​Thank the Lord

C     Thank the Lord and sing His praise; tell ev'ryone what He has done.

Let all who seek the Lord rejoice and proudly bear His name. He recalls His promises and leads His people forth in joy with shouts of thanksgiving. Alleluia, alleluia.

Holy Gospel………………………………………..……....Matthew 18:21–35
P    
The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, the eighteenth chapter.
C     Glory to You, O Lord.
​​        Peter came up and said to [Jesus], “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.
     “Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants.  When he began to settle, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents.  And since he could not pay, his master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made.  So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’

And out of pity for him, the master of that servant released him and forgave him the debt.  But when that same servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii, and seizing him, he began to choke him, saying, ‘Pay what you owe.’  So his fellow servant fell down and pleaded with him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’  He refused and went and put him in prison until he should pay the debt.  When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their master all that had taken place.  Then his master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me.  And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’  And in anger his master delivered him to the jailers, until he should pay all his debt.  So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.”


P     This is the Gospel of the Lord. 

C     Praise be to thee, O Christ

                        Welcome to Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church!

We give thanks that gracious Lord Jesus Christ has gathered us together here for his Divine Service. Today again our Lord comes to serve us and lavish us with his gifts of life, forgiveness, and salvation. Rejoicing in those wonderful gifts, we sing with David in Psalm 84: “How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD of hosts! A day in your courts is better than a thousand Elsewhere.”

​Post-Communion Canticle​

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As We Gather

LORD’S SUPPER ANNOUNCEMENT

The Lord’s Supper is much more than a mere symbol. Through this Sacrament our Lord Jesus Christ gives us His very body and blood. He reassures us that our sins are indeed forgiven. He gives us His Holy Spirit to strengthen our faith.

Since this is such a special sacrament we feel that anyone who wishes to partake of it should have an understanding of just what the meaning of this special gift is. If you are a baptized adult Christian and have been thoroughly instructed in the true meaning of the Lord’s Supper we invite you to participate - if not we respectfully ask that you wait until discussing the matter with the pastor.


Those partaking of the Lord’s Supper should ask themselves:                 

1. Am I truly sorry that I have sinned against God?

2. Do I believe that Jesus died for my sins and gives me His body and blood in the Lord’s Supper as Scripture says?
3. Will I try my very best, with God’s help, to lead my life according to His will?

Those preparing to receive the Lord’s Supper should be able to honestly answer ‘yes’ to each of these questions.


“But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread and drink of that cup.”    1 Corinthians 11:2

Hymn #611 "Chief of Sinners Though I Be”

​1 Chief of sinners though I be,
Jesus shed His blood for me.
Died that I might live on high,
Lived that I might never die.
As the branch is to the vine,
I am His and He is mine.

2 Oh, the height of Jesus' love,
Higher than the heav'ns above,
Deeper than the depths of sea,
Lasting as eternity!
Love that found me--wondrous thought!
Found me when I sought Him not.

3 Only Jesus can impart
Balm to heal the wounded heart,
Peace that flows from sin forgiv'n,
Joy that lifts the soul to heav'n.
Faith and hope to walk with God
In the way that Enoch trod.

4 Chief of sinners though I be,
Christ is all in all to me.
All my wants to Him are known,
All my sorrows are His own.
He sustains the hidden life
Safe with Him from earthly strife.

5 O my Savior, help afford
By Your Spirit and Your Word!
When my wayward heart would stray,
Keep me in the narrow way;
Grace in time of need supply
While I live and when I die.

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The Apostles Creed​


I believe i​n God, the Father Almighty,
     maker of heaven and earth.
 And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,
     who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
     born of the virgin Mary,
     suffered under Pontius Pilate,
     was crucified, died and was buried.
     He descended into hell.
     The third day He rose again from the dead.
     He ascended into heaven
     and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.
     From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
     the holy Christian Church,
     the communion of saints,
     the forgiveness of sins,
     the resurrection of the body,
     and the life + everlasting. Amen.

Alleluia and Verse

​​Alleluia, Lord to whom shall we go?  You have the words of eternal life.  Alleluia,  Alleluia. 

SERVICE OF THE WORD

Benediction

 

    The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make His face shine on you
and be gracious to you.
The Lord look upon you with favor and + give you peace.

    Amen.​

Introit...……………………..​..........Ps. 143:1–2; antiphon: Ps. 143:9

Deliver me from my enemies, | O Lord!*
I have fled to you for | refuge!
Hear my prayer, O Lord; give ear to my pleas for | mercy!*
In your faithfulness answer me, in your | righteousness!
Enter not into judgment with your | servant,*
for no one living is righteous be- | fore you.
Glory be to the Father and | to the Son*
and to the Holy | Spirit;
as it was in the be- | ginning,*
is now, and will be forever. | Amen.

Deliver me from my enemies, | O Lord!*
I have fled to you for | refuge!


​Kyrie


​A    In peace let us pray to the Lord.

C    Lord, have mercy.  


​A     For the peace from above and for our salvation let us pray to the Lord.

​C     Lord, have mercy.


​A     For the peace of the whole world, for the well-being of the Church of  God and for the unity of all let us pray to the Lord.

​C     Lord have mercy.


A     For this holy house and  for all that offer here their worship and praise let us pray to the Lord.

C     Lord have mercy.

​ 

A      Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord.

C      Amen.

Sermon Text: Text Matthew 18: 21-35

“The Forgiven Forgive”  

Offertory 


Let the vineyards be fruitful, Lord, and fill to the brim

our cup of blessing. Gather a harvest from the seeds that were

sown, that we may be fed with the bread of life. Gather the

hopes and dreams of all; unite them with the prayers we

offer. Grace our table with your presence, and

give us a foretaste of the feast to come


​Hymn of Praise

This Is the Feast


​This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Worthy is Christ, the Lamb who was slain, whose blood set us free to be people of God.
This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Power, riches and wisdom and strength, and honor and blessing and glory are his.
This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Sing with all the people of God and join in the hymn of all creation.
This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Blessing and honor and glory and might be to God and the Lamb forever. Amen.

This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

For the Lamb who was slain has begun his reign. Alleluia.

This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

                    The Mission of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church:

Is to gather together to be built up in God’s word and to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the presence of the Holy Spirit. 

What about The Gospel?


Greetings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. This pamphlet has been prepared to show you how much we need the Gospel, why it is such good news, how we receive it and how we respond to it.  Why do we need the Gospel?  We cannot really understand how good the message of the Gospel is until we understand how bad our situation is without it.  We are poor miserable sinners. We sin daily and deserve nothing but God’s wrath and punishment.  Without Jesus Christ, our situation would be totally hopeless.  The Scriptures describe human beings as dead in trespasses and sin.  Without the mercy and cleansing of God through the blood of Jesus Christ, there awaits for us only everlasting punishment in hell. Thus, we need the Gospel— desperately!  What is the Gospel?  The word “gospel” is a translation of a Greek word that means, “an announcement of good news.”  The Gospel is the good news that God the Holy Trinity decided not to abandon humanity when Adam and Eve first fell into sin. God decided then and there that sin and death would not have the last word.  He promised to send a Savior.  When the time was right, God sent His Son into our world to be born of the Virgin Mary.  Our Lord Jesus Christ lived a perfect life for us.  On the cross, He received the penalty and punishment for the sins of the whole world, offering Himself as the perfect sacrifice for sin. Jesus rose from the dead, victorious over our ancient enemies: sin, death and the devil. Therefore, each Christian is able with great joy and confidence to declare before the whole world: “My Lord Jesus Christ 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.”  What glorious good news! The one, true eternal and all- powerful God came into our world to live, suffer, die and rise again for us. We, who are unholy and unrighteous, receive the forgiveness of all our sins and thus receive the perfect holiness and righteousness of Christ our Savior—as a free gift—purely because of His love for us.  That is good news!  That is the Gospel!  How do we receive this great salvation in our lives today?  How do we personally receive the forgiveness Christ won for the entire world?  How does what happened on the cross nearly 2,000 years ago flow into our lives today?  Here too there is very good news.  God, through His Gospel, offers us forgiveness and help against sin in more than one way.  God is surpassingly rich in His grace.  He gives His Gospel to us through His Word, through Baptism, through the Sacrament of the Altar, and through confession and absolution.  These are the ways God enters our lives today to apply to us personally the great salvation Christ won for the world. The Holy Spirit works through the Word of the Gospel to create and sustain faith in our heart that Christ is the Savior of the world, and thus our Savior too.  The Bible is the Word of God, written down for our learning and edification.  The Scriptures are filled with the good news of Jesus Christ and all that He has done for us.  Through the almighty, Spirit-filled Word, God gathers us into His church, which is truly the mother that begets and bears every Christian through the Word of God.  The Holy Spirit is present, effective and active through the Word when it is proclaimed, heard and meditated upon.  The Sacrament of Holy Baptism is water included in God’s command and combined with God’s Word;or as St. Paul says in Holy Scripture, “The washing of water with the word.”  Through Baptism, we are made partakers of Christ’s death and resurrection.  Therefore, we know that Baptism works forgive- ness of sins, rescues from death and the devil,and gives eternal life to all who believe.  Since Baptism is connected to the Word and promise of God, it is truly a life-giving water, rich in grace—a washing of the new birth in the Holy Spirit.  Christ has provided a special application of the Gospel through confession and absolution.  Confession is admitting our sins to God and receiving His forgiveness from our pastor, as from God Himself, not doubting, but firmly believing that by it our sins are forgiven before God in heaven.  Thus, by divine ordinance, Christ Himself has entrusted absolution to his Christian church and commanded us to absolve one another from sins. The Lord’s Supper is the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, under the bread and wine, instituted by Christ Himself, for us Christians to eat and to drink.  In the Lord’s Supper, Christ’s body and blood are given to us as our treasure and gift which sustains our faith and life in Him.  If you are heavy-laden and feel your weakness, go joyfully to the Sacrament and receive refreshment, comfort and strength.  Those who want to be forgiven by God and who want to enjoy His presence in their lives, hunger and thirst for the Word and Sacraments.  With the Psalmist we say, “My soul thirsts for God,for the living God.  When can I go and meet with God?”  God has provided the means to receive Him.  So, Christians hunger and thirst for God’s Word, absolution, the Sacrament, etc.  We have the certainty that God meets us and gives us what we need in His means of grace.  The forgiveness Christ won for the world on the cross is applied to us personally by God through His Word and Sacraments.  What a joy for us to know that where there is forgiveness of sins, there is also life and salvation.  Thus, we believe that we cannot, by our own reason or strength, believe in Jesus Christ our Lord, or come to Him;  but the Holy Spirit calls us by the Gospel, enlightens us with His gifts, sanctifies and keeps us 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 of our sins, and the sins of all believers.  How does God cause us to respond to His Gospel?  We love God because He first loved us.  Our Lord is at work in us both to will and to do what is pleasing to Him.  Christians look to the Ten Commandments to know what is pleasing to God and wish to serve Him in gratitude for the great salvation that is theirs in Christ.  From the Word of God we learn that God wants us to put Him first,above any other person or thing, to respect His name and not misuse it, to hear and obey His Word.  Children are to honor and obey their parents and others in authority.  We are to look out for the welfare of others, doing nothing to hurt or harm our neighbor.  We are to live sexually pure and decent lives, with husbands and wives loving and honoring each another.  In looking out for our neighbor’s welfare and helping him to improve and protect his property and business, we are also to take care not to lie about our neighbor, but to help, support and defend him in every need, and, finally, we are to be content with what we have been given, and not want what is not ours.  What a joyful privilege we have to serve God and others!  He gives us the opportunity to bear witness to our faith through both our words and our deeds.  How is the Gospel obscured?  The Gospel is obscured by well-intentioned people who want to encourage a life of good works, and end up making Christians think that it is by their works that they are saved. This is a great danger.  Through His Word and Sacraments, Jesus is constantly working in our lives to forgive our sins and strengthen our relationship with God.  God always receives the credit for our salvation.  He is the one working in us.  This is not something we can do.  Our good works are the result of God’s love in our hearts and lives.  Our good works in this life do not save us, only Christ saves us.  Works serve our neighbor and show to the world that we are grateful for God’s mercy in our lives.  Another way the Gospel can be obscured is when too much emphasis is put on an emotional response to the Gospel.  Some Christians believe that unless they have some sort of ecstatic, charismatic experience, or feel some sort of “spiritual high,” they are not really Christians.  It is truly sad that some people look into their own hearts for the security that they are children of God, instead of putting their hope and trust in the objective work of Christ for them, and in the means God uses to come to them—His Word and Sacraments.  If we find ourselves beginning to ask, “Am I doing enough?” or thinking, “It doesn’t matter what I do, for God will forgive me anyway,” then we are at risk of losing Christ and His forgiveness.  We look always to Jesus and put our hope and trust in Him.  He is our Savior.  And, that’s good news!  All blessing, honor, thanks and praise to Father, Son and Spirit, the God who saved us by His grace.  All glory to His merit! O triune God in heaven above, you have revealed your saving love.  Your blessed name we hallow. — Dr. A. L. Barry President The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod

Sunday's Readings and Sermon

​​​Pastor Jonathan Bontke

CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION

The sign of the cross may be made by all in remembrance of their Baptism.

​P    In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.
C   Amen.

P    If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
   But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive         our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Silence for reflection on God's Word and for self-examination.

P       Let us then confess our sins to God our Father.
C       Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We justly deserve Your present and eternal punishment. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.

    Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.
C     Amen.

​​P       Lord, remember us in Your kingdom and teach us to pray:   

C   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.

Old Testament Reading...............................................Genesis 50:15–21

When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “It may be that Joseph will hate us and pay us back for all the evil that we did to him.”  So they sent a message to Joseph, saying, “Your father gave this command before he died,  ‘Say to Joseph, Please forgive the transgression of your brothers and their sin, because they did evil to you.’ And now, please forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father.” Joseph wept when they spoke to him.  His brothers also came and fell down before him and said, “Behold, we are your servants.”  But Joseph said to them, “Do not fear, for am I in the place of God?  As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.  So do not fear; I will provide for you and your little ones.” Thus he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.


​​​   This is the Word of the Lord.
C     Thanks be to God.


Gradual                                                                      Ps. 34:9, 19, alt.

Fear the Lord, | you his saints,*
for those who fear him lack | nothing!
Many are the afflictions of the | righteous,*
but the Lord delivers him out | of them all.    

Epistle………………………………………...................Romans 14:1–12

As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.  One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables.  Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him.  Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand.

One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.  The one who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. The one who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God, while the one who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God. For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. 8If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.  For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.

Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God;  for it is written,


“As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me,
and every tongue shall confess to God.”

So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.

A    This is the Word of the Lord.
​C    Thanks be to God.

​​​The Readings for this Sunday are printed below.  If you would like to hear the Word of God, go "BibleGateway.com" and go to the Book and Chapter and Verse.

Hymn# 818. In Thee Is Gladness

​1 In Thee is gladness
Amid all sadness,
Jesus, sunshine of my heart.
By Thee are given
The gifts of heaven,
Thou the true Redeemer art.
Our souls Thou wakest,
Our bonds Thou breakest;
Who trusts Thee surely
Has built securely;
He stands forever:
Alleluia!
Our hearts are pining
To see Thy shining,
Dying or living
To Thee are cleaving;
Naught can us sever:
Alleluia!

2 Since He is ours,
We fear no powers,
Not of earth nor sin nor death.
He sees and blesses
In worst distresses;
He can change them with a breath.
Wherefore the story
Tell of His glory
With hearts and voices;
All heav'n rejoices
In Him forever:
Alleluia!
We shout for gladness,
Triumph o'er sadness,
Love Him and praise Him
And still shall raise Him
Glad hymns forever:
Alleluia!


  • The Forgiven, Forgive.18:25

RINGING OF THE BELL
PRELUDE:
LIGHTING OF THE CANDLES
WELCOME

Offering

The Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Hymn# 606 “I Lay My Sins on Jesus”

1 I lay my sins on Jesus,
The spotless Lamb of God;
He bears them all and frees us
From the accursed load.
I bring my guilt to Jesus
To wash my crimson stains
Clean in His blood most precious
Till not a spot remains.

2 I lay my wants on Jesus;
All fulness dwells in Him;
He heals all my diseases;
My soul He does redeem.
I lay my griefs on Jesus,
My burdens and my cares;
He from them all releases;
He all my sorrows shares.

3 I rest my soul on Jesus,
This weary soul of mine;
His right hand me embraces;
I on His breast recline.
I love the name of Jesus,
Immanuel, Christ, the Lord;
Like fragrance on the breezes
His name abroad is poured.
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​​Hymn of the Day# “501 Come Down, O Love Divine”

​​1 Come down, O Love divine;
Seek Thou this soul of mine,
And visit it with Thine own ardor glowing;
O Comforter, draw near;
Within my heart appear,
And kindle it, Thy holy flame bestowing.

2 O let it freely burn,
Till worldly passions turn
To dust and ashes in its heat consuming;
And let Thy glorious light
Shine ever on my sight,
And clothe me round, the while my path illuming.

3 Let holy charity
Mine outward vesture be
And lowliness become mine inner clothing–
True lowliness of heart,
Which takes the humbler part,
And o'er its own shortcomings weeps with loathing.

4 And so the yearning strong,
With which the soul will long,
Shall far outpass the pow'r of human telling;
No soul can guess His grace
Till it become the place
Wherein the Holy Spirit makes His dwelling.

Prayer of the Church ​  Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 18A)


Let us pray for the whole people of God in Christ Jesus and for all people according to their needs.

Brief silence

Almighty God, as once You kept Joseph from evil and brought good from his suffering in Egypt, deliver us by Your grace so that we may learn patience in trials. Teach us to be slow to judge, quick to forgive, and steadfast in love for You and for one another. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

Merciful Lord, You have shown great compassion to us; teach us to show such compassion to others, that we may welcome the stranger, love our neighbor in need, and be attentive to those new to the faith or vulnerable to temptation. Help us to serve the refugee seeking safety, and give us opportunity to share Your gifts with those who live in poverty and want. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

Gracious God, bless those who preach and teach Your Word, and give the hearers willing ears to hear and willing hearts to learn the Scriptures well. Bless those now training to be pastors and church workers. Grant to all the baptized the aid of Your Holy Spirit so that, receiving Your Gospel with joy, we may share it freely with those outside the household of faith. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

Mighty God, give wisdom and courage to our elected and appointed leaders, that they may pursue justice, seek peace and protect life from its natural beginning to its natural end. Bring an end to the threats of terror and violence among the peoples, and open all nations to the voice of Your Word. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

Holy Lord, lead us to pursue reconciliation, that we may stand before You forgiven and united in faith. Give us unity of doctrine, and help us to walk together in harmony of life. Prepare us to receive Your own Son’s body and blood with faith, and bring to fruition in our lives the precious gift of grace we receive in this communion. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

Blessed Father, You know our weakness of body and soul. Give to the troubled in mind Your peace, to the suffering relief, to the sick healing, to the grieving comfort and deliver the dying into everlasting life. Hear us especially for _____________ and also for those named in our hearts. [Brief silence] Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

Giving Lord, all good things come from You. Open our hearts to be generous with the poor and to bring You the tithes and offerings You are due, that Your Church and all her agencies may serve Your gracious purpose and suffer no lack of people or resources to do the work of Your Kingdom. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

Almighty and everlasting God, deliver us from temptation and the powers of evil, that we may be faithful unto death and receive from Your hand the crown of everlasting life. Whether we live or die, we belong to You, and we pray You to comfort us with this promise, that we may join the company of the saints on the day You have appointed and enter into the heavenly places to worship at Your throne on high; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forevermore. Amen.

Thought for Today​                                                    September 13, 2020

​​​​​​​​​​In adversity and blessing, we belong to the Lord. Joseph became an emissary of God’s mercy despite His brothers’ evil intent. As we navigate and process quarrels, judgments, and opinions, human adversity distorts our life with Christ. We belong to Him as we strive to live. We belong to Him as we prepare to die. Christ resolves adversity from His heart, resolving disputes with wisdom, love, and forgiveness. This, too, is our blessing to receive and to share. Color Green Proper Preface Common 7

SALUTATION AND COLLECT OF THE DAY

​​

P      The Lord be with you.
C      And also with you.​​

​​

P      Let us pray.

​        O God, our refuge and strength, the author of all godliness, hear the devout prayers of Your Church, especially in times of persecution, and grant that what we ask in faith we may obtain; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.​
C     Amen.

​​​​​​​​Beautiful Savior  Lutheran Church (LCMS)