September 13 Worship

Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Wartburg

5765 Maeystown Road – Waterloo, IL 62298

Pastor Dan Ostlund

Office: 618-939-7094 – cell 618-301-6358

Office: hcwartb@htc.net, Pastor: wartburg.pastor@gmail.com

Website: www.holycrosswartburg.com

THE FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Drive-In / Outdoor Service

SEPTEMBER 13, 2020

Guests Welcome!  We are delighted that you are with us for worship this morning. Consider us your church home– at least for today. We hope we will see you again soon!

We celebrate Holy Communion: In this Supper of our Lord we receive the true body and blood of Jesus Christ under the earthly forms of bread and wine for the forgiveness of our sins and the strengthening of our faith. Since this Holy Communion is also a sign of how we commonly confess the Christian faith, we welcome to the Lord’s Table those who are confirmed members of congregations of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. If this is your first time communing with us, please speak with the pastor or an usher before the service begins. If you are a guest who has not been instructed concerning the Lord’s Supper and our church’s teaching, and desire to commune with us, we invite you to first attend our instructional classes.

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Ringing of the Bell

Opening Hymn    #606     I Lay My Sins on Jesus                             

I lay my sins on Jesus,
    The spotless Lamb of God;
He bears them all and frees us
    From the accursèd load.
I bring my guilt to Jesus
    To wash my crimson stains
Clean in His blood most precious
    Till not a spot remains.

I lay my wants on Jesus;
    All fullness dwells in Him;
He heals all my diseases;
    My soul He does redeem.
I lay my griefs on Jesus,
    My burdens and my cares;
He from them all releases;
    He all my sorrows shares.

I rest my soul on Jesus,
    This weary soul of mine;
His right hand me embraces;
    I on His breast recline.
I love the name of Jesus,
    Immanuel, Christ, the Lord;
Like fragrance on the breezes
    His name abroad is poured.


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Confession and Absolution

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The sign of the cross may be made by all in remembrance of their Baptism.

P  In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

P  If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Silence for reflection on God’s Word and for self-examination.

P  Let us then confess our sins to God our Father.

Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.

We justly deserve Your present and eternal punishment. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.

P  Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Service of the Word

Introit                                                    Ps. 143:1–2; antiphon: Ps. 143:9

Deliver me from my enemies, O Lord!

I have fled to you for refuge!

Hear my prayer, O Lord; give ear to my pleas for |mercy!

In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness!

Enter not into judgment with your servant,

for no one living is righteous before you.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning,

is now, and will be forever. Amen.

Deliver me from my enemies, O Lord!

I have fled to you for refuge!

Kyrie                                                                                       LSB 152

P  In peace let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

P  For the peace from above and for our salvation let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

P  For the peace of the whole world, for the well-being of the Church of God, and for the unity of all let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

P  For this holy house and for all who offer here their worship and praise let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

P  Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord.

Amen.

Hymn of Praise    –    This Is the Feast                                   LSB 155

This is the feast of victory for our God.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Worthy is Christ, the Lamb who was slain, whose blood set us free to be people of God.

This is the feast of victory for our God.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Power, riches, wisdom and strength, and honor, blessing, and glory are His.

This is the feast of victory for our God.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Sing with all the people of God, and join in the hymn of all creation.

Blessing, honor, glory, and might be to God and the Lamb forever.  Amen.

This is the feast of victory for our God.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

For the Lamb who was slain has begun His reign.  Alleluia.

This is the feast of victory for our God.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Salutation and Collect of the Day                                                     

P  The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

P  Let us pray.

O God, our refuge and strength, the author of all godliness, hear the devout prayers of Your Church, especially in times of persecution, and grant that what we ask in faith we may obtain; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Amen.

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Old Testament Reading                                           Genesis 50:15–21

When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “It may be that Joseph will hate us and pay us back for all the evil that we did to him.” So they sent a message to Joseph, saying, “Your father gave this command before he died, ‘Say to Joseph, Please forgive the transgression of your brothers and their sin, because they did evil to you.’ And now, please forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father.” Joseph wept when they spoke to him. His brothers also came and fell down before him and said, “Behold, we are your servants.” But Joseph said to them, “Do not fear, for am I in the place of God? As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. So do not fear; I will provide for you and your little ones.” Thus he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.

A  This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Gradual                                                                        Ps. 34:9, 19, alt.

Fear the Lord, you his saints,

for those who fear him lack nothing!

Many are the afflictions of the righteous,

but the Lord delivers him out of them all.

Epistle                                                                        Romans 14:1–12

As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand.

One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. The one who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. The one who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God, while the one who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God. For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.

Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God; for it is written,

“As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me,

and every tongue shall confess to God.”

So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.

A  This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Stand

Alleluia and Verse                                                                  LSB 156

Alleluia.

Lord, to whom shall we go?

You have the words of eternal life.

Alleluia, alleluia.

Holy Gospel                                                            Matthew 18:21–35

P  The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, the eighteenth chapter.

Glory to You, O Lord.

 Peter came up and said to [Jesus], “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?”

Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.

“Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants. When he began to settle, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. And since he could not pay, his master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made. So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’ And out of pity for him, the master of that servant released him and forgave him the debt. But when that same servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii, and seizing him, he began to choke him, saying, ‘Pay what you owe.’ So his fellow servant fell down and pleaded with him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’ He refused and went and put him in prison until he should pay the debt. When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their master all that had taken place. Then his master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’ And in anger his master delivered him to the jailers, until he should pay all his debt. So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.”

P  This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to You, O Christ.

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Hymn of the Day    #845     Where Charity and Love Prevail

Where charity and love prevail
    There God is ever found;
Brought here together by Christ’s love
    By love are we thus bound.

With grateful joy and holy fear
    His charity we learn;
Let us with heart and mind and soul
    Now love Him in return.

Forgive we now each other’s faults
    As we our faults confess,
And let us love each other well
    In Christian holiness.

Let strife among us be unknown;
    Let all contention cease;
Be God’s the glory that we seek;
    Be ours His holy peace.

Let us recall that in our midst
    Dwells Christ, His only Son;
As members of His body joined
    We are in Him made one.

For love excludes no race or clan
    That names the Savior’s name;
His family embraces all
    Whose Father is the same.


© 1960 World Library Publications. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License .NET, no. 100012250.

Sermon    Matthew 18:21-35    “Forgiven and Forgiving”

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Nicene Creed                                                                                     

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God,      begotten of His Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made;      who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven      and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried.

And the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures           and ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father. And He will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead, whose kingdom will have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life,      who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified,      who spoke by the prophets. And I believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church, I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins, and I look for the resurrection of the dead      and the life + of the world to come. Amen.

Prayer of the Church

Service of the Sacrament

If you are visiting and desire to receive Holy Communion, please see our Communion statement on the front of our bulletin.

Preface                                                                                    LSB 160

P  The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

P  Lift up your hearts.

We lift them to the Lord.

P  Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give Him thanks and praise.

P  It is truly good, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, holy Lord, almighty Father, everlasting God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who on this day overcame death and the grave and by His glorious resurrection opened to us the way of everlasting life.  Therefore with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven we laud and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and saying:

Sanctus                                                                                   LSB 161

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of pow’r and might: Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna.  Hosanna. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

Prayer of Thanksgiving                                                          LSB 161

P  Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on those whom You created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior. With repentant joy we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross. 

Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit. Grant us faithfully to eat His body and drink His blood as He bids us do in His own testament.  Gather us together, we pray, from the ends of the earth to celebrate with all the faithful the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end.  Graciously receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us. To You alone, O Father, be all glory, honor, and worship, with the Son and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Amen.

Lord’s Prayer                                                                          LSB 162

P  Lord, remember us in Your kingdom and teach us to pray:

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.

The Words of Our Lord                                                          LSB 162

P  Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night when He was betrayed, took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to the disciples and said: “Take, eat; this is My T body, which is given for you. This do in remembrance of Me.”

In the same way also He took the cup after supper, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying: “Drink of it, all of you; this cup is the new testament in My T blood, which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”

Pax Domini                                                                             LSB 163

P  The peace of the Lord be with you always.

Amen.

Agnus Dei                                                                               LSB 163

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us. Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us. Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; grant us peace.

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Distribution Hymns:

#609 Jesus Sinners Doth Receive                                                      

Jesus sinners doth receive;
    Oh, may all this saying ponder
Who in sin’s delusions live
    And from God and heaven wander!
Here is hope for all who grieve:
Jesus sinners doth receive.

We deserve but grief and shame,
    Yet His words, rich grace revealing,
Pardon, peace, and life proclaim;
    Here our ills have perfect healing.
Firmly in these words believe:
Jesus sinners doth receive.

Sheep that from the fold did stray
    No true shepherd e’er forsaketh;
Weary souls that lost their way
    Christ, the Shepherd, gently taketh
In His arms that they may live:
Jesus sinners doth receive.

I, a sinner, come to Thee
    With a penitent confession.
Savior, mercy show to me;
    Grant for all my sins remission.
Let these words my soul relieve:
Jesus sinners doth receive.

Oh, how blest it is to know:
    Were as scarlet my transgression,
It shall be as white as snow
    By Thy blood and bitter passion;
For these words I now believe:
Jesus sinners doth receive.

Now my conscience is at peace;
    From the Law I stand acquitted.
Christ hath purchased my release
    And my ev’ry sin remitted.
Naught remains my soul to grieve:
Jesus sinners doth receive.

Jesus sinners doth receive;
    Also I have been forgiven;
And when I this earth must leave,
    I shall find an open heaven.
Dying, still to Him I cleave:
Jesus sinners doth receive.


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#623 Lord Jesus Christ, We Humbly Pray                                         

Lord Jesus Christ, we humbly pray
That we may feast on You today;
Beneath these forms of bread and wine
Enrich us with Your grace divine.

Give us, who share this wondrous food,
Your body broken and Your blood,
The grateful peace of sins forgiv’n,
The certain joys of heirs of heav’n.

By faith Your Word has made us bold
To seize the gift of love retold;
All that You are we here receive,
And all we are to You we give.

One bread, one cup, one body, we,
Rejoicing in our unity,
Proclaim Your love until You come
To bring Your scattered loved ones home.

Lord Jesus Christ, we humbly pray:
O keep us steadfast till that day
When each will be Your welcomed guest
In heaven’s high and holy feast.


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Post-Communion Canticle    –    Thank the Lord                   LSB 164

Thank the Lord and sing His praise; tell ev’ryone what He has done. Let all who seek the Lord rejoice and proudly bear His name. He recalls His promises and leads His people forth in joy

with shouts of thanksgiving.  Alleluia, alleluia.

Post-Communion Collect                                                                  

A  Let us pray.

We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this salutary gift, and we implore You that of Your mercy You would strengthen us through the same in faith toward You and fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Amen.

Benediction                                                                            LSB 166

P  The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord make His face shine on you

     and be gracious to you.

The Lord look upon you with favor and + give you peace.

Amen.

Closing Hymn    #851    Lord of Glory, You Have Bought Us

Lord of glory, You have bought us
    With Your lifeblood as the price,
Never grudging for the lost ones
    That tremendous sacrifice;
And with that have freely given
    Blessings countless as the sand
To the_unthankful and the evil
    With Your own unsparing hand.

Grant us hearts, dear Lord, to give You
    Gladly, freely of Your own.
With the sunshine of Your goodness
    Melt our thankless hearts of stone
Till our cold and selfish natures,
    Warmed by You, at length believe
That more happy and more blessèd
    ’Tis to give than to receive.

Wondrous honor You have given
    To our humblest charity
In Your own mysterious sentence,
    “You have done it all to Me.”
Can it be, O gracious Master,
    That You deign for alms to sue,
Saying by Your poor and needy,
    “Give as I have giv’n to you”?

Lord of glory, You have bought us
    With Your lifeblood as the price,
Never grudging for the lost ones
    That tremendous sacrifice.
Give us faith to trust You boldly,
    Hope, to stay our souls on You;
But, oh, best of all Your graces,
    With Your love our love renew.


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Acknowledgments

Divine Service, Setting One from Lutheran Service Book

Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Created by Lutheran Service Builder © 2006 Concordia Publishing House.

IN OUR PRAYERS

For the sick and/or injured – Priscilla Heimos (cancer – rehab Red Bud Swing Unit), Pastor Ostlund (Prostate cancer), Charlene Wagner (cancer), Gerald Boehne (Leukemia), Leo David Trost (multiple health issues), Elsa Wiemerslage (cancer).

Darren Clark (pain/health issues), David Sondag (recovering from surgery), Barb Steele (recovering at home from heart procedure), Katherine Backas (Pompe Disease – Fausz’s neighbor), Brett Dunker (health issues).

For those in Nursing Homes, the home bound, and those unable to be with us in worship – Becky Roschnafsky

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Confirmaton Class will be starting soon. Please contact the church office to get registered.

New member class starting soon. If interested, please contact Pastor Ostlund.

We are starting Sunday School using our Children’s bulletins and with a video every Sunday. It will be available on our Facebook page and our You Tube Channel.

Offering – there will be a box as you leave.

Don’t forget that you can make contributions digitally to Holy Cross Wartburg using Google Pay, just send to hc.wartburg@gmail.com.                

                                            Birthdays

    Samantha Clark        Sep 13              Justin Unterseh              Sep 13

    Mallory Meyer           Sep 13               Connie Kostecki            Sep 14

    Kaitlyn Hinson           Sep 14              Melissa Wolfe               Sep 14

    Kathy Reifschneider   Sep 15             Steve Fuller                   Sep 15

    Liam Aycock              Sep 17              Taylor Rhodes               Sep 18

    Jennifer DeWilde       Sep 18             

Anniversaries

            Darren & Colleen Johanning                  September 14, 1996

            Dwight & Liz Boehm                             September 17, 1988

            Aaron & Kari Muskopf                           September 18, 2004

            Mike & Kathy Bollinger                          September 18, 2013

            Steve & Carleen Baldwin                                   September 18, 1982

                                    This Week At Holy Cross

      Wednesday            4:00 p.m.         Weekly Devotion Online           

      Sunday, Sep 20         9:00 a.m.       Drive-In Worship

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