Bread of Life Lutheran ChurchEleventh Sunday After Pentecost

Confession and Absolution


793 Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven

1 Praise, my soul, the King of heaven;
    To His feet your tribute bring;
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,
    Evermore His praises sing:
        Alleluia, alleluia!
    Praise the everlasting King.


2 Praise Him for His grace and favor
    To His people in distress;
Praise Him still the same as ever,
    Slow to chide and swift to bless:
        Alleluia, alleluia!
    Glorious in His faithfulness.


3 Fatherlike He tends and spares us;
    Well our feeble frame He knows;
In His hand He gently bears us,
    Rescues us from all our foes.
        Alleluia, alleluia!
    Widely yet His mercy flows.


4 Angels, help us to adore Him;
    You behold Him face to face;
Sun and moon, bow down before Him,
    All who dwell in time and space.
        Alleluia, alleluia!
    Praise with us the God of grace.




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.


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.




Silence for reflection on God’s Word and for self-examination.


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 Almighty God, our heavenly Father, has had mercy upon us and has given His only Son to die for us and for His sake forgives us all our sins. To those who believe on His name He gives power to become the children of God and has promised them His Holy Spirit. He that believes and is baptized shall be saved.

Grant this, Lord, unto us all.

C Amen.




Service of the Word


Kyrie LSB 186


Gloria in Excelsis LSB 187


Salutation and Collect of the Day


P Almighty and everlasting Father, You give Your children many blessings even though we are undeserving. In every trial and temptation grant us steadfast confidence in Your loving-kindness and mercy; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.





Old Testament Reading Isaiah 56:1, 6–8

1Thus says the Lord:
“Keep justice, and do righteousness,
for soon my salvation will come,
and my deliverance be revealed. . . .

6“And the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord,
to minister to him, to love the name of the Lord,
and to be his servants,
everyone who keeps the Sabbath and does not profane it,
and holds fast my covenant—
7these I will bring to my holy mountain,
and make them joyful in my house of prayer;
their burnt offerings and their sacrifices
will be accepted on my altar;
for my house shall be called a house of prayer
for all peoples.”
8The Lord God,
who gathers the outcasts of Israel, declares,
“I will gather yet others to him
besides those already gathered.”


A This is the Word of the Lord.

C Thanks be to God.


Psalm Psalm 67; antiphon: v. 5

1May God be gracious to us and | bless us*
and make his face to shine up- | on us,
2that your way may be | known on earth,*
your saving power among all | nations.
3Let the peoples praise you, | O God;*
let all the peoples | praise you!

4Let the nations be glad and | sing for joy,*
for you judge the peoples with equity
and guide the nations up- | on earth.
5Let the peoples praise you, | O God;*
let all the peoples | praise you!

6The earth has yielded its | increase;*
God, our God, shall | bless us.
7God shall | bless us;*
let all the ends of the earth | fear him!


Epistle Romans 11:1–2a, 13–15, 28–32

1I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means! For I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin. 2God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. . . .

13Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry 14in order somehow to make my fellow Jews jealous, and thus save some of them. 15For if their rejection means the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance mean but life from the dead? . . .

28As regards the gospel, they are enemies of God for your sake. But as regards election, they are beloved for the sake of their forefathers. 29For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. 30Just as you were at one time disobedient to God but now have received mercy because of their disobedience, 31so they too have now been disobedient in order that by the mercy shown to you they also may now receive mercy. 32For God has consigned all to disobedience, that he may have mercy on all.


A This is the Word of the Lord.

C Thanks be to God.




Alleluia LSB 190


Holy Gospel Matthew 15:21–28

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



21Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely oppressed by a demon.” 23But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, “Send her away, for she is crying out after us.” 24He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” 25But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.” 26And he answered, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” 27She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” 28Then Jesus answered her, “O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed instantly.


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.




818 In Thee Is Gladness

1 In Thee is gladness
    Amid all sadness,
Jesus, sunshine of my heart.
    By Thee are given
    The gifts of heaven,
Thou the true Redeemer art.
    Our souls Thou wakest,
    Our bonds Thou breakest;
    Who trusts Thee surely
    Has built securely;
He stands forever: Alleluia!
    Our hearts are pining
    To see Thy shining,
    Dying or living
    To Thee are cleaving;
Naught can us sever: Alleluia!


2 Since He is ours,
    We fear no powers,
Not of earth nor sin nor death.
    He sees and blesses
    In worst distresses;
He can change them with a breath.
    Wherefore the story
    Tell of His glory
    With hearts and voices;
    All heav’n rejoices
In Him forever: Alleluia!
    We shout for gladness,
    Triumph o’er sadness,
    Love Him and praise Him
    And still shall raise Him
Glad hymns forever: Alleluia!




P The peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

C Amen.




Offertory LSB 192


Prayer of the Church

P Let us pray to the Lord for all that we need and on behalf of all people, that He may bestow upon us the riches of His grace and that we may receive His gifts with faith and thanksgiving in our hearts.


For true unity in the faith; for the preservation of pure doctrine; for harmony in the lives of our congregation, district and Synod; and for charitable hearts that put the best construction on what we see and hear, let us pray to the Lord:

C Lord, have mercy.


P For those outside the kingdom; for missionaries near and far; for the ministries and agencies of our Church whereby the Gospel is spoken to those who have not heard; and for those who hear, that they may be brought to faith, let us pray to the Lord:

C Lord, have mercy.


P For all pastors and church workers, for those preparing for full-time church work, and for those considering church-work vocations, let us pray to the Lord:

C Lord, have mercy.


P For all families, for husbands and wives to live in faithfulness to each other, for all mothers with child, for all children, and for those who bring them to Baptism and nurture them in the faith, let us pray to the Lord:

C Lord, have mercy.


P For our president; the Congress; our governor; all elected and appointed leaders; all judges and magistrates; the members of the armed forces; and our police, firefighters and emergency medical personnel in their duties to protect and serve us, let us pray to the Lord:

C Lord, have mercy.


P For the healing of the sick, the relief of the suffering, the comfort of the grieving and the peace of the dying,  especially Stanly and Marilyn, Shaleen and Christopher, Jo Lynn, Jeanine, Geraldine, John, Charlie and Joyce, Sherry, and for those who care for them in their afflictions, let us pray to the Lord:

C Lord, have mercy.


P For the Rescue Mission that it may serve many in the name of Christ, giving hope to the downcast as well as food for the hungry, that all who enter there would be blessed, those who come in need as well as those who come in service. Let us pray to the Lord:

C Lord, have mercy.


P For all honest work and occupations, for our good use of the fruits of our labors, for generosity for those in need, and for the tithes and offerings that accompany our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, let us pray to the Lord:

C Lord, have mercy.


P For our remembrance of the saints and in thanksgiving for their faithful witness, that at last we may be joined with them in Your eternal presence, let us pray to the Lord:

C Lord, have mercy.


P Lord God, giver of all that is good, mercifully hear the prayers of Your people and grant us Your grace, that we may endure the changes and chances of this mortal life and be found worthy when our Savior comes to bring to completion all things; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C Amen.




Almighty God, You have called Your Church to witness that in Christ You have reconciled us to Yourself. Grant that by Your Holy Spirit we may proclaim the good news of Your salvation so that all who hear it may receive the gift of salvation; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.


Lord’s Prayer LSB 196

P 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.

C For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.


Benediction LSB 202


794 The Lord, My God, Be Praised

1 The Lord, my God, be praised,
    My light, my life from heaven;
My maker, who to me
    Has soul and body given;
My Father, who will shield
    And keep me day by day
And make each moment yield
    New blessings on my way.


2 The Lord, my God, be praised,
    My trust, my life from heaven,
The Father’s own dear Son,
    Whose life for me was given,
Who for my sin atoned
    With His most precious blood
And gives to me by faith
    The highest heav’nly good.


3 The Lord, my God, be praised,
    My hope, my life from heaven,
The Spirit, whom the Son
    In love to me has given.
His grace revives my heart
    And gives my spirit pow’r,
Help, comfort, and support
    In sorrow’s gloomy hour.


D 4 The Lord, my God, be praised,
    My God, the ever-living,
To whom the heav’nly host
    Their laud and praise are giving.
The Lord, my God, be praised,
    In whose great name I boast,
God Father, God the Son,
    And God the Holy Ghost.



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