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Fifth Sunday In Lent
March 25, 2012 (Sunday – 9:00 a.m.)TLH 154 : Alas! and Did My Savior Bleed
The Invocation And Confessional Prayer
P: In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
C: (Spoken) Amen.
P: Beloved in the Lord: Let us draw near with a true heart and confess our sins to God our Father, asking Him in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us forgiveness.
C: Holy and merciful Father, I confess that I am by nature sinful and that I have disobeyed You in my thoughts, words and actions. I have done what is evil and failed to do what is good. For this I deserve Your punishment both now and in eternity. But I am truly sorry for my sins, and trusting in my Savior Jesus Christ, I pray: Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner.
P: God, our heavenly Father, has been merciful to us and has given His only Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Therefore, as a called servant of Christ and by His authority, I forgive you all your sins in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
C: (Spoken) Amen.
O Bringer of salvation, Who wondrously hast wrought
Thyself the revelation Of love beyond our thought.
We worship Thee, we bless Thee, To thee, O Christ, we sing;
We praise Thee and confess Thee, Our gracious Lord and King.
The Responsive Reading Of Psalm 40 (Excerpts)
(An amazing prophetic Psalm in which the Messiah foretells His own sufferings & His Father’s deliverance of Him & all mankind thru His atoning sacrifice.)
P: I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry.
C: Do not withhold Your mercy from me, Lord; May Your love and truth always protect me. For troubles without number surround me. Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver Me. May all who seek to take my life and those who say “Aha!” to Me be put to shame and confusion.
P: Sacrifice and burnt offerings You did not require, but a body You have prepared for Me.
C: Then I said, “Here am I, I have come – It is written about Me in the scroll. I desire to do Your Will, O my God; Your Word is written in my heart. I proclaim righteousness in the great assembly;I do not seal My lips. Be pleased, O Lord, to save Me, for You are My help and deliverer.”
P: Many, O Lord, My God, are the wonders You have done and the things You have planned for us.
C: Many will see and stand in awe and will put their trust in the Lord. You have set our feet upon a Rock May all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You. May those who love Your salvation always say, “The Lord be exalted!”
O Savior, precious Savior, Whom, yet unseen, we love;
O Name of might and favor, All other names above,
We worship thee, we blessl thee, To Thee, O Christ, we sing;
We praise Thee and confess Thee, Our holy Lord and King.
Our Profession Of Faith (The Apostles Creed)
I believe in God the Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; He descended into hell; The third day he rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father almighty; From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; The holy Christian church, the communion of saints; The forgiveness of sins; The resurrection of the body; And the life everlasting. Amen.
The Sermon ……………………………. The Passion Story Booklet
JESUS BEFORE PILATE: A MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE
Response –“O Christ, Thou Lamb Of God that takest away the sin of the world, have mercy upon us. (Repeat). O Christ, Thou Lamb of God that takest away the sin of the world, grant us thy peace. Amen.
Hymn: “There Is A Redeemer”
We Bring Our Gifts Of Faith And Love
The Prayer And 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.
Our Lord’s BlessingTLH 354 : In the Cross of Christ I Glory
Silent Prayer And Announcements