KOG SERVCE FOR SEPTEMBER 11, 2022

The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

JESUS, LIVING BREAD, RENEWING OUR HUNGRY WORLD

Pentecost begins with a rush–the rushing, life-giving wind of God’s Spirit. We also remember that Sunday is  a day of rest. Rest is not meant to emphasize relaxation as much as it does renewal. The Church year season of Pentecost recognizes that God’s Spirit breathes into us life-giving re-creation. The readings for these months of Summer worship focus on who we are in Christ, what is the nature of faith, what is  the living out of this faith, what the life of following Jesus is all  about.  The Bread of Life, like the manna in the wilderness, and like the bread on the Lord’s table, declares how near and involved our God actually is in our daily lives.  Through Christ’s word and Spirit we have refreshment and renewal.

CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION

WE REMEMBER OUR BAPTISMS, CONFESS OUR FAITHLESSNESS, 

AND HEAR GOD’S FAITHFUL PROMISE OF FORGIVENESS

Pastor:  Blessed be the holy Trinity:

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

who forgives all our sin,

whose mercy endures forever.

People:  Amen. 

Pastor: God of all mercy and consolation,

come to the aid of your people,

turning us from sin

to live for you alone.

Give us the power of your Holy Spirit

that, attentive to your Word,

we may confess our sins,

receive your forgiveness,

bear with one another in love,

maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace,

and grow into the fullness of your Son,

Jesus Christ our Lord. 

People: Amen. 

Pastor: Let us confess our sin in the

presence of God and of one another.  Reconciling God,                                                                                    People: you seek peace and unity among us,                                                           but too often we choose walls of isolation.                                     You seek to be one with your creation,                                             but we turn away your loving Spirit.                                                  In your forgiving love,                                                                         break down the barriers we create,                                                    that we might see more clearly your love for us,                                         be reconciled with our neighbour,                                                      and trust more deeply your promise of eternal life.  Amen.

Pastor: We who once were far off

have been brought near to God

through the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,

and by the power of the Holy Spirit.

May our all-loving God through the Holy Spirit

grant you grace to forgive one another

as God in Christ has forgiven you.  

People: Amen.

HOLDEN EVENING PRAYER

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Listen through the Magnificat.  It ends at 10:40

PRAYER OF THE DAY        

O God, overflowing with mercy and compassion, you lead back to yourself all those who go astray.  Preserve your people in your loving care, that we may reject whatever is contrary to you and may follow all things that sustain our life in your Son, Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord. Amen. 

First Reading

Exodus 32:7-14

The Lord said to Moses, ‘Go down at once! Your people, whom you brought up out of the land of Egypt, have acted perversely; they have been quick to turn aside from the way that I commanded them; they have cast for themselves an image of a calf, and have worshipped it and sacrificed to it, and said, “These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt!” ’ The Lord said to Moses, ‘I have seen this people, how stiff-necked they are. Now let me alone, so that my wrath may burn hot against them and I may consume them; and of you I will make a great nation.’ 

But Moses implored the Lord his God, and said, ‘O Lord, why does your wrath burn hot against your people, whom you brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand? Why should the Egyptians say, “It was with evil intent that he brought them out to kill them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth”? Turn from your fierce wrath; change your mind and do not bring disaster on your people. Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, your servants, how you swore to them by your own self, saying to them, “I will multiply your descendants like the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have promised I will give to your descendants, and they shall inherit it for ever.” ’ And the Lord changed his mind about the disaster that he planned to bring on his people. 

Second Reading                                                                                              1 Timothy 1:12-17                                                                                                                                    I am grateful to Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because he judged me faithful and appointed me to his service, even though I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and a man of violence. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the foremost. But for that very reason I received mercy, so that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display the utmost patience, making me an example to those who would come to believe in him for eternal life. To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen. 

Gospel Reading                                                                                         Luke 15:1-10                                                                                                                       Now all the tax-collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, ‘This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.’ 

So he told them this parable: ‘Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it? When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbours, saying to them, “Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.” Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who need no repentance. 

‘Or what woman having ten silver coins, if she loses one of them, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbours, saying, “Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.” Just so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.’ 

SERMON

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HYMN OF THE DAY

“Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound”

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Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound 

That saved a wretch like me! 

I once was lost, but now I’m found, 

Was blind but now I see. 

’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear 

And grace my fears relieved. 

How precious did that grace appear 

The hour I first believed. 

Through many dangers, toils, and snares 

I have already come. ’

Tis grace that brought me safe thus far, 

And grace will lead me home. 

When we’ve been here ten thousand years, 

Bright, shining as the sun, 

We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise 

Than when we first begun.

TODAY IN OUR PRAYERS

Bill, Carol, Curtis, and Christine Buchkowsky, Teri Peterson, Wayne Turner, Janet Gregory, Marge McMillan, Kyrie Parimi, Doris Turner, Hilda Anderson, Linda Wolfe, Naomi, Bev Gregory, Dale Robinson, Bryan Matschke, Audrey Hedlin,  Mona Neher, Oma Ywo, Joan Schock, Owen Peterson, Helga Halldorsdottir, Josie Freeborn, Russell and Oliver, the family of Norm Gregory,  the family of baby Mavrick Gallant (Bev Gregory’s great-grandson), the family of Katherine Meger (Joshua Bratvold’s great grandmother), the family of Lois Jenkins (Ann Salmon’s mother), the family of Helen Neher (Carol Sarich’s mother), the family of John Beaven (Bev Gregory’s brother), the family of Tony Matschke (Doreen and Bryan Matschke’s son), and the family of Carl Rausch.  Lakeland Lutheran Church in Coldlake, AB whose building was damaged by fire.

We remember the missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada, the children and people buried in unmarked graves at residential schools and First Nation lands, and all those who have suffered the trauma of residential schools, the victims, injured, families and communities of James Smith Cree Nation and the village of Weldon who have experienced tragic murders and stabbings, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the people of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Venezuela, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, the Palestinians and Israelis, Ethiopia, Myanmar and the Rohingya Muslim refugees, Lebanon, all at the Mexico/United States border seeking refuge, the 100 million refugees and displaced persons, the people of Haiti suffering from earthquake, hurricane, and political disasters, Pakistan and southern China devastated by torrential rains and flooding, Jasper National Park and California battling wildfires, those throughout the world suffering the effects of enduring heatwaves, those in the United States, Canada, and throughout the world caught up in racism and injustice and the resulting violence, and those throughout the world, in Canada, in our province, and in our community still threatened by the coronavirus and fearful of the omicron variant.

God our Creator, through whose providing we find all goodness and life, we give thanks for the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II.  Turn our minds and hearts to your mercy and hope as the family, a nation, the Commonwealth, and the world mourns her loss.  Comfort all who mourn with the assurance that you have drawn her into your eternal reign of grace, love and peace.

HOLDEN EVENING PRAYER

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Begin listening at 10:40, The Prayers

CLOSING HYMN

“Savior, Like A Shepherd Lead Us”

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Savior, like a shepherd lead us, 

Much we need Thy tender care; 

In Thy pleasant pastures feed us, 

For our use Thy folds prepare: 

Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus, 

Thou hast bought us, Thine we are; 

Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus, 

Thou hast bought us, Thine we are. 

We are Thine, do Thou befriend us, 

Be the guardian of our way; 

Keep Thy flock, from sin defend us, 

Seek us when we go astray: 

Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus, 

Hear, O hear us when we pray; 

Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus, 

Hear, O hear us when we pray. 

Thou hast promised to receive us, 

Poor and sinful though we be; 

Thou hast mercy to relieve us, 

Grace to cleanse, and pow’r to free: 

Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus, 

Early let us turn to Thee; 

Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus, 

Early let us turn to Thee. 

Early let us seek Thy favor, 

Early let us do Thy will; 

Blessed Lord and only Savior, 

With Thy love our bosoms fill: 

Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus, 

Thou hast loved us, love us still; 

Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus, 

Thou hast loved us, love us still. 

DISMISSAL

Pastor: Go in peace, renewed with Christ’s Spirit to love and to serve.

People: Thanks be to God.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

TODAY AT KOG                                                                                   

THIS WEEK AT KOG                                                                                                       

COMING UP AT KOG

July, August, and Year-to-Date Budget and Contribution Report for KOG

2022 Budget:  $48,854       Monthly Budget:  $4,071.17     Weekly Budget:  $939.50

2021 income/expenses: $8,108.01

July income/expenses: $9,664.71

Weekly contributions for September:

Canadian Lutheran World Relief and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada are calling on all Canadians to pray for those suffering from the war in Ukraine and through the current hunger crisis, and to give generously in support of the needs of all those affected. You can donate at clwr.org/hungercrisis or by calling 1-800-661-2597 (Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:00pm CST) and with the 1:1 matching fund provided by the Canadian government, the impact of your gift will increase further still. 

Offerings.  

Even though we are not all meeting together we still have expenses and need your offerings so that we can pay them.  Church Council has decided that the best way to receive your offerings is that you mail a cheque (Please no cash for mail security reasons) to the church and we can process them from there.

Send your contributions to:  King of Glory Lutheran Church

    3318 Merritt Street

    Saskatoon, SK  S7M 3P6

Thank you for your generosity.

Checklist and Guidelines for Worship Services

Disinfect/sanitize worship space and entrance etc before the service

Disinfect/sanitize washrooms if used

One person preps worship materials [pastor]

Six feet distancing recommended

No sharing of pencils, pens, etc.

Open doors and windows if possible

Use/wear face masks, optional, but recommended

Hand sanitizer available

No physical contact (e.g. sharing of the peace, no passing of offering plate)

Communion procedure: distribution in a way that maintains physical distancing

Disinfect/sanitize worship space and entrance etc after the service

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