Sermon: John 19: 30
It Is Finished
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LENTEN VESPERS 2012
For Pre-Service Reading
Wednesday, March 28 – Psalm 85, Page 140 In Front Of Hymnal
Opening Choir Chorales (Director: Cathy Augustin)
March 28 – “There Is A Fountain” (Accompanist: Ryan Augustin)
Hymn TLH 157 (V 1-3): There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood – Different Melody
Our Confession Of Sins
Great Redeemer, strong to save, in this holy season we again see the depth of Your mercy and love for us. You were stricken, smitten and afflicted; You endured horrific abuse, agony, and death at the hands of men; You were forsaken by God, incurring the very pangs of hell. None of this You deserved, for You were holy and innocent. Yet in love You came for us – to bear the curse and punishment for our sins, to redeem a lost world. We are hushed and humbled in repentance for what our sins brought upon You. Yet our hearts are stirred by Your Gospel promise and hope. Forgive us and grant us Your peace. Humbly and happily we proclaim, “In the cross of Christ I glory!”
TLH 390 : Drawn to the Cross
Thou knowest all my griefs and fears, Thy grace abused, my misspent years.
Yet now to Thee with contrite tears, Christ Crucified, I come.
Wash me and take away each stain, Let nothing of my sin remain.
For cleansing, though it be through pain, Christ Crucified, I come.
Drawn to the Cross, which Thou hast blest With healing gifts for souls distrest,
To find in Thee my life, my rest, Christ Crucified, I come.
The Absolution (Spoken By Pastor)
The Scripture Reading
(Because of our Sunday sermon and Bible Class meditation on the Passion Story, it will not be read on Wednesday – with selected Scripture readings instead.)
March 28 – Romans 5: 12-21 (Death Through Adam, Life Through Christ)
Our Lenten Profession Of Faith
I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father from eternity, and also true Man, born of the virgin Mary, is my Lord. He has redeemed me, a lost and condemned creature, purchased and won me from all sins, from death and from the power of the devil – not with gold or silver, but with His innocent suffering and death. All this He did that I should be His own and live under Him and his kingdom, and serve Him in everlasting righteousness, innocence and blessedness. Just as He is reisen from death, lives and rules to all eternity. This is most certainly true.TLH 153 : Stricken, Smitten and Afflicted
Sermon……………………………………….John 19: 30
It Is Finished
Our Lord’s Seven Words from the CrossTLH 185 : Jesus, All Our Ransom Paid
The Lenten Offering And Prayer