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Five minutes before the service, the Pastor and Elder are praying for you.

 

As we prepare for worship, please be considerate of those around you who are praying and meditating on Scripture by turning off your cell phones as soon as you enter the sanctuary. May God bless your time of worship!

 

THE LORD’S SUPPER

The Lord’s Supper is Jesus’ gift to his people given for the forgiveness of sins, to strengthen our faith, and to bless his church with unity. We believe and joyfully confess that Jesus Christ is present in, with and under the bread and wine according to his own words, “This is my body…this is my blood” (1 Cor 10.14-16). Our Lord welcomes all who trust these words, acknowledge their sin, and set aside unforgiveness toward others. God’s word also tells us that we do spiritual harm to ourselves if we do not believe that Jesus is spiritually and physically present in the Lord’s Supper (1 Cor 11.29). If you are not a member of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, we ask that you speak with Pastor Greg DeMuth before receiving the Lord’s Supper. Because we care about your spiritual welfare, our Pastor would be glad to share God’s word with you: so that you can participate in this great blessing.

 

TO OUR VISITORS

Welcome in the name of Jesus! Thank you for allowing us to serve you and your family today. We ask you to sign our guest register located in the foyer or fill out a guest card letting us know how we can serve you.  If you have no church home, we invite you to make First Evangelical Lutheran your church home. Please get in touch with our Pastor for the next available new member class.

 

HYMNS used in today’s service: LSB 837, 570, [566, 617, 625], 833

Divine Service Setting One LSB pg. 151

 

PRESERVICE MUSIC

 

WORDS OF WELCOME

 

HYMN: LSB 837, Lift High the Cross


Stand

INVOCATION:

In the name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit.

 Amen.

 

CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION:

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

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

 

Silence for reflection on God's Word and for self-examination.

 

Let us then confess our sins to God our Father.

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. We justly deserve Your present and eternal punishment. 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.

 

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.

 Amen.

 

INTROIT:  Ps. 34:4–8; antiphon: Ps. 34:1

I will bless the Lord at all times;

 his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

I sought the Lord, and he answered me

 and delivered me from all my fears.

Those who look to him are radiant,

 and their faces shall never be ashamed.

This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him

 and saved him out of all his troubles.

The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him,

 and delivers them.

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!

 Blessèd is the man who takes refuge in him!

 

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

 

I will bless the Lord at all times;

 his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

KYRIE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Is the Feast

 

SALUTATION AND COLLECT OF THE DAY:

 

 

Let us pray. 

Almighty and most merciful God, preserve us from all harm and danger that we, being ready in both body and soul, may cheerfully accomplish what You want done; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

 

 

Be Seated

OLD TESTATMENT READING:  Isaiah 62:1–5

 Zion’s Coming Salvation

1For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent,

and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not be quiet,

until her righteousness goes forth as brightness,

and her salvation as a burning torch.

 2The nations shall see your righteousness,

and all the kings your glory,

and you shall be called by a new name

that the mouth of the Lord will give.

 3You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord,

and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.

 4You shall no more be termed Forsaken,

and your land shall no more be termed Desolate,

but you shall be called My Delight Is in Her,

and your land Married;

for the Lord delights in you,

and your land shall be married.

 5For as a young man marries a young woman,

so shall your sons marry you,

and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride,

so shall your God rejoice over you.

 

This is the Word of Lord.

 Thanks be to God.

 

PSALM 96:1–6

Worship in the Splendor of Holiness

1Oh sing to the Lord a new song;

sing to the Lord, all the earth!

 2Sing to the Lord, bless his name;

tell of his salvation from day to day.

 3Declare his glory among the nations,

his marvelous works among all the peoples!

 4For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;

he is to be feared above all gods.

 5For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols,

but the Lord made the heavens.

 6Splendor and majesty are before him;

strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

 

Second Reading: Acts 4:13–20

 13Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus. 14But seeing the man who was healed standing beside them, they had nothing to say in opposition. 15But when they had commanded them to leave the council, they conferred with one another, 16saying, “What shall we do with these men? For that a notable sign has been performed through them is evident to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it. 17But in order that it may spread no further among the people, let us warn them to speak no more to anyone in this name.” 18So they called them and charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. 19But Peter and John answered them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge, 20for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.”

 

 This is the Word of Lord.

 Thanks be to God.

Stand

ALLELUIA AND VERSE:

 

 

 

HOLY GOSPEL:  Matthew 28:18-20

The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, the Twenty-eighth chapter.

 

 

18And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

 

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

 

 

Be Seated

HYMN:  LSB 570, Just As I Am without One Plea

 

SERMON: A Mission Task Just for You  {Matthew 28:18-20] Pastor Lutz

 

Stand

APOSTLES’ 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.

 

PRAYER OF THE CHURCH response ‘hear our prayer’

Be Seated

 

OFFERING

 

Stand

OFFERTORY:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service of the Sacrament

Preface:

The Lord be with you.

 And also with you.

 

Lift up your hearts.

 We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

 It is right to give Him thanks and praise.

 

It is truly good, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, holy Lord, almighty Father, everlasting God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who on this day overcame death and the grave and by His glorious resurrection opened to us the way of everlasting life.  Therefore with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven we laud and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and singing:

 

Sanctus:

 

 

 

 

 

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 Son to bear our sin and be our Savior. With repentant joy we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross. 

 

Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we ask you to forgive, renew, and strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit. Help us to eat and drink in faith that Christ is truly present, and gives himself to us in bread and wine.

 Amen.

The Words of Our Lord:

Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night when He was betrayed, took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to the disciples and said: “Take, eat; this is My (+) body, which is given for you. This do in remembrance of Me.”

In the same way also He took the cup after supper, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying: “Drink of it, all of you; this cup is the new testament in My (+) blood, which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”

 

As often as we eat this bread and drink this cup, we proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.

 Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.

 

LORD’S PRAYER:

Lord, remember us in Your kingdom and teach us to 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.

 

Pax Domini:

The peace of the Lord be with you always.

 Amen.

 

Agnus Dei:

 

Be Seated

 

Distribution:

The pastor and those who assist him receive the body and blood of Christ first and then distribute them to those who come to receive, saying:

 

Take, eat; this is the true body of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, given into death for your sins.

 Amen.

 Take, drink; this is the true blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, shed for the forgiveness of your sins.

 Amen.

 

DISTRIBUTION  HYMNS:

LSB 566, By Grace I’m Saved

LSB 617, O Lord, We Praise Thee

LSB 625, Lord Jesus Christ, Life-Giving Bread

 

Stand

Post-Communion Canticle:  Thank the Lord

 

Post-Communion Collect:

Let us pray.

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 through the same in faith toward You and 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.

 

Benediction:

The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.

The Lord look upon you with favor and (+) give you peace.

 Amen.

 

Be Seated

HYMN: LSB 833, Listen, God Is Calling

Acknowledgments  Divine Service, Setting One from Lutheran Service Book © 2006 Concordia Publishing House. Reprinted with permission.  Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Created by Lutheran Service Builder © 2006 Concordia Publishing House.