LORD’S PRAYER Matthew 6:9–13
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.
Thought for Today: November 24, 2021
Good land produces generous produce to nourish and preserve life. This goodness proceeds from the generosity, bounty, and grace of God. Therefore, in prayer and supplication, we offer thanksgiving to Him, content in all circumstances, grateful for sustenance needed for our body, soul, and spirit. So also when God eradicates disease through His Word, we rejoice in His omnipotent grace and power.
GRADUAL Psalm 145:15–16; 118:1
The eyes of all look to You, [O Lord,]
and You give them their food in due season.
You open Your hand
and satisfy the desire of every living thing.
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
His steadfast love endures forever.
HYMN #895 “Now Thank We All Our God”
1. Now thank we all our God
With hearts and hands and voices,
Who wondrous things has done,
In whom His world rejoices;
Who from our mothers' arms
Has blest us on our way
With countless gifts of love
And still is ours today.
2. Oh, may this bounteous God
Through all our life be near us,
With ever joyful hearts
And blessed peace to cheer us
And keep us in His grace
And guide us when perplexed
And free us from all ills
In this world and the next!
3. All praise and thanks to God
The Father now be given,
The Son, and Him who reigns
With them in highest heaven,
The one eternal God,
Whom earth and heav'n adore;
For thus it was, is now,
And shall be evermore.
The Scripture Readings, Prayers and Sermon for Our
Prayer of the Church—Responsive Form
24 November 2022
Let us pray for the whole Church of God in Christ Jesus and for all people according to their needs.
Almighty God, we raise our voices in thanksgiving for Your blessings. Once again the earth has yielded its increase by Your undeserved kindness. Hear us in Your Son’s name, be gracious to us and shine Your face upon us. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.
O Lord, our God, since we do not live by bread alone but by every Word that comes out of Your mouth, bless those You send to proclaim Your Word, that we may hear it and live. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.
Father in heaven, watch over the homes of Your people, that they would be places of blessing and love. We pray that husbands and wives would cherish each other and honor their vows of faithfulness, and we ask You to bless the children given to their care. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.
We give You thanks, O God, that You have kept us safe from our enemies. Continually defend us against all who threaten violence and war. Bless _____________, our president, and all who make, administer and judge our laws. Make the nations to dwell in peace. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.
Gracious Lord, have compassion on the sick and suffering [especially _____________]. Bring healing to all in need according to Your will, and deliver them from their afflictions. Give them a patient heart in adversity and grace to sustain them in the day of trouble. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.
Heavenly Father, graciously remember the needs of Your children. Sustain the weary with hope, lead Your Church to be generous in their support of the poor and the hungry, and bring an end to all jealousy and strife. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.
Holy Lord, bless all who receive the Sacrament of the Altar this day, that they would eat and drink Christ’s body and blood in thankfulness for this feast of forgiveness and life. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.
God of comfort, bless those who mourn with confidence in the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. Receive our thanks, together with the whole Church, for those who have gone before us in the faith. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.
These and whatever else You would have us ask of You, O God, grant us for the sake of Jesus Christ, Your only Son, our Lord and Savior, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
OLD TESTAMENT READING. Deuteronomy 8:1–10
“The whole commandment that I command you today you shall be careful to do, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land that the Lord swore to give to your fathers. And you shall remember the whole way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not. And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word[a] that comes from the mouth of the Lord. Your clothing did not wear out on you and your foot did not swell these forty years. Know then in your heart that, as a man disciplines his son, the Lord your God disciplines you. So you shall keep the commandments of the Lord your God by walking in his ways and by fearing him. For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing out in the valleys and hills, a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey, a land in which you will eat bread without scarcity, in which you will lack nothing, a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig copper. And you shall eat and be full, and you shall bless the Lord your God for the good land he has given you.
Pastor Jonathan Bontke
CREED The First Article
People: I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.
Pastor:What does this mean?
People: 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, wife 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.
HOLY GOSPEL ………………………………………Luke 17:11–19
Pastor: The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the seventeenth chapter.
People: Glory to You, O Lord
On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; and he fell on his face at Jesus' feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus answered, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.”
Pastor: The blessing of our gracious God be upon you,
His love to preserve you;
His + life to redeem you;
His Spirit to sanctify you.
Thanksgiving November 23, 2022
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.”
EPISTLE ……………… …………………………….........Philippians 4:6–20
...do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble. And you Philippians yourselves know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church entered into partnership with me in giving and receiving, except you only. Even in Thessalonica you sent me help for my needs once and again. Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that increases to your credit. I have received full payment, and more. I am well supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God. And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.
HYMN #643 “Sent Forth by God’s Blessing”
1. Sent forth by God’s blessing, Our true faith confessing, The people of God from His dwelling take leave. The Supper is ended. O now be extended The fruits of this service in all who believe. The seed of His teaching, Receptive souls reaching, Shall blossom in action for God and for all. His grace did invite us, His love shall unite us To work for God’s kingdom and answer His call.
2. With praise and thanksgiving To God ever-living, The tasks of our ev’ryday life we will face. Our faith ever sharing, In love ever caring, Embracing His children of each tribe and race. With Your feast You feed us, With Your light now lead us; Unite us as one in this life that we share. Then may all the living With praise and thanksgiving Give honor to Christ and His name that we bear.
© 1964 World Library Publications. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License .NET, no. 100010102
PRAYER OF THE DAY
Pastor: Heavenly Father, You are the author of all creation. We give thanks that in Your great love and mercy You have entrusted to us so many resources.
People: Grant us grace to see these gifts as signs of the richness our Lord has won for us into eternity. May we then offer the best to You, share generously with those in need, and enjoy the remainder with thankful joy and according to Your gracious guidance;
Pastor: through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
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.