Sermon: Genesis 32:10 – “I am unworthy of the least of all the mercies and of all the truth which you have shown Your servant.”
A Pilgrim’s Hour
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New Year’s Eve Service
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 (6:30 p.m.)
A Responsive New Year’s Prayer
C: Gracious God, as we stand on the threshold of a new year, we are painfully aware of our sinful natures. Often we have done what You have forbidden and neglected what You have commanded. Humbly we bow before You this night in repentance and faith. Pardon us for the sake of our Your Son, our ChristChild Savior.
P: It is my privilege as Your called shepherd to share You God’s wonderful absolution and assurance of sins forgiven in Jesus.
C: Father, we are this night mindful of all Your blessings of the past year and of our need for Your presence in the future. Years come and go, but You and Your Gospel remain our Strength and Stay. As Your dear children in Jesus, we pray for Your continued kindness and compassion in our lives.
P: Lord, hear our prayer and be with us in the coming year.
C: As we face the uncertainties of the coming year, grant us a faith that commits our future into Your mighty and merciful hands. Continue to nourish our souls with the blessings of Your Gospel in Word and Sacrament. Help us ever live to love and serve You and to glorify our Name in word and deed.
P: Lord, be with and bless us as You come to us in Your living and saving Word.
Apostle’s Creed (Hymnal Back Cover)
A Pilgrim’s Hour
A PILGRIM’S PRAISE
Genesis 32:10 – “I am unworthy of the least of all the mercies and of all the truth which you have shown Your servant.”TLH 116 v2-3: To the Name of our Salvation
♫ Jesus is the name we treasure, Name beyond what words can tell;
Name of gladness, name of pleasure, Ear and heart delighting well;
Name of sweetness, passing measure, Saving us from sin and hell.
‘Tis the name for adoration; ‘Tis the name of victory;
‘Tis the name for meditation In this vale of misery;
‘Tis the name for veneration By the citizens on high.
A PILGRIM’S LAMENT
Psalm 39:5 – “Behold, You have made my days as an handbreath; And my age is as nothing before You. Truly every man at his best state is altogether vanity.”
A PILGRIM’S PRAYER
Luke 24:9 – “Abide with us, for it is toward evening and the day is far spent.”
The New Year’s Eve Offering
The Preparatory Prayer
The Consecration Of The Bread And Wine
The Distribution Of Holy Communion (No Hymn Sung)
(As Scripture presents the reception of Lord’s Supper as an intimate expression of spiritual and confessional unity, we ask that only those who have publicly professed such unity by membership at Berea or in another congregation of the CLC come forward. This is not a judgment on anyone’s faith, but rather an expression of ours. Any with questions or seeking a church home may speak with the Pastor.)
The Lord’s Prayer And Benediction ♫ Amen, Amen, Amen
Silent Prayer And Announcements