3“We Are Called”Come! Live in the light! Shine with the joy and the love of the Lord! We are called to be light for the kingdom, to live in the freedom of the city of God. We are called to act with justice, we are called to love tenderly; we are called to serve one another, to walk humbly with God.
4Show your mercy to all those in fear! Come! Open your heart!Show your mercy to all those in fear!We are called to be hope for the hopelessso hatred and blindness will be no more.We are called to act with justice,we are called to love tenderly;we are called to serve one another,to walk humbly with God.
5Sing of that great day when all will be one! Sing! Sing a new song!Sing of that great day when all will be one!God will reign, and we’ll walk with each other as sisters and brothers united in love.We are called to act with justice,we are called to love tenderly,we are called to serve one another,to walk humbly with God.
6Apostolic GreetingP The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. C And also with you.
7KyrieCantor We pray for peace, O Lord, make plowshares of our swords, make plowshares of our swords; hear us when we cry to you. C Lord, have mercy on us, have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy on us; hear us when we cry to you.
8Cantor Christ, make us grow in grace until we see your face, until we see your face; hear us when we cry to you. C Christ, have mercy on us, have mercy on us, Christ, have mercy on us; hear us when we cry to you.
9Cantor Defend your church, O Lord, and root it in your word, and root it in your word; hear us when we cry to you. C Lord have mercy on us, have mercy on us, Lord have mercy on us; hear our cry. Amen
10Prayer of the DayC Holy God, you confound the world’s wisdom in giving your kingdom to the lowly and the pure in heart. Give us such a hunger and thirst for justice, and perseverance in striving for peace, that in our words and deeds the world may see the life of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen
11Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 R Word of God, Word of life C Thanks be to God.
12O God, whose word is well planted yields fruit a hundred fold, we praise your graces grantedto those who sowed of old,who by their w-tness scatteredfood seed upon the soilwhere others, reaping,gathered the harvest of their toil.
13. P The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, the 5th chapter. C Glory to You, O Lord
14Matthew 5: 1-12 Reading P This is the Gospel of the Lord. C Praise to You, O Christ.
15O God, your final harvest of hist’ry’s ancient field will test with truth the proudest that human work can yield. Oppression’s blight will vanish, fair freedom’s fruits increase; and love and joy will flourish to clothe the earth with peace.
17“Blest Are They ”Blest are they, the poor in spirit; theirs is the kingdom of God. Blest are they, full of sorrow, they shall be consoled. Rejoice and be glad! Blessed are you, holy are you! Yours is the kindom of God!
18Blest are they, the lowly ones; they shall inherit the earth Blest are they, the lowly ones; they shall inherit the earth. Blest are they who hunger and thirst; they shall have their fill. Rejoice and be glad! Blessed are you, holy are you! Yours is the kingdom of God!
19Blest are they who show mercy; mercy shall be theirs. Women only:Blest are they who show mercy;mercy shall be theirs.Blest are they, the pure of heart;they shall see God.All: Rejoice and be glad!Blessed are you, holy are you!Rejoice and be glad!Yours is the kingdom of God!
20Men only: Blest are they who seek peace they are the children of God Men only: Blest are they who seek peace they are the children of God. Blest are they who suffer in faith; the glory of God is theirs. All: Rejoice and be glad! Blessed are you, holy are you! Rejoice and be glad! Yours is the kingdom of God!
21ALL: Blest are you who suffer hate, all because of me ALL: Blest are you who suffer hate, all because of me. Rejoice, be glad, your is the kingdom; shine for all to see. Rejoice and be glad! Blessed are you, holy are you! Yours is the kingdom of God!
22PrayersP Let us pray for the people of God in Christ Jesus, for the whole human family, and for all creation. As each petition ends with the words: Lord in your mercy, the congregation responds: Hear our prayer.
23P Into your hands, gracious God, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your mercy; through Jesus Christ, our Savior. C Amen.
24Sharing of the PeaceP The peace of the Lord be with you always. C And also with you.
25“Let Streams of Living Justice” Offering“Let Streams of Living Justice”(ELW 710)Sunday:Senior Choir
26Offertory Accept, O Lord, the gifts we bring to place upon your table. We do not worship as we ought but only as we’re able.
27The vines were planted, seeds were sewn The vines were planted, seeds were sewn. They grew in your good pleasure. What once was common, daily food becomes a holy treasure. Our hopes and dreams, our toils and cares, we lift in prayer before you. Lord, by your grace now come to us, as humbly we adore you.
28Offertory Prayer P Let us pray. C God of all creation, all you have made is good, and your love endures forever. You bring forth bread from the earth and fruit from the vine. Nourish us with these gifts, that we might be for the world signs of your gracious presence in Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen
29Eucharistic PrayerP The Lord be with you. C And also with you. P Lift up your hearts. C We lift them to the Lord. P Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. C It is right to give our thanks and praise.
30P It is indeed right, our duty and our joy, that we should at all times and in all places give thanks and praise to you, almighty and merciful God, through our Savior Jesus Christ. You are the beginning and the end, the giver of all life; We bless you for Mary who bore Jesus your Word made flesh. In the night in which he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus took bread and gave thanks; broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying: Take and eat; this is my body given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.
31Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it for all to drink, saying: This cup is the new covenant in my blood, shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin. Do this for the remembrance of me.With this bread and cup we remember your Word dwelling among us full of grace and truth. We wait with hope for his coming.C Come, Lord Jesus
32C Come, Holy Spirit C Amen P Holy God, by the presence of your Spirit bless this meal, that your word may become flesh in us. Fill us with your light and bring the gift of peace.C Come, Holy SpiritP All praise and glory are yours, O God, now and forever.C Amen
33Lord’s Prayer Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done,on earth as in heaven.Give us today our daily bread.Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.Save us from the time of trialand deliver us from evilFor the kingdom, the power, and the gloryare yours, now and forever. Amen.
34P. Behold the Lamb of God who takes. away the sin of the world P Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! Blessed are all who are called to the supper of the lamb.We extend an open invitation to all the baptized to accept the Lord’s invitation and come to the altar to receive the promise of new life offered through the bread and wine of the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Please come forward at the direction of the ushers to receive these holy gifts. Gluten free wafers are available. The non-communing are invited to come forward for a blessing.
35“O Lamb of God, to Earth you Came” O Lamb of God, to Earth you came to save us all from the grief and shame. Shorn of your life, upon the tree you hung in deep humility. O Lamb of God, the only son, to us show mercy, Holy One. You save the world from all its sin. Lord give to us your peace. Amen
36“Jesus the Very Thought of You” Jesus the very thought of you fills us with sweet delight; but sweeter far your face to view and rest within your light. No voice can sing, no heart can frame, nor can the mind recall a sweeter sound than your blest name, O Savior of us all!
37O Hope of ev’ry contrite soul, O joy of all the meek how kind you are to those who fall! How good to those who seek! O Jesus, be our joy today; help us to prize your love; grant us at last to hear you say: “Come, share my home above.”
38“O God of Mercy, God of Light” O God of mercy, God of light, in love and mercy infinite, teach us , as ever in your sight, to live our lives in you.
40Teach us the lesson Jesus taught; to feel for those his blood has bought, that ev’ry deed and word and thought may work a work for you.
41For all are kindred, far and wide, since Jesus Christ for all has died; grant us the will, and grace provide, to love them all in you.
42In sickness, sorrow, want or care, may we each other’s burden share; may we, where help is needed, there give help as though to you.
43And may your Holy Spirit move all those who live to live in love, til you receive in heav’n above all those who live in you.
44“Let Justice Flow Like Streams” Let justice flow like streams of sparkling water, pure, enabling growth, refreshing life, abundant, cleansing, sure.
45Let righteousness roll on as others’ cares we heed, an everflowing stream of faith translated into deed.
46So may God’s plumb line, straight, define our measure true, and justice, right, and peace pervade this world our whole life through.
47Post Communion Prayer C Amen P Lord, it is good for us to be here, for we have tasted your glory in this holy meal. Continue your presence as we go out from here. Open our eyes to see your face shining in every person, and send us to be your servants in every place, for you are life and light of all, both now and forever.C Amen
48BenedictionP May the God of glory dwell in you richly, name you beloved, and shine brightly on your path; and the blessings if almighty God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be upon you and remain with you always.C Amen
49“The Spirit Sends Us Forth to Serve” we go in Jesus’ nameto bring glad tidings to the poor,God’s favor to proclaim.
50We go to comfort those who mourn and set the burdened free;where hope is dim, to share a dreamand help the blind to see.
51We go to be the hands of Christ, to scatter joy like seed and,all our days to cherish life,to do the loving deed.
52Then let us go to serve in peace, God’s Spirit has empowered us; the gospel to proclaim.God’s Spirit has empowered us;we go in Jesus’ name.
53DismissalP Go in peace. Christ is your light. C Thanks be to God.