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FIRST ENGLISH EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH 800 Vernier Road, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236-1350 (313) 884-5040 Rev. Christina Veres Associate Pastor

Renata Conger Education/Youth Coordinator

Fax: (313) 884-4460

Dr. Walter A. Schmidt

Rev. Paul F. Keppler

Senior Pastor Robert H. Foster

Christina Judson

Coordinator of Music

Director of Bell Choirs

THE 22nd SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST Prelude “If you But Trust in God to Guide You” Welcome and Announcements

Pastor Emeritus

OCTOBER 20, 2013 Anonymous

Confession and Forgiveness P: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. C: Amen P: God of all mercy and consolation, come to the help of your people, turning us from our sin to live for you alone. Give us the power of your Holy Spirit that we may confess our sin, receive your forgiveness, and grow into the fullness of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. C: Amen P: You may kneel for confession. Most merciful God, C: we confess that we are captive to sin and cannot free ourselves. We have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. Amen P: In the mercy of almighty God, Jesus Christ was given to die for us, and for his sake God forgives us all our sins. As a called and ordained minister of the church of Christ, and by his authority, I therefore declare to you the entire forgiveness of all your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. C: Amen Hymn #698 “How Long, O God" (ELW) Page 147 Page 148 Insert

Pastoral Greeting and Kyrie “This is the Feast” Prayer of the Day

Children's Time - Children's Song “I’m Gonna Sing” traditional (see back of program)


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First Reading: Genesis 32:22-31 Response: Thanks be to God! Psalm 121 Second Reading: 2 Timothy 3:14--4: Response: Thanks be to God! Gospel Acclamation “Alleluia”


Gospel Reading: Luke 18:1-8



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Dr. Walter A. Schmidt

Hymn #742 “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” (ELW) The Apostles’ Creed - Page 105 I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again, he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen The Prayers of the Church Offering Offertory

“With a Voice of Singing” – Martin Shaw Good News Singers

Hymn #184 Congregation Offertory “Let the Vineyards” (ELW) Let the vineyards be fruitful, Lord, and fill to the brim our cup of blessing. Gather a harvest from the seeds that were sown, that we may be fed with the bread of life. Gather the hopes and dreams of all; unite them with the prayers we offer. Grace our table with your presence, and give us a foretaste of the feast to come. Page 152 Page 153 Page 153 Page 154 Page 155

The Great Thanksgiving “Holy, Holy, Holy” Words of Institution (Sung Response: “Christ has died/Amen”) Lord’s Prayer and “Lamb Of God” The Communion The Communion Blessing

Hymn #204 Post Communion Hymn – “Thankful Hearts” (ELW) Thankful hearts and voices raise; tell ev’ryone what God has done. Let all who seek the Lord rejoice and bear Christ’s holy name. Send us with your promises and lead your people forth in joy with shouts of thanksgiving. Alleluia, Alleluia.

Page 155 Page 155 Hymn #624

Prayer after Communion Blessing and Dismissal “Jesus, Still Lead On" (ELW)

Sharing of the Peace Postlude

“Jesus, Still Lead On"

J. Blackburn

SPEAKER SYSTEM for the hearing impaired is available. Speak to one of the ushers. OUR HYMN BOARDS show the hymn numbers being sung today. They are found in the back portion of the Evangelical Lutheran Worship, the rose-colored book. The front portion of the book contains the liturgies and resources for prayer and is noted by page numbers at the bottom of each page. PLEASE FILL OUT a visitor or member card found in the pews and place the card in the offering plate. We are blessed to have Christian friends from other places and congregations visiting at worship today. IN HOLY COMMUNION we believe that Christ is truly present in the bread and wine forgiving our sins. We welcome you to such a table of presence and forgiveness. Martin Luther said: “That person is well prepared and worthy (to receive Communion) who believes these words, ‘given and shed for you for the remission of sins’. If you cannot drink the wine, it is appropriate to receive just the bread, or just touch the glass of wine to one’s lips, also glasses of white grape juice are placed in the middle of the tray. Younger children are invited to come forward to receive a blessing.

CHILDREN’S SONG: I’m Gonna Sing –traditional I’m gonna sing when the Spirit says sing, I’m gonna sing when the Spirit says sing, I’m gonna sing when the Spirit says sing, and proclaim the Spirit of the Lord. I’m gonna pray… I’m gonna shout…


SERVING NEXT WEEK: October 27, 2013 9:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. GREETERS Charles Jackson Dee Friscan ACOLYTES

Katie Link

Nora Smith Kristen Smith


Team #6 Marion McClendon

Team #7 Mark Balle


Team #3

Ruth Engle


Brandon Tambourine Jackie Tambourine


Mike Garrisi


Anna Unit: Karen Olson Lydia Unit: Julie Passamani


Hope Circle

Jane Stevens

Weekly INSERT - OCTOBER 20, 2013 Sunday Worship Schedule 9:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 11:00a.m. Traditional Worship with Holy Communion the first and third Sundays Office Hours: Monday ~ Friday 8:00 a.m.– 12:30a.m. ** 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

News and Notes Concerning the Ministry of First English Lutheran Church GOOD MORNING! Welcome to First English! If you are interested in learning more about the ministry of First English or would like to join our family, please fill out the “Visitor Card” in the pew rack, check the appropriate response, and place in the offering plate. We will gladly contact you and attempt to answer your questions. Thank you! WE WELCOME CHILDREN at worship. If you need the cry room it is located off the back narthex. A nursery for children 4 & under is located next to the office. We ask that the nursery be used for children in this age group only. Thank you for your cooperation.


FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR have been placed by Cindy and Kim Jevons in memory of their father Dr. Bill Jevons.

BULLETIN DEADLINE: Please submit any information to be published in the Sunday bulletin before 12:00 p.m. the preceding Tuesday. Thank you.

MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS have been made to First English Church in memory of Geraldine Gram by Pam Southard.

BE SILENT, BE REVERENT; for this is the House of God. BEFORE the service, speak to the Lord: DURING the service; let the Lord speak to you: AFTER the service, speak to one another.

SAVE THE DATE - Oktoberfest, October 25, 2013 from 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. - please note date

Have you remembered the ministry of First English in your will?


and time change. (see insert for more information)

SAVE THE DATE 'The Sound of Music" Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 Dinner 6:00 PM Show 7:00 PM Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 Dinner 6:00 PM Show 7:00 PM Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 Matinee Performance 2:00 PM Admission: Dinner And Show - $18.00 ($13.00 Students) Show Only - $10.00 ($7.00 Students)

THIS WEEK AT FIRST ENGLISH - October 20 - 27, 2013 SUN 20

MON 21


WED 23


FRI 25

9:30 9:30 10:00 11:00 6:30 6:30 8:45 9:30 3:30 6:30 10:00 3:30 5:30 8:45 9:30 3:30 5:15 6:00 6:00 6:30 6:30 9:30 3:30 5:30 6:30 6:30 8:10 8:45 6:00

SAT 26 5:00 SUN 27 9:30 9:30 11:00 2:00 6:30

Contemporary Worship Service Sunday School Youth Pumpkin Sale Traditional Worship Service Board and Council Meetings 'Sound of Music' Rehearsal Preschool Exercise Class Music Lessons 'Sound of Music' Rehearsal GPN Pizza Music Lessons Exercise Class Preschool Exercise Class Music Lessons Lord's Company Ringers Grief Support Lord's Company Singers The Lutheran Faith Class Catechism Bible Study Music Lessons Exercise Class Good News Singers HS Youth Group Good News Ringers Preschool

Sanctuary Classrooms Luther Center+Lawn Sanctuary Lounge Luther Center Classroom Fellowship Hall Classrooms Luther Center Fellowship Hall Classrooms Fellowship Hall Classroom Fellowship Hall Classrooms Bell Choir Room Lounge Choir Room TBA Classrooms Lounge Classrooms Fellowship Hall Choir Room Youth Room Bell Choir Room Classroom


Luther Center

Youth - Cedar Point Trip Paradox Church Spaghetti Dinner Contemporary Worship Service Sunday School Traditional Worship Service Trunk or Treat

Luther Center Sanctuary Classrooms Sanctuary Parking Lot

'Sound of Music' Rehearsal

Luther Center

SERVING THIS WEEK: October 20, 2013 9:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. GREETERS Sue Reck John Nyquist ACOLYTES

Anna Jackson

Noah Simone Parker Rustmann


Team #3 Mark Fett

Team #4 Marc Simone


Team #2

Nancy Heaphy


Mike Garrisi Deb Sloss

Patty Foster Waynette Hostetler


Kathy Lang

Mark Berkesch


Anna Unit: Karen Olson Lydia Unit: Julie Passamani




Would you believe that it’s calendar time again? The nice people at Craft are giving us a special price again because we’ve been customers for so long…hard to believe that it has been for 36 years. Get yours in the hallway after services or in the office for $5.00. Thanks a bunch!! THE LUTHERAN FAITH started on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., Pastor Schmidt offers a class titled “The Lutheran Faith.” All are encouraged to join with us and we especially invite new members as well as those who might be interested in being a part of the First English family. We will be meeting the same time as our Confirmation Classes, so parents of confirmation students this would be a great opportunity for you as well.

Our Thursday Morning Bible Study is MARTIN LUTHER AND THE LUTHERAN REFORMATION. Classes meet Thursday mornings, 9:30-11:00 a.m. . Pastor Schmidt leads these sessions as we review Luther’s life and the Protestant Reformation. Please join us

as we together learn and grow in the faith!

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Saturday, Oct. 26 8:15am—after midnight

Come just for the rides, haunted exhibits, or both! Middle & High School Youth, parents, and friends welcome! Permission/Medical Releases available in the office. Cash or check payable to “FEELC Youth Group” accepted.

Paymen due 10/ t 24

Bring about $5-10 for gas, plus any other spending money for food, etc. We will also have coolers where you can store a bagged lunch or snacks in the pavilion outside the main gate. We’ll meet at church at 8:15am, leave the park by 10:15pm, and arrive back at FEELC by 12:30am.

Let Renata know ASAP if you are coming! or 884-5040

First English Ev. Lutheran Church 800 Vernier Rd. Grosse Pointe Woods, MI Presents

Music by Richard Rodgers Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 Dinner 6:00 PM Show 7:00 PM Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 Dinner 6:00 PM Show 7:00 PM Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 Matinee Performance 2:00 PM Admission: Dinner And Show - $18.00 ($13.00 Students) Show Only - $10.00 ($7.00 Students) For More Information, Please Call the Church Office at:

(313) 884-5040

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27TH 2–3PM FEELC PARKING LOT Bring your friends, family, and neighbors! Everyone is welcome to this family-friendly event!

Wear a costume! Decorate your car! Bring a bag of candy! Have lots of fun! If you cannot attend, please consider donating a bag of candy or small prizes. Donations may be left with Sue in the office.

Youth Bake Sale Sunday, November 24th Following both services In the Gathering area

Funds raised will go toward next summer's youth mission trip YOUTH: November 23rd is baking day. Come bake at the Luther Center kitchen from 10am-2pm and bring all required ingredients for what you wish to bake.

Bring Your Returnables and Support the Youth

Starting in November

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