Pastor Nancy Hanson – Parsonage: 449-3841 Cell: 686-6458
(Sept thru April)
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(Sept thru April)
Communion on 1st & 3rd Sunday’s of the month.
Confirmation Wednesday's at Bethlehem 3:30 to 4:30
updated: August 1, 2007
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Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God, who forgives all our sin, whose mercy
endures forever. C: Amen.
P: Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another.
(Silence for reflection)
C: Have mercy on us. We
confess that we have turned from you and given ourselves into the power of sin.
We are truly sorry and humbly repent. In your compassion forgive us our sins,
known and unknown, things we have done and things we have failed to do. Turn us
again to you, and uphold us by your Spirit, so that we may live and serve you in
newness of life through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
P: God who is rich in mercy, loved us even when we were dead in sin, and made us alive together with Christ. By grace you have been saved. In the name of Jesus Christ, your sins are forgiven. Almighty God strengthen you with power through the Holy Spirit, that Christ may live in your hearts through faith.
my mouth be full of your praise,
and your glory all the day long.
grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy
Spirit be with you all.
And also with you.
of Praise: p. 79 “Glory
Prayer of the Day:
Almighty and ever-living God, you are always more ready to hear than we
are to pray, and you gladly give more than we either desire or deserve. Pour
upon us your abundant mercy. Forgive us those things that weigh on our
conscience, and give us those good things that come only through your Son, Jesus
Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
20Then the Lord said,
‘How great is the outcry against
Psalm 138 (please read responsively by verse)
1I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole
heart; before the gods I sing your praise;
2I bow down towards your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness; for you have exalted your name and your word above everything.
3On the day I called, you answered me, you increased my strength of soul.
4All the kings of the earth shall praise you, O Lord,
for they have heard
the words of your mouth.
5They shall sing of the ways of the Lord, for great is the glory of the Lord.
6For though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly;
but the haughty he
perceives from far away.
7Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve me against the wrath of my enemies;
you stretch out your hand, and your right hand delivers me.
8The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures for ever.
Do not forsake the work of your hands.
6 As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, 7rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. 8 See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the universe, and not according to Christ. 9For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, 10and you have come to fullness in him, who is the head of every ruler and authority. 11In him also you were circumcised with a spiritual circumcision, by putting off the body of the flesh in the circumcision of Christ; 12when you were buried with him in baptism, you were also raised with him through faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead. 13And when you were dead in trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive together with him, when he forgave us all our trespasses, 14erasing the record that stood against us with its legal demands. He set this aside, nailing it to the cross. 15He disarmed the rulers and authorities and made a public example of them, triumphing over them in it. 16 Therefore do not let anyone condemn you in matters of food and drink or of observing festivals, new moons, or sabbaths. 17These are only a shadow of what is to come, but the substance belongs to Christ. 18Do not let anyone disqualify you, insisting on self-abasement and worship of angels, dwelling on visions, puffed up without cause by a human way of thinking, 19and not holding fast to the head, from whom the whole body, nourished and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows with a growth that is from God.
*Verse, p. 83 “Alleluia,
Lord, to whom shall we go?”
announcement: Luke 11:1-13
*Verse, p 83 “Glory to you, O Lord”
praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said
to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.’ 2He
said to them, ‘When you pray, say:
Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. 3 Give us each day our daily bread. 4And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us. And do not bring us to the time of trial.’ 5 And he said to them, ‘Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at and say to him, “Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; 6for a friend of mine has arrived, and I have nothing to set before him.” 7And he answers from within, “Do not bother me; the door has already been locked, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything.” 8I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, at least because of his persistence he will get up and give him whatever he needs. 9 ‘So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. 10For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. 11Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for a fish, will give a snake instead of a fish? 12Or if the child asks for an egg, will give a scorpion? 13If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!’
*Verse, p 83 “Praise to you, O Christ”
SERMON: Pastor Nancy Hanson
*Apostle’s Creed p. 85
in me – Create in me a clean heart-O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with your free Spirit.
*The Prayers -- Response: P.
Gracious God C. Hear our prayer.
*Blessing, p. 97
*Stand if you are able