STEPHEN : MODEL OF FAITHFULNESS (Acts 7: 54 – 60)

Order of Worship: FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST June 15, 2008 – 9:30 A.M Opening Prayer & Hymn: “Light Of Light, O Sole-Begotten” The Invocation And Confessional Prayer Merciful Father, we have strayed from Your ways like lost sheep. Too often we have followed the desires of our sinful hearts. We have broken Your holy Law and deserve Your eternal condemnation. Yet, You in love invite us to come to You . Be merciful unto us, most gracious Lord. Forgive our many sins according to Your Gospel promises declared to mankind in Christ Jesus. Strengthen our faith. Empower us by Your Holy Spirit that we may live godly, Christian lives to the glory of Your holy Name. This we ask only because of the merits of our dear Savior and Redeemer. Amen. The Absolution (Announcement Of God’s Forgiveness) Our Responsive Scripture Read More …