This Sunday's Events
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 22, 2019
8:15am - Worship Service
9:25am - 8 & Under Choir
9:40am - Belize Trip Presentation
10:00am - Brookdale Service
11:00am - Contemporary Service
12:00pm - Middle School Youth Group
6:30pm - Bible Study at the Lee's
Altar Care: Lynn Scott, Tracy Zielke
& Bernice Priest
Elder: Doug Noel
Ushers: Rob Oster & Josh Oster
Reader: Charlie Brown
Acolyte: Mark Reitz
Greeters: Gary & Marilyn Driesen
Elder: Paul James
Ushers: David Annis & Jason Annis
Reader: David Annis
Acolyte: Rebekah Bender
Greeters: Dean & Janet Niehoff
Old Testament Reading Amos 8:4–7
P The Old Testament Reading is from Amos, the eighth chapter.
4Hear this, you who trample on the needy and bring the poor of the land to an end, 5saying, “When will the new moon be over, that we may sell grain? And the Sabbath, that we may offer wheat for sale, that we may make the ephah small and the shekel great and deal deceitfully with false balances, 6that we may buy the poor for silver and the needy for a pair of sandals and sell the chaff of the wheat?” 7The Lord has sworn by the pride of Jacob: “Surely I will never forget any of their deeds.”
P This is the Word of the Lord.
C Thanks be to God.
Psalm Psalm 113
1Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord,
praise the name of the Lord!
2Blessèd be the name of the Lord
from this time forth and forevermore!
3From the rising of the sun to its setting,
the name of the Lord is to be praised!
4The Lord is high above all nations,
and his glory above the heavens!
5Who is like the Lord our God,
who is seated on high,
6who looks far down
on the heavens and the earth?
7He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the ash heap,
8to make them sit with princes,
with the princes of his people.
9He gives the barren woman a home,
making her the joyous mother of children.
Praise the Lord!
Epistle 1 Timothy 2:1–15
P The Epistle is from 1 Timothy, the second chapter.
1First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 2for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. 3This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, 4who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time. 7For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
8I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling; 9likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, 10but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works. 11Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. 12I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. 13For Adam was formed first, then Eve; 14and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. 15Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.
P This is the Word of the Lord.
C Thanks be to God.
Holy Gospel Luke 16:1–15
P The Holy Gospel according to Luke, the sixteenth chapter.
C Glory to You, O Lord.
1[Jesus] also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions.
2And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your management, for you can no longer be manager.’ 3And the manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. 4I have decided what to do, so that when I am removed from management, people may receive me into their houses.’ 5So, summoning his master’s debtors one by one, he said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ 6He said, ‘A hundred measures of oil.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’ 7Then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ He said, ‘A hundred measures of wheat.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’ 8The master commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light. 9And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth, so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings.
10“One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. 11If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? 12And if you have not been faithful in that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own? 13No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.” 14The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things, and they ridiculed him. 15And he said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.
P This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C Praise to You, O Christ.
Rev. Roger A. Schwartz, Pastor
Rev. Karl J. Dunker, Emeritus Pastor
Sheri Agee, Admin
Josh Eckstein, DCE
Justin Hornsby, Music
Mission & Ministry
Lutheran World Relief
DCCM Food Pantry
Christus Victor, Athens
Golden Harvest Pantry
Augusta Rescue Mission
Garden City Rescue
Shepeard Blood Center
Lutheran Hour Ministries