June 28, 2020

virtual WORSHIP

June 28, 2020

Good morning church! This is the last Sunday in June, so next week on July 5th we will be starting with an 8AM traditional service in the sanctuary as well as outdoor chapel/drive in worship at 9:30. More details to come on Tuesday afternoon. Of course, we will still make virtual worship available moving forward. Today I talk about service evangelism, something in which we Lutherans have all the tools to excel. So, let’s do it! Time for worship…

Pastor Luke

Confession and Forgiveness

Blessed be the holy Trinity, +one God, whose steadfast love is everlasting, whose faithfulness endures from generation to generation. Amen.

Trusting in the mercy of God, let us confess our sin.

Reconciling God,

We confess that we do not trust your abundance, and we deny your presence in our lives. We place our hope in ourselves and rely on our own efforts. We fail to believe that you provide enough for all. We abuse your good creation for our own benefit. We fear difference and do not welcome others as you have welcomed us. We sin in thought, word and deed. By your grace, forgive us; through your love, renew us; and in your Spirit, lead us; so that we may live and serve you in newness of life. Amen.

Beloved of God, by the radical abundance of divine mercy we have peace with God through +Christ Jesus, through whom we have obtained grace upon grace. Our sins are forgiven. Let us live now in hope, for hope does not disappoint, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit. Amen

Prayer of the Day

Almighty Creator and ever-living God: we worship your glory, eternal Three-in-One, and we praise your power, majestic One-in-Three. Keep us steadfast in this faith, defend us in all adversity, and bring us at last into your presence, where you live in endless joy and love, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Music

How Great Thou Art

Sermon - June 28

Pastor Luke

Music

My Redeemer Lives

Offering Giving Options

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Offering Prayer

Merciful Father,

We offer with joy and thanksgiving what you have first given us - ourselves, our time, and our possessions, signs of your gracious love. Receive them for the sake of him who offered himself for us, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Benediction

Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus. God, the creator, +Jesus, the Christ, and the Holy Spirit, the comforter, bless you and keep you in eternal love. Amen.

Prayer Requests

We have a wonderful prayer chain available to lift up your praises and your petitions. Email Dawn at d.bestick@stpaulsinhanover.org and she will get your prayer requests to the staff and the prayer warriors on the prayer chain.

Glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine by his power at work within us - Ephesians 3:20