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Theology of the Cross

(10/22/2017)

Today in Worship - Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost 
Preacher & Worship Leader: Pastor Bob Liebmann
Children's Message: Debbie Armbruster
Elder: Kevin Schaeg


Welcoming One Another

Baptism

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

Opening Prayer

Opening Song
"The Wonderful Cross"

Confession of Sin

Absolution

Songs of Praise
"That's Why We Praise Him"
"10,000 Reasons"

First Reading
Matthew 5:10-12
10  Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11  Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
12  Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Children's Message

Little Worship

Sermon Scripture Reading
1 Peter 4:12-16
12  Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you.
13  But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.
14  If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.
 15  If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler.
 16  However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.

Sermon

Offering
Operation Christmas Child

In Whom Do We Believe? Explanation to the Third Article of The Apostles' Creed
I believe that I cannot by my own reason or strength believe in Jesus Christ, my Lord, or come to him; but the Holy Spirit has called me by the Gospel, enlightened me with his gifts, sanctified and kept me in the true faith. In the same way he calls, gathers, enlightens, and sanctifies the whole Christian church on earth, and keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one true faith. In this Christian church he daily and richly forgives all my sins and the sins of all believers. On the Last Day, he will raise me and all the dead, and give eternal life to me and all believers in Christ. This is most certainly true.

Prayer and Care
"Sometimes He Calms The Storm"
"Your Name"

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.

Blessing

Sending Song
"Mighty To Save"