Ninth Sunday after Holy Trinity

Ninth Sunday after Holy Trinity

Ninth Sunday after Holy Trinity

Welcome to weekly Divine Service at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Muscatine, Iowa, U.S.A.  We are a congregation that confesses the Holy Bible as inerrant, that justification is by faith according to the Holy Bible and confessed in the 1580 Book of Concord, and a member congregation of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.   God bless you.  Pastor Pautz.  Our contact information is:

2611 Lucas Street, Muscatine, IA 52761             

Church Phone: 563-263-0347     


Opening Hymn - 689 Let Me Be Thine Forever

P- In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost
C- Amen. midi

The Confession of Sins

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.


Our Help is in the name of the Lord.

C- Who made heaven and earth. midi

P- I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord.

C- And Thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. midi

P- Almighty God, our Maker and Redeemer, we poor sinners
confess unto Thee that we are by nature sinful and unclean, 
and that we have sinned against Thee by thought, word, and deed.
Wherefore we flee for refuge to Thine infinite mercy, seeking and
imploring Thy grace for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ.

C- O most merciful God, who has given Thine only begotten Son
to die for us, have mercy upon us and for His sake grant us
remission of all our sins; and by the Holy Spirit increase in us
true knowledge of Thee and of Thy will and true obedience to Thy Word, 
to the end, that by Thy grace we may come to everlasting life; 
through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

P- Almighty God our heavenly Father, hath had mercy upon us and hath given His only Son to die for us and for His sake forgiveth us all our sins.  To them that believe on His name
He giveth the power to become sons of God and hath promised them His Holy Spirit. 
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved.  Grant this, Lord, unto us all.

C- Amen. midi


Behold, God is my | helper;*

    the Lord is with those who up- | hold my life.

He will repay my enemies for their | evil.*

    Cut them off | in Your truth. (Psalm 54:4-5)

Save me, O God, | by Your name,*

    and vindicate me | by Your strength.

Hear my | prayer, O God;*

    give ear to the words | of my mouth.

For strangers have risen up a- | gainst me,*

    they have not set God be- | fore them.

He has delivered me out of all | trouble;*

    and my eye has seen its desire upon my | enemies. (Psalm 54:1-3, 7)

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.

Behold, God is my | helper;*

    the Lord is with those who up- | hold my life.

He will repay my enemies for their | evil.*

    Cut them off | in Your truth.

Gloria Patri

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; 
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, 
world without end. Amen. midi

The Kyrie

Lord have mercy upon us, 
Christ have mercy upon us, 
Lord have mercy upon us. midi

Gloria in Excelsis

Glory be to God on high: And on earth peace, good will toward men. 
We praise Thee, we bless Thee, we worship Thee, we glorify Thee, 
we give thanks to Thee, for Thy great glory. 
O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty. 
O Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ; 
O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, 
That takest away the sin of the world, have mercy upon us. 
Thou that takest away the sin of the world, receive our prayer.
Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us. 
For thou only art holy; Thou only art the Lord. 
Thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, 
art most high in the glory of God the Father. 
Amen. midi

The Salutation

P- The Lord be with you.
C- And with thy spirit.midi
P- Let us Pray (Collect of the Day)
C- Amen. midi

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON     2 Samuel 22:26–34           

David’s Song after Deliverance from His Enemies

26“With the merciful you show yourself merciful; with the blameless man you show yourself blameless; 27with the purified you deal purely, and with the crooked you make yourself seem tortuous.  28You save a humble people, but your eyes are on the haughty to bring them down.  29For you are my lamp, O Lord, and my God lightens my darkness.  30For by you I can run against a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall.  31This God—his way is perfect; the word of the LORD proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.  32“For who is God, but the LORD?  And who is a rock, except our God?  33This God is my strong refuge  and has made my way blameless.  34He made my feet like the feet of a deer and set me secure on the heights.

Epistle Lesson    1 Corinthians 10:6–13             

Israel's History as an Example For Us

6Now these things took place as examples for us, that we might not desire evil as they did. 7Do not be idolaters as some of them were; as it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.” 8We must not indulge in sexual immorality as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in a single day. 9We must not put Christ to the test, as some of them did and were destroyed by serpents, 10nor grumble, as some of them did and were destroyed by the Destroyer. 11Now these things happened to them as an example, but they were written down for our instruction, on whom the end of the ages has come. 12Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. 13No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.


Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! midi

Gospel Lesson  -  Luke 16:1–9                                                       

The Dishonest Manager

1He also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions. 2And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your management, for you can no longer be manager.’ 3And the manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. 4I have decided what to do, so that when I am removed from management, people may receive me into their houses.’ 5So, summoning his master’s debtors one by one, he said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ 6He said, ‘A hundred measures of oil.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’ 7Then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ He said, ‘A hundred measures of wheat.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’ 8The master commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light. 9And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth, so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings.

C- Glory be to Thee, O Lord. midi

P- Here endeth the Gospel
C- Praise be to Thee, O Christ. midi

The Apostles Creed

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 Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary;
Suffered and died under Pontius Pilate, was crucified dead and buried; He descended into Hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, 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 - 730 What Is The World To Me

The Sermon

The Offertory

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me, 
Cast me not away from Thy presence; and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me. 
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with Thy free spirit. 
Amen. midi
The General Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who are 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 Institution

Angus Dei

Distribution Hymns

750 If Thou But Trust In God To Guide Thee

801 How Great Thou Art

758 The Will Of God Is Always Best

536 One Thing's Needful

Nunc Dimittis

The Benediction

P- The Lord bless thee and keep thee
The Lord make His face to shine upon thee and be gracious unto thee,
The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee and give thee peace.
C- Amen, Amen, Amen. midi

Closing Hymn - 924 Lord, Dismiss Us With Your Blessing