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

Reformation Month:

October 22, 2017

“Be Ready in Hope!”

+ The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost +

Greeting (stand)

This is the Day the Lord has made.

C   Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

SUMMARY READING OF THE 95 THESES (German Translation Read by Renate Mueller)

Entrance Hymn LSB #525 verses 1&5                            “Crown Him With Many Crowns”

SUMMARY READING OF THE 95 THESES (German Translation Read by Renate Muehlfelt)

Invocation and Confession

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

C  Amen. 

Our help is in the name of the Lord,

C  who made heaven and earth.

P   If You, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand?

C  But with You there is forgiveness; therefore You are feared.

P   Since we are gathered to hear God’s Word, call upon Him in prayer and praise, and receive


body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ in the fellowship of this altar, let us first consider



unworthiness and confess before God and one another that we have sinned 


 in  thought, word

  and deed, and that we cannot free ourselves from our sinful condition. (Kneel/Stand/Sit)

     Together as His people let us take refuge in the infinite mercy of God, our heavenly Father,

     seeking His grace for the sake of Christ, and saying

God, be merciful to me, a sinner.  Almighty God, have mercy upon us, forgive us our   

     sins, and lead us to everlasting life. Amen. 

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

Gloria in Excelsis

Salutation and Prayer of the Day

P   The Lord be with you

C  And also with you.

P   O God, the protector of all who trust in You, have mercy on us that with You as our ruler and

     guide we may so pass through things temporal that we lose not the things eternal; through


 Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God,


  and forever.

C  Amen.


Psalm 121                                                  Ps. 121:1–4, 7–8; antiphon: Ps. 121:5

P  The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand.


P  I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?

C My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

P  He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber.

C Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.

P  The Lord will keep you from all evil;

C  he will keep your life.

P   The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore

C  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   The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand.


Children’s Message and Honoring Mrs. Steffen Sit

Old Testament Reading                                                 Isaiah 45:1-7

A   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

RLC CHOIR                                                                         “Ancient Words” (Deshazo/Runnion)

Epistle                                                              1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

A   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Alleluia and Verse

Holy Gospel                              Matthew 22:15-22     

P   The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, the Fifteenth chapter.

C   Glory to You, O Lord.

. . .after the reading

P   This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C   Praise to You, O Christ.

Nicene Creed Stand

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.

Receiving New Member William “Bill” Wilkens

Sermon Hymn #763 verses 1&4                                                   “When Peace, like a River”

Sermon: Rev. Patrick O’Neal                        

Prayer of the Church Stand

Offering & Response Sit


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..Therefore with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven we

     laud and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and saying (singing)


Prayer of Thanksgiving and Lord's Prayer

Words of Institution

Peace of the Lord

P  The peace of the Lord be with you always.

C Amen.

Agnus Dei

Hymns during Distribution (LSB)

#761 “Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me”     #817 “Earth and All Stars”     

#801 “How Great Thou Art”               #752 “Be Still, My Soul”

Dismissal and Nunc Dimittis Stand

Post-Communion Collect


P  Let us bless the Lord.

C Thanks be to God.


Closing Hymn LSB #922                                                  “Go, My Children, with My Blessing”


A  Go in peace, serve the Lord

C  Thanks be to God.

Thank you to the Reformation Committee for your leadership and assistance creating the worship services celebrating

500 Years of the Reformation!


The Committee Members

Timothy Johnson

Brenda  Roberts

Bobby Scherb

Pastor Emeritus Dr. John Brunner

Pastor Patrick O’Neal

Please Note:

Pastor Patrick will be in Germany

leaving October 28 and returning November 4th.

Pastor Emeritus John Brunner will be leading the

Reformation Service on October 29th.



TODAY- 22nd              9:15 AM Adult Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)

10:30 AM Worship (Reformation 4)

Elders’ Meeting following Worship


MON – 23rd               6:00 PM Bible Study

TUES – 24th                10:00 AM Bible Study

                                    Noon - November Calendar information due

THURS – 26th             9:30 AM Quilters

11:00 AM Bible Study (Hayesville)

6:30 PM Choir Practice

SUN – 29th                 9:15 AM Adult Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)

10:30 AM Worship - Reformation Sunday

The butterfly banner on our chancel this morning celebrates the baptisms of Abigail, Thomas and Hailey.  Each time a child is baptized at our font a butterfly is added to the banner with the name, birthdate, and baptismal date written on the reverse.  The butterfly symbolizes resurrection, having come to life again it offers hope after death.

The elders will meet today following Worship.

Information for the November calendar is due in the church office no later than Noon, Tuesday, October 24th.

Fellowship for October 29th:  Church Pot Luck

Coming soon: November 5th-Voters’ Assembly (no Pot Luck).

A folded American flag is on the shelf in the library. If you have knowledge of who donated this flag, please see Charlotte Childers. Thank you.

We will be honoring Military, active and veterans, on Sunday, November 12th. A prayer wall will be available starting October 22 in the Narthex. There will be paper for you to add to this wall praying for a former or active military person.

In anticipation of our Youth Christmas Candy Project, we are seeking 16 ounce wide-mouth Mason jars. They can be new or used jars in good condition. You may drop them off in the church office no later than November 23rd.

Theresa Lehmann now has a new address as follows: Call church office for information.

The concrete has recently been replaced in the upper level parking area. The Maple Street parking entrance will not be available for use through October. Parking in that area is limited. For questions regarding parking availability, contact Marty Childers. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Typically, Pastor Patrick’s office days are Monday-Thursday, 9AM - 5PM. He can be reached via cell phone, too. Appointments are greatly appreciated. Please note, Pastor Patrick will be in Germany leaving October 28th and returning November 4th.

The altar flowers are given to the glory of God by Marty and Charlotte Childers in honor of their anniversary.

Attendance last Sunday (10-15-17): 118

Children’s Sunday School: 10                       Adult Sunday School: 18

PRAYER CONCERNS ~ (week of October 22)

Members with immediate concerns:

Members with continuing concerns: Earle Johnson, Shelley Booe, Cliff Harris, Fred Pupke, Charlotte Childers, Paul Lampl, Sue DuBridge, Lamarr Seader, Dave Huffman, Jane Huffman, Bob and Pat Boyd, Earl Wisener, Bill Balmer, Donna Brooks, William and Laura Ogden, Theresa Lehmann, Bea Ezechel, Charmayne Mueller, Patricia Jynes

Service Personnel: Jessie Aiken (Army Military Police-Linda Aiken’s son), GySgt Adam Halstead, (USMC- Son of Chad & Susan Halstead), 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), Lt. Peter Manzoli (Navy-Grandson of Theresa Lehmann), AWR3 Ryan Balmer (Navy), and AZ3 Sydney Balmer (Navy), Pvt. Grant Williamson (Army-son of Betsy Shepherd), (Infantry) Christopher Davey (Aleshia from Grandview Manor)

Friends: Jean Hamlin (Allen Hamlin's mother), Hunter (Ali Crosslin’s grandson), Jim Allison (friend of the O’Neals), Gloria Sutton (Hardee Sutton’s mother), Bentley Hopkins (son of Steven Hopkins, our lawn maintenance provider), Sarah Holbrooks, (friend of Deb Strum), Jesu and his mother (friend of Deb Strum), Sally Jean Bowser (daughter of Carol Fritz), Thomas William Smith (Grandson of Martha Smith), 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)

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