Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
August 2, 2020
Personal preparation for Holy Communion is found on page 156.
Personal Prayers to use before worship may be found on pages 10-11.
Final judgment belongs to our God,
who will judge justly and vindicate his saints.
Opening Hymn: 225, This Is the Day the Lord Has Made
Order of Service: Service of Word and Sacrament (Hymnal p. 26)
Prayer of the Day:
Grant us, Lord, the spirit to think and do what is right that we, who cannot do anything to you, may by your help be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
First Lesson: Joel 3:12-16
The Lord calls his enemies to assemble and advance. Let them do what they will. He sits on his throne and he is the Judge. The forces of darkness are many, but their destruction is as sure as the fall of ripe grain before a sickle or grapes under a press. For those who trust in the Lord, he is their shelter and refuge.The Lord is worthy of our trust. He has delivered his people from the hands of their enemies.
Psalm of the Day: Psalm 18 (p. 69 in Hymnal)
The Lord is worthy of our trust. He has delivered his people from the hands of their enemies.
Second Lesson: Romans 8:26-27
When God’s saints are suffering, sometimes they don’t know what to pray. Here we have the gracious promise that God the Holy Spirit prays on our behalf! With such a perfect petition prayed for us, we can be sure that God’s good and gracious will is done!
Verse of the Day:
Alleluia! My Word will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. Alleluia. (Isaiah 55:1 lb cf. NW)
Gospel Lesson: Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
In righteous zeal, Jesus’ followers have been tempted to destroy the enemies of God’s Church. In this parable Jesus demonstrates why his church must never use the sword. First of all, we may destroy believers together with unbelievers. Secondly, final judgment of the wicked belongs to God and his angels on the Last Day.
Hymn of the Day: 541, Lord Jesus Christ, with Us Abide
Sermon Text: Joel 3:12-1
Theme: “Make No Mistake About God’s Power”
Nicene Creed: (Hymnal page 31)
Offering, Prayer of the Church & Lord’s Prayer (p.32)
The Sacrament: (page 33)
(Close Communion: Christians understand Holy Communion as, among other things, a statement of agreement with all the Bible’s teachings. Members of Beautiful Savior or any WELS or ELS congregation are invited. Others are asked to wait to commune with us until after you have had a chance to compare your beliefs with what the Bible teaches. Please speak to the Pastor to set up an appointment.)
Distribution Hymns: 744, You Satisfy the Hungry Heart
316, O Jesus, Blessed Lord, to Thee
Closing Hymn: 472, Rise, My Soul, to Watch and Pray
Gladly serving the Lord
Please find a replacement if you cannot serve your assignment.
|| Next Sunday
|| D. & K. Gunderson
|| Gary D. & Larry D
|| Karl Blatterman
|| Martin Rech
|| Paul Ryan
|| Gerry Maas
|| Joanne Olsen
Attendance Last Week
Worship: 24, 31 (16 online), Midweek Studies: 16 (3 online), Bible Class: 12
Offering Last Week
Weekly Offering Goal: $3,541.00, Offering Received: $2,918.00
This Week with Our Savior
August 2 - 9, 2020
| Sunday Worship with Communion
Sunday Worship with Communion
|| Elders’ Meeting
|| Bible Study - Facebook Live
| Bible Study
| Sunday Worship
Bible Study (Facebook Live)
Welcome! To the new friends among us, we bid you welcome! To the friends who know us, we renew our welcome. If you are seeking to know Jesus Christ better, we invite you to keep studying God’s inspired, inerrant Word with us. Classes giving Bible information which you will appreciate are offered regularly. Beautiful Savior became a congregation in 1991, and today proclaims the same message of salvation through Jesus Christ alone.
Flowers: Flowers are given by Andy and Jane Olsen in thanks to God for 28 years of marriage.
Bible Studies: Wednesday and Thursday studies continue through the summer months at 10 AM. Wednesday will continue with Chapter 3 of Mark and Thursday will wrap up its study of Daniel. Thursday will then continue into Mark.Our Sunday study continues in its study of the Book of Acts. This study will be done on Facebook Live for those at home.