The Eighteenth Sunday After Trinity

The Twentieth Sunday of the Pentecost Season

October 16, 2022

We’re At War


As more and more of the “World War 2 generation” passes on, it seems – to me, at least – that the

significance of “December 7th” keeps diminishing which each passing year.  Perhaps that’s understandable, since fewer people remain alive who heard first-hand, whether by radio, newspaper, or conversation, the urgent reports of one of the most shocking and upsetting events in our nation’s history:   Japan’s sneak attack on the United States fleet based at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.   It was an event that inaugurated America’s total involvement in the Second World War.   And, in my estimation, it is an event that should remain etched in the memories of all Americans, since the Second World War in many ways ended up defining our country and propelling it into the position of the world-leading nation that we enjoy today.

            Many of us have heard recordings of the December 8th broadcast that had President Franklin Roosevelt addressing a joint session of the United States Congress.   His speech was heard on radio throughout the nation — a speech considered one of the greatest ever made in our country’s history.   What Roosevelt did was ask the Congress to formally acknowledge that a state of war existed with the Japanese Empire due to Japan’s hostilities the previous day against the United States and its allies.  Excerpts of that War Declaration speech follow:


“Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan……It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time, the Japanese government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.  The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. Very many American lives have been lost. In addition, American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.  Yesterday, the Japanese government also launched an attack against Malaya.  Last night, Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong. Last night, Japanese forces attacked Guam. Last night, Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands.  Last night, the Japanese attacked Wake Island.  This morning, the Japanese attacked Midway Island.  Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday speak for themselves. The people of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation……No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.   Hostilities exist.  There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger.  With confidence in our armed forces – with the unbounding determination of our people – we will gain the inevitable triumph – so help us God.   I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, Dec. 7, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese empire.”


            No doubt about it…81 years ago the United States went to war.   And it was a war between the United States and Japan that would last nearly four years before the Japanese finally surrendered on September 2, 1945.

            The history books tell us that the Second World War was a world-wide conflict that was the bloodiest war in history.   It took over 20 million military lives and upwards of 50 million civilian lives.   58 nations were involved on the Allied side, while 25 fought for the Axis forces (and 11 changed sides during the conflict).    Its cost was in the hundreds of billions of dollars (many trillions in today’s dollars).    World War 2 was fought on every continent, as well as on (and under) all the earth’s oceans and seas.   It was fought by 35 million soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and coast guard personnel of the combined belligerant forces, but it involved nearly 100 million civilians as well.    World War 2 technically began in 1931, and officially ended in 1945.   It was history’s greatest, bloodiest, most extensive war, by far.  

            Yet it is not even close in scope, in damage, and in danger to the war in which you and I are currently engaged.   And in this war we are both combatants and the “territory” being fought over. 

            In this war, it seems – at least on the surface –  that our side (the membership of the Christian Church on earth) has its back to the wall, under siege by Satan and his evil allies, by the wicked world in general, and even by our own internal traitor-sinful nature. 

            But while there is fighting going on every moment of every day, the war is actually already over.    Yes, you read that correctly!

            Our enemy has already been decisively defeated by Christ on Calvary’s cross on Good Friday, and with His open grave on Easter morning.    Now, it is just a matter of time before our Savior returns to affirm His absolute victory.    On that Last Day it will be evident to everyone – Satan, included – that Christ and His Kingdom have been, are, and ever shall be the victors in this war for souls!   

            Meanwhile, you and I are going to continue to fight the good fight of faith against Satan, against this sinful world with it’s evil influences, and against our own sinful natures.   As we wage war against wickedness, let’s consistently do so with the commitment to fight on at all cost, and with the confidence in Christ that the outcome – inevitable victory for us – is already assured for us.


Today’s Scripture Lessons

            The prophet Amos, in our Old Testament Lesson warns us against the danger of becoming worldly-minded, and of taking our faith for granted.   He speaks about people who spend their time feasting, but who are not grieved “over the ruin of Joseph” (an OT term for “Israel”).  A more accurate translation of the Hebrew here would be “the breach of Joseph” – referring to the 930 B.C. division of the united kingdom of Israel into the two competing kingdoms of Judah and Israel.  That division was a “discipline” from God against His chosen people who persisted in choosing to disobey Him and worship false gods instead.

            In our Epistle Lesson/Sermon Text Paul advises Timothy to “flee,” or run away, from the evil desire for earthly riches.  For the love of money (note: not “money” itself, which can be a gift from God) is the root of all kinds of evil.   Rather, Timothy should “fight the good fight of faith” and focus on the Spiritual, versus the material, so that he might one day receive – by God’s grace – the gift of eternal life in heaven to which God had called him…..and has also called us.

            Finally, our Gospel Lesson for this morning is Jesus’ familiar, and, endearing parable of the Rich Man and Poor Lazarus.  The former was “rich” in the things of this life (wealth, comfort, physical pleasure, etc), which too many people – even, at times, Christians – value far, far too highly today.    Lazarus, on the other hand, was poor in the eyes of this world, as he had hardly anything materially, but he was rich where it mattered most (and only):   in faith in the one, true God.   Lazarus’ faith in the Savior-God ensured that, upon his death, he would live in heaven with its riches and pleasures – but, even more important – he would be at peace, perfect, and in the presence of God forever.



Pre-Service Prayer


In the name of God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

I thank You my Heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your Son, for keeping me through the night from all harm and danger.  Keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You.  Into Your hands I commit my body and soul and all things.  Let your holy angel be with me, that the Devil may have no power over me.   Amen.




The portions of God’s Word used in this worship flyer have been taken from The Holy Bible, Evangelical Heritage Version    Copyright 2019,    The Wartburg Project, Inc.   All rights reserved.   Used with permission Music and lyrics, as needed, are used with permission via #A712831



Pre-service prayer                                                                                                                Pre-worship music



Let Us Praise The Lord


The Introduction and Invitation to Worship


after which, the Pastor will invite the Congregation will rise for


The Invocation


We make our beginning

In the name…. of the Father,

And of the Son,

And of the Holy Spirit




The Psalm for Today                                                                                            Selected verses of Psalm 139


P:         O LORD, You have searched me and known me!   You know when I sit and when I rise up;  You discern my thoughts from afar.


C:         You search out my path and my lying down;   +  And are acquainted with all my ways. +   Even before a word is on my tongue,   +   behold, O LORD, You know it altogether.


P:         You hem me in — behind and before;    And lay Your hand upon me.


C:         Where shall I go from Your Spirit?    +   Or where shall I flee from Your presence?


P:         How precious to me are Your thoughts, O God!    How vast is the sum of them!


C:         If I would count them, they are more than the sand.   +   I awake, and I am still with You.


P:         Search me, O God, and know my heart;    Try me and know my thoughts!


C:         And see if there be any grievous way in me,   +   and lead me in the way everlasting!


after which the Congregation will be seated for

The Opening Hymn                                                                        Hymn 537  “Onward Christian Soldiers”


1 Onward, Christian soldiers,   Marching as to war,

With the cross of Jesus    Going on before.

Christ, the royal master,   Leads against the foe;

Forward into battle   See his banners go!

Onward, Christian soldiers,   Marching as to war,

With the cross of Jesus   Going on before.


2 Like a mighty army   Moves the Church of God;

Brothers, we are treading    Where the saints have trod.

We are not divided,   All one body we,

One in hope and doctrine,   One in charity.

Onward, Christian soldiers,   Marching as to war,

With the cross of Jesus   Going on before.


3 Crowns and thrones may perish,   Kingdoms rise and wane,

But the Church of Jesus    Constant will remain.

Gates of hell can never    ‘Gainst that Church prevail;

We have Christ’s own promise,    And that cannot fail.

Onward, Christian soldiers,   Marching as to war,

With the cross of Jesus   Going on before.


4 Onward, then, ye faithful;    Join the happy throng,

Blend with ours your voices    In the triumph song:

Glory, laud, and honor    Unto Christ the King;

This through countless ages   Saints and angels sing.

Onward, Christian soldiers,   Marching as to war,

With the cross of Jesus   Going on before.


After which the Congregation will rise



We Make Confession Of Our Sins To God


Pastor  God, our Heavenly Father, invites us to come into His presence and to worship Him with humble and penitent hearts.  Therefore, let us now turn to Him, acknowledging our sinfulness and seeking His forgiveness for all our sins.


Congregation  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 in Your sight   and have failed to do what is good.    For this I know that I deserve Your punishment, both now and for eternity.     But I am truly sorry for all my sins    and trusting in the perfect life     and innocent death of my Savior, Jesus Christ,     I plead:    God have mercy on me, a sinner.


(Sung)  Lord have mercy on us.   Christ Have Mercy on Us

Lord have mercy on us.


Pastor              Our gracious Lord and Master has shown us His mercy:   He has given His one and only Son to save us from all our sins.     And now, having humbly and sincerely confessed your sins before Almighty

God, be strengthened in your faith, mindful that our Lord is not willing that anyone should perish eternally, but that everyone should come to repentance, turning from their evil ways and receiving from Him everlasting life.    God has commanded His ministers to declare His forgiveness of sins to all who are penitent.   Therefore, addressing you as a called servant of Christ,  and according to His command and under His authority,   I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

May the peace of God rest upon all of you.    Amen.



Glory be to God on high and on earth peace good will to me.

We praise You, we bless You, we worship You.

We glorify You, we give thanks to You for Your great glory.

O Lord God heavenly 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



Our Prayer for This Morning                                                                                                                           


O Gracious, Heavenly Father,   +   through Your Holy Spirit’s working in the Word today,   +   drive out every trace of spiritual darkness and worldliness from our hearts  + so that we might recognize the security of our souls   + as our highest priority in life +   and that we might see Your Son as our one and only Redeemer.   +   Enable us, through Your Holy Spirit    +   to confidently and faithfully call on You in prayer   +  trusting in You to provide for our all our needs    +   and to deliver us from all our troubles of body and soul.    +  Bless our worship of You this morning   +   that through our meditation on Your Word +   our faith might grow stronger    +    and our love for Your truth might increase.   +  All this we seek for the sake of Jesus Christ,  our Savior   +   Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,  + as the one, true and only God, +   now and forever.  +    Amen.


after which the Congregation may be seated for


Feed Us, Lord


The Old Testament Lesson                                                                                                             Amos 6:1-7


1 Woe to you who are complacent in Zion,

you who feel secure on Mount Samaria,

    you distinguished people of the leading nation,

    to whom the house of Israel comes.

2 Travel to Kalneh and look.

    Go from there to Hamath Rabbah,

    and go down to Gath of the Philistines.

    Are you better than those kingdoms?

    Are their territories greater than your territory?

3 You who are trying to put off the evil day,

    you bring near the session for violence!

4 Those who lie on ivory beds,

    sprawling upon their couches,

    eating lambs from the flock

    and calves straight from the stall,

5 improvising tunes on the lyre,

    composing music for themselves on musical instruments like David,

6 drinking large bowls of wine—

    they slather themselves with the most expensive perfumed oils,

    but they do not grieve over the ruin of Joseph.

7 That is why they will go into exile as the first of the exiles.

    Those who sprawl out at their feasts for the dead will depart.


The Epistle Lesson                                                                                                                 I Timothy 6:3-21


3 If anyone teaches different doctrines and does not devote himself to the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, 4 he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. Instead, he has a morbid craving for controversies and battles over words, things that produce envy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions, 5 and constant frictions among people whose minds are depraved, who have lost hold of the truth, imagining that their godliness is a means of financial gain. Separate yourselves from such people.


6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we certainly cannot take anything out. 8 But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be satisfied.


9 Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge them into complete destruction and utter ruin. 10 For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evils. By striving for money, some have wandered away from the faith and have pierced themselves with many pains.


11 But you, O man of God, flee from these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of faith. Take hold of eternal life, to which you were called and about which you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 13 I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who made a good confession as a witness before Pontius Pilate, 14 that you keep this command without spot and without fault, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 which he will make known at the proper time—the blessed and only ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16 who alone has immortality, who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or is able to see. To him be honor and power forever! Amen.



17 Instruct those who are rich in this present age not to be arrogant or to put their hope in the uncertainty of riches, but rather in God, who richly supplies us with all things for our enjoyment. 18 Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and willing to share. 19 In this way they are storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.


20 O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, turning away from godless, empty talk and the contradictions of what is falsely called “knowledge.” 21 By professing it, some have veered away from the faith. Grace be with you. Amen.


after which, the Congregation will rise for


The Gospel Lesson                                                                                                                     Luke 16:19-31

19 “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen, living in luxury every day. 20 A beggar named Lazarus had been laid at his gate. Lazarus was covered with sores and 21 longed to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table. Besides this, the dogs also came and licked his sores. 22 Eventually the beggar died, and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 In hell, where he was in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far away and Lazarus at his side. 24 He called out and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me! Send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in misery in this flame.’

25 “But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and Lazarus received bad things. But now he is comforted here, and you are in misery. 26 Besides all this, a great chasm has been set in place between us and you, so that those who want to cross from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’


27 “He said, ‘Then I beg you, father, send him to my father’s home, 28 because I have five brothers—to warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’    29 “Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets. Let them listen to them.’    30 “‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’     31 “Abraham replied to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’”



The Public Confession of our Christian Faith

according to the words of the Nicene Creed


I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth,  and of all things visible and invisible.  And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of His Father before all worlds, God of God,  Light of Light.  Very God of Very God.  Begotten, not made.  Being of one substance with the Father, By whom all things were made;  Who for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven   And was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary   And was made man;  And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate.  He suffered and was buried;  And the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures;  And ascended into heaven,  And sitteth on the right hand of the Father;   And he shall come again with glory, to judge both the quick and the dead;  Whose Kingdom shall have no end.   And I believe in the Holy Ghost,  The Lord and Giver of Life,  Who proceedeth from the Father and the Son,  Who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified,  Who spake by the Prophets.  And I believe one holy Christian and Apostolic Church.  I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins,  And I look for the resurrection of the dead,  And the life of the world to come.  Amen.

After which the Congregation will be seated for

The Sermon Hymn                                                                                    Hymn 457   “Fight the Good Fight”


1 Fight the good fight   With all your might;   Christ is your strength and Christ your light.  

Lay hold on life, and it shall be   Your joy and crown eternally.


2 Run the straight race    Through God’s good grace;    Lift up your eyes and seek his face.

Life with its way before us lies;    Christ is the path and Christ the prize.


3 Cast care aside,    Lean on your guide;    His boundless mercy will provide.

Lean, and the trusting soul shall prove   Christ is its life and Christ its love.


4 Faint not nor fear;    His arms are near.     He changes not, and you are dear.

Only believe, and you will see    That Christ is Lord eternally.


Sermon Text                                                                                                                               I Timothy 6:12


12 Fight the good fight of faith. Take hold of eternal life, to which you were called and about which you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

Fight the Good Fight of Faith

following which the Congregation WILL RISE for

The Post-Sermon Blessing


May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and God our Father, Who loved us and by His grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.  Amen.



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.



We Offer Our Gifts to the Lord

Our Offerings of Love to our Lord

Offerings will be received this morning through offering plates passed among those who have gathered here for worship.

   However, for those viewing this service online,  we offer you the following suggestions for providing God with Your thank-offerings through our ministry:     

1) You can mail a check (no cash) to the church address

 (415 N. 6th Place, Lowell, AR 72745)

2) You can also donate on our website:


the Congregation will please rise as the offerings are brought to the altar

We Offer Our Prayers to the Lord


Today’s Special Prayers


We offer a Prayer of Intercession for

Michael King Sr, (Michael King’s father) who is contending with cancer that has reached stage 4,

and who is receiving treatments for it at this time;


Our General Prayer     …… followed by


The Lord’s    Our Father, Who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name;   Thy kingdom come;    Thy will be done;

Prayer           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.



We Celebrate the Lord’s Supper


Pastor         The Lord be with you.


Congregation       (Sung)       And with You also

Pastor        Lift up your hearts.


Congregation       (Sung)       We lift them up to the Lord



Pastor        Let us give thanks unto the Lord, our God.


Congregation       (Sung)       It is good and right so to do.



Pastor – It is truly good and right that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, O Lord, holy Father, almighty, everlasting God, through Jesus Christ our Lord.   He sends His Holy Spirit top testify that we are His children and to strengthen us when we are weak.   Therefore with angels and archangel, and all the company of heaven, we praise Your holy name and join their glorious song:







Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of heavenly hosts.

Heaven 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.



Consecration of the Communion Elements                                                                                                                                                               (Pastor)




Pastor – The peace of the Lord be with you always.


Congregation          (Sung)       Amen.

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 peace.   Amen.



The Exhortation Regarding the Lord’s Supper                                                                                   (Pastor)





                                                                                   (Please read the following if you have not spoken with

                                                                                            our Pastor about taking communion.  Thank you.)



     We ask that only “Confirmed, Communicant” members of this congregation, or of one of our Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod congregations come forward to receive the Lord’s Supper at this time.            

     We believe, according to Scripture, that only those who are “one,” that is, in complete doctrinal agreement, united in a common public confession of faith, are to commune together at the same altar (see I Corinthians 10:17 and I Corinthians 1:10).

     To be “in communion” means to share and to hold in common.   By eating and drinking at our Lord’s Table, we are not only sharing in, with, and under the bread and wine, Jesus’ very body and blood…we are also publicly declaring that we hold in common a specific confession of faith.  In other words, as a result of having comprehensively studied the Scriptures together all of our communicants have agreed to accept and proclaim the same Biblical doctrines and practices.

     Through membership in a particular church body (for us, that church body is the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod), each person makes a public statement that he/she is in full agreement with the teachings and practices of that body.  Because not every church body or Lutheran Synod teaches and practices the same things, we in the WELS want to be honest in our recognition of the doctrinal differences that, here on earth, separate us from other church bodies.   Please bear in mind that we are not, in any way, judging the legitimacy of your Christian faith.  Still, we ask that  if you have not (upon study of the Word with us) declared yourself to be in full doctrinal agreement with us, you would respectfully not join us in the Lord’s Supper this morning.  

     It is our prayer that our Scripture-based practice of “Close Communion” will encourage anyone among us today who is not presently in full fellowship





The First Distribution Hymn                                                                 “Your Table I Approach”   (TLH 310)


1 Your table I approach;   Dear Savior, hear my prayer.

Oh, let no unrepented sin   Prove hurtful to me there.


2 Lord, I confess my sins   And mourn their wretched bands;

A contrite heart is sure to find   Forgiveness at Your hands.


3 Your body and Your blood,   Once slain and shed for me,

Are taken at Your table, Lord,   In blest reality.


4 Search not how this takes place,   This wondrous mystery;

God can accomplish vastly more

   Than what we think could be.


5 Oh, grant, most blessed Lord,

  That earth and hell combined

May not about this sacrament

  Raise doubt within my mind.


6 Oh, may I never fail   To thank You day and night

For Your true body and true blood,

  O God, my peace and light.



Second Hymn                                                                Hymn 303    “With Broken Heart and Contrite Sigh”


1 With broken heart and contrite sigh,   A trembling sinner, Lord, I cry.

Your pard’ning grace is rich and free–    O God, be merciful to me!

2 I smite upon my troubled breast,    With deep and conscious guilt oppressed,

Christ and his cross my only plea–   O God, be merciful to me!


3 Far off I stand with tearful eyes    Nor dare uplift them to the skies,

But you can all my anguish see–    O God, be merciful to me!


4 No gifts, no deeds that I have done    Can for a single sin atone.

To Calvary alone I flee–   O God, be merciful to me!


5 And when, redeemed from sin and hell,    With all the ransomed souls I dwell,

My joyous song shall ever be:    God has been merciful to me!


We Leave with the Lord’s Blessing


The Closing Prayer


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:    (sung)     Amen.



The Benediction


P:         Brothers and sisters, go in peace.   Live in harmony with one another.   Serve the Lord in gladness.


The Lord bless you and keep you

The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you.

The Lord look upon you with favor, and grant you His peace.   


C:    (sung)       Amen.   Amen.  Amen.



The Closing Hymn                                                                         Hymn 474 “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus”


1 Stand up, stand up for Jesus,    Ye soldiers of the cross!

Lift high his royal banner;    It must not suffer loss.

From vict’ry unto vict’ry    His army shall he lead

Till ev’ry foe is vanquished   And Christ is Lord indeed.


2 Stand up, stand up for Jesus!    The trumpet call obey;

Forth to the mighty conflict    In this his glorious day!

Ye that are brave, now serve him    Against unnumbered foes;

Let courage rise with danger   And strength to strength oppose.


3 Stand up, stand up for Jesus!    Stand in his strength alone.

The arm of flesh will fail you;    Ye dare not trust your own.

Put on the gospel armor;    Each piece put on with prayer;

Where duty calls or danger,   Be never wanting there.

4 Stand up, stand up for Jesus!    The strife will not be long;

This day the noise of battle,     The next, the victor’s song.

To him that overcometh   A crown of life shall be;

He with the King of glory    Shall reign eternally.


Post-service prayer


Post-service music                                                                                                                                             




Last Week at Grace                                                                       Worship Attendance: 55     Online views: 25

Bible Class: 24     (Online views 5)      Budget: $2440     Online: $110

 Online Video Gift: $2000        Memorial for Bill Krizsan:  $150


This Week’s Birthdays                    Oct 18 Carolyne Walker  

Oct 21 – Aaron Roe;      Oct 22 – Jordan Harper     Oct 22 – Chase Roberts


Serving Next Sunday (10-23)   Elders:   Steve Stone, Tim Pfortmiller

Ushers:   Taylor Ashley, John Johnson, John Wambold

Altar Guild: Mary Karloski, Vicki Walker

Fellowship:   Marisol & Tim Huebner


This Coming Week at Grace Lutheran Church


Today             Morning Worship with the Lord’s Supper, 9:30 a.m.           

                                                            Fellowship, 10:45 a.m.                        Bible Class/SS 11:05 a.m.      

Tuesday         NO Morning Bible Class

Wednesday    Midweek Bible Classes for men & women, 6-7:15 p.m.

Saturday         Outreach Calls/Visitation, 10 a.m.

Sunday        Morning Worship, 9:30 a.m.

                        Fellowship, 10:45 am

                        Bible Class and Sunday School, 11:05 a.m


Pastor Huebner Will Return Home This Tuesday     He and Debbie are currently in Michigan, visiting his mother and serving as today’s guest pastor in the church in which he grew up, St. Paul Lutheran of Saginaw, MI.   Debbie and Pastor will be driving back to Arkansas on Tuesday.


A Special Thank you to Pastor Rick Tragasz

 for serving us this morning with God’s Word in both

our worship service and for Bible study.