June 21, 2020
At Home Worship Guide
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AT THE FONT
INVOCATION (ALL "Amen") Stand
CONFESSION SINS (spoken responsively)
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.
Let us then confess our sins to God our Father.
Merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. 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. We justly deserve your present and eternal punishment. 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.
ABSOLUTION (All: “Amen.”)
HYMN OF PRAISE "God Loved the World" (spoken responsively.)
1. God loved the world so that he gave His only Son the lost to save,
That all who would in Him believe should everlasting life receive.
2. God would not have the sinner die; His Son with saving grace is near;
His Spirit in the Word declares how you in Christ are heaven’s heir.
3. Be of good cheer, for God’s own Son forgives all sins which you have done;
And justified by Jesus’ blood, your Baptism grants the highest good.
4. Glory to God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Three in One!
To You, O blessed Trinity, be praise now and eternally!
PRAYER OF THE DAY
(All respond: “Amen.”)
AT THE LECTERN
FIRST READING Jeremiah 20:8-13
Jeremiah complains, but trust God.
“I am ridiculed all day long; everyone mocks me. Whenever I speak,
I cry out proclaiming violence and destruction. So the word of the Lord
has brought me insult and reproach all day long.
“But if I say, ‘I will not mention his word or speak anymore in his name,’ his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot.
“Many are waiting for me to slip, saying, “Perhaps he will be deceived;
then we will prevail over him and take our revenge on him.”
“But the Lord is with me like a mighty warrior; so my persecutors will stumble and not prevail. They will fail and be thoroughly disgraced;
their dishonor will never be forgotten.
“Lord Almighty, you examine the righteous and probe the heart and mind, let me see your vengeance on them, for to you I have committed my cause. Sing to the Lord! He rescues the life of the needy from the hands of the wicked.”
PSALMODY from Psalm 86 (spoken responsively:)
from Romans 5 & 6
Hear me, O Lord, and answer me,
Guard my life, for I am faithful to you;
Save your servant who trusts in you.
You are my God;
Bring joy to your servant, O Lord,
for I put my trust in you.
You, Lord, are forgiving and good,
abounding in love to all who call to you.
When I am in distress, I call to you,
because you answer me.
For you are great and do marvelous deeds;
you alone are God.
Teach me your way, O Lord,
that I may rely on your faithfulness;
Give me an undivided heart,
that I may fear your name.
I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart;
I will glorify your name forever.
You, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God,
slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.
By grace, we live a new life!
The gift is not like the trespass. For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant grace and the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!
What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
If we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin - because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.
Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. So also count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
St. Matthew 10:22, 28-33
Jesus said to the Twelve: Whoever stands firm to the end will be saved. ... Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather,
be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.
CONFESSION OF FAITH
The Apostles’ Creed (All speak 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.
Pastor Dan Kowert,
Lutheran Church of the Living Christ
AT THE ALTAR
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The service of the Sacrament is not included in the on line worship
PRAYERS (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 PRAYER, BLESSING
(All respond: “Amen.”)
CLOSING HYMN "Our Father, By Whose Name”
1. Our Father, by whose name all fatherhood is known,
Who dost in love proclaim each family thine own,
Bless thou all parents, guarding well, With constant love as sentinel,
The homes in which thy people dwell.
2. O Christ, thyself a child within an earthly home,
With heart still undefiled, Thou didst to manhood come;
Our children bless, in every place, That they may all behold thy face,
And, knowing thee, may grow in grace.
3. O Spirit, who dost bind our hearts in unity,
Who teachest us to find the love from self set free.
In all our hearts such love increase, That ev’ry home, by this release,
May be the dwelling place of peace.
“Go in peace, serve the Lord!"
All: THANKS BE TO GOD!”