This Week in Worship

September 24, 2017  16th Sunday After Pentecost

Prayer of the Day

Almighty and eternal God, you show perpetual lovingkindness to us your servants. Because we
cannot rely on our own abilities, grant us your merciful judgment, and train us to embody the
generosity of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

  • Exodus 16:2-15 Manna and quails feed the Israelites in the wilderness
  • Psalm 105:1-6,37-45 Make known the deeds of the Lord among the peoples. Hallelujah! (Ps. 105:1, 45)
  • Philippians 1:21-30 Standing firm in the gospel
  • Matthew 20:1-16 The parable of the vineyard workers
  • Jesus said to the disciples: “The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in
    the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. When he went out about nine o’clock, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace; and he said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’ So they went. When he went out again about noon and about three o’clock, he did the same. And about five o’clock he went out and found others standing around; 
    and he said to them, ‘Why are you standing here idle all day?’ They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard.’
                                                                                                                                         When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, ‘Call the laborers and give them their pay, beginning with the last and then going to the first.’ When those hired about five o’clock came, each of them received the usual daily wage. Now when the first came, they thought they would receive more; but each of them also received the usual daily wage. And when they received it, they grumbled against the landowner, saying, ‘These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.’ But he replied to one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage? Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you. Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?’ So the last will be first, and the first will be last”.
  • Worship Leaders
  • Presiding Minister  Pastor Steven Wilco
  • Assisting Minister: John Pearson
  • Organist: Matthew Cron
  • Choir Director: Maki Matsui
  • Readers and Communion Assistants: Jon Niedzielski, Yvonne Nicholson
  • Greeter: Chris Mattocks
  • Ushers: Skip spaulding, Jim Bodmer
  • Altar Guild: Cheryl Mattocks
  • Coffee Hour: Please join us for coffee and conversation following the worship service.


  • Hymns and Music for Worship
  • Processional Hymn: ELW #461 “All You Who Hunger, Gather Gladly”
  • Hymn of the Day:   “Salvation unto Us Has Come”
  • Communion Hymn: ELW #480 “O Bread of Life from Heaven”
  • Sending Hymn: ELW #688 “Lord of Light”