Today’s radio broadcast is sponsored in honor of Rev. Brett and Katie Cornelius.

External link opens in new tab or windowClick Here to listen live at 9:00am Sundays service on WPMB.


Today's Service Leader and Speaker - Rev. Michael Mohr, CID President




Today's liturgy is the Divine Service, Setting Three, LSB pages 184ff.


915 Today Your Mercy Calls Us




The sign of the cross may be made by all in remembrance of their Baptism.



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

C Amen.


Exhortation LSB 184

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.

P 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.



Confession of Sins LSB 184

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.


Absolution LSB 185

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 T Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C Amen.



Introit Psalm 18:1–2a, 27, 30a, 49; antiphon: vv. 18b–19

The Lord was | my support*
in the day of my ca- | lamity.
He brought me out into a | broad place;*
he rescued me, because he delight- | ed in me.

I love you, O | Lord, my strength.*
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my de- | liverer.
For you save a humble | people,*
but the haughty eyes | you bring down.

This God—his way is | perfect;*
the word of the | Lord proves true.
For this I will praise you, O Lord, among the | nations,*
and sing | to your name.

Glory be to the Father and | to the Son*
and to the Holy | Spirit;
as it was in the be- | ginning,*
is now, and will be forever. | Amen.
The Lord was | my support*
in the day of my ca- | lamity.
He brought me out into a | broad place;*
he rescued me, because he delight- | ed in me.


Gloria Patri LSB 186



Kyrie LSB 186


Gloria in Excelsis LSB 187


Salutation and Collect of the Day

P O Lord, since You never fail to help and govern those whom You nurture in Your steadfast fear and love, work in us a perpetual fear and love of Your holy name; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.




Catechesis - Table of Duties - To Parents; To Children

P Today's catechetical reading continues our reading of the Table of Duties. First, what does God say to parents?

C Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. –Ephesians 6:4 (2 & 3)

P What does God say to children?

C Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” –Ephesians 6:1-3 (4 & 5)

(K & 1 no assignment this week)



Old Testament Reading Proverbs 9:1–10

1Wisdom has built her house;
she has hewn her seven pillars.
2She has slaughtered her beasts; she has mixed her wine;
she has also set her table.
3She has sent out her young women to call
from the highest places in the town,
4“Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!”
To him who lacks sense she says,
5“Come, eat of my bread
and drink of the wine I have mixed.
6Leave your simple ways, and live,
and walk in the way of insight.”
7Whoever corrects a scoffer gets himself abuse,
and he who reproves a wicked man incurs injury.
8Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you;
reprove a wise man, and he will love you.
9Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser;
teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.
10The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.

A This is the Word of the Lord.

C Thanks be to God.



Gradual Psalm 120:1–2

In my distress I called | to the Lord,*
and he | answered me.
Deliver me, O Lord, from | lying lips,*
from a de- | ceitful tongue.


Epistle Ephesians 2:13–22

13But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility 15by abolishing the law of commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, 16and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. 17And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. 18For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. 19So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, 21in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. 22In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.

A This is the Word of the Lord.

C Thanks be to God.





Alleluia and Verse

LSB 190

P I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High.


Holy Gospel Luke 14:15–24

P The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the fourteenth chapter.

15When one of those who reclined at table with [Jesus] heard these things, he said to him, “Blessed is everyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!” 16But he said to him, “A man once gave a great banquet and invited many. 17And at the time for the banquet he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’ 18But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it. Please have me excused.’ 19And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to examine them. Please have me excused.’ 20And another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’ 21So the servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house became angry and said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor and crippled and blind and lame.’ 22And the servant said, ‘Sir, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.’ 23And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled. 24For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet.’”

P This is the Gospel of the Lord.


Apostles’ Creed

C 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 T everlasting. Amen.





There Still Is Room (509 The Lutheran Hymnal)



Sermon - There STILL Is Room - Rev. Michael Mohr, CID President





Offertory LSB 192


Prayer of the Church

P In peace, let us pray to the Lord:

C Lord, have mercy.

P For the Holy Spirit, that we may receive with thanksgiving the Word, which calls us to God’s great banquet; and that our hearts would be enlivened so that we hear the Word with fruitfulness and prepare ourselves rightly for God’s kingdom, unhindered by any worldly care, let us pray to the Lord:

C Lord, have mercy.

P For Matthew, our Synod president; _____________, our district president; _____________, our circuit visitor; and our pastor(s), who are sent in the footsteps of Christ, that they may faithfully and boldly proclaim peace to those near and far, let us pray to the Lord:

C Lord, have mercy.

P For the gracious gift of our earthly fathers, that they would care for their families, lead their children to Jesus and reflect the love of our heavenly Father, let us pray to the Lord:

C Lord, have mercy.

P For tongues free from evil and lips devoid of deceit, that we may be turned in repentance from evil to do good and to seek and pursue peace, as He grants us many good days according to His promise, let us pray to the Lord:

C Lord, have mercy.

P For all Christians, that none would be surprised or dismayed when the world hates us for Christ’s sake, nor turn from His love to embrace another way, but love not only in word or talk but in deed and truth, according to God’s Word, let us pray to the Lord:

C Lord, have mercy.

P For those who suffer from mental illness, that they may know that God is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit; and that our Lord would uphold them in hope until He delivers them out of all their afflictions, let us pray to the Lord:

C Lord, have mercy.

P For the sick and lonely, those who mourn and all who are in need, [especially _____________,] that the Lord would turn us to Himself in faith to find every need satisfied in His gracious favor, let us pray to the Lord:

C Lord, have mercy.

P For all who commune with Christ and with one another today, that brought near through His blood and released from hostility in His own flesh, His peace would be upon us and between us, let us pray to the Lord:

C Lord, have mercy.

P For constancy in the hope of eternal life, that we may acknowledge how God has multiplied our days and added eternal years to our lives in Christ’s death and resurrection, let us pray to the Lord:

C Lord, have mercy.

P Hear us, heavenly Father, for the sake of Christ Jesus, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C Amen.




The offering is gathered.




Preface LSB 194


Proper Preface

P It is truly meet, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, holy Lord, almighty Father, everlasting God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who on this day overcame death and the grave and by His glorious resurrection opened to us the way of everlasting life. Therefore with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven we laud and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and saying:


Sanctus LSB 195



Lord's Prayer

C Our Father who art in heaven,

     hallowed be 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.


The Words of Our Lord LSB 197


Pax Domini LSB 197


Agnus Dei LSB 198







636 Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness


5 Jesus, source of lasting pleasure,
Truest friend, and dearest treasure,
    Peace beyond all understanding,
    Joy into all life expanding:
Humbly now, I bow before You;
Love incarnate, I adore You;
    Worthily let me receive You
    And, so favored, never leave You.


6 Jesus, sun of life, my splendor,
Jesus, friend of friends, most tender,
    Jesus, joy of my desiring,
    Fount of life, my soul inspiring:
At Your feet I cry, my maker,
Let me be a fit partaker
    Of this blessèd food from heaven,
    For our good, Your glory, given.


7 Lord, by love and mercy driven,
You once left Your throne in heaven
    On the cross for me to languish
    And to die in bitter anguish,
To forego all joy and gladness
And to shed Your blood in sadness.
    By this blood redeemed and living,
    Lord, I praise You with thanksgiving.


8 Jesus, bread of life, I pray You,
Let me gladly here obey You.
    By Your love I am invited,
    Be Your love with love requited;
By this Supper let me measure,
Lord, how vast and deep love’s treasure.
    Through the gift of grace You give me
    As Your guest in heav’n receive me.


826 Hark, the Voice of Jesus Crying


680 Thine the Amen, Thine the Praise




Nunc Dimittis LSB 199


Thanksgiving LSB 200


Post-Communion Collect

A Let us pray.

We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this salutary gift, and we implore You that of Your mercy You would strengthen us through the same in faith toward You and in fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


Salutation 201


Benedicamus LSB 202


Benediction LSB 202



830 Spread the Reign of God the Lord


5 Enter, mighty Word, the field;
Ripe the promise of its yield.
But the reapers, oh, how few
For the work there is to do!


6 Lord of harvest, great and kind,
Rouse to action heart and mind;
Let the gath’ring nations all
See Your light and heed Your call.





Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Created by Lutheran Service Builder © 2023 Concordia Publishing House.