THE NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
OCTOBER 19, 2014
The Question about Paying Taxes
[The Pharisees and Herodians went to Jesus,] 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. —Matthew 22:16-22 (excerpt from Gospel)
Let every creature rise and bring
peculiar honors to our King;
angels descend with songs again,
and earth repeat the loud amen.
—Hymn 544 (excerpt), Isaac Watts (1674-1748), alt.
- 391, “Before the Lord’s eternal throne” —Entrance Hymn
- 423, “Immortal, invisible, God only wise” —Sequence Hymn
- 482, “Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy” —Communion Hymn
- 325, “Let us break bread together on our knees” —Communion Hymn
- 694, “God be in my head” —Communion Hymn (9:00 a.m.)
- 344, “Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing” —Communion Hymn (11:00 a.m.)
- 544, “Jesus shall reign where’er the sun” —Postcommunion Hymn
The Offertory (9:00 and 11:00 a.m.)
Draw Us In The Spirit’s Tether, Harold Friedell (1905-1958)
Draw us in the Spirit’s tether; For when humbly, in thy name, Two or three are met together, Thou art in the midst of them: Alleluya! Alleluya! Touch we now thy garment’s hem. As the faithful used to gather In the name of Christ to sup, Then with thanks to God the Father Break the bread and bless the cup, Alleluya! Alleluya! So knit thou our friendship up. All our meals and all our living Make as sacraments of thee, That by caring, helping, giving, We may true disciples be. Alleluya! Alleluya! We will serve thee faithfully. —Percy Dearmer (1867–1936)
Marche de Procession (Processional March) Felix-Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)
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