What Really Matters: “Fear God”!

Ecclesiastes 12:13 Fear God and keep his commandments

The Sermon: Ecclesiastes 12: 9-14

Not only was the Teacher wise, but he also imparted knowledge to the people. He pondered and searched out and set in order many proverbs.10 The Teacher searched to find just the right words, and what he wrote was upright and true. 11 The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails—given by one shepherd. 12 Be warned, my son, of anything in addition to them. Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body. 13 Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind. 14 For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.

What Really Matters: “Fear God”!

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Ecclesiastes 12:13 Fear God and keep his commandments

Fifth Sunday In Lent

Saturday, April 1 (6:30 p.m.) & Sunday, April 2, 2017 (9:00 a.m.)

Song by Choir – “Beautiful Savior” (Director: Cathy Augustin )

1 Beautiful Savior, King of creation, Son of God and Son of Man! Truly I’d love Thee, truly I’d serve thee, Light of my soul, my Joy, my Crown.

3 Fair is the sunshine, Fair is the moonlight, Bright the sparkling stars on high; Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer Than all the angels in the sky.

4 Beautiful Savior, Lord of the nations, Son of God and Son of Man!
Glory and honor, Praise, adoration, Now and forevermore be Thine!

Opening Hymn LSB 432 : In Silent Pain the Eternal Son Hymnary.org link “In Silent Pain The Eternal Son”

The Invocation, Confession & Absolution (Page 167)

The Scripture Reading – Philippians 3: 7-14

Having both a purpose and a goal to life and life activities provides a huge incentive for working toward that goal. As children of God, we have spiritual life-purpose and goal in Christ’s promises that is indeed worthy of our best and most dedicated efforts.

The Nicene Creed (Inside Back Cover Of Hymnal)

Hymn LSB 578 (V 3-5): Thy Strong Word Hymnary.org link  “Thy Strong Work Bespeaks Us Righteous”

The Sermon ……………………………………………….. Ecclesiastes 12: 9-14

Not only was the Teacher wise, but he also imparted knowledge to the people. He pondered and searched out and set in order many proverbs.10 The Teacher searched to find just the right words, and what he wrote was upright and true. 11 The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails—given by one shepherd. 12 Be warned, my son, of anything in addition to them. Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body. 13 Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind. 14 For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.

What Really Matters: “Fear God”!

The Offering

Our Communion Liturgy (Pages 177-180)

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Words of Our Lord

Proclamation of Christ

The Lord’s Prayer (Inside Back Cover Of Hymnal)

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.

The Distribution Of The Sacrament (Hymn LSB 438 : A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth 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.)

Closing Liturgy

Post-Communion Collect

Benediction

Closing Hymn LSB 589 V4: Speak, O Lord, Your Servant Listens Hymnary.org link  “As I Pray, Dear Jesus, Hear Me”

Silent Prayer and Announcements