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

14th Sunday after Trinity – Septemeber 18th, 2022

[the thankful Samaritan]

Word and Sacrament :: p26 Christian Worship 

 

Explanation of the Week: The ten lepers cried out from a distance, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” (Luke 17:11–19). Their condition cut them off from God and others. So also do the works of the flesh cut us off from God and others. “Those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God” (Gal 5:16–24). Thus we cry out with the lepers, “Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy,” eagerly seeking His good gifts. Jesus said to the lepers, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed. So too, we walk by faith and not by sight, being confident of Jesus’ help before we see any evidence of it, trusting that Jesus’ cleansing words of forgiveness will restore us to wholeness in the resurrection. Let us be as the one leper who returned to the true High Priest to give Him thanks and glory. For Jesus bore our infirmities in His sacrifice at Calvary. His words are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh (Prov 4:10–23).

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)

O God, behold our Shield, and look upon the face of Your anointed. … A day in Your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere.  How lovely is Your Tabernacle,O Lord of Hosts.  My soul longs, yes  even faints for the  courts of the Lord   …   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

“All People that on Earth Do Dwell” – Hymn 233 CW

(Please stand during the final verse)

 

P:  The grace of our Lord (+) Jesus Christ, the Love of God the Father and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

C: And also with you.


 

HOLY ABSOLUTION

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

C: Who made heaven and earth.

P: God invites us to come into His presence to worship Him with humble and penitent hearts. Therefore let us acknowledge our sinfulness and ask him to forgive us.

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.

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.

KYRIE

P: For all that we need in life, and for the wisdom to use all Your gifts with gratitude and joy, hear our prayer, O Lord.

C: (sing)  Lord, have mercy.

P: For the steadfast assurance that nothing can separate us from Your love, and for the courage to stand firm against the assaults of Satan and every evil, hear our prayer, O Christ.

C: (sing) Christ, have mercy.

P: For the well-being of Your Holy Church in all the world, and for those who offer here their worship and praise, hear our prayer, O Lord.

C: (sing) Lord, have mercy.

P: Merciful God, maker and preserver of life, uphold us by Your power, and keep us in Your tender care.

C: (sing) Amen.

PRAYER AND PRAISE

P:  The Works of the Lord are great and glorious; His name is worthy of praise.

In place of  “O Lord, Our Lord” the congregation sings

Hymn 264 “Glory be to God in Heaven”

P:  The Lord be with you.

C: And with your Spirit.

P:  Bless we the Lord.

C:  Thanks be to God.

PRAYER OF THE DAY

P:  Let us pray. … O Lord, keep Your Church with Your perpetual mercy; and because of our frailty we cannot but fall, keep us ever by Your help from all things hurtful and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation; 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 READINGProverbs 4:10-23

Hear, my son, and receive my sayings, And the years of your life will be many. 11 I have taught you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in right paths. 12 When you walk, your steps will not be hindered, And when you run, you will not stumble. 13 Take firm hold of instruction, do not let go; Keep her, for she is your life.

     14 Do not enter the path of the wicked, And do not walk in the way of evil. 15 Avoid it, do not travel on it; Turn away from it and pass on. 16 For they do not sleep unless they have done evil; And their sleep is taken away unless they make someone fall. 17 For they eat the bread of wickedness, And drink the wine of violence.

     18 But the path of the just is like the shining sun, That shines ever brighter unto the perfect day. 19 The way of the wicked is like darkness; They do not know what makes them stumble.

     20 My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. 21 Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; 22 For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh. 23 Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.

P: The Word of the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.

 

PSALM OF THE DAY

“All Who Believe and Are Baptized”:  Hymn 299 CW

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

It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord:

and to sing praises unto Your name, O Most High.

THE SECOND READING –  Galatians 5:16-22

    16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

    19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

    22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness

P: The Word of the Lord

C: Thanks be to God.

VERSE OF THE DAY

P:  Alleluia. Alleluia.  O Lord, You  show forth Your loving kindness in the morning and Your faithfulness every night.  Alleluia.

C: Praise awaits You, O God, in Zion: and unto You shall the vow be performed. Alleluia.

 

C: (sing) Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! These words are written that we may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. 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. Luke 17:11-17

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

THE GOSPEL READINGLuke 17:11-19

    11 Now it happened as He went to Jerusalem that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. 12 Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off. 13 And they lifted up their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”

    14 So when He saw them, He said to them, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed.

    15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God, 16 and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan.

    17 So Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? 18 Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?” 19 And He said to him, “Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well.”

 

P: The Gospel of the Lord.

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

Hymn of The Day

“My God Will Never Leave Me” – Hymn 418 CW

 

THE PREACHING OF THE GOSPEL

(Please stand)

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)

OFFERING

(Please stand)

PRAYER OF THE CHURCH

P:   Lord God, Heavenly Father, who by Your Son Jesus Christ has delivered us through Your Word and Holy Baptism from the dreaded leprosy of sin, and are pleased daily to manifest Your gracious help in every need, we beseech You, awaken our hearts by Your Holy Spirit that we never be unmindful of Your benefits, but always live in Your fear and perfect trust in Your mercy and with a joyous heart thank and praise You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end.

C: 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: Praise to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In love He has blessed us with every spiritual blessing. … [seasonal sentence]  …  Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ. To Him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and thanks and honor and glory for ever and ever.

(you may kneel if you so choose.)

SANCTUS

C: (sing) Holy, (*) holy, holy  is the Lord of hosts. The whole earth is full of Your glory You are my God, and I will exalt You. I will give you thanks, for You have become my salvation. Holy, (+) holy, holy is the Lord of Hosts. The whole earth is full of your glory.

 

THE WORDS OF INSTITUTION

P: Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.

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.

 

P: 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

“Jesus, Your Boundless Love to Me”  –  Hymn 479 CW

&

“Rejoice, My Heart, Be Glad and Sing” –  Hymn 443 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.

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)

THANKSGIVING

In place of “Thank the Lord” the Congregation sings

Hymn 318 CW – “Sent Forth by God's Blessing”

P: Hear the prayer of Your people, O Lord, that the lips which have praised you here may glorify You in the world, that the eyes which have seen the coming of Your son may long for His coming again, and that all who have received in His true Body and Blood the pledge of Your forgiveness may be restored to live a new and holy life, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C:  (Sing)  Amen.

BENEDICTION

P: The Lord be with you. 

C: And with your Spirit. 

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

“Now Thank We All Our God.”  –  Hymn 610 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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Likewise, if faith, as our hand, is to receive anything from God, we must not seek it outside the Word and without the Word, out of the air as it were, but receive [it] from the hand of God, which He opens in the Word and Sacraments alone, offering us the fullness of His grace.  For God has determined to deal with us at this point through the Word of the Gospel and the Sacraments.  Rom 10:17 / Titus 3:5

Enchridion / Lord's Supper; paragraph 155 : Martin Chemnitz

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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

 

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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.

 

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If you would like Private Absolution &Communion  …

please contact Pastor : (608)343-9555

 

Bible Class Sundays @ 9:00am ::Fellowship center

Confirmation Monday 3:30pm ::Fellowship center

September Organist Sundays

4 Barb

11Melissa

18 Deb

25 Barb

September Birthdays

1st Blaine Smith

3rd Melissa Minzlaff

8th Ava Coroly

15th Paul Michelsen

24th John Keast

27th Ingrid Schrader

29th Patrick McLaughlin

September Anniversaries

4th Dennis & Deb Smith

19th Mike & Corie Koroly

22nd Justin & Kelly Cody

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   Last Week's Attendance & Giving:   41( 27 Commune)

           

 

Weekly Budgetary Needs Through Last Week

Weekly Need: $2,940

Weekly Offering: $2,115

Difference: -$825

Year to Date Need: $108,819

YTD actual: $72,057

YTD difference: -$36,762

14th Sunday after Trinity

Luke 17:11-19

4.       This entire Gospel, however, is a plain, simple history or transaction, which requires little explanation. Yet as plain as it is, great is the example it presents to us. In the leper it teaches us faith, in Christ it teaches us love. Now, as I have often said, faith and love constitute the whole character of the Christian. Faith receives, love gives. Faith brings man to God, love brings man to his fellow. Through faith he permits God to do him good, through love he does good to his brother man. For whoever believes has every thing from God, and is happy and rich. Therefore he needs henceforth nothing more, but all he lives and does, he orders for the good and benefit of his neighbor, and through love he does to his neighbor as God did to him through faith. Thus he reaps good from above through faith, and gives good below through love.

 

Against this kind of life, work-righteous persons with their merits and good works terribly contend, for they do works only to serve themselves, they live only unto themselves, and do good without faith. These two principles – faith and love – we will now consider as they appear in the lepers and in Christ.

 

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