Twenty‐Second Sunday after Pentecost November 9, 2014 MT. TABOR LUTHERAN CHURCH Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
ELW Setting Three – Non-Communion
INTRODUCTION
Today the prophet Amos calls for justice to roll down like waters. Paul urges us to encourage
one another with the promised coming of the Lord. Jesus tells the parable of the wise and foolish bridesmaids. Surrounded by the faithful of every time and place, we celebrate Christ's coming in our midst in the word of life and the feast of victory—the marriage feast of the lamb.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
PRELUDE
“Amazing Grace”
Christine Anderson
(8:30) CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS
Blessed be the holy Trinity, + one God,
the Sovereign over all the earth,
the Wisdom from on high,
our merciful Judge and Savior.
Amen.
Let us boldly approach the throne of grace, trusting in God's mercy and love.
Generous and faithful God,
we confess to you all the ways,
known and unknown,
that we reject and undermine your steadfast love.
Though you made us your people,
we treat strangers with suspicion.
Though you forgave our debts,
we collect without mercy.
Yet we are quick to pass judgment on others.
Have mercy on us, O God,
and remember your promise to us,
for the sake of Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Amen.
The grass withers, the flower fades,
but the word of our God will stand forever.
Through the living Word, + Jesus Christ,
God forgives your every debt, your every sin,
and gives you a new heart and a new spirit.
Amen.
(11:00) SERVICE OF HOLY BAPTISM
GATHERING SONG
“O God beyond All Praising”
(11:00) SERVICE OF HOLY BAPTISM CONTINUES
GREETING
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God,
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and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
And also with you.
KYRIE
In peace, let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
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.
Amen.
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CANTICLE OF PRAISE
Glory to God in the highest,
and peace to God's people on earth.
Lord God, heavenly King,
almighty God and Father,
we worship you,
we give you thanks,
we praise you for your glory.
Lord Jesus Christ,
only Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God,
you take away the sin of the world:
have mercy on us;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father:
receive our prayer.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High,
Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
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PRAYER OF THE DAY
Let us pray.
O God of justice and love, you illumine our way through life with the words of your Son. Give
us the light we need, and awaken us to the needs of others, through Jesus Christ, our Savior
and Lord.
Amen.
CHILDREN'S SERMON
FIRST READING
Amos 5:18–24
In the days of Amos people thought that the day of the Lord would be a time of great victory,
but Amos announced that it would be a day of darkness, not light. He said liturgy is no substitute for obedience. The Lord demands justice and righteousness in the community.
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Alas for you who desire the day of the LORD!
Why do you want the day of the LORD?
It is darkness, not light;
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as if someone fled from a lion,
and was met by a bear;
or went into the house and rested a hand against the wall,
and was bitten by a snake.
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Is not the day of the LORD darkness, not light,
and gloom with no brightness in it?
21
I hate, I despise your festivals,
and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies.
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Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and grain offerings,
I will not accept them;
and the offerings of well-being of your fatted animals
I will not look upon.
23
Take away from me the noise of your songs;
I will not listen to the melody of your harps.
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But let justice roll down like waters,
and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.\
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
PSALM
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Be pleased, O God, to de- | liver me;
O LORD, make | haste to help me.
2
Let those who seek my life be put to shame | and confounded;
let those who take pleasure in my misfortune
draw back and | be disgraced.
3
Let those who say to me "Aha!" and gloat | over me
turn back because | of their shame.
4
Let all who seek you rejoice and be | glad in you;
let those who love your salvation say forever, "Great | is the LORD!"
5
But as for me, I am poor and needy; come to me quick- | ly, O God.
You are my helper and my deliverer; O LORD, | do not tarry.
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SECOND READING
1 Thessalonians 4:13–18
Some of the Thessalonians are worried that dead Christians will be excluded from the resur-
rection to eternal life when Christ comes again. Paul reassures them with the word of hope
that all Christians, living or dead, will be raised into everlasting life with Christ.
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But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about those who have died, so
that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. 14For since we believe that Jesus died
and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have died. 15For
this we declare to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the
coming of the Lord, will by no means precede those who have died. 16For the Lord himself,
with a cry of command, with the archangel's call and with the sound of God's trumpet, will descend from heaven, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17Then we who are alive, who are left,
will be caught up in the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the air; and so we will
be with the Lord forever. 18Therefore encourage one another with these words.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
Alleluia. Lord, to whom shall we go?
You have the words of eternal life.
Alleluia. Alleluia.
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GOSPEL
Matthew 25:1–13
The holy gospel according to St. Matthew.
Glory to you, O Lord.
Jesus tells a parable about his own second coming, emphasizing the need for readiness at all
times.
Then the kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to
meet the bridegroom. 2Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3When the foolish took
their lamps, they took no oil with them; 4but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. 5As
the bridegroom was delayed, all of them became drowsy and slept. 6But at midnight there was
a shout, 'Look! Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.' 7Then all those bridesmaids
got up and trimmed their lamps. 8The foolish said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil, for
our lamps are going out.' 9But the wise replied, 'No! there will not be enough for you and for
us; you had better go to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.' 10And while they went to
buy it, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went with him into the wedding banquet; and the door was shut. 11Later the other bridesmaids came also, saying, 'Lord, lord, open
to us.' 12But he replied, 'Truly I tell you, I do not know you.' 13Keep awake therefore, for you
know neither the day nor the hour.
The gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.
SERMON
HYMN OF THE DAY
Pastor Wade Roof
“When Peace like a River”
(8:30) CREED
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
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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.
PEACE
The peace of Christ be with you always.
And also with you.
OFFERING
ANTHEM
OFFERTORY HYMN
“When Long Before Time”
“Come, We That Love the Lord”
PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION
…Lord, in your mercy,
hear our prayer.
LORD'S PRAYER
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.
BLESSING
The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord's face shine on you with grace and mercy.
David Cherwien
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The Lord look upon you with favor and + give you peace.
Amen.
SENDING SONG
“Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers”
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DISMISSAL
Go in peace. Serve the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
POSTLUDE
“Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers”
Anne Krentz Organ
LordTeachUsToPray:
AsGod’speoplecalledtoloveoneanother,letusprayforthefollowingmembersofourchurch
family,whocelebratetheanniversaryoftheirbaptismthisweek:Hannon Amick, Scott Busbee,
CarterElledge,NikkiElledge,KristiHall,BeverlyHamilton,SusanHunnicutt,AlexMorris,Re‐
bekahMorris,JohnRichardson,StephenRowe,CathySox.
ForRecoveryandHealing:
ItisourdesiretokeeptheneedsofGod’schildrenforhealinginourprayers.Pleasefeelfreetolift
up these names and any others you are aware of who are in need of healing by speaking their
namesoutloudorsharingtheminyourprivatethoughtsduringthetimeofprayersforhealingin
ourpetitions.
MembersofMt.Tabor:
Ross Barber, Butch Anderson, Bill & Hilda Belch, Larry Bedenbaugh, Faye Smith, Joyce Riley,
James Hook, James Dekle, Jim Holton, Adam Davis, James Addy, Earl Sease, Helen Culpepper,
MikeLown,NancySharpe,MaryDavis,Bill&MaryHamson,Jimmy&HazelRauch,LoisCro‐
mer.
FamilyandLovedOnesofMt.Tabor:
PamBajuscik,J.P.ReillyII,W.S.(Bubba)Plowden,CrystalCollum,IssacHayes,RichardPrice,
ToyNettles,TiffanyMoore,CindyClark,AdelynnPeterson,RitaMellichamp.
MembersofMt.TaborServingintheMilitary:
DallasPhillips
FamilyandLovedOnesServingintheMilitary:
JordanHenderson,CodySpires,ZacheryGayden,TylerJones,PaulCatoe,PatrickMorris,Ben
Barron,BarryDuncan,MichaelBarfield,AdamMintz,BenAble,MichaelHook,DavidMathews,
BerndKoehler,JohnWard.
TheFamilyOf:
MickeyShealy,NancyJoJohnson,CharlotteLooney,ClaudeO.PowellJr.,BuddyHarmon,Clyde
W.Finney,SarahWallace,MarieLucasSmith.
Missionaries:
JenniferRoberts—ELCAMissionarytoJapan
Please help us keep our prayer list up to date by calling the church office with any names to be
addedorremoved.Otherwise,namesremainingontheprayerlistformorethan2monthswillbe
removed.
8:30A.M.WorshipAssistants11:00A.M.
AssistantNeeded
AssistantNeeded
CathyCrawford
CathyCrawford
JoAnderson
PatsyGambrell
PaulJacobs
ChuckWillyerd
TammyQuarles
MorningHymnChoir
Acolytes
Crucifers
Lectors
LiturgicalAssistants
Greeters
Ushers
NurseryAssistants
Musicians
MichaelCook
DavidCook
RandyKlapman
RandyKlapman
ChristieCook
BillStilwell
RickMyers
DerekMonts
SummerTuten
AdultChoir
Mt.Tabor’sNursery
Anurseryisprovidedduringbothworshipservicesforchildrenofsuggestedagesinfant
to4yearsold.However,weencourageallchildrentoremaininworshipasitisinwor‐
shipthattheylearnthefaithofthechurch.Inanefforttoensureasafehavenforourchil‐
dren,parentsareresponsibleforsigningtheirchildinandoutofthenurseryasstatedin
ourRiskandAbusePolicy.
WelcometoMt.Tabor
Wearegladthatyouhavechosentoworshipwithustoday!Pleasefilloutandreturnthe
cardinyourpewracksowemayhavearecordofyourattendance.Ourushersandgreet‐
ers will be glad to answer any questions you may have about our worship service. We
hopethatyouwillexperiencethepresenceoftheRisenChristinourworshiptoday!
AltarFlowers&BulletinCovers
TheAltarFlowers&BulletinCoversaregiventothegloryofGodbythefamilyofBeth
HelmsandRyanWaringinhonoroftheirmarriageonNovember8th.
SacramentofHolyBaptism
Thismorning,duringthe11:00amservice,wecelebratetheSacramentofHolyBaptism
for Marshall Lucas Rooks, son of Brian and Cristie Rooks. We welcome Marshall Lucas
intothefaithweallsharethroughJesusChrist.
WeeklyServiceRecordings
Please be aware that it is time for regular maintenance to be performed on our audio/
videoequipment.Becauseofthis,wewillnothaverecordingsofourservicesforthenext
fewweeks.WehopetohavethesystemupandrunningbeforeChristmas.
ThisWeekatMt.Tabor…
Monday,November10
9:30am–QuiltingMinistry/ECR
10:00am—3:00pm–REACH/3SSRooms
6:00pm–TransfigureRingers
7:00pm–Mt.TaborRingers
Tuesday,November11
7:00am–Men’sPrayerBreakfast/Lizard’sThicket
9:30pm–CrossroadsBibleStudy/ECR
10:30am–StaffMeeting/Library
5:30pm–PipersPractice/AR
6:00pm–LadiesBookClub/ECR
Sunday,November16
Twenty‐ThirdSundayafterPentecost
Ted&[email protected]&SS
8:00am–MorningHymnChoir
8:30&11:00am–TheService
9:45am–SundaySchool
9:45am–Confirmation/ECR
4:00pm–USCMen’sChoirinConcert
4:00—8:00pm–Friends&Followers/ECR
Saturday,November15
10:00am—12:00pm–GirlScouts/Upstairs
1:00—6:00pm–ARreserved
Sunday,November9
Twenty‐SecondSundayafterPentecost
CongregationalMeeting
8:00am–MorningHymnChoir
8:30&11:00am–TheService
9:45am–SundaySchool
9:45am–Confirmation/ECR
10:30am–CongregationalMeeting
11:00am–Baptism—MarshallLucasRooks
6:00pm–StandingCommittees
7:00pm–ChurchCouncil/ECR
PledgeUpdate
Pledgestodatefor2015:$270,275.00
TotalPledgesfor2014:$448,464.00
Pledges may be made through the end of
December.
Wednesday,November12
9:00am–E‐NewsDeadline
12:00pm–NoonEucharist
3:15pm–Sing&Celebrate
4:45pm–Children’sChoirs
5:15pm–CongregationalMeal/AR
6:00pm–YouthChoir
7:00pm–AdultChoir
Thursday,November13
PastorWade’sBirthday
10:00am–BulletinDeadline
10:00am—3:00pm–REACH/3SSRooms
10:00am–LivingstonCircle
6:00—8:00pm–GirlScoutsServiceUnit/AR
7:00pm–90thAnniversary/ECR
Friday,November14
TidingsDeadline
OneYeartoLiveMen’[email protected]
2015AltarFlowers&Bulletins
The 2015 Altar Flower & Bulletin Calen‐
darsarepostedonthebulletinboardnear
theSundaySchoolOffice.Ifyouwouldlike
to reserve a date, please sign up on the
bulletin board or contact the Church Of‐
fice.
CongregationalMeetings
Today,November9,10:30AM
PresentBudget,CouncilNominees,
&EndowmentNominees
Sunday,November23,10:30AM
VoteonBudget,CouncilNominees,
&EndowmentNominees
ALLSUNDAYSCHOOLCLASSESwilldismissforthesemeetings.
PARENTS,pleasebesuretopickyourchildrenupsothatteachersmay
attendthemeetingsaswell.Thanksforyourconsideration.
This event is for everyone, not just Sing & Celebrate participants. So– make plans to join us! Ted & Janey Zimmerman
to speak at Mt. Tabor
Sunday, November 16
During Both Worship Services
& Sunday School
Make plans to be here!
BudgetInformation
OFFERINGS: Budgeted for 2014 I. Weekly offering needed weekly to meet budget Offering received for November 2 II. 2014 Budget Giving (through November 2 week 44 of 52) Offering Needed for Budget Offering Received YTD Expense 670,287.00 12,890.13 12,038.16 567,165.92 494,967.74 513,207.70 ChildProtectionPolicy
Mt.TaborLutheranChurchiscommittedtobeingasafeplaceforchildrenandyouth.Our
congregationhasenactedpoliciesandproceduresdesignedtominimizetheriskofabuse.
CopiesofourChildProtectionPolicyareavailableinthenarthexandintheChurchOffice.
LoveOfferingforNovember
HarvestHopeFoodBank
ThemissionofHarvestHopeistoprovidefor
theneedsofhungrypeoplebygatheringand
sharing quality food with dignity, compas‐
sion, and education. They provide for indi‐
vidualsandfamiliesintheMidlands,PeeDee,
and Greater Greenville regions. To find out
more about Harvest Hope, volunteer, or do‐
nate,visittheirwebsiteat:
http://www.harvesthope.org/
ReadingsfortheUpcomingSunday
Zephaniah1:7,12‐18
Psalm90:1‐8[9‐11]12
1Thessalonians5:1‐11
Matthew25:14‐30
God’sHelpingHandsforNovember
Cereal
DryorCannedMilk
Staff
ReverendWadeT.Roof,III,SeniorPastor
ReverendRusStilwell,AssociatePastorofVisitation
Ms.SharonWitherell,DirectorofMusic/Organist
Mt.TaborLutheranChurch
1000BAvenue,WestColumbia,SouthCarolina29169
Phone:(803)796‐5948Fax:(803)794‐4089
www.mttaborlutheran.org