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Confession and Forgiveness                                                                              ELW p. 94

Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God, full of compassion and mercy, abounding in steadfast love. Amen.

Trusting God’s promise of forgiveness, let us confess our sin against God and one another. Silence for reflection and self-examination.

Eternal God our creator, in you we live and move and have   our being.  Look upon us, your   children, the work of your hands. Forgive us all our offenses, and cleanse us from proud thoughts and empty desires. By your grace draw us near to   you, our refuge and our strength through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit given to us. In the mercy of almighty God, Christ died for us while we still   were sinners; and for his sake,   God forgives you all your sins.  Amen.

Gathering Song                           Shall We Gather at the River                  ELW Hymn 423

Prayer of the Day

Let us pray,

God of compassion, you have opened the way for us and brought us to yourself. Pour your love into our hearts, that, overflowing with joy, we may freely share the blessings of your realm and faithfully proclaim the good news of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.  Amen. 

First Reading: Romans 5:1-8                                       Page 1029

Gospel: Matthew 10:5-16                                             Page 888

P              The Holy Gospel according to Matthew, the 10th chapter.

C              Glory to you, O Lord.

After the reading:

P              The Gospel of the Lord.

C              Praise to you, O Christ. 

MESSAGE                                                                        Pastor Scott Frederickson, Ph.D.

 

Hymn of the Day                                    He Leadeth Me                                      

APOSTLES’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s 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 to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come 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.

Offering                             

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Offering Prayer

Let us pray,

Merciful God, you open wide your hand and satisfy the need of every living thing. You have set this feast before us.  Open our hands to receive it.  Open our hearts to embrace it.  Open our lives to live it.  We pray this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

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Lord’s Prayer

Let us pray,

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 

Communion Hymns                                                                      Hymns 640, 597, 592 

POST COMMUNION PRAYER

Let us pray,

Jesus Christ, host of this meal, you have given us not only this bread and cup, but your very self, that we may feast on your great love.  Filled again by these signs of your grace, may we hunger for your reign of justice, may we thirst for your way of peace, for you are Lord forevermore.  Amen. 

Blessing

May God, whose power working in us can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine, grant you the gifts of faith and hope. Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you now and forever. Amen.

Sending Song                            God Be with You Till We Meet Again       ELW Hymn 536

Dismissal

P Go in peace. The Spirit sends us forth to serve.

C Thanks be to God.

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