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+DIVINE SERVICE V+ OF THE GRACE OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST Thirteenth Sunday After Trinity + 29 August 2021 The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church A member congregation of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 902 S. Maple Inglewood, CA 90301-3824


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Thirteenth Sunday After Trinity + 29 August 2021
The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church A member congregation of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
902 S. Maple Inglewood, CA 90301-3824
The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church “A Church where God gives and we receive.” The Rev. Edward Killian, Pastor (mobile) 424.293.6588 Ms. Moira Killian, Secretary (Office) 310.671-7644
Mr. Jay Rogers, Organist/Music Director Mr. Leon Tarr, Congregational Chairman
Mr. Greg Griffin, Acolyte
Welcome to our Divine Service! We are pleased that you are with us.
+Worship Notes+
The entire service, including the rubrics of when to sit and when to kneel or
stand, and what to say, is printed out in this folder so you may follow along.
Welcome to weekly Divine Service at The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church! We are a congregation that confesses the Holy Bible as inerrant, that justification is by faith according to the Holy Bible and confessed in the 1580 Book of Concord. God bless you. To all of you who are visiting our service this morning, we extend a most cordial welcome in Jesus’ name. Please introduce yourself to our pastor. It is our hope that you will feel at home in our midst and will be blessed by our message of Christ crucified and risen for the sins of the world. If you are looking for a church home and would like to know about our beliefs and practice, please see the pastor. He will be happy to visit with you at your convenience.
PLEASE: Upon entering the nave, silence should be observed in order to allow all to prayerfully prepare for the presence of the LORD and the reception of His gifts.
*Note From the organist: Today’s organ selections are taken from Part III of the Clavierübung (Keyboard Practice) of J. S. Bach, in which he
reaches back to the roots of Lutheran music. He sets a number of early chorales in two versions: A large version, with
pedal, and a smaller version, for manuals only. It’s believed that he was referring to Luther’s Large and Small
The prelude is the small version of the Kyrie (LSB 942) set in three short movements. The postlude is final movement
of the large Kyrie, marked for the full organ, with the melody in the pedal. In the final measures, Bach evokes the
desperate cry of the sinner for forgiveness, resolving on a powerful G Major chord, representing God’s mercy.
Kyrie, God, Father BWV 672-674 J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Confession and Absolution Hymn of Invocation 912 Christ Is Our Cornerstone
Text and tune: Public domain
The sign of the cross may be made by all in remembrance of their Baptism.
P In the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.
C Amen.
Exhortation LSB 213 P Beloved in the Lord! Let us draw near with a true heart and confess our sins
unto God our Father, beseeching Him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us forgiveness.
P Our help is in the name of the Lord,
C who made heaven and earth. P I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord, C and You forgave the iniquity of my sin.
Silence for reflection on God’s Word and for self-examination.
Confession of Sins LSB 213
P O almighty God, merciful Father, C I, a poor, miserable sinner, confess unto You all my sins and iniquities with
which I have ever offended You and justly deserved Your temporal and eternal punishment. But I am heartily sorry for them and sincerely repent of them, and I pray You of Your boundless mercy and for the sake of the holy, innocent, bitter sufferings and death of Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to be gracious and merciful to me, a poor, sinful being.
Absolution LSB 213
P Upon this your confession, I, by virtue of my office, as a called and ordained servant of the Word, announce the grace of God unto all of you, and in the stead and by the command of my Lord Jesus Christ I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.
C Amen.
Service of the Word
Introit Psalm 74:1–2, 19b, 21b; antiphon: vv. 20a, 21a, 22a, 23a
Have regard for the covenant, | [O Lord];* let not the downtrodden turn | back in shame. Arise, O God, de- | fend your cause;* do not forget the clamor | of your foes. O God, why do you cast us off for- | ever?* Why does your anger smoke against the sheep of your | pasture? Remember your congre- | gation,* which you have pur- | chased of old, which you have redeemed to be the tribe of your | heritage!* Remember Mount Zion, where | you have dwelt. Do not forget the life of your poor for- | ever.* Let the poor and needy | praise your name.
Gloria in Excelsis 948 All Glory Be to God Alone
Text: © 1941 Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License no. 110000401 Tune: Public domain
Salutation and Collect of the Day
P The Lord be with you. C And also with you. P Let us pray.
Almighty and everlasting God, give us an increase of faith, hope, and charity; and that we may obtain what You have promised, make us love what You have commanded; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
C Amen. Sit
Old Testament Reading 2 Chronicles 28:8–15
8The men of Israel took captive 200,000 of their relatives, women, sons, and daughters. They also took much spoil from them and brought the spoil to Samaria. 9But a prophet of the LORD was there, whose name was Oded, and he went out to meet the army that came to Samaria and said to them, “Behold, because the LORD, the God of your fathers, was angry with Judah, he gave them into your hand, but you have killed them in a rage that has reached up to heaven. 10And now you intend to subjugate the people of Judah and Jerusalem, male and female, as your slaves. Have you not sins of your own against the LORD your God? 11Now hear me, and send back the captives from your relatives whom you have taken, for the fierce wrath of the LORD is upon you.” 12Certain chiefs also of the men of Ephraim, Azariah the son of Johanan, Berechiah the son of Meshillemoth, Jehizkiah the son of Shallum, and Amasa the son of Hadlai, stood up against those who were coming from the war 13and said to them, “You shall not bring the captives in here, for you propose to bring upon us guilt against the LORD in addition to our present sins and guilt. For our guilt is already great, and there is fierce wrath against Israel.” 14So the armed men left the captives and the spoil before the princes and all the assembly. 15And the men who have been mentioned by name rose and took the captives, and with the spoil they
clothed all who were naked among them. They clothed them, gave them sandals, provided them with food and drink, and anointed them, and carrying all the feeble among them on donkeys, they brought them to their kinsfolk at Jericho, the city of palm trees. Then they returned to Samaria. P This is the Word of the Lord. C Thanks be to God.
Psalm Psalm 32; antiphon: v. 2 Blessed Are the Forgiven
1Blessèd is the one whose transgression is for- | given,* whose sin is | covered. 2Blessèd is the man against whom the LORD counts no in- | iquity,* and in whose spirit there is | no deceit.
3For when I kept silent, my bones wast- | ed away* through my groaning | all day long. 4For day and night your hand was heavy up- | on me;* my strength was dried up as by the heat of | summer.
5I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my in- | iquity;* I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,” and you forgave the iniquity | of my sin.
6Therefore let everyone who is godly offer prayer to you at a time when you | may be found;* surely in the rush of great waters, they shall not | reach him. 7You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from | trouble;* you surround me with shouts of de- | liverance.
8I will instruct you and teach you in the way | you should go;* I will counsel you with my eye up- | on you. 9Be not like a horse or a mule, without under- | standing,* which must be curbed with bit and bridle, or it will not stay | near you.
10Many are the sorrows of the | wicked,* but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts | in the LORD. 11Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, O | righteous,* and shout for joy, all you up- | right in heart!
Epistle Reading Galatians 3:15–22 15To give a human example, brothers: even with a man-made covenant, no one annuls it or adds to it once it has been ratified. 16Now the promises were made to Abraham and to his offspring. It does not say, “And to offsprings,” referring to many, but referring to one, “And to your offspring,” who is Christ. 17This is what I mean: the law, which came 430 years afterward, does not annul a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to make the promise void. 18For if the inheritance comes by the law, it no longer comes by promise; but God gave it to Abraham by a promise. 19Why then the law? It was added because of transgressions, until the offspring should come to whom the promise had been made, and it was put in place through angels by an intermediary. 20Now an intermediary implies more than one, but God is one. 21Is the law then contrary to the promises of God? Certainly not! For if a law had been given that could give life, then righteousness would indeed be by the law. 22But the Scripture imprisoned everything under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.
P This is the Word of the Lord. C Thanks be to God.
Holy Gospel Luke 10:23–37
P The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the tenth chapter. C Glory to You, O Lord.
23Turning to the disciples [Jesus] said privately, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see! 24For I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.” 25And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” 26He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” 27And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” 28And he said to him, “You have answered
correctly; do this, and you will live.”
29But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” 30Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. 31Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. 32So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. 34He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’ 36Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” 37He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.” P This is the Gospel of the Lord. C Praise to You, O Christ.
Hymn of the Day 655 Lord Keep Us Steadfast In Your Word
Text and tune: Public domain
Text and tune: Public domain
Prayer of the Church Proper response is “Lord, have mercy.” P In peace, let us pray to the Lord: C Lord, have mercy. P For grace to proclaim the triumph of the cross throughout the world — the
victory of that Love which hate could not destroy and that Life which death could not overcome, let us pray to the Lord:
P For this parish, that we may grow in our knowledge of the Lord and our love of His commandments, let us pray to the Lord:
P For all catechumens and those inquiring into the faith, that He who has begun His good work in them would bring it to completion on the day of the Lord, let us pray to the Lord:
P For all the baptized, that we who have received the love of Jesus, our Good Samaritan, may reach out in love and compassion to others, let us pray to the Lord:
P For the nations, that war, hate and bloodshed may be overcome by peace, justice and mercy; and for all who serve in our armed forces, let us pray to the Lord:
P For those who have requested our intercessions, especially Alice, Carmen, Charlotte, Cynthia, the Conrad’s, Dalton, David, Debra, Faith, Gloria, James, Jamsetta, Jod, Johnathan, Karen, Lynette, Marion and her family, Sabrina, Susie, the Krogen Family that commended into the Father’s loving hands, God would lead them out of all their troubles, let us pray to the Lord:
P Into Your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in Your mercy; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
C Amen.
Offering Collected after service in the back of the church.
Service of the Sacrament Preface LSB 216
P The Lord be with you.
C And also with you. P Lift up your hearts. C We lift them to the Lord. P Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. C It is right to give Him thanks and praise.
P It is truly good, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, O Lord our God, king of all creation, for You have had mercy on us and given Your only-begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. Grant us Your Spirit, gracious Father, that we may give heed to the testament of Your Son in true faith and, above all, firmly take to heart the words with which Christ gives to us His body and blood for our forgiveness. By Your grace, lead us to remember and give thanks for the boundless love which He manifested to us when, by pouring out His precious blood, He saved us from Your righteous wrath and from sin, death, and hell. Grant that we may receive the bread and wine, that is, His body and blood, as a gift, guarantee, and pledge of His salvation. Graciously receive our prayers;
deliver and preserve us. To You alone, O Father, be all glory, honor, and worship, with the Son and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
C Amen.
Lord’s Prayer C Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done 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.
Introduction to The Words of Our Lord
P In the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, at His command, and with His own words, we receive His testament:
The Words of Our Lord LSB 217
Pax Domini
P The peace of the Lord be with you always.
C Amen. Agnus Dei LSB 198
Text and tune: Public domain
Distribution Hymn 613 To Thee, Omniscient Lord of All
Post-Communion Hymn 617 O Lord, We Praise Thee
Tune: Public domain Text: © 1941 Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License no. 110000401
Post-Communion Collect
P Let us pray. We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this salutary gift, and we implore You that of Your mercy You would strengthen us through the same in faith toward You and in fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
C Amen.
Benedicamus LSB 218 P Let us bless the Lord. C Thanks be to God.
Benediction P The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord look upon you with favor and T give you peace.
C Amen.
Hymn to Depart 941 We Praise You and Acknowledge You, O God
Text: © 1999 Stephen P. Starke, admin. Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License no. 110000401 Tune: Public domain
Kyrie, God Holy Ghost BWV 671 J. S. Bach Acknowledgments
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Synod Sentences for the Thirteenth Sunday After Trinity Jesus Is Our Good Samaritan The Law cannot help us or give us life. Rather, it confines everyone under sin as wounded and
naked before God (Gal. 3:15–22). So it is that two figures of the Law, the priest and the Levite, passed by the injured man on the side of the road (Luke 10:23–37). Only the promised Seed of Abraham can rescue us and make us righteous before God. Only the Samaritan, our Lord Jesus, had compassion, as did the Samaritans of old (2 Chronicles 28:8–15). He came down to us in our lost and dying condition, pouring on the oil and wine of the Sacraments. He placed us on His own animal, bearing our sin and brokenness in His body on the cross to restore us. Jesus brought us to the inn, that is, the Church, and gave the innkeeper two denarii, that His double forgiveness might continue to be ministered to us. In this way the Lord, by whose Law we are torn and stricken, heals us and revives us by His Gospel and raises us up with Himself.
Lutherans For Life Thoughts for the Thirteenth Sunday After Trinity The compassionate Samaritan does not euthanize or terminate the already half-dead traveler. He treats this stranger and rival not as less human but as dear neighbor and trades his own convenience, cost, and comfort to help a brother (Luke 10:33-35). Our Savior showers us with just such grace so that we may share it as well. Prayer: Dear Savior, grant me fully to appreciate Your grace to me and freely to extend it to all in need. Amen.
Stewardship Thought for the Thirteenth Sunday After Trinity Mark 7:37 – “And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, ‘He has done all things well …’ ” When God created the world it was “very good.” And here Jesus does all things well. God is always blessing, always seeking our good. We know this is so but we still struggle to believe it. For if we really believed it, why would we ever do anything contrary to God’s will and Law? We know that everything He tells us to do is for our good, and yet we struggle in the weakness of the flesh. Lord we believe, help our unbelief!
A Prayer For The Week Lord God, heavenly Father, we most heartily thank You that You have granted us to live in this accepted time, when we may hear Your holy Gospel, know Your fatherly will, and behold Your Son, Jesus Christ! We pray, most merciful Father: Let the light of Your holy Word remain with us, and so govern our hearts by Your Holy Spirit, that we may never forsake Your Word, but remain steadfast in it, and finally obtain eternal salvation; through Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one true God, now and forever. Amen.
An Excerpt from Luther’s Writings
“Now we must have high regard for the law. It says: ‘Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.’ Thou, thou, it says, thou, and everything thou art; and especially does it mean the heart, the soul and all thy powers. It does not speak of the tongue, or the hands, or the knees; but it speaks of the whole body, and of all thou hast and art. If I am to have no other God, then I must surely possess the only true God with my heart, that is, I must in my heart be affectionate to Him, evermore cleave to Him, depend upon Him, trust Him, have my desire, love and joy in Him, and always think of Him.
…For God does not want only a part, on the contrary He wants the whole man.” This sermon is from the Church Postil of Martin Luther for the Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity Sunday.
A Snippet From 1517 Will God Forgive Me… Again?
Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man against whom the LORD counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit." (Psalm 32:1–2) …. Sometimes when our guilt sticks heavily upon us, we can wonder if God's forgiveness really applies to us. We do that certain sin, again and again, we surprise ourselves with some out-of-character action, we find ourselves feeling less guilty for certain trespasses, etc. In the midst of such rhythms, we are to take the psalmist’s prayer to heart. For we are reminded here that we are favored by God. God has taken our sins away because God wants to! … This sense of dreadful anticipation at God’s coming wrath is real because guilty people know that justice must eventually come. God can’t keep turning a blind eye. And he doesn’t. We must put away a whitewashed Christianity that says that God simply forgives because He is nice, kind, loving, gentle, etc. That is not how forgiveness works. God does not simply ignore our sins, turn a blind eye to them, and perpetuate injustice. No. God has forgiven you for Christ’s sake. It was because Jesus paid your debt, took your penalty, and ransomed you from sin and death that you are forgiven. St. Paul has a special word to describe the new, objective reality of your forgiveness: justification. Notice the word “justice” embedded within it. Justification is God’s work, at Christ’s expense, to free you from sin, death, and hell. It is justice done to sin and grace given to you. And God wanted to do this for you. When God forgives you for the sins you commit over and over, he does so because Christ has paid for their trespass and received the justice of the crime. God does not turn a blind eye to sin but instead issues justice upon his Son, for your sake. This means you are blessed or favored because God loves you enough, because Jesus loves you enough, to hold no record of your wrongs. Now, if we are so favored by God that he would not spare his only Son, how much more so will he then help us in the midst of our troubles? You see, the cross teaches us the dedication to which God will go to show his favor for you. He wants to forgive you! So now, as you struggle through various trials, do not be downtrodden. The God who never abandoned you to your own sin will not abandon you now. And though you sin ten times ten thousand times, you can never out-sin the work of the cross. Let us live in this promise. Bruce Hillman 2020