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Time after Pentecost, Lectionary 20

August 17/18, 2019 PRELUDE Biblical Sonata #2:
Melancholy of Saul Assuaged by David's Music Johann Kuhnau
Holy Communion (ELW 8) 1., 2. The Sadness and Rage of the King
3. The Restorative Song of David's Harp

The word of God is a refining fire. Jesus is the great divide in human
In the name of the Father, and of the (+) Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
history. He invites our undivided attention and devotion. Today, in
the assembly, we are surrounded by “so great a cloud of witnesses.”
In the word and in the holy communion we are invited yet again to GATHERING SONG: I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light (ELW 815)
look to Jesus, “the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.”
CHILDREN are always welcome to our Worship Service. Rainbow bags and
a cry room are available. A staffed nursery is also available if needed. An The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of
usher will gladly provide you with assistance. the Holy Spirit be with you all!
And also with you!
As a worship courtesy, we ask that you please turn off or set to vibrate all
cellular telephones and pagers during the worship service. CANTICLE OF PRAISE

We ask that all present today please fill out the Attendance and Communion
registration card found in your bulletin and place it in the offering plate so
that we may record your presence with us.


A prayer of Thomas à Kempis

Write your blessed name, O Lord, upon my heart, there to remain so

indelibly graven that no prosperity, no adversity, shall ever move me from
your love. Be to me a strong tower of defense, a comforter in tribulation, a
deliverer in distress, a very present help in trouble, and a guide to heaven
through the many temptations and dangers of this life.
Let me sing for my beloved
my love-song concerning his vineyard:
My beloved had a vineyard
on a very fertile hill.
He dug it and cleared it of stones,
and planted it with choice vines;
he built a watchtower in the midst of it,
and hewed out a wine vat in it;
he expected it to yield grapes,
but it yielded wild grapes.
And now, inhabitants of Jerusalem
and people of Judah,
judge between me
and my vineyard.
What more was there to do for my vineyard
that I have not done in it?
When I expected it to yield grapes,
why did it yield wild grapes?
And now I will tell you
what I will do to my vineyard.
I will remove its hedge,
and it shall be devoured;
I will break down its wall,
PRAYER OF THE DAY and it shall be trampled down.
I will make it a waste;
O God, judge eternal, you love justice and hate oppression, and you call us it shall not be pruned or hoed,
to share your zeal for truth. Give us courage to take our stand with all and it shall be overgrown with briers and thorns;
victims of bloodshed and greed, and, following your servants and prophets, I will also command the clouds
to look to the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, your Son, Jesus Christ, our that they rain no rain upon it.
Savior and Lord. Amen.
For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts
Please be seated. is the house of Israel,
and the people of Judah
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE are his pleasant planting;
he expected justice,
FIRST READING: ISAIAH 5:1-7 but saw bloodshed;
The prophet sings about a beautiful vineyard, carefully planted and righteousness,
cultivated, that nevertheless yields wild grapes. The owner therefore but heard a cry!
determines to destroy the vineyard, which represents the sinful people of The word of the Lord.
Israel and Judah. Thanks be to God.
PSALM 80:1-2, 8-19 SECOND READING: HEBREWS 11:29--12:2
The author of Hebrews presents us with rich stories of faith. In a long list
Refrain: of biblical heroes, we find examples of trust in God that enabled them to
face the trials of life faithfully. In addition to this “cloud of witnesses,” we
have Jesus, the perfect model of faithful endurance.

Tone: 29
By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as if it were dry land, but
when the Egyptians attempted to do so they were drowned. 30By faith the
walls of Jericho fell after they had been encircled for seven days. 31By faith
Rahab the prostitute did not perish with those who were disobedient,
1 because she had received the spies in peace.
Hear, O Shepherd of Israel, leading Joseph | like a flock;
shine forth, you that are enthroned up- | on the cherubim. And what more should I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon,
In the presence of Ephraim, Benjamin, | and Manasseh, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets—33who
stir up your strength and | come to help us. through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promises,
You have brought a vine | out of Egypt; shut the mouths of lions, 34quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the
you cast out the nations and | planted it. sword, won strength out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign
You cleared the | ground for it; armies to flight. 35Women received their dead by resurrection. Others were
it took root and | filled the land. tortured, refusing to accept release, in order to obtain a better resurrection.
10 36
The mountains were covered | by its shadow Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and
and the towering cedar trees | by its boughs. imprisonment. 37They were stoned to death, they were sawn in two, they
11 were killed by the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats,
You stretched out its tendrils | to the sea
and its branches | to the river. R destitute, persecuted, tormented—38of whom the world was not worthy.
They wandered in deserts and mountains, and in caves and holes in the
12 ground.
Why have you broken | down its wall, 39
Yet all these, though they were commended for their faith, did not
so that all who pass by pluck | off its grapes?
13 receive what was promised, 40since God had provided something better so
The wild boar of the forest has | ravaged it,
that they would not, apart from us, be made perfect.
and the beasts of the field have | grazed upon it.
Turn now, O | God of hosts, 12:1
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses,
look | down from heaven;
15 let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let
behold and | tend this vine;
us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, 2looking to Jesus the
preserve what your right | hand has planted. R pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set
before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat
They burn it with | fire like rubbish; at the right hand of the throne of God.
at the rebuke of your countenance | let them perish.
Let your hand be upon the one at | your right hand, The word of the Lord.
the one you have made so strong | for yourself. Thanks be to God.
And so will we never turn a- | way from you;
give us life, that we may call up- | on your name. Please stand for the reading of the gospel.
Restore us, O LORD| God of hosts;
let your face shine upon us, and we | shall be saved. R
He also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west,
you immediately say, ‘It is going to rain’; and so it happens. 55And when
you see the south wind blowing, you say, ‘There will be scorching heat’;
and it happens. 56You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the
appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the
present time?”

The gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, O Christ.

Please be seated.

SERMON Pastor Libby Buuck

Please stand for the hymn.

HYMN OF THE DAY What Wondrous Love Is This (ELW 666)

GOSPEL: Luke 12:32-40
As the Gospel is announced, worshippers are invited to trace a cross upon APOSTLES’ CREED
their foreheads, then over their lips, and then over their hearts, silently
praying, “May the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ be ever on my mind, on As they recite the creed, worshippers are invited to bow beginning with the
my lips, and in my heart. words “born of the virgin Mary,” until the words “he descended to the
The holy gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, according to Luke.
Glory to you, O Lord. I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived
Jesus delivers harsh words about the purifying and potentially divisive by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius
effects of obedience to God’s call. The way of the cross often leads Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead.
followers to encounter hostility and rejection, even from those they love. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at
[Jesus said:] 49“I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and
already kindled! 50I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what the dead.
stress I am under until it is completed! 51Do you think that I have come to
bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division! 52From now on I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of
five in one household will be divided, three against two and two against saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life
three; 53they will be divided: everlasting.
father against son Amen.
and son against father,
mother against daughter
and daughter against mother,
mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law
and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”

Treasuring your promise to hear us when we call, we pray for the church, The peace of Christ be with you always.
those in need, and all of your creation. And also with you.
Please kneel or sit as you are able.
Please be seated.
Each petition ends with:
Lord, in your mercy, ANNOUNCEMENTS
hear our prayer.
OFFERTORY Biblical Sonata #2 Johann Kuhnau
All these things and more we ask in the name of our risen Lord, Jesus The Tranquil and Content Soul of Saul
Christ, by the power of your Holy Spirit.
OFFERTORY HYMN: Create in Me a Clean Heart (ELW 188)

Beloved in the Lord, let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of
one another.

Silence for reflection.

Most merciful God,

We confess that we have turned away from loving you, our neighbor,
and the world you cherish. We are truly sorry and humbly repent from
this way of death. In your compassion forgive us our sins, known and
unknown, things we have done and things we have failed to do. Fill us
with your Spirit, uphold us, and lead us, so that we may live and serve
you in full, joyful life through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

God, who is rich in mercy, loved us even when we were dead in sin, and
made us alive together with Christ. By grace you have been saved. In the
name of Jesus Christ, I declare to you: God forgives you all your sins.
Almighty God strengthen you through the Holy Spirit that Christ may live
in your hearts by faith and show forth in your life.

Please rise and greet one another in the peace of the risen Christ.


Let us pray. God of all creation, all you have made is good, and your love
endures forever. You bring forth bread from the earth and fruit from the
vine. Nourish us with the Body and Blood of Christ through these gifts, so EUCHARISTIC PRAYER
that we will love the world as you have loved us in Jesus Christ, our Savior Worshippers are invited to bow with the consecration of the Lord’s body
and Lord. and blood, each time the words “Do this for the remembrance of me,” are
Amen. spoken.

DIALOGUE Holy, mighty, and merciful Lord, heaven and earth are full of your glory. In
great love you sent to us Jesus, your Son, who reached out to heal the sick
The Lord be with you. and suffering, who preached good news to the poor, and who, on the cross,
And also with you. opened his arms to all.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord. In the night in which he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave
Let us give thanks to the Lord, our God. thanks; broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying: Take and eat; this is
It is right to give our thanks and praise. my body, given for you.
Do this for the remembrance of me.
Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it for all to
It is indeed right, our duty and our joy, that we should at all times and in all drink, saying: This cup is the new covenant in my blood, shed for you and
places give thanks and praise to you, almighty and merciful God, through for all people for the forgiveness of sin. Do this for the remembrance of me.
our Savior Jesus Christ; who on this day overcame death and the grave, and
by his glorious resurrection opened to us the way of everlasting life. And Remembering, therefore, his life, death, resurrection, and ascension, we
so, with all the choirs of angels, with the church on earth and the hosts of await his coming in glory.
heaven, we praise your name and join their unending hymn:
Pour out upon us the Spirit of your love, O Lord, and unite the wills of all LAMB OF GOD
who share this heavenly food, the body and blood of Jesus Christ, our Lord;
to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be all honor and glory, now and


Risen Lord, remember us in your kingdom, and teach us to pray:

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.


We Come to the Hungry Feast (ELW 479)
All who want to die to themselves, pick up the cross, and live by the Holy
Spirit, come to the feast!

Lutherans believe, teach and confess that we receive the true Body and
Blood of Christ in Holy Communion. If you desire to pick up the cross and
live in Christ, we hope you will receive with us. Even if you do not feel
prepared to receive the sacrament today we hope you will join us at the
table. Simply hold your hands over your heart and the pastor will give you
a blessing. Pastor will be glad to discuss Holy Communion and Holy
Baptism with you!


The body of Christ, given for you.

The blood of Christ, shed for you.

The body and blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ bless you and keep Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux, died 1153
you in his grace. Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Amen. Bernard, a Cistercian monk, was a man of great spirituality who wrote
mystical works and criticized those whom he thought took an overly
PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION intellectual approach to the faith. He became an abbot, and wrote several
hymns that are still beloved today.
God our Father, with this bread of life and cup of salvation you have united
us with Christ, making us one with all your people. Now send us forth in Bartholomew, Apostle
the power of your Spirit, that we may proclaim your redeeming love to the Saturday, August 24, 2019
world and continue forever in the risen life of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Mentioned as one of Jesus' disciples in Matthew, Mark, and Luke,
Amen. Bartholomew's name is replaced in John's gospel by Nathanael, leading
many to believe that the two are different names for the same person. Little
BLESSING is known about his work, though some traditions place him later in India or
Live your lives in Christ, rooted and built up in him,
and abound in thanksgiving; The Altar flowers are administered by the worship committee. The 2019
and the blessing of the holy Trinity, ☩ one God, Altar Flower chart is posted on the bulletin board in the lower lobby and
be upon you and remain with you forever. there is a nearby pocket containing an information sheet for donors to
Amen. complete and hand into the office or place in the offering plate for
proper publication in the bulletin.
SENDING HYMN: We Are Marching in the Light (ELW 866)
If you would like to purchase flowers for worship in memory of or in honor
DISMISSAL of someone, please sign up. The cost is $35 per arrangement, and checks
should be made out to Trinity Lutheran Church. The contact person is Mary
Go in peace. Christ is sending you. in the church office (614) 224.6818 or email: office@oldtrinity.com.
Thanks be to God. Please do not remove flowers unless you purchased them or made
POSTLUDE Chorale Partita on We Are Marching in the Light Wells



We receive members throughout the year by Baptism, Affirmation of Faith,

Confirmation, Letter of Transfer, and New Member Instruction. Please
contact the church office with any questions. 224-6818.

Please feel free to take your bulletin and happenings with you.
If you wish to discard your bulletin, a recycling box is located at the exit.
Thank you.