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 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 16th, 2018 / 10:30 AM

Divine Service 3

Prelude Music, Announcements, and Greeting 

A         This is the Day the Lord has made.

C         Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Entrance Hymn LSB #808                                                                “O Sing to the Lord”

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

C         Amen.

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. 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.

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.

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 + Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C         Amen.


Kyrie and Gloria in Excelsis

Salutation and Prayer of the Day 

P          The Lord be with you.

C         And also with you.

P          Let us Pray. Lord Jesus Christ, our support and defense in every need,

C         continue to preserve Your Church in safety, govern her by Your goodness, and bless her with your peace; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. AMEN

Responsive Psalm and Children’s Message                                                  Ps.116

P          I love the LORD,

C         because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy.


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.

The Old Testament Reading                        Isaiah 50:4-10

A         This is the Word of the Lord.

C         Thanks be to God.


The Epistle Reading                                      James 3:1-12

A         This is the Word of the Lord.

C         Thanks be to God.

Alleluia and Verse

Holy Gospel                                                   Mark 9:14-29  

P          The Holy Gospel according to St. Mark, the Ninth Chapter and Following.

C         Glory to You, O Lord                                                         . . .after the reading                                                                                                             

P          This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C         Praise to You, 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 Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

       Christian: the ancient text reads “catholic,” meaning the whole. Church as it confesses the wholeness of Christian doctrine.

Hymn of The Day LSB #849                                 Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness”

Sermon: Rev. Patrick O’Neal   

Prayer of the Church, Offering & Offertory

RLC Choir                                     “Create in me a Clean Heart” arrangement by Mueller

Preface and Sanctus

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….evermore praising You and saying (singing):

Prayer of Thanksgiving, Lord's Prayer, Words of Institution, and Peace of the Lord

P          The peace of the Lord be with you always.

C         Amen

Agnus Dei

Distribution Hymns (LSB)

#680    Thine the Amen, Thine the Praise       #611    Chief of Sinners Though I Be            

#729    I Am Trusting Thee, Lord Jesus                     #620    Jesus Comes Today with Healing      


Nunc Dimittis

Prayer & Benediction

Processional and Closing Hymn LSB #809                                         “Great is Thy Faithfulness”

Dismissal & Sending

A         Go in peace, serve the Lord

C         Thanks be to God.                        

 Betsy Shepherd, our GBPS director, attends Cowee Baptist Church.  Some of the members are getting ready to take a mission trip to Burkina Faso located in western Africa.  Betsy has first-hand knowledge that infant lives are being saved with donated baby food.  Baby food now comes in lightweight, plastic-like packaging.  Who knew?  The missionaries leave October 7th and will return October 17th.  Of course, you can bring in traditional glass jars, but they are harder to pack and more expensive to ship.  If you would like to assist with this mission, please bring in your contribution and place it in the GBPS box in the Narthex. 

You can donate any baby food BUT ABSOLUTELY NO PORK and something with protein is preferred but not required.  You can make a huge difference for just a couple of dollars.  

One of the missionaries said that they have seen fathers come to the village churches to see who is giving their children food, thinking they’d find a catch.  Instead, they find a local Pastor who cares for their family.



TODAY- 16th            9:15 AM Adult Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)

                                    10:30 AM Worship

MON – 17th                5:30 PM Preschool Board Meeting

                                      6:00 PM Bible Study

6:30 PM Leadership Team Meeting

TUES – 18th              10:00 AM Bible Study


THURS – 20th           9:30 AM Quilters

11:00 AM Bible Study (Hayesville)

5:00 PM Bell Choir Practice

6:00 PM Choir Practice

SAT – 22nd                Noon-7:00 PM New Directory Photo Sessions

SUN – 23rd                9:15 AM Adult Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)

                                    10:30 AM Worship    

For prayer requests from September 9th through the 22nd, please contact Charlotte Childers.

Fellowship for September 23rd – Sara O’Neal and Pat Cabe

The first photo session for the new church directory is Saturday, September 22! Two other dates in October are also available. Please schedule your appointment to have your picture taken on the sign-up sheet in the Narthex or you may call the church office. It is better not to register online – it creates double-booking of time slots. Participants will receive a free 8x10 photo and a copy of the new directory.  If you have already signed up, be sure to pick up your envelope with information in the Narthex.

Opportunities for Service:

-          Openings are available to serve as an usher. See Ray Hahn if you would like to serve in this area.

-          We need help one day a week with the bread ministry. See Charlotte Childers regarding this opportunity.   

-          Volunteers needed to assist with Great Beginnings Preschool lunch two Wednesdays per month. See Charlotte Childers for more information.

Presbyterian Women’s Luncheon, Fashion Show, and Tea Cup Auction to support the needs of our local community and women’s projects globally will be held Saturday, October 6, at Noon in Tartan Hall, First Presbyterian Church, Franklin. Tickets are $10. For information and tickets contact Brenda Kraft (386) 852-3815 or the FPC office 524-3119.

The Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Tim and Deb Johnson in honor of Kalia’s birthday.

Attendance last Sunday (9-09-18): 91

Children’s Sunday School:    Adult Sunday School: 15

PRAYER CONCERNS ~ (week of September 16th)

Prayer requests for friends will be listed for your consideration and prayer for one month unless removed or renewed by the person making the request. Please let Anita know of any changes.

Members with Continuing Concerns: Earle Johnson, Bob Johnston, Les Witty, Deborah Strum, Brenda Roberts, Ron Bleier, Barbara Jockers, Fred Pupke, Paul Lampl, Sue DuBridge, Dave and Jane Huffman, Earl Wisener, Donna Brooks, Theresa Lehmann, Bea Ezechel, Charmayne Mueller

Service Personnel: Jessie Aiken (Army Military Police-Linda Aiken’s son), AWR3 Ryan Balmer (Navy), and AZ2 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), 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:  Rev. Phil Booe (Ken’s son), Carol Harshbarger (friend of Barbara Scherb), Chad Halstead-cancer (Susan’s husband), Rev. Vernon Trahms (father of Deb Johnson), Carl Smith, Jr. (Martha Smith’s son), Sandie McKinney (Jeanne Guske’s Sister), Kinleigh Flowers-leukemia (Great Beginnings Preschool student), Don Capaforte-cancer, Lisa Collins-cancer (friend of Carol Fritz), Rick & Nancy Holmes (friends of Dave & Judy Jones), Steve Salmonsohn (friend of Barbara Jockers)

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