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First Sunday in Lent - 2021

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The Ringing of the Bells and The Welcome

Opening Hymn: Just As I am Without One Plea (570)

Just as I am, without one plea

But that Thy blood was shed for me

And that Thou bidd'st me come to Thee,

O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am and waiting not To rid my soul of one dark blot,

To Thee, whose blood can cleanse each spot,

O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, though tossed about

With many a conflict, many a doubt,

Fightings and fears within, without,

O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, Thou wilt receive,

Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;

Because Thy promise I believe,

O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am; thy love unknown

Has broken ev'ry barrier down;

Now to be Thine, yea, Thine alone,

O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Invocation

Pastor:         En el nombre del Padre, y del Hijo, y del Espíritu Santo.

People:       Amen.

 

Confession and Forgiveness

Pastor:         Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

People:       Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

Pastor:         Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.

People:       Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.

Pastor:         Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

People:       Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

(Silent Prayer) (Momento de Oración Personal)

Pastor:         If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

People:       But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from unrighteousness.

Pastor:         Let us then confess our sins to God our Father:

People:       Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.

Pastor:         Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

People:        Amen.

The Prayer of the Day

Heavenly Father, your Son battled the powers of darkness, and grew closer to you in the desert: help us to use these days to grow in wisdom and prayer that we may witness to your love in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Scripture Readings (Please  See The Insert )

After each reading:

Reader:       This is the Word of the Lord.

People:       Thanks be to God!

The Apostle’s Creed

    I believe in God, the Father Almighty maker of heaven and earth.

    And in Jesus Christ, his 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 into hell.  The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence he will come to judge the living and the dead.

    I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of  the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen.

 

Kid Sermon

Sermon Hymn: It Is Well With My Soul (763)

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way;

When sorrows, like sea billows, roll;

Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,

It is well, it is well with my soul.

It is well with my soul - It is well, it is well with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,

Let this blest assurance control,

That Christ hath regarded my helpless estate

And hath shed his own blood for my soul.

It is well with my soul - It is well, it is well with my soul.

He lives - Oh, the bliss of this glorious thought;

My sin, not in part, but the whole,

Is nailed to His cross, and I bear it no more.

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

It is well with my soul - It is well, it is well with my soul.

And, Lord, haste the day when our faith shall be sight,

The clouds be rolled back as a scroll,

The trumpet shall sound and the Lord shall descend;

Even so it is well with my soul.

It is well with my soul - It is well, it is well with my soul.

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The Litany

Pastor: God the Father, in heaven,

People: have mercy.

Pastor: God the Son, Redeemer of the world,

People: have mercy.

Pastor: God the Holy Spirit,

People: have mercy.

Pastor: Be gracious to us.

People: Spare us, good Lord.

Pastor: Be gracious to us.

People: Help us, good Lord.

Pastor: By the mystery of Your holy Incarnation; by Your holy Nativity; by Your Baptism, fasting, and temptation; by Your agony and bloody sweat; by Your Cross and Passion; by Your precious Death and Burial; by Your glorious Resurrection and Ascension; and by the coming of the Holy Spirit, the Comforter:

People: Help us, good Lord.

Pastor: In all our time of tribulation; in all our time of prosperity; in the hour of death; and in the day of judgment:

People: Help us, good Lord.

Pastor: We poor sinners implore You

People: to hear us, O Lord.

Pastor: To bless our prayer and to strengthen and preserve us; to give heart to our sorrow and strength to our repentance:

People: We implore You to hear us, good Lord.

Pastor: To draw us to Yourself; to bless those who are instructed in the faith; to watch over and console the poor, the sick, the distressed, the lonely, the forsaken, the abandoned, and all who stand in need of our prayers; to give abundant blessing to all our works of mercy; to have mercy on us all:

People: We implore You to hear us, good Lord.

Pastor: To turn our hearts to You; to turn the hearts of our enemies and graciously to hear our prayers:

People: We implore You to hear us, good Lord.

Pastor: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God,

People: we implore you to hear us.

Pastor: Christ, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world,

People: have mercy.

Pastor: Christ, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world,

People: have mercy.

Pastor: Christ, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world, grant us Your peace. O Christ,

People: hear us.

Pastor: O Lord,

People: have mercy.

Pastor: O Christ,

People: have mercy.

Pastor: O Lord,

People: have mercy.

People: Amen.

Padre Nuestro

Padre Nuestro, que estás en el Cielo

Santificado, santificado sea tu nombre

Vénganos tu reino, Señor.  Hágase tu santa voluntad

En la tierra como en el Cielo se hace tu santa voluntad.

Padre Nuestro...

Danos hoy, danoslo Señor, nuestro pan, el pan de cada día. Y perdona nuestras deudas así como nosotros perdonamos.

Padre Nuestro...

No nos dejes caer en tentación, antes bien líbranos del mal. No nos dejes caer en tentación, líbranos del mal.

Padre Nuestro...

Service of the Sacrament

Pastor:        The Lord be with you.

People:       And also with you.

Pastor:        Lift up your hearts.

People:       We lift them to the Lord. 

Pastor:        Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People:       It is right to give Him thanks and praise.   

Pastor:        It is indeed right and good to give you thanks and praise, almighty God and everlasting Father, through Jesus Christ your Son. For in these forty days you lead us into the desert of repentance that through a pilgrimage of prayer and discipline we may grow in grace and learn to be your people once again. Through fasting, prayer, and acts of service you bring us back to your generous heart. Through study of your holy word you open our eyes to your presence in the world and free our hands to welcome others into the radiant splendor of your love. As we prepare to celebrate the Easter feast with joyful hearts and minds, we bless you for your mercy and join with saints and angels forever praising you!

People:       Amen.

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on those whom You created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior. With repentant joy, we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross. Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit. Grant us to faithfully eat His body and drink His blood as He bids us to in His own testament. Gather us together from the ends of the earth to celebrate, with all the faithful, the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end. Receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us. To You alone be all glory, honor, and worship, now and forever. Amen

 

Lamb of God

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world;

have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world;

have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world;

grant us peace.

Consecration & Distribution

Silent Prayer after Communion:

Father of all, we give you thanks and praise that, when we were still far off, you met us in your Son and brought us home. Dying and living, he declared your love, gave us grace and opened the gate of glory. May we who share Christ’s body live his risen life; we who drink his cup bring life to others; we whom the Spirit lights give light to the world. Keep us firm in the hope you have set before us so we and all your children shall be free and the whole earth live to praise your name, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Post-Communion Prayer

We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this salutary gift, and we implore You, that of Your mercy, You would strengthen us in faith toward You and in fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

Closing Hymn: 10,000 Reasons

[chorus:]

Bless the Lord, O my soul, O my soul, worship his holy name. Sing like never before, O my soul; I’ll worship your holy name.

 

The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning,

It’s time to sing your song again.

Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me,...

Let me be singing when the evening comes. [chorus]

You’re rich in love and you’re slow to anger;

Your name is great and your heart is kind.

For all your goodness, I will keep on singing;...

Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find.   [chorus]

And on that day, when my strength is failing,

The end draws near, and my time has come;

Still, my soul will sing your praise unending...

Ten Thousand years, and then forevermore!   [chorus X2]

Worship your holy name

Lord, I’ll worship your holy name!

The Blessing

 

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The Ringing of the Bells and The Welcome

Invocation and Opening Sentences (from John 1)

Pastor: We gather, even as we live, in the name of the living God.

People: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the

Holy Spirit. Amen.

Pastor: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.

People: Through Him all things were made; and without Him

nothing was made that has been made.

Pastor: In Him was LIFE, and that life was the light of mankind.

People: That light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has

not understood it."

Pastor: The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us.

People: We have seen His glory, glory as of the Father's one and only Son, full of grace and truth."

Pastor: Let us see today, with the eyes of faith, what the disciples saw on the mountain top.

People: Fill our vision with your light, and our lives with your love!

 

Opening Hymn: “Christ Whose Glory Fills the Skies”

Christ, whose glory fills the skies, Christ the true and only light,

Sun of righteousness, arise; triumph o’er the shades of night.

Dayspring from on high, be near; Daystar, in my heart appear.

Dark and cheerless is the morn unaccompanied by thee;

Joyless is the day’s return till thy mercy’s beams I see,

Till they inward light impart, glad my eyes, and warm my heart.

Visit then this soul of mine, pierce the gloom of sin and grief;

Fill me, radiancy divine, scatter all my unbelief;

More and more thyself display, shining to the perfect day.

Confession and Forgiveness

Pastor: Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

People: Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

Pastor: Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.

People: Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.

Pastor: Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

People: Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

(Moment of Silent Prayer) (Momento de Oración Personal)

 

Pastor: If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

People: But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

 

Pastor: Let us then confess our sins to God:

People: Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways to the glory of your holy name. Amen.

 

Pastor: Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

People: Amen.

 

The Sung Response: “Make Us One”

As we gather together in Your Son,

Let us know the joy of being one!

Let the time we share in this place

Be a time of love and friendship in your grace.

By your Spirit help us be one in peace and unity.

Bless us here as we gather in Your Son.

Give us joy, grant us peace, make us one!

 

The Prayer of the Day

Almighty God, on the mountain you showed your glory in the transfiguration of your Son. Give us the vision to see beyond the turmoil of our world and to behold the King in all his glory; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, on God, now and forever. Amen.

 

Scripture Readings (After each reading:)

Reader: This is the Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God!

2 Kings 2:6-12

6 Then Elijah said to Elisha, “Now stay here; the Lord has ordered me to go to the River Jordan.” But Elisha answered, “I swear by my loyalty to the living Lord and to you that I will not leave you.” So they went on, 7 and 50 of the prophets followed them to the Jordan. Elijah and Elisha stopped by the river, and the 50 prophets stood a short distance away. 8 Then Elijah took off his cloak, rolled it up, and struck the water with it; the water divided, and he and Elisha crossed to the other side on dry ground. 9 There, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me what you want me to do for you before I am taken away.” “Let me receive a double share of your spirit that will make me your successor,” Elisha answered. 10 “That is a difficult request to grant,” Elijah replied. “But you will receive it if you see me as I am being taken away from you; if you don’t see me, you won’t receive it.” 11 They kept talking as they walked on; then suddenly a chariot of fire pulled by horses of fire came between them, and Elijah was taken up to heaven by a whirlwind. 12 Elisha saw it and cried out to Elijah, “My father, my father! Mighty defender of Israel! You are gone!” And he never saw Elijah again.

 

2 Corinthians 3:12 - 4:2

12 Because we have this hope, we are very bold. We are not like Moses, who had to put a veil over his face so that the people of Israel would not see the brightness fade and disappear. 14Their minds, indeed, were closed; and to this very day their minds are covered with the same veil as they read the books of the old covenant. The veil is removed only when a person is joined to Christ. 15Even today, whenever they read the Law of Moses, the veil still covers their minds. But it can be removed, as the scripture says about Moses: “His veil was removed when he turned to the Lord.” 17Now, “the Lord” in this passage is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is present, there is freedom. 18All of us, then, reflect the glory of the Lord with uncovered faces; and that same glory, coming from the Lord, who is the Spirit, transforms us into his likeness in an ever greater degree of glory. 4:1 God in his mercy has given us this work to do, and so we are not discouraged. 2We put aside all secret and shameful deeds; we do not act with deceit, nor do we falsify the word of God. In the full light of truth we live in God’s sight and try to commend ourselves to everyone’s good conscience.

 

Mark 9:2-9

2 Six days later Jesus took with him Peter, James, and John, and led them up a high mountain, where they were alone. As they looked on, a change came over Jesus, and his clothes became shining white—whiter than anyone in the world could wash them. Then the three disciples saw Elijah and Moses talking with Jesus. Peter spoke up and said to Jesus, “Teacher, how good it is that we are here! We will make three tents, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” He and the others were so frightened that he did not know what to say. 7 Then a cloud appeared and covered them with its shadow, and a voice came from the cloud, “This is my own dear Son—listen to him!” 8They took a quick look around but did not see anyone else; only Jesus was with them. 9 As they came down the mountain, Jesus ordered them, “Don’t tell anyone what you have seen, until the Son of Man has risen from death.”

 

The Apostle’s Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ, his 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 into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

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Hymn: “Eres Todopoderoso” (Spanish song by Juan Salinas, c. 1999,

CanZion Producciones, with permission, CCLI #535024)

La única razón de mi adoración eres tú mi Jesús...

Mi único motivo para vivir eres tú mi Señor...

Mi única verdad está en ti, Eres mi luz y mi salvación...

Mi único amor eres tu, Señor, y por siempre te alabaré...

Tú eres todo–poderoso, eres grande y majestuoso;

Eres fuerte, invensible, y no hay nadie como tú...

Jesus, my worship is all about you, you are the source of my hope;

Jesus, my living is rooted in you, you are the source of my life.

My only truth is found in you, O Lord,

You are my light and you set me free;

The greatest love I have is you, O Lord,

and forever my praises I’ll give...

For you are holy, you’re almighty,

yet your grace is revealed in all that you do!

Yours’ the power and the glory, and there’s noone equal to you..!

 

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The Prayers

 

The 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.

 

Service of the Sacrament

Pastor: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

Pastor: Lift up your hearts.

People: We lift them to the Lord.

Pastor: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People: It is right to give Him thanks and praise.

Pastor: It is indeed right, our duty and our joy, that we should always sing of your glory, holy Father, almighty and eternal God, through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. For you are the hope of the nations, the builder of the city that is to come. Your love made visible in Jesus Christ brings home the lost, restores the sinner and gives dignity to the despised. In his face your light shines out, flooding lives with goodness and truth, and making us all, a divided and broken humanity, forever one in your kingdom.

People: Amen.

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on those whom You created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior. With repentant joy, we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross. Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit. Grant us to faithfully eat His body and drink His blood as He bids us to in His own testament. Gather us together from the ends of the earth to celebrate, with all the faithful, the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end. Receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us. To You alone be all glory, honor, and worship, now and forever. Amen.

 

Lamb of God

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world;

have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world;

have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world;

grant us peace.

Consecration & Distribution

Post Communion Song

Thank the Lord and sing His praise;

tell everyone what He has done.

Let everyone who seeks the Lord

rejoice and proudly bear His name.

He recalls His promises

and leads His people forth in joy

with shouts of thanksgiving. Alleluia, alleluia.

Post-Communion Prayer

We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this salutary gift, and we implore You, that of Your mercy, You would strengthen us in faith toward You and in fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

Closing Hymn: "Have No Fear, Little Flock" (# 735)

Have no fear, little flock, have no fear, little flock,

For your Father has chosen to give you the kingdom;

Have no fear, little flock.

Have good cheer, little flock; have good cheer, little flock,

For the Father will keep you in His love forever;

Have good cheer, little flock.

Praise the Lord high above; Praise the Lord high above,

For He stoops down to heal you, uplift and restore you;

Praise the Lord high above!

Thankful hearts raise to God; Thankful hearts raise to God,

For he stays close beside you, in all things works with you;

Thankful hearts raise to God!

The Blessing

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The Ringing of the Bells and The Welcome

 

Opening Hymn: Alleluia Jesus Is Risen (474)

Alleluia! Jesus is risen! Trumpets resounding in glorious light!

Splendor, the Lamb, heaven forever!

Oh, what a miracle God has in sight!

Jesus is risen and we shall arise: give God the glory! Alleluia!

Walking the way, Christ in the center,

telling the story to open our eyes;

breaking our bread, giving us glory:

Jesus, our blessing, our constant surprise.

Jesus is risen and we shall arise: give God the glory! Alleluia!

Jesus the vine, we are the branches;

life in the Spirit the fruit of the tree;

heaven to earth, Christ to the people,

gift of the future now flowing to me.

Jesus is risen and we shall arise: give God the glory! Alleluia!

Weeping, be gone; sorrow be silent:

death put asunder, and Easter is bright.

Cherubim sing: "O grave, be open!"

Clothe us in wonder, adorn us in light.

Jesus is risen and we shall arise: give God the glory! Alleluia!

City of God, Easter forever,

golden Jerusalem, Jesus the Lamb,

river of life, saints and archangels,

sing with creation to God the I AM!

Jesus is risen and we shall arise: give God the glory! Alleluia!

 

Invocation

Pastor:           In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

People:          Amen.

 

Confession and Forgiveness

Pastor:           Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

People:         Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

 

Pastor:           Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.

People:         Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.

Pastor:           Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

People:         Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

(Silent Prayer) (Momento de Oración Personal)

Pastor:           If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

People:          But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from unrighteousness.

Pastor:           Let us then confess our sins to God our Father:

People:          Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.

Pastor:           Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

People:         Amen.

The Response: Make Us One

As we gather together in Your Son,

Let us know the joy of being one!

Let the time we share in this place

Be a time of love and friendship in your grace.

By your Spirit help us be one in peace and unity.

Bless us here as we gather in Your Son.

Give us joy, grant us peace, make us one!

 

 

The Prayer of the Day

Eternal God, whose Son went among the crowds and brought healing with his touch: help us to show his love, in your Church as we gather together, and by our lives,  as we are transformed into the image of Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Scripture Readings (After each reading:)

Reader:          This is the Word of the Lord.

People:          Thanks be to God!

Isaiah 40:21-31

21 Do you not know? Were you not told long ago? Have you not heard how the world began? 22 It was made by the one who sits on his throne above the earth and beyond the sky; the people below look as tiny as ants. He stretched out the sky like a curtain, like a tent in which to live. 23 He brings down powerful rulers and reduces them to nothing. 24 They are like young plants, just set out and barely rooted. When the Lord sends a wind, they dry up and blow away like straw. 25 To whom can the holy God be compared? Is there anyone else like him? 26 Look up at the sky! Who created the stars you see? The one who leads them out like an army, he knows how many there are and calls each one by name! His power is so great—not one of them is ever missing! 27 Israel, why then do you complain that the Lord doesn’t know your troubles or care if you suffer injustice? 28 Don’t you know? Haven’t you heard? The Lord is the everlasting God; he created all the world. He never grows tired or weary. No one understands his thoughts. 29 He strengthens those who are weak and tired. 30 Even those who are young grow weak; young people can fall exhausted. 31 But those who trust in the Lord for help will find their strength renewed. They will rise on wings like eagles; they will run and not get weary; they will walk and not grow weak.

 

1 Corinthians 9:16-23

 

16 I have no right to boast just because I preach the gospel. After all, I am under orders to do so. And how terrible it would be for me if I did not preach the gospel! 17If I did my work as a matter of free choice, then I could expect to be paid; but I do it as a matter of duty, because God has entrusted me with this task. 18What pay do I get, then? It is the privilege of preaching the Good News without charging for it, without claiming my rights in my work for the gospel. 19 I am a free man, nobody’s slave; but I make myself everybody’s slave in order to win as many people as possible. 20While working with the Jews, I live like a Jew in order to win them; and even though I myself am not subject to the Law of Moses, I live as though I were when working with those who are, in order to win them. 21In the same way, when working with Gentiles, I live like a Gentile, outside the Jewish Law, in order to win Gentiles. This does not mean that I don’t obey God’s law; I am really under Christ’s law. 22Among the weak in faith I become weak like one of them, in order to win them. So I become all things to all people, that I may save some of them by whatever means are possible. 23 All this I do for the

gospel’s sake, in order to share in its blessings.

 

Mark 1:29-39

29 Jesus and his disciples, including James and John, left the synagogue and went straight to the home of Simon and Andrew. 30Simon’s mother-in-law was sick in bed with a fever, and as soon as Jesus arrived, he was told about her. 31He went to her, took her by the hand, and helped her up. The fever left her, and she began to wait on them. 32 After the sun had set and evening had come, people brought to Jesus all the sick and those who had demons. 33All the people of the town gathered in front of the house. 34Jesus healed many who were sick with all kinds of diseases and drove out many demons. He would not let the demons say anything, because they knew who he was. 35 Very early the next morning, long before daylight, Jesus got up and left the house. He went out of the town to a lonely place, where he prayed. 36But Simon and his companions went out searching for him, 37and when they found him, they said, “Everyone is looking for you.” 38 But Jesus answered, “We must go on to the other villages around here. I have to preach in them also, because that is why I came.” So he traveled all over Galilee, preaching in the synagogues and driving out demons.

The Apostle’s Creed

    I believe in God, the Father Almighty maker of heaven and earth.

    And in Jesus Christ, his 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 into hell.  The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence he will come to judge the living and the dead.

    I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of  the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen.

 

Kid Sermon

Sermon Hymn: Alleluia, Alleluia! Hearts to Heaven (477)

Alleluia! Alleluia! Hearts to heav'n and voices raise;

sing to God a hymn of gladness, sing to God a hymn of praise:

he who on the cross a victim, for the world's salvation bled,

Jesus Christ, the King of Glory, now is risen from the dead.

Christ is risen, Christ the first-fruits, of the holy harvest field,

which will all its full abundance, at his second coming yield:

then the golden ears of harvest will their heads before him wave,

ripened by his glorious sunshine from the furrows of the grave.

Alleluia! Alleluia! Glory be to God on high;

alleluia to the Savior, who has won the victory;

alleluia to the Spirit, fount of love and sanctity.

Alleluia! Alleluia, to the Triune Majesty.

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The Prayers

Prayer Hymn: Padre Nuestro

Padre Nuestro, que estás en el Cielo

Santificado, santificado sea tu nombre

Vénganos tu reino, Señor.  Hágase tu santa voluntad

En el cielo y en la tierra. Haremos tu santa voluntad.

Padre nuestro.....

 

Danos hoy, danoslo Señor, nuestro pan, el pan de cada día.

Y perdona nuestras deudas así como nosotros perdonamos.

Padre nuestro.....

No nos dejes caer en tentación, antes bien líbranos del mal.

No nos dejes caer en tentación, líbranos del mal.

Padre nuestro.....

 

Service of the Sacrament

Pastor:            The Lord be with you.

People:          And also with you.

Pastor:            Lift up your hearts.

People:          We lift them to the Lord. 

Pastor:            Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People:         It is right to give Him thanks and praise.       

Pastor:            All honor be yours, mighty creator, ever-living God, through Jesus Christ your only Son our Lord: we celebrate your glory made present in our midst. The King of all the world was revealed to all the nations. In the waters of baptism Jesus was revealed as the Christ, the Savior sent to redeem us. Poverty was turned to riches, sorrow into joy. Therefore with all the angels of heaven we lift our voices to proclaim the glory of your name!

People:         Amen.

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on those whom You created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior. With repentant joy, we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross. Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit. Grant us to faithfully eat His body and drink His blood as He bids us to in His own testament. Gather us together from the ends of the earth to celebrate, with all the faithful, the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end. Receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us. To You alone be all glory, honor, and worship, now and forever. Amen

Lamb of God

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world;

have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world;

have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world;

grant us peace.

Consecration & Distribution

 

Silent Prayer after Communion:

Father of all, we give you thanks and praise that, when we were still far off, you met us in your Son and brought us home. Dying and living, he declared your love, gave us grace and opened the gate of glory. May we who share Christ’s body live his risen life; we who drink his cup bring life to others; we whom the Spirit lights give light to the world. Keep us firm in the hope you have set before us so we and all your children shall be free and the whole earth live to praise your name, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Post Communion Song     

Thank the Lord and sing His praise;

tell everyone what He has done.

Let everyone who seeks the Lord,

rejoice and proudly bear His name.

He recalls His promises,

and leads His people forth in joy

with shouts of thanksgiving. Alleluia, alleluia.

Post-Communion Prayer

We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this salutary gift, and we implore You, that of Your mercy, You would strengthen us in faith toward You and in fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 


Closing Hymn: Now All the Vault of Heaven Resounds (465)

Now all the vault of Heav'n resounds

in praise of love that still abounds:

"Christ has triumphed!  He is living!"

Sing, choirs of angels, loud and clear! 

Repeat their song of glory here:

"Christ has triumphed!  Christ has triumphed!"

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Eternal is the gift he brings,

therefore our heart with rapture sings:

"Christ has triumphed!  He is living!"

Now still he comes to give us life

and by his presence stills all strife.

Christ has triumphed!  He is living!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Oh, fill us, Lord, with dauntless love;

set heart and will on things above

That we conquer through your triumph;

Grant grace sufficient for life's day

that by our lives we truly say:

"Christ has triumphed!  He is living!"

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Adoring praises now we bring

and with the heav'nly blessed sing:

"Christ has triumphed!  Alleluia!"

Be to the Father and our Lord,

to Spirit blest, most holy God,

All the glory, never ending!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

 

The Blessing

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St. Paul over 100 Years in Photographs

 

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