Saturday, October 24, 2020

Reformation Sunday 2020

St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania


The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God,
and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with us all.
Amen

Let us pray.
A brief silence is kept before the prayer.

Almighty God, gracious Lord, we thank you that your Holy Spirit renews the church in every age. Pour out your Holy Spirit on your faithful people. Keep them steadfast in your word, protect and comfort them in times of trial, defend them against all enemies of the gospel, and bestow on the church your saving peace, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Amen

First Reading:  Jeremiah 31:31-34

Psalm:  Psalm 46

Second Reading: Romans 3:19-28

Gospel: John 8:31-36

Sermon:  The Rev. James Dunlop, Bishop of the Lower Susquehanna Synod

The Lutheran World Federation offers additional resources and reflections for this day, including reflections from all seven LWF regions on what it means to be Lutheran in different countries and cultures. 

Devotional Music Links: For your individual or group devotion, you may choose to listen to the following choral recordings made available through Augsburg Fortress: “The Truth Will Make You Free;” “God Alone Be Praised: Ad Lucem;” “Psalm 46.”

Daily Prayer Resources are available, including simple forms of Morning, Evening, and Night Prayer; Responsive Prayer; and prayers for mealtimes and other occasions.

Portions from Evangelical Lutheran Worship and sundaysandseasons.com, © 2020 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress.


Saturday, October 17, 2020

20th Sunday after Pentecost

 St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania



In the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit,  Amen

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with us all.
Amen

Let us pray.
A brief silence is kept before the prayer.

Sovereign God, raise your throne in our hearts. 

Created by you, let us live in your image; 

created for you, let us act for your glory; 

redeemed by you, let us give you what is yours, 

through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Amen

 

Then the readings for this Sunday may be read, as follows:

First Reading:  Isaiah 45:1-7

Psalm:  Psalm 96:1-13 

Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 

Gospel: Matthew 22:15-22

Sermon

Creed and Confession

In Christ, you have heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation.

We believe in him and are marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit.

(Ephesians 1:13-14)


Living together in trust and hope, we confess our faith.

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 dead.


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



Build yourselves up on your most holy faith;

pray in the Holy Spirit.

(Jude 20)


Keep yourselves in the love of God;

look forward to the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ.

(Jude 21)


If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation:

Everything old has passed away; behold, everything has become new!

(2 Corinthians 5:17)


God has given us the ministry of reconciliation.

Therefore, let us be reconciled to God and to one another.

Silence for reflection and self examination.

Gracious God,

have mercy on us. In your compassion forgive us our sins,

known and unknown, things done and left undone.

Uphold us by your Spirit so that we may live and serve you in newness of life, to the honor and glory of your holy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


Almighty God have mercy on you,

forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ,

strengthen you in all goodness,

and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life.  Amen


Prayers  


Offertory

Let us pray.
A brief silence is kept before the prayer.

Glory to you, O God, for your creative Word:
making and mending all things,
evoking the cosmic hymn of praise,
and singing a love-song for your beloved:
your vineyard, your flock, your people.
With all creation we sing, Glory!  Glory!

Blessed are you for your liberating Word:
speaking through Moses and the prophets,
encountered in the Gospels,
and proclaimed in the assembly:
your freedom, forgiveness, and life for the world.
With the whole world we say, Blessing!  Blessing!

Holy are you, O God, for your living Word:
among us wherever we gather,
welcoming everyone to your feast,
and, with grace and generosity,
bringing to earth the kingdom of heaven.
With saints and angels, we cry, Holy!  Holy!

Clothe us in your loving Spirit,
flowing from the Crucified and Risen One,
and keep us awake to your presence
in the people and places you call us to serve.
Glory, praise, and blessing are yours, Holy God,
now and forever. Amen  Amen

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

Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless us now and forever.  Amen

Be at Peace, Christ is with you.  Thanks be to God! 

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Daily Prayer Resources are available, including simple forms of Morning, Evening, and Night Prayer; Responsive Prayer; and prayers for mealtimes and other occasions.

Portions from Evangelical Lutheran Worship and sundaysandseasons.com, © 2020 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress.


Saturday, October 10, 2020

19th Sunday after Pentecost

 St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania


In the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen 

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with us all.
Amen

Let us pray.
A brief silence is kept before the prayer.

Lord of the feast, you have prepared a table before all peoples and poured out your life with abundance. Call us again to your banquet. Strengthen us by what is honorable, just, and pure, and transform us into a people of righteousness and peace, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.  Amen

 

First Reading:  Isaiah 25:1-9

Psalm:  Psalm 23

Second Reading:  Philippians 4:1-9

Gospel: Matthew 22:1-14

Sermon

Creed and Confession

In Christ, you have heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation.

We believe in him and are marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit.

(Ephesians 1:13-14)


Living together in trust and hope, we confess our faith.

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 dead.


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



Build yourselves up on your most holy faith;

pray in the Holy Spirit.

(Jude 20)


Keep yourselves in the love of God;

look forward to the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ.

(Jude 21)


If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation:

Everything old has passed away; behold, everything has become new!

(2 Corinthians 5:17)


God has given us the ministry of reconciliation.

Therefore, let us be reconciled to God and to one another.

Silence for reflection and self examination.

Gracious God,

have mercy on us. In your compassion forgive us our sins,

known and unknown, things done and left undone.

Uphold us by your Spirit so that we may live and serve you in newness of life, to the honor and glory of your holy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


Almighty God have mercy on you,

forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ,

strengthen you in all goodness,

and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life.  Amen


Prayers  


Offertory

Closing Prayers

Let us pray.

A brief silence is kept before the prayer.

Glory to you, O God, for your creative Word:
making and mending all things,
evoking the cosmic hymn of praise,
and singing a love-song for your beloved:
your vineyard, your flock, your people.
With all creation we sing, Glory!  Glory!

Blessed are you for your liberating Word:
speaking through Moses and the prophets,
encountered in the Gospels,
and proclaimed in the assembly:
your freedom, forgiveness, and life for the world.
With the whole world we say, Blessing!  Blessing!

Holy are you, O God, for your living Word:
among us wherever we gather,
welcoming everyone to your feast,
and, with grace and generosity,
bringing to earth the kingdom of heaven.
With saints and angels, we cry, Holy!  Holy!

Clothe us in your loving Spirit,
flowing from the Crucified and Risen One,
and keep us awake to your presence
in the people and places you call us to serve.
Glory, praise, and blessing are yours, Holy God,
now and forever. Amen  Amen

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

Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless us now and forever.  Amen

Be at Peace, Christ is with you.  Thanks be to God!


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Daily Prayer Resources are available, including simple forms of Morning, Evening, and Night Prayer; Responsive Prayer; and prayers for mealtimes and other occasions.


Portions from Evangelical Lutheran Worship and sundaysandseasons.com, © 2020 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

18th Sunday after Pentecost

St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania



In the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen 

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with us all.
Amen

Let us pray.
A brief silence is kept before the prayer.

Beloved God, from you come all things that are good. 

Lead us by the inspiration of your Spirit 

to know those things that are right, 

and by your merciful guidance, 

help us to do them, 

through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Amen


First Reading:  Isaiah 5:1-7

Psalm:  Psalm 80:7-15

Second Reading: Philippians 3:4b-14

Gospel:  Matthew 21:33-46

Sermon

Creed and Confession

In Christ, you have heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation.

We believe in him and are marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit.

(Ephesians 1:13-14)


Living together in trust and hope, we confess our faith.

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 dead.


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



Build yourselves up on your most holy faith;

pray in the Holy Spirit.

(Jude 20)


Keep yourselves in the love of God;

look forward to the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ.

(Jude 21)


If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation:

Everything old has passed away; behold, everything has become new!

(2 Corinthians 5:17)


God has given us the ministry of reconciliation.

Therefore, let us be reconciled to God and to one another.

Silence for reflection and self examination.

Gracious God,

have mercy on us. In your compassion forgive us our sins,

known and unknown, things done and left undone.

Uphold us by your Spirit so that we may live and serve you in newness of life, to the honor and glory of your holy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


Almighty God have mercy on you,

forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ,

strengthen you in all goodness,

and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life.  Amen


Prayers  


Offertory

Closing Prayers

Then conclude with these prayers:

Let us pray.

A brief silence is kept before the prayer.

Gracious and merciful God, slow to anger, rich in love, we bless your name and give you thanks. In our need, you make haste to help us. You plant us beside streams of your wisdom, teach us in pastures greening with truth, and guide us on the path of your promise. By your Spirit awaken our faith, that, feasting on your Word, we may love you more fully and serve our neighbor more faithfully; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.  Amen

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

Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless us now and forever.  Amen

Be at Peace, Christ is with you.  Thanks be to God!


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Daily Prayer Resources are available, including simple forms of Morning, Evening, and Night Prayer; Responsive Prayer; and prayers for mealtimes and other occasions.


Portions from Evangelical Lutheran Worship and sundaysandseasons.com, © 2020 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress.


Saturday, September 26, 2020

17th Sunday after Pentecost

 

St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania




In the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen 

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with us all.
Amen

Let us pray.
A brief silence is kept before the prayer.

God of love, giver of life, you know our frailties and failings. 

Give us your grace to overcome them, 

keep us from those things that harm us, 

and guide us in the way of salvation, 

through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Amen


First Reading:  Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32

Psalm:  Psalm 25:1-9

Second Reading:  Philippians 2:1-13 

Gospel:  Matthew 21:23-32

Sermon

Creed and Confession

In Christ, you have heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation.

We believe in him and are marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit.

(Ephesians 1:13-14)


Living together in trust and hope, we confess our faith.

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 dead.


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



Build yourselves up on your most holy faith;

pray in the Holy Spirit.

(Jude 20)


Keep yourselves in the love of God;

look forward to the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ.

(Jude 21)


If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation:

Everything old has passed away; behold, everything has become new!

(2 Corinthians 5:17)


God has given us the ministry of reconciliation.

Therefore, let us be reconciled to God and to one another.

Silence for reflection and self examination.

Gracious God,

have mercy on us. In your compassion forgive us our sins,

known and unknown, things done and left undone.

Uphold us by your Spirit so that we may live and serve you in newness of life, to the honor and glory of your holy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


Almighty God have mercy on you,

forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ,

strengthen you in all goodness,

and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life.  Amen


Prayers  


Offertory

Closing Prayers

Then conclude with these prayers:

Let us pray.

A brief silence is kept before the prayer.

Gracious and merciful God, slow to anger, rich in love, we bless your name and give you thanks. In our need, you make haste to help us. You plant us beside streams of your wisdom, teach us in pastures greening with truth, and guide us on the path of your promise. By your Spirit awaken our faith, that, feasting on your Word, we may love you more fully and serve our neighbor more faithfully; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Amen

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

Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless us now and forever.  Amen

Be at Peace, Christ is with you.  Thanks be to God!

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Devotional Music Links: For your individual or group devotion, you may choose to listen to the following choral recordings made available through Augsburg Fortress: “Enviado: The Lord Now Sends Us Forth;” “Jesus, Feed Us;” “May Your Unfailing Love Be with Us.”

 

Daily Prayer Resources are available, including simple forms of Morning, Evening, and Night Prayer; Responsive Prayer; and prayers for mealtimes and other occasions.

Portions from Evangelical Lutheran Worship and sundaysandseasons.com, © 2020 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress.