What's Happening at MLC on
September 24, 2017, the 16th Sunday after Pentecost
Adult Forum/Sunday school: 9 a.m.
Worship with Holy Communion: 10:15 a.m.
Call to Worship: Prayer bell
Choir: "Listen, God is Calling," Text: Kenyan; tr. Howard S. Olson, b. 1922; Tune: Kenyan; setting: Austin C. Lovelace, 1919-2010; "Hallelujah! We Song Your Praises", Text: South African; tr. Freedom Is Coming, 1984; Music: South African; arr. Freedom Is Coming; "Grant Peace, We Pray, in Mercy, Lord," Text: Latin, c. 6th cent.; adapt. Martin Luther, 1483-1546; tr. Laudamus, Hannover, 1952; Tune: Kirchen gesenge, Nurnberg, 1531;
setting: Carl F. Schalk, b. 1929
The Collect/Prayer of the Day
Lord God, you called us to work in your vineyard and want no one to stand idle in the marketplace. Set us our tasks in the work of your kingdom, and help us to know the reward of our labors; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Isaiah 55:6-9; Philippians 1:3-5, 19-27; Matthew 20:1-16
We recall today through the lessons that God is indeed a gracious Father. He has chosen each of us to be with him. As his own people, he blesses us with many gifts; the foremost of his bounties is his gift of love. Through our efforts to live in response to his great goodness, to live the Gospel, "to work in his vineyard," we give glory to our loving Lord. So we rejoice as we live and when we die - for life is to live in Christ, to do God's work, and to be joyful in the faith.
Entrance hymn: LSB 555, st. 1, 8-10 "Salvation unto Us Has Come"
Lesson Response: LSB 766, st. 1, 3, 9 "Our Father, Who from Heaven Above"
The Creed: LSB 954 "We All Believe in One True God"
Offertory hymn: LSB 827, "Hark, the Voice of Jesus Calling"
Communion hymns: LSB 617 "O Lord, We Praise Thee"; "Jesus, Thou Art Mine Forever" (printed in bulletin*); "There's A Wideness in God's Mercy" (printed in bulletin*)
Closing hymn: LSB 923 "Almighty Father, Bless the Word"
The Liturgical color for the Sundays after Pentecost is green.
* Printed by permission of Lutheran Service Builder © 2006 Concordia Publishing House