Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church

330 E. Liberty Street + South Lyon, Michigan 48178

Reverend Matthew C. Minzlaff, Pastor

office # (248) 437 -1651  /  cell #  (608) 343-9555

 

WELCOME

TO OUR GUESTS  We welcome you in the Name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. We are pleased  that you have gathered with us to receive God's Service in preached Word and Administered Sacraments. Please sign our guest book and visit with us following the Service.  We look forward to getting to know you and to having the opportunity to worship with you again in the near future. 

 

Holy Communion!

Jesus gave his Supper to his Church as a precious gift, and we do not take it lightly!  According to scripture, every communicant receives the true body and blood of Jesus Christ-together with he bread and wine (1 Cor. 10:16).  In the Sacrament, repentant communicants receive forgiveness of all sin (Mt26:26-28)  Impenitent communicants become guilty of the body and blood of Christ (1 Cor. 11:27-28). By communing together we publicly confess our common faith in ALL teachings of the Bible (1 Cor 10:17-18).  If you are not a member of this congregation, or a sister WELS or ELS congregation, we ask you to speak privately with our pastor before communing.  He will be glad to explain our Biblical communion practice, and how you may prepare to join us in the sacrament (1Cor 11:28-29).  Thank you for your cooperation in this very important matter!


 

The Divine Service is about God coming to us to bless us with forgiveness, deliver us from death and the devil, and to grant us eternal salvation. We have entered this building to meet God. God is not found in Jerusalem  or on the tree of the cross, or in heaven, but at His altar in His Word and Sacrament.  He comes in His flesh and blood, living, for you!  He comes to build you in New Life. 

 

Therefore, right here and right now heaven comes down to earth with all of its benefits.  God is really present to commune with you. Here is where the earthly church gathers with the heavenly church to give thanks to Jesus and receive His benefits. We are not worthy of this great honor, yet our God gathers us into His embrace once again; God is merciful to us solely for the sake of Jesus.

 

At the points marked with a cross (+) is laudable to make the sign of the cross to remember our Baptism into Christ Jesus. We are His children, lambs, and dearly beloved Bride.

At this sign (*) it is laudable to bow, recognizing the Lord's coming for us. As we bow, we recognize our unworthiness to be in God's presence, But our King is gracious!

GOD'S SERVICE

The Feast of All Saints – November 7, 2021

[Blessed are those before the Throne and the Lamb]

Common Service :: p15 Christian Worship

 

Explanation of the Week: A great multitude from all tribes and peoples and languages,” cry out “salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne” (Rev. 7:9–17). Faith-filled saints from every place and time with unified voices eternally magnify the Lamb of God. As His beloved children, we too, “shall see him as he is” (1 John 3:1–3). Joined with the throng of angels and a myriad of saints, we shall “serve him day and night in his temple” (Rev. 7:9–17). In our earthly tension vacillating between saint and sinner, faith and doubt, sacred and profane, we earnestly seek Jesus to calm our fears, comfort our spirits, and forgive our sins. The Holy Spirit, through faith in Christ propels us forward, fortifying us in Word and Sacrament, to our eternal home. In the midst of our constant struggle as believers, we need to be blessed. And so we are. The poor in spirit, the meek, the hungry, the thirsty, the merciful, the pure, and the persecuted are all blessed and we will most certainly inherit the kingdom of heaven (Matt. 5:1–12).

Silent Prayer

Ask God to graciously open your heart  to joyfully receive Jesus and all His benefits in Word and Supper. Pray that His gracious presence may dwell in you an, plead Your own cause; do not forget the voice of Your enemies. O God, why have You cast us off forever so forgive you, comfort you,  and deliver you from all harm and danger to soul and body.

THE PREPARATION

VERSES of the INTROIT and GRADUAL :: (Spoken by Pastor)

A great multitude which no one could number stood before the throne and before the Lamb. Clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands. Crying out in a loud voice, saying: “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”  …  Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be forevermore.  Amen.

OPENING HYMN

“Behold a Host, Arrayed in White” – Hymn 550 CW

(Please stand during the final verse)

 

P: In the name of the Father and of (+) Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.


 

HOLY ABSOLUTION

 

P: It is by God's grace alone that I approach the altar of God

C: God is my exceeding joy.

 

P: Our (+) help is in the name of the Lord.

C: Who made heaven and earth.

P: Beloved in the Lord … Let us draw near with a true heart and confess our sins to God our Father, asking him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us forgiveness.

 

during a period of silence, call to mind your sinfulness 

and those sins you have committed against the ten commandments.

 

(you may kneel if you so choose.)

ALL: Holy and merciful Father, I confess that I am by nature sinful and that I have disobeyed you in my thoughts, words, and actions. I have done what is evil and failed to do what is good.  For this I deserve your punishment both now and in eternity.  But I am truly sorry for my sins, and trusting in my Savior Jesus Christ, I pray: Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner.

 

KYRIE

C: (sing)  Lord have mercy on us.  Christ have mercy on us.  Lord have mercy on us.

P: God our heavenly Father, has been merciful to us and has given his only Son to be the atoning sacrifice for all our sins. Therefore, upon this your confession, I, by virtue of my office as a called and ordained servant of Christ, in His stead and by His command announce the grace of God unto you;  I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C: (sing) Amen.

PRAYER AND PRAISE

GLORIA IN EXCELSIS

P:  In the peace of forgiveness, let us praise the Lord.

C:  (sing) Glory be to God on high, and on earth peace, good will toward men.  We praise you, we bless you, we (*) worship you, we glorify you, we give thanks to you, for your great glory, O Lord God, heav'nly King, God the Father almighty.  O Lord, the only begotten Son, (*) Jesus Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us. You take away the sin of the world; receive our prayer.  You sit at the right hand of God the Father; have mercy on us.  For you only are holy; you only are the Lord.  You only, (*) O Christ, with the Holy Spirit, are most high in the Glory of God the Father.  Amen.

P:  The Lord be with you.

C:  (sing) And also with you.

PRAYER OF THE DAY

P:  Let us pray. …Almighty and merciful God, of Your bountiful goodness keep from us all things that may hurt us that we, being ready in both body and soul, may cheerfully accomplish whatever You would have us do; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C:  (sing) Amen.

 

(Please be seated)


 

GOD'S SERVICE OF THE WORD

 

VERSES of the INTROIT and GRADUAL :: (Spoken by Pastor)

Alleluia.  Blessed be the Lord God of our Fathers: 

praise Him and Highly exalt Him forever. Alleluia.

THE FIRST READING – Revelation 7:9-17

    9 After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” 11 All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 saying: “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, Thanksgiving and honor and power and might, Be to our God forever and ever. Amen.”

    13 Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, “Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?”

    14 And I said to him, “Sir, you know.”

    So he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them. 16 They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; 17 for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

P: The Word of the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.

PSALM OF THE DAY

Psalm 121  –  page 112 CW 

VERSES of the INTROIT and GRADUAL:: (Spoken by Pastor)

Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, before You ever had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting, You are God.



 

THE SECOND READING – 1 John 3:1-3

     Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of [a]God! Therefore the world does not know [b]us, because it did not know Him. 2 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. 3 And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.

P: The Word of the Lord

C: Thanks be to God.

VERSE OF THE DAY

P: Alleluia. Alleluia. They are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in His Temple.  Alleluia.

C: (sing) Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! 

(Please stand)

The Gospel is read from the center of the congregation to symbolize that Jesus lived among us as He accomplished our salvation as our Savior; He died for us. He rose as He said.  He lives! He ascended into heaven. And now, until He returns to take us to our heavenly home, He comes to us today and sustains us through His Spirit's means of grace alone.

P: The Lord be with you.

C: And with Your Spirit.

 

P: Bless we the Lord.

C:  Thanks be to God.

 

P: The continuation of the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (*)according to … … St. Matthew 5:1-12

C: (sing) Glory be to you, O Lord!

THE GOSPEL READING – Matthew 5:1-12

    And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him. 2 Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying:

  3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

  4 Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted.

  5 Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth.

  6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,For they shall be filled.

  7 Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy.

  8 Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God.

  9 Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God.

  10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    11 Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. 12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

P: The Gospel of the Lord.

C: (sing) Praise be to you, O Christ

THE NICENE CREED

ALL:  We Believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

            We Believe in one Lord (*) Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one being with the Father. Through Him all things were made. For us and for our salvation, He came down from heaven, (*) was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary, and became fully human. For our sake He was crucified under Pontius Pilate. He suffered death and was buried. On the third day He rose again in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated on the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and His kingdom will have no end. 

 

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who in unity with the Father and the Son is (*) worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. 

           We believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead and the (+) life of the world to come. Amen.

(Please be seated)

HYMN OF THE DAY

“Oh, How Blest Are They”  –  Hymn 554 CW

 

 

THE PREACHING OF THE GOSPEL

 

(please stand)

OFFERTORY

C: (sing) Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.  Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your holy Spirit from me.  Restore unto me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with your free Spirit.  Amen.

(Please be seated)

OFFERING

(Please stand)

PRAYER OF THE CHURCH

P: O Lord God, heavenly Father: Pour out we beseech You, Your Holy Spirit on Your faithful people; keep them steadfast in Your grace and truth, protect and comfort them in all temptation, defend them against all enemies of Your Word, and bestow upon Christ's Church Militant Your saving peace; through the same, Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one true God, now and forever. Amen.

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LORD'S PRAYER

P: As our Savior has commanded and taught us, we are bold to pray:

ALL:  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.

GOD'S SERVICE OF HOLY COMMUNION

P: The Lord be with you

C:  (sing) and also with you

P: Lift up your hearts

C:  (sing) We lift them up to the Lord.

P: Let us give thanks to the Lord, our God.

C:  (sing) It is good and right so to do.

P: It is truly good and right that we should at all times and in all places give you thanks, O Lord, holy Father, almighty and everlasting God, through Jesus Christ our Lord, … Therefore, with all the saints on earth and hosts of heaven, we praise your holy name and join their glorious song: 

(you may kneel if you so choose.)

SANCTUS

C: (sing) Holy, (*) holy, holy Lord God of heavenly hosts: heav'n and earth are full of your glory.  Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.  Blessed is he, (+) blessed is he, blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.  Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.

 

THE WORDS OF INSTITUTION

P: Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.   …   …   The peace (+) of the Lord be with you always.

C: (sing)  Amen.


 

AGNUS DEI

C: (sing) O Christ, Lamb of God you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us; O Christ, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us. O Christ, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; grant us your peace. Amen.


 

(Please be seated)

 

DISTRIBUTION OF CHRIST'S BODY AND BLOOD                       

(Reception in the Lord's Supper indicates unity in confession and faith. If you have not communed previously with us, please refrain  from this holy communion until you have spoken to pastor.  We respectfully ask that only those who are members in good standing of Immanuel or our sister WELS  &  ELS  congregations approach the table of our Lord.)

(you may kneel at the supper if you so choose.)

DISTRIBUTION HYMNS

“For All The Saints”  – 551 Hymn  CW

&

“For Me to Live Is Jesus”  – 606 Hymn  CW

Prayer before approaching the Altar:

   O Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, who by the will of the Father with the Holy Spirit has given life to the world through Your death; by this, Your most holy Body and blood, deliver me from all my sins and from every evil, and enable me ever to abide in Your commandments, and allow me never to  be separated from You; who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

So do not despise any absolution that God sets up, whether public or private; 

the more you have of God's Word the better it is." 

-- Luther, "Receiving Both Kinds in the Sacrament" (1522), Luther's Works 36:258

Prayer after returning from the Altar: 

Let Your Body which I have received and Your Blood which I have drunk, O Lord, cleave to my members; and grant that no sin remain in me, whom you have refreshed with a pure and holy sacrament; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit now and forever. Come quickly Lord Jesus. Amen.

(Please stand)

NUNC DIMITTIS

C:  (sing) Lord, now you let your servant depart in peace according to your word.  For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared before the face of all people, a light to lighten the Gentiles and the glory of your people Israel.

 

P:  O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.

C:  (sing) And his mercy endures forever.

 

P:  God the Father, source of all goodness, in Your loving kindness You sent Your son to share our humanity. We thank You that through Him You have given us pardon and peace in this sacrament. We also pray that You will not forsake us bu will rule our hearts and minds by Your Holy Spirit so that we willing serve You day after day, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one true God, now and forever.

C:  (sing)  Amen.

 

BENEDICTION

P: The Lord be with you. 

C:  And with your Spirit. 

P: Bless we the Lord

C:  Thanks be to God. 

P:  The Lord bless you and keep you.  

      The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you.  

      The Lord look on you with favor and give you (+) peace.

C:  (sing)  Amen.  Amen.  Amen. 

CLOSING HYMN

“Jerusalem the Golden”  –  Hymn 214 CW

Silent Prayer

Give thanks to God and bless His Name for, having given himself to you in His Gospel preaching and Sacrament; our gracious God has forgiven you, comforted you, and delivered You from all harm and danger. Pray that you remain in Christ just as He is in you.

 

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For we believe, teach, and confess that it is only Through the Holy Spirit's Means of Grace – ie. Preached Word and Administered Sacraments – that God works faith in the Hearts of men as He chooses.  (Augustana V) - - Therefore, as Confessional Lutherans, instead of just talking about Christ, we bring / invite people to the very place where Christ promises to do His work of salvation … ie. … the Divine Service.

Announcements

Thank you for all the well wishes, prayers and support you've provided, not only these past weeks, but throughout the entire year.  What a blessing it is to minister to you, the sheep God has so mercifully entrusted to my care.  God's richest blessings be upon you!

~In Christ, 

Pastor Matthew Minzlaff

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Confirmation Class - Mondays at 3:30pm

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If you  would like private absolution & communion;

 call or text Pastor to set up an appointment @ 608-343-9555

 

November Birthdays

11/3  Ann Braun

11/3  Valerie Nielson

11/14  Carol Utkan

11/20  Bill Hogue

11/23 Tala Meyers

11/24  CJ Diver

11/29  Deb Smith

November Anniversaries

11/5  Alan & Denise Irvine

11/14  Marty & Marilee Gibson

11/27  David & Konna Gallagher

11/27  Paul & Michelle Michelsen


 

November  Organists

11/7 Barb

11/14 Deb

11/21 Melissa

11/24 Thankgiving Eve Deb

11/28 Barb

USHERS & TELLERS

Please see the Usher/Teller Schedule in the Sacristy or via e-news

 

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