Testimonies about Jesus
from Unlikely Witnesses

Lent Midweek 3 -- February 20, 2008

Prayer:

Testimonies about Jesus
from Unlikely Witnesses

Lent Midweek 3 -- February 20, 2008

Hymn 117:1, 3, 5 “O Dearest Jesus”

Invocation

M: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C: (spoken) Amen.

M: O Lord, open my lips.

C: (spoken) And my mouth shall declare your praise.

M: Hasten to save me, O God.

C: (spoken) O Lord, come quickly to help me.

M: The Lord be with you.

C: (spoken) And also with you.

M: Let us prayer.

The Word

Psalm 38, p. 81 (read responsively)

Silence for meditation and prayer

Psalm Prayer

Responsive Passion Reading -- “Trial and Denial”

Hymn 115 “He Stood before the Court”

Sermon: Pilate's wife testifies about innocence

Matthew 27:19 -- While Pilate was sitting on the judge's bench, his wife sent him a message, “Have nothing to do with this innocent man, since I suffered a lot today in a dream because of him.”

Offering

Lord's Prayer

Blessing

M: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you.

C: (spoken) Amen.

Closing Hymn 593 “Now the Light Has Gone Away”

Series:

Testimonies about Jesus
from Unlikely Witnesses

Feb. 6 - Caiaphas testifies about substitution

Feb. 13 - False witnesses testify about resurrection

Feb. 20 - Pilate's wife testifies about innocence

Feb. 27 - Pilate testifies about kingship

March 5 - Mockers testify about Messiahship

March 12 - The centurion testifies about divinity

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St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
859 5th Street
Hancock, MN 56244
(320) 392-5313

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