Fall Festival Worship - September 22, 2013 - 12:00am

Chaplain Don Moldstad
Music leader(s) 
Organist: Prof. Markus DeGarmeaux

Order of Service

* Prelude

Confession of Sin, p.109

* Hymn, 76, Father, We Praise Thee

* Versicles and Gloria patri, p. 109

* Psalm 100,  O Be Joyful in the Lord, All Ye Lands  -  C. Wood

                                                    O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands: Serve the Lord with gladness, and come before his presence with a song.
Be ye sure that the Lord he is God; it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves. We are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving, And into his courts with praise  Be thankful unto him, and speak good of his Name.
For the Lord is gracious, his mercy is everlasting  And his truth endureth from generation to generation.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be world without end. Amen.

* Lesson: Ephesians 4:1-6

* Psalm 25: 4-10, Tone 3, p. 177-178

Choir: Even numbered verses

All: Odd numbered verses and “Glory be to the Father…”

* Lesson:  Luke 14:1-11

* Hymn, 484, Christ Alone is Our Salvation

* Sermon: Luke 14:11, “The Unusual Ways of the Kingdom of Grace”

* Canticle: We Praise You and Acknowledge You  - G. Holst, arr. M. Bender                 

We praise You and acknowledge You, O God, to be the Lord,
The Father everlasting, by all the earth adored.
To You all angel powerscry aloud, the heavens sing,
The cherubim and seraphim their praises to You bring:
“O holy, holy, holy Lord God of Sabaoth;
Your majesty and glory fill the heavens and the earth!”  The band of the apostles in glory sing Your praise;
The fellowship of prophets their deathless voices raise.
The martyrs of Your kingdom,  a great and noble throng,
Sing with the holy Church throughout all the world this song:
“O all-majestic Father, Your true and only Son,
And Holy Spirit, Comforter—forever Three in One!”  You, Christ, are King of glory, the everlasting Son,
Yet You, with boundless love, sought to rescue ev’ryone:
You laid aside Your glory, were born of virgin’s womb,
Were crucified for us and were placed into a tomb;
Then by Your resurrection You won for us reprieve—
You opened heaven’s kingdom to all who would believe.  

You sit in splendid glory, enthroned at God’s right hand,
Upholding earth and heaven by forces You command.
We know that You will comeas our Judge that final day,
So help Your servants You have redeemed by blood, we pray;
May we with saints be numbered where praises never end,
In glory everlasting.  Amen, O Lord, Amen!                                                                                                                © 1999 Stephen P. Starke

* Kyrie eleison, p. 116

* Lord’s Prayer, p. 117 

* Hymn, 584, Grant Peace, We Pray

* Benedicamus and Blessing, p. 119


* Greetings and Announcements – Pres. Dan Bruss

* All are invited to join the choir to sing “On My Heart Imprint Thine Image”


Luke 14:1-11 Now it happened, as He went into the house of one of the rulers of the Pharisees to eat bread on the Sabbath, that they watched Him closely. And behold, there was a certain man before Him who had dropsy. And Jesus, answering, spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?” But they kept silent. And He took him and healed him, and let him go. Then He answered them, saying, “Which of you, having a donkey or an ox that has fallen into a pit, will not immediately pull him out on the Sabbath day?” And they could not answer Him regarding these things. So He told a parable to those who were invited, when He noted how they chose the best places, saying to them: “When you are invited by anyone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in the best place, lest one more honorable than you be invited by him; and he who invited you and him come and say to you, “Give place to this man,’ and then you begin with shame to take the lowest place. But when you are invited, go and sit down in the lowest place, so that when he who invited you comes he may say to you, “Friend, go up higher.’ Then you will have glory in the presence of those who sit at the table with you. For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”