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Reformation Sunday
October 26, 2014
Reformation Sunday
ELW Setting Four—Holy Communion
On this day we celebrate the heart of our faith: the gospel of Christ—the good news—that
makes us free! Though we give thanks for the events of the sixteenth-century Reformation that
brought renewal to the church of that time, 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 Lord's
“A Mighty Fortress”
Cathy and David Moklebust
Blessed be the holy Trinity, + one God,
whose name is majestic in all the earth,
who rescues and heals in every time of trouble,
who does all things well.
Let us come before God, seeking forgiveness and life.
Steadfast and saving God,
have mercy on us.
We confess to you all the ways
we turn from you and harm one another.
In your compassion,
forgive our sins and heal our hurts.
Bring forth from us a harvest of righteousness,
the fruits of gentleness and peacemaking,
the sheaves of wisdom and justice;
through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
In the name of + Jesus, the Son of God,
receive mercy and find grace in your time of need.
Your transgressions are forgiven;
God's love is healing balm for your wounds.
Rejoice, for God raises you up to new life in Christ.
“A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God,
and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
And also with you.
ELW 504
In peace, let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
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For the peace from above,
and for our salvation,
let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
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.
For this holy house,
and for all who offer here their worship and praise,
let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord.
This is the feast of victory for our God.
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Worthy is Christ, the Lamb who was slain,
whose blood set us free to be people of God.
Power and riches and wisdom and strength,
and honor and blessing and glory are his.
This is the feast of victory for our God.
Sing with all the people of God
and join in the hymn of all creation:
Blessing and honor and glory and might
be to God and the Lamb forever. Amen.
This is the feast of victory for our God,
for the Lamb who was slain has begun his reign.
Alleluia. Alleluia.
Let us pray.
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.
“Lord, We Are Your People”
Mark Patterson
Jeremiah 31:31–34
The renewed covenant will not be breakable, but like the old covenant it will expect the people
to live upright lives. To know the Lord means that one will defend the cause of the poor and
needy (Jer. 22:16). The renewed covenant is possible only because the Lord will forgive iniquity and not remember sin. Our hope lies in a God who forgets.
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 Egypt — a 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.
No 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 Refuge”
Allen Pote
Romans 3:19–28
Paul's words stand at the heart of the preaching of Martin Luther and the other Reformation
leaders. No human beings make themselves right with God through works of the law. We are
brought into a right relationship with God through the divine activity centered in Christ's
death. This act is a gift of grace that liberates us from sin and empowers our faith in Jesus
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.
Then 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.
GOSPEL PROCESSION (verses 1-2) “Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word” ELW 517
The holy gospel according to St. John.
Glory to you, O Lord.
John 8:31–36
Jesus speaks of truth and freedom as spiritual realities known through his word. He reveals
the truth that sets people free from sin.
Then 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'?"
Jesus answered them, "Very truly, I tell you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to
sin. The 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.
“Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word”
ELW 517
Pastor Wade Roof
“You Are Mine”
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.
ELW 581
Lord, in your mercy,
hear our prayer.
(Prayer List is located after Order of Worship)
The peace of Christ be with you always.
And also with you.
“Lay Up Your Treasures in Heaven”
Pepper Choplin
Commitment cards for the support of 2015 ministry at Mt Tabor will be distributed.
Please fill out a card and place it in one of the offering plates on the altar, along with your offerings.
“Thankful Hearts and Voices Raise”
ELW 207
Merciful God, as grains of wheat scattered upon the hills
were gathered together to become one bread,
so let your church be gathered together
from the ends of the earth into your kingdom,
for yours is the glory through Jesus Christ, now and forever.
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
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Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
It is indeed right, our duty and our joy,
that we should at all times and in all places
give thanks and praise to you, almighty and merciful God,
through our Savior Jesus Christ;
who on this day overcame death and the grave,
and by his glorious resurrection opened to us the way of everlasting life.
And so, with all the choirs of angels,
with the church on earth and the hosts of heaven,
we praise your name and join their unending hymn:
Holy, holy, holy Lord,
Lord God of pow'r and might:
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Heav'n and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.
In the night in which he was betrayed,
our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks;
broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying:
Take and eat; this is my body, given for you.
Do this for the remembrance of me.
Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks,
and gave it for all to drink, saying:
This cup is the new covenant in my blood,
shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin.
Do this for the remembrance of me.
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.
God gives food to those who hunger. Come, be fed, be healed.
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, grant us peace.
“Come with Us, O Blessed Jesus”
“Jesus, Priceless Treasure”
“You Are the Way”
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ELW 501
ELW 775
ELW 758
We give you thanks, O God,
that you welcome us to your table
and satisfy our deepest hunger and thirst.
By your gifts of word and holy meal,
strengthen us to take up the cross
as we go about our callings in this world,
following after Jesus Christ, our servant Lord.
Like children in the arms of Jesus, receive blessing:
The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord's face shine on you with grace and mercy.
The Lord look upon you with favor and + give you peace.
“The Church's One Foundation”
ELW 654
Go in peace. Serve the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
“Lift High the Cross”
Cathy and David Moklebust
Normally, communion is celebrated with wine and bread; however, those with allergies
may choose to receive communion in one kind—either bread or wine. Either is an acceptable practice.
Mt. Tabor’s Nursery
A nursery is provided during both worship services for children of suggested ages infant
to 4 years old. However, we encourage all children to remain in worship as it is in worship that they learn the faith of the church. In an effort to ensure a safe haven for our children, parents are responsible for signing their child in and out of the nursery as stated in
our Risk and Abuse Policy.
Welcome to Mt. Tabor
We are glad that you have chosen to worship with us today! Please fill out and return the
card in your pew rack so we may have a record of your attendance. Our ushers and greeters will be glad to answer any questions you may have about our worship service. We
hope that you will experience the presence of the Risen Christ in our worship today!
Altar Flowers
The Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God in loving memory of Berry Gambrell on
his birthday today by Patsy, Summer, Pete, Everly, Whitney, Ricky, & Brooklyn—with our
Lord Teach Us To Pray:
As God’s people called to love one another, let us pray for the following members of our church
family, who celebrate the anniversary of their baptism this week: Bo Johnson, Katie Kleber, Lisa
Long, Marion Lusk, Russell Pauly, Sara Pauly, Cooper Redmond, Brittany Rister, Suzanne
Strickland, Max Witherell.
For Recovery and Healing:
It is our desire to keep the needs of God’s children for healing in our prayers. Please feel free to lift
up these names and any others you are aware of who are in need of healing by speaking their
names out loud or sharing them in your private thoughts during the time of prayers for healing in
our petitions.
Members of Mt. Tabor:
Butch Anderson, James Dekle, Jim Holton, Adam Davis, James Addy, Earl Sease, Helen
Culpepper, Mike Lown, Paul Carter, Hilda Belch, Nancy Sharpe, Mary Davis, Bill & Mary Hamson, Jimmy & Hazel Rauch, Lois Cromer.
Family and Loved Ones of Mt. Tabor:
Crystal Collum, Issac Hayes, Richard Price, Toy Nettles, Tiffany Moore, Cindy Clark, Adelynn
Peterson, Bill Hunnicutt, Jackie McNeill, Edith Bolen, Rusty Coogler, Sara Quinton, Robert Sox,
Scooter Scott, Bub Bundrick, Matthew Holliman, Nancy Jo Johnson, Rita Mellichamp.
Members of Mt. Tabor Serving in the Military:
Dallas Phillips
Family and Loved Ones Serving in the Military:
Jordan Henderson, Cody Spires, Zachery Gayden, Tyler Jones, Paul Catoe, Patrick Morris, Ben
Barron, Barry Duncan, Michael Barfield, Adam Mintz, Ben Able, Michael Hook, David Mathews,
Bernd Koehler, John Ward.
The Family Of:
Charlotte Looney, Claude O. Powell Jr., Buddy Harmon, Clyde W. Finney, Sarah Wallace, Marie
Lucas Smith, John Spratt Clowney Jr., Sue Cleckler, Mattie Mae Barber Pooser, Ed McLeod, Jim
Jennifer Roberts—ELCA Missionary to Japan
Please help us keep our prayer list up to date by calling the church office with any names to be
added or removed. Otherwise, names remaining on the prayer list for more than 2 months will be
8:30 A.M.
Assistant Needed
Daniel Conrad
Emily Berrian
Brett Ebener
Lyndsey Ebener
Assistant Needed
Bill Galardi
Bill Galardi
Betsy Sippel
Rebekah Morris
Bob Wise
Don Titus
Bill & Jerrie Galardi
Lucky & Sue Jones
Adult Choir
Mt. Tabor Ringers
Seraph Singers
Worship Assistants
Bible Bearers
Banner Bearers
Torch Bearers
Liturgical Assistants
Communion Assistants
Nursery Assistants
Tony Roebuck, trumpet
Charles Ashmore, trumpet
Mary Lou Schwieckert, trombone
Emily Schweickert, horn
Levi Cull, timpani
11:00 A.M.
Hanna Monts
Samuel Davis
Joel Smith
Russell Pauly
Adam Davis
Pete Davis
Wendy Spainhour
Ann Spainhour
Jilda Ward
Tommy Smith
Freddy Vallejo
Clyde Nelson
Randy & Elizabeth Klapman
Stacey Wilson
Adult Choir
Mt. Tabor Ringers
This Week at Mt. Tabor…
Sunday, October 26
Reformation Day
8:30 & 11:00 am – Holy Communion
9:45 am – Sunday School
9:45 am – Confirmation/ECR
4:30—7:00 pm – Halloween in the Park
Monday, October 27
9:30 am – Quilting Ministry/ECR
10:00 am—3:00 pm – REACH/3 SS Rooms
6:00 pm – Eucharistic Ministry Meeting/ECR
6:00 pm – Transfigure Ringers
7:00 pm – Mt. Tabor Ringers
Tuesday, October 28
7:00 am – Men’s Prayer Breakfast/Lizard’s Thicket
9:30 pm – Crossroads Bible Study/ECR
10:30 am – Staff Meeting/Library
3:00 pm – Ladies Aid
5:30 pm – Pipers Practice/AR
6:30 pm – Quilting Class/ECR
Wednesday, October 29
9:00 am – E-News Deadline
12:00 pm – Noon Eucharist
NO Sing & Celebrate or Youth Choir
7:00 pm – Adult Choir
Thursday, October 30
8:00 am – Day Trip to Mountains
10:00 am – Bulletin Deadline
10:00 am—3:00 pm – REACH/3 SS Rooms
Saturday, November 1
10:00 am—12:00 pm – Girl Scouts/Upstairs
Sunday, November 2
All Saints’ Day
8:00 am – Morning Hymn Choir
8:30 & 11:00 am – Holy Communion
9:45 am – Sunday School
9:45 am – Confirmation/ECR
1:00—5:00 pm – AR reserved
5:00 pm – WELCA Unit Board/ECR
The Ladies Aid continues to collect
coats for those in need at our local
schools. If you have any unwanted
coats that you would like to donate to
this project, please bring them to the
Scatter Cheer Room. Thanks for your
Budget Information
OFFERINGS: Budgeted for 2014
I. Weekly offering needed weekly to meet budget
Offering received for October 19
II. 2014 Budget Giving (through October 19 week 42 of 52)
Offering Needed for Budget
Offering Received
YTD Expense
Child Protection Policy
Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church is committed to being a safe place for children and youth. Our
congregation has enacted policies and procedures designed to minimize the risk of abuse.
Copies of our Child Protection Policy are available in the narthex and in the Church Office .
Love Offering for October
Home Works
Home Works is an organization that does
home repairs for physical or financially
needy people. To find out more about
Homeworks, donate, or volunteer visit
their website at:
Readings for the Upcoming Sunday
Revelation 7:9-17
Psalm 34:1-10, 22
1 John 3:1-3
Matthew 5:1-12
God’s Helping Hands for October
Jiffy Cornbread Mix
Reverend Wade T. Roof, III, Senior Pastor
Ms. Sharon Witherell, Director of Music/Organist
Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church
1000 B Avenue, West Columbia, South Carolina 29169
Phone: (803)796-5948 Fax: (803)794-4089