October 25 bulletin - Reformation Sunday

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					             Pilgrim Evangelical Lutheran Church                                                                                                                     Order of Worship
                                                                                                                                                                         ELW Setting 1
 Centered In Christ - Forward in Mission - Lovingly Lutheran
                                                                                         This morning we welcome Rev. Eugen Lehrke                      Prelude
Welcome to Pilgrim! We are glad that you are with us today. If you are a                      who is assisting in our celebration of                    *Confession and Forgiveness                 p. 94
visitor, seeking a church home, or would like the pastor to call on you, please
fill out one of the small white cards in the pew back in front of you and place
                                                                                                      Reformation Sunday.
                                                                                                                                                        Monastic Plainsong                Pilgrim Choir
it in the offering plate. We invite you to sign our guest book located in the
Narthex near the elevator.
                                                                                                                                                                   MARTIN LUTHER SPEAKS
Please Prepare your Hearts for Worship after greeting your neighbor, then
be in quiet prayer and meditation. Prayers are printed in the ELW on pages                            3rd Graders to Receive Bibles                     *Hymn      “Lord, Keep Us Steadfast…” # 517
64-87, and the Psalms begin on page 339.                                                                                                                               text: Martin Luther
Communion Elements will be distributed today by intinction. As the ushers                                Today Pilgrim will present Bibles              Presentation of Bibles to 3rd Graders
invite you, please walk down the center aisle, receive a wafer, and dip it into                            to the following 3rd graders:                *Prayers
the wine. You may then return to your pew by the side aisle for further                                                                                    Due to concerns with spreading illnesses,
meditation and the singing of hymns.                                                      David Fender     Derek Fender      Autumn Siers                we will temporarily refrain from handshaking
                                                                                                                                                                    while sharing the peace.
Holy Communion is offered to all baptized Christians who believe in the                                                                                 Offering
presence of Jesus Christ in the bread and wine. If for personal or health                        Congratulations to each of them!!
                                                                                                                                                        Musical Offering                   Pilgrim Choir
reasons, you choose to partake of only the bread or only the wine, Lutherans                                                                            *Offertory
believe that Jesus Christ is fully present in each element. Therefore, Holy
                                                                                                                                                          Praise God from whom all blessings flow,
Communion of “one kind” (bread or wine only) is entirely acceptable.
                                                                                                                                                             Praise Him all creatures here below;
Coffee, juice, and refreshments are available after worship. As you come                         Prelude                                                      Praise Him above ye heav’nly host,
and go from worship make sure to greet others and introduce yourself.                             Built on the Rock                             Lind         Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Please keep refreshments in the narthex area. Thank you.                                          A Mighty Fortress Is Our God               Johnson    *Offertory Prayer                         Bulletin
                                                                                                 Monastic Plainsong                                     *Great Thanksgiving                   p. 107-109
                                                                                                  Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est      9th Century    *Lord’s Prayer                             p. 112
                                                                                                                                                        Lamb of God                                p. 112
                                                                                                   “Where there is charity and love, there is God”
                                                                                                                                                        Holy Communion
                                                                                                 Musical Offering                                         Distribution Hymns: # 656, 654, 638, 576
                        Serving Today at Pilgrim                                                  We All Believe in One True God        14th Century    *Post-communion Prayer                     p. 114
                                                                                                                           Creed text: Martin Luther    *Blessing
       Ushers:                   Team 3: Bill Ellison, Capt.                                                                                                             Announcements
       Asst. Minister:           Julie Ford                                                      Postlude                                               *Dismissal
       Acolytes:                 Haley Siers & Grace Elonen                                       Convocation                                Callahan     L: Go in peace. Serve the Lord.
       Radio:                    Jack Notenberg                                                                                                           C: Thanks be to God.
       Driver:                   Cedric Johnson                                                                                                         *Hymn “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” # 504
       Altar Guild:              Rachel & Shirley                                                                                                                 text & music: Martin Luther
                                                                                  OFFERTORY PRAYER:                                                     Postlude
       Greeter:                  Judy Erickson
       Coffee Server:            Paul Skamser Jr.                                 Everliving Father, we thank you for a love which will not let you
                                                                                                                                                                         *Please stand
                                                                                  free yourself from our need. Defend us from all idolatry of things
                                                                                  that we may enjoy bringing offerings and being captive to your
                                                                                  love. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
            Scripture Readings for Reformation Sunday (will not be read during the service)
FIRST LESSON: Jeremiah 31:31-34                                     SECOND LESSON: Romans 3:19-28
                                                                                                                                            Reformation Sunday
A lesson from Jeremiah:                                             A lesson from Romans:
   The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will              Now we know that whatever the law says, it speaks to                               October 25, 2009
make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house          those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be si-
of Judah. It will not be like the covenant that I made with         lenced, and the whole world may be held accountable to God.                            10:00 am Service
their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them          For "no human being will be justified in his sight" by deeds
out of the land of Egypt -- a covenant that they broke, though      prescribed by the law, for through the law comes the knowl-
I was their husband, says the Lord. But this is the covenant        edge of sin.
that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says       But now, apart from law, the righteousness of God has
the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on     been disclosed, and is attested by the law and the prophets,
their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my         the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all
people. No longer shall they teach one another, or say to           who believe. For there is no distinction, since all have sinned
each other, "Know the Lord," for they shall all know me,            and fall short of the glory of God; they are now justified by
from the least of them to the greatest, says the Lord; for I will   his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ
forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more.             Jesus, whom God put forward as a sacrifice of atonement by
The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.                             his blood, effective through faith. He did this to show his
                                                                    righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had
Psalm 46                                                            passed over the sins previously committed; it was to prove at
God is our refuge and strength,                                     the present time that he himself is righteous and that he justi-
     a very present help in trouble.                                fies the one who has faith in Jesus.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change,            Then what becomes of boasting? It is excluded. By what
     though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;            law? By that of works? No, but by the law of faith. For we
though its waters roar and foam,                                    hold that a person is justified by faith apart from works pre-
     though the mountains tremble with its tumult.                  scribed by the law.
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,           The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
     the holy habitation of the Most High.
God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved;             HOLY GOSPEL: John 8:31-36
     God will help it when the morning dawns.                       Glory to you, O Lord.
The nations are in an uproar, the kingdoms totter;
     he utters his voice, the earth melts.                            Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, "If
The Lord of hosts is with us;                                       you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you
     the God of Jacob is our refuge.                                will know the truth, and the truth will make you free." They
Come, behold the works of the Lord;                                 answered him, "We are descendants of Abraham and have              Curt Hanson, Choir Director             Todd Sletten, Organist
     see what desolations he has brought on the earth.              never been slaves to anyone. What do you mean by saying,           Jean Sweeney, Bell Choir Director       Karen Lee, Custodian
He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;                        'You will be made free'?"                                          Cedric Johnson, Maintenance             Esther Anderson, Lay Ministry Coordinator
     he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear;                       Jesus answered them, "Very truly, I tell you, everyone who       Curt Hanson, Office Manager             Rev. Donald Berg, Pastor Emeritus
                                                                    commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not have a           Rev. Dr. Mark Hillmer, Interim Pastor   Rev. Brian Konkol, Missionary in So. Africa
     he burns the shields with fire.
Be still, and know that I am God!                                   permanent place in the household; the son has a place there
                                                                    forever. So if the Son makes you free, you will be free                                       Pilgrim Lutheran Church
     I am exalted among the nations,                                                                                                                                    820 Belknap St.
     I am exalted in the earth."                                    indeed.
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     the God of Jacob is our refuge.