This Week in Worship

October 22, 2017  20th Sunday after Pentecost

Prayer of the Day

Sovereign God, raise your throne in our hearts. Created by you, let us live in your image;
created for you, let us act for your glory; redeemed by you, let us give you what is yours,
through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

  • Exodus 33:12-23
  • Psalm 99 
  • 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
  • Matthew 22:15-22 
  • Then the Pharisees went and plotted to entrap [Jesus] in what he said. So they sent their
    disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and
    teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and show deference to no one; for you do not
    regard people with partiality. Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to the
    emperor, or not?” But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, “Why are you putting me to the test,
    you hypocrites? Show me the coin used for the tax.” And they brought him a denarius. Then he
    said to them, “Whose head is this, and whose title?” They answered, “The emperor’s.” Then he said to them, “Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” When they heard this, they were amazed; and they left him and went away


  • Presiding Minister   Pastor Steven Wilco
  • Assisting Minister: Donna Griffin
  • Organist: Matthew Cron
  • Choir Director: Maki Matsui
  • Readers & Communion Assistants:  Regi Ward, Beth Starr
  • Greeter: Sarah Barr
  • Ushers:  Cheryl Smith, Lois Smith
  • Altar Guild:  Cheryl Mattocks
  • Coffee Hour:  Please Join us for coffee and conversation in the parish hall following the worship service.
  • Hymns and Music for Worship
  • Processional Hymn:  ELW #871 “Sing Praise to God. the Highest Good”
  • Hymn of the Day:  ELW #686 “We Give Thee But Thine Own”
  • Communion Hymn:  ELW #887 “This is My Song”
  • Sending Hymn:  ELW #869 “We have Seen the Lord”