Old Zion Lutheran Church

“For wherever two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them” Matthew 18:20 (KJV)
“Denn wo zwei oder drei in meinem Namen zusammenkommen, bin ich in ihrer Mitte” Matthäus 18:20 (Hoffnung für alle)


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September 27th, 2020
The 16th Sunday after Trinity

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First Hymn - SBH #172 "Immortal, invisible, God only wise"

Introit

Be merciful unto me, O Lord, for I cry unto thee daily.
For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive, and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.
Ps. Bow down thine ear, O Lord, hear me, for I am poor and needy.

Gloria Patri
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.

Kyrie
In Peace let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
For the peace that is from above, and for the salvation of our souls, let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
For the peace of the whole world, for the well-being of the churches of God, and for the unity of all, let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
For this holy house, and for them that in faith, piety and fear of God offer here their worship and praise, let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
Help, save, pity and defend us, O God, by thy grace.
Amen.

Gloria in Excelsis
Glory be to God on high! And on earth peace, good-will toward men. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty. O Lord, the only begotten son, Jesus Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sin of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sin of the world, receive our prayer. Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us. For thou only art holy; thou only art the Lord; thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

The Collect
Lord, we pray thee, that thy grace may always go before and follow after us, and make us continually to be given to all good works; through thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end.
Amen.

Old Testament Reading (First Reading)
Job 5: 17-26

The Epistle (Second Reading)
Ephesians 3: 13-21 (read in German)

The Gospel (Third Reading)
Luke 7: 11-16

The Nicene Creed
I believe in one God, the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth,
And of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God,
Begotten of his Father before all worlds,
God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God,
Begotten, not made,
Being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made:
Who for us men, and for our salvation, came down from heaven,
And was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary,
And was made man;
And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate.
He suffered and was buried;
And the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures,
And ascended into heaven,
And sitteth on the right hand of the Father.
And he shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead:
Whose kingdom shall have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Ghost,
The Lord and Giver of Life,
Who proceedeth from the Father and the Son,
Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified,
Who spake by the Prophets.
And I believe one Holy Christian and Apostolic Church.
I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins.
And I look for the Resurrection of the dead,
And the Life of the world to come.
Amen.

Sermon Hymn - SBH #376 "Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness"
(in German, #273)
Verses 1 and 3 in English, verses 2, 4, and 5 in German

Sermon
- "Our Compassionate Savior Conquers Death" (Luke 7: 11-16)
The Sermon is available
here.

Communion Prayer
Heavenly Father, compassionate Lord, we ask Your blessing for Helmut Reiser who was in the hospital this week, for Pam Fernsler who must have an operation on her arm: and for all others in our congregation who for health-reasons specially need Your merciful care. Father, through baptism You have made all of these to be Your beloved children, we ask that You would keep firm their faith in Christ Jesus, and that You would grant to them such strengthening and healing as You in Your love and infinite wisdom know to be best.

Christ Jesus, Virgin-born Son of God, our crucified and risen Redeemer and Lord, today at Your invitation we come again to Your Altar to receive this sacred mystery of Your infinite power and Your saving love —Your true body as our food and Your true blood as our drink—through which You nourish our souls as we make our way heavenward. Send us Your Holy Spirit, we pray, that we may receive this sacred Meal in true faith—for the forgiveness of our sins, to the strengthening of our trust in Your atoning death and Your Easter triumph over the grave, and to the in-crease of Your love in us, that—joined to You as branches of the True Vine —we may rise from Your table to live in accordance with Your holy will.

This we pray in Your holy name.
Amen.

A Special Prayer in this Time of the Coronavirus

Heavenly Father, we come to You in earnest prayer in this time when the coronavirus is still spreading so rapidly in the world, in our own beloved nation, and now also in this Philadelphia area. With thankful hearts, we cling to Your promise that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ, and that You will make all things work together for good for Your people of faith. Today we ask, Father, that out of Your boundless mercy You would bring to an end the threat which this disease poses to us and to all people. Protect all those who must risk their own health as they tend to the sick—first responders, nurses, doctors, hospital aids, and all those who are exposed to the virus in the course of their service to others. Grant healing and recovery, we pray, to all who now suffer from this illness. To all who have lost loved ones in this pandemic, we ask that You would provide the comfort of the Gospel of our risen Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus. Send us Your Holy Spirit, we pray, to keep us diligent in prayer for our families, for our congregation, for our nation, and for all people. And both now and in the days ahead, grant to us true wisdom, we pray, and fill our hearts with the love of Christ, so that in every way we may act diligently and responsibly for the good of our neighbors. Hear our earnest prayer, heavenly Father, for the sake of Christ Jesus, Your Son and our Lord. Amen.


Communion Hymn - SBH #277 "O saving Victim, opening wide"

Communion Liturgy

The Lord's Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name,
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Distribution

Post-Communion Hymn
- "O Lord, we praise Thee"

Benediction

Closing Hymn - SBH #191 "Lord, dismiss us with Thy blessing"

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