Order of Worship:
(10:30) Song By All Sunday School Children Director: Heather Schierenbeck Accompanist: Barb Breth
1. I put a cross of black inside The heart that stands for me.
I put it there because I know Christ died to make me free.
2. A rose of white holds up my heart Just like my pillow soft.
God keeps me happy and so safe I never will fee lost.
3. Behind the rose the sky is blue Like heaven’s sky may be.
I plan to live with Jesus there, But first the world I’ll see.
4. Around this all I drew a ring Of gold that has no end.
It’s like a promise God will keep To always be my Friend.
The Invocation And Opening Prayer
(10:30) Song By Choir: “The Church Of Christ Shall Stand”
Director: Cathy Augustin Accompanist: Heather Schierenbeck
The Church of God is founded on Christ our Lord and King.
By faith in Him we are grounded, and of his Grace we sing.
(Refrain) In love, God gently guides us with his sustaining hand;
With God, our Shield beside us, the Church of Christ shall stand.
Through storm and tribulation God’s church has yet endured.
By trial and reformation its future is secured. (Refrain)
One body, one communion, one faith in Christ we share,
One fellowship, one union, one banner do we bear.
One fiery declaration, one flame that must be fanned,
And on one true foundation, the Church of Christ shall stand.
The Church’s one foundation is Jesus Christ her Lord.
She is his new creation by water and the Word.
From heaven He came and sought her to be his holy bride;
With His own blood He bought her, and for her life He died.
The Church of Christ shall stand!
We Confess Our Faith In God (Augsburg Confession, Article I)
Our churches teach with common consent that the decree of the Council of Nicea about the unity of the Divine essence and the three Persons is true. It is to be believed without any doubt. God is one Divine essence Who is eternal, without a body, of infinite power, wisdom and goodness. He is the Maker and Preserver of all things, visible and invisible (Nehemiah 9:6). Yet there are three Persons – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). These three Persons are of the same essence and power. Our churches use the term person as the fathers have used it. We use it to signify, not a part or quality in another, but that which subsists of itself.
Hymn: “We Sing For All The Unsung Saints”
“Whoever confesses Me before men, him will I confess before My Father in heaven.” (Matthew 10:32)
The Great Treasure Of The Scriptures
(Luther’s Large Catechism – Third Commandment)
Readers: Paul Voss (8:30) Matthew Thurow (10:30)
The Great Treasure Of Christ And The Gospel
(Smalcald Articles – Article I)
The Great Treasure Of Faith
(Augsburg Confession – Article VI)
Hymn 262 (V 2 & 4) – “With Might Of Ours Can Naught Be Done”
The Confession of Sins And Absolution
The Sacrament Of The Altar (CLC Statement of Faith – Article VIII)
The Consecration And Distribution (Hymn 387)
Our Gifts For the Proclamation & Spread Of The Gospel
(8:30) Choir: “The Church Of Jesus Christ Shall Stand”
The Lord’s Prayer And Benediction (8:30 – Children Sing)
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.