Welcome and Announcements Worship Notes P: Blessed the Lord, the source of life, the word of salvation, the spirit of mercy. C: Amen. Confession ELW page 94 Opening Hymn “All People That On Earth Do Dwell” ELW # 883 Kyrie ELW page 138 Hymn of Praise ELW page 140 P: Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad. The God who created the world and fills it with life be with you all. C: And also with you. Prayer of the Day Beloved and sovereign God, through the death and resurrection of your Son you bring us into your kingdom of justice and mercy. By your Spirit, give us your wisdom, that we may treasure the life that comes from Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. First Scripture Reading Romans 11:1–2a, 29–32 Gospel Acclamation Sermon Confession of Faith Prayers of God’s People Offering Please place the hymnals in the racks in back of the pews, following worship. *No food or beverages allowed in the sanctuary, Please. The Week Ahead. . . Monday 6:30pm 7:00pm Knitters Council Tuesday 5:00pm 7:00pm CoDA AA Thursday 7:30am 8am-6pm 8:00pm PIT Stop Garage Sale AA Friday 8am-6pm 5:00pm Garage Sale Manning Wedding Rehearsal Saturday 7:00am 8am-2pm 4:00pm Fare For All Garage Sale Manning Wedding Sunday 8:30am 9:00am 10:30am 4:00pm Coffee Fellowship Outdoor Worship Adult Forum Latino Worship ELW page 142 Matthew 15:[10–20] 21–28 “Your World is Too Small ~ How Big is Our God?” The Apostle’s Creed Wednesday Pastor Cedric Olson ELW page 127 Response is “Hear Our Prayer” “How Great Thou Art” ELW # 856 Offering Prayer P: You remember us, gracious Lord, providing al that we need from day to day. We remember your goodness as we offer these gifts for the sake of the one who gave himself for us, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Holy Communion Communion Songs ELW # 465, 483, 484 Prayer after Communion P: O God, our provider, you nourish us with holy food and drink, and you open our hearts to give rest to all who are weary and carrying heavy burdens. C: Amen. Sending Song All are welcome to the Lord’s Table We believe that Christ is present in the Sacrament, renewing God’s promise of forgiveness and eternal life. Isaiah 56:1, 6–8 Second Scripture Reading Gospel reading Welcome Visitors! Please sign the guest book, located at the church entrance. Please feel free to take a visitor packet home with you. “Let All Things Now Living” ELW #881 First Reading Isaiah 56:1, 6–8 The prophet calls upon Israel to do justice in view of God's imminent intervention to save. Righteousness and obedience define who belongs to the Israelite community--not race, nationality, or any other category. Thus says the LORD: Maintain justice, and do what is right, for soon my salvation will come, and my deliverance be revealed. And the foreigners who join themselves to the LORD, to minister to him, to love the name of the LORD, and to be his servants, all who keep the Sabbath, and do not profane it, and hold fast my covenant — these I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer; their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples. Thus says the Lord GOD, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, I will gather others to them besides those already gathered. Second Reading Romans 11:1–2a, 29–32 God has not rejected Israel. Rather, the call and gifts of God are irrevocable, so that while all have been disobedient, God has mercy upon all. I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means! I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. Just as you were once disobedient to God but have now received mercy because of their disobedience, so they have now been disobedient in order that, by the mercy shown to you, they too may now receive mercy. For God has imprisoned all in disobedience so that he may be merciful to all. Hope Lutheran Church 10th Sunday of Pentecost August 17, 2014 In Isaiah we hear that God's house shall be a house of prayer for all people and that God will gather the outcasts of Israel. The Canaanite woman in today's gospel is a Gentile, an outsider, who is unflinching in her request that Jesus heal her daughter. As Jesus commends her bold faith, how might our church extend its mission to those on the margins of society? In our gathering around word and meal we receive strength to be signs of comfort, healing, and justice for those in need. Gospel Matthew 15:[10–20] 21–28 Jesus teaches his disciples that true purity is a matter of the heart rather than outward religious observances. Almost immediately, this teaching is tested when a woman considered to be pagan and unclean approaches him for help. Then he called the crowd to him and said to them, "Listen and understand: it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles." Then the disciples approached and said to him, "Do you know that the Pharisees took offense when they heard what you said?" He answered, "Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if one blind person guides another, both will fall into a pit." But Peter said to him, "Explain this parable to us." Then he said, "Are you also still without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth enters the stomach, and goes out into the sewer? But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this is what defiles. For out of the heart come evil intentions, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, false witness, slander. These are what defile a person, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile." Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, "Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon." But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and urged him, saying, "Send her away, for she keeps shouting after us." He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." But she came and knelt before him, saying, "Lord, help me." He answered, "It is not fair to take the children's food and throw it to the dogs." She said, "Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table." Then Jesus answered her, "Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish." And her daughter was healed instantly. 9:00 Worship 10:15 Fellowship Pastor: Steve Thompson Coordinator of Shared Ministry: Leah Holmberg Office Manager: Angie Larson Council President: Craig Swanson Phone: 492-2099 Fax: 492-6884 www.hope-jordan.org [email protected] WE ARE PEOPLE OF HOPE: INVITING ALL PEOPLE INTO GOD’S TRANSFORMING EMBRACE OF LOVE FOR THE WORLD THROUGH CHRIST, OUR LORD.
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