salutation and Collect for the Day P The Lord be with you. C And also with you. P Let us pray. O merciful Lord, You did not spare Your only Son but delivered Him up for us all. Grant us courage and strength to take up the cross and follow Him, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. C Amen. Sit

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THE WORD Old Testament Reading Deuteronomy 30:15-20 “See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil. If you obey the commandments of the LORD your God that I command you today, by loving the LORD your God, by walking in his ways, and by keeping his commandments and his statutes and his rules, then you shall live and multiply, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to take possession of it. But if your heart turns away, and you will not hear, but are drawn away to worship other gods and serve them, I declare to you today, that you shall surely perish. You shall not live long in the land that you are going over the Jordan to enter and possess. I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, loving the LORD your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him, for he is your life and length of days, that you may dwell in the land that the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.” A This is the Word of the Lord.

C Thanks be to God.

Epistle Philemon 1:1-21 Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our beloved fellow worker and Apphia our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier, and the church in your house: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers, because I hear of your love and of the faith that you have toward the Lord Jesus and for all the saints, and I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective for the full knowledge of every good thing that is in us for the sake of Christ. For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you. Accordingly, though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do what is required, yet for love's sake I prefer to appeal to you—I, Paul, an old man and now a prisoner also for Christ Jesus—I appeal to you for my child, Onesimus, whose father I became in my imprisonment. (Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to you and to me.) I am sending him back to you, sending my very heart. I would have been glad to keep him with me, in order that he might serve me on your behalf during my imprisonment for the gospel, but I preferred to do nothing 5


without your consent in order that your goodness might not be by compulsion but of your own accord. For this perhaps is why he was parted from you for a while, that you might have him back forever, no longer as a bondservant but more than a bondservant, as a beloved brother—especially to me, but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord. So if you consider me your partner, receive him as you would receive me. If he has wronged you at all, or owes you anything, charge that to my account. I, Paul, write this with my own hand: I will repay it—to say nothing of your owing me even your own self. Yes, brother, I want some benefit from you in the Lord. Refresh my heart in Christ. Confident of your obedience, I write to you, knowing that you will do even more than I say. P This is the Word of the Lord. C Thanks be to God. Holy Gospel (Stand) P The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the fourteenth chapter. C Glory be to Thee, O Lord.

Luke 14:25-35

Now great crowds accompanied him, and he turned and said to them, “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it’ Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’ Or what king, going out to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and deliberate whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? And if not, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace. So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple. “Salt is good, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is of no use either for the soil or for the manure pile. It is thrown away. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” P This is the Gospel of the Lord. C Praise be to Thee, O Christ. 6


Sit Hymn of the Day

“O God of Mercy, God of Might”

Sermon

LSB #852 “Worth Your Salt?” Rev. Robert C. Steinke Pastor Emeritus

8:00 AM service Apostles’ Creed (back of the hymnbook) 11:00 AM service Nicene Creed (back of hymnbook) Stand Offering (Sit) Offertory (Stand) LSB #192 C Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from Thy presence, and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation, and uphold me with Thy free spirit. Amen. Prayer of the Church (The Pastor will end each petition with “Lord, in your mercy …” and the congregation will respond with hear our prayer.) 8:00 concludes with Lord’s Prayer C Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven; give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

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Benedicamus & Benediction P Let us bless the Lord C Thanks be to God. P The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord look upon you with favor and T give you peace. C Amen. Closing Hymn

“On What has Now Been Sown�

LSB #921

Post Service Music 11:00 AM continues with (Stand)

SACRAMENT P C P C P C P

The Lord be with you. And also with you. Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give Him thanks and praise. It is truly good, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, O Lord, holy Father, almighty and everlasting God, for the countless blessings You so freely bestow on us and all creation. Above all, we give thanks for Your boundless love shown to us when You sent Your only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, into our flesh and laid on Him our sin, giving Him into death that we might not die eternally. Because He is now risen from the dead and lives and reigns to all eternity, all who believe in Him will overcome sin and death and will rise again to new life. Therefore with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven we laud and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and singing:

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Sanctus

LSB #208

Prayer of Thanksgiving P Blessed are You, O Lord our God, king of all creation, for You have had mercy on us and given Your only-Begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. Hear us as we pray in His name and He has taught us to pray: Lord’s Prayer C Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven; give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen. Words of Institution P The peace of the Lord be with you. C Amen.

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Agnus Dei

LSB #210

Distribution (Sit)  Faith’s statement of faith regarding communion is printed on the reverse side of the Fellowship Card.  Those who desire to commune are invited to come forward in the order indicated by the ushers. At the front of the church, follow the ushers’ directions to the communion rail.  Receive the bread either on the tongue or in the hand. Receive the wine either in the individual or the common cup. If you prefer the individual cup, take one from the proffered tray; place the empty cup in the basin as you return to your seat. If you prefer the common cup or chalice, please assist the serving pastor by guiding the cup to control the flow. When all in your group have communed, return to your seat by the side aisle.  If you desire to commune and are physically unable to come forward, please inform the ushers who will assist you.  Children who are not yet confirmed will be received at the altar rail for a special blessing.

Dismissal (Stand) P May the Lord keep you steadfast in His love and faith. C Amen. 10


Nunc Dimittis

LSB #211

Benedicamus & Benediction P Let us bless the Lord C Thanks be to God. P The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord look upon you with favor and T give you peace. C Amen. Closing Hymn

“On What has Now Been Sown”

Post Service Music

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LSB #921


OUR PURPOSE THE LOVE OF CHRIST COMPELS US TO REACH OUT AND MAKE DISCIPLES WHO SEEK THE LOST, STRENGTHEN THE WEAK, AND SERVE THOSE IN NEED WHILE GIVING GLORY TO GOD. Guests and members: Please be sure to fill out a fellowship card during the worship service and pass it to the center aisle. The information will be greatly appreciated. When Holy Communion is served: Anyone having difficulty walking to the front of the church for Holy Communion may sit in the front pew on the lectern side. The Pastor will bring Holy Communion to the pew. An appropriate personal prayer for before receiving the Sacrament can be found on the page opposite the inside front cover of the hymnal. Stewardship Sentence: The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost Luke 14:33 “So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple.” None of what we have is ours – it all belongs to God. That is the foundation of Christian stewardship. What we have been given is to be used for God’s purposes according to our callings in home, Church, and society.

ANNOUNCEMENTS  Have you ever wanted to play the organ? Don't think you have the time to learn how to play? Well you CAN learn to play the organ with today’s technology. We have secured a program that will let us upload music to our organ, allowing it to function much like the "player pianos" many of us grew up with! But we need people to sit at the organ and tell the organ when to play and when not to play. Does that sound like something you can do? Please let us know if you are able and willing to be a part of this new ministry by contacting Jerry Brock or emailing him at jerrybrock@faithnpr.org. There is very little training needed and then you are "good to go".  Beginning on Sunday, September 22, a NEW Adult Bible Class will study Beth Moore’s, “To Live is Christ”. This class will be offered during the 9:30 AM Sunday School hour. An in depth study of the life and ministry of the Apostle Paul is planned to permit you to take a journey into the life and heart of Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles. This course will give you a new appreciation of servanthood, more than any 12


other person, Paul provides us an example of sold-out servanthood. The course will alternate with video one week and going over the workbook the next. The class will break between November 24, 2013 and January 19, 2014. The class will be completed on March 23. We hope this schedule will accommodate the holiday plans of those attending. There is now a sign-up sheet in Narthex II. The price of the workbook is $16.00.  Please join the Ladies Guild this coming Wednesday, September 11 th for a gathering you won’t want to miss. Christian author and speaker, Bonnie Siegrist, will speak on how to be a ‘Great’ Grandparent. Refreshments will be served at 1:00 PM and our speaker will begin at 1:30 PM. We hope you will join us for a special time of fellowship.  Women’s Bible Class will resume on Tuesday, September 17th from 7 – 9 PM in the CLC. We will be viewing a Chonda Pierce video and discussing some of the topics for this year. Tami Musgrave will be facilitating again and can be reached at 727-3767028 with any questions. We hope to see you there!  Deadline is nearing…Bibles on Sale! Are you still reading from your Confirmation King James Version of the Bible from the 1940's or the 1950's? Concordia Publishing House is conducting a Fall Sale of Bibles translated in the New English Version priced as much as 45% off. This is a great opportunity to treat yourself to an easy to understand Bible for your own use—or as a gift for a friend or relative. Take a look at the sign-up sheet in the Narthex. If you have any questions, please contact Phyllis Miller at phyalama@tampabay.rr.com or call at 727-847-0959. Please place your payment in a marked envelope in the collection plate no later than September 15th.

.A special note of thanks… “I wish to thank the congregation and the many friends that have shown so much support, cooperation, and kindness during my twenty-eight years as your Organist and Choir Director.” ~God’s Richest Blessings, Leora Laubaugh 13


Mark your calendar… OKTOBERFEST 2013 Sunday, October 20 12:30 – 3:30 in the CLC Tickets on sale soon! Adults: $10 in advance ($13 at the door) Children under 12: $5 (5 and under FREE) “The Deutschmeister Blas Band” Great food! Dessert contest! Dancing!

Please remember in your prayers… Peggy Adams, Colleen Allard, Clyde Anderson, Fern Aronson, Marion Baldwin, Bankhead/Criss Family, Robbie Baumgartner, Lucy Beilke, Jerry Brock, Richard Brown, Ann Carpenter Family, Bobbi Carpenter, Denise Combast, Mary Crane, Marti Curran, Blanche Fowler, Bob Gould, Gray Family, Vera Grondahl, Bobbie Hain, Kathy Hane, Donna Hansen, Norman Heitlauf, Baxter Holland, Maria Hulyk, Mildred Jeffers, James Ketner, King Family, Mona Krupicka, Eve Langner, Marge LaVallee, Dottie Maslowski, Lee & Christy Matthews, Jim Mattson, Sandy Meyer, Wilbur Meyer, Peter Mohler, Frank & Sue Motard, John & Elaine Nieme, Dave Noll, Pat Noll, John & Lucille Noveck, Dory Nussbacher, Jimmy Orshal, Joyce Pankner, Perryman Family, Virginia Pohlman, Allen Price, Jim Ramthun, Janet Rettke & Family, Connie Roach, Larry Roach, Hugo Salmi, Bob & Bea Schurkus, Anita Sharkey, Marian Shirk, Larry Smith, Southerland Family, Skylar Southerland, Charles Steinbach, Dustin & Tiffany Shire, Jean Terkowski, Herbert Tschischik, Chris Van Ess, Sherryl Williams, and Cole & Kayla Winchell, All Pastors, those serving our country, the future of America. Military: Leo Ayala, Josh Butterworth, Justin Fivecoat, Tom Hartzell, Brandon Martin, Lee Matthews, Andrew Murphy, Richard Phernetton, Steve Roy, Jr., Andrew Springer, Vincent Sharkey, Andrew St. John, Alan Stackpoole, Todd Stanger, Tyler Wasson, all veterans, and all servicemen and women in VA hospitals. Homebound: Irene Berlin, Richard Brown, Florine Catt, Marilyn Eggert, Fran Fuller, Betty Gauthier, Bobbie Hain, Lina Hartstein, Pat Hartwell, Selta Heintz, Baxter Holland, Maria Hulyk, Ruth Janssen, Mildred Jeffers, Curt Knudsen, Marge LaVallee, Bill Lippert, Ron Long (Brooksville), Dottie Maslowski, Virginia Messier, Evelyn Miller, Kathleen Moore, Dave Noll, Pat Noll, John & Lucille Noveck, Carl Schoebel, Charlie & Pat Steinbach, Hank & Jan Whitt.

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Birthdays

Anniversaries

8 –Savannah Chaplin and Helena Traenkner

12 –Glenn ♥ Barbara Alber

10 – Neil Finkenstadt 11 – Betty Jean Post 12 – Dominic DeBlasi, Carol Springer, and Amy Thompson

A Measure of Our Devotion Saturday & Sunday, August 31 & September 1 Worship Attendance

133

Communion

94

Sunday School

25

Light the Way Campaign Total

$3,351.00

Total Receipts

$3,796.35

Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Corinthians 9:7 ESV)

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This Week’s Opportunities to Seek, to Strengthen, and to Serve Sunday, September 8

Monday, September 9 Tuesday, September 10 Wednesday, September 11 Thursday, September 12 Friday, September 13 Saturday, September 14

8:00 AM Worship 9:30 AM SS / Youth / Adult Bible Study 11:00 AM Worship w/Holy Communion Blood Pressure Checks 7:00 PM Executive Council 2:00 PM HCM Mtg. 11:00 AM Ladies Guild Exec. Mtg. 1:00 PM Ladies Guild 6:30 PM Narcotics Anonymous 8:30 AM Bulletin Assembly 3:00 PM Worship & Praise Rehearsal 5:00 PM Worship & Praise Service

Thank you for worshipping with us at Faith. We pray that you were blessed by having been here. We hope to see you again.

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