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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             On Eagles Wings                                                  Hymn 787

Prayer of the Day

Let us pray,

Beloved and sovereign God, through the death and resurrection of your Son you bring us into your kingdom of justice and mercy. By your Spirit, give us your wisdom, that we may treasure the life that comes from Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.  Amen.

First Reading: 1 Kings 3:5-12                                                                         Page 302

R  The Word of the Lord                          C  Thanks be to God

 

Psalm 119:129-136

129Your de- | crees are wonderful; therefore I obey them with | all my heart.
130When your word is opened | it gives light; it gives understanding | to the simple.
131I open my | mouth and pant because I long for | your commandments.
132Turn to me and be gra- | cious to me, as you always do to those who | love your name. 
133Order my footsteps | in your word; let no iniquity have dominion | over me.
134Rescue me from those | who oppress me, and I will keep | your commandments.
135Let your face shine up- | on your servant and teach | me your statutes.
136My eyes shed | streams of tears, because people do not | keep your teaching. 

 

Second Reading: Romans 8:26-39                                               Page 1032

R  The Word of the Lord C  Thanks be to God

 

Gospel: Matthew 13:31-35                                                                                Page 892

 

MESSAGE                                  Pastor Scott Frederickson, PhD.

 Hymn of the Day       Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us                    ELW Hymn 789

 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,

We bring before you the precious fruits of your creation, and with them our very lives.  Teach us patience and hope as we care for all those in need until the coming of your Son, our Savior and 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             Amazing Grace                                    ELW Hymn 779

 Dismissal

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

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