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Redeemer Lutheran Church Monday, April 29 th 2013 Service of Examination
Welcome to Redeemer! It is our prayer that the time you spend with us this evening will be a blessing to you and your relationship with Jesus, the world’s only Savior.
Welcome to Redeemer! If you are looking for a church home, please accept this invitation to meet with our pastor at the close of service or by appointment at your convenience.
Welcome to Redeemer! Our service tonight is an examination of students who have studied the basic teachings of the Bible and intend to publicly confess their faith to their fellow congregational members.
Welcome to Redeemer! May this review of Christian doctrine remind us of the importance of our faith and knowledge of the truths of God's Word.
Please be courteous and silence all pagers and cell phones. Thank you.
Redeemer Lutheran Church Monday, April 29 th 2013 Service of Examination
Blessed Jesus, at Your Word CW #221 Verse 1- 4 Text: Tobias Clausnitzer, (st. 1-3) Geistreiches Gesang-Büchlein, Berlin, 1707 (st. 4) Setting: LIEBSTER JESU, WIR SIND HIER Tune: Johann R. Ahle, , alt.
Verse 1: Blessed Jesus, at your Word We are gathered all to hear you. Let our hearts and souls be stirred Now to seek and love and fear you, By your teachings, sweet and holy, Drawn from earth to love you solely.
Verse 2: All our knowledge, sense, and sight Lie in deepest darkness shrouded Till your Spirit breaks our night With the beams of truth unclouded. You alone to God can win us; You must work all good within us.
Verse 3: Gracious Savior, good and kind, Light from Light, from God proceeding, Open now our heart and mind; Help us by your Spirit's pleading. Hear the cry your people raises; Hear and bless our prayers and praises.
Verse 4: Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Praise to you and adoration! Grant that we your word may trust, Confident of our salvation. While we here below must wander, Till we sing your praises yonder.
Greeting Pastor: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you. All: And also with you.
Prayer of the Day Pastor: Let us pray. (The pastor says the Prayer of the Day.) All: Amen.
God’s Word to His People Philippians 3:8-14 Pressing on Toward the Goal
Gracious Savior, Gentle Shepherd CW #508 Verses 1-4 Text: Jane E. Leeson, Setting: SIEH, HIER BIN ICH, EHRENKÖNIG Tune: Geist-reiches Gesang- Buch, Darmstadt, 1698
Verse 1: Gracious Savior, gentle Shepherd, Children all are dear to you; May your loving arms enfold them In your care their whole life through. Gently tend and safely keep them In your mercy strong and true.
Verse 2: Tender Shepherd, never leave them, Never let them go astray; By your warning love directed, May they walk the narrow way. Thus direct them, thus defend them Lest they fall an easy prey.
Verse 3: By your holy Word instruct them; Fill their minds with heav'nly light. By your pow'rful grace convince them Always to approve what's right. Let them feel your yoke is easy; Let them find your burden light.
Verse 4: Taught to love the holy praises Which on earth your children sing, With their lips and hearts, sincerely, Glad thank off'rings may they bring, Then with all the saints in glory Join to praise their Lord and King.
Part 1: The Bible & The10 Commandments
The Ten Commandments are the Law CW #285 Verses 1, Text: Martin Luther, Setting: IN GOTTES NAMEN FAHREN WIR Tune: German melody, 13th cent., alt.
Verse 1: The Ten Commandments are the law Which Israel heard in holy awe. In smoke and fire from Sinai The voice of God shook the sky. Have mercy, Lord!
Verse 11: God gave these laws to show therein, O child of man, your life of sin, And help you rightly to perceive How unto God you should live. Have mercy, Lord!
Verse 12: Our works cannot salvation gain; They merit only endless pain. Forgive us, Lord! To Christ we fly, Our mediator on high. Have mercy, Lord!
Part 2: The Apostles’ Creed
We All Believe in One True God CW #270 Verses 1-3 Text: Tobias Clausnitzer, Setting: WIR GLAUBEN ALL AN EINEN GOTT Tune: Neu-vermehrtes...Gesangbuch, 3rd ed., Meiningen, 1693, alt.
Verse 1: We all believe in one true God, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Ever-present help in need, Praised by all the heav'nly host, By whose mighty pow'r alone All is made and wrought and done.
Verse 2: We all believe in Jesus Christ, Son of God and Mary's Son, Who descended from his throne And for us salvation won, By whose cross and death are we Rescued from all misery.
Verse 3: We all confess the Holy Ghost, Who from both fore'er proceeds, Who upholds and comforts us In all trials, fears, and needs. Blessed, holy Trinity, Hear our praise eternally!
Part 3: The Sacraments
God Is Here! As We His People CW #532 Verses 1-2 Text: Fred P. Green, Setting: IN BABILONE Tune:Oude en Nieuwe Hollantse... Contradanseu, Amsterdam, c. 1710
Verse 1: God is here! As we his people Meet to offer praise and prayer, May we find in fuller measure What it is in Christ we share. Here, as in the world around us, All our varied skills and arts Wait the coming of his Spirit Into open minds and hearts.
Verse 2: Here are symbols to remind us Of our lifelong need of grace. Here are table, font, and pulpit; Here the cross has central place. Here, in honesty of preaching, Here, in silence as in speech, Here, in newness and renewal, God the Spirit comes to each.
Part 3: The Keys & Confession The Lord’s Prayer
Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive CW #493 Verses 1-4 Text: Rosamond E. Herklots, Setting: DETROIT Tune: A Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony, Harrisonburg, 1820
Verse 1: "Forgive our sins as we forgive," You taught us, Lord, to pray, But you alone can grant us grace To live the words we say.
Verse 2: How can your pardon reach and bless The unforgiving heart That broods on wrongs and will not let Old bitterness depart?
Verse 3: In blazing light your cross reveals The truth we dimly knew: What trivial debts are owed to us; How great our debt to you!
Verse 4: Lord, cleanse the depths within our souls And bid resentment cease; Then, bound to all in bonds of love Our lives will spread your peace.
In thankfulness for our salvation, we support God’s work with our offerings.
Prayer (Pastor says the prayer)
Lord’s Prayer All: 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.
Lord’s Prayer All: Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Lord’s Prayer All: For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen
(Pastor says the blessing) All: Amen. The Blessing
Text: Ludwig Helmbold, Setting: HERR JESU CHRIST, MEINS Tune: As hymnodus sacer, Leipzig, 1625, alt. Verse 3: Hear us, dear Father, when we pray For needed help from day to day That as your children we may live, Whom you in baptism did receive. Verse 4: Lord, when we fall or go astray, Absolve and lift us up, we pray; And through the sacrament increase Our faith till we depart in peace. Verse 2: Help us your holy law to learn, To mourn our sin and from it turn In faith to you and to your Son And Holy Spirit, Three in One. Lord, Help Us Ever to Retain CW #514 Verses 1-4 Verse 1: Lord, help us ever to retain The Catechism's doctrine plain As Luther taught the Word of truth In simple style to tender youth.
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