God’s Word for Today: “Why did Jesus need to be baptized? I thought baptism was for sinners?” It seems strange that our Savior, who was perfectly sinless, would need to be baptized, and yet he was. Why? Because Jesus had come to be our perfect Savior, and he is revealed as such in his baptism. God laid on him the sin of the world (John 1:29). Even from birth he endured the effects of our sin. Though Jesus wasn’t a sinner himself, he was carrying our sin, pain and sorrow (Isaiah 53:4), making him seem an unlikely Savior. But by taking our sin and suffering on himself, Jesus actually became our unlikely, yet perfect Savior (Hebrews 2:10; 5:7-9).
Holy Communion Holy Communion “Personal Preparation for Holy Communion” is on page 156 of the Christian Worship Lutheran Hymnal. “Personal Preparation for Holy Communion” is on page 156 of the Christian Worship Lutheran Hymnal. The Bible and Lutherans teach that Holy Communion is a holy act instituted by Christ. Together with bread and wine we receive Jesus’ true body and blood. In this special meal Jesus gives the forgiveness of sins, strengthens our faith, and gives eternal salvation to all who believe. The Holy Spirit uses the Lord's Supper the same way he uses the Word of God to maintain and strengthen our faith in Christ.
Bible Class Sunday Adults: Luther’s Lg. Catechism Wednesday Men: Various Bible accounts, 6:30 PM Women: “Seeing God through her eyes”, 6:30 PM Saturday Men: “Forgiveness”, the 2nd and 4th Saturdays 8:30– 9:30 AM.
Luther’s Large Catechism – Our Sunday Bible Class resumes the Our Sunday Bible Class resumes the study of Luther’s Large Catechism. study of Luther’s Large Catechism. Do you remember the “Six Chief Parts of Christian Doctrine”? Do you remember the “Six Chief Parts of Christian Doctrine”? If not, please join us as we study Luther’s Catechism, which helps us focus on the main teachings (doctrines) of the Bible. If not, please join us as we study Luther’s Catechism, which helps us focus on the main teachings (doctrines) of the Bible.
Remember in your Prayers: Prayer Chain: Please call or if you have a prayer request. Vickie Balza Edna Bartholomew Jeanine Caudill (mother of Lisa Gorenz) Anna Gerome Jennie Johnson Rev. John Kenyon Roy Knittel Marsha McDowell Evelyn McNatt Leo Shurr Avis Spencer Jim Thomas Gladys Winkel Harriet Yeider
Cry Room: If your little one is having a hard time in worship, we encourage you to make use of our cry room located immediately to the left as you exit the sanctuary. It’s equipped with audio so you can still follow along with the service. Nursing mothers can use the pastor’s office. Tape-Recorded Services: Our service is recorded on audio cassette tapes. If you would like a copy please contact pastor or Don Holzhueter. Hearing Assistance: Hearing assistance devices are available. Please speak to an usher if you would like to use one.
Flowers: Given by Charles & Pam Berndt in honor of Samanthia Blagg’s birth and baptism. MLHS is currently taking applications for a new custodial service. The job description includes cleaning the building after school hours and/or prior to and after major events at the school. Some weekend work is required when events take place on campus. For more detailed requirements, contact Matt Herbst at ext. 204 or
Strategic Planning Needs YOU! MLHS is looking for input from our association members as we put together our next long-range strategic plan. Your input will help us shape our ministry plan for the next five years. On February 19 at 6:30, we are having an open forum for anyone who can give some thoughts to these following aspects: Strengths, Weaknesses, Threats, and Opportunities for MLHS. We do ask that you RSVP so that we can have enough space and materials ready for this open forum. Contact Amy Sievert at or her at to RSVP. You should plan 90 minutes of time for that evening. This is open to everyone, so please consider if you can come and give much needed input for the future plans of MLHS.
Installation of Pastor Nathan Fager at St. Paul’s, Stevensville: You and your congregation are invited to the installation service of Pastor Nathan Fager on Sunday, January 13 at 4:00 PM. We thank the Lord for this addition to our pastoral team at St. Paul’s and hope that you will join us in our thanks and welcoming of Nate and his family (wife Jenny and sons Camden and Levi). Following our worship service, a meal will follow in the gymnasium. All called workers are invited to an afterglow following the meal at the parsonage located across the school parking lot. Three things to me at - : 1) Let me know if you plan on participating in the laying on of hands. We will meet at 3:40 in the library located on the upper level of the school. 2) Let me know if you plan on attending the meal and how many of your family will be joining us. If you feel that a large contingency will be coming from your congregation, I would appreciate an estimated number. 3) Let me know if you plan on attending the afterglow.
The MLHS Alumni Association is now accepting items and donations for their Silent Auction being held during the Winterfest 2013 weekend festivities on February 15th & 16th, Items or donations can be dropped off at MLHS during regular operating hours or with any alumni officer. When donating an item(s), please clearly mark your name and phone number on the donation(s). As new or unused items always sell better, the Alumni Association would ask that you respect our judgment on placing used donated items in the auction. (continue on next slide)
If you plan or would rather make a monetary donation, please make checks out to "MLHS Alumni Association". Checks can also be mailed to the MLHS address E. Marquette Woods Rd., St. Joseph, MI For list of Winterfest 2013 events you can contact the school office or go to the school website: Due to your generous donations and bids at last year's silent auction, we were able to contribute over $8,000 to the Tuition Assistance Program. THANK YOU for your continuous support. MLHS Alumni Association (Officers - Ken Kruck, Sue Kruck, Kim Partridge & Keith Hafer)
January Ushers: Herm Heuermann– Head Usher Ben Stegman Dave Bollnow Mike Retberg Elder: Ron Klug Altar Committee: Suzannah Deneau and JoAnn Klug
Upcoming Schedule: Jan. 13Worship with Communion 9:00 AM Bible Study 10:30 AM TFJ meeting after church Jan. 14Public School Catechism 6:30-8:00 PM Jan. 15Church Council 6:00 PM Jan. 16Men’s/Women’s Bible Study 6:30 PM Jan. 20Worship 9:00 AM Bible Study 10:30 AM
Church Cleaning Schedule Week of Jan. 14Holzhueter, Don & Sue Week of Jan. 21Irish, Justin & Renae Week of Jan. 28Johnson, Dave & Cindy Week of Feb. 4Kane, Tawnie
Hymn #203, Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word Verse 1 Lord, keep us steadfast in your Word; Curb those who by deceit or sword Would seek to overthrow your Son And to destroy what he has done. Verse 2 Lord Jesus Christ, your pow'r make known, For you are Lord of lords alone; Defend your Christendom that we May sing your praise eternally.
Hymn #203, Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word Verse 3 O Comforter of priceless worth, Send peace and unity on earth. Support us in our final strife, And lead us out of death to life. Text, Tune, Setting: public domain.
DIVINE SERVICE II STAND M:In the name of the Father and of the Son † and of the Holy Spirit. C:Amen.
CONFESSION M:Dear friends, let us approach God with a true heart and confess our sins, asking him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to forgive us. C:Lord of life, I confess that I am by nature dead in sin. For faithless worrying and selfish pride, For sins of habit and sins of choice, For the evil I have done and the good I have failed to do, You should cast me away from your presence forever. O Lord, I am sorry for my sins. Forgive me, for Jesus’ sake.
ABSOLUTION M:Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again. In his great mercy, God made us alive in Christ even when we were dead in our sins. Hear the word of Christ through his called servant: I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son † and of the Holy Spirit. C:Amen.
LORD, HAVE MERCY M:In peace, let us pray to the Lord. For the well-being of all people everywhere, that they may receive from you all they need to sustain body and life, hear our prayer, O Lord. C:Lord, have mercy. M:For the spread of your life-giving gospel throughout the world, that all who are lost in sin may be brought to faith in you, hear our prayer, O Christ. C:Christ, have mercy.
M:For patience and perseverance in this life, that we may not lose the hope of heaven as we await your return, hear our prayer, O Lord. C:Lord, have mercy. M:Lord of life, live in us that we may live for you. C:Amen.
GLORY BE TO GOD 1.All glory be to God on high! Your name, O Lord, we glorify; We praise you for your peace and grace, Your favor toward our fallen race. 2.Our grateful thanks to you we bring, For your great glory, heav’nly King, For all, O Father, you have done Through Jesus Christ, your only Son. 3.O Lamb of God, to you we pray. You take all human sin away. Have mercy, Lord; receive our prayer; From God’s right hand, your mercy share.
4.You, Christ, are holy—Lord alone; The Father’s glory you made known. We by your Spirit sing again: “All glory be to God!” Amen THE WORD SALUTATION M:The Lord be with you. C:And also with you.
PRAYER OF THE DAY M:Let us Pray. Father in heaven, at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan you proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him with the Holy Spirit. Keep us who are baptized into Christ faithful in our calling as your children and make us heirs with him of everlasting life; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. C: Amen. BE SEATED
1 Samuel 16:1–13 FIRST LESSON: 1 Samuel 16:1–13 M: 1 The L ORD said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul, since I have rejected him from being king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go. I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided for myself a king among his sons.” 2 And Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears it, he will kill me.” And the L ORD said, “Take a heifer with you and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the L ORD.’ 3 And invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do. And you shall anoint for me him whom I declare to you.” 4 Samuel did what the L ORD commanded and came to Bethlehem. The elders of the city came to meet him trembling and said, “Do you come peaceably?” 5 And he said, “Peaceably; I have come
1 Samuel 16:1–13 (continued) FIRST LESSON: 1 Samuel 16:1–13 (continued) to sacrifice to the L ORD. Consecrate yourselves, and come with me to the sacrifice.” And he consecrated Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice. 6 When they came, he looked on Eliab and thought, “Surely the L ORD ’s anointed is before him.” 7 But the L ORD said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the L ORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the L ORD looks on the heart.” 8 Then Jesse called Abinadab and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, “Neither has the L ORD chosen this one.” 9 Then Jesse made Shammah pass by. And he said, “Neither has the L ORD chosen this one.”
1 Samuel 16:1–13 (continued) FIRST LESSON: 1 Samuel 16:1–13 (continued) 10 And Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel. And Samuel said to Jesse, “The L ORD has not chosen these.” 11 Then Samuel said to Jesse, “Are all your sons here?” And he said, “There remains yet the youngest, but behold, he is keeping the sheep.” And Samuel said to Jesse, “Send and get him, for we will not sit down till he comes here.” 12 And he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy and had beautiful eyes and was handsome. And the L ORD said, “Arise, anoint him, for this is he.” 13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers. And the Spirit of the L ORD rushed upon David from that day forward. And Samuel rose up and went to Ramah.
Psalm of the Day Psalm 2 Page: 65
Refrain Refrain Great are the works of the Lord. Al-le-lu-ia! Al-le-lu-ia! Great are the works of the Lord. Why do the nations 'conspire* and the peoples 'plot in vain? The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together a'gainst the Lord* and against his A'nointed One.
Refrain Refrain Great are the works of the Lord. Al-le-lu-ia! Al-le-lu-ia! Great are the works of the Lord The One enthroned in 'heaven laughs;* the Lord 'scoffs at them. Then he rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath, 'saying,* "I have installed my King on Zion, my 'holy hill.“ I will proclaim the decree 'of the Lord:* He said to me, "You are my Son; today I have become your 'Father."
Refrain Refrain Great are the works of the Lord. Al-le-lu-ia! Al-le-lu-ia! Great are the works of the Lord Refrain, *Tune and setting: c 1993 Kermit G. Moldenhauer. Used by permission. Psalm Tone *Tune and setting: c 1993 Kermit G. Moldenhauer. Used by permission. Glory be to the Father and 'to the Son* and to the Holy 'Spirit, as it was in the be'ginning,* is now, and will be forever. 'Amen.
Titus 3:4–7 SECOND LESSON: Titus 3:4–7 M: 4 But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
VERSE OF THE DAY : M: Alleluia. You are my Son, whom I love, with you I am well pleased. Alleluia. (Mark 1:11b) C:A – le – lu – ia! A – le – lu – ia! Faith comes from hear – ing the mes – age, and the mes – age is heard through the Word of Christ. A – le – lu – ia!
STAND GOSPEL M:The Gospel according to Luke 3:15–17, C:Glo – ry be to you, O Lord! M: 15 As the people were in expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Christ, 16 John answered them all, saying, “I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 17 His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.” …
(continued) GOSPEL (continued) 21 Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened, 22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” This is the Gospel of the Lord. C:Praise be to you, O Christ! BE SEATED
Hymn # 89 Hymn # 89 To Jordan’s River Came Our Lord To Jordan’s River Came Our Lord
Hymn # 89 Hymn # 89 To Jordan’s River Came Our Lord To Jordan’s River Came Our Lord Verse 1 Verse 1 To Jordan's river came our Lord, The Christ, whom heav'nly hosts adored, The God from God, the Light from Light, The Lord of glory, pow'r, and might. Verse 2 Verse 2 The Savior came to be baptized -- The Son of God in flesh disguised -- To stand beneath the Father's will And all his promises fulfill.
Hymn # 89 Hymn # 89 To Jordan’s River Came Our Lord To Jordan’s River Came Our Lord Verse 3 Verse 3 As Jesus in the Jordan stood And John baptized the Lamb of God, The Holy Spirit, heav'nly dove, Descended on him from above. Verse 4 Verse 4 Then from God's throne with thund'rous sound Came God's own voice with words profound: "This is my Son," was his decree, "The one I love, who pleases me."
Hymn # 89 Hymn # 89 To Jordan’s River Came Our Lord To Jordan’s River Came Our Lord Verse 5 Verse 5 The Father's word, the Spirit's flight Anointed Christ in glorious sight As God's own choice, from Adam's fall To save the world and free us all. Verse 6 Verse 6 Now rise, faint hearts: be resolute! This man is Christ, our substitute! He was baptized in Jordan's stream, Proclaimed Redeemer, Lord supreme. *Text: c 1993 James P. Tiefel. Used by permission. Tune: public domain. *Setting: c 1993 Elfred Bloedel. Used by permission
Sermon Luke 3:15-17, JESUS IS DECLARED TO BE THE PROMISED MESSIAH
1)John bears witness of him (vv. 15–17) As the people were in expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Christ. (Lk 3:15) Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism a brood of vipers (Mt 3:7) … you brood of vipers (Lk 3:7) … the crowds asked him, ‘What then shall we do? (Lk 3:10) John answered them all, saying, ‘I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.’ (Lk 3:16)
I tell you, among those born of women none is greater than John. (Lk 7:28) 6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me [Isaiah], having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7 And he touched my mouth and said: ‘Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.’ (Is 6:6–7) His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire. (Lk 3:17)
Professor Wendland; “His judgment would be thorough. His judgment was already in progress. It would become public and final on the Last Day when he ‘would gather the wheat into his barn,’ and ‘burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.’ Believers would enter eternal life in heaven. Unbelievers would suffer the punishment of hell. This punishment would be eternal. The fire is ‘unquenchable,’ never-ending.” 13 Tax Collectors collect no more than you are authorized to do. 14 Soldiers … do not extort money from anyone by threats or by false accusation, and be content with your wages. (Lk 3:13-14)
2) The Holy Spirit anoints him (v a) Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened, 22a and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove. (Lk 3:21-22a) Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations. (Is 42:1) I myself [John] did not know Jesus, but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ (Jn 1:33)
3)The Father approves him (v. 22b) And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.’ (Lk 3:22b) … he will bring forth justice to the nations. (Is 42:1)
Nicene Creed STAND
A:We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. (continued next page)
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation, he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary, and became fully human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate. He suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. (continued next page)
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who in unity with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen. BE SEATED
Offering January 13, 2013 Offering January 13, 2013 (The members of St. Paul Lutheran congregation have joined together to spread God’s message both in this community and around the world. If you are a visitor you are welcome to give an offering, but please do not feel obligated to participate. You are our guests and we thank you for giving us the opportunity to share God’s Word with you!)
STAND PRAYER OF THE CHURCH M:(read by minister) THE SACRAMENT M:The Lord be with you. C:And also with you. M:Lift up your hearts. C:We lift them up to the Lord. M:Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. C:It is good and right so to do.
M: It is truly good and right that we should at all times and in all places give you thanks, O Lord, holy Father, almighty and everlasting God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who came as the Light of the world so that the world may have light and life through him.. Therefore with all the saints on earth and hosts of heaven, we praise your holy name and join their glorious song:
HOLY, HOLY, HOLY 1.O holy, holy, holy Lord God of pow’r and might, Your glory, earth and heaven In countless ways recite. Hosanna! Come and save us, Lord God of hosts on high, And in your grace and mercy Receive our fervent cry. 2.Hosanna in the highest! How truly blest is he Who in God’s name is coming to set his people free! He comes to bring salvation And with his blood outpoured, Deliver us from bondage-Hosanna, mighty Lord!
PRAYER OF THANSKGIVING M:Blessed are you, O Lord of heaven and earth. We praise and thank you for sending your Son, Jesus Christ, and we remember the great acts of love through which he has ransomed us from sin, death, and the devil’s power. By his incarnation, he became one with us. By his perfect life, he fulfilled your holy will. By his innocent death, he overcame hell. By his rising from the grave, he opened heaven, Invited by your grace and instructed by your Word, we approach your table with repentant and joyful hearts. Strengthen us through Christ’s body and blood, and preserve us in the true faith until we feat with him and all his ransomed people in glory everlasting. C:Amen.
LORD’S PRAYER C: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. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen.
WORDS OF INSTITUTION M:Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night he was betrayed, took bread; and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “take and eat; this is my † body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” Then he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it all of you; this is my † blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for you for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” The peace of the Lord be with you always. C: Amen.
LAMB OF GOD C:Lamb of God, you take a—way the sin of the world; have mer—cy on us. Lamb of God, you take a—way the sin of the world; have mer—cy on us. Lamb of God, you take a—way the sin of the world; grant us your peace. A—men. BE SEATED DISTRIBUTION
Distribution Hymns Distribution Hymns Hymn # 82, Songs of Thankfulness and Praise Hymn # 82, Songs of Thankfulness and Praise Hymn # 371, Oh, Love, How Deep Hymn # 371, Oh, Love, How Deep
Hymn 82, Songs of Thankfulness and Praise Hymn 82, Songs of Thankfulness and Praise Verse 1 Verse 1 Songs of thankfulness and praise, Jesus, Lord, to you we raise, Manifested by the star To the Magi from afar, Branch of royal David's stem, In your birth at Bethlehem. Anthems be to you addressed, God in man made manifest. Verse 2 Verse 2 Manifest at Jordan's stream, Prophet, Priest, and King supreme, And at Cana, Wedding Guest, In your Godhead manifest; Manifest in pow'r divine, Changing water into wine. Anthems be to you addressed, God in man made manifest.
Hymn 82, Songs of Thankfulness and Praise Hymn 82, Songs of Thankfulness and Praise Verse 3 Verse 3 Manifest in making whole Palsied limbs and fainting soul; Manifest in valiant fight, Quelling all the devil's might; Manifest in gracious will, Ever bringing good from ill. Anthems be to you addressed, God in man made manifest. Verse 4 Verse 4 Sun and moon shall darkened be; Stars shall fall, the heav'ns shall flee. Christ will then like lightning shine; All will see his glorious sign. All will then the trumpet hear; All will see the judge appear. You by all will be confessed, God in man made manifest.
Hymn 82, Songs of Thankfulness and Praise Hymn 82, Songs of Thankfulness and Praise Verse 5 Verse 5 Grant us grace to see you, Lord, Mirrored in your holy Word. May our lives and all we do Imitate and honor you That we all like you may be At your great epiphany And may praise you, ever blest, God in man made manifest. Text, Tune, Setting: public domain.
Hymn 371, Oh, Love, How Deep Hymn 371, Oh, Love, How Deep Verse 1 Verse 1 Oh, love, how deep, how broad, how high, Beyond all thought and fantasy, That God, the Son of God, should take Our mortal form for mortals' sake! Verse 2 Verse 2 He sent no angel to our race, Of higher or of lower place, But wore the robe of human frame, And to this world himself he came.
Hymn 371, Oh, Love, How Deep Hymn 371, Oh, Love, How Deep Verse 3 Verse 3 For us baptized, for us he bore His holy fast and hungered sore; For us temptation sharp he knew, For us the tempter overthrew. Verse 4 Verse 4 For us he prayed, for us he taught; For us his daily works he wrought, By words and signs and actions thus Still seeking not himself but us.
Hymn 371, Oh, Love, How Deep Hymn 371, Oh, Love, How Deep Verse 5 Verse 5 For us, by wickedness betrayed, For us, in crown of thorns arrayed, He bore the shameful cross and death; For us he gave his dying breath. Verse 6 Verse 6 For us he rose from death again, For us he went on high to reign; For us he sent his Spirit here To guide, to strengthen, and to cheer.
Hymn 371, Oh, Love, How Deep Hymn 371, Oh, Love, How Deep Verse 7 Verse 7 All glory to our Lord and God For love so deep, so high, so broad, The Trinity whom we adore Forever and forevermore. Text and Tune: public domain. Setting: c 1985 by Hope Publishing Co., Carol Stream IL All rights reserved. Used by permission.
STAND SONG OF SIMEON 1.O Lord, now let your servant Depart in peace, assured: For I have seen your promised Incarnate, saving Word— A Light that will enlighten All gloom where Gentiles dwell; The brilliant, crowning glory Of those in Israel! 2.All glory to the Father, All glory to the Son, All glory to the Spirit, Forever three in one; For as in the beginning, Is now, shall ever be, God’s triune name resounding Through all eternity.
M:We give you thanks, O Lord, for the foretaste of the heavenly banquet that you have given us to eat and to drink in this sacrament. Through this gift you have fed our faith, nourished our hope, and strengthened our love. By your Spirit help us to live as your holy people until that day when you will receive us as your guests at the wedding supper of the Lamb, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. C: Amen
BLESSING M: The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord look on you with favor and † give you peace. C:Amen
All Who Believe and Are Baptized HYMN 299, All Who Believe and Are Baptized Verse 1 All who believe and are baptized Shall see the Lord's salvation; Baptized into the death of Christ, They are a new creation. Through Christ's redemption they shall stand Among the glorious, heav'nly band Of ev'ry tribe and nation.
All Who Believe and Are Baptized HYMN 299, All Who Believe and Are Baptized Verse 2 With one accord, O God, we pray: Grant us your Holy Spirit. Help us in our infirmity Through Jesus' blood and merit. Grant us to grow in grace each day That by this sacrament we may Eternal life inherit. Text, Tune, Setting: public domain.