KOG SERVICE FOR OCTOBER 2, 2022

The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Blessing of the Animals

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        

Benevolent, merciful God: When we are empty fill us.  When we are weak in faith, strengthen us.  We we are cold in love, warm us, that with fervour we may love our neighbours and serve them for the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord. Amen. 

First Reading

Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4

O Lord, how long shall I cry for help,
   and you will not listen?
Or cry to you ‘Violence!’
   and you will not save?
Why do you make me see wrongdoing
   and look at trouble?
Destruction and violence are before me;
   strife and contention arise.
So the law becomes slack
   and justice never prevails.
The wicked surround the righteous—
   therefore judgement comes forth perverted. 

I will stand at my watch-post,
   and station myself on the rampart;
I will keep watch to see what he will say to me,
   and what he will answer concerning my complaint.
Then the Lord answered me and said:
Write the vision;
   make it plain on tablets,
   so that a runner may read it.
For there is still a vision for the appointed time;
   it speaks of the end, and does not lie.
If it seems to tarry, wait for it;
   it will surely come, it will not delay.
Look at the proud!
   Their spirit is not right in them,
   but the righteous live by their faith.

Second Reading                                                                                              2 Timothy 1:1-14                                                                                                                                    Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, for the sake of the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus, To Timothy, my beloved child:

Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

I am grateful to God—whom I worship with a clear conscience, as my ancestors did—when I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day. Recalling your tears, I long to see you so that I may be filled with joy. I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, lives in you. For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands; for God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline. 

Do not be ashamed, then, of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel, relying on the power of God, who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works but according to his own purpose and grace. This grace was given to us in Christ Jesus before the ages began, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Saviour Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. For this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher, and for this reason I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know the one in whom I have put my trust, and I am sure that he is able to guard until that day what I have entrusted to him. Hold to the standard of sound teaching that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. Guard the good treasure entrusted to you, with the help of the Holy Spirit living in us. 

Gospel Reading                                                                                         Luke 17:5-10                                                                                                                       The apostles said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith!’ The Lord replied, ‘If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, “Be uprooted and planted in the sea”, and it would obey you. 

‘Who among you would say to your slave who has just come in from ploughing or tending sheep in the field, “Come here at once and take your place at the table”? Would you not rather say to him, “Prepare supper for me, put on your apron and serve me while I eat and drink; later you may eat and drink”? Do you thank the slave for doing what was commanded? So you also, when you have done all that you were ordered to do, say, “We are worthless slaves; we have done only what we ought to have done!” ’ 

SERMON

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HYMN OF THE DAY

“Build Us Up, Lord”

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Build us up, Lord, build us up;                                                                                   set in us a strong foundation.                                                                                      Lead us to do your holy will;                                                                                         form and shape your new creation.  

Build us up, Lord, build us up;                                                                                       as we guide and teach each other,                                                                                help us to share your love with the world:                                                                    every sister, every brother.  

Refrain: Growing in Christ, we plant seeds for the kingdom;                                 we follow in faith what’s begun!                                                                                Lord, set in our hearts the pow’r of your word                                                                to spread the news of your Son! 

Build us up, Lord, build us up;                                                                                       let our lives reflect your glory.                                                                                      Cast away all our doubts and fears;                                                                            help us tell the world your story. 

Build us up, Lord, build us up;                                                                                    help us bear good fruit for you,                                                                                 Lord, give us vision and keep us sure.                                                                     Grant us faith that’s steadfast and true.                                                                  Refrain

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, Audrey Hedlin,  Mona Neher, Oma Ywo, Owen Peterson, Helga Halldorsdottir, Evaline Sanders, 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), 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 devastated by torrential rains and flooding, the people of Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos, Dominican Republic, Bermuda, Atlantic Canada and Newfoundland pummeled by hurricane Fiona, those in Cuba, Florida, and South Carolina buffeted by hurricane Ian. 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 the omicron variant.

HOLDEN EVENING PRAYER

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Begin listening at 10:40, The Prayers

CLOSING HYMN

“Many and Great, O God, Are Your Works”

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Many and great oh God are your works 

Maker of earth and sky 

Your hands have set the heavens with stars 

Your fingers spread the mountains and plains 

Lo, at your word the waters were formed 

Deep seas obey your voice 

Grant unto us communion with Thee 

Thou star, abiding One 

Come unto us and dwell with us 

With you are found the gifts of life 

Bless us with life that has no end 

Eternal life with you

DISMISSAL

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

People: Thanks be to God.

BLESSING OF ANIMALS

Pastor:  The animals of God’s creation inhabit the skies, the earth, and the sea.
They share in the fortunes of human existence
and have a part in human life.
God, who confers gifts on all living things,
has often used the service of animals
or made them reminders of the gifts of salvation.


People:  Animals were saved from the flood
and afterwards made a part of the covenant with Noah.

The paschal lamb recalls the passover sacrifice
and the deliverance from slavery in Egypt.  

A giant fish saved Jonah;

ravens brought bread to Elijah; 

animals were included in the repentance of Nineveh; 

and animals share in Christ’s redemption of all God’s creation.


Pastor: 
We, therefore, invoke God’s blessing on these animals.
As we do so, let us praise the Creator
and thank God for allowing us to care
for all the creatures of the earth.

Pastor:  Let us pray.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, who in your self-emptying love gathered up and reconciled all creation to God.  Innumerable galaxies of the heavens worship you.  Creatures that grace the earth rejoice in you.  All those in the deepest seas bow to you in adoration.  As with them we give you praise, grant that we may cherish the earth, our home, and live in harmony with this good creation, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  

People:  Amen, amen.  Shalom, Shalom

OUR COVENANT WITH ALL CREATION

People:  Source and sustainer of life we cherish the myriad works of your hands.  Water, earth, and sky are yours, as are all their inhabitants, wild and tame.  We thank you for creatures that nourish and serve us, befriend, enrich, entertain, and protect us.  We, who are made in your image, pledge to care for all your creatures well.  We dedicate ourselves to your groaning yet wondrous creation to enable it to rally and to thrive so that it might reveal to all who come after us your wise, redemptive, and transfiguring love.

Psalm 148

Praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord from the heavens

Praise him in the heights.

Praise him, all angels

Praise him, all his host.

Praise him, sun and moon;

Praise him, all you shining stars.

Praise him, you highest heavens,

And you waters above the heavens.

Let them praise the name of the Lord,

For he commanded and they were created.

He established them forever and ever;

He fixed their bounds, which cannot be passed.

Praise the Lord from the earth,

You sea monsters and all deeps.

Fire and Hail, snow and frost,

Stormy wind fulling his command.

Mountains and all hills,

Fruit trees and all cedars,

Wild animals and all cattle,

Creeping things and flying birds.

Kings of the earth and all peoples,

Princes and all rulers of the earth.

Young men and women alike,

Old and young together.

Let them praise the name of the Lord,

For his name alone is exalted

His glory is above earth and heaven.

He has raised up a horn for his people.

Praise for all his faithful,

For the people of Israel who are close to him.

Praise the Lord.

Francis of Assisi’s  Sermon to the Birds

My little sisters, the birds, many are the bonds which unite us to God.  And your duty is to praise God everywhere and always, because he has let you free to fly wherever you will, and has given you a double and three-fold covering and the beautiful colored plumage you wear.

Praise God likewise for the food he provides for you without your working for it, for the songs he has taught you, for your numbers that his blessing has multiplied, for your species which he preserved in the ark of olden times, and for the realm of the air he has reserved for you.

God sustains you without your having to sow or reap.  He gives you fountains and streams to drink from, mountains and hills in which to take refuge, and tall trees in which to build your nests.  Although you do not know how to sew or spin, God gives to you and your little ones the clothing you need.

How the Creator must love you to grant you such favors!  So, my sister birds, do not be ungrateful, but continually praise God who showers blessing upon you.

Hymn:  All Things Bright and Beautiful

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All things bright and beautiful, 

All creatures great and small, 

All things wise and wonderful: 

The Lord God made them all. 

Each little flow’r that opens, 

Each little bird that sings, 

He made their glowing colors, 

He made their tiny wings. 

The purple-headed mountains, 

The river running by, 

The sunset and the morning 

That brightens up the sky. 

The cold wind in the winter, 

The pleasant summer sun, 

The ripe fruits in the garden, 

He made them every one. 

He gave us eyes to see them, 

And lips that we might tell 

How great is God Almighty, 

Who has made all things well.

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS

People:  Gracious God, in your love you created us in your image and made us to care for all the animals that live in the skies, the earth, and the sea.  Bless our pets and all your animals, wild and tame.  Help us recognize your power and wisdom in all the creatures that live in our world.  Bless their variety and their own created beauty.  Protect your creatures, and guard them from evil, and hear our prayer for all that suffer overwork, hunger, and ill-treatment.  Amen.

Bless, O Lord, these creatures, and fill our hearts with thanksgiving 

for its their being.  Amen.

Pastor:  Let us pray.

God created us and placed us on the earth to be stewards of all living things,
therefore let us proclaim the glory of our Creator, saying:

People:  O God, how wonderful are the works of your hands.

Pastor:  Blessed are you, O Lord of the Universe; you create the animals
    and give us the ability to train them to help us in our work. 

People:  O God, how wonderful are the works of your hands.

Pastor:  Blessed are you, O Lord of the Universe;
    you give us food from animals to replenish our energies.

People:  O God, how wonderful are the works of your hands.

Pastor:   Blessed are you, O Lord of the Universe; for the sake of our comfort
    you give us domestic animals as companions. 

People:  O God, how wonderful are the works of your hands.

Pastor:  Blessed are you, O Lord of the Universe; you care for us
    even as you care for the birds of the air. 

People:  O God, how wonderful are the works of your hands.

Pastor:  Blessed are you, O Lord of the Universe;
you offered your Son to us as the passover lamb
and in him willed that we should be called your children.

People:  O God, how wonderful are the works of your hands.

A Benediction of Hope

Pastor:  Patient Lord of Life, your word foretells a day when the wolf will lie down with the lamb.  Renew our vision for the peaceable kingdom for all your creation.  

People:  Amen, Shalom, Shalom.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

TODAY AT KOG                                                                                   

THIS WEEK AT KOG                                                                                                       

COMING UP AT KOG

-Sunday, October 9 (Thanksgiving Sunday) will be joint worship with St. David’s/Trinity at 10:30 a.m.

ST. DAVID’S TRINITY CURBSIDE FALL SUPPER 

Saturday, November 5th, pick-up between 3:30 and 5:00 p.m. at the church.  Advance tickets only: $25/ADULT.  Roast Beef Dinner menu includes slow-roasted beef, Yorkshire pudding, mashed potatoes, gravy and seasonal vegetables, horseradish, delectable cookies for dessert. Gluten-free option is available. Please call the church office at 306-978-0707 for tickets.  Payment can be made through Interac e-transfer to st.davidstrinityuc@sasktel.net, cash or cheque. If using e-transfer please indicate any dietary considerations and number of tickets required.  Absolutely NO TICKETS will be sold AFTER Sunday, October 30th.

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: $6,040.37

July income/expenses: -$2,084.64

Weekly contributions for September:  September 4 and 11: $1320

Canadian Lutheran World Relief and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada are calling on Canadians to pray for those affected by the flooding in Pakistan, and to give generously to support their urgent humanitarian needs, as the Government of Canada announces a special matching fund for donations in response to this tragedy. 

Please give what you can by donating at clwr.org/pakistan or by calling 1-800-661-2597 (office hours Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm), and pray for all those who are affected by the flooding. 

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

KOG SERVICE FOR SEPTEMBER 25, 2022

The Sixteenth 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, rich in mercy, you look with compassion on this troubled world.  Feed us with your grace, and grant us the treasure that comes only from you, Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord. Amen. 

First Reading

Amos 6:1a, 4-7

Alas for those who are at ease in Zion,
   and for those who feel secure on Mount Samaria,
the notables of the first of the nations,
   to whom the house of Israel resorts!
Alas for those who lie on beds of ivory,
   and lounge on their couches,
and eat lambs from the flock,
   and calves from the stall;
who sing idle songs to the sound of the harp,
   and like David improvise on instruments of music;
who drink wine from bowls,
   and anoint themselves with the finest oils,
   but are not grieved over the ruin of Joseph!
Therefore they shall now be the first to go into exile,
   and the revelry of the loungers shall pass away. 

Second Reading                                                                                              1 Timothy 6:6-19                                                                                                                                    Of course, there is great gain in godliness combined with contentment; for we brought nothing into the world, so that we can take nothing out of it; but if we have food and clothing, we will be content with these. But those who want to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and in their eagerness to be rich some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains. 

But as for you, man of God, shun all this; pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith; take hold of the eternal life, to which you were called and for which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. In the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who in his testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you to keep the commandment without spot or blame until the manifestation of our Lord Jesus Christ, which he will bring about at the right time—he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords. It is he alone who has immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see; to him be honour and eternal dominion. Amen. 

As for those who in the present age are rich, command them not to be haughty, or to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but rather on God who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share, thus storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of the life that really is life. 

Gospel Reading                                                                                         Luke 16:19-31                                                                                                                       ‘There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man’s table; even the dogs would come and lick his sores. The poor man died and was carried away by the angels to be with Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried. In Hades, where he was being tormented, he looked up and saw Abraham far away with Lazarus by his side. He called out, “Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in agony in these flames.” But Abraham said, “Child, remember that during your lifetime you received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in agony. Besides all this, between you and us a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who might want to pass from here to you cannot do so, and no one can cross from there to us.” He said, “Then, father, I beg you to send him to my father’s house— for I have five brothers—that he may warn them, so that they will not also come into this place of torment.” Abraham replied, “They have Moses and the prophets; they should listen to them.” He said, “No, father Abraham; but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.” He said to him, “If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.” 

SERMON

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HYMN OF THE DAY

“Gather Us In”

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Here in this place new light is streaming                                                              Now is the darkness vanished away                                                                         See in this space our fears and our dreamings                                                   Brought here to you in the light of this day                                                         Gather us in, the lost and forsaken                                                                       Gather us in, the blind and the lame                                                                          Call to us now and we shall awaken                                                                         We shall arise at the sound of our name  

We are the young, our lives are a mystery                                                                We are the old who yearn for your face                                                                    We have been sung throughout all of history                                                       Called to be light to the whole human race                                                         Gather us in, the rich and the haughty                                                                  Gather us in, the proud and the strong                                                                     Give us a heart so meek and so lowly                                                                       Give us the courage to enter the song  

Here we will take the wine and the water                                                                Here we will take the bread of new birth                                                               Here you shall call your sons and your daughters                                                   Call us anew to be salt for the earth                                                                          Give us to drink the wine of compassion                                                                 Give us to eat the bread that is you                                                                           Nourish us well and teach us to fashion                                                                 Lives that are holy and hearts that are true

Not in the dark of buildings confining                                                                       Not in some heaven light years away                                                                          But here in this place the new light is shining                                                        Now is the kingdom, now is the day                                                                      Gather us in and hold us forever                                                                             Gather us in and make us your own                                                                       Gather us in, all peoples together                                                                                Fire of love in our flesh and our bone

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, the victims and families of the shooting rampage in Ontario, 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, southern China, and Italy devastated by torrential rains and flooding, the people of Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos, Dominican Republic, Bermuda, Atlantic Canada and Newfoundland pummeled by hurricane Fiona, 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 the omicron variant.

HOLDEN EVENING PRAYER

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Begin listening at 10:40, The Prayers

CLOSING HYMN

“Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life”

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Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life 

where sound the cries of race and clan, 

above the noise of selfish strife, 

we hear your voice, O Son of man. 

In haunts of wretchedness and need, 

on shadowed thresholds dark with fears, 

from paths where hide the lures of greed, 

we catch the vision of your tears. 

From tender childhood’s helplessness, 

from woman’s grief, man’s burdened toil, 

from famished souls, from sorrow’s stress, 

your heart has never known recoil. 

The cup of water given for you 

still holds the freshness of your grace; 

yet long these multitudes to view 

the sweet compassion of your face. 

O Master, from the mountainside 

make haste to heal these hearts of pain; 

among these restless throngs abide; 

O tread the city’s streets again. 

Till all the world shall learn your love 

and follow where your feet have trod, 

till, glorious from your heaven above, 

shall come the city of our God!

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

-Wednesday, September 28, Church Council meets via Zoom7:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 2 will be the commemoration of St. Francis.  This has been a traditional time to bless pets and animals.  Francis had a spirit of gladness and gratitude for all of God’s creation.  This will be the focus of our worship this Sunday.  Bring your pets, pictures of your pets, stuffed animals, or even pictures of animals to visually remind us of the blessings of creation and to bless God, the Giver, and all creatures great and small, wild or tame.

– Sunday, October 9 (Thanksgiving Sunday) will be joint worship with St. David’s/Trinity at 10:30 a.m.

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: $6,040.37

July income/expenses: -$2,084.64

Weekly contributions for September:  September 4 and 11: $1320

Canadian Lutheran World Relief and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada are calling on Canadians to pray for those affected by the flooding in Pakistan, and to give generously to support their urgent humanitarian needs, as the Government of Canada announces a special matching fund for donations in response to this tragedy. 

Please give what you can by donating at clwr.org/pakistan or by calling 1-800-661-2597 (office hours Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm), and pray for all those who are affected by the flooding. 

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

KOG SERVCE FOR SEPTEMBER 18, 2022

The Fifteenth 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        

God among us, we gather in the name of your Son to learn love for one another.  Keep our feet from evil paths.  Turn our minds to your wisdom and our hearts to the grace revealed in your Son, Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord. Amen. 

First Reading

Amos 8:4-7

Hear this, you that trample on the needy,
   and bring to ruin the poor of the land,
saying, ‘When will the new moon be over
   so that we may sell grain;
and the sabbath,
   so that we may offer wheat for sale?
We will make the ephah small and the shekel great,
   and practise deceit with false balances,
buying the poor for silver
   and the needy for a pair of sandals,
   and selling the sweepings of the wheat.’ 

The Lord has sworn by the pride of Jacob:
Surely I will never forget any of their deeds. 

Second Reading                                                                                              1 Timothy 2:1-7                                                                                                                                    First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings should be made for everyone, for kings and all who are in high positions, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity. This is right and is acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour, who desires everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For
there is one God;
   there is also one mediator between God and humankind,
Christ Jesus, himself human,
   who gave himself a ransom for all
—this was attested at the right time. For this I was appointed a herald and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth. 

Gospel Reading                                                                                         Luke 16:1-13                                                                                                                       Then Jesus said to the disciples, ‘There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was squandering his property. So he summoned him and said to him, “What is this that I hear about you? Give me an account of your management, because you cannot be my manager any longer.” Then the manager said to himself, “What will I do, now that my master is taking the position away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. I have decided what to do so that, when I am dismissed as manager, people may welcome me into their homes.” So, summoning his master’s debtors one by one, he asked the first, “How much do you owe my master?” He answered, “A hundred jugs of olive oil.” He said to him, “Take your bill, sit down quickly, and make it fifty.” Then he asked another, “And how much do you owe?” He replied, “A hundred containers of wheat.” He said to him, “Take your bill and make it eighty.” And his master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly; for the children of this age are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than are the children of light. And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of dishonest wealth so that when it is gone, they may welcome you into the eternal homes. 

‘Whoever is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and whoever is dishonest in a very little is dishonest also in much. If then you have not been faithful with the dishonest wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? And if you have not been faithful with what belongs to another, who will give you what is your own? No slave can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.’

SERMON

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HYMN OF THE DAY

“Son of God, Eternal Savior”

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Son of God, eternal Savior,
Source of life and truth and grace,
Son of Man, whose birth incarnate
Hallows all our human race,
Thou, our head who, throned in glory,
For Thine own dost ever plead,
Fill us with Thy love and pity;
Heal our wrongs, and help our need.

As Thou, Lord, hast lived for others,
So may we for others live;
Freely have Thy gifts been granted,
Freely may Thy servants give.
Thine the gold and Thine the silver,
Thine the wealth of land and sea,
We but stewards of Thy bounty,
Held in solemn trust for Thee.

Come, O Christ, and reign among us,
King of love, and Prince of peace,
Hush the storm of strife and passion,
Bid its cruel discords cease:
By Thy patient years of toiling,
By Thy silent hours of pain,
Quench our fevered thirst of pleasure,
Shame our selfish greed of gain.

Son of God, eternal Savior,
Source of life and truth and grace,
Son of Man, whose birth incarnate
Hallows all our human race,
Thou who prayedst, Thou who willest,
That Thy people should be one,
Grant, O grant our hope’s fruition:
Here on earth Thy will be done.

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, the victims and families of the shooting rampage in Ontario, 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, southern China, and Italy devastated by torrential rains and flooding, Jasper National Park and California battling wildfires and the heavy rain and mudslides in California, 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

“Let Justice flow Like Streams”

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Let justice flow like streams of sparkling water, 

pure, enabling growth, refreshing life, abundant, cleansing, sure. 

Let righteousness roll on as others’ cares we heed, 

an ever-flowing stream of faith translated into deed. 

So may God’s plumb-line, straight, define our measure true, 

and justice, right, and peace pervade this world our whole life through.

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

-Wednesday, September 28, Church Council meets via Zoom

Sunday, October 2 will be the commemoration of St. Francis.  This has been a traditional time to bless pets and animals.  Francis had a spirit of gladness and gratitude for all of God’s creation.  This will be the focus of our worship this Sunday.  Bring your pets, pictures of your pets, stuffed animals, or even pictures of animals to visually remind us of the blessings of creation and to bless God, the Giver, and all creatures great and small, wild or tame.

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:  September 4 and 11: $1320

Canadian Lutheran World Relief and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada are calling on Canadians to pray for those affected by the flooding in Pakistan, and to give generously to support their urgent humanitarian needs, as the Government of Canada announces a special matching fund for donations in response to this tragedy. 

Please give what you can by donating at clwr.org/pakistan or by calling 1-800-661-2597 (office hours Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm), and pray for all those who are affected by the flooding. 

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

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

KOG SERICE FOR SEPTEMBER 4, 2022

The Thirteenth 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        

Direct us, O Lord God, in all our doings with your continual help, that in all our works, begun, continued, and ended in you, we may glorify your holy name; and finally, by your mercy, bring us to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord. Amen. 

First Reading

Deuteronomy 30:15-20

See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, death and adversity. If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God that I am commanding you today, by loving the Lord your God, walking in his ways, and observing his commandments, decrees, and ordinances, then you shall live and become numerous, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to possess. But if your heart turns away and you do not hear, but are led astray to bow down to other gods and serve them, I declare to you today that you shall perish; you shall not live long in the land that you are crossing 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, blessings and curses. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying him, and holding fast to him; for that means life to you and length of days, so that you may live in the land that the Lord swore to give to your ancestors, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.            

Second Reading                                                                                              Philemon 1-21                                                                                                                                    Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother,to Philemon our dear friend and co-worker, to Apphia our sister, to Archippus our fellow-soldier, and to the church in your house: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 

When I remember you in my prayers, I always thank my God because I hear of your love for all the saints and your faith towards the Lord Jesus. I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective when you perceive all the good that we may do for Christ. I have indeed received much joy and encouragement from your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, my brother. 

For this reason, though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do your duty, yet I would rather appeal to you on the basis of love—and I, Paul, do this as an old man, and now also as a prisoner of Christ Jesus. I am appealing to you for my child, Onesimus, whose father I have become during my imprisonment. Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful both to you and to me. I am sending him, that is, my own heart, back to you. I wanted to keep him with me, so that he might be of service to me in your place during my imprisonment for the gospel; but I preferred to do nothing without your consent, in order that your good deed might be voluntary and not something forced. Perhaps this is the reason he was separated from you for a while, so that you might have him back for ever, no longer as a slave but as more than a slave, 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, welcome him as you would welcome me. If he has wronged you in any way, or owes you anything, charge that to my account. I, Paul, am writing this with my own hand: I will repay it. I say nothing about your owing me even your own self. Yes, brother, let me have this benefit from you in the Lord! Refresh my heart in Christ. Confident of your obedience, I am writing to you, knowing that you will do even more than I say. 

Gospel Reading                                                                                         Luke 14:25-33                                                                                                                       Now large crowds were travelling with him; and he turned and said to them, ‘Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not first sit down and estimate the cost, to see whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it will begin to ridicule him, saying, “This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.” Or what king, going out to wage war against another king, will not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to oppose the one who comes against him with twenty thousand? If he cannot, then, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks for the terms of peace. So therefore, none of you can become my disciple if you do not give up all your possessions. 

SERMON

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HYMN OF THE DAY

“Oh, Praise the Gracious Power”

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Oh, praise the gracious power

that tumbles wall of fear

and gathers in one house of faith

all strangers far and near:

We praise you, Christ!

Your cross has made us one!

Oh, praise persistent truth

that opens fisted minds

and eases from their anxious clutch

the prejudice that blinds:

We praise you, Christ!

Your cross has made us one!

Oh, praise inclusive love,

encircling every race,

oblivious to gender, wealth,

to social rank or place:

We praise you, Christ!

Your cross has made us one!

Oh, praise the word of faith

that claims us as God’s own,

a living temple built on Christ,

our rock and cornerstone:

We praise you, Christ!

Your cross has made us one!

Oh, praise the tide of grace

that laps at every shore

with visions of a world at peace,

no longer bled by war:

We praise you, Christ!

Your cross has made us one!

Oh, praise the power, the truth,

the love, the word, the tide.

Yet more than these, oh, praise their source,

praise Christ the crucified:

We praise you, Christ!

Your cross has made us one!

Oh, praise the living Christ

with faith’s bright songful voice!

Announce the gospel to the world

and with these words rejoice:

We praise you, Christ!

Your cross has made us one!

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, 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, 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.

HOLDEN EVENING PRAYER

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Begin listening at 10:40, The Prayers

CLOSING HYMN

“Lord of All Nations, Grant Me Grace”

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Lord of all nations, grant me grace

To love all people, ev’ry race; 

And in each person may I see 

My kindred, loved, redeemed by Thee. 

Break down the wall that would divide 

Thy children, Lord, on ev’ry side. 

My neighbor’s good let me pursue; 

Let Christian love bind warm and true.

Forgive me, Lord, where I have erred 

By loveless act and thoughtless word. 

Make me to see the wrong I do 

Will crucify my Lord anew. 

Give me Thy courage, Lord, to speak 

Whenever strong oppress the weak. 

Should I myself the victim be, 

Help me forgive, rememb’ring Thee. 

With Thine own love may I be filled 

And by Thy Holy Spirit willed, 

That all I touch, where’er I be, 

May be divinely touched by Thee.

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

FYI

Good morning Families of Resurrection, King of Glory, and Trinity,

The seventh joint worship service for this Sunday (August 14, 2022) will be held at Resurrection (310 Lenore Drive) at 10:00 AM. If you are unable to join us in person, please connect to our service via Zoom. The Zoom log-in information is posted below.

Online (Computer or Smartphone):

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/877941727

Meeting ID: 877 941 727

Phone:

1 647 558 0588 Meeting ID: 877 941 727

1 778 907 2071 Meeting ID: 877 941 727The service bulletin is posted on our website at http://www.resurrectionlutheranchurch.ca (current bulletin)

FYI

King of Glory has joined with Trinity and Resurrection for joint worship services for July and August.  The joint worship service for this Sunday (July 24, 2022) and July 31 and August 7 is going to be held at Trinity 419 Avenue E North (in Caswell Hill) at 10:30

 If you are not attending the service in person, Trinity is videotaping the service and uploading it to their website (trinitylutheransaskatoon.ca) and YouTube channel: Trinity Lutheran Church

ATTENTION

FYI:

King of Glory has joined with Trinity and Resurrection for joint worship services for July and August.  The joint worship service for this Sunday (July 24, 2022) and July 31 and August 7 is going to be held at Trinity 419 Avenue E North (in Caswell Hill) at 10:30

 If you are not attending the service in person, Trinity is videotaping the service and uploading it to their website (trinitylutheransaskatoon.ca) and YouTube channel: Trinity Lutheran Church

NOTICE

FYI:

King of Glory has joined with Trinity and Resurrection for joint worship services for July and August.  The joint worship service for this Sunday (July 24, 2022) and July 31 and August 7 is going to be held at Trinity 419 Avenue E North (in Caswell Hill) at 10:30

 If you are not attending the service in person, Trinity is videotaping the service and uploading it to their website (trinitylutheransaskatoon.ca) and YouTube channel: Trinity Lutheran Church

KOG SERMON FOR JULY 10, 2022

The Fifth 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

[click on the link below]

Listen through the Magnificat.  It ends at 10:40

PRAYER OF THE DAY        

O Lord God, your mercy delights us, and the world longs for your loving care.  Here the cries of everyone in need, and turn our hearts to love our neighbors with the love of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord. Amen. 

First Reading

Deuteronomy 30:9-14

And the Lord your God will make you abundantly prosperous in all your undertakings, in the fruit of your body, in the fruit of your livestock, and in the fruit of your soil. For the Lord will again take delight in prospering you, just as he delighted in prospering your ancestors, when you obey the Lord your God by observing his commandments and decrees that are written in this book of the law, because you turn to the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. 

Surely, this commandment that I am commanding you today is not too hard for you, nor is it too far away. It is not in heaven, that you should say, ‘Who will go up to heaven for us, and get it for us so that we may hear it and observe it?’ Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, ‘Who will cross to the other side of the sea for us, and get it for us so that we may hear it and observe it?’ No, the word is very near to you; it is in your mouth and in your heart for you to observe. 

Second Reading                                                                                              Colossians 1:1-14                                                                                                              

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, 

To the saints and faithful brothers and sisters in Christ in Colossae:

Grace to you and peace from God our Father. 

In our prayers for you we always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, for we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. You have heard of this hope before in the word of the truth, the gospel that has come to you. Just as it is bearing fruit and growing in the whole world, so it has been bearing fruit among yourselves from the day you heard it and truly comprehended the grace of God. This you learned from Epaphras, our beloved fellow-servant. He is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf, and he has made known to us your love in the Spirit. 

For this reason, since the day we heard it, we have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may lead lives worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, as you bear fruit in every good work and as you grow in the knowledge of God. May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience, while joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Gospel Reading                                                                                         Luke 10:25-37                                                                                                                  

Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. ‘Teacher,’ he said, ‘what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ He said to him, ‘What is written in the law? What do you read there?’ He answered, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbour as yourself.’ And he said to him, ‘You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.’ 

But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, ‘And who is my neighbour?’ Jesus replied, ‘A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan while travelling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, “Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.” Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbour to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?’ He said, ‘The one who showed him mercy.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Go and do likewise.’ 

SERMON                                                                                                                        [click on the link below]                                                     https://youtu.be/gr0g25tEiCc

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“The Good Samaritan,” etching by Rembrandt van Rijn, 1633 (Metropolitan Museum of Art) 

HYMN OF THE DAY

[click on the link below]                                                                      https://youtu.be/bZBa12SsPj4

“O Christ, Your Heart, Compassionate”

O Christ, your heart, compassionate, bore ev’ry human pain.
Its beating was the pulse of God; its breadth, God’s vast domain.
The heart of God, the heart of Christ, combined in perfect rhyme,
to write God’s love in human deeds, eternity in time.

As once you welcomed those cast down and healed the sick, the blind,
so may all bruised and broken lives through us your help still find. Lord,
join our hearts with those who weep that none may weep alone,
and help us bear another’s pain as though it were our own.

O Christ, create new hearts in us that beat in time with  yours,
that joined by faith with your great heart become love’s open doors.
We are your body risen Christ; our hearts, our hands we yield
that through our life and ministry your love may be revealed.

O Love that made the distant stars, yet mark the sparrow’s fall,
whose arms stretched wide upon a cross embrace and bear us all:
come, make your church a servant church that walks your servant ways,
whose deeds of love rise up to you, a sacrifice of praise! 

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, Carl Rausch, 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), and the family of Tony Matschke (Doreen and Bryan Matschke’s son).  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, 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, the civil war in Ethiopia and the killing of over 260 ethnic Amhara in Ethiopia, Myanmar, the Rohingya Muslim refugees and the ethnic Karen of Myanmar, 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, those in southern MB, especially the Peguis first nation, Wyoming, Montana, India, Bangladesh, Yukon, Pakistan, Australia, and southern China devastated by torrential rains and flooding, New Mexico, Arizona, California, and the Yukon battling wildfires, the 50 dead and families at the Roman Catholic church in Nigeria, the people of Afghanistan recovering from a destructive earthquake, the 53 migrants in Texas dying as a result of human trafficking, those in the United States, Canada, and throughout the world caught up in racism and injustice and the resulting violence, especially the victims and families of the mass shooting in Buffalo, NY, Uvalde, TX, and Highland Park, IL, 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.

HOLDEN EVENING PRAYER

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Begin listening at 10:40, The Prayers

CLOSING HYMN

[click on the link below]                                                                     https://youtu.be/SbL7iXf69xQ

“Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service”

Lord, whose love in humble service
bore the weight of human need,
who upon the cross, forsaken,
worked your mercy’s perfect deed:
we, your servants, bring the worship
not of voice alone, but heart;
consecrating to your purpose
ev’ry gift which you impart.

Still your children wander homeless;
still the hungry cry for bread;
still the captives long for freedom;
still in grief we mourn our dead.
As you, Lord, in deep compassion
healed the sick and freed the soul,
by your Spirit send your power
to our world to make it whole.

As we worship, grant us vision,
till your love’s revealing light
in its height and depth and greatness
dawns upon our quickened sight,
making known the needs and burdens
your compassion bids us bear,
stirring us to ardent service,
your abundant life to share.

Called by worship to your service,
forth in your dear name we go,
to the child, the youth, the aged,
love in living deeds to show;
hope and health, good will and comfort,
counsel, aid and peace we give,
that your servants, Lord, in freedom
may your mercy know and live.

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

After the break brought about by pandemic precautions, King of Glory, Trinity, and Resurrection will once again hold joint worship services for the months of July and August.  The schedule is as follows:  

July 3,10,17 worship at King of Glory 3318 Merritt Street (in Montgomery Place) at 6:30 p.m.  

July 24,31, and August 7 worship at Trinity 419 Avenue E North (in Caswell Hill) at 10:30 a.m.  

August 14,21,28 worship at Resurrection 310 Lenore Drive (in Lawson Heights) at 10:00 a.m.

May, June 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: $1,511.54

May income/expenses: -$1,666.53

Weekly contributions for May:  May 1: $1170  May 8: $0  May 15: $430  

May 22: $0   May 29: $100

Weekly contributions for June:  June 5: $820  June 12: $620  June 19: $0

June 26: $20                           

Thank you from Canadian Lutheran World Relief for your contributions to their various aid programs in Canada and throughout the world.

Thank you to all involved in sewing the quilts and Comfort Quilts that have been made by members of King of Glory and their friends.   Over 60 quilts were made:  48 for long term care at LutherCare Communities, 15 to Bishop Klein School, and 2 Comfort Quilts were given to individuals suffering from sickness, significant change in life, loss or grief.  Prodigious thimbles full of thanks to the industrious sewers Bev Gregory, Karen McKenzie, Carol Sarich, Doreen Matschke, Sharon Morgan, Sherry Andrews and an anonymous fabric donor in B.C.

Canadian Lutheran World Relief and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada are calling on all Canadians to pray for those suffering through the current hunger crisis, and to give generously in support of the needs of all those affected.

CLWR has joined its partners in the Humanitarian Coalition in an urgent response to the hunger crisis that is affecting millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa.

Drought and the effects of climate change have put millions of small-scale farmers and the families they feed at risk of hunger. The COVID-19 pandemic increased the pressure, causing great difficulties for agriculture and supply chains in places like Ethiopia, Somalia and South Sudan.

And now, the Ukraine crisis and its effect upon agricultural production has plunged this region of Africa into a historic hunger crisis. 50 million people are on the brink of starvation unless we act quickly and collectively. 

That is why we are asking you today to help provide emergency assistance in the form of food, water and livelihoods support. 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. 

Please give what you can and pray for all those who are affected by this hunger crisis.

May God bless you.

The Events Committee of LuMinHoS is hosting a “Coffee House” at the Village at Stonebridge, 250 Hunter Road, on Sunday, August 7, in “KatieLu’s Cafe”!, from 2 o;clock to 3:30 pm.  Enjoy this unique setting with goodies and friendship and information to support our Lutheran hospital chaplaincy ministry in Saskatoon!

You can also see (and print if you wish) a poster for this event by accessing  Upcoming Events – LuMinHoS

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.

The website  for all seven ELCIC congregations in Saskatoon is now up and the address is https://saskatoonelcic.com/   It will be used now mainly for sharing information during the pandemic and posting services from the various churches.

Checklist and Guidelines for Re-opening Worship Services

Disinfect/sanitize worship space and entrance etc before the service

One person preps worship materials [pastor]

Six feet distancing recommended

No sharing of pencils, pens, etc.

No serving of food or beverages

Try not to use the washrooms

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