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October 29th and 30th, 2016

Reformation Sunday
Holy Communion (Now the Feast)





On this day we celebrate the heart of our faith: the gospel of Christthe
good newsthat makes us free! We pray that the Holy Spirit would
continue to unite the church today in its proclamation and witness to the
world. In the waters of baptism we are made one body; we pray for the day
that all Christians will also be one at the Lords table.
CHILDREN are always welcome to our Worship Service. Rainbow bags
and a cry room are available. A staffed nursery is also available if needed.
An usher will gladly provide you with assistance.
As a worship courtesy, we ask that you please turn off or set to vibrate
all cellular telephones and pagers during the worship service.


Fantasia on My Faith Looks up to Thee
Parergon to Ein Feste Burg


All may make the sign of the cross, the sign marked at baptism, as the
presiding minister begins.
In the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
GATHERING HYMN: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (ELW 504 and 503)

Verses 1 and 2: all sing together from ELW 504

Musical Interlude
Choir only sing verse 3 from ELW 503
All sing verse 4 from 503

We ask that all present today please fill out the Attendance and Communion
registration card found in your bulletin and place it in the offering plate so
that we may record your presence with us.

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of
the Holy Spirit be with you all.
And also with you.


Behold, Lord, an empty vessel that needs to be filled. My Lord, fill it. I am
weak in the faith; strengthen me. I am cold in love; warm me and make me
fervent, that my love may go out to my neighbor. I do not have a strong and
firm faith; at times I doubt and am unable to trust you altogether. O Lord,
help me. Strengthen my faith and trust in you. In you I have sealed the
treasure of all I have. I am poor; you are rich and came to be merciful to the
poor. I am a sinner; you are upright. With me, there is an abundance of sin;
in you is the fullness of righteousness. Therefore I will remain with you, of
whom I can receive, but to whom I may not give. Amen.

HYMN OF PRAISE: Now the Feast and Celebration

PSALM: Psalm 46


Let us pray.
O Lord God, tireless guardian of your people, you are always ready to hear
our cries. Teach us to rely day and night on your care. Inspire us to seek
your enduring justice for all this suffering world, through Jesus Christ, our
Savior and Lord. Amen.
Please be seated.
FIRST READING Jeremiah 31:31-34

The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when I will make a
new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 32It will not
be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when I took them by
the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypta covenant that they
broke, though I was their husband, says the LORD. 33But this is the covenant
that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I
will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be
their God, and they shall be my people. 34No longer shall they teach one
another, or say to each other, Know the LORD, for they shall all know me,
from the least of them to the greatest, says the LORD; for I will forgive their
iniquity, and remember their sin no more.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.


God is our ref- | uge and strength,

a very present | help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the | earth be moved,
and though the mountains shake in the depths | of the sea;
though its waters | rage and foam,
and though the mountains tremble | with its tumult.
There is a river whose streams make glad the cit- | y of God,
the holy habitation of | the Most High.
God is in the midst of the city; it shall | not be shaken;
God shall help it at the | break of day.
The nations rage, and the | kingdoms shake;
God speaks, and the earth | melts away. R

The LORD of | hosts is with us;

the God of Jacob | is our stronghold.
Come now, regard the works | of the LORD,
what desolations God has brought up- | on the earth;
behold the one who makes war to cease in | all the world;
who breaks the bow, and shatters the spear, and burns the | shields
with fire.
Be still, then, and know that | I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted | in the
The LORD of | hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob | is our stronghold. R


Romans 3:19-28


Now we know that whatever the law says, it speaks to those who
are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced, and the whole
world may be held accountable to God. 20For no human being will be
justified in his sight by deeds prescribed by the law, for through the law
comes the knowledge of sin.

But now, apart from law, the righteousness of God has been disclosed,
and is attested by the law and the prophets, 22the righteousness of God
through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no
distinction, 23since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God; 24they
are now justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in
Christ Jesus, 25whom God put forward as a sacrifice of atonement by his
blood, effective through faith. He did this to show his righteousness,
because in his divine forbearance he had passed over the sins previously
committed; 26it was to prove at the present time that he himself is righteous
and that he justifies the one who has faith in Jesus.
27Then what becomes of boasting? It is excluded. By what law? By that
of works? No, but by the law of faith. 28For we hold that a person is
justified by faith apart from works prescribed by the law.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
We invite you to please stand.

GOSPEL: John 8:31-36

As the Gospel is announced, worshippers are invited to trace a cross upon
their forehead, then over their lips, and then over their hearts, silently
praying, May the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ be ever on my mind, on
my lips, and in my heart.
The holy gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.
Glory to you, O Lord.

Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, If you continue
in my word, you are truly my disciples; 32and you will know the truth, and
the truth will make you free. 33They answered him, We are descendants
of Abraham and have never been slaves to anyone. What do you mean by
saying, You will be made free?
34Jesus answered them, Very truly, I tell you, everyone who commits
sin is a slave to sin.35The slave does not have a permanent place in the
household; the son has a place there forever. 36So if the Son makes you free,
you will be free indeed.
The gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION God's Word Is Our Great Heritage

Please be seated
SERMON Pastor Charles Peterson
Silence for reflection and then we invite you to stand and sing:
HYMN OF THE DAY: Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound (ELW 779)
As they recite the creed, worshippers are invited to bow beginning with the
words born of the Virgin Mary, until the words he descended to the
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, our Lord, who was conceived
by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius
Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On
the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the
right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of
saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life
everlasting. Amen.

In the course of the silence after each bidding, the people offer their own
prayers, either silently or aloud.
Members of the congregation may ask the prayers or the
thanksgivings of those present

I ask your thanksgiving for

I invite you to come forward for anointing and prayer in the name of the
Worshippers may come forward.
The minister will anoint each with the sign of the cross, praying:
Almighty God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit uphold you, fill you with grace,
and heal your every ill. Amen.


I ask your prayers for

Brothers and sisters, James writes: Is any one of you sick? Let him call the
elders of the church to prayer over him and anoint him with oil in the name
of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well;
the Lord will raise him up.

When all have returned to their seats, the congregation stands

to greet one another in the peace of the risen Christ.
Forgiven, healed and reconciled to God through Christ, let us reconcile
with one another.


The peace of the Lord be with you always.

And also with you.

Into your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in
your mercy, through Jesus Christ, Our Lord.
The order for healing is an expression in worship of the churchs ministry
of healing. Each person may come to receive a word of blessing and prayer
for healing and forgiveness, along with laying on of hands and an
anointing. These signs, first given in baptism, tell us again that we are
sealed by the Holy Spirit and marked forever with the cross of Christ, who
is health and salvation for the world.
In its ministry of healing, the church does not replace the gifts of God that
come through the scientific community nor does it promise a cure. Rather
the church offers and celebrates gifts such as these: Gods presence with
strength and comfort in time of suffering, Gods promise of wholeness and
peace and Gods love embodied in the community of faith.

Please be seated.

God is Our Refuge

We invite you to please stand.

OFFERTORY HYMN: As the Grains of Wheat (ELW 465)


Worshippers are invited to bow through to the words Hosanna in the

God of all creation, all you have made is good, and your love endures
forever. You bring forth bread from the earth and fruit from the vine.
Nourish us with these gifts, that we might be for the world signs of your
gracious presence in Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Worshippers are invited to bow with the consecration of the Lords body
and blood, each time the words Do this for the remembrance of me, are
Holy, mighty, and merciful Lord, heaven and earth are full of your glory...
our Lord; to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be all honor and glory,
now and forever. Amen.

Make us bold, O merciful God, to address you as our loving parent as we
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom
come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our
daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who
trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us
from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
forever and ever. Amen.
Come to the banquet, for all is now ready.
All baptized people are welcome to the table to receive Christs body and
blood. If you have not been baptized, you are also welcome to the table as
Gods guest; we are honored by your presence. We recognize the Body of
Christ as the community of the baptized, so if you would like to become
part of the Body of Christ, we encourage you to seek baptism. If you cant
or dont wish to receive today, we encourage you to hold your hands over
your chest for a blessing as you come forward.
Please sing all invocations.

COMMUNION HYMN Come, Let Us Eat (ELW 491)

We invite you to stand.



O God, we give you thanks that you have set before us this feast, the body
and blood of your Son. By your Spirit strengthen us to serve all in need
and to give ourselves away as bread for the hungry, through Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen.
Please be seated.
The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lords face shine on you with grace and mercy.
The Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace.
In the name of the Father, and of the (+) Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ (ELW 674)

Go in peace. Serve the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Allegro from Organ Concerto in a


The flowers on the altar are given to the Glory of God and
in memory of Richard Heinlein.
Presented by the Heinlein Family

Reformation Day
Monday, October 31, 2016
By the end of the seventeenth century, many Lutheran churches celebrated
a festival commemorating Martin Luther's posting of the Ninety-five
Theses, a summary of abuses in the church of his time. At the heart of the
reform movement was the gospel, the good news that it is by grace through
faith that we are justified and set free.
All Saints Day
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
The custom of commemorating all of the saints of the church on a single
day goes back at least to the third century. All Saints Day celebrates the
baptized people of God, living and dead, who make up the body of Christ.
On this day or the following Sunday, many congregations will remember
the faithful who have died during the past year.
Martn de Porres, renewer of society, died 1639
Thursday, November 03, 2016
Martn was the son of a Spanish knight and a freed black slave from
Panama. As a lay brother in the Order of Preachers (Dominicans), he
engaged in many charitable works in Lima, Peru. He founded an
orphanage, a hospital, and a clinic for cats and dogs.

The Altar flowers are administered by the worship committee. The 2017
Altar Flower chart is posted on the bulletin board in the lower lobby and
there is attached to it a tear-off sheet for donors to complete and hand into
the office or place in the offering plate for proper publication in the
If you would like to purchase flowers for worship in memory of or in honor
of someone, please sign up. The cost is $35 per arrangement, and checks
should be made out to Trinity Lutheran Church. The contact person is Mary
in the church office 614.224.6818 or by email:
Please do not remove the flowers unless you purchased them or made