October 9, 2022: Get Up and Go

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost


Scripture: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7; Psalm 66:1-12

  • “Liebster Jesu, Wir Sind Hier (Loving Jesus, We Are Here),” by Johann Walther; Terry Reitz, organ
  • “Breath of God, Breath of Peace,” by Adam M.L. Tice, Sally Ann Morris; Trinity Singers
  • Hymn 144: “This Is My Father’s World,” by Maltbie D. Babcock
  • Hymn 2181: “We Need a Faith,” by John Thornburg
  • “How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings,” arr. by Gerald Peterson; Pauline Olsen, piano
  • “All Things Bright and Beautiful,” arr. by Steven Scott from traditional English melody; Pauline Olsen, piano; Carlos Xavier, flute
  • Readings from Scripture: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7; Psalm 66:1-12; Dave Herr
  • Reading from the Gospel: Luke 17:11-19
  • Sermon: “Get Up and Go,” Pastor Desi Larson
  • Hymn 519: “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” by James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamond Johnson
  • Benediction Song 431: “Let There Be Peace on Earth,” by Sy Miller and Jill Jackson
  • “Toccata #1 on Hyfrydol,” By Pritchard, Arr. By Raney; Terry Reitz, organ

“Get Up and Go” Sermon Outline

Key Scriptures

Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat what they produce. (Jeremiah 29:4-5)

Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. . . . “Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.” (Luke 17:15-16, 19b)

I. Attitude of Gratitude

Definition: An attitude of gratitude means ______________________

II. Gratitude is a Choice

Giving voice to gratitude has _____________________________

III. Ways Gratitude Heals

Scientific studies show that attitude has an impact on:

a. Physical Health
b. Psychological health
c. Sleep health
d. Self-esteem and mental health

IV. Gratitude is not always easy

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh, 20th century

V. Cured or Saved

a. Luke 17:19 σῴζω sōzō whole, well, saved, cure
b. Cured by not made whole
c. Once again, a Samaritan (outsider)

VI. Blessed to be a Blessing

a. Gods Plans: ‘I know the plans I have for you,’ says the LORD, ‘plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.'” (Jeremiah 29:11)
b. “As soon as healing takes place, go out and heal somebody else.” (Maya Angelou, 21st century)

VII. Exercise Our Gratitude Muscles

a. “If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.” (Meister Eckhart, 13th Century)
b. Begin by saying “Thank you, Jesus.” That is enough. Really.