Thursday, January 24, 2008


1. Gathering

· Gathering song (-): God is the Strength of My Heart.

· Votum and greeting (+)

Leader: Blessed be the name of the Lord!
People: From the rising of the sun to its setting,
the name of the Lord is to be praised.

Leader: The Lord is high above all nations;
God’s glory is above the heavens.
People: Yet God lifts up the lowly and humble in heart.
Leader: Then let us look to the Lord and be glad!
People: We will rejoice and give thanks for God’s mighty works.
Leader: Let us worship God! [Ps. 113:2-7; Ps. 34:5]

· Adoration (+)

Adoration song: Holy, Holy, Holy.

· Confession and forgiveness (+)

Singers: Kyrie, Kyrie, eleison (Lord have mercy on me)

Leader and People: Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against you
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.

Singers: Kyrie, Kyrie, eleison (Lord, have mercy on me)

Leader and People: Most merciful God,

we have not loved you with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.

Singers: Kyrie, Kyrie, eleison (Lord, have mercy on me)

Leader and People: Most merciful God,

we are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,
have mercy on us and forgive us;
that we may delight in your will,
and walk in your ways,
to the glory of your Name. Amen.

Leader and People: Kyrie, Kyrie, eleison (Lord, have mercy on me)

· Peace and greeting (+)

Assurance of forgiveness:

Leader: Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins
through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all
goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you
in eternal life. Amen.

Peace song: Blessed Assurance.

Greeting: Peace be with you! (congregation)

· Announcement (-)

2. Word

· Word preparation (-): You are My Hiding Place.

· Sermon (-)

After reading the Scripture, the singers (and congregation) sing: Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path (2x).

· The Apostle’s Creed (+)

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
the Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:

Who was conceived of 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 arose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven
and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,
whence He shall 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 life everlasting. Amen

· Intercessory prayer (+)

Enclosing the prayer, the congregation pray the Lord’s Prayer:

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.

Your kingdom come, your will be done

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,

But deliver us from the evil one.

For your is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.


3. Thanksgiving

· Offering

Offering song (-): Make Me a Blessing.

Offering prayer (+): Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow.

4. Dismissal

· Dismissal song (+): Change My Heart, O God.

· Benediction (+)

Pastor: Let us go forth in the name of Christ

Congregation: Thanks be to God! Alleluia!

Pastor: Receive God’s blessing.

· Silent time (-)


(-) : Sit

(+): Stand

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