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Don't Trust in Politicians

(9/9/2018)

Today in Worship - Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Preacher & Worship Leader: Pastor Bob Liebmann
Children's Message: Laura Falls
Elder: Darwin Kraus


Welcoming One Another

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
"You're Worthy Of My Praise"

Confession of Sin

Absolution

Songs Of Praise
"Trading My Sorrows"
"Better Is One Day"

First Reading
James 2:1-10
1  My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don't show favoritism.
2  Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in shabby clothes also comes in.
3  If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, "Here's a good seat for you," but say to the poor man, "You stand there" or "Sit on the floor by my feet,"
4  have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?
5  Listen, my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?
6  But you have insulted the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court?
7  Are they not the ones who are slandering the noble name of him to whom you belong?
8  If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, "Love your neighbor as yourself," you are doing right.
9  But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers.
10  For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.

Children's Message

Little Worship

Sermon Scripture Reading
Psalm 146:1-10
1  Praise the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul.
2  I will praise the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
3  Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save.
4  When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing.
5  Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God,
6  the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them-- the LORD, who remains faithful forever.
7  He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free,
8  the LORD gives sight to the blind, the LORD lifts up those who are bowed down, the LORD loves the righteous.
9  The LORD watches over the alien and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.
10  The LORD reigns forever, your God, O Zion, for all generations. Praise the LORD.

Sermon

Offering
"Here I Am To Worship"

In Whom Do We Believe? Explanation to the First Article of The Apostles' Creed
I believe that God has made me and all creatures; that he has given me my body and soul, eyes, ears, and all my members, my reason and all my senses, and still takes care of them.  He also gives me clothing and shoes, food and drink, house and home, spouse and children, land, animals, and all I have.  He richly and daily provides me with all that I need to support this body and life.  He defends me against all danger and guards and protects me from all evil.  All this he does only out of fatherly, divine goodness and mercy, without any merit or worthiness in me.  For all this it is my duty to thank and praise, serve and obey him.  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. 

Blessing

Sending Song
"Your Grace Is Enough"