How to Use this Service: This order of worship is intended to be a resource for people to worship in their own homes. The service can be led by an individual, or parts can be divided among those present. The message from Pastor Scott can be read and may also include a time for discussion. The suggested prayers may be used, but people are encouraged to include their own prayers as the Spirit guides them. This service will be live streamed on Facebook at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday.
Brief Order for Confession and Forgiveness
L: As we prepare to worship God, let us confess our sin and our trust in God’s forgiveness.
Kyrie Eleison vs 1 & Chorus
L: In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit
L: Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you and worthily magnify your holy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
L: If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. But if we confess our sins, God who is faithful and just will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Silence for reflection and self-examination.
Kyrie Eleison vs 2
Most merciful God,
A: we confess that we are captive to sin and cannot free ourselves. We have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. Amen
L: Almighty God, in his mercy, has given his Son to die for us and, for his sake, forgives us all our sins. As a called and ordained minister of the Church of Christ, and by his authority, I therefore declare to you the entire forgiveness of all your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Kyrie Eleison Chorus
Songs: Hymn #855 – Crown Him with Many Crowns
L: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.
A: And also with you.
Announcements & Introduction to the Day
Prayer of the Day:
L: Let us pray,
A: O God of power and might, your Son shows us the way of service, and in him we inherit the rich-es of your grace. Give us the wisdom to know what is right and the strength to serve the world you have made, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
A reading from Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24
L: The word of the Lord,
A: Thanks be to God.
Psalm 95:1-7a (sung to ELW’s Morning Prayer #300)
1 Come, let us sing to the LORD; let us shout for joy to the rock of our salvation.
2 Let us come before God’s presence with thanksgiving and raise a loud shout to the LORD with psalms.
3 For you, LORD, are a great God, and a great ruler above all gods.
4 In your hand are the caverns of the earth; the heights of the hills are also yours.
5 The sea is yours, for you made it, and your hands have molded the dry land.
6 Come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel be-fore the LORD our maker.
7 For the LORD is our God, and we are the people of God’s pasture and the sheep of God’s hand.
L: The holy gospel according to Matthew 25:31-46
A: Glory to you, O Lord.
L: The gospel of the Lord. A: Praise to you, O Christ.
Hymn of the Day #434 – Jesus Shall Reign
Baptism of Lydia Egbers and Jack Beyer
L: Let us now pray for the church, the world, and for everyone in need.
L: Lord God,
Protect us all from the COVID-19 pandemic. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.
L: Use us to give shelter and clothing and food and sup-port to those who are homeless, hungry, and lonely. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.
L: Give us good government that protects peace, seeks justice, and keeps order. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.
L: For all the nations, we pray. Bring an end to war and terrorism. Rescue humankind from the worship of wealth. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.
L: Protect students and teachers from sickness and help them to teach and learn. Lord in your mercy, Hear our prayer.
L: Put an end to wars and violence wherever they happen in your world. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.
L: Pour out the Spirit on your church, especially on the children and youth so that they will grow as disciples. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.
L: Heal and comfort those who are sick or injured, especially Skip Meisner, Barb Curry, Doug Walker, Jim Mandicino, and Jim Sorvaag’s sister, Karen, as they face the ordeals of cancer. We also pray for John Berg, Lloyd Carstensen and John Luebke, as they continue to face health issues, and those who have tested positive for COVID. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.
L: Give hope and assurance to those who grieve death and loss, especially for Barb Cain and her family and Micki Benjamin and her family. Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.
L: Sustain your church, especially during this pandemic when gathering is limited and our worship is hindered. Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.
L: All these things and whatever else you see that we need, we entrust to your mercy, through Jesus Christ our Lord. A: Amen.
(Sung to The Blessing, by Carrie Jobe & Cody Carnes)
L: The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you, the Lord look upon you with favor, + and give you peace.
Sending Song Praise Song
L: Go in peace, serve the Lord.
A: Thanks be to God.