September 25 Bulletin

Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Wartburg

5765 Maeystown Road – Waterloo, IL 62298

Pastor Dan Ostlund

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

Office:, Pastor:


Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Our Service can be found on your radio at 87.9 FM

September 25, 2022

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 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.

Divine Service Setting 3 – page 184

Ringing of the Bell

Opening Hymn #590 Baptized into Your Name Most Holy

Order of Holy Baptism   –   Hailey Marie Marlow                       LSB 268   

                                               Lyla Marie Law

                                               Kaiden Anthony Marlow

Please stand if you are able

Confession and Absolution

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.

C     Amen.

P     Beloved in the Lord! Let us draw near with a true heart and confess our sins unto God our Father, beseeching Him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us forgiveness.

P     Our help is in the name of the Lord,

C     who made heaven and earth.

P     I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord,

C     and You forgave the iniquity of my sin.

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

P     O almighty God, merciful Father,

C     I, a poor, miserable sinner, confess unto You all my sins and iniquities with which I have ever offended You and justly deserved Your temporal and eternal punishment. But I am heartily sorry for them and sincerely repent of them, and I pray You of Your boundless mercy and for the sake of the holy, innocent, bitter sufferings and death of Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to be gracious and merciful to me, a poor, sinful being.

P     Upon this your confession, I, by virtue of my office, as a called and ordained servant of the Word, announce the grace of God unto all of you, and in the stead and by the command of my Lord Jesus Christ I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C     Amen.

Service of the Word

Introit                                                                            Psalm 119:73–75, 77; antiphon: v. 76

Let your steadfast love comfort me
   according to your promise to your servant.
Your hands have made and fashioned me;
   give me understanding that I may learn your commandments.
Those who fear you shall see me and rejoice,
   because I have hoped in your word.
I know, O Lord, that your just decrees are righteous,
   and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
Let your mercy come to me, that I may live;
   for your law is my delight.
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.
Let your steadfast love comfort me
   according to your promise to your servant.

Kyrie                                                                                                                      LSB 186

C     Lord, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us.

Gloria in Excelsis                                                                                                  LSB 187

P     Glory be to God on high:

C     and on earth peace, goodwill toward men.

We praise Thee, we bless Thee, we worship Thee,

we glorify Thee, we give thanks to Thee, for Thy great glory.

O Lord God, heav’nly King, God the Father Almighty.

O Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ;

O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,

that takest away the sin of the world, have mercy upon us.

Thou that takest away the sin of the world, receive our prayer.

Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us.

For Thou only art holy; Thou only art the Lord.

Thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost,

art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Salutation and Collect of the Day

P     The Lord be with you.

C     And with thy spirit.

P     Let us pray.

O God, You are the strength of all who trust in You, and without Your aid we can do no good thing. Grant us the help of Your grace that we may please You in both will and deed; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

 C Amen.


Old Testament Reading                                                                                  Amos 6:1–7

1“Woe to those who are at ease in Zion,
   and to those who feel secure on the mountain of Samaria,
the notable men of the first of the nations,
   to whom the house of Israel comes!
2Pass over to Calneh, and see,
   and from there go to Hamath the great;
   then go down to Gath of the Philistines.
Are you better than these kingdoms?
   Or is their territory greater than your territory,
3O you who put far away the day of disaster
   and bring near the seat of violence?
4“Woe to those who lie on beds of ivory
   and stretch themselves out on their couches,
and eat lambs from the flock
   and calves from the midst of the stall,
5who sing idle songs to the sound of the harp
   and like David invent for themselves instruments of music,
6who drink wine in bowls
   and anoint themselves with the finest oils,
   but are not grieved over the ruin of Joseph!
7Therefore they shall now be the first of those who go into exile,
   and the revelry of those who stretch themselves out shall pass away.”

A     This is the Word of the Lord.

C     Thanks be to God.

Epistle                                                                                                       1 Timothy 6:6–19

   6Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, 7for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. 8But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. 9But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

   11But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. 12Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 13I charge you 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, 14to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15which he will display at the proper time—he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.

   17As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. 18They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, 19thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.

A     This is the Word of the Lord.

C     Thanks be to God.

Please stand if you are able

Alleluia                                                                                                                  LSB 190

C     Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Holy Gospel                                                                                                  Luke 16:19–31

P     The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the sixteenth chapter.

C     Glory be to Thee, O Lord.

   19[Jesus said:] “There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. 22The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried, 23and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. 24And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.’ 25But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner bad things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. 26And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’ 27And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father’s house— 28for I have five brothers—so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.’ 29But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.’ 30And he said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ 31He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.’”

P     This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C     Praise be to Thee, O Christ.


Hymn of the Day    #708 Lord, Thee I Love with All My Heart

Sermon  Luke 16: 19-31   “What Legacy will you Leave?”

P     The peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

C     Amen.


Please stand if you are able

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 194

P     The Lord be with you.

C     And with thy spirit.

P     Lift up your hearts.

C     We lift them up unto the Lord.

P     Let us give thanks unto the Lord, our God.

C     It is meet and right so to do.

P     It is truly meet, 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, having created all things, took on human flesh and was born of the virgin Mary. For our sake He died on the cross and rose from the dead to put an end to death, thus fulfilling Your will and gaining for You a holy people. 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 195

C     Holy, holy, holy Lord God of Sabaoth;

heav’n and earth are full of Thy glory.

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is He, blessed is He, blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.

Lord’s Prayer                                                                                                        LSB 196

P     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.

C     For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

The Words of Our Lord                                                                                        LSB 197

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 + 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 + 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 197

P     The peace of the Lord be with you always.

C     Amen.

Agnus Dei                                                                                                              LSB 198

C     O Christ, Thou Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world, have mercy upon us.

O Christ, Thou Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world, have mercy upon us.

O Christ, Thou Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world, grant us Thy peace. Amen.



Distribution Hymn   #741 “Jesus Christ, My Sure Defense”

                                “This Do in Remembrance of Me” – Choir

                                #623 “Lord Jesus Christ, We Humbly Pray”


Please stand if you are able

Nunc Dimittis                                                                                                        LSB 199

C     Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace according to Thy word,

for mine eyes have seen Thy salvation, which Thou hast prepared before the face of all people,

a light to lighten the Gentiles and the glory of Thy people Israel.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;

as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Thanksgiving                                                                                                         LSB 200

A     O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good,

C     and His mercy endureth forever.

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 in 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.

C     Amen.

P     The Lord be with you.

C     And with thy spirit.

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 in 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.

C     Amen.

Benedicamus                                                                                                        LSB 201

A     The Lord be with you

C     And with thy Spirit

A     Bless we the Lord.

          C   Thanks be to God

Benediction                                                                                                          LSB 202

P     The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious unto you.

The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and + give you peace.

C     Amen, amen, amen.

Closing Hymn #802 Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise


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For the sick and/or injured – Richard Brege (Leukemia), Mel Schreder (cancer treatment)

Jean Buettner (back pain), Darren Clark – (pain issues), Dean Reichert (recovering at home)

Julie Doerr (cancer – Stechmesser’s friend), Bill Keel (cancer – Arlene & Howard’s brother-in-law), Phyllis Kersten (cancer-friend of Jean Buettner), Frank Kinslow (cancer – friend of Carl Brewer), Steve Lunk, (cancer – Bob Lunk’s son), Robin Muench (cancer – Lyla Clark’s cousin), Cathy Taylor (cancer – friends of Dean & Rejona), Leo David Trost (many health challenges/born with scoliosis – grandson of Kathy Bollinger)

Bill Miller (recovering at home – co-worker of Christina May), Wayne Wetzler (recovering from stroke – cousin of Rhonda May)

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


Serving Today:

      Organist:          Connie Kostecki

      Assist Elder:     Kerry May

      Ushers:              Dwight Boehm & Darren Johanning

      Altar Care:       Shirley Muskopf

     Next Sunday October 2, 2022

      Organist:          Barbara Boeder

      Ushers:              Chris Stratton & Morgan Stratton

      Altar Care:       Laura Shemonia


Hailey May           Sept 25       Nathan Johanning   Sept 25

Mike Schmidt       Sept 28       Mike Fausz             Sept 30

                     Eden Stratton        Oct   1        


        Mike & Karen Toenjes          Sept. 30, 1989

This Week at Holy Cross

                 Today                9:00 a.m.     Worship Service

                                      10:00 a.m.     Fellowship

                                      10:15 a.m.     Sunday School/Bible Study

          Monday               Pastor’s Day off

                                            6:00 p.m.    Choir Practice 

             Sunday Oct. 2        9:00 a.m.     Worship Service

                                      10:00 a.m.     Fellowship

                                      10:15 a.m.     Sunday School/Bible Study

                          Oct 6        7:00 p.m       Ladies Aid LWML meeting

Baptism of:

Hailey Marie Marlow born on December 26, 2009 daughter of Mark Marlow & Kayla Korves. Sponsors: Ashley & Josh Hurley, David Marlow, Samantha Clark

Lyla Marie Law born on January 12, 2015 daughter of Phillip Law & Kayla Korves.  Sponsors: Jason Marlow, Kaitlyn Merlenbach, Sean Korves, Denise Tucker

Kaiden Anthony Marlow born on March 18, 2018 son of Mark Marlow & Kayla Korves.  Sponsors: Matt Korves, Karla & John Offerman, Jessica Ahne

Mark your calendars for October 6. At 7:00 p.m. The Ladies Aid LWML will

present a guest speaker, Joh Hogrefe. He is with SID Jail and Prison Ministry

and will speak on mentoring those who are in need. All in the congregation are

invited to come. Refreshments will be served.

Please return Life Network Baby Bottles.  We are currently returning them, so they can be used at other churches. 

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