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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                     How Great Thou Art                          ELW Hymn 856

Greeting

P           The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

C           And also with you.

Prayer of the Day

Let us pray,

O God our defender, storms rage around and within us and cause us to be afraid. Rescue your people from despair, deliver your sons and daughters from fear, and preserve us in the faith of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.  Amen.

Backpack Blessing

 First Reading: 1 Kings 19:9-18                                                                      Page 322

R  The Word of the Lord                          C  Thanks be to God

 Psalm 85:8-13

8I will listen to what the Lord| God is saying; for you speak peace to your faithful people and to those who turn their | hearts to you.
9Truly, your salvation is very near to | those who fear you, that your glory may dwell | in our land. 
10Steadfast love and faithfulness have | met together; righteousness and peace have | kissed each other.
11Faithfulness shall spring up | from the earth, and righteousness shall look | down from heaven.
12The Lord will indeed | grant prosperity, and our land will | yield its increase.
13Righteousness shall go be- | fore the Lord and shall prepare for | God a pathway. 

 Second Reading: Romans 10:5-15                                                              Page 1034

R  The Word of the Lord C  Thanks be to God                  

Gospel: Matthew 14:22-33                                                                               Page 894

Hymn of the Day                         Blessing and Honor                             ELW Hymn 854

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.

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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

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

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                                         Here I Am, Lord                       ELW Hymn 574

Dismissal

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

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