PO Box 128, Brandon, SD 57005-0128 Sunday Worship 9:30 am • Sunday School 10:30 am • Coffee Fellowship 10:30 am


Sunday, October 11th Bulletin – Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost


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: bvlc@alliancecom.net    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

Prelude

Welcome/Announcements

Sharing of the Peace

Invocation

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.
Amen.

 First Lesson                                       Isaiah 25:1-9                                        Mary Lee
1O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you, I will praise your name;
for you have done wonderful things,
plans formed of old, faithful and sure.
2For you have made the city a heap,
the fortified city a ruin;
the palace of aliens is a city no more,
it will never be rebuilt.
3Therefore strong peoples will glorify you;
cities of ruthless nations will fear you.
4For you have been a refuge to the poor,
a refuge to the needy in their distress,
a shelter from the rainstorm and a shade from the heat.
When the blast of the ruthless was like a winter rainstorm,
5the noise of aliens like heat in a dry place,
you subdued the heat with the shade of clouds;
the song of the ruthless was stilled.

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.

Second Lesson                      Philippians 4:1-9
1My brothers and sisters, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, my beloved.
2I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. 3Yes, and I ask you also, my loyal companion, help these women, for they have struggled beside me in the work of the gospel, together with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life.
4Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. 6Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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)

Apostle’s Creed
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.

Offering
(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

Lord’s Prayer

Benediction

Three-fold Amen  

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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