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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.

L=Leader A=All


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
A: Amen
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.
A: Amen
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.
A: Amen

Kyrie Eleison Chorus


Songs: Praise Song


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: Almighty God, gracious Lord, we thank you that your Holy Spirit renews the church in every age. Pour out your Holy Spirit on your faithful people. Keep them steadfast in your word, protect and comfort them in times of trial, defend them against all enemies of the gospel, and bestow on the church your saving peace, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen


Bible Readings:
A reading from: Jeremiah 31:31-34
Psalm 46 (read responsively)
1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be moved, and though the mountains shake in the depths of the sea;
3 Though its waters rage and foam, and though the mountains tremble with its tumult.
4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High.
5 God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be shaken; God shall help it at the break of day.
6 The nations rage, and the kingdoms shake; God speaks, and the earth melts away.
7 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold.
8 Come now, regard the works of the LORD, what desolations God has brought upon the earth;
9 Behold the one who makes war to cease in all the world; who breaks the bow, and shatters the spear, and burns the shields with fire.
10 “Be still, then, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth.”
11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold.
A reading from: Romans 3:19-28
L: The word of the Lord,
A: Thanks be to God.
L: The holy gospel according to John.
A: Glory to you, O Lord. John 8:31-36
L: The gospel of the Lord. A: Praise to you, O Christ.

Sermon Reformation and Renewal

Hymn of the Day A Mighty Fortress Is Our God #504

Rite of Confirmation Praise Song – Today is the Day (chosen by the confirmands)
L: With confidence in God’s grace and mercy, let us pray for the church, the world, and all those in need.
L: Lord, renew and inspire the church in the freedom of the gospel. Where the church is in error, reform it. Where the church speaks your truth, strengthen it. Where the church is divided, unify it. Ignite in us the working of the Holy Spirit.
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.
L: Lord, guide areas of the world divided or traumatized by conflict, especially Nagorno-Karabakh. We pray for wars to end and armed terrorism to cease; that violent extremism everywhere be calmed; that governments meet the needs of their poorest residents; that the days before our election be peaceful; and that all prejudice be rejected.
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.
L: Lord, we pray that the pandemic and its anxieties sub-side; that medical personnel and services be every-where supported; that any who are unemployed find work and all who have been evicted find housing; and that a trustworthy vaccine be developed. .
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.
L: We pray for those among us who are sick or injured. especially for 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 Ken Cain, John Berg, Terry Church’s sister, Mary, and Joyce VanWaart’s son, Patrick, as they continue to face health issues. We lift up Kelsey Olorundami’s father, Kevin Kann, recovering from heart surgery.
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 Christ our Lord. Amen.


Great Thanksgiving
L: The Lord be with you. A: And also with you.
L: Lift up your hearts. A: We lift them to the Lord.
L: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
A: It is right to give him thanks and praise.
L: 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; who on this day overcame death and the grave, and by his glorious resurrection opened to us the way of everlasting life. And so, with all the choirs of angels, with the church on earth and the hosts of heav- en, we praise your name and join their unending hymn:
A: 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.
L: 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

Lord’s Prayer
L: Come to the banquet, for all is now ready.
Table Blessing:
L: The body and blood of our Lord Jesus strengthen you and keep you in his grace.
A: Amen
Post Communion Canticle
Hymn #207 – Thankful Hearts and Voices Raise


(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.
A: Amen.

Sending Song
Hymn #802 – Let Us Ever Walk with Jesus
L: Go in peace, serve the Lord.
A: Thanks be to God.


Five of our young people are being confirmed this Sun-day during our worship service:

  • Yesenia Cisneros
  • Madeline Meehan
  • Brookelyn Lantz
  • Kyrie Olorundami
  • Zoe Lorenzen

We pray for the Lord’s guidance in the lives of these young people as they continue their walk with God as members of the body of Christ and of Trinity Lutheran Church.