Peace Lutheran Church
Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost
November 18, 2018
† AS WE GATHER †
Welcome to Peace Lutheran Church - a special welcome to our guests!
Please take some time during worship to fill out the attendance/prayer card, located at the end of each pew. If you are a guest, we would love to receive contact information so we can respond to your visit with us today.
WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS
P: In the name of the Father…
C: Who has made us and all creatures, and who richly and daily provides all that we need to support this body and life.
P: In the name of the Son…
C: Who has redeemed us, lost and condemned creatures … not with silver or gold but with His precious blood and innocent suffering and death.
P: In the name of the Holy Spirit…
C: Who has called us by the Gospel, enlightened us with His gifts, keeps us holy and in one true faith. Amen.
† PREPARATION †
GATHERING MUSIC " Forever " Chris Tomlin
CONFESSION and ABSOLUTION
Pastor: Secure in the presence of our loving God and confident of His promise to forgive and restore us, we confess our sins to Him.
ALL: Dear Lord we come before you this morning with sin. We confess our personal responsibility for where we have fallen short of your perfection. We acknowledge our sin and we acknowledge Your right to judge our sin. God we have wronged you. You have been faithful. We have not. Because Your Son paid the price for our sins on the cross and assumed total responsibility for the consequences we deserve, we beg for your forgiveness. We come to the foot of Your Son's blood-stained cross and cry, "Jesus you are my only help. Through the work of Jesus on the cross, by the power of His resurrection, and the presence of Your Holy Spirit in our lives, we accept and rest in the cleansing that comes from Jesus alone. Amen.
Pastor: Lord as we confessed and asked for forgiveness, the floodgates of heaven open and your grace comes raining down. God continue to grow us in the knowledge of what You have done for us in Christ, where we experience rest like no other.
SHARING of peace
SONG of PRAISE "Knowing You" Graham Kendrick
(As we sing the song of praise, please pass your attendance / prayer card to the ushers. If you are a first-time guest, please provide your contact information so that we can respond to your visit this week.)
† SERVICE OF THE WORD †
First Reading: Daniel 12:1-3 Page 888 (LP: 1393)
Epistle Reading: Hebrews 10:11-25 Page 1190 (LP: 1873)
Gospel Reading: Mark 13:1-13 Page 1006 (LP: 1577)
CHILDREN'S MESSAGE Teresa Noelker
MESSAGE SONG: "I Love to Tell the Story"
MESSAGE "God's Given Us His Saving Message"
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH
P: The Scriptures tell us, "He who stands firm to the end will be saved." Upon what faith shall we stand? Upon what hope can we keep on trusting?
All: The One true faith! For we believe in God the Father Almighty, who created all things. We believe in Jesus Christ His Son, who died for our sins and rose from the grave giving us the promise of eternal life. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of life! He calls us, gathers us from the ends of the earth, works in us this one true faith, that we may live as Kingdom people and share our faith with others. We stand firm on this faith, confident in our belief, for our God is faithful. Amen and Amen.
SONG of RESPONSE / OFFERING
" Give Thanks " Henry Smith
( In response to His gracious, daily provision, as an act of adoration and praise, we joyfully give back a portion of what our Lord has entrusted to us. If you are a first time guest please do not feel obligated to contribute but you may do so as the Holy Spirit leads. May God bless every sacrifice we bring !)
PRAYERS of the CONGREGATION / LORD'S PRAYER
† BLESSING & SENDING †
CLOSING SONG " You, You Are God " Walker Beach
The SENDING of GOD'S PEOPLE
P: GO IN PEACE-Connect, Celebrate, and Serve the Lord!
Let all the people say:
C: "Amen!" (Psalm 106:48)