Beaver Valley Lutheran Church
26214 484th Avenue PO Box 128 Brandon, SD 57005-0128
web site: www.beavervalleylutheran.org Pastor: Greg Johnson cell #605-940-5875
e-mail: email@example.com Ph. 605-582-3504 Fax: 605-582-3035
Welcome! We are glad you are with us today!!
“If you do not have a church home, you are welcome here. If you would like become
a member, contact any member or the church office.”
Sunday, October 11th, 2020; 9:30 am Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sharing of the Peace
Call to Worship
L: You have been invited to a special feast.
P: We need more details, for our schedules are very busy.
L: This is celebration of commitment between God and God’s people.
P: Maybe next time, we have other plans. What is God going to do if we don’t come?
L: Your response is noted. There are many others who would be delighted to come, even on a last minute notice. God looks forward to greeting them and celebrating with them.
P: Will we get a second chance? God forgive us for placing our schedules and other plans before coming to your celebration. AMEN.
Opening Hymn We Are Called ELW# 720
Prayer of the Day (All)
Lord of the feast, you have prepared a table before all peoples and poured out your life with abundance. Call us again to your banquet. Strengthen us by what is honorable, just, and pure, and transform us into a people of righteousness and peace, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
6On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples
a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wines,
of rich food filled with marrow, of well-aged wines strained clear.
7And he will destroy on this mountain
the shroud that is cast over all peoples,
the sheet that is spread over all nations;
8he will swallow up death forever.
Then the Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces,
and the disgrace of his people he will take away from all the earth,
for the Lord has spoken.
9It will be said on that day,
Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, so that he might save us.
This is the Lord for whom we have waited;
let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
8Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.
Children’s Lesson Mary Lee
Gospel Matthew 22:1-10 Pastor Greg Johnson
(Response after the announcement: Glory to you, O Lord.)
1Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying: 2“The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son. 3He sent his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding banquet, but they would not come. 4Again he sent other slaves, saying, ‘Tell those who have been invited: Look, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready; come to the wedding banquet.’ 5But they made light of it and went away, one to his farm, another to his business, 6while the rest seized his slaves, mistreated them, and killed them. 7The king was enraged. He sent his troops, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city. 8Then he said to his slaves, ‘The wedding is ready, but those invited were not worthy. 9Go therefore into the main streets, and invite everyone you find to the wedding banquet.’ 10Those slaves went out into the streets and gathered all whom they found, both good and bad; so the wedding hall was filled with guests.
(Response after the conclusion: Praise to you, O Christ.)
Sermon “The Great Invitation” Pastor Greg Johnson
Hymn of the Day Will You Come and Follow Me ELW #798 (vss. 1,3 & 5)
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 by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church, the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
(During this time of pandemic, both children’s and adult offering baskets are placed at the entrance of the sanctuary so that gifts can be given directly, without physical contact)
Prayers of the Church
Closing Hymn Sent Forth by God’s Blessing ELW #547
Sending: P: Go in Peace, Serve the Lord
C: Thanks Be to God!
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