October 8, 2023 – 9:00 AM Service

October 8, 2023 – 9:00 AM Service

“Praise and Thanksgiving” (arr. Paul Manz)  


Blessed be God,
the one who forms us,
☩ Jesus who bears the cross,
the Spirit who makes our joy complete.

Most merciful God,
we confess that we are captive to sin and cannot free ourselves. We have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name.  Amen.

In the mercy of almighty God, Jesus Christ was given to die for us, and for his sake God forgives us all our sins. As a called and ordained minister of the church of Christ, and by his authority, I therefore declare to you the entire forgiveness of all your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the ☩ Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

“Festive Praise” (Allen Pote)       

Loving God,
You love us just as we are, and you call us to love our neighbors with that same love and acceptance.  We therefore come to you with praise, gratitude, and thanksgiving for your mercy and grace, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.  Amen.


  • Sutton Mae Poppitz
  • Blake Victoria Roth

Luke 7:36-47

One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house and took his place at the table. And a woman in the city, who was a sinner, having learned that he was eating in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster jar of ointment. She stood behind him at his feet, weeping, and began to bathe his feet with her tears and to dry them with her hair. Then she continued kissing his feet and anointing them with the ointment. Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what kind of woman this is who is touching him—that she is a sinner.” Jesus spoke up and said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” “Teacher,” he replied, “Speak.” “A certain creditor had two debtors; one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. When they could not pay, he canceled the debts for both of them. Now which of them will love him more?” Simon answered, “I suppose the one for whom he canceled the greater debt.” And Jesus said to him, “You have judged rightly.” Then turning toward the woman, he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has bathed my feet with her tears and dried them with her hair. You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not stopped kissing my feet. You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. Therefore, I tell you, her sins, which were many, have been forgiven; hence she has shown great love. But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little.”

The word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

“Warts and All”

“Just As I Am, without One Plea” (St. 1-2, 4) ELW # 592                                               


“Help Us to Love” (Tori Kelly, Kirk Franklin)  






“Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven“ (St. 1- Choir, St. 2-4- ALL) ELW # 864 

Go in peace.  Live out your faith in daily life.  Thanks be to God!

“Alleluia“ (W. A. Mozart)

The Musicians for Today’s Worship

  • Tim Graf (Director of Music & Worship)
  • Larry Bach (Choir Director)
  • Barb Carroll (Organist)
  • Elliana Meier
  • Chris Sasik
  • Brass Ensemble  
    • Chris Sasik, Lyndon Moquist, Anna Woods, David Allen, Luke Stineman, Ken Ross, Wendy Vedeen
  • Canticle Choir   


Names in bold are new this week. Names will remain listed for three weeks unless otherwise requested. To add a name to the prayer list, click Prayer Requests or contact Pastor Peter Johnson.

As a community of faith we are connected through joy, sorrow, worship, and prayer. Please pray for the people listed below. Your prayers are greatly appreciated!

We ask for God’s loving embrace to hold all those who mourn, especially:

  • Julie Samuelson and family on the death of her mother, Margaret
  • The family of Jake Boykin
  • The family of Odell Bratland
  • The family of Marilyn Terwilliger
  • Gordon Thompson and family
  • Gordon Gilbert and family for the loss of June Gilbert
  • Marjean and Paul Skoog for their sister-in-law, Lois
  • Wayne & Nancy Dale for their daughter, Shelly
  • Thelma Fricke and family on the death of her husband, Kenneth
  • Harry, Charlie, Cole, and Abby Lawrence on the death of their wife and mother

Prayers of Mourning:

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord; O Lord, hear my voice. Psalm 130:1–2
For I am convinced that neither death nor life… nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38–39
Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die’. John 11:25–26

As we are praying for all members of the St. Andrew community, this week we pray especially for God’s comfort, healing, protection, and strength to be present with:

  • Blair Wilson
  • The Family of Ralph Redelings
  • Bella Heaney
  • Jim Bach
  • Julie Gulstrand
  • Dave King’s brother, Tom
  • Racie Hornbacher

Long Term Prayers:

  • Gordon Gilbert
  • Kathy Hoagland
  • Dave & Sherri Anderson’s daughter, Sarah Anderson-Jacobson
  • Ron Wolfbauer
  • Dick Smith
  • Tammi Ziesemann as she continues her cancer treatment
  • Seeds of Support Mission in Haiti requests your ongoing prayers for our friends in Haiti. Haiti is experiencing a political and economic crisis that is producing widespread frustration among the population. Fuel shortages, food shortages, and general hopelessness are common. Please pray for Redemption Lutheran Church of Jacmel and all our friends there. Our mission will continue in evolving and vital ways to support their ministry.
  • All those in the military serving our country

General Prayers:

Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you. Psalm 55:22a
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

The Pastors of St. Andrew

Pastor David Lillejord

Senior Pastor

Pastor Peter Johnson

Pastor of Service & Small Groups

Pastor Sarah Fike

Pastor of Children, Youth, & Family

Pastor Matthew Ian Fleming

Pastor of Teaching & Young Adults

Pastor Roger Schindel

Visitation Pastor