P: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.
Prayer of the Day P: O God, your Son makes himself known to all his disciples in the breaking of bread. Open the eyes of our faith, that we may see him in his redeeming work, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. C: Amen. Please be seated.
P:The Word of the Lord. C: Thanks be to God. Please be seated.
Sermon“Samson” The Day God Brought Down the House Written by Eric Rainwater and Fred Judkins Arranged by Phil Shackleton Orchestra Accompaniment by Rainwater Music Performed with permission from Rainwater Music Company Junior Choir
Apostles’ Creed As you are able, please stand. I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, God's 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 to the dead.
On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. Please be seated.
The Sharing of the Peace P:The peace of the Lord be with you always. C: And also with you. Please share the peace with those around you at this time, greeting one another and saying: “The Peace of the Lord.” Please be seated following the passing of the peace.
The Offering is received. “Forgive Me, Lord” Junior Choir
Offertory Prayer P: Let us pray. C:God of all creation, everything in heaven and earth belongs to you. We joyfully release what you have entrusted to us; signs of our whole lives returned to you, dedicated to the healing and unity of all creation. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Great Thanksgiving P: 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 God thanks and praise.
C: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.
The Words of Institution P: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. Again, 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.
C: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. Please be seated.
Welcome to the Lord's Table! We invite all baptized believers in Christ to celebrate the Lord's Supper with us. We invite children as well to come to the table to receive a blessing. Water and white grape juice are available for those who do not wish to drink wine. Gluten free communion wafers are also available. Simply indicate your desire to the person serving you.
As you are able, please stand. P:The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen you and keep you in his grace. C: Amen.
P: Let us pray... O God, we give you thanks that you have set before us this feast, the body and blood of your Son. By your spirit strengthen us to serve all in want and to give our selves away as bread for the hungry, through Jesus Christ our Lord. C: Amen.