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Responsive Prayer 2 - LSB p. 285

Opening Versicles - LSB p. 285

O Lord, open my lips,
and my mouth will declare Your praise
Make haste, O God, to deliver me;
Make haste, O God, to deliver me;
Make haste, o God, to deliver me;
make haste to help me, O Lord.
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.

READINGS - Harvest Observance

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary ABC

1st Reading - Deuteronomy 26:1-11

Deu 26:1-11
Deuteronomy 26:1–11 ESV
“When you come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you for an inheritance and have taken possession of it and live in it, you shall take some of the first of all the fruit of the ground, which you harvest from your land that the Lord your God is giving you, and you shall put it in a basket, and you shall go to the place that the Lord your God will choose, to make his name to dwell there. And you shall go to the priest who is in office at that time and say to him, ‘I declare today to the Lord your God that I have come into the land that the Lord swore to our fathers to give us.’ Then the priest shall take the basket from your hand and set it down before the altar of the Lord your God. “And you shall make response before the Lord your God, ‘A wandering Aramean was my father. And he went down into Egypt and sojourned there, few in number, and there he became a nation, great, mighty, and populous. And the Egyptians treated us harshly and humiliated us and laid on us hard labor. Then we cried to the Lord, the God of our fathers, and the Lord heard our voice and saw our affliction, our toil, and our oppression. And the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, with great deeds of terror, with signs and wonders. And he brought us into this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey. And behold, now I bring the first of the fruit of the ground, which you, O Lord, have given me.’ And you shall set it down before the Lord your God and worship before the Lord your God. And you shall rejoice in all the good that the Lord your God has given to you and to your house, you, and the Levite, and the sojourner who is among you.
This is the Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God

Epistle Reading: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15

2 Corinthians 9:6–15 ESV
The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. As it is written, “He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.” He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God. For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God. By their approval of this service, they will glorify God because of your submission that comes from your confession of the gospel of Christ, and the generosity of your contribution for them and for all others, while they long for you and pray for you, because of the surpassing grace of God upon you. Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!
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This is the Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God

Gospel Reading - Luke 12:13-21

Luke 12:13–21 ESV
Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” But he said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator over you?” And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” And he told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man produced plentifully, and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ And he said, ‘I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.” ’ But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.”
This is the Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God

Kyrie - LSB p. 285

O Lord
have mercy.
O Christ
have mercy.
O Lord
have mercy.

Lord’s Prayer

Apostles’ Creed - LSB p. 286

Versicles - LSB p. 286

Collects - LSB p. 287

Let us pray...
Oh give thanks to the Lord for He is good and His mercy endures forever. Lord God, heavenly Father, You have created us and endowed us with all that we are or have as a pure git of Your “fatherly, divine goodness and mercy, without any worthiness or merit in us.” You sustain us from day to day with the gifts of daily bread in the food that we eat, our families that surround us, the friends we enjoy, the country where we live, and countless other benefits that we constantly receive from Your open hand. On this day of Thanksgiving cause us to remember the good gifts that You shower upon us. Deepen in us the knowledge of Your goodness, and awaken our hearts to praise You for all of Your gifts, especially the forgiveness of sins that You have purchased and won for us and the whole world in the atoning death of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Keep us mindful of Your mercies every day and grant that we may thank, praise, serve, and obey You, not only with our lips, but also with a lives dedicated to the service of our neighbors.
O Lord, open my lips,and my mouth will declare Your praiseMake haste, O God, to deliver me;make haste to help me, O Lord.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.

READINGS

ESV“When you come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you for an inheritance and have taken possession of it and live in it, you shall take some of the first of all the fruit of the ground, which you harvest from your land that the Lord your God is giving you, and you shall put it in a basket, and you shall go to the place that the Lord your God will choose, to make his name to dwell there. And you shall go to the priest who is in office at that time and say to him, ‘I declare today to the Lord your God that I have come into the land that the Lord swore to our fathers to give us.’ Then the priest shall take the basket from your hand and set it down before the altar of the Lord your God. “And you shall make response before the Lord your God, ‘A wandering Aramean was my father. And he went down into Egypt and sojourned there, few in number, and there he became a nation, great, mighty, and populous. And the Egyptians treated us harshly and humiliated us and laid on us hard labor. Then we cried to the Lord, the God of our fathers, and the Lord heard our voice and saw our affliction, our toil, and our oppression. And the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, with great deeds of terror, with signs and wonders. And he brought us into this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey. And behold, now I bring the first of the fruit of the ground, which you, O Lord, have given me.’ And you shall set it down before the Lord your God and worship before the Lord your God. And you shall rejoice in all the good that the Lord your God has given to you and to your house, you, and the Levite, and the sojourner who is among you.
This is the Word of the LordThanks be to God
ESVThe point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. As it is written, “He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.” He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God. For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God. By their approval of this service, they will glorify God because of your submission that comes from your confession of the gospel of Christ, and the generosity of your contribution for them and for all others, while they long for you and pray for you, because of the surpassing grace of God upon you. Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!
This is the Word of the LordThanks be to God
ESVSomeone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” But he said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator over you?” And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” And he told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man produced plentifully, and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ And he said, ‘I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.” ’ But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.”
This is the Word of the LordThanks be to God

Kyrie - LSB p. 285

O Lordhave mercy.O Christhave mercy.O Lordhave mercy.

Lord’s Prayer

Apostles’ Creed - LSB p. 286

Versicles - LSB p. 286

Collects

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good and His mercy endures forever. Lord God, heavenly Father, You have created us and endowed us with all that we are or have as a pure git of Your “fatherly, divine goodness and mercy, without any worthiness or merit in us.” You sustain us from day to day with the gifts of daily bread in the food that we eat, our families that surround us, the friends we enjoy, the country where we live, and countless other benefits that we constantly receive from Your open hand. On this day of Thanksgiving cause us to remember the good gifts that You shower upon us. Deepen in us the knowledge of Your goodness, and awaken our hearts to praise You for all of Your gifts, especially the forgiveness of sins that You have purchased and won for us and the whole world in the atoning death of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Keep us mindful of Your mercies every day and grant that we may thank, praise, serve, and obey You, not only with our lips, but also with a lives dedicated to the service of our neighbors. To You, O Lord, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, be all glory, praise, and thanksgiving, now and forever, Amen.I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that you have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that you would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.
Lord God, heavenly Father, You have created us and endowed us with all that we are or have as a pure git of Your “fatherly, divine goodness and mercy, without any worthiness or merit in us.” You sustain us from day to day with the gifts of daily bread in the food that we eat, our families that surround us, the friends we enjoy, the country where we live, and countless other benefits that we constantly receive from Your open hand. On this day of Thanksgiving cause us to remember the good gifts that You shower upon us. Deepen in us the knowledge of Your goodness, and awaken our hearts to praise You for all of Your gifts, especially the forgiveness of sins that You have purchased and won for us and the whole world in the atoning death of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Keep us mindful of Your mercies every day and grant that we may thank, praise, serve, and obey You, not only with our lips, but also with a lives dedicated to the service of our neighbors.
Lord God, heavenly Father, You have created us and endowed us with all that we are or have as a pure git of Your “fatherly, divine goodness and mercy, without any worthiness or merit in us.” You sustain us from day to day with the gifts of daily bread in the food that we eat, our families that surround us, the friends we enjoy, the country where we live, and countless other benefits that we constantly receive from Your open hand. On this day of Thanksgiving cause us to remember the good gifts that You shower upon us. Deepen in us the knowledge of Your goodness, and awaken our hearts to praise You for all of Your gifts, especially the forgiveness of sins that You have purchased and won for us and the whole world in the atoning death of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Keep us mindful of Your mercies every day and grant that we may thank, praise, serve, and obey You, not only with our lips, but also with a lives dedicated to the service of our neighbors.
To You, O Lord, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, be all glory, praise, and thanksgiving, now and forever,
Amen.
I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that you have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that you would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me.
Amen.

BENEDICAMUS and BLESSING - LSB p. 287

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