Creation’s Powerful God-Glorifying Voice

I Believe in Biblical Creation

The Sermon (Part I): Psalm 19: 1-6

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. 2 Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. 3 There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. 4 Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun, and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy. 6 Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them, and there is nothing hidden from its heat.

CREATION’S POWERFUL GOD-GLORIFYING VOICE

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 I Believe in Biblical Creation

19th Sunday After Pentecost 

Saturday, October 3 (6:30 p.m.) & Sunday, October 4, 2015 (9:00 a.m.)

Song by Choir – “The Heaven’s Declare God’s Glory” by Marcello

(Director: Cathy Augustin ; Accompanist: Audra Wiste)
Based on Psalm 19

Opening Hymn LSB 811 (V 1-2): Oh, That I Had a Thousand Voices Hymnary.org link “Oh, That I had A Thousand Voices”

The Invocation And Luther’s Morning Prayer [LSB 266]

C: I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the wicked foe may have no power over me. Amen

The Sermon (Part I) ………………………………………………. Psalm 19: 1-6

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. 2 Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. 3 There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. 4 Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun, and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy. 6 Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them, and there is nothing hidden from its heat.

CREATION’S POWERFUL GOD-GLORIFYING VOICE

Hymn LSB 811 (V 3-5): Oh, That I Had a Thousand Voices Hymnary.org link  “You Forest Leaves, So Green And Tender”

The Sermon (Part II) ……………………………………….. Psalm 139: 13-18

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.  Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. 17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! 18 If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake, and I am still with you. [ESV]

ALL OF ME PRAISES MY CREATOR-REDEEMER GOD

Hymn LSB 790 (V 3-4): Praise to the Lord, the Almighty Hymnary.org link “Praise To The Lord, Who Has….. Made You”

The Nicene Creed (Inside Back Cover Of Hymnal)

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of His Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made; Who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father. And He will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead, whose kingdom will have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life; who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets. And I believe one holy Christian and Apostolic Church. I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins, and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Offering

Our Communion Confessional And Preparatory Prayer [TLH Page 118]

C: O God, who desires not the death of a sinner, but rather that he turn from his evil way and live, I come to Thee although I have sinned and deserve only Thy wrath.  But I flee to Thy mercy in Christ Jesus, my Lord, who gave His body and His blood for my redemption.  Lord, grant that I may ever thus believe and never waver. Grant that in such faith I may worthily go to Thine altar to receive the very body and the true blood which Thy Son has given for my salvation, that I may duly praise, laud, and honor Thy love and Thy mercy all the days of my life.  Hear me for the sake of Jesus Christ, Thy Son, my Redeemer and Savior.  Amen.

The Absolution

The Consecration Of The Elements

The Distribution Of The Sacrament (Hymn LSB 636 : Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness Hymnary.org link )

(Because God’s Word presents the reception of this Sacrament as a most intimate expression of spiritual and confessional unity, we ask that only those who have publicly professed such oneness of faith and belief with us by membership at Berea or another CLC church come forward. Please speak with pastor if you are seeking a church home or have any questions.)

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, Who art in heaven. Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Benediction Amen, Amen, Amen

Closing Hymn LSB 790 (V 1-2,5): Praise to the Lord, the Almighty Hymnary.org link  “Praise To The Almighty”

Silent Prayer and Announcements