Order of Service - Summer
Welcome & Prelude
Confession and Forgiveness
P Blessed be the holy Trinity, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
P Sisters and brothers, bear with one another...
Silence is kept for reflection.
P Holy and gracious God:
C WE CONFESS THAT WE HAVE NOT LED A LIFE WORTHY OF THE CALLING TO WHICH WE HAVE BEEN CALLED. WE HAVE NOT LOVED YOU WITH OUR WHOLE HEART; WE HAVE NOT LOVED OUR NEIGHBORS AS OURSELVES. WE HAVE NOT ACTED ACCORDING TO YOUR WILL. WE HAVE GRIEVED YOUR HOLY SPIRIT. HAVE MERCY ON US. FORGIVE US ACCORDING TO THE RICHES OF YOUR GRACE. MAKE US HOLY AND BLAMELESS BEFORE YOU IN LOVE, SO THAT WE MIGHT LIVE TO THE PRAISE OF YOUR GLORY. AMEN.
P In the mercy of almighty God, Jesus Christ...
Gathering Song: ELW # 802 “Let Us Ever Walk with Jesus”
Greeting and Prayer of the Day
P The blessing of the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious grace freely bestowed in the Son, and the power of the promised Holy Spirit be with you all.
C AND ALSO WITH YOU.
P Let us pray. Blessed Lord, who has caused all Holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant that we may hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience and comfort of Your holy Word, we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which You have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ.
Preaching Text: 2 Corinthians 5:1-21 Word of God. Word of Life/THANKS BE TO GOD.
Prayers of Intercession and Thanksgiving Hear us, O God/Your mercy is great.
Lord’s Prayer (using “trespasses”)
P May God who loves us, who gives us eternal consolation and good hope, comfort your hearts and strengthen them in every good work and word; and the blessing of almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you forever.
Announcements and Dismissal Go in peace. Christ is with you/Thanks be to God!