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


Sunday, October 18th Bulletin – Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost


Beaver Valley Lutheran Church
26214 484th Avenue   PO Box 128 Brandon, SD 57005-0128
website: 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 to become
a member, contact any member or the church office.”

Sunday, October 18th, 2020; 9:30 am           Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Prelude

Welcome/Announcements

Confession and Forgiveness                                                          ELW p. 94

Opening Song                                   What Have We to Offer?                        Insert

Prayer of the Day (All)
Sovereign God, raise your throne in our hearts. Created by you, let us live in your image; created for you, let us act for your glory; redeemed by you, let us give you what is yours, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Amen.

First Lesson                                  Isaiah 45:1-7                       Linda Wingate
1Thus says the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have grasped
to subdue nations before him and strip kings of their robes,
to open doors before him— and the gates shall not be closed:
2I will go before you and level the mountains,
I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut through the bars of iron,
3I will give you the treasures of darkness and riches hidden in secret places,
so that you may know that it is I, the Lord, the God of Israel, who call you by your name.
4For the sake of my servant Jacob, and Israel my chosen,
I call you by your name, I surname you, though you do not know me.
5I am the Lord, and there is no other; besides me there is no god.
I arm you, though you do not know me,
6so that they may know, from the rising of the sun
and from the west, that there is no one besides me; I am the Lord, and there is no other.
7I form light and create darkness, I make weal and create woe;
I the Lord do all these things.

Second Lesson                        1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
1Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy,
To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
Grace to you and peace.
2We always give thanks to God for all of you and mention you in our prayers, constantly 3remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. 4For we know, brothers and sisters beloved by God, that he has chosen you, 5because our message of the gospel came to you not in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction; just as you know what kind of persons we proved to be among you for your sake. 6And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for in spite of persecution you received the word with joy inspired by the Holy Spirit, 7so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia. 8For the word of the Lord has sounded forth from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but in every place your faith in God has become known, so that we have no need to speak about it. 9For the people of those regions report about us what kind of welcome we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols, to serve a living and true God, 10and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead—Jesus, who rescues us from the wrath that is coming.

Gospel                                     Matthew 22:15-22                          Pastor Greg Johnson
(Response after the announcement: Glory to you, O Lord.)
15Then the Pharisees went and plotted to entrap [Jesus] in what he said. 16So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality. 17Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?” 18But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, “Why are you putting me to the test, you hypocrites? 19Show me the coin used for the tax.” And they brought him a denarius. 20Then he said to them, “Whose head is this, and whose title?” 21They answered, “The emperor’s.” Then he said to them, “Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” 22When they heard this, they were amazed; and they left him and went away.
(Response after the conclusion: Praise to you, O Christ.)

Children’s Lesson                                                  Brittany Gerovac 

Sermon                          “Surprise!”                       Pastor Greg Johnson

Hymn of the Day           Build Us Up Lord                      ELW #670     

Apostles 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

Prayers of the Church

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)                 

Offertory Prayer
L:         Merciful Father,
C:        Blessed are you, O God, maker of all things.
You have set before us these gifts of your good creation.
Prepare us for your heavenly banquet,
nourish us with this rich food and drink,
and send us forth to set tables in the midst of a suffering world,
through the bread of life, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Amen.

Holy Communion
+Words of Institution
+Lord’s Prayer
+Blessing

Benediction

Three-fold Amen

Closing Hymn         God Be with You Till We Meet Again       ELW# 536

Sending:         P:  Go in Peace, Serve the Lord!
                          C: Thanks be to God!

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