Below is the Order of Worship for this Sunday’s Worship on Facebook.
Christian worship is participatory. Rather than entertainment, our worship is an offering of love and praise to our faithful God.
Each of us has role to play in the angelic choir – no matter our singing voices.
Brief Order for Confession and Forgiveness
The sign of the cross may be made by all in remembrance of their Baptism.
P In the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit. C Amen
P Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you and worthily magnify your holy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. C Amen
P If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. But if we confess our sins, God who is faithful and just will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:8-9)
Silence for reflection and self-examination.
P Most merciful God,
C we confess that we are in bondage 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
The minister addresses the congregation.
P Almighty God, in his mercy, has given his Son to die for us and, for his sake, 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. C Amen
The Apostolic Greeting
Presider: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2 Corinthians 13:14)
Congregation: And also with you.
KYRIE: (Luke 18:9-14, 1 Chronicles 16:34)
P: In peace, let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
For the peace from above, and for our salvation, let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
For the peace of the whole world, for the well-being of the Church of God, and for the unity of all, let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
For this holy house, and for all who offer here their worship and praise, let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord.
Glory to God (Luke 2:14, Luke 19:38, Revelation 3:7, 5:6-8 )
Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth.
Lord God, heavenly king, almighty God and Father:
we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory.
Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God:
You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.
You are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer.
For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High,
Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
Prayer of the Day
P Let us pray. . . . . Amen
The Lesson is from the ______ chapter of ______.
After the lesson the reader may say: Here ends the reading. or The Word of God
The Second Lesson:
A The Second Lesson is from the ______ chapter of ______.
After the lesson the reader may say:
A Here ends the reading. or The Word of God
P The Holy Gospel according to St. ______, the ______ chapter.
After the reading the minister says: The Gospel of the Lord. Congregation responds: Praise to you, O Christ.
The Sermon – The Message of God’s Word
The Creed, The Confession of Faith: (Apostles’ Creed)
I believe in God the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen
Offertory: Create In Me (Psalm 51)
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me,
Cast me not away from Thy presence; and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with Thy free spirit.
Prayers of THE PEOPLE
After each petition, the pastor says, Lord in your mercy:
People respond: Hear our prayer.
The Lord’s Prayer Prayed by all.
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
forever and ever. Amen
Blessing The minister blesses the congregation.
The LORD bless you and keep you.
The LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you.
The LORD look upon you with favor and give you peace.
In the Name of the Father, ☩ Son, and Holy Spirit. (Numbers 6:22-27)
May the LORD of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing in Christ,
so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)
Almighty God, Father, ☩ Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you now and forever.
A Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
C Thanks be to God