​​​​HOLY SPIRIT LUTHERAN CHURCH​​
1220 BAYSHORE ROAD​, VILLAS, NJ 08251
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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2ND, 2022

17TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST


PRAYER OF THE DAY

Benevolent, merciful God: When we are empty, fill us. When we are weak in faith,

strengthen us. When we are cold in love, warm us, that with fervor we may love our neighbors

and serve them for the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. AMEN


FIRST READING

HABAKKUK 1:1-4; 2:1-4

The oracle that the prophet Habakkuk saw.

O Lord, how long shall I cry for help,
and you will not listen?
Or cry to you “Violence!”
and you will not save?
Why do you make me see wrongdoing
and look at trouble?
Destruction and violence are before me;
strife and contention arise.
So the law becomes slack
and justice never prevails.
The wicked surround the righteous—
therefore judgment comes forth perverted.

I will stand at my watchpost,
and station myself on the rampart;
I will keep watch to see what he will say to me,
and what he will answer concerning my complaint.
Then the Lord answered me and said:
Write the vision;
make it plain on tablets,
so that a runner may read it.
For there is still a vision for the appointed time;
it speaks of the end, and does not lie.
If it seems to tarry, wait for it;
it will surely come, it will not delay.
Look at the proud!
Their spirit is not right in them,

but the righteous live by their faith.


PSALM
PSALM 37:1-9

(Response) Commit your way to the Lord; put your trust in the Lord.

Do not be provoked by evildoers;
do not be jealous of those who do wrong.
For they shall soon wither like the grass,
and like the green grass fade away.
Put your trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and find safe pasture.
Take delight in the Lord,
who shall give you your heart’s desire.
(Response) Commit your way to the Lord; put your trust in the Lord.

Commit your way to the Lord; put your trust in the Lord,
and see what God will do.
The Lord will make your vindication as clear as the light
and the justice of your case like the noonday sun.
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently.
Do not be provoked by the one who prospers,

the one who succeeds in evil schemes.
Refrain from anger, leave rage alone;
do not be provoked; it leads only to evil.
For evildoers shall be cut off,
but those who hope in the Lord shall possess the land.
(Response) Commit your way to the Lord; put your trust in the Lord.


SECOND READING

2 TIMOTHY 1:1-14
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, for the sake of the promise of
     life that is in Christ Jesus,
     To Timothy, my beloved child:
     Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

     I am grateful to God—whom I worship with a clear conscience, as my ancestors
     did—when I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day. Recalling
     your tears, I long to see you so that I may be filled with joy. I am reminded of your
     sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother
     Eunice and now, I am sure, lives in you. For this reason I remind you to rekindle
     the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands; for God did not give

us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline.

     Do not be ashamed, then, of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner,
     but join with me in suffering for the gospel, relying on the power of God, who
     saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works but
     according to his own purpose and grace. This grace was given to us in Christ
     Jesus before the ages began, but it has now been revealed through the
     appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and
     immortality to light through the gospel. For this gospel I was appointed a herald
     and an apostle and a teacher, and for this reason I suffer as I do. But I am not
     ashamed, for I know the one in whom I have put my trust, and I am sure that he
     is able to guard until that day what I have entrusted to him. Hold to the standard of sound

teaching that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

Guard the good treasure entrusted to you, with the help of the Holy Spirit living in us.


GOSPEL ACCLAMATION

Alleluia. The word of the Lord endures forever.

That word is the good news that was announced to you. Alleluia.


GOSPEL READING

LUKE 17:5-10
The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” The Lord replied, “If you had
       faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be
       uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.
       “Who among you would say to your slave who has just come in from plowing or
        tending sheep in the field, ‘Come here at once and take your place at the
        table’? Would you not rather say to him, ‘Prepare supper for me, put on your
        apron and serve me while I eat and drink; later you may eat and drink’? Do you
        thank the slave for doing what was commanded? So you also, when you have
        done all that you were ordered to do, say, ‘We are worthless slaves; we have
        done only what we ought to have done!’ "