September 6, 2020
At Home Worship Guide
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AT THE FONT
“Awake, My Soul”
(spoken by all) #478
Awake, my soul, and with the sun Your daily stage of duty run; Shake off dull sloth and joyful rise To pay your morning sacrifice.
Lord, I my vows to you renew. Disperse my sins as morning dew; Guard my first springs of thought and will, And with yourself my spirit fill.
GREETING & CONFESSION, ABSOLUTION & PRAISE
P: Grace and peace to you in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!
P: Jesus said, “I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
C: Lord, have mercy on me.
P: St. Paul wrote, “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.”
C: Christ, have mercy on me.
P: King David prayed, “Wash away all my iniquity, cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgression, and my sin is always before me.”
C: Lord, have mercy on me.
P: Sisters and brothers in Christ, we have sinned against God and against one another. We have not done what we ought to do, and we have done things we ought not. We have not honored God at the center of our lives, and we have not loved our neighbors as we have been loved by God. Let us reflect on the wrong in our lives, and call to mind those sins of which we are aware. ... (silent self-examination)... With St. Paul, King David, and the tax collector, we say:
C: “God, be merciful, to me, a sinner.”
P: Brothers and sisters, “God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Our Lord himself tells us “there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” In the mercy of Almighty God, for the sake of Christ, and at his command, I announce to you the full and free forgiveness of all your sins in the name of the Father, the + Son and the Holy Spirit.
Direct, control, suggest this day All I design or do or say, That all my pow'rs with all their might In your sole glory may unite.
C. (spoken:) Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise him, all creatures here below; Praise him above, O heavenly host; Praise Father, + Son, and Holy Ghost.
COLLECT OF THE DAY (All: “Amen.”)
[9:15] LIVING CHRIST PRESCHOOL – Installation and Blessing
AT THE ALTAR
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Reaching Up – to God in worship…
Reaching In – to each other in love…
Reaching Out – to the world in witness!
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The service of the Sacrament is not included in the on line worship
(After each petition, all say, “Hear our prayer!”)
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.
CLOSING HYMN (spoken) tune: Truro
Forth in your name, O Lord, I go, my daily labor to pursue, you only, Lord, resolved to know in all I think or speak or do.
The task your wisdom has assigned here let me cheerfully fulfill; in all my work your presence find, and prove your good and perfect will.
Here with delight may I employ all that your bounteous grace has given,and run my earthly course with joy, and closely walk with you in heaven.
“Go in peace, serve the Lord!"
THANKS BE TO GOD!”
AT THE LECTERN
OLD TESTAMENT READING
Ezekiel 33: 7-9
[The word of the Lord came to Ezekiel:]
"Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. When I say to the wicked, 'O wicked man, you will surely die,' and you do not speak out to dissuade him from his ways, that wicked man will die for his sin, and I will hold you accountable for his blood. But if you do warn the wicked man to turn from his ways and he does not do so, he will die for his sin, but you will have saved yourself.
GRADUAL (spoken by all:)
Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.
(Rom. 11:33, 36)
Romans 13: 1-10
Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there
is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you. For he is God's servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God's servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience. This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God's servants, who give their full time to governing. Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.
Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law. The commandments, "Do not commit adultery," "Do not murder," "Do not steal," "Do not covet," and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: "Love your neighbor as yourself." Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
CONFESSION OF FAITH
Apostles’ Creed (spoken together)
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
Assisting Pastor Tom Konz ,
Lutheran Church of the Living Christ
from Matthew 18: 1-14 (Stand)
The disciples came and asked Jesus, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said: “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. “And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me. ...
See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven. What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep and one wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off. In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost.