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CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS                                                                              

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                 Precious Lord, Take My Hand                     WOV Hymn 731

Prayer of the Day

Let us pray,

You are great, O God, and greatly to be praised. You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you. Grant that we may believe in you, call upon you, know you, and serve you, through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.  Amen.

First Reading: Zachariah 9:9-12                                                                   Page 869

R  The Word of the Lord                          C  Thanks be to God

 Psalm 145: 8-14

8The Lord is gracious and full | of compassion, slow to anger and abounding in | steadfast love.                                                                                                     9Lord, you are | good to all, and your compassion is over | all your works. 
10All your works shall praise | you, O Lord, and your faithful | ones shall bless you.
11They shall tell of the glory | of your kingdom and speak | of your power,
12that all people may know | of your power and the glorious splendor | of your kingdom.
13Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom; your dominion endures through- | out all ages.  You, Lord, are faithful in all your words, and loving in | all your works.
14The Lord upholds all | those who fall and lifts up those who | are bowed down. 

 Second Reading: Romans 7:15-25a                                  Page 1031

R  The Word of the Lord C  Thanks be to God             

Gospel: Matthew 11:25-30                                                                          Page 889

MESSAGE           Pastor Scott Frederickson, Ph.D.

 Hymn of the Day                         O Christ the Same                            WOV Hymn 778

 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, All that we have is yours.  Receive these gifts we bring for the sake of the one who gave himself for us, Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Prayers

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Lord’s 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. 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                            Great Is Thy Faithfulness                    WOV Hymn 771

 Dismissal

P Go in peace. The Spirit sends us forth to serve.
C Thanks be to God.

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