Pray the Lord of the Harvest to Send Forth Laborers

Pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Luke 10:2

The Sermon: Luke 10 : 1 – 9
After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go. Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Go your way; Behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves. Carry neither money bag, sack nor sandals, and greet no one along the road. But whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on it; If not, it will return to you. And remain in the same house, eating and drinking such things as they give, for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not go from house to house. Whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you. And heal the sick who are there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.”

Pray the Lord of the Harvest to Send Forth Laborers

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Pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Luke 10:2

Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost

October 10, 2010 9:00 a.m
Pre-Service Reading – Psalm 96, Page 144 In Front Of Hymnal

Song By Children – “Hark! The Voice Of Jesus Crying” ( TLH 496 : Hark! the Voice of Jesus Crying Hymnary.org link )
(Director: Mikki Aymond; ; Accompanist: Barb Breth)

Opening TLH 502 : Saints of God, the Dawn Is Brightening Hymnary.org link

The Invocation And Opening Prayer
Our Confession Of Sins
P: God invites us to come into His Presence and worship Him with humble and penitent hearts. Therefore, let us confess our sinfulness and seek His forgiveness at the foot of the cross of Christ.
C: 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 and failed to do what is good. For this I deserve Your punishment both now and in eternity. But I am truly sorry for my sins, and trusting in my Savior, Jesus Christ, I pray: Lord have mercy on me, a sinner.
P: God,our heavenly Father, has been merciful to us and has given His only Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Therefore, as a called servant of Christ and by His authority, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
The Order Of Matins (Page 32 Only – Sung Responses)
P: O Lord, open Thou my lips.
C: And my mouth shall forth Thy praise.
P: Make haste, O God, to deliver me.
C: Make haste to help me,O Lord,Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen. Hallelujah!

The Epistle Reading – Acts 8: 26 – 40
(The account of Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch – some powerful lessons in Spirit-effected path crossings, personal witnessing and the convincing power of the Word and Gospel.)
Sung Response: Hallelujahs!

The Announcement Of The Gospel Reading
Sung Response: Glory be to Thee, O Lord!

The Reading Of John 4: 27 – 38
(All who serve and witness to their Savior are part of that grand harvest of souls – both those who sow and those who reap. The fruit of the church’s labors will not be fully know until eternity.)
Sung Response: Praise be to Thee, O Christ!

The Apostles Creed
I believe in God the Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified,dead and buried; He descended into hell; The third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father almighty; From thence He shall come to judge the quick & the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. Amen.

Hymn TLH 507 : Spread, Oh, Spread, Thou Mighty Word Hymnary.org link

The Sermon ………………………………………………………………….. Luke 10 : 1 – 9
After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go. Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Go your way; Behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves. Carry neither money bag, sack nor sandals, and greet no one along the road. But whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on it; If not, it will return to you. And remain in the same house, eating and drinking such things as they give, for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not go from house to house. Whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you. And heal the sick who are there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.”

Pray the Lord of the Harvest to Send Forth Laborers

Hymn TLH 498 (V 5-6): Rise, Thou Light of Gentile Nations Hymnary.org link

We Glorify the Lord’s Name With Our Faith-Gifts

Song By Choir: “How Lovely Are The Messengers” (Romans 10:15 & 18)
Director:Cathy Augustin ; Accompanist: Audra Wiste

Our Prayers To The Throne Of Grace

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father Who art in heaven, Hallowed by 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.

Our Lord’s Parting Blessing

The Closing TLH 492 : Lord of the Living Harvest Hymnary.org link

Silent Prayer And Announcements