Resurrection Lutheran Church
Missouri Synod
"A Caring Christian Church Experiencing the Love of Jesus"
Pastor Patrick O'Neal
Franklin, N.C.




Missouri Synod


A Caring Christian Church Experiencing and Sharing the Love of Jesus


Pastor Patrick O'Neal

38 Wayah Street

PO Box 2215, Franklin, NC 28744

Phone/Fax: 828-524-5996

Office Hours: Tuesday –Thursday 9:00am – 1:00pm

Closed Monday and Friday 


Great Beginnings Lutheran Preschool: 828-369-2411



The Third Sunday after Epiphany

January 21st, 2018

Announcements and Greeting (stand)

A         This is the Day the Lord has made.

C         Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Processional and Opening Hymn LSB #833                                       “Listen, God is Calling”

Invocation and Confession

P          In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C         Amen.

P          If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

C         But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  Kneel/Stand

P          Let us then confess our sins to God our Father.

C         Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean.  We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone.  We have not loved You with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.  We justly deserve Your present and eternal punishment.  For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us.  Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name.  Amen.

P          Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins.  As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the +Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C         Amen.  Stand

Hymn of Praise

Prayer of the Day 

P          Almighty and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities and stretch forth the hand of Your majesty to heal and defend us;

C         through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. AMEN.


Psalm 113                                                               Ps. 113:1–2, 4, 7–8; antiphon: Ps. 113:3

P          From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised!


C         Praise, O servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord! Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and forevermore!


P          The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens! He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap,

C         to make them sit with princes, with the princes of his people.


ALL   Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the 

           beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

P          From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised!


Children’s Message

First Lesson                                                           Jonah 3:1-5,10  

A  This is the Word of the Lord.

C  Thanks be to God.

Second Lesson                                                  1 Corinthians 7:29-31

 A  This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Alleluia and Verse

Holy Gospel                                                               Mark 1:14-20    

P  The Holy Gospel according to St. Mark, the first chapter.

                                                                              . . .after the reading

P  This is the Gospel of the Lord.

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 Spirit 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 sits at the right hand of the Father. And He will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead, whose kingdom will have no end. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets. And I believe in 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.

Sermon Hymn LSB #735                                                       “Have No Fear, Little Flock”

Sermon: Rev. Patrick O’Neal                         

Prayer of the Church

Offeratory LSB #547 verse 1                                                                     “The Lamb”


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 thank and praise.

Sanctus LSB #547 verse 2                                                                          “The Lamb”

Lord’s Prayer and Words of Institution

Peace of the Lord

Agnus Dei LSB #547  verses 3,4                                                                “The Lamb”

Distribution Hymns (LSB)

#611 “Chief of Sinners Though I Be”            #914 “Light of Light, O Sole Begotten”

#686 “Come, Thou Font of Every Blessing”  #680 “Thine the Amen, Thine The Praise”

Dismissal and Post-Communion Canticle LSB #547 verse 5                 “The Lamb”

Prayer and Benediction

Closing Hymn  LSB #818                                                                “In Thee Is Gladness”

Dismissal and Sending

A         Go in peace, serve the Lord

C         Thanks be to God.                                            



TODAY- 21st            9:15 AM Adult Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)

10:30 AM Worship

MON – 22nd              6:00 PM Bible Study

TUES – 23rd             10:00 AM Bible Study

                                    Information for February Calendar is due

THURS – 25th           11:00 AM Bible Study (Hayesville)

5:30 Serving Spoon

                                    NO Choir Practice

SUN – 28th                9:15 AM Adult Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)

10:30 AM Worship

Fellowship for January 28th:  Monique Sutton and Casey Stewart

February Calendar information is due by Tuesday, January 23.

2017 Financial Statements are ready to be picked up.  They are in a box on the windowsill in the Narthex.

Church Email is now through Frontier.  Please note the new addresses; the dnet address is no longer available.




Christian Assorted Greeting Cards are available on the LWML Card Cart downstairs during Fellowship Hour.  Cards are 50 cents each and support mission projects.

The altar flowers are given to the glory of God by Tim & Deb Johnson in honor of Tori’s birthday.

Attendance last Sunday (1-14-18): 81

Children’s Sunday School: 7                        Adult Sunday School: 13


PRAYER CONCERNS ~ (week of January 21)

Prayer concerns listed in the Sunday announcements are an important part of our prayer ministry at Resurrection.  It is our goal for the lists to be as accurate as possible.  Please take the time to read the list to determine if the status of anyone you have placed has changed. Inform Brenda in the church office to make changes. 

Members with continuing concerns: Barbara Wilkens, Cliff Harris, Fred Pupke, Paul Lampl, Sue DuBridge, Dave and Jane Huffman, Earl Wisener, Bill Balmer, Donna Brooks, Theresa Lehmann, Bea Ezechel, Charmayne Mueller.

Service Personnel: Jessie Aiken (Army Military Police-Linda Aiken’s son), AWR3 Ryan Balmer (Navy), and AZ3 Sydney Balmer (Navy), Christopher Davey (Infantry-Aleshia from Grandview Manor), GySgt Adam Halstead, (USMC- Son of Chad & Susan Halstead), Lt. Peter Manzoli (Navy-Grandson of Theresa Lehmann),  Lt. JG Catlin Smith (Navy-Niece of Barbara Jockers), Daniel Stone (Navy-Grandson of Bea Ezechel), MSgt Steven Turnbach – (Air Force-Nephew of Charlotte Balmer), Pvt. Grant Williamson (Army-son of Betsy Shepherd).

Friends: Kurt Glaesman- cancer (Friend of O'Neal Family), Cluppert family- moving (Friend of O'Neal Family), Louis Gushard (Brother of Francine Barnett), Paul Steffen (Dorothy Steffen’s son), Carl Smith, Jr. (Martha Smith’s son),  Hunter (Ali Crosslin’s grandson), Jim Allison (friend of the O’Neals), Sarah Holbrooks, (friend of Deb Strum), Jesu and his mother (friend of Deb Strum), Sally Jean Bowser (daughter of Carol Fritz), Steve Salmonsohn (friend of Barbara Jockers), Karen Perling and family (friend of Barbara Jockers), Sandie McKinney (Jeanne Guske’s Sister), Donna Vance and family (friend of Deb Strum), Alicia and her son Chris (friends of Deb Strum), Marlene (friend of Deb Johnson, Tonya Farmer for Cancer (Friend of Sara O'Neal)

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