The Lord's Prayer

Your Kingdom Come

The Lord's Prayer:

“Your Kingdom Come”

Invocation

Hymn 370 - “All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name”

[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 my inborn guilt and daily 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 sins against your kingdom: I have failed to always treasure your Word and Sacraments, which bring your kingdom to me. I have failed to diligently spread your kingdom to others. I have failed to always live as a righteous citizen giving all glory to my King, Jesus Christ. 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 has sacrificed his Son to pay for every sin. So by the command of our risen Lord Jesus, 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: (Tune: “Lasst Uns Erfreuen” 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 pray.

Prayer of the Day (CW 410:3 Sung by the pastor)

First Lesson 2 Samuel 7:8-16

The Lord promises David an eternal kingdom through his offspring, Jesus Christ.

Psalm 2, p. 65

Jesus Christ, the Son of God, reigns as our King

Second Lesson Ephesians 1:16-23

Jesus, our exalted King, reigns over all for the good of his Church.

Verse of the Day

LAPPY 104 “He Is Exalted”

[Stand]

Gospel John 18:33-37

Jesus tells Pontius Pilate about his kingdom

C: Praise be to you, O Christ.

Confession of Faith: The Explanation of the 3rd Article of the Apostle's Creed from Luther's Small Catechism.

C: Removed due to copyright

[Be Seated]

Hymn 341 “Crown Him with Many Crowns ”

Sermon

Luke 12:32

Don't be afraid, little flock, for your Father is well pleased to give you the kingdom. (Luke 12:32)

Dear Father,
Keep Bringing Your Gracious Reign
to Our Hearts and Others

  1. You're pleased to reign
    through your Word and Sacraments
  2. You're pleased to reign
    for our good and your glory

[Stand]

The Catechism: Luther's Explanation to the 2nd Petition of the Lord's Prayer from the Small Catechism

C: Your Kingdom come.

What does this mean? God's Kingdom surely comes on its own without our prayer, but we pray in this petition that it comes to us as well.

How is this done? When our heavenly Father gives us his Holy Spirit, so that by his grace we believe his holy word and live a godly life here in time and hereafter in eternity.

[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 442 “Have No Fear, Little Flock”

[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: Amen.

Hymn 322 (LAPPY) “We Will Glorify”

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

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