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22nd Sunday after Pentecost – October 24, 2021

Service of the Word ~ 8:00am



Brief Order for Confession and Forgiveness

P   In the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
C   Amen
P   Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you and worthily magnify your holy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
C   Amen
P   If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. But if we confess our sins, God who is faithful and just will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Silence to recall the sins that afflict us in conscience

P   Most merciful God,
C   we confess that we are in bondage to sin and cannot free ourselves. We have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. Amen
P   In the mercy of almighty God, Jesus Christ was given to die for you, and for his sake God forgives you all your sins. To those who believe in Jesus Christ he gives the power to become the children of God and bestows on them the Holy Spirit.
C   Amen

Opening Hymn                  In Christ Alone

Apostolic Greeting           (2 Corinthians 13:14)

Kyrie                                                    p. 78 LBW

Hymn of Praise                  p. 80 LBW

Prayer of the Day

Forgive the faults of your people, O Lord, that our slavery to sin, into which we fell in our weakness, may be overcome by your liberating work; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

Children’s Sermon

1st Scripture Lesson    Jeremiah 31:7-9

7Thus says the Lord: “Sing aloud with gladness for Jacob, and raise shouts for the chief of the nations; proclaim, give praise, and say, ‘O Lord, save your people, the remnant of Israel.’ 8Behold, I will bring them from the north country and gather them from the farthest parts of the earth, among them the blind and the lame, the pregnant woman and she who is in labor, together; a great company, they shall return here. 9With weeping they shall come, and with pleas for mercy I will lead them back, I will make them walk by brooks of water, in a straight path in which they shall not stumble, for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.”

The Word of the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.

Psalm 126

1When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,
      then were we like those who dream.

2Then was our mouth filled with laughter,
      and our tongue with shouts of joy.

3Then they said among the nations,
      “The Lord has done great things for them.”

4The Lord has done great things for us,
      and we are glad indeed.

5Restore our fortunes, O Lord,
      like the watercourses of the Negev.

6Those who sowed with tears
      will reap with songs of joy.

7Those who go out weeping, carrying the seed,
      will come again with joy, shouldering their sheaves.

2nd Scripture Lesson:  Hebrews 7:23-28

23The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office, 24but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever. 25Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. 26For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. 27He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since he did this once for all when he offered up himself. 28For the law appoints men in their weakness as high priests, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever.

The Word of the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation        p.  83 LBW

Gospel   Mark 10:46-52

The Holy Gospel according to St. Mark, the 10th Chapter.
C: Glory to you, O Lord.

46{Jesus and the disciples} came to Jericho. And as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside. 47And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49And Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart. Get up; he is calling you.” 50And throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. 51And Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” And the blind man said to him, “Rabbi, let me recover my sight.” 52And Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him on the way.

The Gospel of the Lord.
C:  Praise to you, O Christ.


Hymn of Day                      Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery

Apostle’s Creed


Offering of a Thought

Offertory                             The Doxology  (564)

Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, Ye heav’nly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

Offertory Prayer               p. 87 LBW

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Benediction                        p. 95 LBW

Closing Hymn                     I the Lord of Sea and Sky (752)

Dismissal                             p. 95 LBW


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