The Lord's Prayer

Our Father in Heaven

The Lord's Prayer:

“Our Father in Heaven”

Invocation

Hymn 302 (LAPPY) - “This is My Father's World”

[Stand]

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

C: Amen.

Confession of Sins

P: Beloved in the Lord! God invites us into his presence to worship him in peace and holiness. But we have rebelled against him. Only through God the Son, Jesus Christ, are we reconciled. Let us, therefore, draw near with a true heart and confess our sins to God our Father, humbly asking him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us forgiveness.

C: Almighty God, merciful Father, I, a poor, wretched sinner, confess to you all my sins. I began life without any good in me. Rather, evil desires filled my infant heart. I have offended you by my thoughts and attitudes, by my words and actions, failing to do the good you command and instead doing the evil you forbid. Today I especially confess my slowness to come to you in prayer, my reluctance to look to you alone for all good things, and my sins of worry and doubt, which fail to trust in you as my good and merciful Father. I justly deserve your punishment now and forever. Have mercy on me, O Father, for Jesus' sake.

P: Lord, have mercy on us.

C: Christ, have mercy on us.

P & C: Lord, have mercy on us.

P: Upon this your confession, I by virtue of my office as a called servant of the Word, announce the grace of God to you. The Father gave up his Son as the sacrifice to pay for all your sins. So by the command of our risen Lord Jesus Christ, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.

P: Let us rejoice in the peace of forgiveness, as we sing the song of praise.

Song of Praise: (To the tune “Let Us Rejoice” CW 250)

C: From all that dwell below the skies

Let the creator's praise arise.

Alleluia! Alleluia!

Let the Redeemer's name be sung

Through ev'ry land by ev'ry tongue.

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

v.2 Lord Jesus, you're the Lamb, God's Son.

You take away all sins, each one.

Alleluia! Alleluia!

O Christ, our risen, glorious Lord,

Reign over all forevermore.

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

[Be Seated]

The Word

P: The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.

P: Let us prayer.

Prayer of the Day (CW 410:1 Sung by the pastor)

C: Amen.

First Lesson Genesis 22:1-12

Abraham reminds us of the Father's love that did not spare his own Son but graciously gave him up for us all.

Psalm 103, p. 105

As a compassionate father, God has worked our forgiveness and takes care of our fragile lives.

Second Lesson 1 John 3:1, 2

What love from God that calls us his own dear children!

Verse of the Day (Sung by the Congregation)

LAPPY 22 “Behold What Manner of Love”

[Stand]

Gospel Matthew 6:25-33; 7:7-11

Go to your Father in prayer for he certainly cares for you.

C: Praise be to you, O Christ.

Confession of Faith: The Explanation of the 1st Article of the Apostle's Creed from Luther's Small Catechism.

C: Removed due to copyright

[Be Seated]

Hymn 294 “Baptized into Your Name Most Holy”

Sermon

Romans 8:32

[God] did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all. How will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?

O Father, How Great Your Love Is!

  1. How far down your love reached for us!
  2. How much your love gave up for us!
  3. How constantly your love cares for us!

[Stand]

The Catechism: Luther's Explanation to the Address of the Lord's Prayer from the Small Catechism

C: Our Father in heaven. What does this mean? With these words God desires to draw us to believe that he is our true Father and we are his true children, so that we will ask him confidently and with all sureness, as dear children ask their dear father.

[Be Seated]

Offering

[Stand]

Prayer

Lord's Prayer:

Our Father in heaven, hallowed by your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen.

[Be Seated]

Hymn 68 (LAPPY) “Father Welcomes”

[Stand]

Prayer

Blessing

P: The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord look on you with favor and give you peace.

C: (sung) Amen. Amen. Amen.

Hymn 391:1, 4 “God Loved the World So that He Gave”

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

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