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The Quest For Meaning - Ecclesiastes 5:10-20
October 21, 2018


Today in Worship - Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost
Preacher & Worship Leader: Pastor Bob Liebmann
Children's Message: Debbie Armbruster
Elder: Dorwood Borgschulte


Remembering Whose We Are
Leader: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
All: Amen.

Opening Prayer

Confession of Sin

Absolution

Songs Of Praise
"Risen Today"
"Made Me Glad"

First Reading
Mark 10:23-31
23  Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, "How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!"
24  The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!
25  It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
26  The disciples were even more amazed, and said to each other, "Who then can be saved?"
27  Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God."
28  Peter said to him, "We have left everything to follow you!"
29  I tell you the truth, Jesus replied, "no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel
30  will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age (homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields--and with them, persecutions) and in the age to come, eternal life.
31  But many who are first will be last, and the last first."

Children's Message

Little Worship

Sermon Scripture Reading
Ecclesiastes 5:10-20
10  Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless.
11  As goods increase, so do those who consume them. And what benefit are they to the owner except to feast his eyes on them?
12  The sleep of a laborer is sweet, whether he eats little or much, but the abundance of a rich man permits him no sleep.
13  I have seen a grievous evil under the sun: wealth hoarded to the harm of its owner,
14  or wealth lost through some misfortune, so that when he has a son there is nothing left for him.
15  Naked a man comes from his mother's womb, and as he comes, so he departs. He takes nothing from his labor that he can carry in his hand.
16  This too is a grievous evil: As a man comes, so he departs, and what does he gain, since he toils for the wind?
17  All his days he eats in darkness, with great frustration, affliction and anger.
18  Then I realized that it is good and proper for a man to eat and drink, and to find satisfaction in his toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given him--for this is his lot.
19  Moreover, when God gives any man wealth and possessions, and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work--this is a gift of God.
20  He seldom reflects on the days of his life, because God keeps him occupied with gladness of heart.

Sermon

Offering
"This Is Amazing Grace"

In Whom Do We Believe? Explanation to the Second Article of The Apostles' Creed
I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father from eternity, and also true man, born of the Virgin Mary, is my Lord, who has redeemed me, a lost and condemned person, purchased and won me from all sins, from death, and from the power of the devil; not with gold or silver, but with his holy, precious blood and with his innocent suffering and death, that I may be his own and live under him in his kingdom and serve him in everlasting righteousness, innocence, and blessedness, just as he is risen from the dead, lives and reigns to all eternity.  This is most certainly true. 

Prayers Of The Day

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 forever and ever.  Amen. 

Celebrating the Lords Supper
"Above All"
"Be Unto Your Name"
"Change My Heart Oh God"

Blessing

Sending Song
"Lion Of Judah"