Worship to the Glory of God Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 8 & 11 am
Faith Lutheran Church The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod
5443 Sunset Rd New Port Richey, FL 34652 (727) 849â€“4418 Rev. Robert C. Steinke Pastor Emeritus e-mail: email@example.com
Saturday Worship & Praise: 5 pm (Communion 1st Saturday of month)
Sunday Worship: 8 & 11 am (Communion: 1st & 3rd Sun. @ 8 am 2nd & 4th Sun. @ 11 am)
Sunday School & Adult Bible Classes: 9:30 am website: www.faithnpr.org
The Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost October 13, 2013 – 8 & 11 am Pre-Service Music Chimes Welcome and Announcements
DIVINE SERVICE Opening Hymn
Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
Confession & Absolution (Rise) 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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In peace let us pray to the Lord.
For the peace from above and for our salvation let us pray to the Lord.
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.
For this holy house and for all who offer here their worship and praise let us pray to the Lord.
Help, save, comfort and defend us, gracious Lord.
Hymn of Response
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Salutation and Collect for the Day P The Lord be with you. C And also with you. P Let us pray, Almighty God, You show mercy to Your people in all their troubles. Grant us always to recognize Your goodness, give thanks for Your compassion, and praise Your holy name; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. C Amen. Please be seated
THE WORD Old Testament Reading Ruth 1:1-19a [1:1] In the days when the judges ruled there was a famine in the land, and a man of Bethlehem in Judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons.  The name of the man was Elimelech and the name of his wife Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion. They were Ephrathites from Bethlehem in Judah. They went into the country of Moab and remained there.  But Elimelech, the husband of Naomi, died, and she was left with her two sons.  These took Moabite wives; the name of the one was Orpah and the name of the other Ruth. They lived there about ten years,  and both Mahlon and Chilion died, so that the woman was left without her two sons and her husband.  Then she arose with her daughters-in-law to return from the country of Moab, for she had heard in the fields of Moab that the LORD had visited his people and given them food.  So she set out from the place where she was with her two daughters-in-law, and they went on the way to return to the land of Judah.  But Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go, return each of you to her mother's house. May the LORD deal kindly with you, as you have dealt with the dead and with me.  The LORD grant that you may find rest, each of you in the house of her husband!” Then she kissed them, and they lifted up their voices and wept.  And they said to her, “No, we will return with you to your people.”  But Naomi said, “Turn back, my daughters; why will you go with me? Have I yet sons in my womb that they may become your husbands?  Turn back, my daughters; go your way, for I am too old to have a husband. If I should say I have hope, even if I should have a husband this night and should bear sons,  would you therefore wait till they were grown? Would you therefore refrain from marrying? No, my daughters, for it is exceedingly bitter to me for your sake that the hand of the LORD has gone out against me.”  Then they lifted up their voices and wept again. And Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her.  And she said, “See, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods; return after your sister-in-law.”  But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God.  Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. May the LORD do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from you.”  And when Naomi saw that she was determined to go with her, she said no more. 5
 So the two of them went on until they came to Bethlehem. And when they came to Bethlehem, the whole town was stirred because of them. And the women said, “Is this Naomi?” A This is the Word of the Lord. C Thanks be to God. Special Music
“Shine, Jesus Shine” Sunday School Children
Epistle 2 Timothy 2:1-13 [2:1] You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus,  and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.  Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.  No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him.  An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.  It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops.  Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.  Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel,  for which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound!  Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.  The saying is trustworthy, for: If we have died with him, we will also live with him;  if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us;  if we are faithless, he remains faithful— for he cannot deny himself. A This is the Word of the Lord. C Thanks be to God. Please rise
Alleluia and Verse C
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Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia These things are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
P The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the seventeenth chapter. C Glory be to Thee, O Lord.  On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee.  And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance  and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.”  When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed.  Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice;  and he fell on his face at Jesus' feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan.  Then Jesus answered, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine?  Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?”  And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.” P This is the Gospel of the Lord. C Praise be to Thee, O Christ. Please be seated Hymn of the Day
How Can I Thank You, Lord
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“Does Your Faith See Jesus?” 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) Please Rise Offering (Please be seated) 7
Offertory (Please rise)
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 (back of hymn book) 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
Lord of Glory, You Have Bought Us
Meditation (a quiet time for individual prayer) Post Service Music
11:00 AM continues with (Please Rise)
SACRAMENT P C P C
The Lord be with you. And also with you. Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord.
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P Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. C It is right to give Him thanks and praise. P It is truly good, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places â€Ś evermore praising You and singing: Sanctus
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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: Lordâ€™s Prayer (back of hymn book) Words of Institution P The peace of the Lord be with you. C Amen. The Passing of the Peace
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Distribution (Please be seated) 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. 10
Hymn sung during the distribution
Jesus Comes Today with Healing
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Dismissal P May the Lord keep you steadfast in His love and faith. C Amen. Nunc Dimittis
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Post Communion Collect
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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
Lord of Glory, You Have Bought Us
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Meditation (a quiet time for individual prayer) Post Service Music
Those Serving Today: Presiding Minister: Rev. Robert C. Steinke, Pastor Emeritus Duty Elders: 8 am: Larry Roach; 11 am: Lamar Miller Assisting Elder: 11 am: Jack Greenlee Acolyte: 8 am: Briana Salazar; 11 am: Brittany Morrison Altar Care: 8 am: Ginny Brown & Muriel Pearce 11 am: Sandi Leenhouts & Rose Wegner Altar Flowers are Given Today by: Barbara Oâ€™Connor in honor of her mother Jean Finkenstadt on her birthday Lay Reader: 8 am: Betty Holland; 11 am: Neil Finkenstadt Audio Assistant: 8 am: Jonathan Tinker; 11 am: Bob Behnke Video Assistant: 8 am: Mike Muetzel; 11 am: John Schaerffer Ushers: 11 am: Neil Finkenstadt, Gary Miller, Marian Malmgren & Paul Musgrave
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 Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost - Luke 17:19 And He said to him, “Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well.” Only one of the ten lepers cleansed returns to give thanks to Jesus. Why is that? Surely the rest were indeed thankful to be freed from such a terrible disease. But only the Samaritan leper had faith: and his faith turned into action, as all true faith does. Our generosity to God’s work in the Church is likewise our faith in action.
ANNOUNCEMENTS Update from the Call Committee: On Sunday, October 13th at 12:15 pm there will be a Call Service in the CLC. At this time you will be asked to vote for one of the pastors presented. We had a great attendance at our last meeting. Let’s see if we can’t have even more members involved in this vote. The Call Committee will continue their commitment to find God’s shepherd to lead us here at Faith. Continue to pray for our church and our next pastor. A very special Thank You to the Board of Properties for sponsoring this month’s Faith Family Fellowship.
WELCOME TO THE FAMILY OF GOD. Last Sunday, Faith Lutheran Church welcomed Emaleigh Boyer, daughter of Jessica Price and Charles Boyer, and Brittany Morrison, daughter of Christie Morrison, into God’s Kingdom of Grace through the washing of Holy Baptism. We rejoice with these new children in God’s family. Women's Bible Class is currently enjoying the study of "The Practice of the Practice of God". On October 29th we will begin our study of the disciples. We will be using the book and workbook "Twelve Ordinary Men" by John MacArthur. Materials will be provided. Won't you join us? We have wonderful learning, fellowship, and a few goodies as well! Any questions? Check with Tami Musgrave at firstname.lastname@example.org Winter is coming! Can you help? Our Sunday School is collecting warm winter clothes, coats, jackets, shoes and socks for one of our local elementary schools who has requested our help. They need all sizes. So please bring any donations to our Sunday School office. New, gently used, clean donations are appreciated. If you would like us to do the shopping for you, you can give your donation to Sharon Rubia and she will do the shopping for you. Thank you! TRUNK-OR-TREAT is coming soon! Join us in our parking lot on Thursday, October 31st from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with your pre-wrapped Halloween candy for our First Annual Trunk - Or - Treat! This great community outreach program will help us to contact those in our neighborhood. You can wear a costume or even decorate your car if you want. Please sign up in Narthex I or the Christian Life Center if you plan to participate. Thank you! It's that time of year again for our "Adopt-A-Confirmand” Program to begin! If you would like to adopt-a-confirmand, please see Sandy Thompson or call her at 8482530 or 849-2343. Those confirmands to be "adopted" are Kristen Hahn, Brittany Morrison, Madison Lindlau and Britain Pederson. You will be given all of the needed information to support your confirmand. The requirements for the program are small but the rewards are huge. Be a part of the life of one of these great kids. It is well worth your time. . Let's get this program off and running. Come on. It's fun! We still have some confirmands that need to be "adopted" in our Adopt-A-Confirmand Program. 14
LADIES GUILD will be selling greeting cards again this year. What a great opportunity to pick up some greeting cards at the last minute (really, did you see someone’s name in the bulletin and you really want to get them a card?). Birthday? Anniversary? Get well? Sympathy? Thinking of you? They have it all. All cards are available for 50 cents! EACH???? WOW!! Check out the awesome selection in Narthex 2. You will be glad you did. All proceeds go to LWML Missions. Thank you to all who have donated to the Sunday School Mission Project: The Ronald McDonald House in St. Petersburg, Florida. This will be a year long collection process so please keep the donations coming. Copies of the "wish list" are on the sides of the collection boxes. Thanks for supporting "The House That Love Built". Volunteers are needed…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 email@example.com. There is very little training needed and then you are "good to go". Still thinking about it? Talk to Phyllis Miller to see how easy it is!
OKTOBERFEST 2013 Sunday, October 20 12:30 – 3:30 in the CLC TICKETS ON SALE BETWEEN SERVICES! Adults: $10 in advance ($13 at the door) Children ages 5-12: $5 (under 5 FREE) “The Deutschmeister Blas Band” Great GERMAN food! Polka & Chicken Dance! Bring your Dessert for the contest! 15
13 – Jean Finkenstadt 14 – Ruth Bell, Billie Boucher, Pat Hartwell, Sarah Lupa-Walton, Melissa Negrich 15 – Frank Jasso, Arlene Yamada 18 – Ray LaVallee 21 – Pat Van Ess
A Measure of Our Devotion Saturday & Sunday, October 5 & 6 Worship Attendance
Youth: CIA and Weekday Confirmation Sunday Teachers & Adult Bible Studies / Weekday Studies
Light the Way Campaign Total
During the month of September our food pantry served a total of 37 people. Included in this number were 12 Seniors, and 12 children. Thank you for your continue support of this important ministry to “the least of these”.
Please remember in your prayersâ€Ś Military: Leo Ayala, Josh Butterworth, Justin Fivecoat, Tom Hartzell, Brandon Martin, 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, Vera Grondahl, Bobbie Hain, Lina Hartstein, Pat Hartwell, Selta Heintz, Baxter Holland, Maria Hulyk, 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. Health/Unspoken: Peggy Adams, Colleen Allard, Clyde Anderson, Marion Baldwin, Bankhead/Criss Family, Robbie Baumgartner, Lucy Beilke, Richard Brown, Ann Carpenter Family, Bobbi Carpenter, Denise Combast, Mary Crane, Marti Curran, Blanche Fowler, Betty Gauthier, Bob Gould, Gray Family, Vera Grondahl, Bobbie Hain, Kathy Hane, Norman Heitlauf, Baxter Holland, Maria Hulyk, Mildred Jeffers, James Ketner, King Family, Mona Krupicka, Bev Kuhn, Tom Lackey, Eve Langner, Marge LaVallee, Leora Laubaugh, Dottie Maslowski, Lee & Christy Matthews, Randy & Marsha 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, Connie Roach, Larry Roach, Hugo Salmi, Bob & Bea Schurkus, Anita Sharkey, Marian Shirk, Larry Smith, Southerland Family, Skylar Southerland, Charles Steinbach, Dustin & Tiffany Shire, Fran Smith, Jean Terkowski, Pastor & Mrs. Mike Thureau, Herbert Tschischik, Chris Van Ess, Sherryl Williams, and Cole & Kayla Winchell, All Pastors, those serving our country, the future of America.
This Week’s Opportunities to Seek, to Strengthen, and to Serve Saturday, October 12 Sunday, October 13
Monday, October 14 Tuesday, October 15 Wednesday, October 16
Thursday, October 17 Friday, October 18 Saturday, October 19
Sunday, October 20
Monday, October 21
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Worship & Praise Rehearsal Worship & Praise Service Worship SS / Adult Bible Studies Faith Family Fellowship Worship w/Holy Communion Blood Pressure Checks Congregational Call Service Executive Council Board of Elders Women’s Bible Study / CLC Genealogy Society / CLC Confirmation Class CIA (Youth) / GSH Narcotics Anonymous / GSH Worship & Praise Rehearsal Bulletin Assembly Bond / Motard Wedding Rehearsal Bond / Motard Wedding Worship & Praise Rehearsal Worship & Praise Service Worship w/Holy Communion SS / Adult Bible Studies Worship Oktoberfest 2013 Sunday School Staff meeting
Thank you for worshipping with us at Faith. We pray that you were blessed by having been here. We hope to see you again.