Welcome November 9 & 16, 2014 Sundays after Pentecost & Blessings

November 9 & 16, 2014
Sundays after Pentecost
& Blessings
to our visitors
and members
We’re glad you are
joining us today.
Please sign in on the YES! Sheet
and pass it to the center aisle.
If you would like to request
a prayer to be read during
worship, write it on the back.
An usher will pick it up
during the Hymn of the Day.
Embracing the diversity of God’s creation
and celebrating our oneness in Christ.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Reverend Kathy Nolte
611 Randolph • Oak Park, Illinois 60302
708-848-4741 • [email protected]
Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Setting 4
ELW=red book hymnal Congregation responses are bold
After worship, please leave your bulletin in the basket
in the narthex so it can be used again on November 26 service.
Take the Good Shepherd Epistle home to use throughout the week.
Confession & Forgiveness
All may make the sign of the cross, the sign that is marked at baptism,
as the presiding minister begins.
Blessed be the holy Trinity, + one God,
the Sovereign over all the earth,
the Wisdom from on high,
our merciful Judge and Savior.
Let us boldly approach the throne of grace,
trusting in God’s mercy and love.
Silence for reflection and self-examination.
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.
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.
Opening Hymn November 9
November 16 What Is This Place
Lord of Glory, You Have Brought Us
(st. 1, 2 and 4)
ELW 524
ELW 707
Presiding Minister: 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.
Prayer of the Day
Presiding Minister: Let us pray …
Today’s Readings
November 9
November 16
Word of God, word of life.
Thanks be to God.
Thessalonians 4:13-18
Thessalonians 5:1-11 Today’s Readings
Gospel Acclamation
Before the gospel: Glory to you, O Lord.
After the gospel:
Praise to you, O Christ.
Today’s Readings
Gathering Song & Mini-Meditation for Children
(Children are invited to come forward during the song.)
Change my heart, O God;
make it ever true.
Change my heart, O God;
may I be like you.
You are the potter;
I am the clay.
Mold me and make me;
this is what I pray.
Change my heart, O God;
make it ever true.
Change my heart, O God;
may I be like you.
Hymn of the Day
November 9
October 12 Wake, Awake For Night is Flying
Christ Be Our Light
(During the hymn, YES! Sheets are collected.)
(Time for Silent Reflection)
Prayers of Intercession
Passing of the Peace
The peace of Christ be with you always.
And also with you.
ELW 436
ELW 715
Prayer for Offering
(Gifts are gathered as the table is prepared. A musical offering is shared.)
Offertory Hymn
Offering Prayer
Assisting Minister: Let us pray …
God of Peace, we are confronted
with so many overwhelming needs in our world.
Walk with us as we set aside our own desires and wants
and join the call to alleviate human suffering.
Transform these financial gifts into genuine acts of concern
and ministry to others. In the name of the One
who surpasses all understanding, we pray.
Great Thanksgiving
(Presiding minister greets the assembly and invites all present to give thanks.)
Presiding Minister:
It is indeed right ... and join their unending hymn:
Lord’s Prayer
Presiding Minister: Gathered into one by the Holy Spirit, let us pray as Jesus taught us:
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name, your kingdom come,
your will be done on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive
those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory
are yours, now and forever. Amen.
Eucharistic Prayer
We give you thanks, Holy God, through Jesus Christ, your beloved Son,
whom you sent in this end of the ages
to save and redeem us and to proclaim to us your will.
He is your Word, inseparable from you,
through whom you created all things,
and in whom you take delight.
He is your Word, sent from heaven to a virgin’s womb.
He there took on our nature and our lot
and was shown forth as your Son,
born of the Holy Spirit and of the virgin Mary.
He, our Lord Jesus, fulfilled all your will
and won for you a holy people;
he stretched out his hands in suffering
in order to free from suffering those who trust you...
...Send your Spirit upon these gifts of your church;
gather into one all who share this bread and wine;
fill us with your Holy Spirit to establish our faith in truth,
that we may praise and glorify you through your Son Jesus Christ;
through whom all glory and honor are yours, almighty Father,
with the Holy Spirit, in your holy church, both now and forever.
Invitation to Communion
Everyone who hungers, come to the table.
Eat what is good, that you may live.
Please come forward as the ushers direct. You will be given bread.
You may eat the bread and drink; or intinct (dip) in the large cup and eat. Please
move to the appropriate server. The silver cup has wine; the oversize pottery cup
has grape juice for intinction. Gluten free communion wafers are available. Please
let Pastor Kathy or the assisting minister know when you come forward. After you
commune, feel free to kneel at the altar rail in silent prayer.
Communion Song Lamb of God
Communion Songs November 9
When Peace like a River
Wait for the Lord
November 16 I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light
Wait for the Lord
ELW 785
ELW 262
ELW 815
ELW 262
Presiding Minister:
The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ
strengthen you and keep you in his grace.
Prayer after Communion
Assisting Minister: Let us pray …
O God, the host at every meal, at this table you spread out a feast for all peoples,
the bread of life and the cup of salvation. Send us from this banquet
to invite others into these good things, to let justice roll down like waters,
and to care for the least of our sisters and brothers; through Jesus Christ,
our Sovereign and our Savior. Amen.
Presiding Minister: The blessing of almighty God, the Father of glory,
+ Jesus Christ our peace, and the Spirit of truth,
be upon you and remain with you always. Amen.
Sending Hymn
November 9
Rejoice, Rejoice Believers
November 16 Oh, Happy Day When We Shall Stand
ELW 244
ELW 441
Assisting Minister:
Go in peace. Share the good news.
Thanks be to God.
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Pastor – Rev. Kathryn Nolte
Council President – Robert Hann
Council Vice President – Barbara Hunt
Dir. Christian Ed – Deac. Debbie Rank Speer
Music Director – Jonathan Oblander
Communications – Jeanne Peppler
Office Administrator – Vicki May
Custodian – Tali Melani
Sunday Nursery Attendant – Elois Gardner,
Ruth Collins
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