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 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

August 20th, 2017

Dear Lord, Help me…….

Prelude Music 


A   This is the Day the Lord has made.

C   Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Entrance Hymn LSB 644                   “The Church’s One Foundation”

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 the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ in the fellowship of this altar, let us first consider our 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    Let us pray, Almighty and most merciful God, preserve us from all harm and danger

C   that we, being ready in both body and soul, may cheerfully accomplish what You want done;

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

C   Amen.

Psalm 34:4–8; antiphon: Ps. 34:1

P   The Lord is the strength of his people; he is the saving refuge of his anointed.


C  To you, O Lord, I call; my rock, be not deaf to me,

P   lest, if you be silent to me, I become like those who go down to the pit.

            C  Hear the voice of my pleas for mercy, when I cry to you for help, when I lift up my                hands toward your most holy sanctuary.


            C  for he has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy.

             P   The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him


            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   The Lord is the strength of his people; he is the saving refuge of his anointed.


Children’s Message Sit

Old Testament Reading                       Isaiah 56 1,6-8

A   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Epistle                                                    Romans 11:1-2,13-15, 28-32

A   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Alleluia and Verse

Holy Gospel                                           Matthew 15:21-28       

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

C   Glory to You, O Lord.

. . .after the reading

P   This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C   Praise to You, O Christ.


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.

Hymn of the Day      

Sermon: Rev. Patrick O’Neal      

Prayer of the Church Stand

Offering & Response Sit                               Contemplative Music by the Bell Choir


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)

#461 I Know that My Redeemer Lives          #686 Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

#680 Thine the Amen, Thine the Praise          #462 All The Earth with Joy is Sounding

Dismissal and Nunc Dimittis Stand

Post-Communion Collect


P   Let us bless the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.


Closing Hymn LSB 739                                          “Precious Lord Take My Hand”


A  Go in peace, serve the Lord

C  Thanks be to God.      



TODAY- 20th            9:15 AM Adult Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)

10:30 AM Worship

MON – 21st                6:00 PM Bible Study

TUES – 22nd             10:00 AM Bible Study

THURS – 24th           9:30 AM Quilters

11:00 AM Bible Study (Hayesville)

5:30 PM Bell Choir

6:30 PM Choir Practice

SUN – 27th                9:15 AM Adult Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)

10:30 AM Worship

Information for the September calendar is due in the church office no later than Noon, Tuesday, August 22nd.

Fellowship for August 27:  Gloria Syring and Charlotte Childers

In appreciation of my retirement, I thank all of you. God bless – Deb Johnson

Martha Ministries is in need of a volunteer for some administrative work (no cooking required). This entails about six hours a year! Please contact Charlotte Childers  if you can help.

The library has some new additions. You can easily take advantage of our church library. Just check out any book by pulling the card (alphabetical by author) from the file box and signing it out.

There are a few books and many VCR tapes, most of which are new, on a metal book cart in the library. Please feel free to help yourself. If you still have a VCR, this is an excellent chance to provide some wonderful entertainment for grandchildren.

There are two DVDs in the office available for check out.  One is on fire safety and the other is on child abuse; each is only about 15 minutes long.  I would encourage anyone with children to check out these videos. This by no means is to imply that we have a problem here, just that it is good to be reminded of something we would rather not think about.  The office is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 am to 1 pm, or you may check them out on Sunday. Thanks.   Marty Childers

Our Youth are offering beautiful 2018 calendars for purchase during Fellowship as a fundraiser. The calendars are very reasonably priced at $8.00. Thank you for your continued support of our young people at RLC.

The altar flowers are given to the glory of God by Leslie and Donna Witty in honor of their 57th anniversary.

Attendance last Sunday (8-13-17): 107

Children’s Sunday School: 2                        Adult Sunday School: 14

PRAYER CONCERNS ~ (week of August 20)

Members with immediate concerns: Lamarr Seader, Dave Huffman

Members with continuing concerns: Bob and Pat Boyd, Earl Wisener, Bill Balmer, Donna Brooks, William and Laura Ogden, Bill and Theresa Lehmann, Bea Ezechel, Charmayne Mueller, Jane Huffman

Service Personnel: 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 & Bill Lehmann), AWRAN Ryan Balmer (Navy), and AZ3 Sydney Balmer (Navy), Pvt. Grant Williamson (Army-son of Betsy Shepherd)

Friends: Rosemary Hrbal (Marty Childers’ mother), Jason Strickland (Tim & Deb Johnson’s son-in-law), Sylvia Malley (family member of Patricia Jynes), Ned Kraft (Brenda Kraft’s husband), The Stamey family, Pastor David Bean and Angie (Pastor at First United Methodist Church), Jesu and his mother (friend of Deb Strum), Sally Jean Bowser (daughter of Carol Fritz), Thomas William Smith (Grandson of Martha Smith), Don Capaforte (CareNet Director), 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)

August 21 Eclipse “Tip Sheet”

Macon County advises to treat this situation as an upcoming winter/snow storm. Travel by car may not be possible, so please plan accordingly by:

* Building an emergency kit. Your kit should include:

A three-day supply (minimum) of water and non-perishable food for each family member, First-aid supplies, Personal hygiene items, Portable radio, Flashlights, Fresh batteries, Basic tools, Work gloves, Portable lanterns, Signaling device (such as an air horn), Prescription medications, Extra car keys, Extra eyeglasses, Cash, Important contact numbers (such as medical centers, insurance agents, utilities, neighbors and family members), Copies of important documents (such as identification, insurance policies, ownership certificates and banking information).

* Charging Cell Phone(s), however please note that cell towers may not be equipped to deal with the influx of users. This also includes Internet use.

* Stocking up your pantry with a minimum of a week’s worth of food. This includes milk, bread, & water.

* Entertainment! Have some books & magazines on hand.

Visit for real time traffic reports, if bandwidth permits. 

A Note Regarding Sunday

There are no changes to the RLC Sunday Schedule.


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